Peru by Backpack

Peru by Backpack

Gear up for one of our most independent programs. Become an experienced backpacker by planning your meals, housing, and travel arrangements, and trekking across the diverse Peruvian terrains. Explore cascading waterfalls and small mountain towns, and meet locals who will help you get to your next destination. Embark on two treks to discover the Andes, explore Machu Picchu, sleep under the stars, and gear up for the unknown. These three weeks will make you a more mature and experienced backpacker, and prepare you for future travels for years to come.

*This is an Alumni-Only program for students between the ages of 16-18 who have successfully completed a previous Rustic Pathways program*

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Departure Dates

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Country:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    22 Days
  • Ages:
    16-18
  • Cost:
    $5,895 plus
  • Service Hours:
    10
  • Interests:
  • Program Types:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Amenities

    On-Program Travel

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Country:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    22 Days
  • Ages:
    16-18
  • Cost:
    $5,895 plus
  • Service Hours:
    10
  • Interests:
  • Program Types:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Amenities

    On-Program Travel

Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Below is your packing list, and for those of you looking for some extra guidance on what to bring, check out the packing guide for this program.

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Carry-On

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Travel Documentation
Checked Luggage

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal, don’t go bigger!

Clothes

  • Socks (10-12)
  • Underwear (10-12)
  • Thermal base layer (1 set)
  • Pants/capris/leggings (2)
  • Athletic shorts (1-2)
  • Jeans (1)
  • T-shirt (3-5)
  • Long-sleeved shirt (5-7)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Soft shell jacket
  • Micro puff jacket
  • Fleece/hoodie
  • Sneakers
  • Hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Quick dry towel

Toiletries

(travel sized in ziplock bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contact solution
  • Foam earplugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Wet Wipes
  • Razor/shaving cream

Miscellaneous

  • Headlamp/flashlight
  • Sleeping bag (15 degree)