Flavors of Impact


Duration 9 days
Suggested group size 12 - 20 students / 2 Envoys Field Staff
Suggested ages 14 - 18
Experience Social Entrepreneurship & Social Impact Investment


Flavors of Impact: Exploring Social Entrepreneurship in Peru

Peru III

This program offers an opportunity for students to explore the intersection of business, social impact and sustainability in a developing country. Students will explore Peru's rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and unique culinary traditions while also engaging in hands-on learning experiences focused on social entrepreneurship and impact investing. They will develop critical thinking and cultural competency while building networks with local experts and entrepreneurs.

“In the heart of the Inca Empire, where llamas graze on high-altitude plains, landscapes speak of mysticism, resilience, and the enduring spirit of a proud people.“


“Communities weave a tapestry of heritage, preserving ancient traditions and celebrating vibrant festivals for a future that cherishes its roots.“


Impact Statement Everywhere we go, we carry a promise – to engage with respect, act with purpose, and leave a positive imprint. As envoys of our journey is more than travel; Our footprint is light, but our impact is profound, creating bridges of cooperation and mutual growth across the globe.

Day 1

Upon arrival in Lima, students check in and rest. Later they receive an introduction to social entrepreneurship, exploring concepts like social impact and innovation and learning about social enterprises in Peru. In the evening, they taste Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant.

Day 2

Students visit Huerta de la Familia, an urban farm that focuses on sustainable agriculture and community development where they learn about urban agriculture. In the afternoon they visit Cercado de Lima, one of most populous districts, to explore the local food system and the challenges it faces.

Day 3

After breakfast, students visit impactful social enterprises in Lima, exploring diverse models and social impacts. The afternoon includes an impact investing workshop covering principles, vehicles, and opportunities in Peru, with a chance to meet experienced impact investors.

Day 4

Students take a flight to Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. In the afternoon, they visit the San Pedro Market, a bustling marketplace that offers a unique glimpse into the local culture and traditions of Cusco. In the evening they go out to dinner and back to rest at the hotel.

Day 5

Students receive a workshop on social impact investment, learning how it fosters positive social and environmental outcomes. Later, a guided tour of Cusco includes the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral, and visits to local shops and markets to understand their economy. The day ends with a group dinner.

Day 6

After breakfast, a tour of the Sacred Valley includes Pisac town and its Inca ruins. Later, students visit a large artisan market to explore Andean textiles. In Ollantaytambo, they visit the chocolate museum to learn about sustainable agriculture. They then travel to Aguscalientes for the night.

Day 7

In the morning, students take the bus to Machu Picch, explore the ruins with a knowledgeable guide and learn about Inca astronomy, agriculture and social structures. In the afternoon, they return to Ollantaytambo by train.

Day 8

Students visit Maras' salt mines and Moray's ruins. The salt mines showcase pre-Columbian extraction, and Moray illustrates altitude-based crop cultivation. A visit to Chinchero offers a hands-on look at Andean textile-making. The day concludes with dinner in Cusco.

Day 9

After breakfast, students head to the airport for their flights. They leave with an enriched knowledge of Peru's culture, nature, and cuisine. This program offers a transformative educational experience, deepening their understanding of ancient civilizations and their relevance today.

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Lenses of Inquiry


Economic Development

Students explore Peru's traditional agriculture practices at markets, farms, and Inca sites. By interacting with local entrepreneurs they also delve into the support social entrepreneurs provide to sustainable agriculture and smallholder farmers, considering broader social and environmental goals.


Cultural Preservation & Development

Students explore cultural preservation and community development in social entrepreneurship. They visit museums, markets, and towns to learn about Peru's rich heritage and interact with locals contributing to economic and cultural vitality of their communities.


Sustainability & Agricultural Practices

Students reflect on responsible tourism and sustainable business practices. They investigate ways in which social entrepreneurs and investors are able to support these practices that create economic, environmental, and social benefits for local communities and travelers alike.


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