Peru Voluntour & Machu Picchu Trek Experience 15D/14N

Start: Cuzco, Peru Finish: Cuzco, Peru

Visiting: Cuzco, Wayllabamba Camp, Pacaymayo Camp, Wiñayhuayna Camp


Duration: 14 Nights

Tour Operator: Bamba Travel


Prices From: $1539

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Tour Overview

Volunteer in the historically rich city of Cuzco. Work with children, teenagers and young adults helping them to develop and strengthen skills. Participate in an invaluable cultural exchange and take away unexpected insights and lessons learned. Trek through the Andes to reach the breathtaking Machu Picchu.

Highlights

  • icon Trek into the Andean mountains to reach Machu Picchu
  • icon Experience adventure activities in the Sacred Valley
  • icon Volunteer in the breathtaking historical city of Cuzco

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icon Day 1: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

icon Day 1: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 2: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Volunteering Project (B)
Begin your exciting volunteering project with a briefing at the school with all of the important details on the program. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want so you can fully understand your responsibilities.

icon Day 2: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 3: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Volunteering Project (B)
This week, you will volunteer on a daily basis. Your schedule will vary depending on the program's need for volunteers and this will be confirmed upon arrival. Work with school children to help them develop and strengthen skills during daily activities such as art, reading, computer skills, homework, tutoring, learning English, theatre and games. Your presence with the children will also help them to learn about other cultures and see that despite our different skills, strengths and weaknesses, we are all equal.

icon Day 3: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 4: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Volunteering Project (B)
Continue with the project. You will have a second meeting today. In your free time you can relax, practice your Spanish and enjoy the city of Cuzco on your own.

icon Day 4: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 5: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Volunteering Project (B)
Explore all the activities of the program, from computer workshop to library and tutoring.

icon Day 5: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 6: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

You will be picked up from your accommodation and head to Cruz Pata, a small village where the quad-bike adventure will begin. You will receive a safety briefing before starting off through the countryside to Moray, our first stop of the day. Spot at ancient Inca circular crop terraces and be amazed at the engineering developments of the ancient Inca. You will be able to connect with Mother Earth, (La Pachamama) and learn how the Andean culture lives in harmony with the nature that surrounds them. After receiving some explanations, you will be free to walk around. You will then continue your ride to the “Salineras”, salt mines where you will be able to see local people working in the salt mines. Get free time to shop for souvenirs if you would like. Hop back on your 4x4 quadbike once again and go back to Cruz Pata where you will return your motorbike and equipment and then take a return transfer back to Cuzco.

icon Day 6: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Volunteering Project (B)
Take an adventurous 4x4 quadbike tour to see some of the Sacred Valley’s most interesting sites. Feel the adrenaline of having total control of a 4x4 quadbike as you drive along dirt roads in the mountains, splashing through mud puddles, passing fields and villages and enjoying the fresh crisp Andean air. Complete your day with your volunteering activities.

icon Day 6: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 7: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

After being picked up from your accommodation, you will head towards the ancient city of Cuzco, once the glorious capital of the Inca Empire and the center of the world. Explore the cobblestone streets built atop Inca pathways and imagine yourself walking among the flawlessly built ancient Inca roads that once led to the modern-day Plaza de Armas from faraway lands.
You will then continue the journey outside the city and discover the impressive archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Q'enqo amphitheater, Pucapucara Red Fortress and Tambomachay, the Inca bath. Get the opportunity to learn more about the importance of these incredible sites on this guided tour and be amazed at the impressive engineering skills it took to build these giant fortresses so high in the Andes mountains.
Enjoy stunning panoramic views over the city and fresh mountain air before returning to Cuzco and being dropped off at your accommodation.

icon Day 7: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 8: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Today you will be picked up at your accommodation in Cuzco between 8:30 - 9:00 am (The van will pick up passengers from several different hotels in Cuzco, so your pick-up time may vary. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby). You will then have a half-hour drive to reach Oropesa, a small Andean town known for its homemade bread. Here we will make a stop to pick up some fresh bread for lunch before heading to the rafting starting point, where your exciting adventure will begin. You will get geared up and receive a safety briefing from your professional rafting guide. Head out into the water on the Vilcanota River, one of Peru's most important rivers for whitewater rafting. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes you will enjoy this super fun class III, III+ and IV rapids with new friends! After hours of thrilling adventure on the Vilcanota River, you will reach the camp where you can change into dry clothes and have a tasty lunch. Then, at the same camp, get the chance to go down 2 fun ziplines. You will be dropped off at the city center of Cuzco after this amazing day.
What to bring: a complete set of clothes, a pair of sandals or slippers for the river, sunscreen, a small towel, and bathing clothes to wear under the neoprene suit

icon Day 8: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 9: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Volunteering Project (B)
Continue with the activities you were working on! Enjoy these two last days of this great project.

icon Day 9: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 10: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Volunteering Project (B)
Get ready to say goodbye to the smiling faces you have been working with over the past week. You will take away valuable lessons and insights from your time here.

icon Day 10: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 11: Wayllabamba Camp, Peru

Location: Wayllabamba Camp

Cuzco, Trek to Wayllabamba Camp via Ollantaytambo (L/D)
Today you will be picked up at your accommodation between 5:00-6:00 am. One day before the trek, make sure you made all of the necessary preparations. Before starting the amazing trek adventure, you will be taken by bus to the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will have an hour to eat breakfast on your own and purchase last-minute snacks, water and walking sticks. Then you will hop back on the bus to Piscacucho where the famous Inca Trail journey will begin. Don't forget to bring your original passport, student card (if applicable) for the first Inca Trail checkpoint. Your guide will have your tickets for you. Start hiking along rolling hills in the Vilcanota River Valley where you will spot at several small archaeological sites on the way. During half-way, you will enjoy a tasty lunch and you will have time to relax before reaching Wayllabamba camp. (2,980m)
Trekking:10 kilometers / 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate trek along a rolling path gradually ascending from Piscacucho 82 KM (2,570m) through the Urubamba river valley for 10 KM to reach Wayllabamba Camp (2,980m).

icon Day 12: Pacaymayo Camp, Peru

Location: Pacaymayo Camp

Trek to Pacaymayo Camp via Dead Woman's Pass (B/L/D)
Enjoy an early breakfast around 6:00 am before starting off on the most challenging day along the trail, with a vertical hike of 6 km (approx. 5 hours) to reach Dead Woman's Pass at 4,215m followed by a 3 km hike down stone steps to reach Pacaymayo camp at 3,600m (approx. 2 hours). You can take your time and rest as much as you need, as you will ascend more than 1,200 meters over the course of the morning. Just after you reach Dead Woman's Pass you will be rewarded with spectacular views of nearby snow-capped mountain peaks and roaring waterfalls. Walk slowly down to Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m) to enjoy the view. You will stop for lunch and a well-deserved nap. Then you will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the camp before dinner and an early bedtime.
Trekking: 10 kilometers / 7 hours.
Difficulty: Difficult trekking day starting at Wayllabamba Camp (2,980m) with a constant ascent of 6.4 KM to Dead Woman’s Pass (4,215m), an elevation gain of 1,200 vertical meters. Descend another 2.4 KM along a stone staircase to reach Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m), a decrease in elevation of 800 vertical meters.

icon Day 13: Wiñayhuayna Camp, Peru

Location: Wiñayhuayna Camp

Trek to Wiñayhuayna Camp via Runquracay Pass (B/L/D)
Today, hike for one hour uphill and discover the beautiful Pacaymayo archaeological site. Continue one hour to Runquracay Pass (3,950m) where you can summit the mountain for amazing views of surrounding peaks. You will have the chance to explore two more archaeological sites called Sayacmarca & Phuyupatamarca with your guide before having lunch along the way. By late afternoon you will reach Wiñayhuayna High Jungle camp (2,650m) set above a river valley in a high jungle climate. After dinner, say a big THANK YOU to your porters and guides.
Trekking: 15 kilometers / 9 hours
Difficulty: Moderate ups and downs along ancient Inca stairways for 15 KM from Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m) crossing over Runquracay Pass (3,950m) ending at Wiñayhuayna High Jungle Camp (2,650m) with breaks at scenic archaeological sites along the way.

icon Day 14: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Trek to Sun Gate, Explore Machu Picchu, Return to Cuzco (B)
Today, you will wake up between 3:30 and 4:30 am and have breakfast early to live an incredible experience. You will head to the Wiñaywayna checkpoint and join the lineup to wait for the gate to open at 5:30 am. Once the gate opens, you will hike about an hour to reach the Sun Gate. We'll keep our fingers crossed for a clear day! Catch the first glimpses of light over the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then continue down the final length of the trail for 40 minutes to reach the Machu Picchu archaeological complex.
Explore this magical site on a 2-hour guided tour and learn about the history of this incredible Inca citadel. Afterward, you will be free to visit on your own and take pictures at your leisure. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional trek to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked in advance). Return to Aguas Calientes from where you will catch a train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, you will take a bus back to Cuzco, arriving back around 20:00. You will be dropped off late in the day at the Plaza San Francisco. Please make your way back to the accommodation of your choice. We wish you the best for your onward travels!
Trekking: 7 kilometers / 2 hours
Difficulty: Follow an easy, flat and narrow 7 KM path from Wiñayhuayna High Jungle Camp (2,650m) to the Sun Gate (2,720m) and finally descend into the impressive archaeological site of Machu Picchu (2,400m)

icon Day 14: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

Located in the central square of the Incan capital, it features the only gin bar in the city as well as on-site restaurant— a culinary hotspot for locals and travelers alike. Head to San Pedro Market, just a 5 minute walk away and browse alpaca sweaters, palo santo, and rare medicinal herbs. Back at Selina, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy at our wellness center. Plus, make the most of our fully-equipped common kitchen, read up about Incan history in the library room or unwind with a Pisco sour at the bar.

icon Day 15: Cuzco, Peru

Location: Cuzco

What's Included

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    Experiences

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    Activities

    3 Excursion

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    Guides

    Some of the activities

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    Transport

    2 Transfer

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    Accommodation

    See full inclusions for details

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    Meals

    21 Breakfast(s), 4 Lunch(es), 3 Dinner(s),

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    Extras

    Handy extras and accessories

What's Not Included

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    Entrance to Koricancha (s./15.00)

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    Other meals/drinks

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    Cathedral entrance fee (s./25.00)

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    Airport pick-up/drop-off

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    Other meals

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    Tips for guides

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    Cuzco touristic ticket (s./70.00 - 1 days./130 - 10 days)

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    Travel insurance

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    Day 1 breakfast, Day 4 lunch and dinner, bottled water

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    Meals and drinks

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    Personal expenses

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    Entrance fee to Salt mines (10 soles)

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    English-speaking guide

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    Accommodation drop-off

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    Entrance fee to Moray archaeological site (70 soles)

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    Lunch

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    Guide for bus and train transfers

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    Accommodation in Cuzco

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    Tips

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