Gap Year in Peru

Explore the land of the Incas and revisit its colonial past in one of the most popular South American backpacking destination - Peru. Mix both meaningful and leisure travel as you spend your gap year volunteering in Peru and scaling the magnificent Macchu Pichu. Choose from a range of travel plans in Peru 2-Week Volunteer and Travel, Peru on a shoestring, Exploring the Inca Trail and volunteering at a daycare center in Peru.

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Day care in Peru volunteering
Volunteer At a Daycare Center in Cusco, Peru

All set to head towards the mysterious land of the Incas and experience the best phase of your life?

Short Trips, 1 Week Trips, 2 Weeks Trips, Volunteer Abroad, Childcare, Group Tours


1-8 weeks

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2 Weeks Special Volunteer and Travel Program in Peru Cusco
2 Weeks Special Volunteer and Travel Program in Peru

Explore the beauty of Machu Picchu, learn Spanish and savor the taste of the local cuisine.

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2-3 weeks

Price Starting From$1025

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Exploring The Inca Trail

For those who are already in Peru (or planning a Peru trip soon) and wondering how to experience the best while exploring the Inca Trail - thi

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Discovering The Inca Trail

Ideally, this trip is meant for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in just a week's time.

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Peru cusco travel on a Shoestring
Peru on a Shoestring

A country that has immense historical importance, Peru surely is there on every traveler's bucket list.

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General Questions

Can I know a little more about the VISA requirements?

If you are traveling to Peru, you need to apply for a Visa at the nearest Peruvian High Commission in your city. Along with the Visa application, you need to attach the required supporting documents. We shall provide you the necessary documents if required. For further information, you can directly get in touch with your point of contact, who can assist you better.

How safe will it be for a solo traveler in Peru?

Peru attracts travelers from different parts of the world and is generally safe. You'll find several solo travelers, roaming around the city of Cusco or hiking up in Machu Picchu. We shall provide you accommodation in safe areas so you need not worry about it. We'll also have our coordinators who'll be there at your service, 24/7. 

Can I join the program as a solo traveler or do I have to be in a group?

It's your choice! You can explore the country as a solo traveler or hop around with your favorite people if they are willing to join you as well. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.

Will I get to know others in my group before I go?

You might come here alone, but you'll end up meeting some amazing people. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to Peru, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!

Can I get some help with buying a Medical and Travel Insurance?

You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.

Do I need to take any vaccinations?

It's good if you can consult your physician and take the vaccinations as instructed. We would suggest you to take the Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Diarrhoea, Tetanus vaccines. You must also check with your doctor for any other medicines that you might require.

How much extra money will I need during my stay in the country?

You'll need money for your personal expenses, additional tour costs, weekend meals (at times, if you are heading out for lunch or dinner) etc. It'll be sufficient if you keep $70 - $80 per week.

Can I know more about all the things that I need to pack for my Peru trip?

The Peruvian winter (May - September) is the best time to travel and explore this country. Don't forget to pack your warm clothes. if you have plans to go for trekking, you need to carry a jacket to save yourself from the Andean winds. The summer (December – March) is the wettest season, with frequent heavy showers. So make sure you have your raincoat in case you are traveling during this time.  It's wiser to travel light and pack only the essentials. Don't make your luggage too heavy, as you'll get almost everything in Peru.

Will there be any language barrier?

The official language of Peru is Spanish, but a huge population also speaks in native language Quechua and Aymara. Your coordinator will be well versed in English. Apart from that, you'll be given a basic Spanish lesson during your orientation. So you need not worry about language barrier!

Will I get to attend any festival during my journey?

Peru is a multicultural country and thus has many festivals that keeps taking place throughout the year, in some part of the country or the other. The main festivals are Fiesta de la Cruz, Inti Raymi (Cusco), Virgen de la Candelaria (Puno). Easter and Christmas are also celebrated uniquely in Peru. Check your dates and our coordinator will guide you about the festivals you can be a part of.

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