40 Trips To Change Your World | Cuzco, Peru
Published: August 2009
By Jennifer Bain
Explore one of the greatest wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, and give back to the surrounding community. With "Care for Cuzco: Heart of the Inca Empire"—an orphanage set up to provide children with food, shelter, and educational opportunities—participants work with children to improve their English skills, teach them games and arts and crafts, and play sports. Volunteers can also help garden and paint murals.
Trip Tip: Stop by the centrally-located Ciccliolinas for a delicious, traditional Peruvian meal. All the food is grown locally and there are more than 300 varieties of corn.
Luxury Level: Housing is dormitory-style and sleeps two to three per room. Meals are served family-style on site.
Key Voluntourism: Globe Aware; 877/588-4562; globeaware.org; one-week trips from $1,090 per person; tours not available in January and February.