Expedition Dates: April 1-10, 2023
November 17-26, 2023
Cost: $3295 + Airfare
Ages: 8+ (8-17 year olds must have adult guardian)
Humanitarian Project: Community Outreach, Water, Sustainable Farming
Trip Pace: Fast
Physical Activity: Moderate-High
Highlights: Machu Picchu, zipline, Andes bike ride, hot springs, swim with sea lions
About this Trip
Our Peru expedition has it all! Culture, adventure, and most importantly, impactful opportunities to serve. After arriving in Lima, you will quickly board a plane to the beautiful city of Cusco nestled at over 11,000 feet. While you get acclimatized, participate in a community outreach project providing food and necessary items to those in need. Enjoy some of the world’s finest textile shopping and even pet a real alpaca!
Stay and eat among the people in their homes and hostels that offer a cultural experience like no other. Serve in villages for underprivileged and abused teen girls, and help in our freshwater and sustainable farming causes. Prepare to work hard, long, and fast paced days while pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Exact details of your service projects will be discussed as details are finalized closer to trip dates.
Quickly head up to the Andes for a mountain bike ride of your dreams, and a heart racing raft down the river (November trip only). Zipline across giant mountain ravines and sit in thermal hot springs. With each new adventure and a beautiful eight mile hike, you’ll be one step closer to Aguas Callientes, the base of Machu Picchu. Check Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world off your bucketlist! Take the historic train back to Cusco and prepare for the final experience of swimming with sea lions and watching Humboldt penguins!
Join this fast paced trip for the experience of a lifetime!
“I can’t praise these experiences enough! Justin and Lindsay set their trips apart from others by turning good experiences into life-changing ones. They cultivate an environment of vulnerability and fun unlike anything I’ve experienced before. I am so grateful to them for giving me lasting memories and an even longer lasting desire to be a global change-maker. Go, go, GO on an expedition!”
Who can apply for a service expedition/trip?
Service trips are open to adults over the age of 18 or family groups. The minimum age of participants within a family group is 8 years old. If you are younger than 18 and would like to attend without your family, you must apply with a chaperone and obtain a parent consent form.
You will need to be able to effectively care for yourself and family members including allergies and other mental or physical restrictions. Participants should be healthy enough to participate in long days of working and playing hard with a rigorous schedule. Many expeditions also have portions of the trip that are filled with adventure, and sleeping accommodations may involve camping. Review the itinerary to be sure it is the right fit for you.
When are my trip fees due?
In order to hold your spot on an expedition, you must pay your $500 non-refundable deposit that will be applied toward trip fees.
April Expedition: Half of your trip fees are due by January 15, 2023 and the remaining balance is due February 15, 2023.
November Expedition: Half of your trip fees are due August 1, and the remaining balance is due September 1, 2023.
What discounts are available to me and my family?
- $250 off for students (non-stackable)
- $250 off for family/friend groups of six or more participants (non-stackable)
- $250 for previous ROAMers (this is not your first ROAM Humanitarian expedition, non-stackable)
Who are my expedition leaders?
Justin and Lindsay will not be on the 2023 Peru expeditions. We have carefully selected our leaders for 2023.
April: Mike and Robyn Ross
Is Peru safe?
The places we stay and the people we are with are very safe. We spend much of our time in the Andes and in small villages. Lima can be dangerous in parts, but we spend little time in the city and take all safety precautions while there. You can feel confident that you will be safe while on your expedition.
What is the food like?
You will have the opportunity to try the famous cuy dish of guinea pig, but overall Peruvian food is filled with many vegetables and proteins such as chicken, beef, and alpaca. Peru has many varieties of potatoes that are included in most meals. Only bottled drinks are recommended.
What currency is used in Peru?
Peru uses the Sol. Four sole convert to about $1 USD.
What are the housing and accommodations going to be?
While in Peru, we prioritize having a cultural experience. For this reason, we stay in a variety of homestays, hostels, and hotels. All are extremely safe. You can expect a bed and bathroom. Some of our stays will not have hot water.
What can I do to prepare for my expedition?
First and foremost, get your passport and/or do a visual check that your passport is valid for six months after travel dates. Although not necessary, it is always fun and helpful to know a bit of the language, so we suggest brushing up on your Spanish skills. Our Peru expedition is physically taxing, so walking a few miles each day to prepare is also a great idea!
Most importantly, stay up to date on our monthly newsletters and invoices that will keep you in the loop! Once registered for an expedition, these will be sent out at the end of each month via email.