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This exciting project consists of 15 days of teaching children in Cuzco combined with touring around the southern section of Peru! Exploring Maras and Moray on a four-by-four motorbike tour, river rafting and ziplining, trekking through the Andes Mountains and visiting the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu are just some of this program’s highlights. During the time that is not being used to explore Peru’s main attractions, volunteers will be based in the ancient city of Cuzco working with children, aged 4 to 12, primarily helping them to develop and strengthen their skills through school-related activities workshops. 
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Location of the Project:  Peru, various locations
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Project length:  15 days
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Arrival Airport:  Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
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Volunteer Work:  Education, teaching
Age:  Minimum age of 18
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Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international volunteers

What's Included

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Accommodations:  Shared dorm-style rooms and tents
Food:  Most breakfasts, some lunches and some dinners
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Airport Transfers:  Airport transfers are provided on both arrival and departure days
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Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, some meals, Maras and Moray park entrance fee, personal expenses
This project takes place in various locations throughout the enchanting country of Peru. Peru is located on the northeastern part of South America and shares borders with five other countries including - and the Pacific Ocean. 

Peru is made up of three main geographic regions: the highlands of the Andes Mountains, the coast and the Amazon Jungle region. A few destinations along this volunteering and touring project include the ancient city of Cuzco, the national park of Maras and Moray, trekking through the Andes Mountains and touring of the ruins of pre-Colombian Machu Picchu.
In addition to exploring the best that Peru as to offer, participants in this program will be volunteering with children at a local teaching assistance organization in Cuzco. Specific tasks may vary depending on each volunteer’s skills sets and experience. You will be asissting in varying workshops, depending on what the children choose to do. Assisting these children will also help them to learn about different cultural and therefore give them invaluable cultural experience. 


Some of your tasks may include:
  • Playing games with the children on the playground and/or in the classroom
  • Homework assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Teaching and assisting in English language, art, ready, computer and/or theatre classes (knowledge of Spanish required)
Please note: Specific tasks may vary depending on the school’s current needs.
Internet
Internet:  Internet is available at the accommodations in Cuzco
Laundry
Laundry:  Laundry services are available at the accommodations in Cuzco for an additional fee
Accommodations
Accommodations:  Volunteers will be placed in mixed-gender dorm rooms in Cuzco with up to 8 volunteers per room. During the trek volunteers will be placed in tents that are same-gender and are two per tent.
Food:  Breakfasts generally consist of juice, milk, fruits and breads. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated with prior notice.
Please take note of this project's minimum requirements:
  • Basic level of English
  • Police clearance
  • Patience and understanding
  • Flexibility to work in a new environment and an open mind
  • Basic level of Spanish is required to take part in the English language workshops
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Volunteers will be picked up at the airport.
 
Days 2- 5: Volunteering with children to teach them invaluable skills.
 
Day 6: Volunteering with children in the morning and touring Cuzco in the afternoon.
 
Day 7:  Volunteers will go on a four-by-four motorbike tour of the national park Maras and Moray.
 
Day 8: Volunteers will be rafting in the Vilcanota River and ziplining through the area.
 
Days 9 &10: Volunteer days at the school.
 
Days 11-14: Volunteers will trek for four days through the Andes Mountains to reach Machu Picchu. Return to Cuzco on the evening of Day 14.
 
Day 15: Volunteers will be dropped off at the airport for departure.
 
Please note: Schedule is subject to change at any time depending on local conditions.
 
This program is full of exciting adventures that are included, there are a few add-ons (at an additional cost) that may enrich the experience even more! Here are just a few options:
 
Optional Machu Picchu Hikes that can be booked in advance at an extra cost:

 
Huayna Picchu Trek:
This popular trek takes you to the viewpoint and summit of Huayna Picchu Mountain. Must be booked two weeks in advance.
 
Machu Picchu Mountain Hike:
The more challenging hike is Machu Picchu Mountain, or the "Old Mountain" located opposite of Huayna Picchu and about double the height.Must be booked one week in advance.
 
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