Peru Study Tour

 

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Join AJWS on an unforgettable adventure to Peru.

Peru is a traveler's paradise, with mystical archaeological sites, the dazzling diversity of the rainforest and remote indigenous cultures. AJWS will take you behind the tourist façade, to rural villages and centers of urban activism, revealing a vibrant activist community working to revitalize and empower the urban and rural poor.   

We will begin in the culturally rich capital Lima, visiting AJWS project partners working on child welfare, HIV/AIDS education and defense of gender equity and human rights. From there we will fly to Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon and the home of the famed "Lost Jewish Communities" of Peru. We will wind up the Amazon River and meet locals who will share their innovative approaches to fair trade commerce, sustainable agriculture and grassroots development. Our time in Peru will culminate with Shabbat in Lima, spending time with traditional peoples bridging old worlds and new.

Date: October 19 to 25, 2009
Cost: $3,800 based on double occupancy.  The single supplement fee is: $930

View the Peru Study Tour Itinerary

Optional Extension: Machu Picchu
Date: October 25 to 28, 2009
Cost: $1,800 based on double occupancy.  The single supplement fee is: $835