Location: Peru

 

Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. The group will have limited access to internet over the course of the program. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staffs 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 (July 7) – Dallas to Lima – Students meet in the Dallas airport at the departure gate to Lima; Overnight flight to Lima

Day 2 (July 8) – Lima to Cuzco – Early morning flight to Cuzco; Student orientation, rest, and short city tour

Day 3 (July 9) – Cuzco – Community service day and orientation at Casa Mantay (home for adolescent mothers)

Day 4 (July 10) – Cuzco – Morning Cuzco scavenger hunt; Afternoon Saxywoman and Tambomatchy Horseback Tour

Day 5 (July 11) – Cuzco – Community service day at Casa Mantay and the Santa Theresa orphanage

Day 6 (July 12) – Cuzco – Community service day at Casa Mantay and the Santa Theresa orphanage

Day 7 (July 13) – Cuzco – Community service day at Casa Mantay and the Santa Theresa orphanage

Day 8 (July 14) – Cuzco to Urubamba – Pisaq tour, llama farm, market visit, and mountain biking in the Urubamba Valley

Day 9 (July 15) – Urubamba to Ollantaytambo – Stand-up paddle boarding (Piuray Lagoon), yoga, and Chinchero textile workshop demonstration

Day 10 to 11 (July 16 to 17) – Ollantaytambo – Community service days with MySmallHelp (construction and work with kids)

Day 12 (July 18) –Day hike to historic Incan quarry

Day 13 to 15 (July 19 to 21) – Ollantaytambo – Community service days with MySmallHelp

Day 16 (July 22) – Ollantaytambo – Huerto Paraiso tour (coffee, chocolate, beekeeping, pottery demonstrations)

Day 17 to 18 (July 23 to 24)– Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu excursion including shopping and hot springs visit

Day 19 (July 25)– Ollantaytambo –Whitewater rafting excursion; River cleanup service project

Day 20 (July 26) – Ollantaytambo to Lima – Transfer to Lima; Lifeworks closing program activities and final dinner

Day 21 (July 27)– Fly day