Volunteering Solutions gives its volunteers a great opportunity to learn the culture, history and language of the diverse city called Cusco “The land of the Incas”. This week is aimed to teach the volunteers all issues about culture, basic language and history about Cusco before they start their program in the field. You can choose to take part in this week program or go directly into the volunteer program.
This program starts on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month and is for 7 days. The program aims to give you true insight about Cusco, its culture, basic language, food, places to visit and things to do while you would spend your time in Peru.
The program is held in Cusco “The land of the Incas” and volunteers also have a chance to visit the Wonderful sanctuary of Macchu Picchu (at an extra cost) on the 7th day of the program.
Joining the Language and Orientation Week in Cusco is highly recommended for volunteers as you will get time to settle down and know more about the historic city of Cusco as well as improve your Spanish skills.
Sunday: (Arrival in Cusco & transfer to volunteer home accommodation)
Day 1: Introduction to the Language & Cultural Program, safety issues, basic culture and history about Peru (more emphasis about Cusco). Furthermore, during this morning your coordinator will show you the city to be familiar with during your free time. Also learn details about your volunteering program in Cusco if you applied for that after this week.
Day 2: Your coordinator will take you early in the morning to a village to visit local bakers. You will take 3 hours of Spanish lessons in the afternoon and will learn about history, culture and traditional insight about Peru.
Day 3: Spanish classes continue for 3 hours during the morning. Then, explore the local art & craft – artisans markets by yourself in the afternoon, followed with a Folklore Show dance at night.
Day 4: Discover more about Cusco - Go on a tour to Sacsayhuaman, Quenco, puca Pucara and Tambomachay´s most visited tourist spots. This would be full afternoon tour ending approximately at 19:00 hrs.
Day 5: Spanish lessons 3 hours during the morning, covering more words and vocabulary to help you in daily use. You have the afternoon and night free to explore the beautiful view of Cusco.
Day 6: Discover the Sacred valley of the Incas - go on a guided tour to visit the beauty of Pisaq, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo ruins, with lunch in a traditional Inca restaurant.
Day 7: Get ready for your volunteering program the next day or choose to visit Macchu Picchu for a day trip at an extra $300 only per person.
** This is a suggested, itinerary and is subject to change in order to comply with changes according to local conditions. The program cost does not include any monument entry fee.**
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