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.

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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.