KNOWN AS “LAND OF THE INCAS,” PERU IS HOME TO MACHU PICCHU AND THE INCA TRAIL.  EXPEDITIONERS WILL TRAVEL TO CUSCO AND WORK IN REMOTE VILLAGES OF THE SACRED VALLEY.

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Expeditioners will travel to The Sacred Valley of the Incas also known as the Urubamba Valley in the Andes of Peru, about an hour north of the Inca capital of Cusco.

TRAVEL DATES & REGISTRATION

THANKSGIVING 2019

ARRIVAL: November 24, 2019 International flight arrival to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: November 30, 2019 International flight departure from  Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) at 4:00pm or later..

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CHRISTMAS 2019

ARRIVAL: December 28, 2019 International flight arrival to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) BY 5pm local time.

DEPARTURE: January 4, 2020 International flight departure from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) at 4:00pm or later.

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PRE & POST TRAVEL

Expedition participants are free to organize their own travel before or after the expedition, but they must attend orientation the first day of the expedition and depart from the village the final day of the expedition. READ THE FAQs >

EXPEDITION FEES

$1,095 +$250 Machu Picchu fee + airfare per person. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, and project materials. A $300 deposit is required to reserve your reservation. *Participants must be at least eight (8) years old or older. FHe is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 100% of the expedition fee is tax deductible and can be funded through donations.

Each expedition includes at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project is generally a school, clinic, or water system and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials. Other areas of focus include training programs centered around business development, education, and healthcare. We strive to adapt each training to the individual needs of each community.

Each expedition includes at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project is generally a school, clinic, or water system and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials. Other areas of focus include training programs centered around business development, education, and healthcare. We strive to adapt each training to the individual needs of each community.

Family Humanitarian participants will work side-by-side with villagers throughout the day enjoying cultural events in the process. Hotel/Guest House accommodations with running water, electricity,  showers, and common eating areas  can be expected.  Expeditions will also include a day exploring Machu Picchu.

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Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture.
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Alpacas in the street, guinea pigs for lunch, and water shutting off at night are all totally normal things in Cusco.
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The potato is originally from Peru and there are 3,000 different varieties. Peru also grows 55 different kinds of corn and 1,625 types of orchids, 425 of which can be found close to Machu Picchu.
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Two-thirds of Peru is covered in prime Amazon rainforest. Machu Picchu was lost to the Amazon jungle for hundreds of years until it was rediscovered by an American explorer.
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