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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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What is X-Phase?

Zack, Instructor

Yesterday as I was making my way back to Tiquipaya from Cochabamba in a public bus an elderly man sparked up a conversation with me. Being a 6’3 large framed person I have trouble “fitting in” in most parts of the world.  The shear fact that......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Photos from the last couple weeks!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear friends and family, The student group arrived safely to Cochabamba last night, after a long journey from Cusco.  The students had a big sleepover at the program house, and this morning jumped back into Spanish classes.  They are now enjoy......Read More

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Tiquipaya Bound

Group B, Instructor

After an exciting and full month in Peru we are making our way back to Bolivia for the last month of our program. We’re currently on a 12 hour bus from Cusco to La Paz. In La Paz we’ll hop on right onto an 8 hour bus to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Hola from Cusco

Group B, Instructor

After a 12 hour bus ride from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco, and 3 “horror” movies later, our gang arrived at Hostel Resbalosa late last night. We’ve had a lazy morning to sleep in, rest and take in the beautiful cityscape from the......Read More

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Yak #1 Para Harrison G Life

Harrison Gully, Participant

Well life has been very busy for the past 46 days & 46 nights. Full of fun, energy & lots of learning. Learning about plants & animals and the cultures of the communities we have visited. Most recently we stayed with the Amawakan tribe......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Why Do We Trek?

Molly Ames, Participant

We trek to perceive the world. Not the places where planes can fly us or buses can transport us. But to discover the finest details and patterns, and the destinations to which only our legs can carry us. We trek to experience the Cordillera Real and......Read More

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Boca Pariamanu

The Instructors, Instructor

Greetings from Boca Pariamanu, a remote indigenous community outside of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Until the morning of the 31st we’ll be here in Boca with Fauna Forever (www.faunaforever.org). Fauna Forever is a research center that has......Read More

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Amazon excursion!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear friends and families, The group is currently enjoying day three of their week-long village stay in Boca Pariamanu,  a native Amahuaca community located 2 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado, upriver on the Las Piedras River.  During this......Read More

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The Cloud Forest Canopy Walkway

The Cusco Kids, Participant

We have enjoyed having the Manu National Park and Wayqecha cloud forest trails all to ourselves, and have taken full advantage of our exclusive presence by hiking THEM ALL! For Olivia’s birthday, we hiked down to Wayqecha’s pride and......Read More

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The Q’eros Kids

Instructor Team, Instructor

We’re back from an intense week in Nación Q’eros! Ana, Zack and 9 students are back in Ocongate. We’ll spend the night here and then meet up with Doug and the Cusco Kids tomorrow morning. Tomorrow we’ll all head to Porto......Read More

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Nación Q’eros update

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons friends and family, The group wrapped up their Q’eros homestays this morning, and are now making their way by truck back to the town of Ocongate.  Over the past 6 days, they visited three communities in this remote indigenous......Read More

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The Cuzco Kids

Jack, Olivia, and Tom, Participant

Hola friends and family! As a result of Olivia and Jack getting sick along with mild brain swelling from Tom, the three of us have been with Doug, separated from the group. After breaking Tom out of the Cusco hospital early Monday morning, we went......Read More