Peru Service Project - Cusco & Ollantaytambo Sample Itinerary

Arrival, Orientation and Service in the Heart of the Andes: Cusco - 6 days

Day 1
  • International Flights: Boston, NY, Lima, Cusco

Day 2
  • AM Arrive Guest House, rest and acclimatize
  • Afternoon: Walk to the Plaza de Armas, visit the Municipal Market, check email and change money

Day 3
  • AM Coricancha and Sacsayhuaman Lunch at La Casona overlooking Cusco
  • Afternoon: Guided visit to a local orphanage to meet children and staff

Day 4
  • Family Day at the Orphanage: Visit outdoor market to buy lunch supplies, go to the orphanage and help the kids with chores and the mothers prepare lunch. Then eat and play with the children!
Day 5
  • Morning: Guided visit to a local school in Cusco for a cultural exchange with students and teachers
  • Afternoon lunch on our own, then visit the orphanage

Rural Service and Learning in the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Ollantaytambo - 3 days

Day 6
  • Leave Cusco and travel to the Sacred Valley, stopping along the way
  • Rest & settle into new family homes
Day 7
  • Early Morning: Guided exploration of the village and Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo
  • Afternoon: Introduction to Andean agriculture, Ceremonia a la Pachamama, begin field work
Day 8
  • Morning: Service with local farmers in the corn and potato fields of the valley
Exploring Deeper into the Sacred Valley: Macchu Picchu and Aguas Calientes - 2 days
Day 9
  • Leave Ollantaytambo early by train and Hike the Inka Trail, passing by Machu Picchu
  • Dinner on your own in town
Day 10
  • Machu Picchu
  • Return to Cusco Family Lodging Home

Goodbye Cusco: The Journey Home - 2 days
Day 11
  • Farewell visit to the Orphanage and Farewell Celebrations at our Guest House
Day 12
  • Morning: Transfer to airport / Flight: Cusco - Lima / Lima - Boston
Day 13
  • Arrive in Boston