Arrive in Cusco, where you’ll be greeted at the airport by a Lift Our Planet staff member who will escort you to our accommodations. Settle in and join us for a walking tour of the city. Enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal at our volunteer welcome dinner.
Start your day with breakfast and a morning volunteer orientation, where you’ll learn about the project and the village, as well as Peruvian cultural customs and language. Afterward, we’ll visit several Inca sites and travel to Pisaq to learn more about the city.
Wake early to travel to our adopted village, where you’ll share breakfast with the villagers before beginning work on our renovation project at the school. At the end of the day, head to the home of your host family for dinner.
Share breakfast with your host family, and return to the school to continue service. In the afternoon, play games with the children and spend another night in the village.
Spend your last day in the village teaching English in the school. Visit an ancient Inca temple in the afternoon to take part in a traditional shaman ritual. Return to Cusco in the evening.
Meet local weavers of Chinchero before exploring Cruzpata on the back of a Peruvian paso horse. Enjoy a lakeside picnic and finish the ride with a tour of the scenery.
Explore the Sacred Valley with stops at Inca sites and an exciting zip lining adventure. Visit a small pottery village before traveling to Ollantaytambo and spending the night in the town of Machu Picchu.
Wake early to board a bus to Machu Picchu city, and begin the day with a hike to the Inca Bridge. Experience all of the sites that make this a wonder of the world and return to Cusco in the afternoon to enjoy a free evening in town.
Visit interesting archaeological sites and pre-Inca cities, tour the Andahuaylillas Colonial Church, and return to Cusco for an evening of free time.
Spend your last few hours in Cusco however you’d like. A Lift Our Planet staff member will escort you to the airport and assist you in checking in for your flight in the afternoon.