- Volunteer and share skills with girls at inspiring non-profit school.
- Explore the majestic lost citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Gain exclusive permit-only access to hike Machu Picchu Mountain.
- Freewheel by bicycle through the Sacred Valley.
- Absorb the warmth and color of local Andean culture.
- Find out what makes Peru a cuisine capital of the world!
- Climb your way to a lodge suspended on a vertical rock face.
- Rest amidst luxurious detail in the area’s premier lodges.
Day 1: Arrive into Peru
Arrive into Lima International. An Elevate representative will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel for check in.
Overnight Ramada Airport Hotel, a convenient stone’s throw from the airport which makes for an easy connection with your Cusco flight the following morning.
Overnight Ramada Costa del Sol
Day 2: Cusco and All-girls school visit
This morning, take an early flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be collected by your driver who will take you to your hotel for check in and a minute to refresh yourself. Then, head out for a visit to the impressive Chicuchas Wasi School with your bilingual guide. Learn all about this fantastic project, supporting girls, providing them with education and a better today and a more fulfilled tomorrow!
After your orientation of Chicuchas Wasi and meeting all of the little girls, head back to Cusco for your informative walking tour of Cusco City.
Then head to one of Peru’s premier hotels – an excellent restaurant, pool and spa make your experience nothing short of relaxing and delicious!
Overnight Hotel Palacio Nazarenas (Junior suite)
Days 3 and 4: Chicuchas Wasi Schoo and Cusco
Spend a 4-5 hour day of volunteering at Chicushas Wasi School with your bilingual guide. Enjoy working with students on art projects, dance, outdoor games, helping with homework and English practice or with any number of projects.
Enjoy the opportunity to share some of your skills and teach the girls something new!
Overnight Hotel Palacio Nazarenas ( Junior suite)
Day 5: Depart Chicuchas Wai for Sacred Valley
Final visit to Chicuchaswasi in the morning to say your good byes!
Head out and have lunch in Cusco. Visit Maras Moray en route to the stunning Sacred Valley.
Enjoy your night at the lovely Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa.
Overnight Sol y Luna (Deluxe casita)
Breakfast and lunch
Day 6: Biking excurions in the Sacred Valley or visit ruins in Yucay or Ollantataytambo
Today you can choose from any number of activities.
A nice biking excursion is a great way to see the countryside with a beautiful Andes view surrounding you!
Overnight Sol y Luna ( Deluxe Casita)
Breakfast and lunch
Day 7: Inca Trail Express
Rise and shine! Today, after a nice mellow morning, you will board your train to Machu Picchu at 2:00 PM. Upon arrival, you will be met by a guide who will assist you with bags and check in at the hotel.
Have a refreshing welcome drink and stroll the grounds of this stunning lodge nestled in the tropical cloud forest!
Relax and explore the tiny town of Aguas Calientes (now called Machu Picchu) perhaps purchasing some local crafts or just watching the river roll by as humming birds check out the flowers in bloom.
Overnight Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (superior deluxe)
Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner
Day 8: Machu Picchu
This morning you will go with your guide and explore Machu Picchu Sanctuary, learning all about the complex citadel and lives of the Incas. Also, climb Machu Picchu Mountain or trek up to the Sun Gate – all provide stunning views of this impressive world heritage site!
Enjoy a delicious lunch and then later, take a train to Ollantatayambo – where you can take a short visit to the Ollantaytambo Ruins before heading to Hacienda Urubamba Inkaterra for your overnight.
Overnight Hacienda Urubamba Inkaterra (Suite)
Breakfast and lunch
Day 9: Transfer from Sacred Valley to Cusco – fly Lima and home
Transfer from Urubamaba in a private vehicle to Cusco to connect with your flight to Lima and onward flight home.
Meals as mentioned, lodging, activities, bi-lingual guide, Machu Picchu permits, train tickets, some drinks and ground transfers.
Travel insurance, domestic and international flights, tips and gratuities, meals not mentioned, some drinks.
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