Make the most of your free time in Cusco, Peru!
When you join volunteer program in Peru, you’ll be working about 5 hours per day, Monday-Friday. Our Peru projects are located in Cusco, the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city and the gateway to Machu Picchu, a preserved Incan ruin of a city you can also visit nearby.
You’ll have lots of free time from your Peru volunteer program to explore Cuzco, and you’ll want to. You’ll find narrow cobblestone passages that make a pleasant maze of ornate cathedrals, Incan temples, and local Peruvians hawking their local wares. Get to know Cuzco off the beaten path and have that international adventure you’ve been dreaming of.
You’ll have two days off each weekend, and that’s the perfect chance to get out of town and explore other areas of Peru.
From Incan ruins to rainbow mountains, Peru is a traveler’s wonderland. You can view traditional ceremonies, hike to volcanos, go white water rafting, and join in colorful Carnival like festivals to an Incan sun god, all in one country. Get out there and see what you discover!
Here are some not to miss spots while volunteering in Peru:
The 700m-long oval fortress like archaeological site of Kuélap, is made up of millions of cubic feet of remarkably preserved stone. Built between AD 900 and 1100, this impressive structure is shaped like an ocean liner. High, imposing limestone walls have a funnel like entrance.
Laguna Paron is an exceptionally beautiful lake that is surrounded by spectacular snow- covered peaks in the background. It is one of the largest lakes in Peru, famous for its close- up views of Piramide de Garcilaso, Huandaoy and Chacraraju and several granite rock walls. Check it out while volunteering in Peru program!
A peculiar floating water bound market in Iquitos, Belen Mercado is made up of scores of huts, built on rafts and is a unique sight. A whopping seven thousand people live here and trade jungle fruit produce from one hut to the other.
Catarata de Gocta
A breathtaking and truly impressive 771m waterfall in the Northern highlands of Peru. This natural wonder is well-signposted, has forested trails, indigenous villages, and suspension bridges.
Other interesting places to visit during your Peru volunteer programs are:
Visit the Chavin de Huantar to observe the ceremonial centre of Peru
Check out the Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipan to have a look at its burgundy pyramids and also the Royal Tomb
Spend time at the Cruz del Condor to witness the mighty bird’s nesting sites on the rocky terrains.
Visit the Monasterio de Santa Catalina to catch a glimpse of one of the most fascinating religious buildings of Peru.
Volunteer Opportunities Available In Peru:
No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Peru, such as
teenage motherand much more.
For more information on our exciting programs in Peru, contact us today.