trip dates: 11th - 20th july
10-Days in Peru, Machu Picchu Included - $1,899 Trip Costs!
Fundraising and Payment Plan Options Available. International Airfare NOT Included.
WHERE WE GO AND WHAT WE DO:
Experience Lima, Peru's Trendy Coastal Capital
A quintessential South American city on the beach, Lima's buzzing streets and trendy nightlife draw tourists from around the world. We start our journey in the hippest area of the city, and quickly launch into action - visiting and volunteering in the impoverished communities on Lima's outskirts.
Escape to Cusco, Deep in the Andes
Fly into the heart of the Incan Empire - Cusco, Peru. Work with at-risk communities in the outskirts of the city and make an impact in humanitarian projects in Cusco's impoverished barrios. Plus, retreat to the sacred valleys deep in the mountains to experience the incredible sights of Peru.
Pre-Dawn Day Trip to Machu Picchu
Wake before sunrise to begin the multi-hour train journey to one of the world's most legendary historic cites. Revered as one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is rightfully positioned on the bucket list of most adventure travelers. We'll experience Machu Picchu to the fullest, spending a full day at this ancient Incan sanctuary.
WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE with Justifi:
(Many photos on this page courtesy of our fabulous alum, Nechama Winston)
DISCOVER A NEW CULTURE:
Justifi trips take you into the heart of the local culture; to the must see tourist sights and then off the beaten track to where no other tourists ever go. Meet locals from all walks of life, learn some of the local language, religion, customs, folktales and beliefs, taste the local food and see the bustling cities and breath-taking nature. Balance all this by gaining a real insight into the issues facing the country from some of the inspirational people working there to make a real change.
One of the purposes of life, as well as one of the most fulfilling and meaningful things to do, is to positively influence the world around you. Based on a lot of research on how to avoid the pitfalls of short term voluntourism, Justifi gets involved in some hands on volunteering through local organisations who are working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Building, planting, painting and teaching English to kids and creating a lasting impact on the lives of all involved. (Click here to see a blog post about short term volunteering).
GET A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE AND THE WORLD:
Justifi trips take you out of your comfort zone and empower you to find clarity, joy, direction and inspiration in your life. Facilitated discussions, mindfulness and meditation sessions, morning stretching and experiential education help people tap into their potential, break down obstacles and move forward happily and healthily in life. Through traditional Jewish wisdom, start implementing practical tools towards personal mastery, leadership and contribution.
AWESOME GROUP ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES:
Then obviously there is lots of fun to be had with an incredible group of beautiful, like-minded Jews from all backgrounds, walks of life, observance levels and locations. All Justifi trips have their fair share of hikes, swimming in natural water sources, adventure activities and of course nights out spiced up with some glasses of the local tipple. Make great friends, see great sites, do great things ...
All This INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP COSTS:
Clean Accommodations in the best locations
Simple, clean hotel and guest house accommodations for all nights of the program in all the coolest areas. Perfect to come back to after full days of activities! Wifi available.
Secure Domestic Transportation
Planes, trains, shuttles, and automobiles! We go pretty far off the traditional tourist path, and will provide the necessary transport to gt us where we're going! Some rides may be bumpy, but"off the beaten path" usually isn't paved!
TWO DELICIOUS, QUALITY [KOSHER] MEALS DAILY
Tasty Israeli and Peruvian style cuisine from local Kosher establishments for breakfast and lunch. Dinner not included, kosher option always available!
Full-On Authentic Cultural Excursions:
Trips to the Sacred Valley of Peru, 1-Day excursion to Machu Picchu, sightseeing around Lima and Cusco, and nights out at some of Lima's coolest spots.
International Airfare is NOT Included. Some local transportation (Airport Taxi).
3rd meal for each day of the program, return flight from Cusco to Lima, should be booked in advance if you do not plan on extending.