July 27 – August 2, 2024
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Are you wanting to take your leadership skills to another level and travel internationally? Are you wanting to explore the world and change lives, including your own? Are you wanting to learn what it means to be a Global Ambassador? If so, this is a trip for you!
Over the past decade, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer this exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunity to worldwide destinations.
You are invited to join us for a 2024 trip to one of the wonders of the world, Peru. Experience the rich culture and traditions of this incredible country while doing work to support the people, communities, and preservation of the land and natural environment.
You will have an unforgettable journey, full of outdoor adventures, connections, contemplative leadership activities, and service outreach work. Experience the once of a lifetime opportunity of visiting some of the most sacred and historic sites on the planet including one of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends for life, learn about being an international student leader, and explore more about yourself. In a time in which our world is becoming more and more of a global community, come be a part of the bridge of support and learn to be a global ambassador and leader by taking part in this incredible service, adventure, and leadership trip.
Please Note: This trip in Peru takes place in high elevations. The location where we are based is close to 10,000 ft in elevation. For this trip, it is recommended that participants are in good to excellent physical condition. We will be working and hiking in this environment and it will be important to us that all participants are aware of the conditions so they can feel as comfortable as possible. With this, we will all be acclimating to the elevation and conditions together, taking the first couple of days slowly. We will also support acclimation with special foods, teas, and by taking part in various exercises.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Cusco Airport to the venue
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- 2 Day Journey to Machu Picchu (Park Entrance, Guides, Train Tickets, Hotels)
- Led and guided by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
True Nature Education has searched long and hard throughout Peru to find unique, ecologically friendly, and inspiring accommodations for our guests. This beautiful nature-inspired center is in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The name of the center means “Loving Heart” in Quechua, the very beautiful and poetic language of the Incas. There is a heart-felt mission to create a nurturing environment for healing, learning, regeneration, and expansion. Each villa at the center reflects the Andean culture of the Sacred Valley, and are mindfully created using local and natural materials. The entire center embodies the kindness, love, and wholeness that permeates this magical place. Private rooms are occasionally available for an extra fee on a first-come, first, serve basis. Three delicious homemade meals are included each day.
SERVICE PROJECTS CAN INCLUDE WORK IN
- Renovation Projects at a Local School
- Inter-cultural exchange in the Local Community
- Land Stewardship / Permaculture Projects
- Organic Gardening
- An Area in which you can share your gifts! Just let us know.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE
- Local Village and Market Tours
- Visiting Cultural sites
- Excursion to natural sites
- Cultural Ceremonies
Please Note: This program takes place in a high elevation region, with hiking involved, and good physical condition is necessary. Please contact us with any questions.
Day 1 – Arrival Day
- Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru!
- Arrival in Cusco and transport to venue (1.5 hours)
- Group Welcome
- Despacho Ceremony: Peruvian Welcome Ceremony
Day 2 – Land Stewardship Service Day
- Waterfall Hike
- Service Project #1: Land Stewardship
- Evening Session
Day 3 – Cultural Day – Pisac Tour
- Leave for Day Long Trip to Pisac (Trek and Market Visit)
- Lagoon Hike
- Traditional Incan Lunch in the mountain village
- Visit to Pisac Artisan Market
- Leadership Circle
Day 4 – Travel to Machu Picchu
- Morning Session
- Leave for Two-Day Trip to Machu Picchu
- Lunch in Ollantaytambo
- Explore the Ollantaytambo Ruins and Town
- Scenic Train to Aguas Calientes
Day 5 – Machu Picchu
- Early Breakfast
- Sunrise at Machu Picchu
- Exploration of Machu Picchu
- Late Lunch
- Train and Shuttle back to the venue
- Late Dinner
Day 6 – Community Service Day
- Morning Session
- Service Project #2 at Local School
- Free Time to Explore and Pack
- Closing Ceremony
Day 7 – Departure Day
- Departure for Cusco
- Guided Walking Tour of Cusco
- Drop-off at Airport
*Tentative schedule Subject to Change
Register early as these programs tend to fill quickly! A $350 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To PERU” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.
*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people.
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE.
*** A $35.00 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.
In order to pay and register, choose the trip you would like to attend, then click the “REGISTER NOW” icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
July 27 – August 2, 2024 REGISTER NOW
- Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable
- 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit and the $35 registration fee
- 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable
- True Nature is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates
NSLS ALUMNI AND NON-NSLS MEMBERS
NSLS Alumni and Non-NSLS Members are also welcome on the trip. If you or someone you know would like to join us please let us know.
Non-members will have to pay the full tuition price and also agree to the True Nature / Code of Conduct for the trip. Alumni are eligible for the discount.
Is This Program For Me?
The programs are open to anyone 18 – 55 years old. Most participants are college age and traveling abroad for the first time. Our international programs are opportunities to put into practice the values and mission of True Nature which include service, leadership, adventure, and mindfulness. If you have an interest in the program, have an adventurous spirit, a desire to experience a different culture and a willingness to participate in group activities then you are welcome to join our programs.
We recommend that participants are in good physical condition. We will be exploring and hiking on uneven pathways and up and down hills. It is important to us that all participants are aware of the conditions so they can feel as comfortable as possible.
For your wellbeing, and that of the group, we ask all participants to disclose any existing medical conditions or limitations on the registration form.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been to. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these types of questions and more. Once you have registered, we will send you these materials. In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section that also gives detailed answers to common questions. If you have other questions, you can always write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
All international flights will arrive at the Cusco Airport (CUZ) in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Most flights come via Lima. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the trip has met its minimum. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
NSLS MEMBERS SAVE $400 OFF REGULAR PRICE OF $3,395
$2,995 for NSLS Members
$3,395 for Non-NSLS Members
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. The remaining balance is usually split up into 3 payments. The payment schedule will be sent to you in the Confirmation Letter (once you register).
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.