Camp Peru Colca & Titicaca 1 Month

Experience the Peruvian way of life in the stunning Andes mountains.  You’ll stay in two of our camps during your month in Peru, both rural and rustic, with jaw-dropping views. Many people live below the poverty line in the rural highlands, so you’ll work on improving primary school and community facilities. Build greenhouses, plant seeds and saplings, and carry out workshops on healthy eating for the local children. Live on the shores of the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca, with a visit the man made floating islands of Uros, a vibrant community living on islands made purely of reeds, and trek to Cruz del Condor to take in the unbelievable scenery and spot the world’s largest flying bird, the condor, soaring above you. The vibrant bustling cities of Cusco and Arequipa are yours to explore. A visit to the markets to pick up some Peruvian handicrafts is a must, as is sampling some traditional Pisco Sours. You will make a measurable impact on the communities you meet in Peru, their warmth and cultural heritage will stay with you long after you return home.

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Camp Peru Colca & Titicaca 1 Month

$2,770 per traveller


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The impact you will make

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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.

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Activities Include

  1. Laying foundations
  2. Mixing cement
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Landscaping
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Schools Improvement (Colca)

The small community near our Camp Colca sits on the edge of the mighty Colca Canyon at 3,600 metres above sea level. Due to its remoteness and relatively harsh environmental conditions, the community here is very poor. You’ll help by continuing many varied projects to improve the lives of this charming community.

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Activities Include

  1. Laying foundations
  2. Mixing cement
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Planting food crops
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What people say

Jansen, Annelise
The month I spent at Camp Peru ended up being the best month of my life - I wish I had stayed the extra two months! This trip will challenge you and help you grow... Annelise – Peru
dan
My favourite thing about Camps has to be their enthusiasm to get you stuck in to as many adventures as possible. Dan – Peru

Camp Titicaca

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

 

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Camp Colca

Camp Colca is a wonderful camp set in the heart of a humble and friendly community on the edge of the great Colca Canyon, the world’s second deepest canyon (and only by a couple of metres!).

This very special location is peaceful and offers you a feeling of space and remoteness. The camp’s elevated position (3,600m) offer spectacular views and encompass some big sweeping landscapes, from the surrounding alto plano desert, to Inca terracing and huge jaw-dropping mountain ranges.

The village is very charming, with little adobe buildings everywhere and donkeys strolling along the dirt roads. Camp Colca is sure to transport you to another world making you feel like part of the community in no time.

Location: 200 km (5 hours drive) from Arequipa Airport

Accommodation: Traditional buildings & tents with comfy mattresses & bedding (including thick blankets!). Flushing toilets, cold showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity. US standard plug / European round 2-pin plug

Phone Signal: No

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast & cereal for breakfast; stew with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Alpaca en jugo – Alpaca cooked in fruit juice

If you’re feeling brave: Try Sangrecita – a powdered black pudding!

Social: Chill out zone with fireplace

 

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Camp legends

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Local camps crew

Percy

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!

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Example itinerary

Day 01-02

Welcome to Peru!

You will arrive into the ancient beautiful white city of Arequipa, where you will be met by a member of our Camp Peru team and taken to your accommodation in the city. You will have a couple of days to relax, acclimatise to the altitude and explore the bustling city. Arequipa has some great bars and restaurants and is a very popular stop for backpackers from around the globe.

Day 03

Travel to Camp Colca

Today we kick off the epic road trip (approx. 4 hours) to Camp Colca. The journey ascending into the Andes is wonderful. You’ll be sure to see Alpacas and Vicuñas on the way, as well as climbing to almost 5000m above sea level before dropping down on to the sides of the canyon.

Day 04-07

Project work

Our project work here focuses on improving infrastructure at local schools. In addition, you will be working in collaboration with the wider community on a number of micro finance initiatives designed to promote sustainable livelihoods.

Day 08

Cruz del Condor

3-4 hour trek to Cruz del Condor to view the magnificent condor bird (the largest flying bird in the world). The viewpoint over the canyon is truly breathtaking.

Day 09-13

Project work

Back to projects at Camp Colca.

Day 14-15

R&R in Puno

Relax and take advantage of the lovely coffee shops in the small plazas of Puno and try some of the interesting local dishes such as algae from the lake.

Day 16-20

Camp Titicaca

Today we hit the road and head to our stunning Camp Titicaca! We are working on a number of community initiatives at Camp Titicaca including primary school development, a greenhouse initiative to promote nutrition and food security and ICT lessons for school children and other members of the community.

Day 21

Uros floating islands

Boat trip day taking in the amazing man made Uros floating reed islands and lunch on Taquille.

Day 22-25

Project work

Back to projects at Camp Titicaca

Day 26

Chill out in Cusco

Today we embark on the 8-hour journey to Cusco. Your visit to this amazing city will give you the chance to try some of Peru’s fantastic culinary offerings.

Day 27

Departure Day

We will say our final goodbyes before transferring you to Cusco Airport, a few hours before your departure.

Please note

This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.

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What's included

Food
Drinking water
Accommodation
Pre-travel support from dedicated UK team
In-country support from dedicated local team
In-country airport & activity transfers
All project costs & materials
Orientation & language lessons
24-hour emergency support
Camps t-shirt

 

Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.

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