Peru Teacher Tour
Take a journey like no other. Explore bustling Lima, stroll the quaint and historical streets of Cusco. Visit a small school and support the education of native Q'eros people high in the Andes. Make your way to the largest jungle on the planet, the Amazon! Relax and soak in the beauty of this magical place. Keep an eye out for giant river otters, monkeys, macaws, black caimans, and even fish for piranha!
This tour is available for teachers world-wide and may be tax deductible. Teachers wishing to bring non-teacher partners are welcome.
Teachers are encouraged to plan an activity/ lesson and bring along some resources that can be left at the school for future use.
Some important information:
- This tour will commence in Lima. Please ensure you arrive at least one day prior to the commencement of the tour.
- If you are an Australian teacher or educator, travel and tour costs may be fully tax deductible. Please see your financial advisor for further information and advice. After full payment is made, you will receive a full invoice as proof of purchase for tax purposes.
- All travellers must show documentation relating to Covid-19 travel requirements.
- If you are wishing to share accommodation with another adult, you are required to book as an 'adult'.
- If you do not wish to share accommodation, please book under 'single traveller'. This will require you to pay a single traveller supplement.
- As this tour visits organisations that work with children, we require all travellers to complete a Working With Children Check prior to commencement of travel.
- 20% will be charged 90 days prior to the commencement of the tour.
- 50% will be charged 65 days prior to the commencement of the tour.
- 100% will be charged 35 days prior to the commencement of the tour.
Please arrive by 9:30 AM for a departure at 10:00 AM.
Approximately 10:00 AM.
Casual, comfortable clothing, hat and light jacket, conservative clothing for School visits. Please see 'Travel Notes' for a more comprehensive list.
4/5 Star Accommodation
Meals as listed in itinerary
International flights, visas, personal spending, tips, taxes
Peru Awaits Itinerary
Visit La punta, Chucuito, El Camotal (historia) San Lorenzo island, El Frontón Island which used to be a jail. (La cárcel) as well as the Guaneras islands full of local birds. You may also see Humboldt penguins.
Tonight prepare your '4 day stay backpack' for the next 4 days. (See packing list)
After breakfast head to the airport to make your way to Puerto Maldonado. You will then head to our headquarters in town to leave your larger luggage in safe storage and continue travelling with your 4 day backpack for your next four nights in the jungle. You will then take a short drive to the river where you will board a motorised canoe and make your way upriver (approximately 40 minutes) to your jungle lodge.
Enjoy a fabulous lunch, before venturing off for your first taste of the Amazon jungle.
After breakfast, take a boat ride (approximately 30 minutes) followed by a breathtaking walk through the incredible rainforest (between 25 and 45 minutes). Arrive at a lake in the middle of the rainforest – the home of a family of endangered giant otters. Along the way you’ll see a variety of jungle fauna. Keep a look out for monkeys, macaws and black caimans.
Today, fish for piranha! Travel back to the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch.
After lunch you’ll head back out to the jungle to take a short walk and learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of the jungle plants.
Return to the lodge once again to freshen up, then enjoy some dinner.
After dinner there will be an optional night walk through the jungle.
Later, head out for a spectacular sunset on the river. Hopefully you will spot some wildlife on the way, including capybaras (the world’s largest and cutest rodents)
After settling into your hotel, head out for your first taste of this historic city and a spot of shopping. Have dinner in one of the many restaurants surrounding the main square.
Living Heart Peru
Through working collaboratively alongside the most disadvantaged local people they aim to create sustainable, long-term solutions. Living Heart Peru empower local children, women and men to help themselves and help others. They operate with integrity and compassion, respecting each community's culture and traditions.