Ucayali, Peru

Ucayali, Peru

Peru is home to a wildly diverse geography, from pristine beaches on the western side of the country to the rugged barren Andes that separate the coast from the sweltering, green jungle, and you will catch a glimpse of that diversity as you travel from Lima to the jungle port town of Pucallpa. The people of Peru are as diverse as the terrain, as they have adapted to their surroundings through hundreds of years. The coastal city of Lima is home to people of European, Asian, and Quechuan descent. Lima is metropolitan and chic, overflowing with sleek buildings and international fusion cuisine. As you travel into the mountains, the pace of life slows down, and as you travel even farther east into the jungle, you step into a different time altogether.

When you travel to Peru with Group International Mission Trips, your week with the Shipibo people who live in Pucallpa will capture your soul, invigorate you with the beauty of God’s creation all around you, and remind you that no matter how far away from home you go, you can find brothers and sisters of the faith united together under the love of Christ.

You will spend your week serving alongside Shipibo, Peruvians, and fellow North Americans as you help build a church or a home for a small village of new believers. You’ll play games with countless Shipibo children and join together in worship with your new friends. You’ll come home with a new understanding of what it means to live simply and your faith will deepen.

Check out this video of a senior high group's experience serving the Shipibo people of Peru:

*$1,350 includes your domestic round-trip flight from Lima to Pucallpa.

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Date Age Availability Stay Informed Register
Jun 23 2018 to Jun 30 2018 All Ages Open Keep Me Informed
Jul 07 2018 to Jul 14 2018 All Ages Open Keep Me Informed
Jul 21 2018 to Jul 28 2018 All Ages Open Keep Me Informed
Aug 04 2018 to Aug 11 2018 All Ages Open Keep Me Informed

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How You'll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

  • Building a church in a Shipibo village on the Ucayali
  • Playing with kids or running VBS in a Shipibo village
  • All the project work we do is coordinated ahead of time through local contacts and in support of their overall efforts.

Our Partners

We partner with a Peruvian mission team that serves the Shipibo people who live along the Ucayali River. They have developed a method of teaching the Bible to the Shipibo that mimics the way they pass down their stories orally from generation to generation. The Shipibo culture is an oral one, which means more emphasis is placed on the verbal sharing of stories and traditions than on writing things down.

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM); stay overnight at a hotel in Lima.
Sunday – Fly to Pucallpa; meet ministry partner. Board the El Evangelista, your riverboat home. Get to know your team while navigating to a jungle village down the Ucayali River.
Monday-Thursday – Serve the Shipibo people through building a church; evening devotions and God Sightings.
Friday – Depart village in the morning; arrive in Pucallpa in the afternoon. Check-in at a local hotel and go out to dinner. 
Saturday – Cultural activities in the morning; lunch. Depart for LIM airport; red-eye flight home.

*Optional pre- or post-mission trip add-ons available for this location; call Robin for details.

Need to Know

  • A passport is required to travel to Peru.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Yellow Fever vaccines are also recommended. Talk to your healthcare provider about which anti-malarial medication is the best option for you.
  • Fly into the Lima Airport (LIM). Average flight cost is $800-$1,300.
  • A round-trip ticket to Pucallpa from Lima is included in your trip fees.
  • Lodging is in a riverboat in gender-specific bunk rooms (18 ppl per room). Male and female bathrooms and showers are provided on the boat.
  • Currency is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN). $1 = about 3.24 PEN.
  • Peru uses a 230-volt electrical system. Some electronics may require a converter and adapter.
  • Spanish is the primary language, however, other indigenous languages are also spoken, such as Aymara and Quechua.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs.
Price: $1399 per person
Deposit: $100 per person

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Call our expert International Mission Trip Advisor at 970-800-4000.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 970-800-4000 for more location-specific age requirements. 

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

While some adventures are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@groupmissiontrips.com, or call 1-844-258-9616 for more information.

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