Sacred Valley Peru 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 communities in some of the most rural areas.

  • Location Peru, South America
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Expedition Type Service Expeditions

No trip to Peru would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Machu Picchu. You’ll get to trek the spectacular Salkantay route to the ancient Inca city – a bucket-list experience you’ll never forget.


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.

  • Ongoing pre-expedition support
  • Flights and in-country transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and accommodation
  • Adventure challenge
  • Project costs
  • Leader and staff costs
  • Camps t-shirt
  • Orientation and language lessons
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Reserve location

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 Leave for Peru This morning you will make your way to your designated meeting point ready to embark on your journey to Peru.
Day 2 Arrive in Peru You’ll 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 3 Head to your first camp We’ll hit the road and transfer to the first camp of your expedition, where you will be given an arrival briefing, camp orientation and village tour. After settling in, you will then get stuck into some project work.
Day 4 – 9 Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture You’ll be staying at our camps, located in a small Peruvian community. 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 10 – 14 Community project work You will work with us on several 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.
Day 15 – 16 Cusco A quick visit to the ancient city of Cusco, to take some time to wander its streets and to prepare for the trek to Machu Picchu.
Day 17 – 20 Salkantay Trek Embark on an adventurous trekking journey to the iconic Inca city of Machu Picchu. You’ll take the Salkantay Trek route, journeying through the spectacular Andes mountains, with breathtaking views at every turn, before arriving at Machu Picchu.
Day 21 Machu Picchu You may have seen hundreds of pictures of this famous site, but nothing will prepare you for the magic of seeing it in real life – and the challenging trek of the last few days will make the experience even more rewarding. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one not to be missed!
Day 22 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 23 – 26 Community project work Get stuck into projects for the next few days, getting your hands dirty with plastering, painting and low-level construction alongside local skilled tradespeople.
Day 27 Back to Cusco Your last full day in Peru will take you back to the city of Cusco. You will get the chance to explore this historic place and to shop for some last-minute souvenirs in its colourful handicrafts stores.
Day 28 Ciao 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.

Sanitation and rural housing improvement

Peru – Sanitation and rural housing improvement

The small rural community in Moray is extremely poor with no basic sanitation or sewerage. You’ll get involved with projects such as renovating houses and constructing toilet blocks in each of the houses in the village, providing families and vulnerable elderly residents with proper sanitation facilities.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere


Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all


Peru – School improvements

Over the years we are proud to have made some real improvements to the school in the community, and that is work that is still going on. Dining rooms, toilet facilities and improving classroom infrastructure is our focus. The community also has difficulties with water supply and sanitation, and we are working with the community in those areas.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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.

Camp Moray

Camp Moray

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
  • Bed type: comfy mattresses
  • Toilets: Flushing toilets,
  • Showers: warm bucket showers & basins
  • Power: Solar lights in dining area
  • Signature dish: Cuy dorado – guinea pig
  • Social: Large social/dining tent, camp fire, volleyball court

Camp Sacred Valley

Camp Sacred Valley is situated in the centre of the Inca empire where the Incas moved between their capital city and the citadel of Machu Picchu. Be prepared for more breath-taking views.

  • Location: 50 km (2 hours drive) from Cusco Airport
  • Accommodation: Manor house with bedrooms
  • Bed type: Bunk Beds
  • Toilets: Flushing toilets
  • Showers: Warm showers & basins
  • Power: Mains electricity. US standard plug / European round 2-pin plug
  • Signature dish: Chicharron de trucha – Lake trout, battered & fried
  • Social Area: Indoor social space plus outside grassy areas

Camp Maras

A global contender for the camp with the best views, Camp Maras sits on a steep hill overlooking the Scared Valley of the Incas.

Peace, star gazing and a majestic sense of scale are the lasting impressions from a stay at Camp Maras.

  • Location: 50 km (2 hours drive) from Cusco Airport
  • Accommodation: Tents
  • Bed type: comfy mattresses
  • Toilets: Flushing toilets,
  • Showers: Warm bucket showers & basins
  • Power: 110v American plugs in social area
  • Signature dish: Alpaca en jugo – Alpaca cooked in gravy
  • Social: Traditional adobe building and large tents

The month I spent at Camp Peru ended up being the best month of my life. During my month in Peru, I undertook the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, while the trek itself was incredibly gorgeous, Macchu Picchu was even more breath-taking than I could have ever imagined. I’d recommend this trip to anyone that wants to make a difference, while having the time of their life & making lifelong friendships with like-minded people!

Annelise, Camp Peru 2016

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.


Peru is a very special country because of its diversity in culture, colourful traditional dress and the wonderful landscapes – not to mention the marvellous food! Everyone travelling with and employed by Camps International makes a direct impact in areas where we need it the most, contributing to the economic progress and wellbeing of our communities. Vital projects such as building kitchens, schools and nurseries all make a big difference to quality of life and are helping to shape the future of Peru.

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