Changing Futures - Peru
Changing Futures is our brand new university and student trip focusing on improving schools in Peru. You’ll be working on projects including schools in need of new classrooms, more learning spaces, toilets, playgrounds, kitchens, dining rooms and facilities for their teachers.
These projects enable more children to attend school every day throughout the week meaning more children get the opportunity to go to school. They can learn in a more suitable and safer environment, helping to improve their exams results and in turn their confidence, ambition and prospects. Teachers can work in a better environment, achieving more during each class and improve learning standards.
Overall this project directly helps to improve the futures of every one of these children, their families and future generations.
Travel to our camps…
During your trip, you’ll get the chance to stay in two of our camps: Camp Titicaca, which is located on the shores of the stunning Lake Titicaca, and Camp Moray, situated on a high plateau, close to the world famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. Each camp is located at the heart of the communities in which we operate.
We employ local staff who can help you to maximise this amazing adventure.
You’ll meet and make friends with the local people, learning first-hand about their culture and day to day life.
After all your hard work, there’s also time for you to unwind, relax and reflect on the life-changing experience and memories you are making. You’ll recount stories with fellow travellers, challenge the local children to sport matches or delight in the local markets for a spot of retail therapy. You’ll have plenty of time to absorb your new surroundings and see the beauty of Peru unfolding in front of you, especially as you hop on the train to see the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
The impact you will make
School Improvement (Titicaca)
The communities surrounding Lake Titicaca remain some of the poorest in Peru. The remoteness and inaccessibility of this region means that there is little or no help available from surrounding regions. You’ll help by continuing to build community facilities and a classroom for the villagers as well as restoring the school greenhouse.
- Laying foundations
- Mixing cement
- Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
What people say
Camp Titicaca arguably offers the most spectacular views of any camp. Located on the shore of lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake (3,800m above sea level), you’ll be rewarded with gobsmacking views of the lake and surrounding mountains from your accommodation the minute you wake up!
The camp itself is situated in the heart of this small and charming lakeside community where you’ll get the privileged opportunity to spend time with the Aymara people – one of the world’s most ancient civilisations – and learn about their extraordinary way of life.
Location: 380 km (7 hours drive) from Cusco/Arequipa Airport
Accommodation: Brick & adobe buildings with comfy mattresses & bedding. Flushing toilets, warm bucket showers & basins
Power: Mains electricity. US standard plug / European round 2-pin plug
Phone Signal: Yes
Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, omelette for breakfast; fish with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit
Signature dish: Chicharron de trucha – Lake trout, battered & fried
If you’re feeling brave: Try algae from the lake!
Social: Chill out spaces with wood burning stove, camp fire, volleyball court, lake beach
Camp Moray is 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’s 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.
Location: 50 km (2 hours drive) from Cusco Airport
Accommodation: Tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Flushing toilets, warm bucket showers & basins
Power: Generator (between 06:00 – 10:00 & 16:00 – 20:00). No power sockets
Phone Signal: No
Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. bread & cereal for breakfast; chicken with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit
Signature dish: Cuy dorado – guinea pig
If you’re feeling brave: Try the above!
Social: Large social/dining tent, camp fire, volleyball court
One of our awesome Camp Leaders in Peru, Percy will have you raring to get stuck into project work and encourage you to push yourself out of your comfort zone. He’s a great character to have around, always making people smile. You’ll certainly be sad to say your goodbyes!
Day to day - Sample itinerary
Welcome to Peru!
You arrive into Juliaca in the San Román province of southern Peru. We will overnight here with a chance to rest and recover from your flight.
Today we hit the road and head to our stunning Camp Titicaca! The journey is between 5-6 hours and we recommend a good iPod playlist to accompany the incredible journey views. There will be an arrival and project briefing once we are there and then it’s time for us to make a start on our Changing Futures initiative. You will work on a whole host of projects designed to improve school facilities and resources which could include classroom building and desk making.
You will say your goodbyes at Titicaca this morning before we get back on the bus and head to the beautiful city of Cusco. We will overnight in Cusco with a chance to soak up the rare beauty of this wonderfully vibrant city.
Today we head to our beautiful Camp Moray which is approx. 2 hours from Cusco. Camp Moray is set in The Sacred Valley, boasting some truly phenomenal views. Once we have arrived and settled in, we will continue with our Changing Futures initiative, focusing on vital school improvement within the neighboring community.
Today we will take the train to the spectacular Machu Picchu. Most certainly an experience to tick off the bucket list!
Your final day will be spent in Cusco with a perfect opportunity to relax and reflect on everything that you achieved and gained from your experience changing futures in Peru.
Your Camp Peru adventure ends today! We will say our final goodbyes before transferring you to Cusco Airport, a few hours before your departure.
Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.