Camp Peru Community & Machu Picchu Trek 1 Month
Based on the shores of the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca, you’ll be living and working alongside rural Peruvian communities. Work on projects focused on improving their standard of living; we listen to what the community feel is needed to ensure maximum benefit for them. Get stuck into improving the primary school facilities. Malnutrition is an issue in the local community, you’ll work building greenhouses, planting seeds and saplings and running educational workshops. Take in the breathtaking views across the Sacred Valley from Camp Moray and observe the traditional farming methods in the area. The 5 day trek to Machu Picchu is a real once in a lifetime adventure. You’ll trek the Salkantay Trail to the amazing World Heritage Site. There’s also a visit the man made floating islands of Uros, a vibrant community living on islands made purely of reeds. The bustling and culture filled city of Cusco is yours to explore. A visit to a market to stock up on Peruvian handicrafts is a must, as is sampling some traditional Pisco Sours. Your month in Peru will be packed full of rewarding project work and plenty of adventure. You’ll make a real impact on the community and won’t want to leave your new lakeside and mountain homes.
The impact you will make
Community Development (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 such as a restaurant for the community so that they can recieve a sustainable income from passing tourists.
Toilet Building Project (Moray)
The small rural community in Moray is extremely poor with no basic sanitation or sewerage. We are helping to construct toilet blocks in each of the houses in the village, providing families and vulnerable elderly residents with proper sanitation facilities.
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
Signature dish: Cuy dorado – guinea pig
Social: Large social/dining tent, camp fire, volleyball court
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
Signature dish: Chicharron de trucha – Lake trout, battered & fried
Social: Chill out spaces with wood burning stove, camp fire, volleyball court, lake beach
Welcome to Peru
Welcome to Peru! You will arrive into Juliaca international airport, where you will be met by a member of our Camp Peru team and taken to your accommodation in the nearby city of Puno.
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.
Uros Floating Islands
Boat trip day taking in the amazing man made Uros floating reed islands and lunch on Taquille.
Back projects at Camp Titicaca.
Chill out in Cusco
Today we embark on the 8-hour journey to Cusco. Your first visit to this amazing city will give you the chance to try some of Peru’s fantastic culinary offerings.
A two-hour journey takes us to Camp Moray, a beautiful tented camp above the Sacred Valley. Projects here are varied but largely focus around the local primary school. You will work with us on a number of initiatives to improve infrastructure and provide safe and productive learning environments for local children. In addition to the projects in the school, we are building a toilet for each house in the community to improve sanitation.
Hike to Moray
Today we embark on a half-day walk above the Moray ruins where you will get an incredible view of the ancient Inca science laboratory – one of the most interesting ruins in the whole of the empire.
Back to projects in Camp Moray.
We return to the beautiful city of Cusco. The next day will be spent getting ready for Machu Picchu. We will deliver a briefing to let you know exactly what to expect from the next five days.
Machu Picchu Trek
Tick this amazing adventure off your bucket list.
Time for some last minute shopping in Cusco and a final meal with your team.
We will say our final goodbyes before transferring you to Cusco Airport, a few hours before your departure.
This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.
Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.