2018 – 2019 WINTER TRIP INFORMATION
The upcoming winter trip information below for CU Peru student members who wish to attend the community health worker training in January.
If you are not a member, but are part of a graduate program and would like to be part of our trip, please visit our Visiting Student page for more information.
Arrive in Iquitos, Peru (IQT): Friday, December 28, 2018
Training Dates: Thursday, January 3 – Sunday, January 6, 2019
Village Visits: Tuesday, January 8 – Friday, January 11, 2019
Depart Iquitos: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Pricing and In-Country Accommodations
All students traveling in-country will be asked to pay or fundraise $350 per week ($700 total) for food, lodging and transportation. This will include 3 meals a day, hotel stay in Iquitos, boat rides, motorcar rides and airport transfer in Iquitos. The cost also takes into consideration any funds that may be needed in case of emergencies, primarily a room in Iquitos should someone fall ill or needs to leave the training or village visits for any reason.
Any funds raised over the $700 will go directly toward CU Peru’s training program. Please note that if you go over, CU Peru cannot reimburse you donated funds. They can, however, be transferred to fund a future trip within one calendar year.
Flights: Travelers are responsible for their own airline ticket. This can be approximately $1,000, although there are less expensive flights if you plan ahead. You will be flying into and out of Iquitos, Peru (IQT).
Accommodations: While in Iquitos you will be staying at the Native Apartments. Nativa has hot showers, air conditioning and a mini fridge in each room. The accommodations are comfortable and the hotel is owned by a close partner of CU Peru’s, Monica Aurejo. While at the training site in Mazan and during the village visits, the accommodations will be more like camping, you will likely be sleeping in hammocks and living out of a backpack.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a student member, you can find information here.