Peru has a little bit of everything and then some more! From the snow capped mountains of the Andes to the long winding green rivers and lush greenery of the jungle or the long sandy surf filled beaches on the Pacific Ocean, this is a country that begs to be explored.Prepare to be blown away by the diversity of experiences you can have travelling here. From one day to the next you can be fascinated by the stories of ancient civilizations, hike across glaciers, live side by side with Andean villagers, dance with brightly dressed devils in one of the many festivals or watch pink dolphins as they glide majestically through the muddy brown waters of the Amazon River.A country of contrasts, Peru has huge wealth and abject poverty, highlands and lowlands, a strong Catholic faith mixed with indigenous beliefs and many more curiosities and contradictions that make it the captivating place that it is.
And if that’s not enough to convince you then wait til we get started on the food! From ceviche to mouthwatering sea food, from rocoto relleno to Alpaca steaks- the food in Peru is some of the best in the world.

Volunteer programs and student group tours in Peru

Student tours – Peru archeology & local communities

Follow in the footsteps of the Incas on this 10-day adventure into the heart of mystical Peru. Explore Lima like a local, visit Cusco, The Sacred Valley and the magical Machu Picchu Inka Ruins and stay with the locals on an island in Lake Titicaca.


Student ours – Peru adventure & Inca trail

A jumble of adventure and community living. During this 13-day trip you’ll trek the classic Inca trail to the mist-swirled Lost City of Machu Picchu, visit an inspiring project that supports street children in Cusco, stay at home with a welcoming family in a remote Andean village and delve into the mystical legend of the Inca Empire.


Community volunteering – Cusco

Spend a few weeks in colorful Cusco giving the local kids a hand with their homework, boosting their creativity and giving them a much-needed sense of stability.



& Health

Peru is generally safe but there are pickpockets, especially in the bigger cities. Be sensible, as you would anywhere in the world. Remember you are foreign and so will stick out already. Don’t wear lots of eye catching jewelry or flash expensive cameras, laptops or iPhones around. Don’t venture into unsafe areas. If travelling by bus, don’t leave belongings unattended. Health wise, make sure you get the necessary vaccinations before traveling, especially if going to jungle areas. Take precautions against altitude sickness in the highlands. Peruvian food is some of the best in the world but there are also dodgy restaurants- try and only eat in recommended places.


to go

Peru has different temperatures in different parts of the country, so it really depends on where you want to go! In general terms we could say that it is best to visit the mountains and jungle between May and November because this is the driest season. The coast has its summer between November and May, but in most destinations there is sun all year round.




Peru has such a variety of terrain that it’s not always that easy to navigate! It is also a pretty big country and so to get from place to place quickly we fly with LAN and Taca airlines who both offer very good and reliable service. For shorter trips we use Cruz del Sur bus company- its more expensive than some buses but we really believe it’s worth paying extra to ensure safety. If you need to travel independently in the cities you can use combis and micros (buses) but bear in mind that they are run by private companies and their ideas of how to drive differ from other countries. Taxis are another option but try and take cabs from our recommended taxi companies as an extra precaution.