American Academy of Innovation Expedition

August 15-22, 2020

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About Peru

From colonial architecture to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru is home to a diverse geography and population. Situated in the northern coastal region, Piura offers a tropical climate that extends to the mountainous Amazonian highlands to the Pacific Ocean.

CHOICE Humanitarian utilizes its proven model of self-development to empower and mobilize rural villages across northern Peru. Having merged with a longtime local NGO in 2015 (Feed the World), CHOICE Peru now works across the northern region, promoting positive change in the lives of numerous rural communities.


> Agenda

Detailed itinerary coming soon!

> Project & Community Details

Coming soon! 


> Expedition Leaders

Coming soon!


> Expedition Fees

$1,850 per person

  • International airfare not included.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon application to confirm your place on the trip (counts towards total fee balance).
  • *Rates include hotel accommodations, certified group leaders, village lodging, village meals, and local transportation.


> Optional Tours

Machu Picchu Tour

An optional Machu Picchu and Cuzco tour is available after the completion of the expedition. Price is $750 per person and does not include in-country flights from Lima to Cuzco. Price includes ticket entries, train to Machu Picchu, hotels, and select meals. 





> Flight Requirements

Expedition Only

ARRIVAL: *Saturday, August 15* Arrive at Puira Airport (PIU) via Lima (LIM) by 5:00 PM

DEPARTURE: *Saturday, August 22* Depart from Puira (PIU) via Lima (LIM) in the morning or at your desired time frame. 

Expedition + Machu Picchu Tour

ARRIVAL: *Wednesday August 12* Arrive at Cusco (CUZ) via Lima at the earliest flight possible.

 *Saturday, August 15*Depart from Cusco (CUZ) via Lima (LIM) to arrive in Puira (PIU) in the afternoon. 

DEPARTURE: *Saturday, August 22* Depart from Puira (PIU) via Lima (LIM) in the morning or at your desired time frame. 

Be sure to check/purchase international flights as soon as possible. It is strongly recommended that all travelers arrive on the designated expedition start date and reserve personal travel for after scheduled activities. If you do arrive before the start of the expedition or stay later, please let us know where you will be staying or if you would like us to help in booking hotels.

CHOICE partners with CV Travel, a Humanitarian Travel subsidiary of Christopherson Business Travel. They have helped thousands of humanitarian travelers across the globe. For those looking to travel with fellow participants on pre-approved itineraries, please contact our trusted travel agent for this trip, or book your own ticket on one of the attached itinerary suggestions. CV Travel also provides affordable and comprehensive travel insurance as well as special humanitarian rates and provisions, such as extra baggage, etc…

Blair Greene
[email protected]

> Trip Resources


> Next Steps

  • Complete and submit your application for all participants. (ASAP)
  • Pay initial $300 deposit per/person to secure your spot. 
  • Upload a copy of your passport
  • Coordinate/book flight - Send us a copy as soon as this is booked.
  • Secure Travel/Evacuation Insurance - Send in a copy and confirmation. You will find info regarding this on page 9-10 of the Expedition Manual.
  • Attend trip orientation! This is usually held 6 - 8 weeks before the start of the expedition. Details to follow.


All registrations are due by March 17, 2020 at the latest. All materials should be uploaded through application website or sent to [email protected].

For any questions, reach out to CHOICE Expeditions Program Specialist, Emily Wright (207) 432-8442. 

About Peru

Learn all about our work and history in Peru HERE.

Meet Peru Staff

Read this Expedition Journal from a past trip to Peru to see how other families, friends, and co-workers navigated the experience together!

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