Day 1: Arrive Lima early morning, and connect on a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to Ollantaytambo (Ollanta). After lunch and some rest, we will spend the afternoon learning about Awamaki and take part in a risk management talk and scavenger hunt. Dinner at hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast, enjoy an interactive Spanish Walking Tour, learning a few phrases. After lunch, we will enjoy a woodworking or basket-weaving activity, and a visit from a Quechua children’s books author. Dinner at hotel.
Day 3: Early morning transfer to to Quechua village, Patacancha where will will enjoy a weaving demonstration, have lunch in weaver's home and learn about Quechua life. Return to Ollanta and meet our homestay families. First development discussion and dinner and homestay with families.
Days 4-5: Same schedule for next two days: After breakfast with families, we will work on service project with Awamaki staff and community. Lunch with families or in community. Afternoon community service continues, and dinner with homestay families.
Day 6: After breakfast, we will have our second development discussion, we will enjoy a farewell lunch with our homestay families and an afternoon visit to Kusak School.
Day 7: After an early breakfast, we will take a train/bus to Machu Picchu, and have the opportunity to hike around the ruins. Dinner back at a restaurant in Ollanta.
Day 8: Spend the morning packing and rest. Later, enjoy a host family celebration and traditional earth oven lunch. Later depart for Cusco and overnight there
Day 9: Breakfast at hotel, and leisurely morning before flying out later in the day. Enjoy some time to explore the Inca capital and important historical sights before departing for airport for flight to Lima.
Evening flight back to U.S.