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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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La Higuera Trek

I-Team, Instructor

Hello everyone! Here are some pictures of our adventures in La Higuera. We are still trekking but wanted to give you a brief update about our journey. Hope you like the pictures! Lxs instructores....Read More

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From Samaipata to Vallegrande

I-team, Instructor

Today we left  Samaipata to go to our next destination: Vallegrande. Here you can find a picture with our hosts in Hostal Serena. The group had a great time in this place, but we are excited about the upcoming adventures. Also, there is an......Read More

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Dos Cielos!!!

Grace, Participant

Yak of the Week

Looking out at the idyllic town of Samaipata, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything more peaceful in my life. Hostel Serena, where we’re staying, sits on a hill that gives you a perfect view of the valley where the town lies. El......Read More

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La Llegada

Henry Robbins, Participant

We met at the Miami airport at 5:30 on Wednesday, September 15th, which already seems like an eternity ago. The anticipation of meeting everyone was coupled with a nervousness of the unknown. Almost immediately, complications arose. Earlier that......Read More

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On La Coa and Being a Traveler

Anna Perez, Participant

Yak of the Week

In the hostal where we have begun our orientation and set the tone for our program, there is a fire pit that overlooks the beautiful town of Samaipata. This is where I believe the most special moment yet has occurred. On our second night, after......Read More

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Living it up in Samaipata

Victoria, Participant

Hello! Do not worry, I am alive and well. I am having a spectacular time here in Samaipata, it is absolutely breathtaking. It has only been a few days, but we have done so many things. Let me try to debrief: On the first day, we arrived to Hostal......Read More

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El mercado y La llorona !!!

Frannie, Participant

Yesterday we had our first opportunity to venture into Samiapata, the town we’ve been staying in since our journey from Miami international. After arriving in the town square, we set off on a scavenger hunt designed to acquaint us with the......Read More

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Photo Yak!

Lxs instructores, Participant

Picture of the Week

  Here are some pictures of our day walk to the waterfalls in Cuevas. It was so fun! Images will speak more than words this time. Enjoy!

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Saludos desde Samaipata!

I-team, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Hola familia y amigxs!   We want to share with you how happy we’re! We started with our orientation days here in Samaipata, where today the sun was shining as much as our hearts <3   There’s a beautiful feeling of excitement......Read More

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Students Arrived in Bolivia!!!

Los Instructores, Instructor

Hello Dear Family and Friends! We want to let you know that all the students arrived in country safe and healthy. We are having breakfast in the airport and taking the opportunity the know each other. In a little bit, we will then start our 3 hour......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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BOLIVIA BOUND!!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Students are en route to Bolivia! Family & Friends, please look out for a yak post from instructors once the group has arrived in Santa Cruz and gone through customs. Remember, no news until then is always good news!! Safe travels students!......Read More

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Greetings from WA

Victoria, Participant

Hey! I’m at the gate right now so I’ll make it short and simple. My name’s Victoria and I’m from Seattle. I’ve grown up on Mercer Island with my parents and sister but recently my dad moved to downtown Seattle so......Read More

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Hello from Chicago

Benjamin Hynes, Participant

Hi, I’m Benny Hynes. I’m from Chicago, Illinois and I just graduated high school. I am taking a gap year to take a break from school and pursue some of my interests. After my gap year, I am attending Lewis and Clark college in Portland,......Read More