Welcome everyone! We are glad to finally reach our departure date, as it has seemed a lifetime; we are now ready to begin our journey. We hope that everyone is extremely excited, for we are about to embark on a journey that will open doorways to a world that most people will only dream of. We will be traveling to the beautiful, diverse country of Peru. Our stops will be in the city of Lima, various cities and towns of the Andes Mountains, and we will visit the ruins of Machu Pichu. Along the way, as a group, we will introduce the Peruvian people to self help projects to better their lives for ever. We will have the chance to visit a Catholic school and see Peruvian children engage themselves in woodworking, sewing, secretary classes as well as computer classes. We will have the chance to eat traditional Peruvian dinners and learn about the history and culture of the country. CARE work in Peru has evolved into development programs that focus on food, agriculture, community development, support for small business, education and health, as well as response to emergencies when needed. As a group we will travel to Peru to further these current developments. This is a journey that can change every CARE member's life as well as the people that are blessed with our mission. There are many, many things you will need and want to do before you travel, and it's easy to forget some of them, so CARE has provided the following information and we hope that it will help to make this trip a memorable and enticing experience. .
Paper work is very important. In fact, it is one of the most important things to understand before we venture out. You must have a valid passport which should be valid for six months after departure. On our entry into Peru we will be filling out immigration forms and our passports will be issued with entry stamps and tourist cards. The immigration form is a very important form that you will need in order to leave the country after our trip.