During this 4 day/3 night trip, participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, as well as visiting a school to support a healthy breakfast project. We stay in the community campground each night to immerse ourselves in the village life. The trip ends with traditional Inca ceremony and offering as a time to reflect over the previous days' experiences.
Day 1 : Ollantaytambo | Local Community Home Restoration Day 2 : Healthy Breakfast Project | Continue with Home Restoration Day 3 : Complete Home Restoration | Offering Ceremony Day 4 : Ollantaytambo
Work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes in the community.
Visit a school and help with a healthy breakfast project for the children.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo and driven into the community. Take a short hike to the local school, which is located about 30 minutes downhill. At the school, you will meet with the teacher in order to be informed on current nutrition and school supply needs. The list of necessities will be purchased by select participants from your group in the afternoon.
From the school, your group will go to the bridge that connects the community with the main road. This is where a truck will unload the supplies for the house restoration project. Your group, along with the family you are helping, will carry all supplies to the house that will be restored. Enjoy lunch and get to know the family a little.
After lunch, a select group of 3 participants and one guide will take a taxi to Ollantaytambo town (roundtrip taxi fare included in tour cost) in order to buy the items needed at the school. The rest of the group will continue with the restoration project, starting with cleaning the house.
Dinner will be served at the campsite - our accommodations during this tour.
Day 2 Healthy Breakfast Project | Continue with Home Restoration
After having breakfast at our campsite, you will take all of the purchased supplies to the local school kitchen where breakfast will be prepared for the children. The teacher will gather the students and your group will have the opportunity to serve them breakfast! You will also present school supplies to each child. Say goodbye to the students and school teacher, and hike back to the house restoration site. Today's goal is to repar the walls, doors, and windows of the home. Enjoy lunch as a group, then continue working.
At the end of the day, return to the campsite for dinner and some rest!
Day 3 Complete Home Restoration | Offering Ceremony
After an early breakfast, we will hike back to our working area. All previous work will be checked to make sure things are ready to continue with adding new electrical wiring. New beds will be assembled and put into place in the house, along with other pieces of furniture. After a final review and site clean-up, present their restored home to all family members!
At night, make an offering to Mother Earth by participating in a proper “Pachamama” ceremony at your campsite. The final dinner as a group will be served at the campsite.
Day 4 Ollantaytambo
After an early breakfast at the campsite, you will be transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station. Board the train that will take you to Machu Picchu to continue your adventures.
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Rate based on four or more travelers
This service extension can be combined with any tour in the Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu region.
This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants.
Additional US$550 per home fee for supplies required for restoration project. Paid in advance one month prior to trip. Other donations ($400/group for school supplies and $140/group for healthy breakfast supplies) paid locally.
3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
3 Nights Accommodations
3 Nights Camping
4 Days Private Guide Service
All camping gear EXCEPT for sleeping bags
Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.