10 days
Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu – Estimated 10 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
High up in the mountains where rolling greens lead to snow-capped peaks, you’ll journey into the remote villages surrounding Cuzco. As you explore the heart of Inca civilization, you’ll learn how locals preserve history, art and heritage, while also gaining insight into the challenges they face. Working together with community members, you’ll build long-term solutions to support economic sustainability, agriculture and access to education. As you foster meaningful relationships within the community, you’ll celebrate customs and help empower a village for generations to come.
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Sustainable Community and Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
Meet your Field Director at the airport.

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Fly to Cuzco, the unofficial capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then transfer to the Sacred Valley. 
  • Tour the home and studio of famed ceramicist, Pablo Seminario, and watch a live pottery demonstration.
 
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU
Travel by train to Aquas Calientes. 
  • Explore the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu with your local guide.
  • Take an afternoon hike to the Sun Gate or explore the site in groups.
 
DAY 4: CUZCO 
Travel by train to Ollantaytambo then continue by bus to Pisac, the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 
  • Visit the famous Pisac Market known for its local crafts.
 
DAY 5: CUZCO
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the city and a local market.
  • Visit the village where your service project will take place and participate in a program orientation and welcome.
 
DAYS 6-8: SERVICE PROJECT — CUZCO
As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local non-profits to better understand each community’s issues. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Working side-by-side with locals, your projects will address education, health and economic development, like restoring local schools and building hand-washing stations.
  • Throughout your stay you’ll also be immersed in cultural activities.
  • Each evening, you’ll reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 9: LIMA / DEPART FOR HOME 
Return to Lima on a morning flight. Then board your evening flight home. 

DAY 10: ARRIVE HOME 
 
Interested in learning more about this tour?
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Sustainable Community and Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
Meet your Field Director at the airport.

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Fly to Cuzco, the unofficial capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then transfer to the Sacred Valley. 
  • Tour the home and studio of famed ceramicist, Pablo Seminario, and watch a live pottery demonstration.
 
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU
Travel by train to Aquas Calientes. 
  • Explore the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu with your local guide.
  • Take an afternoon hike to the Sun Gate or explore the site in groups.
 
DAY 4: CUZCO 
Travel by train to Ollantaytambo then continue by bus to Pisac, the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 
  • Visit the famous Pisac Market known for its local crafts.
 
DAY 5: CUZCO
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the city and a local market.
  • Visit the village where your service project will take place and participate in a program orientation and welcome.
 
DAYS 6-8: SERVICE PROJECT — CUZCO
As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local non-profits to better understand each community’s issues. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Working side-by-side with locals, your projects will address education, health and economic development, like restoring local schools and building hand-washing stations.
  • Throughout your stay you’ll also be immersed in cultural activities.
  • Each evening, you’ll reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 9: LIMA / DEPART FOR HOME 
Return to Lima on a morning flight. Then board your evening flight home. 

DAY 10: ARRIVE HOME 
 
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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays.

  • Regional Meals

    Daily breakfast and dinner, as well as lunch on days 5-8.

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • 10 Service Hours

    Earn up to 10 service hours that count towards academic credit and the presidential award.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attractions, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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