Cusco – Peru

Cusco – Peru

Children’s eduation center

Cusco, Peru

Spend a few weeks in colorful Cusco giving the local kids a hand with their homework, boosting their creativity and giving them a much-needed sense of stability. Many of the children here lead tough lives, facing abuse from parents or having no homes at all. This project exists to give them a loving learning environment, a brief relief from their daily struggles and kit them out with skills to build a brighter future.

Started in 2004 by one incredible man with a burning desire to make the world a better place, the project is all about education through love. The idea is that the most beautiful gift you can possibly give others is opportunity – and that’s exactly what you’ll do here. In the process, you’ll learn just as much about yourself as you teach the kids. You’ll work with kids between the ages of 5 and 17 years, running theatre, music and painting workshops, helping to upkeep the library and teaching the kids about world cultures and ecology.  Not only this, but you’ll living in the magical Cusco and close to the Lost Kingdom of Machu Picchu.

Why join this project?

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Live in to the atmospheric and magical Cusco, the beating heart of Inca culture.

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Support children, given them tools to make something of their future.

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Explore the awe-inspiring Lost Kingdom of Machu Picchu, the secrets of the Sacred Valley in your spare time.

Want to inspire creativity and understanding in spirited local kids?

Created to provide peace and stability to kids in Peru, this very special project is uplifting and unique. The main goal is to support the local children and help them to build skills that will set them on the road to a brighter future. Many of these kids not being cared for or don’t have homes at all. The project offers a loving, kind learning environment during after-school hours and receives children between 5 and 17 years old from several public schools in the areas.

Established in 2004 by a young Peruvian guy with a big dream and no funding at all, the project is run entirely on the passion and kindness of people all over the world. It offers the children help with their school homework, as well as different kinds of creative workshops and seminars covering world cultures and religions and ecology. Today, the project has its very own cultural center and welcomes over 100 children every single day.

Volunteers come here to teach, but learn a whole lot about life at the same time. Ultimately, the goal of the project is to build a sustainable eco-village for the children and all of the income generated by the hostel, restaurant and volunteers go towards this cause, so you’ll really help to make a difference during your stay. It’s somewhere very special and an experience that will stick with you years to come.

You will need to have a good base of Spanish for this project. In case your Spanish is basic, we can set you up with a 2 week (or more) ~Spanish course of 4 hours a day prior to the project, but in case you want to improve your Spanish, you can also take classes while volunteering.

Project duration:

Min 1 week – Max 6 months (agos check)

Location of project:

Cusco, in the pitoresque San Blas, located at a walking distance to the main square

Arrival airport:

Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)

Activities:

  • Helping local kids complete their homework, reading stories and monitoring each child personally.
  • Getting involved in creative workshops focused on theatre, music, painting or dance.
  • Assisting with group sessions that discuss life issues such as a world cultures, religion, ecology and sexuality.
  • Lending a hand in the library.
  • Pitching in with absolutely anything else that crops up!

Working hours:

The School is opened from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm (depending on where they go exercise). The hours that the volunteer will have to help, depends on the exact help that the volunteer will provide which will be assigned upon arrival and considering the volunteer skills. Each working day however, has an average of 4 hours working hours.

Getting to the project:

The hostel where you will be staying is connected to the program and is a 10 minute walk

Requirements:

  • Minimum age 20.
  • Police certificate
  • Basic Spanish required.
  • Medical insurance.

What’s included

  • Volunteer fee for the project
  • Accommodation in a shared room at the hostel
  • Food: The hostel provides your breakfast
  • Airport pickup: Included on arrival date.
  • Support: Pre-departure helpdesk, local in-country team and 24 hour emergency support

What’s not included

  • Flights, insurance, visas, additional activities
  • Spanish Classes
  • Other meals
  • Return journey to the airport

Volunteering with the project can be perfectly combined with a local language school, giving you a chance to make a difference and brush up on your Spanish at the same time. Spanish classes are 4 hours either in the morning or the afternoon

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrive into Cusco airport (airport code CUZ)

Our volunteer coordinator will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hostal where you will be staying for at least 2 weeks. The hostel is owned by the project and located at a 10 min walk from the education center.

Day 2 (Monday) – orientation day

Your day starts with an orientation meeting at 11 at the center. here you will meet the other volunteers and you will discuss together with your coordinator in what tasks you will assigned to. This will depend on your level of Spanish and interests.

Day 3 (Tuesday) to day 6 (Friday) – working with the children

Depending if you take Spanish classes your volunteer work will be either in the morning or the afternoon. Usually you will work the first 2 hours with the children in reinforcement of education (reading, computer, math, art etc). The last 2 hours are for workshops. Working times will be either from  08.30 to 12.30 Hs or in the afternoon  from 15.00 to 19.00 Weekends are free.

On Fridays there is a meeting with your coordinator to discuss the week end to prepare the next one

Day 7 & 8 (week end) free to explore Cusco and surroundings

Cusco has many many things to see and do. If you are a real adventurous there are many trekkings & mountainbike trips into the sacred valley, exploring tiny villages. Cusco itself also has many things to do and see. Sometimes during the week end the center organizes special activities, but this is usually not the case.

YYanapay magic hostalou’ll stay in a welcoming hostel owned by the project and packed with character, sleeping in dorm-style accommodation with shared bathrooms. Each dorm houses up to 10 volunteers and there are private rooms with shared bathrooms available at an additional cost. Breakfast and lunch are included on a daily basis. Breakfast is a healthy and delicious buffet affair featuring breads, jams, oatmeal, granola fruits and hot drinks.

With a playground for the neighborhood kids, the hostel is popular with the community as well as volunteers, giving you a great opportunity to get to know the local people. Home to beautiful green areas scattered with colorful hammocks as well as a restaurant and bar, it’s wonderful place to relax at the end of a working day. There are all kinds of conscious activities up for grabs, including yoga, drum sessions and massage circles. The hostel also organizes regular social events such as barbecues, karaoke, move nights and salsa lessons.

This project runs all year round, and always starts on Mondays. You’ll need to commit to at least one full week, but beyond that, the timing is very flexible. Simply let us know when you want to arrive and we’ll take care of the rest! If you’re staying for at least a month, you’ll be given more complex, trusted responsibilities. The longer your stay, the more rewarding your experience!

This project is on the lookout for…

Volunteers at least 18 years old dedicated to promoting peace, love and stability. You’ll need to commit to the project for at least one full week and be prepared to give 110% when you are working with the kids. You’ll need energy, consistency and a willingness to get stuck in to all kinds of activities, from teaching to sweeping or washing. A decent grasp of Spanish is recommended, but we can book Spanish classes alongside the project if you’re a bit of a novice.

About

Cusco

Cusco is the beating heart of Inca culture, nestled in the Andes near to the magical Lost Kingdom of Machu Picchu. With friendly locals, atmospheric cobbled streets and a constant carnival atmosphere, it’s a brilliant base for a volunteering stint. Encased by crumbling ancient walls, it’s a city where legend lingers in the streets and ancient traditions remain alive and kicking. The Incas called Cusco the ‘belly button of the world’ and as soon as you arrive, you’ll see why. It’s somewhere bursting with life and color that will get you right into the Peruvian thick of things. The only tricky part is leaving…

You’ll find shady plazas filled with dancers in local costumes, gorgeous colonial buildings, quirky cafés and lively bars perfect for a Pisco Sour (or two). As a crossroads for travelers coming to or from Machu Picchu, Cusco has a bohemian vibe and an air of real excitement. Not only this, but the scenery is simply to die for. Surrounded by snow-dusted Andean peaks, cloud forests, rushing rivers and tiny villages, there are all kinds of adventures waiting beyond the city walls. Suffice to say, it’s a really special place to call home.

Ideas for

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No visit to Cusco would be complete without heading up to the Lost Kingdom of Machu Picchu, swirled in magical morning cloud. It’s the highlight of any trip to Peru, so you can’t possibly miss it!

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Cusco is home to a handful of local markets piled high with a colorful jumble of bright textiles, crafts and ponchos. At the end of Avenida el Sol, you’ll find artisan markets packed with handicrafts, while San Pedro Central is packed with vegetables, fruits, flowers and souvenirs.

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Cusco city centre – People watch in the central square and take in the churches and colonial balconies with the Andes as a backdrop. Check out the cathedral and its Cusqueña school artwork. Spot the guinea pig in the painting of the Last Supper, or the non-Christian images depicted on the main doors.

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Get killer views amongst the enormous stones of the Sacsayhuaman ruins up above the city centre. It’s a great spot for a hike (or jump in a cab if the altitude is getting to you!) and a place to really soak up the energy of the city.

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Artists and great views – Take a (slow!) walk up to San Blas, the artist’s quarter, where you can visit artists’  workshops. Don´t miss the Mendevil museum with the llama necked religious figures.

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Peru archeology & local communities

Peru archeology & local communities

Archeology & local communities

Peru

Follow in the footsteps of the Incas on this 10-day adventure into the heart of mystical Peru. Watch magical Machu Picchu appear between drifting folds of mist and wander through the cobbled streets of lively Cusco, surrounded by snow-tipped Andean peaks on all sides. Drift between the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, get a peek into the traditional life of the indigenous people and feel tiny amidst the scenery of the Sacred Valley. It’s a journey from dizzying mountains to cloud forests and throbbing cities to vast glassy lakes. Get prepared to be blown away by the beauty of Peru.

The tours, hotels, day trips and suggestions in this tour are just an example of what we can do for you. Contact us to customize a trip especially for your group

Trip highlights

  • Explore the Lost Kingdom of Machu Picchu, rising out of the cloud forest amidst snow-capped mountains.
  • Visit the friendly locals in Chinceros, a colourful community famous for its rainbow textiles and traditional lifestyle.
  • Get lost in the cobbled streets and carnival atmosphere of Cusco, the beating heart of Peruvian culture.
  • Journey deep into the Sacred Valley, steeped in Inca history and mystical spirit.
  • Float between the peaceful islands of Lake Titicaca and sleep in a homestay with the welcoming Uros Indians.

Peru 10 days / 9 nights

Adventure level: gentle
Max group size: 30
Included
  • 8 nights in comfortable 3-star accommodation on a full board basis and one night in a homestay on Lake Titicaca with a local family.
  • 1 certified, experienced tour leader to accompany you every step of the way.
  • 1 teacher travels completely free of charge for every 10 students in the group.
  • Private transport and private excursions with a bilingual certified guide. All entrance fees included.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Bienvenidos a Lima!

When you touch down in Peru, you’ll be welcomed at the international airport by your guide and transferred directly to your hotel in buzzing district of Miraflores, packed with cosmopolitan restaurants, leafy parks and all-too-tempting shops. A thriving metropolis perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and draped in rolling fog, Lima is an eye-opening city to explore. After freshening up and shaking off your jetlag, you can head to a local restaurant a try a zingy seafood ceviche, Lima’s classic dish.

Days 2 – 3: Inca culture in Cusco

On Day 2, you’ll head for the airport and hop on a flight to colourful Cusco. When you arrive, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and welcomed with a steaming mug of local coca tea to ward off any altitude sickness. Your hotel is part of the Niños Foundation, an inspiring community project that cares for over 600 street kids. A heady mixture of modern culture and ancient local legend, Cusco is a maze of narrow cobbled streets ringed by Inca walls. Wander between arty stalls piled high with alpaca knits, watch the world go by at a café in shady Plaza del Armas and soak up the spirit of the Inca Empire.

The following day, you’ll set off on a walking tour to learn about local Andean culture and ancient architecture before travelling to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, just outside the centre of Cusco. The fortress is built from gigantic slabs of stone weighing up to a whopping 350 tonnes each and placed together with absolute precision. At the end of the day, you can relax over a traditional and enjoy a folkloric show before hitting the hay.

Day 4: The spirit of the Sacred Valley

Today, you’ll journey from Cusco deep into the Sacred Valley, a beautiful patchwork of fertile plains wedged between the high Andes and the tropical lowlands. It’s a lush region rich with fruit orchards and vegetable groves, with fantastic views around every bend. Before long, you’ll reach Ollantayambo, the site of some astonishing Inca ruins stretched over bright green terraces. After exploring the ruins, you’ll travel to Chincero, a colourful and welcoming community nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here, you’ll meet the friendly locals, amble through the market and get a glimpse into remote Peruvian life. We will spend the night in the Sacred Valley.

Days 5 – 6: Mystical magic at Machu Picchu

The next two days are all about the Lost Kingdom of Machu Picchu, easily one of the most staggering spots on the planet. On Day 5, you’ll take a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, swathed in the mist of the cloud forest. Also known as Machu Picchu pueblo, it’s a lively crossroads for travellers coming to or from the ruins. In the evening, you can plunge into the local hot springs for a well-earned soak before heading to bed.

Early on Day 6, you’ll set off along the twisting road to Machu Picchu. As the morning cloud clears to reveal the Lost Kingdom in all its glory, you’ll be knocked off your feet. There’s nowhere else like it. With a mysterious history and a dramatic setting between towering Andean peaks, the terraces of Machu Picchu and packed with atmosphere. You’ll be given a guided tour of the ruins before travelling back to Cusco.

Days 7 and 8: Puno and Lake Titicaca homestay

On Day 7, you’ll set off on the gorgeous bus journey to Puno, crossing the Altiplano highlands to the shores of dazzling Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. On the way, you’ll visit a handful of fascinating pre-Inca archaeological sites and stop for a traditional buffet lunch a the top of a dizzying mountain pass overlooking the valley.

After spending one night in Puno, you’ll glide across the glassy waters of Lake Titicaca, with white snowy peaks reflected in the bright blue water. Before long, you’ll arrive on Taquile and Uros, floating reed islands home to friendly communities of indigenous Indians. Here, you’ll be welcomed into the local homes, learn about island culture and kick a football around the playful kids. You’ll sleep in shared rooms in a traditional mud brick house – an experience to really remember.

Days 9 – 10: Live it up in Lima

On the morning of Day 9, you’ll sail back across Lake Titicaca. Back on solid ground, you’ll head for Juliana airport to catch a flight back to Lima for the last night of your trip. Here, amongst the bright lights and boutique cafés of Miraflores, try some traditional Peruvian cuisine and whisk around the highlights of the city. You can also take some time to explore the fascinating Larco Museum. Crammed with archeological wonders, including erotic sculptures that will raise a few eyebrows, it’s like stepping into the past. The museum organizes all kinds of educational events and activities, making it perfect for student tours.

On Day 10, you’ll set off on a half day city tour to see Lima like a real local. First, you’ll wander through a traditional market packed to try a handful of rare, exotic fruits before catching a Metropolitano bus downtown to check out the landmark colonial buildings in the area. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to the airport, where you’ll begin your journey home.

Practical Information

It’s tricky to pin down the climate of Peru because the altitude varies in a such a dramatic way. While the high Andes might be knee-deep in snow , the beach can be drenched in blazing sunshine. Strictly speaking, the best weather spreads across almost the entire country from June to September, making it a popular time for trekking to Machu Picchu. From December to April, the mountains and jungles are hit by heavy rains, while Lima is often overcast and fog-wrapped but very rarely wet. Whenever you travel, bring some warm jumpers for chilly Andean nights and a waterproof jacket.
Day 1: Arrival transfer from Lima airport to Miraflores hotel. Overnight.

Day 2: Transfer from hotel to airport for domestic flight to Cusco. On arrival, transfer from Cusco airport to hotel. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 3: Half day walking tour of Cusco with Cathedral entrance fee included. Afternoon tour to Sacsayhuaman Archaeological site with Cusco visitor ticket included. Welcome dinner with folkloric show. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 4: Morning visit to Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Afternoon visit to Chinceros community. Overnight at Casitas del Arco Iris (B,L,D).

Day 5: Transfer from hotel to Ollantaytambo train station and exhibition train to Machu Picchu. Visit to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 6: Half day visit to Machu Picchu, with minibus to and from the top of the mountain included. Train back to Cusco and transfer from Poroy train station to hotel. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 7: Bus transfer from Cusco to Puno, visiting archaeological sites scattered along the way. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 8: Full day visit to Uros and Taquile islands on Lake Titicaca. Overnight at family homestay (B,L,D).

Day 9: Transfer from Titicaca to Juliaca airport for flight to Lima. Transfer from Lima airport to hotel. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 10: Half day local city tour of Lima. Transfer from hotel to airport for journey home. (B)

  • 8 nights in comfortable 3-star accommodation on a full board basis and one night in a homestay on Lake Titicaca with a local family.
  • Full board
  • Private transport and private excursions with a bilingual certified guide. All entrance fees included.
  • 1 certified, experienced tour leader to accompany you every step of the way.
  • 1 teacher travels completely free of charge for every 10 students in the group.

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Peru adventure & Inca trail

Peru adventure & Inca trail

 Explore & Inka Trail

Peru

A jumble of adventure and community living, this 13-day trip to Peru will get your adrenaline pumping and give you a privileged peek into local life. You’ll trek the classic Inca trail to the mist-swirled Lost City of Machu Picchu, visit an inspiring project that supports street children in Cusco, stay at home with a welcoming family in a remote Andean village and delve into the mystical legend of the Inca Empire. It’s an eye-opening trip that will bring your students a behind-the-scenes glimpse into traditional Peruvian communities and thrill their socks off at the same time.

The tours, hotels, day trips and suggestions in this tour are just an example of what we can do for you. Contact us to customize a trip especially for your group

Trip highlights

  • Trek the classic 4-day Inca Trail to the Lost Kingdom of Machu Picchu, hidden high up in the clouds.
  • Wander through the atmospheric cobbled streets and colourful markets of Cusco, nestled between Andean peaks.
  • Visit an uplifting and inspiring community project that supports over 600 local street kids.
  • Stay at home with a welcoming family in a remote villages tucked between snow-tipped mountains.
  • Look out over vast salt-pans overhanging cliffs and surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery.

Peru 13 days / 12 nights

Adventure level: active
Max group size: 30
Included
  • 8 nights in comfortable 3-star accommodation on a full board basis, 1 night in an Andean family homestay and 3 nights camping along the world famous Inca Trail.
  • Full board
  • Private transport and private excursions with a bilingual certified guide. All entrance fees included.
  • 1 certified, experienced tour leader to accompany you every step of the way.
  • 1 teacher travels completely free of charge for every 10 students in the group.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Bienvenidos a Lima!

When you land in Lima, you’ll be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your comfortable hotel in the heart of the buzzing Miraflores district, famous for its café culture, leafy parks and boutique shops. After freshening up, you can set out to explore. Wrapped in rolling fog on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Lima is a world-class city packed with eye-opening sites. Relax in shady plazas, try a delicious seafood ceviche and gaze up at beautifully preserved colonial buildings.

On the morning of Day 2, you’ll set off on a guided city tour including the eerie catacombs beneath the San Francisco Church and the fascinating archaeological museum, before travelling to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Days 2 and 3: Local culture and Inca legend in Cusco

When you touch down in Cusco on the afternoon of Day 2, you’ll be transferred to your cosy hotel and welcomed with a steaming mug of local coca tea. The hotel is part of the inspiring Niños Foundation, a community project that feeds over 600 street kids from the city. Cusco is perched at 3450m above sea level, bursting with colour and carnival spirit.

On the morning of Day 3, you’ll set off on a walking tour of the city, stopping at Cusco’s highlights and soaking up the atmosphere. The afternoon is free for you to amble through the cobbled streets, wander past the Inca walls and explore markets piled high with bright alpaca knits. If you’re feeling brave, try the local delicacy of Cuy, otherwise known as roasted guinea pig!

 

Day 4: Into the Sacred Valley

The next day, you’ll travel to the fortress of Sacayhuaman, just outside the city centre. Built from gigantic slabs of stone weighing over 350 tonnes each, it’s a mind-boggling architectural achievement. This is a fascinating visit for geography students and your guide will be able to explain all about the construction, heritage and history of the site.

Afterwards, you’ll relax at the Hacienda de Huasao, tucked away between the mountains just 30 minutes from Cusco. Packed with local atmosphere and colourful, it’s a wonderful place to soak up the sunshine and gaze out over the peaceful scenery. Next, you’ll saddle up for a mountain bike tour of the surrounding villages and scenic viewpoints. With your own set of wheels, you’ll dash through the countryside, waving at the friendly locals as you pass.

 

Days 5 and 6: Secluded homestay and the Sacred Valley

Today, you’ll head towards the tiny village of Chincero, tucked away in the beautiful Urquillos Valley. Here, you’ll meet the villagers and learn about local life in the lush green hills. The people of Chincero are famous for their intricate weaving skills and you’ll find most of the villagers wearing full traditional dress. You’ll spend the night with a local family in a simple village house, giving you a wonderful behind-the-scenes glimpse into Andean culture.

On Day 6, you’ll continue deeper in the Sacred Valley towards the pre-Inca ruins of Moray. After wandering between the complex network of terraces, you’ll make your way to the ‘Salinas’ or Maras, endless salt pans overhanging the cliff edge and surrounded with dramatic views. You can watch the salt harvesting in action, gaze down to the Urubamba River and feel a million miles from home.

Days 7 – 9: Trekking the Inca Trail

Today, the action begins as you follow in the footsteps of the Incas along the world-famous Inca trail. Before you begin, you’ll stop by the ruins of Ollantay, where steep terraces cling to the mountainside. It’s the only Inca stronghold to persistently resist Spanish attacks and packed with local legend.

Next, it’s time to lace up your walking boots and hit the trail. For 3 nights, you’ll trek along riverbeds, walk through cloud forests and climb up steep mountain passes towards Machu Picchu, camping along the way. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide as well as a porter and cook, so you’ll have everything you need to make it to the Lost Kingdom. The highest point of the trek, known as Dead Woman’s Pass, sits at a heady 4200m above sea level with breathtaking views over the valleys below.

Day 10: Arriving at Machu Picchu

After 3 nights on the Inca Trail, all of your efforts (and blisters) will be rewarded a thousand times over. On Day 10, you’ll reach the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu at lunchtime, just as the morning mist lifts from its lush green peaks and terraces. It’s something that is sure to take your breath away. You’ll have plenty of time to wander around the site before taking the train to the village of Aguas Calientes, for a soak in the natural hot springs and a well-earned pillow under your head.

Days 11 – 13: Cusco and Machu Picchu at daybreak

After a dreamy sleep in a comfy bed, you’ll wake up well before dawn to catch sunrise over Machu Picchu. As the day begins to break and golden light floods between the hills, you’ll be completely wrapped up in the magic of the Lost Kingdom. It’s enough to give you goosebumps.

Later that morning, you’ll head back to Cusco, where you’ll be able to relax and recover for the remainder of your trip. Mingle with the locals in the colourful markets of San Pedro, dive into daily life amongst the ramshackle stalls of Wanchaq, pick up traditional Peruvian presents for family back home and get lost in the labyrinth of cobbled backstreets.

On Day 13, you’ll check out of your friendly hotel and head for the airport, where you’ll catch a flight back to Lima and begin your international journey home.

Practical Information

It’s tricky to pin down the climate of Peru because the altitude varies dramatically from region to region. While the high Andes might be knee-deep in snow, the beach can be drenched in blazing sunshine. Strictly speaking, the best weather spreads across almost the entire country from June to September, making it a popular time for trekking to Machu Picchu. From December to April, the mountains and jungles are hit by heavy rains, while Lima is often overcast and fog-wrapped but very rarely wet. Whenever you choose to travel, bring a warm jumper for chilly Andean nights and a waterproof jacket.

Day 1: Transfer from Lima airport to Miraflores hotel. Overnight.

Day 2: Half day city tour and visit to archaeological museum. All entrance fees included. Transfer from hotel to airport for flight to Cusco. Arrival transfer in Cusco from airport to hotel. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 3: Half day walking tour of Cusco. Entrance free to Cathedral included. Afternoon visit to the Niños community project. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 4: Morning visit to Sacsayhuaman Archaological site. Cusco visitor pass included. Afternoon transfer to Hacienda Huasao and mountain bike tour of the local area. Overnight at the hacienda (B,L,D).

Day 5: Half day visit to Pisaq market and Chinceros site in the Sacred Valley. All entrance fees included. Overnight at local family homestay (B,L,D).

Day 6: Half day visit to Moray. Overnight in the sacred valley, hotel (B,L,D).

Day 7: Half day visit to Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Beginning on 4 day/3night Inca Trail. Overnight camping along the trekking route. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Inca Trail trekking. Overnight camping. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Inca Trail trekking. Overnight camping. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Arrival at Machu Picchu, marking the end of the Inca Trail trek. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 11: Morning at leisure. Afternoon journey back to Cusco. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 12: Whole day at leisure in Cusco. Overnight (B,L,D).

Day 13: Transfer from hotel to airport to begin the journey home (B).

  • 8 nights in comfortable 3-star accommodation, 1 night in an Andean family homestay and 3 nights camping along the world famous Inca Trail.
  • Full board
  • Private transport and private excursions with a bilingual certified guide. All entrance fees included.
  • 1 certified, experienced tour leader to accompany you every step of the way.
  • 1 teacher travels free of charge for every 10 students in the group.

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