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Group flight has landed in Miami

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear A group friends and families, The group flight has just landed in Miami, at 3:26 pm local time.  The group is headed towards customs now, and then instructors will support students in getting to their connecting flights....Read More

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Group A is in the air to Miami

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear friends and family, The Andes and Amazon A group departed for Miami at 8:50 am local time on Boliviana de Aviación flight 762 from Santa Cruz. They departed a bit behind schedule so should be arriving in Miami between 3 and 4 pm local time......Read More

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Group departing for Santa Cruz

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear A group friends and families, The student group is on the plane and about to depart for the city of Santa Cruz where they will have a short stopover en route to Miami. Students and instructors are in good spirits and ready to make their way......Read More

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Greetings from La Paz

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola Family & Friends! After much travel we have finally arrived to La Paz, Bolivia. Our 12 hour bus ride from Cusco turned into a 20+ hour ride when our bus broke down and we had to wait for a new bus to come from Cusco to pick us up. An......Read More

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MACHU PICCHU

Lola, Participant

Hi friends and family, We just arrived back in Cusco after 3 days in Machu Picchu. We drove for 6 hours in a van to the place where we started our 3 hour hike to the campsite of Machu Picchu.  It was a beautiful hike with an amazing scenery. The......Read More

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Reflecting on Q’eros

Joe & Lola, Participant

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Q’EROS Our six days in Q’eros Sometime between the late fourteenth century and into the fifth century a small population of former Incan messengers disappeared into the Andes of Southern Peru. Forgotten by the Incas and too secluded for the......Read More

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Returned from Q’eros

Group A, Instructor

Greetings Friends and Families! We’ve just arrived in Ocongate after 6 impactful days in Nación Q’eros. Our time in Q’eros was challenging but taught us a lot about ourselves and our place in this world. Tomorrow we’ll head to Cusco and......Read More

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Homestays

Zack, Instructor

Some 13 years later I still vividly remember my first homestay experience. I remember the anxiety I felt going into it. Will they like me? What if I do something culturally inappropriate without knowing? Language barriers? I also remember when I......Read More

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MY FIRST 2 WEEKS IN PERU

Lola Koning, Participant

Hola queridos todos, It is Friday the 21st, so that means that I am exactly 2 weeks in Peru today. Crazy! On one hand it seems like yesterday that I said goodbye to all my friends and family in The Netherlands. But most of the time it feels like......Read More

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Getting Settled in Urubambas

Phoebe, Participant

¡Hola familias! We are almost halfway through our homestay in Urubamba, and are getting settled into a new routine. On a typical day, we eat three meals with our host families, have Spanish class in the mornings or afternoons, and either have a......Read More

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Returned from Lares Trek

Group A, Instructor

We’ve just arrived back in Urubamba after our first trek in Lares. Despite the rain moral was high and we had a great time connecting to the beautiful landscapes around us. For the next two weeks we’ll be in individual homestays and our days......Read More

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Heading out on trek

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola a todos! We’re heading out on the Lares Trek here in the Sacred Valley. Our days will be full of learning back country skills and connecting to the powerful landscapes around us. We’ll return to Urubamba (and to the Yak Board) on Sunday......Read More

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SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Zoey, Lola, Quincy, Joe, Participant

Hey everybody! We are on our savenger hunt around Urubamba. We arrived in Urubamba two days ago and are about to start prepping for our first trek! During oreientation, we learned about safety, what foods to not eat, and how to steralize water......Read More