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By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

PeruGirl Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18 – here are two great travel opportunities for you!

Applications are still being accepted through March 11 for these Global Explorers programs: Amazon Adventure: Peru and Andes Trekking: Peru.

  • Amazon Adventure: Peru will allow girls to explore the Amazon rainforest. The vastness of the Amazon will captivate you and reveal new things to you about yourself and your world. During this expedition, you will experience the hustle and bustle of Iquitos, one of the largest cities in the Amazon basin, as well as immerse yourself in the slower lifestyle of rural river communities. Along the way, you will search for pink river dolphins, barter for Yagua handicrafts, fish for piranha, experience one of the longest canopy walkways on the planet, engage in meaningful service work and ponder the issues facing rainforest conservation. The trip is taking place July 12-21. Girls would need to arrive in Miami by 7 p.m. on July 12 and depart by 3 p.m. on July 21. The cost is $2,800 program fee plus roundtrip airfare from Miami to Peru ($700-$1,250) plus roundtrip airfare from your hometown to Miami.
  • Andes Trekking: Peru will allow girls to see the natural and cultural beauty of this region as they trek over high mountain passes, connect with local community members and visit the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. The highlands of Peru are an ideal landscape to experience the majesty of the Inca Empire and to challenge yourself as a leader. Engage in meaningful cross-cultural exchange in the magical city of Cusco and breathtaking Sacred Valley. Hike an alternative Inca Trail called the Lares Trek. Be inspired by the marvelous mountain vistas throughout the journey. The cheery on top of this adventure is the final stop: the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. The trip is taking place July 21-31. Girls would need to arrive in Miami no later than 7 p.m. on July 21 and depart no earlier than 11 a.m. on July 31. The cost is $3,050 program fee plus roundtrip airfare from Miami to Lima ($865) plus roundtrip airfare from your hometown to Miami.

To apply, click here to go to the Girl Scouts Destination website and then fill out an application that is found at the bottom left of that page. Applications can be sent directly to Shannon Hatmaker Moore at shannon.moore@globalexplorers.org. Remember the deadline to apply is Monday, March 11!

If you have any questions, contact Karen Strife at (315) 782-1890, ext. 2215.

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