Imagine growing up in an isolated Andean community where your parents speak a dying Quechua language and your schoolwork often comes second to the more practical tasks at hand, like farming and familial chores.

This year 2017, Pacha Peru Explorers Founder Marlene Mestas, stumbled upon just such a community in the Sacred Valley beyond Cusco. Recognizing both a need and an opportunity, Open the doors of help as a way to give the children of this community the opportunity to empower themselves through education.

Including an experience like volunteering is an opportunity to enrich and add meaning to your journey in Peru. It opens doors to cultural exchange and authentic connection with locals, while simultaneously broadening perspectives and fostering deeper understandings of the places you travel.

As with all Pacha Peru Explorers itineraries, we piece your Peru
itinerary together based on yo
ur needs, time constraints, and unique preferences. Whether a volunteer experience in Peru is your sole focus for traveling or if it’s just one of many meaningful experiences you wish to have during your time in Peru, our Pacha Peru Explorers designers will put together a customized Peru itinerary to meet your every requirement.

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Should you wish to include an environmental conservation or social support activity in your trip, just contact us.– We are always thrilled to find suitable projects, which is just another element of the Pacha Peru difference.