Finding Local Solutions in Peru

July 1-15, 2019 Join this Program

About This Program 

Country: Peru  Arrival Date: 07/01/2019. Departure Date: 07/15/2019

Duration: 15 days  Arrival City: Lima Departure City: Lima Cost: $2,120.00


Learn about Human Security risks while working alongside the native Yanesha people. Participate in the expansion of local horticulture projects. Learn about Coffee testing and try some delicious Peruvian coffee while exploring the city of Lima. Visit the waterfalls in the Amazon basin and reside in a remote research station of Paujil National Park. Hike Machu Picchu with your fellow program participants to top it off! Come an in independent traveler or with friends! 

Local Leader

Ruth-Born in a small community, Ruth grew up learning about agriculture and conserving the natural environment. She was also taught the importance of preserving her culture and customs. Passionate about her education, she went on to study at National Intercultural University of the Amazon in agricultural engineering. She has since studied with different national and private institutions. A couple of years ago, Ruth began to collaborate with 7 Elements on our service learning programs in Peru where she assists with planning and implementation with our Country Manager.

The Lodge 

Lodging in Peru set in Finca Santa Rosa, a small international award winning coffee farm 10 minutes outside of Villa Rica – A town famous for the best coffee production in Peru.  With hot and cold water students are encouraged to explore, learn about coffee production and meet the farm animals.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Lima and travel to Lodge

Day 2: Lago Oconol/Coffee tour

Day 3: UDLS Health Centre construction

Day 4: UDLS Health Centre construction

Day 5: UDLS Health Centre construction

Day 6: Waterfall Tour

Day 7: UDLS Health Centre construction

Day 8:UDLS vivero construction

Day 9: UDLS Health Centre construction

Day 10: UDLS Health Centre construction

Day 11: UDLS Health Centre construction

Day 12: Excursion to Oxapampa 

Day 13: Excursion to the City of Lima 

Day 14: Huacachina Excursion

Day 15: Departure