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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Our next trek

Arim, Zach & Justin, Participant

Yesterday, our trek was delayed for a day. The Mule herders said that it is too snowy and dangerous at the mountain’s peak, and the instructor decided to take the time to rest and get everyone ready for the trek. Due to this, our 5-day trek......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Our Journey so far

Rory and Serafina, Participant

We arrived in sunny, mountainous Cuzco around 10 AM, after some long, exhausting flights (with some surprisingly good 2 am airplane pasta). After driving for about 2 hours, we finally arrived at the beautiful Casita Huaran. Tania and her wonderful......Read More

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Ocongate and Ausangate Trek

I-team, Dragons Admin

Queridas familias, We want to let you know that we are in Ocongate. This afternoon we had a beautiful ceremony guided by two spiritual guides and friends of Dragons, Siwar and Miguel Inti, who are always seeking to share the ancestral knowledge of......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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What We Are Looking Forward To!

Will, Galen & Emmanuel, Participant

Saludos desde Ocangate! We have loved everything we’ve done so far, and we are looking forward to all of our next adventures! This afternoon, our trek guides, Miguel Inti and Siwar, are going to lead us in a ceremony of welcome and connection......Read More

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Highlights 9/21

Sarah, Lila & Kashius, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hi friends and family! It’s Sarah, Lila and Kashius. We are going to tell you about the highlights of our trips thus far. We played soccer at Casita Huaran with a group of Peruvian kids, ranging from 8 years old to 22 years old. Unfortunately,......Read More

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Active Day in Orientation

Instructor team, Instructor

Here are some photos from our first group hike in the mountains outside of Casita Huaran. Plus a shot from our soccer match this evening against the staff of Casita Huaran. Final score: Team Peru destroyed Team USA/Netherlands 6 to 2, but we all had......Read More

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Orientation in the Sacred Valley

Instructor Team, Participant

Greetings from Casita Huaran! Orientation is well underway here in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Our welcoming host Tania and the people of Casita Huaran have been keeping us full of delicious Peruvian food and have provided us with a beautiful,......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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EN ROUTE TO PERU!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

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

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Justin

Justin, Participant

Hi I’m Justin. I’m from Lexington Kentucky. I live with my mom and dad and I have three sibling a younger brother and two older sisters.I have new dog Finn he’s a golden retriever. I graduated from high school this May and wanted to do a year......Read More

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Hey!

Emmanuel, Participant

Hi! My name is Emmanuel, and I’m from around Philadelphia (PA). I live with my parents, little brother, my dog, and two cats. Some things I like to do are thrift, go camping, listen to music, read, and be outside. I graduated from high school this......Read More

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Hi!

Arim Fremont, Participant

Hi Guys! My name is Arim Fremont, and I am from St. Louis, Missouri. I’m 18, and I just graduated from John Burroughs School. After this gap year, I’ll be attending Washington University in St. Louis. I’m very interested in......Read More

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Day of Travel Reminders

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Andes & Amazon Group B Semester Students & Families, Your journey is today and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both......Read More

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Heyyyyy

Galen Roy, Participant

Hi!!!!! I know I’m a little late on this, as we are 5 days away from officially meeting!!! But I wanted to introduce myself! My name is Galen Roy, and I am from the Lexington Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. I’m 18 and just......Read More