Experience the storied capital of the Inca dynasty and gateway to the imperial city of Machu Picchu. Stately and historic, with stone streets and building foundations laid by the Incas more than 5 centuries ago, the town is remarkably dynamic, enlivened by throngs of travelers
who have transformed the historic center around the Plaza de Armas into a mecca of sorts for South American adventurers.
- Optional Activity:
Time permitting, we will have the chance to wander the beautiful streets of Cusco.
- Travel to Camp Moray:
We will board the
bus and travel to Camp Moray. We will be
staying in tents with comfy mattresses and bedding. Bathroom facilities feature flushing
toilets, warm bucket showers, and basins. The camp also has a large social/dining tent,
camp fire, volleyball court.
- Camp Moray:
Situated on a beautiful high plateau (3,600m) close to the world famous
Sacred Valley of the Incas, this unique wilderness camp gives you a true taste of what it is
like to live in the Andes, with spectacular mountain views across the valley and a real feeling
of space and remoteness, allowing you utter peace and a chance to get away from it all.
Arriving in camp, you will be greeted by representatives of the community and a hot drink. We
will do a short tour of the community and camp and get settled into your tents.
- Service Activities:
After a hearty lunch it is time to go check out the project work you will be working on over the
next five days. Students will work in small teams to achieve various elements of the current
projects. The projects in this community are focused on improving the hygiene conditions of
private homes and community buildings, as well as school infrastructure. Recent and ongoing
projects include constructing reforestation projects, installing toilets into communities without
access to, constructing a home for the elderly, and building an artisan center.
- Evening Activities:
The hard work on the projects is often rounded off with a game of soccer with the
"maestros." For those who are still awake after dinner, some hot chocolate and roasting of
marshmallows on the campfire, under a spectacular roof of thousands of stars, is always a
fun way to end the day in the camp. On one of the evenings, students will have a chance to
get their dancing shoes on and try out some traditional dancing with the local