June 25-July 2, 2023
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
We are thrilled to share that a long-term vision of offering an international travel option for our middle school students is coming to fruition! Hanger Hall is partnering with True Nature Travels and is planning a trip to Peru for the 2023 summer! This travel experience will provide students the chance to broaden their horizons and see part of the world that many have never seen before. Guided by the experienced staff of True Nature Travels and in line with Hanger Hall’s motto of challenge by choice, students will expand their horizons and explore new lands. Not only will this trip help enhance our students’ world language skills, but they will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Peruvian culture as well as participate in service learning activities while there. Students will likely identify new interests and also make new/fortified friendships. For parents that are also able to attend, we see this as a truly unique opportunity for you to strengthen your relationship with your child while also expanding your own life experience.
Students will have the option to be accompanied by one parent. In addition, Hanger Hall faculty members will also accompany the group (the exact number of chaperones will be determined by the number of students who register.)
- 7 nights accommodations
- 2 day journey to Machu Picchu
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport to Retreat Center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- 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. All of the accommodations are clean, comfortable, and close to nature. Lodging includes electricity, hot water, the internet, a phone, comfortable beds and linens, and an environment that allows you to rest peacefully after a long day of activities. Most accommodations for large groups are shared. 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 the Local Schools
~Inter-cultural exchange in the Local Community
~Land Stewardship / Permaculture Projects
~An Area in which you can share your gifts! Just let us know.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE
~Local Village and Market Tours
~Visiting Cultural sites
~Trip to Machu Picchu
~Excursion to natural sites
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.
Arrival and transport to the retreat center
Despacho Ceremony: Peruvian Welcome Ceremony
Service Project #1: Land Stewardship
Leave for Day Long Trip to Pisac (Trek and Market Visit)
Service Project #2 at Local School
Service Project #3
Afternoon Excursions to the Salt Mines
Leave for a Two-Day Trip to Machu Picchu
Lunch in Ollantaytambo
Train to Aguas Calientes
Trek to Machu Picchu
Train and shuttle back to Cusco
Late Dinner (~8pm)
Free Time to Explore Cusco
Drop-off at Airport
*Schedule Subject to Change
For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
TRUE NATURE EDUCATION
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips around the world each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of effects it has on one’s growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests.
It is True Nature’s goal to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land at your destination until you return home from your journey.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST TRUE NATURE EDUCATION TRIPS
This experience brought me closer to my own heart than I have ever felt. Being with such humble, happy people has given me the ability to increase my faith in humanity and myself. I am forever changed in the most positive way. This experience has had an everlasting imprint on my memory and my soul.
This trip was amazing and inspirational. I’ve never been so close with nature. They help you enjoy what nature has to offer yet showing the importance of taking care of the nature around us. All of this while being able to have fun and to step out of your normal boundaries and be more adventurous. The best part, however, was engaging with the community and the children. That made this trip the most worthwhile.
This trip is awesome. It gives you the opportunity to become more independent and see the world. After going on this trip, I feel like I have the courage to study abroad in the future. Without this trip, I feel like I would never have found my adventurous spirit. Thank you True Nature and The National Society of Leadership and Success.
June 25 – July 2, 2023
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 above. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
- 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
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This trip to 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, and teas, and by taking part in various exercises.
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 in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Most flights come via Lima. From the airport, we will organize one group transport for all trip participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your journey and to be sure group minimums have been reached.
BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT FOR THE BEST PRICE POSSIBLE!
True Nature and Lets U Travel have partnered together to provide you with the best airfare rate for your upcoming trip. Identify yourself as a True Nature participant and let the agent know which trip you are on. Click here for more details.
Toll-free phone number: 1-866-291-7809
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.
Tuition Price – $2,395.00!
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.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature Education is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2023 program, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350 less the $35 non-refundable registration fee) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*The deadline to cancel and receive a credit for your deposit is 120 days before the trip date. This offer is not valid for new registrations after this date.
True Nature Education is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.