Experience Indigenous Andean Communities

gegründet 2003
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Koordinator | Valy
Koordinator | Valy
Buche mit der Flex-Option! Wähle ein neues Abreisedatum oder wechsel zu einem anderen Freiwilligenprogramm ohne zusätzliche Kosten.
A unique and authentic cultural immersion experience in Peru, where volunteers live and work in a local indigenous community. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

Volunteers volunteer in a small village in the Andes Mountains outside of Cusco, Peru. This project provides an income source for small communities and promotes cross cultural understanding.

Participants have the option of being involved in the following activities:

Agriculture — As an agriculturally based community the most common crops are potatoes, corn, and quinoa. Volunteers assist with planting, harvesting, storing and transporting crops. Volunteers also work with the animals in the community, including herding, pasturing, feeding, cleaning pens, and collecting food. Work will vary depending on the needs of the season and weather conditions. In addition, the Andean culture often includes some division of labor by gender, so your assigned tasks may vary.

Textiles — Volunteers have the opportunity to learn about traditional weaving skills and natural dyes by working with the women who create traditional textile products to sell at local markets.

Construction — Volunteers help mix and form adobe bricks and construct adobe homes and buildings within the community. Work is dependent on the needs of the community; there may not be a construction project going on during your program. 

Important: Due to the extremely rural setting of this project volunteers should expect the accommodations and meals to be very basic. For example, running water is at times unreliable and hot water is unavailable. You can expect bathing and bathroom/hygiene facilities to be much less modern than you are accustomed to. Sometimes bathing is done using a bucket of water. We recommend bringing your own toilet paper, which can be purchased in Cusco before you go to your project. 

Volunteers are expected to take part in local festivities and community gatherings. 

It is also very important to note that no English is spoken at this project. The first language in this community is Quechua, not Spanish, though Spanish is spoken as a second language. Despite the language barrier, it is possible to have a full and complete experience, though it is critical that you approach your project with this knowledge in mind. The community is very warm and welcoming to all volunteers.

The nearest village is approximately 15 minutes from your project site and approximately 1.5 hours from Cusco. This makes Cusco very accessible for weekend excursions and nightlife.


Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work an average of 4-6 hours per day, Monday to Friday, and may also work some weekends. The goal of this project is to share in everyday life with the host family and community, this means that schedules and work can vary greatly. Village life is often affected by harvest seasons, weather and family events. 


All year round, Cusco and its surrounding towns celebrate a mix of Inca and Catholic holidays, providing visitors with a variety of different cultural activities to experience. Cusco offers travelers a plethora of historical and archaeological sites both in and out of the city. Students most commonly like to explore the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, and of course Machu Picchu. Our local staff also posts a monthly events calendar to let you know of the activities going on around MaximoWhile participating in the Andean Immersion project, there are many great hiking spots. It is also a great jumping off point for exploring the Sacred Valley. Our on-site travel partner is very knowledgeable and can assist in setting up trips. 



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag


Dienstleistungen von Maximo Nivel

Our fees include:

- Airport pick-up
- Host family accommodations (shared room with half board in Cusco and full board at the project site)
- Program and safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Official certificate of volunteer service
- Emergency contact number 24/7
- Program management

While in Cusco:

- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
- Free social activities
- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week

Abholung vom Flughafen Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Airport pick up in Cusco and taxi private transportation to and from the project and Cusco at the beginning and end of the program are included.


The first two days in Cusco volunteers stay in a traditional family-stay with a shared room and breakfast and dinner included. At the project, the setting is very rural and the houses are made of adobe bricks. Volunteers live with a typical Andean-Quechua speaking farming family. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the stay; meals are basic and made from locally available ingredients. While all meals are provided, participants may consider taking some of their favorite snacks along with them, since the meals may not provide a lot of variety. There are small stores in the nearest village (15 minutes away) where they can buy snacks as well. We also recommend bringing along books, small musical instruments, or games to entertain themselves in the evenings. There is no internet and limited phone signal where they will be staying. Please note that the family lives a very simple life together with their children and pets. They also raise guinea pigs at home. Andean culture has different standards of hygiene than other cultures. We recommend to bring antibacterial cream and to purchase toilet paper as sometimes this is not used. 


The first 2 days in Cusco volunteers have 2 meals included (breakfast and dinner), while at the project they have full board with 3 meals/day.

Vor Ort gibt es leider keine Internetverbindung
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Peru zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Peru bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Peru antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Peru überprüfen.

Termine & Preise


Informationen zur Anreise

Every Monday, all year round. For the first couple days volunteers stay in Cusco to receive the orientation. The Andean Cultural Immersion projects are located outside of the Cusco area in a small Quechua community. Travel from Cusco to the project and accommodation site will be up to 1.5 hours. Private taxi transportation to and from the project and Cusco at the beginning and end of the program is included.

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Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$526 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. Maximo Nivel wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Maximo Nivel während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von Maximo Nivel storniert wird
Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch Maximo Nivel erhoben.

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