Peru Impact Expedition

Immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant culture of Peru, as you play an important role in projects that are designed to provide sustainable long-term support to the poorest of communities. Explore the sights around two of Peru’s most famous cities, Cusco and Arequipa, and discover rural regions away from the tourist trail.

  • Location Peru, South America
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Expedition Type Impact

This expedition will show you the real Peru, as you spend time living and working alongside local communities in some of the most rural areas. Discover fascinating customs and traditions as you immerse yourself into local life and spend time wandering the streets and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites as you explore all that Cusco and Arequipa have to offer.

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A fully supported expedition, from start to finish

Your expedition cost is comprehensive and covers the incredible activities you’ll be taking part in, as well as the extensive support you’ll receive in the lead up to, and during, your expedition.

Don’t forget you’ll also need your vaccinations, visas, kit and some spending money. You can find guidance on all of these on your personal Traveller Gateway once you sign up.

This sample itinerary will give you an insight into what you’ll be getting up to. Please note, the exact projects, activities and camps may change closer to the time of your expedition.

Day Activities More details
Day 1 Arrive in Peru Upon arrival in Peru, you will be met at the airport by a member of our awesome Camp Peru team who will transfer you to your accommodation in the city for the night.
Day 2 Head to your first camp This morning we will hit the road and transfer you to the first camp of your expedition. Once you have settled into your accommodation you will be given an arrival briefing, camp orientation and village tour. It will then be time to get stuck into some project work.
Day 3 – 8 Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture When you’re not getting stuck into project work, you will be learning about traditional local life such as cooking and traditional dancing. You will also undertake a short trek into the hills to get a feel for the area and experience the stunning views.
Day 9 – 10 Explore Cusco Cusco is a fascinating city of great historical significance and was once the capital of the Inca empire. Today you will have a chance to explore this wonderful city visiting some of the archaeological sites, and museums.
Day 11 Travel to your next camp After a good night’s rest, we will hit the road in the morning and travel to the next camp, where you’ll have some time to settle in before you are given a project briefing. You’ll learn about the issues faced by the community in this region and the sustainable solutions we have developed in partnership with local people.
Day 12 – 17 Community project work You will work alongside the local community on several initiatives helping 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.
Day 18 Travel to your final camp Following a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, you will hit the road in the morning and travel to the final camp in your Peruvian adventure.
Day 19 – 26 Community project work Over the next few days, you will be getting your hands dirty on community projects, trying your hand at plastering, painting and low-level construction alongside local skilled tradespeople. You will also make a contribution to our re-forestation initiative and will quickly become an expert in planting trees.
Day 27 Explore Arequipa For your last full day in Peru, you will have the chance to explore Arequipa. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, framed by three volcanoes and famous for its buildings carved from sillar (white volcanic rock), it is the perfect place to do some last-minute souvenir shopping.
Day 28 Goodbye Peru After saying goodbye to our Camp Peru crew, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.

How you’ll make a difference

You’ll work on a range of projects throughout your expedition, each aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and designed to make a significant and lasting impact on the region’s most critical issues.

Experience the local way of life in our authentic camps

Our camps are the heart of our expeditions. Built and staffed by locals in the traditional style, and located within the heart of communities, they are the perfect place to relax after a day of project work. You’ll get to stay in a number of camps during your expedition, which could include those featured below.

Our local camp legends

Our camps are staffed by members of the community who will make you feel like a local in no time. These legends will make your expedition spectacular and will show you the very best of their home country.

Interested in this expedition?

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