Ecuador Peru Teen Program
18 Days packed with the adventure and culture of Ecuador and Peru. Local culture, unforgettable views, and adrenaline filled activities will define your experience in South America.
- June 29 - July 16
- July 20 - August 6
- Bike: In view of Cotopaxi
- Whitewater Raft: The Amazon Jungle
- Hike: The lush foothills of Baños
- Explore: Machu Picchu
- Trek: Overnight in the mountains of Peru
- Community Service: 10 hours
*The 2019 itinerary will be finalized in December 2018.
RAFTING IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE
TREKKING IN PERU
BANOS ADVENTURES AND COTOPAXI BIKING
MACHU PICCHU AND HOT SPRINGS
Ecuador and Peru have it ALL – volcanoes, rivers, beaches, mountains, culture, ancient ruins, and most importantly…. LLAMAS!!
Campers will love Bold Earth’s Ecuador Peru trip due to the depth of programming, authentic culture and AWESOME adventure activities. This trip expertly balances adventure and cultural exploration.
Ecuador and Peru are famous for their natural wonders. From Machu Picchu to the stunning Cotopaxi National Park to the wild waters of the Jatunyaku river in the Amazon jungle, this trip has it all.
To receive a list of references call us in Colorado at 303-526-0806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the trip you are interested and where you live.
Since 1976 over 16,000 students from all 50 US states and 55 countries have joined Bold Earth! We encourage you to contact our alumni directly to find out about the quality of our leaders, depth of programming and what a summer with Bold Earth is really like.
We want careful and selective families to choose Bold Earth. Our offerings are only as good as the families who choose Bold Earth Adventures. Our target student is responsible, informed and enthusiastic.
Over the last 15 years, Bold Earth has carefully crafted the packing List to include everything a participant needs to be comfortable on the trip. Click to view: Peru Machu Picchu Packing List for a detailed description of exactly what to bring. Anything not included on the list is provided by Bold Earth.
Checking Bags? Most campers will check bags on their way to Ecuador Peru. The majority of airlines DO NOT charge baggage fees for international travel.
Give Bold Earth a call at 303-526-0806 if you have any questions. The Bold Earth Trip Advisor team is always available to help answer packing questions or provide gear recommendations.
The climates of Ecuador and Peru are both beautiful and incredibly diverse. Peru stands out as one of the more geographically diverse nations in the continent, making for three different climate zones: the tropical Amazon jungle; the arid coastal desert; and the Andean mountains and highlands. Peru’s climate overall has two main seasons – wet (winter) and dry (summer). Temperature is generally influenced by elevation – the higher you go, the cooler it becomes.
The areas Bold Earth visits will typically be in the 60°-90°F (15°-25°C). Be prepared for warm and chilly days, as well as some chilly nights. Or just follow our packing list…
YES! Bold Earth campers are diverse, energetic, leaders and FUN! Approximately, 80% of campers join Bold Earth on their own. Bold Earth fully supports students joining on their own or with friends.
Bold Earth will not allow more than three people who know each-other in one group. We recommend you contact alumni references from this trip to ask them for feedback about the students in their group. BOLD EARTH CAMPERS ARE AMAZING!
• Hotels/Hostels – 17 nights
• Supported Camping – 3 nights
Peru Machu Picchu enjoys a combination of hotels/hostels (17 nights) and supported camping (3 nights). The accommodations are chosen to provide campers with a more authentic and interesting experience. No, we don’t stay at the Marriott.
Supported Camping: Really? In Peru? YES this is so awesome! Often claimed as the best part of the trip is Bold Earth’s trek to Machu Picchu. While completing the 25 mile journey, we will be camping support from guides and porters. Bold Earth provides the sleeping bags (Yes they are clean!) and campers are not required to carry more than their water and raincoat. Campers will share a tent with 2 or 3 other Bold Earth campers– a special experience and a great way of getting to know each other!
The food in Peru is incredible! Like most Bold Earth international trips we eat traditional foods in casual restaurants or prepare our own breakfast and lunches. However, we will have the opportunity to really discover this incredible culture through the pallet of the locals. Bold Earth caters to all special diets including vegetarian, kosher, allergy diets, etc., and makes sure you are eating well and eating what you want. We always provide plenty of delicious and nutritious food, and you will get plenty of opportunity to do some hands on cooking!
The best part of Peruvian cuisine is that it is unique to local cultures and ingredients—including influences brought from the indigenous Inca as well as cuisines brought in with Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese and African immigrants. The food that we eat will be a reflection of the places that we visit.
The three traditional staples of Peruvian cuisine are corn, potatoes, and rice. Staples brought by the Spanish include rice, wheat and meats. Many traditional foods—such as quinoa, kaniwa, some varieties of chili peppers and several roots and tubers have increased in popularity in recent years, reflecting a revival of interest in native Peruvian foods and culinary techniques.
Bold Earth carefully researches possible health risks as part of our trip planning for the exact destinations we visit on Peru Machu Picchu. Bold Earth visits well-established tourist locations. For most campers, standard vaccinations are sufficient for travel in Ecuador and Peru.
For more information, please consult your family physician or local travel clinic. The areas we visit are reflected on the website and can be printed show to your travel clinic or family physician.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Peru specific website which we find to be very broad covering all areas, ages, seasons and types of travel.
Travel Made Easy!
- Fly Together: Our goal is to fly together as a group. All students are met upon arrival and families are called immediately from the airport.
- We recommend participants book flights three months before departure. Booking around April 1st allows the Bold Earth team to guarantee low fares and maximum coordinated group flights.
- Combine 2 Trips: Many Bold Earth participants combine Bold Earth trips. Call or e-mail our office for more information.
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