July 20-27, 2019
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Over the past 5 years, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer this exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunity to Costa Rica and we are very excited to expand our program to Peru and Italy.
You are invited to join us for a 2018 trip to the Sacred Valley of Peru. Experience the rich culture 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 with local communities, and service outreach work. 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 by taking part in this incredible service, adventure, and leadership trip.
During the program, you will participate in several service opportunities* including potential projects such as: working with local school and land preservation projects. We will also be taking an excursion/trek to the ancient site of Machu Picchu.
PLEASE NOTE: This trip in Peru takes place in high elevations. The location where we are based at 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.
- 7 Nights accommodation
- 3 Delicious meals each day
- Ground transport to/from the retreat center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Lead 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, phone, comfortable beds and linens, and an environment which 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 location around 4pm
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
Evening Cultural Lecture
Leave for Two-Day Trip to Machu Picchu
Lunch in Ollantaytambo
Train to Aguas Calientes
Trek to Machu Picchu
Train and Shuttle back to retreat center
Late Dinner (~8pm)
Service Project #3
Free Time to Explore and Pack
Departure for Cusco
Free Time to Explore Cusco
Drop-off at Airport
*Schedule Subject to Change
WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ON ANOTHER TRUE NATURE /SOCIETY SERVICE AND ADVENTURE PROGRAM TO PERU:
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/SOCIETY 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.
PAYMENT AND ONLINE REGISTRATION
*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 30 people
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE
*** A $35.00 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.
Register early as these programs fill quickly 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.
Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with lots of important and helpful information (including payment schedule).
*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.
- Initial deposits are non-refundable.
- 1/2 tuition is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
- 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable.
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
ALUMNI AND NON-SOCIETY MEMBERS
Society Alumni and Non-Society 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?
While the programs are open to all ages, most of the people are of 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type 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 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. Some of our programs also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow participant. 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.