Nutrition and Natural Medicine in PERU

Nutrition and Natural Medicine in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru!

Program Dates:

  • Winter Break 2019/2020: December 28, 2019-January 11, 2020.  October 31st (or until the program is full)
  • Summer 2020: August 4-18, 2020.  Apply by February 1. 
  • Space is limited. Preference is given to those who apply first. 
  • Customized dates are possible for groups. Contact us to discuss.

Program Fee: $2,795

Super foods

Program Description:

Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Herbal Medicine in the Andes!
Peruvian Super Foods * Andean Natural Medicine * Nutrition * Holistic Health * Organic Foods *  Vegan Cooking * Peruvian & Andean Cultures * Medicinal Plants * Cleansing * Hiking in the Andes * Aromatherapy
Nutrition class

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.

Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Treating Patients with Plant-based Medicines

Former students share their experience: Sarah from Fort Lewis College, Elizabeth from Chico State

Exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas!
Coconut chia pudding


Nutrition and Natural Medicine
Visiting a High Andean Community


  • Pre-departure support (packing list, travel tips, what to expect)
  • International health & accident insurance
  • Welcome orientation & guided intro to the town
  • 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 breakfast every day and lunch Monday-Friday
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off to/from Cusco airport
  • Guided Hikes & Cultural Activities
    • Cultural activities
    • Guided hikes
Vegan ceviche

Not Included:

  • 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).

Application Process:

By the application deadline listed above, complete the application process as described here

Placement Process:

1)      Upon receipt of the acceptance email, the signed terms and conditions document is due within 7 days of acceptance. Then, the 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.

2)     2 months before the program starts,  pay program fee balance. Payment plans are available upon request.

3)       1 month prior to program start date, email a copy of your flight itinerary, a scanned copy of your passport, medical release “doctor’s note” from a doctor that you have had a travel physical and vaccination consultation to:

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