The PermaPeru Immersion Course cost is $1650, which includes meals, course instruction, guidance, ceremonies, accommodation, excursions and transportation during the 10-day retreat.

When you are ready to reserve your spot, submit the registration form.

Priority will be given to well-suited applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis following a phone/live video call where you will be given an opportunity to ask any questions, clarify what to expect and help reassure that this is the right immersion journey for you.

We will review your registration, confirm your participation and payment of your deposit can be arranged to be sent via PayPal or Venmo ($650 + 3% convenience fee if incurred)

Participation is limited to 10 participants total.

You will need to submit your passport number at the time of making your deposit. If you do not already have one, we encourage you to apply for one now. Peru is a highly sought tourist destination; in order to ensure that necessary reservations are made on our end, deadline for participant’s deposit and registration is May 1st, 2020.

Once your deposit is processed, you will receive an info packet with important travel info such as currency exchange, weather, packing and how to prepare yourself physically for your Andean adventure with us.

Full payment of remaining balance ($1,000) is due June 15th, 2020 along with the travel insurance claim letter and your flight details.


Deposits are refundable through May 1st and are subject to $50 admin fee.

Due to the high demand and permits needed to hold your space for tourist destinations such as Machu Picchu, after May 1st, deposits are non-refundable.

No refunds are given after final payment.

The travel insurance policy required in order to participate in the PermaPeru program should cover cancellations in case of unforeseen events such as illness or weather - inquire further with your policy.

Additional terms are outlined in our “Waiver & Release of Liability & Assumption of Risk” document which each participant agrees to by submitting their registration.

  • Participants should be mentally healthy and in good physical shape. During the hands on projects on the property, you will be on your feet and we will be doing a lot of walking in the mountains, which have steep ascents and descents. If you have a chronic or debilitating health condition, this program is not appropriate for you at this time.

  • There are unknown elements as we embrace this early phase of establishing roots at the Proyecto Ecologico Rijch’ariy and are working with young infrastructure. Those who join should be willing to embrace the immersion process with a positive, solutions-oriented attitude and open-mind for learning. All efforts are made by your hosts to create a safe and memorable experience however, participants should be comfortable with getting dirty, cooperatively problem-solve, kindly advocate for your needs and be flexible with changes, be it the weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

  • Traveling abroad challenges us to see beyond our own personal cultural lenses and comfort zones. Those who choose to join should demonstrate a willingness to approach Peruvian culture on its level and act as a gracious guest of our welcoming host country. Participants should be willing to challenge ethnocentrism as observant and culturally sensitive travelers.

  • Participants must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Younger participants may be accepted with letters of recommendation. Please contact us to discuss.

  • Participants are required to fill out a “Waiver & Release of Liability & Assumption of Risk” as part of the registration process (see registration form).

  • All participants are required to have personal travel insurance which includes medical insurance in order to participate in this journey. More details below.


We require all participants to have travel insurance with emergency evacuation coverage.

There are many travel insurance options available.

The important thing for us is that the insurance covers emergency evacuation for medical or other situations.

If you do not have a regular medical insurance plan in your home country, it is a good idea to get a travel plan that covers medical expenses.

Some trip insurance that you buy when purchasing your plane tickets covers emergency evacuation, but inquire closely because not all do. 

We recommend finding a policy that has 24\7 live assistance and collect-call access.

A company recommended to us is Travelex Insurance. You can check them out online and get a quote.

Others to explore include: Travel Guard, Seven Corners, World Nomads, Allianz Travel

If you would like assistance, we highly recommend working with travel agent, Blanca Echeverria who can also assist you with purchasing this if you wish. 626.639.2611.


Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance planning your attendance

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