Our trip combined with volunteering is over, but the memories are still alive... We are working on it now, so check our blog soon ;)
But if you are interested in what our trip looked liked you can have a look at the programme of our trip below.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ABROAD AND VOLUNTEER ON LOCAL PROJECTS THEN THIS OFFER IS MADE FOR YOU! JOIN OUR NEXT TRIP COMBINED WITH VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE AND SPEND 2 WEEKS IN PERU!
PLANNED DATES OF THE TRIP: 3-16 JUNE, 2017
Would you love to meet Peruvian people, make friends with them and help them? Have you always dreamed about seeing Machu Picchu, visiting Cusco, Nasca lines and Ballestas Islands? Now you can make your dreams come true!
To make up your mind, firstly read the interview with the participants of our first trip combined with group volunteering to Nepal (September 2016): HERE The final question we asked our volunteers was: will the volunteers repeat this experience?
Monika immediately replies: “Yes, yes, and yes again! And I will whole-heartedly encourage everyone to try this form of holidays. And as soon as I find out about a trip with the same team – I’m in – no questions asked ;)”
Małgosia has similar thoughts: „We are a group of six girls who really took a great liking to each other. We shared the same sense of humour, we supported each other when one of us didn’t feel too well, we were eager to discover each other. For sure we will keep in touch.”
Marta: „We didn’t know each other before the journey – the first time we saw each other was in the departure hall at the Okęcie Airport in Warsaw. I hope that we will not only stay in touch, but that we will paint more than one school together :)”
AGENDA OF A TRIP TO PERU:
Day 1 – Warsaw – Lima
Flight to Lima, transfer from the airport to hostel, dinner at the old city, night in hostel in Lima
Day 2 – Lima - Cusco – Sacred Valley of Inca
After breakfast we will take a flight from Lima to Cusco in the morning. Transfer to the valley of the river Urubamba or called „Sacred Valley of Inca”, an extensive valley dominated by the imposing summits of the Vilcanota mountain range, which was the epicentre of the Inca culture. Then we will visiting local colorful market in Pisac and have time for shopping, lunch, transfer to hostel and accommodation in Ollantaytambo – an attractive village with streets of stone that preserves its Incas architucture.
Day 3 – Sacred Valley of Inca – Inca Tail – Aquas Calientes
After breakfast we will take a train from the station of Ollantaytambo, which will leave us 104 km later – the starting point of this adventure in the land of Incas (which will take us app. 6 hrs) The Inca Trail begins on the bridge over the Urubamba River, then attack a gentle climb to the cloud forest. In this way it is possible to observe a wide variety of flora and fauna and archaeological remains of Inca buildings. About three hours later, we reach the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna (name under which the locals call a variety of small orchids abundant in the region, which means "Forever Young" because they bloom all year). This will be the site of our lunch, and then we will restart our journey until evening at the sector of Intipunku (Sun Gate), a place where we will have a outstanding view of the city of Machu Picchu. At that time, we will not go to Machu Picchu, but we will descend to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
Day 4 – Aquas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Early in the morning we will board the bus for climbs to the Lost City of the Incas built on the mountain called Machu Picchu. We will have enough free time to explore and discover the wonders of Machu Picchu with a guide and on our own. This is an Inca city hidden among the hills and the clouds giving us a sensation of being in the sky and of feeling the energies in this charming place. Then we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town where we will board our train and back to Cusco.
Day 5 – Cusco
In the morning we will visit Cusco City known as the “Imperial City.” You will notice the harmony between the Inca and Spanish cultures and religions. After that, we will back to Cusco City. Free afternoon.
Day 6 – Cuzco – Andahuaylas
Departure to Andahuaylas to Chambao village in Apurimac Region (approximately 340 km – 5 hrs), meeting with local organisation. The beginning of volunteering experience where we will integrate and be part of the daily life and school routine of a rural public school in the Andean high.
Day 7 – Andahuaylas
We will start our volunteering work in the primary school in the centre of the mountainous village Chumbao. We will decorate classrooms, repair and maintain school environments and furniture.
Day 8 – Andahuaylas
We will continue volunteering work at the school; in the afternoon possibility of time off animation for school kids.
Day 9 – Andahuaylas
Volunteering experience. Implementation of first-Aid Kit in schools / First aid initiation workshop among schoolchildren.
Day 10 – Andahuaylas – Paracas
After breakfast we will go to the city of Nasca (650 km, app. 10 hrs). We leave behind the beautiful mountains landscapes and see the special desert of the Peruvian coast. Nasca is known for the mystery of its lines drawn in the desert, a variety of figures until unresolved today. Then we will go to Paracas, where we will have accommodation.
Day 11 – Paracas – Nasca- Paracas
Early in the morning we will go to Nasca. Possibility of taking a flight over the Nasca Lines - carefully drawn lines and meticulously detailed geoglyphs upon the sands and an unknown origin placed in one of the most arid regions of the world. If you decide for the flight you will see a spider, a hummingbird, a monkey, a huge labyrinth of lines, trapezes, triangles. Then we will come back to Paracas.
Day 12 – Paracas
In the morning we will take a motor boat (2 hours) towards the Ballestas Islands, which are the biggest natural sanctuary in Peruvian shores and are home to thousands of migratory and resident birds as flamingos, waders, and guano birds, which share their habitat with huge groups of sea lions and fur seals and probably we can see dolphins. Free time in the afternoon.
Day 13 – Paracas – Lima
After breakfast transfer to Lima, free time, departure
Day 14/15* – Lima – Warsaw
* Depending on your airline tickets
Due to the nature of this expedition insignificant deviations from the program are possible, however, does not affect its essential shape and quality.
The price for 1 person: 1900 USD plus a return ticket
If you want us to look for a ticket for you from different city/country, let us know, we will find the best offer for you, so we can start our expedition in Lima together. The trip is confirmed.
Guide with Polish and English language- a representative of Travel with Mission / No Limits
- Ollantaytambo (Saint Valley))
- Aquas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
- Chumbao (Andahuaylas)
3 meals a day at local restaurants, with Peruvian families or/and the venue of volunteering
Water, coffee / tea with meals
Guide with English:
- Saint Valley of Inca
- Machu Picchu
Fees for the entrance to the places mentioned in the programme, including the entance fee to the Saint Valley of Inca and Machu Picchu
- Transfers from and to the airport
- Flight Lima – Cusco
- Tain from Ollantaytambo to Chachabamba (104 km Inca Trail)
- Internal bus rides
Materials needed for the work of the volunteer
The price does not include:
Additional meals ordered individually
Flight over Nasca lines – additionally paid (app. 150 USD)
The booking is an advance payment.
This trip is organised in cooperation with a friend and a very experienced organiser of tourism - Alina Majewska, owner of the company "No Limits" www.no-limits.pl and Agnieszka Adamowska - our friend and a very experienced guide, who was with us in Nepal in 2016.
Lidia Kilińska-Dłabich: email@example.com, phone: +48 504 100 825
Alina Majewska: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +48 602 792 995