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CACHICCATA SCHOOL

Sacred Valley Community Clean-Up

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One negative consequence of modernization's impact in the Andes is an increase in post-consumer waste. Without adequate disposal options in rural communities, household garbage accumulates and is scattered around the countryside. Our service project will allow travelers to go into the community and help families collect waste, separate it based on recyclables, biodegradable/compostable waste, and disposable garbage and educate and promote composting and recycling efforts in local communities surrounding the Sacred Valley.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Sacred Valley Clean-up and Recycling
Day 2 : Compost Education and Bin Construction

Places Visited

  • Peru
  • South America
  • Cachiccata Community Campsite
  • Cachiccata Trek
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Sacred Valley

Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

CACHICCATA SCHOOL The work begins with a lot of wheelbarrow trips of supplies Cachiccata Trek A man plays his harp as we hike the Cachiccata Trek Cachiccata Trek CLEVER GIVING US A LECTURE ABOUT CACHICCATA COMMUNITY Llamas along the Cachiccata Trek

Day 1 Sacred Valley Clean-up and Recycling

After breakfast, meet your guide and transfer to a store in Ollantaytambo to buy 3 different buckets and plastic bags, which will be used to store and carry garbage ($25 total per household for all materials to be paid locally). Proceed to local communities such as Rumira, Pachar, Camicancha, or Piri and meet the families you will work with over the next two days. With the help of family members, clean the property of any invasive material that can be considered garbage. Then, guests will return to the house and with the help of the bilingual guide discuss with the families how to separate garbage into plastics, metals, and biodegradable garbage and then store them in the 3 buckets previously bought. After lunch, plan with family members where and how they will build a composting bin. The family has committed to providing the supplies and tools.

This afternoon, you will travel with one of the family members to Ollantaytambo where they will take the recyclables that will be sold in the local recycling company. The family can then understand the process and relative ease of recycling and feel empowered to recycle in the future. All proceeds from selling the recyclables will be given to the family member. Travelers will return to their hotel in Ollantaytambo.

Day 2 Compost Education and Bin Construction

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Return to the local community this morning in order to start building the compost bin with the help of the family. Work hand-in-hand with family members in order to build the structure where they will store the biodegradable garbage that in the future will turn to a very effective and natural fertilizer for their crops and gardens. With the guide, discuss with the family the process of composting. This is certainly a cross-cultural experience where you will also be able to ask questions about their gardens, food preparation, and daily activities. In the afternoon, bid your Peruvian family good-bye and return to Ollantaytambo or Cusco.

Sacred Valley - Hotels

Per person starting at
$450

Notes

$60 single supplement
Single supplement applies for solo travelers

Rate does not include donation of $25/person for supplies paid locally.

Included

  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches
  • 1 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
  • 2 Days Private Guide Service

Excluded

  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $40 Meals not Included
  • $25 For purchasing supplies locally
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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