Nutrition and Natural Medicine: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru!
- Winter Break: December 27, 2017-January 7, 2018 (past)
- Summer 2018: Dates TBA (Apply by Feb 1)
- Winter Break 2018/2019: Dates TBA (Apply by Sept. 1)
- Custom Dates may be available upon request.
Program Fee: $2,695 ~ Apply Now
Peruvian Super Foods * Andean Natural Medicine * Nutrition * Holistic Health * Organic Foods * Vegan Cooking * Peruvian & Andean Cultures * Medicinal Plants * Cleansing * Hiking in the Andes * Aromatherapy
Learn about Holistic Nutrition and Alternative Medicine in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru! This program was designed for those interested in gaining a better understanding about food as medicine, plant-based medicine, alternative medicine and nutrition. We will learn from a variety of experts. For example: herbalists, an Andean medicine practitioner, a vegan chef, a nutritionist, Andean guides, and aromatherapists. We take a very hands-on approach to learning through workshops, cooking classes, hikes, and patient treatments.
- Age: 18+ (Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. Please email info@LinguisticHorizons.com if you are under 18.)
- Must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay abroad. Note: US Citizens do not require a visa for Peru, as you will be traveling as a tourist. If you are a citizen of another country you must check entry requirements for your country. This guide may be used as reference.
- Completion of a travel physical and any recommended vaccinations with doctor’s note release. See information here
- Pre-departure support (packing list, travel tips, what to expect)
- International health & accident insurance
- Welcome orientation & Guided intro to Urubamba
- Acclimatization hike
- 24/7 local program coordinator support
- Workshops (Peruvian Super foods, Herbology, Medicinal Plants, Vegan Cooking, Cleansing)* Note: Workshops topics could change though it is unlikely.
- Excursions (Organic Planting, Day hikes identifying medicinal plants and herbs, Market visit to identify super foods)
- Accommodation: Housing (shared room & bathroom) Private room available upon request for an additional fee.
- Meals: Meal Plan with 2 meals/day (except on departure and arrival days)
- Airport pick-up & drop-off to/from Cusco airport
- Guided Hikes & Cultural Activities
- Cultural activities
- Guided hikes to indigenous communities
- Round-trip flight to Cusco (Student fares are available here). The sooner you book, the cheaper the flight will be!
- Extra travel, additional meals, miscellaneous expenses (beyond those described above)
- Optional add-on trips to Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Nazca Lines, Puerto Maldonado, Lima, Puno, Lake Titicaca, & Bolivia available upon request.
- Traveler’s insurance (optional).
By the application deadline listed above, complete the application process as described here.
3) Upon receipt of the acceptance email, Program Fee deposit of $500 is due. Make your deposit as soon as possible to secure your placement, as space is limited. Note: This deposit is not an extra fee, it will be deducted from your total Program Fee. This deposit is not refundable except under extreme circumstances.
4) 2 months before the program starts, pay program fee balance. Payment plans are available upon request.
5) 1 month prior to program start date, email a copy of your flight itinerary, a scanned copy of your passport, most recent grades if you are a student, a picture to be used for your student discount card, medical release “doctor’s note” from a doctor that you have had a travel physical and checked that you have the proper vaccinations, and signed waivers to: info@LinguisticHorizons.com