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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Villa Carmen & the Amazon!!!!

Bella, Participant

Hola!! 🙂 We are currently finishing up our time in the Amazon. For the past three nights, we stayed at a beautiful ecological research center called Villa Carmen. Tomorrow we are heading back to higher elevation before beginning our trek to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Hola!

Remy, Participant

Hola todos! We just got back from the long awaited trek around Ausengate. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. We were trekking up to 17000ft (around 5000 meters), and experienced the most beautiful views of ice capped mountains and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Apu Ausangate

Miller Duchovny, Participant

Hello All! We have just returned from out first major trek on the mountain Ausangate. Hiking around Ausangate and the surrounding mountains has been a truly unforgetable experience as we treked to altitudes higher than I ever dreamed of going and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Apu Ausungate Trek

Ethan, Participant

Hi everyone! We just finished our 5 days of trekking near Apu Ausangate.What a time it was! It was incredible to witness and experience the spiritual significance that the Apu´s have in Quechuan culture. The trip began with lots of anxiety......Read More

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Estamos de vuelta/ we are back!

Paola Flores, Instructor

Hola amigxs y familia! We are back from our trek and it was amazing! We are now recharged with energy from the sun, the apus (mountains), the lagoons and the moon that were with us during these days. We will be updating our Yak board in the coming......Read More

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Home stay in Parque De La Papa!!!!

Angela Jaramillo, Participant

Hi Everyone! Being in Peru and experiencing a home stay in Parque De La Papa was amazing. For starters, the different lifestyle, food, and environment were so interesting to experience first hand. My home stay family was Cesar(dad), Ilaria (Mom),......Read More

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Food in Parque de la Papa

Sylvie Weiman, Participant

¡Hola! We just finished up an amazing home-stay experience in Parque de la Papa. Being there made me think a lot about the way I consume food at home. Usually, my food comes neat and clean and wrapped in plastic, arriving in my refrigerator......Read More

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Homestay Recap

Joe, Participant

Hello everyone! We are currently in Ocangate prepping for our six day Ausangate trek. We left bright and early this morning at 7 am from Parque de la Papa, where we just completed our four day homestay. Parque de la Papa, or Paru Paru, is a little......Read More

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Heading out!

Ben, Instructor

Hi Everyone, After a wonderful orientation in Urubamba, we are heading out to Parque de la Papa! Today, students will be briefed for their homestay before meeting families and moving into their new home. For the next four days, they will spend......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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The Great Outdoors

Alexa, Participant

Hola familias! It’s only been 3 full days here in Peru, but it has felt much longer with all the amazing things we have learned and experienced. With these four days of “orientation” we have been getting to know each other, and learning about......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Sights and sounds of Peru

Hayden, Participant

Hello all, I am going to talk about some of the sights and sounds of peru as I have experienced them. First off, the flight from Lima to Cusco was incredible, as we got our first glimpse of the Peruvian Andes. The extreme geography was amazing to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Orientation!!!

Bella, Participant

Hello/Hola/Allillanchu!!! Our group has been spending the past few days at Ccatan, a beautiful eco-lodge in Urubamba, a city in the highlands of Peru. Here, the main two languages are Quechua and Spanish. Back in the time of the Incas, the fertile......Read More

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Group together

Paola Flores, Instructor

Hi family and friends! The group arrived to Cusco and now we are going to our orientation site in Urubamba.  We will spend the next days getting to know each other and preparing to explore Peru. The group is in good spirits and looking forward to a......Read More