Celebrate Peru: Walk ancient pilgrimage paths, learn from local healers and community leaders, and visit active archaeological sites amongst the breathtaking peaks of the Andes.
The mountains of southern Peru are home to some of the highest peaks and greatest biological diversity in the Americas.
They are also home to the hemisphere’s oldest continuously inhabited city, Cusco, which was considered the navel of the Incan empire of Tawantinsuyu. Just outside of Cusco, along the honored Vilcanota and Urubamba rivers, runs the Sacred Valley, where many of the Inca’s most important cities and agricultural lands existed. Here resides both a historic and a living culture, where mountain traditions mix, and sometimes clash, with modern Peruvian life.
"Without reservation or fear, go. I recall coming up with all kinds of logical reasons to put off this experience, but a powerful force was pulling me toward it. Ultimately, I decided that it was too much of a risk NOT to do it immediately - that there would be lessons that I needed to learn now that couldn't wait. It was a leap of faith, but one that I feel so incredibly grateful to have taken."Kelsey Turner Past Participant