Alpaca and Llama Farm

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opgericht in 1989
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High­lights

Provide valuable support to the local farm enabling a competitive advantage so they can grow their business and create a better life for there family and community
Volunteers provide supplementary skills and assistance which provides a competitive advantage for Peruvian farmers
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.
Experience an authentic way of life away from the main tourist track, then yes this is a great project for you.
This project words directly with a local family run farm in a rural village approx 30 minutes from Cuzco. The farm's objective is to make traditional Peruvian textiles This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
50+

Imagine living like a local 3000m above sea level in Cuzco Peru and working on a Llama & Alpaca farm!   🙂    This placement is a bit left of center but that’s what makes it so cool..   The placement is close to Cuzco (about 30 min) so you’re still close to civilization, but far enough away to feel like you’re really off the beaten path.   Located in a small village in the Andes mountains, experience this family run farm which has dedicated their work to caring for Llama and Alpaca, both native species of Peru.    

This operation is a private enterprise which produces incredible native Peruvian textiles from the wool using traditional shearing, dying and weaving processes.   As a leader in this space, this family run farm also has a mission to increase education locally and internationally around these native Peruvian animals.   

Location 

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 in the outer regions of Cuzco, approx 15 min bus ride to central Cuzco where the volunteer center is located.

Project Tasks

  • Work closely with animals
  • Maintain pens, clean, grooming and feeding the animals
  • Veterinary services and caring for sick animals (for suitably qualified volunteers)
  • Light construction to help maintain the farm including fencing, barn and land maintenance
  • Assistance in the wool textiles production and supply 
  • Assistance in creation of educational materials for tourism and local purposes

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Sunday – Arrival & Welcome
Monday – Orientation in Cuzco
Tuesday to Friday:  

  • 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
Saturday – Free time
Sunday – Free time

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

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!

Cuzco
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. 

Huacahina
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, sand boarding and cool bars, cheap cocktails and heaps of fun!
Sightseeing
Climbing
Hiking
Riding
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 13:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Involvement Volunteers IVI
  • Accommodation - Home Stays (Single or twin share rooms, you can choose.)
  • Breakfast & dinner daily 
  • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
  • Project materials & equipment
  • Central volunteer learning center with free Wifi, computer lab & social opportunities
  • Free salsa lessons & spanish cooking classes
  • Optional Spanish language lessons (additional cost)
  • 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
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op 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 TransportationMost 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 Cuzco 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.
Accomodatie

Your accommodation will be in home Stay’s with middle class Peruvian families in Cuzco.  You’ll likely be placed in a home stay which is approx 15 bus rise from the central volunteer & training center.    This is to ensure you are closer to the placement for less daily travel.  You can request to either share with other volunteers or have a private room in the home stay.   For shared rooms, you’ll normally share with 1-3 other volunteers of the same gender and age group.

All host families are very experienced in hosting international volunteers and go through a rigorous process to ensure very high quality standards are met.  (See below pictures of typical houses).  These homes have electricity, western style toilets, running water, bed linen & basic amenities such as clean drinking water.    Hot showers are less common however!

You’ll be provided a key to the house and are free to come and go as you please while being respectful of the house rules of the family.  WiFi is available at some home stay’s however most volunteers will purchase a data plan for cheap to be used with their own device as required.  Most families are happy to help with laundry, but you should expect to pay around US $2 per load if going to a local laundry service.

Gastfamilie
Eten & Drank
Breakfast & dinner are included each day.   Peruvian food is very nice!   Rice, beans, and corn are popular ingredients, and fresh root vegetables like cassava, taro, and sweet potato are in most dishes.   You can also expect some fruits and vegetables, such as avocados (palta) accompanied by spicy aji salsa.
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Peru.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Peru biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Peru dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Peru.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

All year round starting Monday's (Arriving Sat/Sun)

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
1 - 8 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$ 625
2 weken
$ 795
3 weken
$ 995
4 weken
$ 1.185
5 weken
$ 1.285
6 weken
$ 1.450
8 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 1.765
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 423 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. Involvement Volunteers IVI zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Involvement Volunteers IVI gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

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Kwaliteitsgarantie
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Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Involvement Volunteers IVI jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
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Alpaca and Llama Farm

This project words directly with a local family run farm in a rural village approx 30 minutes from Cuzco. The farm's objective is to make traditional Peruvian textiles

$423/week

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