Indigenous Community Immersion

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fondée en 1989
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Coordinateur | Lauren
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Totally unique learning experience that brings volunteers up-close to an ancient way of life
Incredible Local Team with Outstanding Reviews
Excellent project for volunteers interested in anthropology, gender-roles, and indigenous culture
Cusco, Peru – easily one of the top 5 ancient civilization centers in the world, is also home to immense scenic beauty, bio-diversity and incredible culture.
In this project, you’ll be situated approx 1 hour from Cuzco, high in the Andes mountains.
The Andean Cultural Immersion Project is an incredible inter-cultural learning opportunity to help develop new ways of thinking and opportunities among rural Peruvian This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 16+
Seul voyageur

The Indigenous Community Immersion project provides a totally unique learning experience that brings volunteers up-close to an ancient way of life.   Volunteers are placed in an indigenous, Quechua-speaking community high in the Andes mountains, approximately 1 hour from Cuzco.   This volunteer project is an off-the-grid full-immersion.  An excellent project for volunteers interested in anthropology, gender-roles, and indigenous cultures.   

As you’ll be sharing in everyday life with an Indigenous family, the standard of living is quite basic and the pace is slow.  Schedules can vary greatly depending on weather, harvest seasons, family and social events.   As a volunteer you’ll need to be self-driven with a capacity to see tasks that can add value to the local community.

Why we need you in Peru

  • Approx 40% living in Cusco, Peru are living below the poverty line.
  • The average monthly wage in this region is only approx 338 Solas (USD $101)
  • We can learn a great deal from their holistic cultures and their high-quality, low-impact ways of living.
  • These are often socially conscious communities using participatory ways to enhance their spiritual, social, ecological, and economic aspects of life.

  • How can you help?

  • IVI’s Andean Immersion project provides a totally unique service learning experience that brings volunteers up-close to an ancient way of life.
  • Volunteers are placed in an indigenous, Quechua-speaking community high in the Andes mountains, approximately 1 hour from Cusco.
  • An excellent project for volunteers interested in anthropology, gender-roles, and indigenous cultures.
  • This volunteer project is an “off-the-grid” placement and is true full-immersion.
  • Journée Typique

    Sunday – Arrival
    Monday – Orientation in Cuzco & Travel to Home Stay
    Tuesday to Friday

    This is a varied project and dependent on the time of year and various factors.   Here is a very rough guide on what to expect;

    • Breakfast at the accommodation
    • 4-6 hours of volunteer work either in the morning or afternoon
    • Your own lunch at the accommodation or project site
    • Free time
    • Dinner at the accommodation
    Tasks include;
    -Live and work alongside a traditional Andean family.
    -Assist in Community projects around agriculture such as raising corn and potatoes; herding animals including sheep and cows; light construction; working with kids at the local school; and traditional weaving.
    -Indigenous volunteer programs help guide your understanding of the complexities of history and tradition when they merge with modern day life.
    -Promote cross cultural understanding and exchange, it is an amazing opportunity to expand your horizons!

    Activités de Loisir

    Machu Picchu Baby!

    Built somewhere in the 1400's, this is the site of massive significance spiritually & historically to the Incan people .  Tourists from around the world travel to Peru just to see it, and Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu.   We can help you book your tour in advance or when you arrive in Cuzco.   There are various options including train ride + hike or a 4 day hike.   Book in advance to ensure you get a spot though!

    The historic capital of the Inca Empire, rests at very high altitude in the Andes Mountains.   It's really one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world.   Besides just soaking up the atmosphere of Cuzco, some sights to visit include; Cristo Blanco monument offers amazing views of the city, the Planetarium provides Incan history, the ruins of Qorikancha, in the heart of the city or for the foodies, check out the Choco Museo for everything chocolate!

    Moray, Maras And Salinas
    These are incredible Incan ruins with many levels of concentric circles like an ancient amphitheater.   This is located only a short bus ride from Cuzco with a nice 4km hike to get to the Maras village and a further 9km hike or taxi to the Moray ruins.   A brilliant day out. 

    Amazon Jungle
    Peru has managed to do a great job in protecting the Amazon, and has many well protected very large forest areas where you can explore with a guide.   Take a boat down the Rio Tambopata river, experience jungle lodges from Peurto Maldonado and experience one of the most bio diverse regions in the entire world!  

    Lake Titicaca
    The largest lake in South America, is the birthplace of the sun according to Andean legend.  The town of Puno is a great base with cool local culture and nightlife also with various ruins sights scattered around the islands. 

    An overnight bus from Cuzco will take approx 20 hours, alternatively you can fly to Lima and take a 5 hour bus.   This area is best known for dune buggy rides, sandboarding and cool bars, cheap cocktails and heaps of fun!
    Shopping /
    Des sports
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    Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 16 ans quand le programme commence.
    Compétences Linguistiques
    Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
    Restrictions de Nationalité
    Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
    Engagement de Temps
    Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 10:00 - 15:00

    Services inclus

    Services de Involvement Volunteers IVI

    What's included?

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast & Dinner daily 
    • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
    • Ground transportation to/from the home stay
    • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
    • 1 day orientation
    • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
    • Fundraising support
    • University course credits (where applicable)
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Amazing in country support and loads of international volunteers to meet!

    Transfert de l'aéroport Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

    Complimentary Arrival TransferYou’ll arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ).   When clearing immigration it’s best to simply state ‘tourism’.    When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of our local team and taken to the homestay or the volunteer center for orientation.    

    In-Country Transportation
    Most volunteers will use in-expensive bus transport to get around and to travel to the project placements.  Our coordinators will assist you with all the details while in country.   

    A one-way trip rarely costs more than US $0.50 in Cusco or nearby neighborhoods and maybe US $2 for longer distances.  

    Taxis are also readily available in and around Cusco. Taxis cost approximately US $3 – $10 depending on duration.  We recommend using formal taxis that use a meter to calculate the fare based on time and distance.

    The houses are basic and heating is traditional wood or gas stoves with no central heating.   The nights can be very cold as you are high in the mountains so volunteers are encouraged to pack warm clothes.   We’ll help you with exactly what to bring as part of the application process, so don’t worry.   There may be limited electricity in the homes and no internet and likely no hot showers.  Bed linen, western style toilets & fresh clean drinking water are provided.   The volunteer guest rooms usually sleeps 2 volunteers per room with 1 shared bathroom per household.  
    Maison des invités
    Aliments & Boissons
    Peruvian cuisine is yum.    Your meals are included in the volunteer fee.    Rice, beans, and corn are popular ingredients, and fresh root vegetables like cassava, taro, and sweet potato are extremely important.  You can also expect some fruits and vegetables, such as avocados (palta) accompanied by spicy aji salsa.
    Accès à Internet
    Bon accès sur le site du projet
    NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
    Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
    Billets d'avion
    L'aéroport le plus proche est Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) à Cuzco. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Pérou.
    Assurance Voyage
    Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Pérou te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
    Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Pérou, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Pérou.

    Dates et Prix


    Informations sur l'arrivée

    All year round - arrivals on weekends

    janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
    1 - 8 sem

    Frais de Programme

    Frais: Prix en USD
    1 sem (durée min.)
    2 sem
    3 sem
    $1 060
    4 sem
    $1 250
    6 sem
    $1 495
    8 sem (durée max.)
    $1 865
    Coût moyen
    $434 /sem

    Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Involvement Volunteers IVI t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
    Acompte (15%)
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    Montant Restant (85%)
    Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Involvement Volunteers IVI durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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