Gain insight into Andean cultural and religious worldview, walk ancient pilgrimage paths, and take part in traditional Q-eros ceremonies
Engage with issues in resource management, modernization and globalization, indigenous movements and political representation, urbanization and rural poverty, environmental conservation, and community and sustainable development.
Focus Of Inquiry
Delve into environmental issues through site visits and discussions pertaining to Andean agricultural diversity and climate change.
Above the Sacred Valley, spend three days in Parque de la Papa staying with local families
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Engage in workshops in traditional textile weaving, medicinal plants, and Andean spirituality.
Learn basic Spanish language skills and have countless opportunities to practice with locals
Assist homestay families in their fields
Dragons participants are travelers not tourists. We respect cultural norms by staying in family-owned accommodations and taking local transportation when possible. The most profound learning moments often arise in the spaces in between, and traveling alongside locals creates space for un-orchestrated moments of engagement.
On any program you choose, you can expect that Dragons instructors will guide you into the wilderness, exposing you to the pristine beauty of nature, undisturbed by the advances of modern development.