WEEK 1-Leave Miami on AA flight 922 on Day 1 (or discuss other flights with us) to arrive in La Paz at dawn on Day 2, and go in private Quaker minibus directly to the beautiful Sorata Valley to rest and acclimatize at intermediate altitude. Help teens from rural villages at the BQEF.org Student Residence with computer skills, sports, photography, English classes, drama, music, art or other special interests you want to share. We may offer rural medical clinics and we plan an intensive English weekend with BQEF university scholarship students.

 

 Quaker Service and Study Tour of Bolivia—Trip details and costs

 * All costs are based on double occupancy with a minimum group size of 10.

** Peru Cost depends on size of group and length of stay, tailored to group preferences.

 We travel over a few unpaved roads and stay in hotels that are clean, safe, have private baths and hot water, but may not have the comforts many Europeans and North Americans are accustomed to. We will be at altitudes from 7,500 to 12,500 feet or more above sea level. The climate is cool and the air is dry despite Bolivia’s tropical latitude.

 

The trip will not be easy . . . .

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To learn more contact info@treasuresoftheandes.com or phone 707 823-6034 (California)

Extend your stay to see Machu Picchu** with a shaman guide. Or stay on in Bolivia with homestay, volunteer at the Student Residence or a Quaker school, study Spanish, or see more of Bolivia’s wonders.

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    Tentative Itinerary       Bolivia Service and Study Tour,

Cost: $1300* plus air fare. Includes all surface transportation, lodging and breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, admission to Tiwanaku and Isla del Sol, and some gratuities.

US citizens need a Bolivian visa; check the Bolivian embassy website for requirements.

 

 

Day 14– For the Peru Extension, meet your guide in Copacabana. Others return to La Paz for early morning departure on Day 15, or stay to volunteer and/or enjoy more of Bolivia’s wonders.

Visiting indigenous Friends “off the beaten track” we learn much about simplicity, community and faith. Our time is filled with awe-inspiring beauty, deep personal connections, fresh  insights,  and  memories to last a lifetime. The true Treasures of the Andes are the people we meet.

Visit Quaker villagers with QBL.org funded water and agricultural projects. We connect with local Friends, visit isolated villages, practice Spanish, experience simplicity!

 

 

See cultural heritage sites: Visit Tiwanaku, dramatic site of pre-Inka civilization; stay in Copacabana at Lake Titikaka; boat to legendary Island of the Sun with optional hike across the island to an Inka temple.

Enjoy a Bolivian specialty potluck lunch with university scholarship students in  La Paz.

Week 2-Minibus to La Paz, then to Lake Titikaka. Visit historic sites and BQEF and QBL projects. Enjoy meeting Friends. Learn about history, culture and grassroots political movements through conversations with a variety of people.