ROL en Peru, 2019, Maternal-Fetal Health Training

Conference Description

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Reach Out And Learn presents the ROL en Peru, Maternal-Fetal Health Training 2019, "Train the Trainers". This event will be held in Peru, April 4th - April 13th 2019. The objective of this Maternal-Fetal Health/Service Leadership Training is to provide a setting where foreign professionals receive in-depth training on techniques and treatments that will help them save the lives of newborns and help those in need. This training is unique in that it is a "Train the Trainer" course where maternal-fetal professionals from the U.S. train Peruvian doctors, nurses, and midwives who focus on issues that exist with expectant women and newborns. These "trained" professionals will be tasked with training hundreds of their colleagues in advanced techniques and treatments to improve the way they help those in need! As an added benefit, Maternal-Fetal Professionals will receive Service Leadership training that will help them make greater strides toward collaborating together to tackle leadership issues and problems that have inhibited their ability to work together to help those in need.

Maternal-Fetal Health is of great need in Peru. Last year, we learned that in the three months prior to our arrival, 10 women passed away in one hospital in one of the cities in which we trained maternal-fetal health professionals. Our objective is to provide an opportunity for primary care, OBG/YN, and family practice physicians, and those interested in women and infant health and issues and problems associated with women and infant health, to receive and disseminate best practices and the latest information on topics that improve the quality of health among women and infants. Our effort is to bring together professionals who specialize in areas directly related to women and infant health and to place these experts in an educational setting that fosters learning, stimulates purposeful discussions, and encourages peer networking.

Maternal Fetal Health

Bring Friends and Family

This event is designed so that trainers may bring family and friends who may visit high Andean villages to assess needs and to learn about and experience the Peruvian people and culture. Optional tours of the Sacred Valley, including Machu Pichhu are available. We plan for Conference registrants to join their family members and friends on one of the village days to participate in interactive activities with children in remote villages. Conference Directors attending this year have extensive experience in villages doing village activities and touring Cuzco/Machu Picchu. Our Tour Service is based in Cusco and they are the best! (We have had years of experience with them) and this gets us in and out of places that the big tour groups cannot go. For example; your Machu Picchu experience may be 8 hours at the contrast, the big tour groups only give you 4 hours. Our interactive activities with school children brings you to the high Andes Mountains outside Cuzco into very small villages. Tourists normally don't get this experience. Many past participants have stated that Machu Picchu was awesome but the village experience was the highlight of the week.

Humanitarian Training

Some of our current and past trainers are, Sean Esplin, MD, Mark Dowdle, MD, Ty Erickson, MD, Daniel Woodhead, RT, Lynette Mittlesteadt, RN. Dr. Dowdle, Dr. Erickson, and Chad Fugate will train and initiate the training of hundreds of Peruvian doctors, nurses, and midwives on intense and detailed newborn resuscitation and women health issues related to child birth and pregnancy.

In addition, Patty Wheatley, working with the Pocatello, Idaho Rotary, have enlisted the help of others to assemble items and newborn kits that will be given to those we train so they can distribute the newborn kits to new mothers. Our intent is to train, support, and place materials in the hands of those who need them most, to help those in need!

Humanitarian Efforts

Obstetras are similar to our Nurse Midwives. We are told they deliver 90% of all babies in Peru and other countries in South America. They are among the key professionals in Peru who need to know what to do to help newborns who need help breathing. These Obstetras do not get adequate training in high risk deliveries and the college is very grateful for our curriculum and training.

Humanitarian Training

We "learn together" as we learn the methods and procedures (treatments) used by foreign professionals to help those in need, and they learn from us!

Proposed Agenda

April 4-12, 2019, Abril 4-12, 2019

1. Day 1 Thursday April 4, 2019, Día 1 Jueves Abril 4, 2019 Times Military even in Peru

This is a long travel day. To be part of the main team you need to arrive in Lima Peru late 23:00 hrs. (11:00PM) Most of us will fly out of Atlanta on Delta 151. We will watch for days when flights are in the $800 range from Salt Lake to Lima. They can be as high as $1300-1400 if you time them poorly.

There are many flights to Atlanta which influences the cost but fewer flights to Lima. We then must clear immigration and customs and this can be 30 min to much longer depending on many uncontrollable factors. Lately, the process has been quite smooth and less time.

We have learned from many various "plans" since our flights to Lima arrive quite late. We have settled on hanging out at the airport and taking one of the first flights out to Cuzco hopefully before 0600. That means we will check in to our flight to Cusco around or before 5 am. Keep a small bag of what you may need, such as snacks and hygiene items.

2. Day 2 Friday April 5 , Día 2 Viernes Abril 5

Luggage check in 0400 hopefully leave by 0600 arrive Cusco 0730 or so. We will probably be at Hotel El Puma and hope for and usually get an early check in. If not, we may share several rooms to freshen up and rest as best as possible. The goals of the day are to rest, get air and your legs under you. This is a beautiful exciting place. Those who ignore this important advice become worn out early and may get sick (altitude, fatigue, lack of rest...). Please, please listen to us. We will have banking, fluids and essential shopping.

On Friday, those who want to visit Coricancha will need to be there before 16:00 (4:00PM) last chance. It is important to go to bed early by 21:00 (9:00 PM). If you need help with the travel, altitude, you may choose to take some Benadryl if needed.

3. Day 3 Saturday April 6, Día 3 Sábado, Abril 6

Team 1 - Trainers. The medical people will go to hospitals to do training with Peruvian Maternal-Fetal professionals. The plan is to have LDS missionaries to help as needed with translation and in workshops. It may include lectures and practical.

Team 2 - Humanitarians. The non-medical participants plan an outing to an orphanage or village to have activities with children.

4. Day 4 Sunday April 7, Día 4 Domingo Abril 7

For those who desire, we will be going to LDS sacrament meeting in Cusco.

Sunday, after Church, eat light (on own), then go to the Archaeology Ruins at Sacsayhuaman. After we're done, we will walk back to the central plaza (Plaza de Armas) in Cusco. (Dinner on own)

This evening, we will have a devotional, around 7:00 PM where Chad will present information about the history of the Incas.

5. Day 5 Monday April 8, 2019, Día 5 Lunes Abril 8, 2019

We are going to shift gears and have cultural and historical training in the Sacred Valley, In Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It enhances our service to understand more about the history of the ancestors of those we serve and the beginnings of their culture. Then we take a train to Aguas Calientes or now called Machu Picchu Village where we spend the night.

6. Day 6 Tuesday April 9, Día 6 Martes Abril 9

We will be up at 0500, board the buses and go to Machu Picchu all day for more cultural and historical training. We will return late in the afternoon. We then catch the train, then a bus and end the day in Cusco. We pack that night and get ready leave for Juliaca and Puno. We do not return to Cusco.

7. Day 7 Wednesday Abril 10, Día 7 Miércoles Abril 7

This is a long beautiful bus ride up the mountains to Lake Titicaca and we will be staying in Puno. The trip from Cusco to Puno will take about 7 hours. We will be stopping at Templo de Viracocha for about 30 minutes. Even though the trip is hard, it is a great experience with incredible views of the high Andes Mountains and valleys graced herds of llamas and alpacas. The air is thin and you will be as high as any mountain in the Continental USA. It will be important to stay ahead of any altitude sickness.

8. Day 8 Thursday Abril 11, Día 8 Jueves Abril 11

The medical team will have training sessions either in Juliaca or Puno.

The humanitarian team will spend the day at an orphanage on the outskirts of Puno interacting with and doing activities with the children.

9. Day 9 Friday April 12, Día 9 Viernes Abril 12

The medical team will have training sessions either in Juliaca or Puno.

The humanitarian team will visit the Uros floating islands. This will mostly be a cultural/historical training experience with some interactions with school children. We could sing songs and have the children sing to us.

Upon our return to the "mainland" you will have "open" time to stroll through Puno, shopping, and such.

Day 10 Saturday April 13, Día 10 Sabado Abril 13

We plan to fly out of Juliaca to Lima as late as possible. This will, hopefully, give us time to visit the Saturday "Street" market where the rural people come to sell their vegetables, crafts, clothing, and such. We will let you know when we will depart for the airport. You will need to check out of your room in the morning and store your luggage with hotel staff in a room off of the lobby.

Once in Lima, those departing late Saturday/early Sunday will stay at the airport for their flights home. A few will be staying an extra day in Lima. They will travel to their hotel (hotel stay is on own).

Conference Faculty

Dr Dowdle

Mark A. Dowdle, M.D, Course Director

Dr. Dowdle graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and did his residency at William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak. His primary specialty is Obstetrics & Gynecology, which he has been doing for 26 years. Dr. Dowdle speaks Spanish, and on the Intermountain Healthcare Website, his mission statement is "My goal is to provide caring and quality medical services. I strive to share the goodness of this life and give my patients hope in an atmosphere of kindness and respect. The prevention of disease, minimizing pain, and suffering, protection of the unborn, support for individuals and families are my priorities."

Sean Esplin, M.D., Course Co-Director

Dr. Esplin has worked at the University of Utah Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division since 2000, after completion of his Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Esplin's main areas of interest are the genetic control of term and preterm labor and the role of inflammation in preterm birth. Dr. Esplin is currently involved in several ongoing research projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health aimed at identifying markers of preterm birth and obstetric complications.

Ty B. Erickson, M.D., Course Co-Director
Ob/Gyn – Urogynecology

Dr. Erickson is dual board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He maintains practices in Idaho and Nevada. He has trained surgeons in 15 countries on advanced pelvic floor surgery. As a board member of the Janice foundation he provides humanitarian service in Africa and South America. He has associated with Reach Out And Learn in Peru since 2013.

Kevin Lythgoe, MD, PC

Dr. Lythgoe is a faculty physician within the Department of OBGYN at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center with a community practice at Midtown Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board certified by the Arizona Board of Medical Examiners and the American College of bstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Lythgoe earned his bachelor degree in biology and his doctorate of medicine from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed the Phoenix Integrated Residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maricopa Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Lythgoe has served in private practice anbd in the acute care setting. He speaks both English and Spanish.

Jeff L. McClellan, PhD, Course Co-Director

Jeffrey McClellan is an Associate Professor of Management at Frostburg State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University in 2008. Jeff has conducted 70+ academic and professional conference presentations, given, facilitated or performed 100+ professional presentations, speeches, training sessions, and consultations for numerous businesses, non-profit organizations, and universities, and published 50+ peer reviewed articles, book reviews, & book chapters on leadership, administration, and advising. Multiple presentations and some upcoming publications have focused on topics related to leadership in Latin America. Most of Jeff's work focuses on servant leadership, leadership development, and leadership in Latin America. He has given presentations in Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador and led education trips in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Jeffrey lives in Cumberland, MD with his wife and six children.

Chad Fugate, C.R.N.A., Event Leader

Chad is a co-founder of Reach Out And Learn and the International Anaesthesiology Medical Conference Course Director. He has travelled and worked in a volunteer position, running humanitarian expeditions for 20+ years and 50 expeditions to Peru and Bolivia. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and often translates presentations from English to Spanish so Peruvian Professionals can participate in the conferences. His qualifications include graduating with a BS degree in nursing from BA in liberal arts from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Chad has a Nurse Anaesthesia residency from Wisconsin and owns a private anaesthesia business in Idaho. He is currently a graduate student at Gonzaga University in Organizational Leadership. Chad has been on the Board of Directors for three humanitarian organizations and is currently a member of the board with Ascend Alliance. He is also a faculty member at Idaho State University. Chad owns a software company that produces productivity software for the iPhone and iPad.

Patty Wheatley, Event Leader

Patty Wheatley attended Rick's College, in Rexburg, Idaho. She is a past president of Soroptimist International of Pocatello. Patty and her husband Richard have owned the Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, in Pocatello, Idaho since 1982. They are the parents of four children and 14 grandchildren. They are very active in the community and humanitarian projects. Patty has been serving with Reach Out and Learn and in Peru for the past 5 years. Patty has enlisted the help of others including the Gate City Rotary of Pocatello to assemble backpacks with emergency delivery kits, hemorrhaging kits, and newborn kits that will be given to those that are trained by the doctors.

Becky Denna, RN, NICU

Becky graduated with her nursing degree from BYU Provo over 30 years ago. She has been a NICU -Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- Nurse for Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, CA for almost all of her nursing career. Within the NICU, she is a Advanced Life Support Nurse where she specializes in Advanced Infant Resuscitation - NRP Plus you could call it. She is a regional Transport Nurse for Sutter and the Coordinator for the Neonatal/Pediatric ICU ECMO and PICC programs. She loves babies with her favorites being her 4 children, their spouses and 4 awesome grandchildren. She is very excited to participate in ROL Health program for the first time and especially excited to share this trip with the love of her life and wonderful husband Wade.

Lisa Valenzuela-RN BSN, Labor and Delivery

Lisa Valenzuela graduated with a BSN degree from Idaho State University 20 years ago. She worked as a medical surgical nurse for 1 year and then transferred to Labor and Delivery. She has worked in Postpartum, Labor and Delivery and nursery for Mountain View Hospital in Idaho Falls Idaho for the past 15 years. She is the Labor and Delivery nurse educator and does training for the nursing staff for obstetric emergencies. She is a mother of 3 children and grandmother to 6 grandchildren. The opportunity to go to Peru is an exciting way to use her skills as an OB nurse & educator to serve the Spanish speaking people in Peru.

Bonnie Rivas- RN BSN, Labor and Delivery

Bonnie Rivas began working in Labor and Delivery as a CNA in 2006, graduated with an Associates in Nursing in 2008 and her Bachelor's in Nursing in 2010. She spent her career at Mountain View Hospital in Labor and Delivery for the past 10 years and now helps educate staff on Labor complications, care of the mom baby couplet and neonatal care at delivery. She also works Pre-op, PACU, and circulating nurse at a surgical ENT center in Rexburg Idaho. She served an LDS mission Spanish speaking and is a certified medical interpreter since 2007. She is the proud mother of four children and has traveled to El Salvador and Guatemala with her husband and children, they love adventures as a family. Bonnie is passionate about travel, service and Labor and Delivery. It has been a lifelong dream of hers to use her medical and language skills to serve others and is thrilled for the opportunity to work with ROL this year in Peru.

Michael J. Huntsman, M.B.A., Operations Director

Mike is the Executive Director for Reach Out And Learn. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in January of 1993. His Bachelor of Science degree is from Brigham Young University. Mike was also a faculty member with the University of Phoenix for 10-years. He enjoys a variety of work, and spends a significant amount of time designing brochures, postcards, and Web sites. In his free time he enjoys gardening (especially grapes and walnut trees), beekeeping and bike riding.

Questions & Answers (FAQs)

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What are the fees associated with the ROL end Peru, Maternal-Fetal Health Training Event?

This Reach Out And Learn humanitarian event is focused on helping those in need through 1) professional training workshops, 2) Activities and projects in small rural villages and in schools.

All participants will receive round-trip airfare between Lima and Cusco, hotel accommodations (double or greater occupancy), and ground transportation to the villages, and cultural sites. Ground transportation from the airport in Cusco to the hotel in Cusco is also included as well as transportation to the airport in Juliaca from our hotel in Puno. Our ability to help those in need increases as we gain a greater understanding of the native and indigenous people who live in Peruvian towns and villages, through our visits to cultural experiences and planned outings to significant cultural sites such as the Uros Islands, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu.

Registration fees do not include international airfare (to and from Lima from the U.S.), medical insurance, meals (although many hotels include breakfast), or personal expenses. Light lunch snacks may be available on "outing" days.

Conference (Training) Registrants:

Includes training-workshop fees (you will receive an attendance certificate). Includes up to five days in training workshops, with an alternative option to participate, with the humanitarian participants, in interactive activities with school children in remote villages.

Early Registration Fee(until February 2, 2019): $2,400.00
Late Registration Fee(after February 2, 2019): $2,500.00

Humanitarian Registrants:

In addition to the experiences listed above, humanitarian and student registrants may participate in up to five days in the following, an orphanage, school, and villages interacting with children in activities, such as singing, dancing, juggling, necklaces and bracelets, painting fingernails, soccer, basketball, football, marbles or a hobbie or talent you bring. Of course, we provide transportation to and from remote villages. Your registration fee does not include international airfare (to and from Lima from the U.S.), medical insurance, meals (although many hotels include breakfast), or personal expenses. Light lunch snacks may be available on "outing" days.

Early Registration Fee(until February 2, 2019): $2,300.00
Late Registration Fee(after February 2, 2019): $2,400.00

Student Registrants:

Early Registration Fee(until February 2, 2019): $2,200.00
Late Registration Fee(after February 2, 2019): $2,300.00

Registration Deadline
The early registration deadline is Friday, February 2, 2019. Registrations after that date will incur higher registration fees.

Bring your friends and family:
This humanitarian training event is arranged so that training professionals may bring family and friends who may participate in up to five days of interactive activities, humanitarian projects, with school children, and needs assessments in remote villages while professionals participate in training workshops. Professionals may participate in a health clinic and training sessions (see online agenda for details). Cultural/historical experiences are planned for the Uros Islands, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu. Conference directors attending this year have extensive experience in villages doing humanitarian service and cultural outings in Cuzco/Machu Picchu. Our in-country event service is Peruvian and they are the best! (We have had years of experience with them) and this gets us in and out of places where tourist groups do not often go. Our cultural/humanitarian experience brings you to the high Andes Mountains outside Cuzco and the "Altiplano" on the way to Puno and into very small villages. Past participants have stated that Machu Picchu was awesome but the village experience was the highlight of the week.

Note: If you choose to hike the rigorous Huana Picchu mountain, we need to know by January 6, 2019 in order for us to apply for a permit.

Registration Cancellation Policy:
Conference cancellation requests received before Saturday, February 3, 2019 will receive a full refund minus a $500 cancellation fee. Conference registration requests received after Friday, February 2, 2019 no refund will be given. Please send cancellation requests to and we will email you a registration cancellation confirmation.

Paying by Check?
Please make checks payable to Reach Out And Learn and mail to 188 W. 2000 S. Bountiful, Utah 84010-5553.

What is included with my Registration Fees?

Includes conference fees (for conference registrants), airfare to and from Cusco from Lima, accommodations: one night in Lima, four nights in Cusco, up to four nights in Puno. Our cultural and historical training will include a hotel night in Aguas Calientes the night before we visit Machu Picchu. All hotel rooms are double occupancy or greater. Registration also includes a train ride to Aguas Calientes, the return trip from Aguas Calientes to Cusco, and a place to put your luggage in Lima on the day of your return flight to the United States. The conference registration does not include your flight from the United States to Lima and from Lima back to the United States, medical insurance, meals (although breakfast is usually provided by the hotel), or personal expenses.

How do I book and pay for a flight from the United States, to and from Lima, Peru?

Arrange your flight so you arrive in Lima on the evening of Thursday, April 4th. Your return flight will likely be at around 1 am Sunday morning (late, late Saturday night) on April 14th. Contact us if you have any questions

1. Purchase a ticket through an online travel site (Orbitz, Delta, United,Expedia, Travelosity, Yahoo Travel, etc.), or...
2. Check specific airline Websites (American, Delta, United, LAN, Air Mexico, etc.) or...
3. Use your frequent flier miles/award points,
4. Call a travel agent at a travel service such as Christopherson Travel. Christopherson Business Travel: 866 327-7606 Toll free, 801 327-7668 Direct line

When should I purchase my USA to Lima airline ticket?

In recent years, we have found that prior to 4-months out has been the best option. We have shopped both Orbitz and the major airline (Delta, United, LAN Peru) Web sites. We have found that the prices change significantly (up and down) from day to day.

Should I purchase Travel Insurance?

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. It is available from various providers, such as American Express or Travel Guard

What should I pack? The following list includes packing list suggestions: (It is not recommended that you bring everything on this list)

Additional tourist attire:

Waterproof sandals
Nice comfortable attire such as slacks or skirt and dress shirt for sit-down dinner or possible worship services

Personal Medical Pouch (we recommend the following):

Insect repellent & itch-balm plus or other hydrocortisone-base cream
Sunscreen along with Chapstick or Blistex-type lip ointment
Small first aid kit with Band-Aids, ointment, tweezers, medications etc.
Pain reliever
Diarrhoea medication (Imodium/Pepto Bismo, etc.)
Constipation medication
Cold & allergy medication, throat lozenges or cough drops
Other personal prescriptions if applicable

Personal Toiletries:

Personal hygiene items—toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, towel, wash cloth, soap, deodorant, etc. (an antiseptic cleanser can be a skin saver)
Toilet paper (you may prefer several pocket pouches of Kleenex)
Antibacterial wet wipes--the equivalent of 80-100 wipes per person. Individual pouches can be very convenient.


Personal snack supply: You will buy your own food/water in country, but if you are a "picky eater" or have favorites you can't live without…bring your snacks you prefer (trail mix, granola bars, dried fruit, etc.)
Headlamp or emergency flash light (to be used when the power goes out)
Box/Duct/Strapping tape to be used to repair luggage or to use in the villages.

Items to entertain or leave with those in the villages

Small "American" footballs, soccer balls (you can bring them deflated, then pump them up in the village (bring a small bike pump and a ball needle)
Long jump ropes (more than one person can jump at the same time)
Cultural sharing items i.e. a small musical instrument that you play, magic tricks, costume, etc.
Compact indoor games or projects i.e. cards or beads & yarn
Compact outdoor games (i.e. Wiffle ball, bubbles & blower)

What can I bring with me to have for village children?

We have found that it is best to allocate funds to purchase available items in Peru, rather than transport items in luggage.
World/Continent maps in Spanish (large enough to hang on a school wall, preferably laminated)

English/Spanish learning materials designed for younger children (4 to 9 years old) - these can be cards with pictures and the English/Spanish names on the back.

Blocks with letters to spell out what is on a picture in both English and Spanish. (If it is in a kit with the pictures and the correct spelling on the back in both English and Spanish and then small lettered blocks, preferably colorful used for the students to spell out the names.)

Art or craft materials that the students can use (preferably materials that are reusable).

They love bubbles, used tennis balls, finger paints. They also like their finger nails painted.

Colored pencils and crayons are always a hit. But don't bring paper because it can be purchased cheaply here in Cusco and it is heavy to bring in your luggage.

Magic tricks are also popular. Don't bring clothes or shoes for the school children.

Colorful hair bows and ribbons

What can I bring with me to donate to village adults?

Hygiene Kits (We will plan to present these to the village leaders/school master)

1 hair brush
4 toothbrushes
1 tube toothpaste (be sure to put this in your "checked" luggage and in a zip-lock bag)
1 bar of soap
1 dozen colored hair ties
2 wash cloths
Put these items in a one-gallon zip lock bag, then put the zip lock bag in a cloth bag with rope draw string.

Passport and Immigration Card

Keep your passport and immigration card in a convenient, yet secure, spot. When checking into hotels, onto planes and trains, into Machu Picchu, leaving the country, etc., you are required to show your passport. Your Immigration form will be required when you leave Peru for your return flight to the U.S. I scan my passport and email it as an attachment to myself or upload it to Google docs or other online place that I can access if necessary.

Missed flights, missed connections, delayed luggage, etc.

Reach Out And Learn is not responsible for missed flights, missed connections, standby flights, missing luggage, delayed luggage, your late arrival to Peru or Cusco, or airline change fees. We have learned that it is important to have at least two hours between flights in order to have time to make connecting flights. When making your flight reservations from the U.S. to Lima, you may choose to select an itinerary that has at least two hours between connecting flights. If your flight from the U.S. to Lima is postponed or delayed for any reason, we will anticipate that you will join our activities when you arrive in Cusco. We are also not responsible if you miss bus, train, or airline departures in Peru. We are not responsible for your wake up calls or to make sure you board buses, trains, or flights in time for their departures. However, we will make reasonable effort to make you aware of our itinerary and departure times so you can plan for and anticipate departures so you will be able to continue with the group. During your travel to Cusco, if for any reason you do not arrive in time for the group's flight from Lima to Cusco, please let us know by email and we will work with our in-country travel agent to adjust your schedule and possibly avoid flight-change fees.

What hotels are we planning to stay at?

Flights typically arrive in Lima just before midnight and flights from Lima to Cusco depart early the next morning.

In Lima, our hotel is the Vista del Sol, which, their website says, is 5 minutes from the Lima Jorge Chavez airport.

In Cusco, our hotel is the Royal Inca hotel.

In Quillabamba, we are planning to stay at the hotel Don Carlos.

Rooms will be arranged "double occupancy" or greater (at least two people to a room).

In order for us to reserve a room for you in Lima, you must register online (for the conference or village activities) at least 60 days before your arrival in Lima.

Where can I find traveller health/vaccination information?

Please visit the CDC Website to find Traveller recommendations. For general questions, please contact the Reach Out & Learn Office. Email:

What village activities will I participate in?
We plan to travel to remote mountain villages high in the Andes to interact with school children with activities such as English lessons, coloring pictures, jewelry making, soccer, frisbee, bubble blowing, etc. We also plan to work on village, family, and personal histories. We also plan to conduct needs assessments to discover and propose better ways for villagers to heat their homes, cook their food, wash their clothes, eat nutritious meals, drink pure water, etc.

When can I give items to children and community members?

Reach Out And Learn has found that the best way for us to distribute items is to give them to professionals in our humanitarian conferences and have them give them to people in need in small villages. Local professionals typically know those who are most in need. We also plan to give items such as first-aid and hygiene kits to the community leaders, such as the school master or teacher.

Do I need to sign a Waiver, Release, & Indemnity?

All Reach Out & Learn Volunteers/Participants are required to agree to the terms of a participation waiver that will be emailed to you after you register for an event. To agree to the terms of the agreement, simply reply to the email message, which will send it to us at

Registration Cancellation Policy

Conference cancellation requests received 70 days before your arrival in Peru, will receive a full refund minus a $200 cancellation fee. Conference registration requests received after 70 days before your arrival in Peru, wll receive no refund. Please send cancellation requests to You must receive a cancellation confirmation (e-mail) from us to confirm your cancellation.

Information About Travelling to and getting around in Peru

Lonely Planet Website or online search, Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.

Reach Out And Learn Event Cancellation Policy

Please register as early as possible, as the Expedition Planning Committee may cancel the expedition if a minimum number of registrants is not reached.


Reach Out And Learn reserves the right to change information on this Web page as well as arrangements associated with our agenda or the conference or expedition agendas, as necessary.

Paying by Check?

If paying by check, please make checks payable to Reach Out And Learn and mail to 188 W. 2000 S. Bountiful, Utah 84010-5553.

Continuing Education Information

Each conference participant will receive a certificate of attendance/participation.