Nutrition and Natural Medicine in PERU

“The opportunities that were presented to the students in the program are not things that you can find anywhere else, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience.”

Taylor Calbert – Georgia College

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

Super foods

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 and Natural Medicine
Herbal Medicine – Plant identification hike in the Andes!

Program Dates

  • Summer 2022: July 25-August 7, 2022
  • Winter Break 2022/2023: December 28, 2022-January 10, 2023
  • Summer 2023: July 22-August 5, 2023
  • Customized dates are possible for groups. Contact us to discuss.
Application Deadlines
  • Winter Break 2022/2023: August 31, 2022
  • Summer 2023: September 1, 2022 (Early bird) February 1, 2023 (Final)
  • Space is limited. Preference is given to those who apply first. 

Program Description

Nutrition and vegan food prep workshop

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.

Program Fee: $2,995
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!
Vegan dessert: 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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