Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. The group will have limited access to phone and internet during the program. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience with these blog posts 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 (July 17) – Students meet in Miami; Overnight flight to Lima Day 2 (July 18) – Early morning flight to Cuzco; Student orientation, rest, and short city tour Day 3 to 7 (July 19 to 23) – Children of Cuzco program including Casa Mantay community service work; 1/2 day Saxywoman and Tambomatchy horseback tour Day 8 (July 24) – Pisaq tour, llama farm and market visit; Mountain biking in the Urubamba Valley Day 9 (July 25) – Stand-up paddle boarding (Piuray Lagoon) and Chinchero textile workshop demonstration Day 10 to 11 (July 26 to 27) – MySmallHelp community service projects (greenhouse construction for local schools; leading English, arts, crafts, and sports camps for local kids) near Ollantaytambo Day 12 (July 28) – Cachicatta day hike Day 13 to 15 (July 29 to 31) – MySmallHelp community service projects (greenhouse construction for local schools; leading English, arts, crafts, and sports camps for local kids) near Ollantaytambo Day 16 (August 1) – Huerto Paraiso tour (coffee, chocolate, beekeeping, pottery demonstrations) Day 17 to 18 (August 2 to 3) – Machu Picchu excursion including shopping and hot springs visit Day 19 (August 4) – Whitewater rafting excursion Day 20 (August 5) – Transfer to Lima; Closing program activities Day 21 (August 6) – Fly day