Maybe you saw our previous “Our View” post about RLT’s teen travel program to Guatemala (lots of gorgeous colors and textiles, friendly faces and amazing animals). This week we wanted to share with you some breathtaking photos from one of our most popular summer community service programs, Peru: Pachamama. If you have a love for service, adventure, Spanish and stunning views, you’ll love our Pachamama trip.
Of course, we hike to Machu Picchu, one of the The New 7 Wonders of the World. Last year, we watched it emerge from the clouds like a gift being given to us in present-time from Pachamama herself.
In the village of Tambohuaylla, located deep in the Lares Valley, we serve the local community. We will primarily focus on building an addition to the school and participate in communal activities that make up life in the Andes.
The way of life and every-day sights in Peru are always special and surprising!
For our last adventure we explore “The Sacred Lake,” Lake Titicaca—the highest in the world. Straddled between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is home to the Uros people who famously live on floating islands composed of totora reeds. It’s absolutely fantastic.
And the Peruvian kids are pretty cute, too!
An Important Note: Pachamama tends to fill rapidly. In addition, special time sensitive permits are necessary for the Inca Trail. If you are interested in this adventure, we suggest you reserve your space early.