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Students en route to home!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

All students have either been picked up are have checked in for their connecting flights home! Safe travels home students! Best, The Dragons Admin Team...Read More

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Back in the United States

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Students successfully landed on LATAM flight 2380 into JFK at 9:10am EST! They are currently going through customs and will be on their way to their connecting flights as soon as they are through 🙂 It has been such a pleasure to travel with all......Read More

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Landed in Lima!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Hello families and friends, The students have safely landed in Lima and are awaiting their departure to the United States on LATAM flight 2380, which is currently scheduled to depart at 12:15am. You can track their flight status here. Best, The......Read More

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¡Adiós, Perú! / Goodbye Peru!

I-team, Instructor

After almost a month of traveling together, trekking through cold, immense, and snow scalp Andean mountains and the green, hot and humid Peruvian Amazon, the time has come to say goodbye. Our group’s flight has just taken off from Padre......Read More

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From Finca las Piedras to Hacienda Herrera

I-team, Instructor

Queridas familias de dragones, We have spent some beautiful days at Finca las Piedras, a research and education center located one hour north of the city of Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon. At La Finca, we have done many interesting......Read More

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International Return Flight Information

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

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Update from the Peruvian Amazon

I-team, Instructor

Hey, familia de Dragones! Everyone is having a great time. Today we had an introductory walk and learned about Brazil nuts, cacao trees, and various curiosities of the Peruvian rainforest. After lunch, the Finca de las Piedras team (research center......Read More

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Group arrived at Finca Las Piedras Research Center

Zack, Instructor

After a long drive and a drop of some 12,000ft of elevation, we have arrived to the last excursion of our trip, the Peruvian Rainforest! We’ve lucked out and are currently experiencing a cold front of highs in the mid-80s, but it should be back to......Read More

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The Last Day of The Lares Trek

Harper, Participant

Dear Families, For those following the Yak Board, I apologize for the delay in the update about the last day of the Lares Trek. While I am sure most of you have heard about the group’s decision to cut the trek a day short, I am hoping to......Read More

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Paru Paru

Nick, Stella, and Nora, Participant

After having seen the Chinchero, Moray, and Pisac ruins we arrived at the Paru Paru community of “Parque de la Papa”. This is Nick, Stella, and Nora checking in from the beautiful Andes Mountains. This week we’ve had the......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains

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7/15/21

Meg, Participant

Hi everyone it is meg here coming to you a little late. On the 15th the group and I got to see Machu Picchu. This experience for me was one like no other. seeing the ruins as an experience that no one would forget. One of the things that i found......Read More

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Group Split: Machu Picchu and Moray/Pisac/Paru...

Instructor Team, Participant

After the Lares Trek the group was feeling tired and not super excited to embark on the intense journey to Machu Picchu. When presented with the option to push on to Machu Picchu the next day or cancel it for a trip to Cusco instead the group......Read More

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Left the Lares Trek one day early

I-team, Instructor

The Lares Trek near Urubamba can be done in 3 or 4 days, depending on the route you take; we opted for the 4-day route. The first and fourth days are only a few short, easier hours of hiking, but the second and third days are quite long and......Read More