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Your volunteer project will take place not far outside Cusco, with the Sacred Valley where your help can make a real difference to struggling communities. This challenge is truly unique and will test your ability to communicate and to achieve goals as part of a team.
The trek challenges your physical fitness at high altitude and the rewards are spectacular as you discover the mysterious ruins of the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the spectacular Andes Mountains.
Discover the best of the old and new Peru with free time to explore Cusco, the capital of the ancient Incan Empire and home to the spectacular Palace of Inca Roca, and surrounding areas.
Upon arrival in Cusco you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. The next day you will have an orientation and you can explore the exciting mix of old and new civilizations of the archaeological capital of the Americas. You will also start to acclimatize to high altitudes.
As an international volunteer you will have a fantastic opportunity to give back by supporting local schools and community projects around the Sacred Valley. Your work could span a wide range of contributions from redecorating and refurbishing to leading sports, drama and arts & crafts activities. This is your chance to volunteer abroad and make a real difference to the lives of those less fortunate. Volunteers support the work of the FutureSense Foundation overseas. The foundation was established with the aim of making a real and sustainable difference to underprivileged communities around the world. By supporting the FutureSense Foundation today, you are supporting the development of stronger communities for tomorrow.
A stunning 5 day trek offering breathtaking views – you won’t want to put your camera away! Trek along the Salkantay route, which offers a spectacular alternative to the oversubscribed Inca Trail. Supported by horses and camp crew, you will be taken off the beaten trail and away from the crowds, as you traverse breathtaking mountain passes and remote villages. The trek reaches an altitude of 4,600m so you will need to be physically fit to take on this challenge. On the fifth day you reach the lost city of Machu Picchu itself, with sights that are guaranteed to leave you spellbound.
Depending upon you connecting flight home, you may have some free time to enjoy your remaining time in Peru. You will have a farewell meal with your new friends and then we will transfer you from your accommodation to the airport in good time for your return flight. Alternatively, you could take part in our overland tour and make it a true Peruvian Adventure!
Extend your trip and take part in a 7 day tour of Peru for just $900
Experience all that Peru has to offer by joining the exhilarating 1 week extension trip! You will get to experience almost every perspective of Peru, which is really a much more diverse and beautiful country than people expect. This week will take you on a jam packed, fun filled adventure, giving you the opportunity to be a part of a variety of activities and completely unique environments that all give a completely different scope of Peru! See cities, lakes, desert, beach towns, ruins and much more on this unique week of travel. Visit Puno, the floating islands on Lake Titicaca, “The White City” Arequipa, and the sand boarding village of Huacachina.
|Contact Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|All Students||25th November – 16th December 2017
(Ext. 23rd December)
|All Students||30th June – 21st July 2018
(Ext. 28th July)
|Griffith Students (Jack Shepherd)||27th October – 17th November, 2018
(Ext. 24th November)
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.