Exploring Art, Culture and Service in Peru

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Exploring Art, Culture and Service in Peru

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Grade: 11th                                       

Travel Dates: June 20 through June 28

* All tour dates are tentative until flights are booked in spring 2017

**Important Note: Travelers on this trip must provide passport information 40 days before departure for DCPS Study Abroad to confirm certain tour activities

From Lima to Machu Picchu, students are immersed in the land and culture of Peru. Connecting with local communities in the Sacred Valley, students learn how they preserve history, art and their heritage. There, students focus on the archaeological remains of the Inca Empire and their lasting cultural influences. While taking in the breathtaking sights from atop the mighty Andes, students also spend two days working in a local community on projects that support economic sustainability, local agriculture and access to education.

Itinerary:

Your Service Project Themes
Local non-profits help tour planners to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include ancient civilizations, cultural continuity and modernization, and arts and education.

 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU: Meet your Field Director at the airport. 

DAY 2: LIMA
Take a guided tour of Peru’s capital, once known as the City of the Kings. 

·         Visit the 17th-century San Francisco Monastery where Jude the Apostle is buried.

·         Explore the Larco Museum for a look at pre-Columbian art.

·         Take a walking tour of Miraflores—an upscale shopping district with beaches and parks.

 
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Fly to Cuzco, the unofficial capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

·         Visit the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site.

·         Learn about Peruvian pottery at the Seminario Ceramics workshop in Urubamba.

 
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU
Board a train for Aguas Calientes, the main gateway to Machu Picchu. 

·         Visit the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu with your local guide followed by an afternoon hike with your group.

 
DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Travel by train to Ollantaytambo, an Inca archaeological site, and take a guided tour of town. 

·         Explore the vibrant Pisac Market known for its Peruvian crafts.

 
DAYS 6-7: SERVICE PROJECT — SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
As communities evolve so do their needs. That means projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 

·         Explore a community where you’ll work with locals on a service project.

·         Throughout your stay, you’ll also be immersed in cultural activities, celebrating local customs and traditions.

·         Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.

 
DAY 8: TRAVEL TO LIMA, INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

DAY 9: ARRIVE HOME

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