The solid salaries earned by ESL teachers in Peru combined with the low cost of living allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle. Wages start at around $500 a month, but experience and a TESOL certificate can earn you much more (over double, in fact). Considering the fact that you’ll only work around 25 hours a week – unless you take on more in private lessons- this is a pretty good deal that will allow you to have plenty of time to explore. A job at an international school or university will typically pay at least $20,000, which will allow you to actually save if you want to. Read: Types of Jobs and Requirements in Peru–
Where ESL Teachers Love to Travel in Peru
Of course, everyone will tell you that Machu Picchu should be the forerunner on your list of Peruvian adventures. While that may be true, there is an infinite list of other experiences that are equally epic. A visit to the Sacred Valley, for example, is great for history buffs and those yearning for a deep cultural conquest. Tours depart from Cusco, the capital of the ancient Incan Empire, and include a plethora of adventurous activities throughout the remarkable landscapes of the area, such as horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. Views are characterized by multiple historical Incan sites. The Colca Canyon is another natural phenomenon that visitors rave about. Even if you’re not an avid hiker, the beauty of this place cannot be missed. The canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and is undeniably a wondrous site.
Lake Titaca will also appeal to nature enthusiasts. In addition to being the highest navigable lake in the world, it is home to the famous floating reed islands, making a visit here is an experience entirely unique to Peru. Plus, history and culture buffs will appreciate the fact that islands were once home to the Uros, a tribe that pre-dates the Incans.