Peru is an absolute gem, you may be flying to South America but really you are stepping into the Inca empire. Your journey will start in the colonial city of Arequipa before you head out to live with indigenous tribes in Coporaque, Lake Titicaca and in the Sacred Valley before finishing the trip with the one and only Machu Picchu highlight.
In each community you’ll have the opportunity to teach, exchange cultures, contribute to daily tasks in the village and help them to maintain their traditional ways of life by developing tourism as an opportunity for income. Your work will be interspersed with trekking adventures and Spanish lessons to help you chat away to your host families.
Machu Picchu is the undisputed highlight of the trip. We organise for you to do the Salkantay trek – the Inca trail’s less known but arguably more beautiful sister. This 4-day trek will take you through winding valleys with breath-taking scenery before arriving at the main event of sunrise.
Tanzania - Of course, you couldn’t go to Tanzania without going on Safari so we’ll take you to Lake Manyara where you’ll learn about the Maasai culture, help at a school and go on a day’s safari through the park.
You’ll end your time in Tanzania over on the coast in Dar es Salaam, just across the water from Zanzibar so you can take a weekend break in tropical beach paradise whilst you are there… heaven.
Costa Rica, in the heat of Latin America, is a melting pot of biodiversity and the world’s happiest country according to The Telegraph. From lush forests to beautiful beaches and turtle paradise… it has everything you could possibly dream of.
The Leap program in Costa Rica is all about conservation – turtles, beaches and mangroves. Chris, the host is a passionate conservationist and will instil his passion in even the most sceptical. Whilst based at Santa Teresa you’ll learn Spanish, learn to surf and get stuck into environmental volunteering, anything from beach cleanups with the local kids and initiating a recycling system in the town to surveying the nearby mangroves forests.
The Leap - We’re here for you. If you book with us you don’t need to worry about any last minute planning. It’s all organised for you so you can focus on work or those all-important exams knowing you have something truly wonderful to treat yourself when it’s all over. It’s the perfect solution…a win-win! Book today.