I Love Adventures - Volunteer Cusco Kids

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Spend two weeks working at a voluntary drop-in centre for children and youth where they can get help with homework, a hot meal and participate in a variety of workshops. Children living in extreme poverty in Cusco are often forced to drop out of school to work or beg on the streets to help support their families. You will be contributing to a project that provides children from poor families with a place to get guidance and support.

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Whats Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Children's Project Volunteering, Cusco Carte Blanche: Cusco. 2 weeks volunteering with a Children's Project, free weekend to discover Cusco and its surroundings.
  • No meals included
  • Hotel (1 nt), Family- style hostel (12 nts)
  • local taxis, local bus, walking
  • Volunteer project coordinator and staff
  • 8

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  • Peru

Volunteering at a drop in centre for children and youth, participating in workshops like leather-working and jewelery-making, exploring the cultures and history of Cusco.

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Days : 14

Price : From AED 2,956*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 1 - Easy

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco
Day 2 Cusco
Days 3-6 Cusco
Days 7-8 Cusco
Days 9-13 Cusco
Day 14 Cusco

What to Take

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

About Accommodation

Volunteer hostel Simple, shared hoste in a safe neighbourhood near the central handicraft market of Cusco. There is a shared living room and kitchen with simple appliances: fridge and hot plate for cooking - (it is not common to have a full oven) + kettle, utensils, plates, etc.). Depending on the number of volunteers visiting at the time, you may either have your own room or share with another person, some rooms being with private and some with shared bathrooms. This is basic accommodation, and is located closer to the centre of the town than to the project, so you will be shown how to take the bus to the project. Taxis are very reasonable in Cusco and safe, as are public buses, so while it might take you some time to feel comfortable with your new surroundings, as it is different from home, you can be confident that you are in a safe and friendly environment. Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

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Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap.

About our Transportation

A private transfer will be provided to the volunteer project on Day 2 only.

Group Leader Description

The tour that you have selected is an independent tour. You will receive information about your tour upon arrival at the start hotel and will be accompanied to the project on day 2 by our local representative.

Check List

- Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash - Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers and trip details - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and film - reading/writing material - cover for backpacks - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 1 pair of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - Walking shoes or sneakers - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Watch or alarm clock - First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). - Spanish dictionary or phrasebook is recommended.

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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights