We Welcome Your Application to Join Us!

We build each of our groups with care, keeping the groups small (no more than twelve students), and paying close attention to age, grade, gender, and the mix of hometowns and schools. Our goal is to put together great groups — groups where nice kids thrive in a supportive, wholesome, and caring environment. Please note: availability as shown is based on students traveling without a friend; if your child is interested in traveling with a friend, please call our office for availability.

Important Information about Availability

Available

This departure of this trip has good availability. Apply as soon as possible since availability changes quickly.

Limited

This departure of this trip has limited availability. Apply as soon as possible, and on receipt of your application, if space is still available, we’ll confirm a spot for you. If all of the spots are taken, we’ll call you to discuss options.

Call

This departure of this trip is currently full — please call us to discuss options.

How to Apply

Apply online using a credit card for the $795 deposit (your card will not be charged until we confirm a spot for you). Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received (we do not hold spots over the phone).

When to Apply

The flow of applications starts in July and peaks in January/February. Some groups fill by the December holidays, and others will have space into the late spring. Our advice? Apply as soon as possible — it only takes a few minutes — and we’ll get to work right away to find a great spot for you.

Questions?

Call (413.458.9672) or email (info@overlandsummers.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

Field Studies Peru

Explore the Sacred Valley on foot, hike the Andes to ancient ruins of the Incan Empire, and visit Machu Picchu.

Explore Peru with a group of students who — like you — seek summer adventure and growth.

Machu Picchu, of course, but more, much more.

There are few places on the planet as captivating as Machu Picchu. Easily one of those places that will always be considered one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu rarely disappoints.

But Field Studies Peru is about more than Machu Picchu. It’s about a group of great kids with terrific leaders exploring, volunteering, and hiking in Peru while engaging with the local culture. We’ll be based in Cusco and the town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. Both locations, dotted with Incan ruins, offer excellent opportunities for exploration and cultural engagement. Introductory Spanish lessons and our service projects in a local school will give us the tools and confidence to delve into Peruvian life.

After Urubamba and Cusco, we’ll trek to Machu Picchu. The trek itself is fantastic: we will pass through lush valleys and below breathtaking mountains on a route that reaches elevations close to 14,000 feet. And then, at the end of the trek there’s majestic Machu Picchu — without a doubt one of the world’s most treasured ancient sites.

Beauty, exploration, service — but there’s more. And this final piece — perhaps the most important piece — is how our group grows closer as a result of the friendships and fun, the adventures and challenges of three weeks together in this remarkable place that offers so much — Machu Picchu, of course, but more, much more.

Have a question about availability?

Contact Us or call: (413) 458-9672

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Overland offers introductory, hiking, biking, language, writing, service and field studies programs domestically and abroad for students in 4th through 12th grade.