Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. On days marked with a *, the group will have limited access to phone and internet. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staff’s energy is focused on the students and the program at hand. Please do not call our office regarding these blogs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!
Day 1 (June 25) – Students meet in Miami; Overnight flight to Lima Day 2 (June 26) – Early morning flight to Cuzco; Student orientation, rest, and short city tour Day 3 to 6 (June 27 to 30) – Children of Cuzco program including Casa Mantay community service work; 1/2 day Saxywoman and Tambomatchy horseback tour Day 7 (July 1) – Pisaq tour, llama farm & market visit, and mountain biking in the Urubamba Valley Day 8 (July 2) – Stand-up paddle boarding (Piuray Lagoon) and Chinchero textile workshop demonstration Day 9 to 11 (July 3 to 5) – MySmallHelp community service projects (greenhouse construction for local schools; leading English, arts, crafts, and sports camps for local kids) near Ollantaytambo * Day 12 to 15 (July 6 to 9) – Lara’s hike and camping trip Day 16 (July 10) – Huerto Paraiso tour (coffee, chocolate, beekeeping, pottery demonstrations) Day 17 to 18 (July 11 and 12) – Machu Picchu excursion including shopping and hot springs visit Day 19 (July 13) – Whitewater rafting excursion Day 20 (July 14) – Transfer to Lima; Closing program activities Day 21 (July 15) – Fly day