Indigenous textile weaving, Cusco, Peru

Gap Adventure: Peru (6 Weeks)

Six-weeks of adventure and discovery! See the best of Peru from Amazon to Andes.

At a glance

Embark on an epic six-week exploration of Peru and discover where the Amazon's secrets meet with the majesty of the Andes mountains.

Travel through diverse landscapes – rainforests, ancient ruins, verdant valleys, soaring mountains, arid deserts, and stunning coastline – plus, experience the cosmopolitan energy of Lima and Cusco.

Live with – and learn from – Indigenous people while improving your Spanish, cookery skills, and salsa dancing!

See the Nazca Lines and Sacred Valley, plus trek to the ‘lost city’ of Machu Picchu. See the mighty citadel of a once powerful Inca empire.

  • An unforgettable six weeks discovering Peru
  • Explore the Amazon, Andes, and the Pacific Coast
  • Live and work in the rainforest
  • Multi-day Salkantay trek, ending at Machu Picchu
  • Stay in vibrant Lima and Cusco
  • Learn traditional crafts and skills from Indigenous people
  • Get hands-on with Inca heritage
  • Stay in a mix of hostels, lodges, hotels, and homestays
  • Programme leaders will support you every step of the way
  • Download the full itinerary

Add Bolivia to this trip. View the 10-week version of this Gap Adventure.

Start Dates: 

Throughout the year

See Dates

Minimum Duration: 

Six Weeks

Age: 

17 or over

Your journey

A six-week passage through the best of Peru, where ancient civilizations, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes await.

Explore from Lima to Cusco via the Paracas National Park, Huacachina oasis, and the world-famous Amazon Rainforest.

Explore the Sacred Valley and Rainbow Mountain before concluding with a multi-day trek through the Andes and a day in the lost city of Machu Picchu.

 

What makes our Gap Programmes so special?

They are the perfect blend of adrenaline, exploration, and meaningful connection. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver authentic, unforgettable experiences – with safety, support, and the freedom to explore.

Each programme contains our Gap Components, the DNA of our philosophy around transformational travel. 

Gap Components focus on five essential aspects

  • Adventure  — outdoor activities that boost confidence
  • Community  — make a positive impact, and develop real connection through relationships
  • Exploration  — go off-grid, embrace nature, and build resilience through new experiences
  • People & Planet  — learn about global issues, local responses, and different cultures
  • Transformation  — personal growth, new skills, and self-discovery

For more information, read What are Gap Components?

When you apply you only pay £195, which comes off the total price. Flexible payment options, fundraising advice, and scholarships available.

Looking to do more than one project? Get discounted prices when you combine projects or destinations!

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Why Projects Abroad?

With over 30 years of experience connecting people with purpose, we’re no strangers to the transformational power of travel. 

We believe for transformation to take place, your experience must be authentic. Likewise, the best experiences unfold where there is a real connection to other people, places, and the planet. And, when done well, travel benefits everyone involved

Our global network means we have the two things to give you the experience, security, and connection you crave — local experts and local knowledge. 

Of course, we know the sights, and you’ll see these. But you’ll be more than a tourist. You’ll be immersed in a local culture and way of life — so you won’t just see the world, you will feel it too. 

  • Relax, we’ve got this — we handle the planning so you can focus on the fun stuff.
  • Budget-friendly — honest pricing means no nasty surprises. Accommodation, activities, meals… all included.
  • More than just photos — return with new friends and unlock a whole new outlook, passion and perspective on this planet you call home.

FAQs


What's included?

The cost of your trip covers everything except your flights, visa(s), insurance, and spending money.

You'll get:

  • Picked up from the airport, and taken back again when it's time to go home.
  • All internal travel such as coach, ferries, and flights.
  • Three meals a day.
  • Accommodation.
  • 24/7 support in destination.
  • Regular social events, excursions, and workshop activities.
  • Access to 16 museums in Cusco.
  • Visa support and advice.
  • Full induction and orientation by experienced staff upon arrival.
  • A minimum of at least two Programme Leaders with you during your trip.


For a full list, read What's included in the price?


How do I pay?

All that is needed to secure your place on any Gap Programme, Gap Project, or Global Gap Year is:

  1. Pay a £195 deposit today.
  2. This deposit is taken off the final balance of payment for your trip.
  3. The remaining balance is due to be paid three months before you travel.

You can choose how much, and when to pay, up to three months before your start date.

This means you have complete flexibility to save up or pay in instalments at a time that suits you. 

There is no interest, no credit, and no fees. You are in total control. 

Read Payments made easy for more information.


What are Gap Components?

Our Gap Components are the DNA of our philosophy around transformational travel.

Each Gap Program contains five essential components:

Adventure

Leave your comfort zone in the dust! We're talking about hiking epic trails, rafting down rapids, dune buggies, and ziplining through incredible landscapes. This is more than just an adrenaline rush. These adventures are designed to build your confidence, strengthen your friendships, and give you life skills that will stay with you long after you unpack your bags.

Community

Ready to make a difference? Get involved and give back to the incredible places you'll visit. Roll up your sleeves and join beach cleanups, help protect endangered forests and wildlife, or teach, build, and lend a hand in local communities. You'll learn about giving back, see the world through a whole new lens, and leave a positive footprint, wherever you tread.

Exploration

Time to go wild! Picture camping under the stars, spotting rare animals, trekking into the remote wilderness, and experiencing life in a homestay. It won't always be easy, but that's the point. These programs are designed to build your resilience and ignite your sense of adventure. You'll push your limits, ditch the digital world, and stretch yourself further than you ever thought possible.

People & Planet

Ready to go beyond sightseeing? Dive headfirst into the real issues facing our planet, learn from local experts, and immerse yourself in vibrant communities. Get hands-on, open your heart, and experience different cultures for yourself. These programs will shake up your perspective, inspire you to act, and help you understand your own place in this awesome, interconnected world.

Transformation

This gap year is your chance to invest in yourself. Homestays, workshops, excursions… These aren't just activities; they're stepping stones to uncovering what makes you tick, setting goals, and building the skills that will help you become the best version of yourself. Think boosted confidence, newfound independence, and a global mindset that'll open doors down the road.

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