Erkunde das Pacaya-Samiria-Nationalreservat – den größte Nationalpark in Peru, halte Ausschau nach rosa Amazonasdelfinen, erkunde die Ruinen des Heiligen Tals, besuche Dörfer und eine Planeterra Weberinnen-Kooperative, genieße die Aussicht bei der Zugfahrt zu Machu Picchu
Wenn du auf der Suche nach einer Reise mit der perfekten Kombination aus Land und Wasser bist, dann ist dieses Abenteuer das Richtige für dich. Sobald du an Bord unseres komfortablen Amazonasschiffes bist, erlebst du eine einzigartige Erlebniskreuzfahrt mit einer Menge exotischer Tiere, lokaler Kultur und mehr! Aber dem nicht genug – nach dem Dschungel erwartet dich Machu Picchu. Die „verlorene Stadt der Inkas“ wird dich mit ihren majestätischen Ruinen und herrlicher Aussicht auf die Bergwelt Perus verzaubern. Du kannst entweder an einer optionalen eintägigen Wanderung auf dem Inca Trail teilnehmen oder es lieber ruhiger und entspannter angehen und mit dem Zug nach Machu Picchu reisen.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich. Ankunftstransfer inklusive.
Flug nach Iquitos. Mit inbegriffene Stadtrundfahrt und Besuch bei einem Manati-Schutzprojekt und Transfer zum Schiff. Einschiffung und Fahrt auf dem Amazonas.
Am ersten Tag fährst du langsam den Marañon hinunter bis zu dem Punkt, an dem er den Ucayali trifft und den majestätischen Amazonas bildet. Halte Ausschau nach Affen, Faultieren und einer Vielzahl von Vögeln und dem berühmten rosafarbenen Amazonasdelphin. Während der nächsten fünf Tage erkundest du die fantastische Tierwelt und Flora des Amazonas. Dein erfahrener Naturführer begleitet dich durch den Dschungel, hält informative Vorträge und zeigt dir auf Exkursionen auf den kleineren Nebenflüssen die einzigartige Tierwelt. Du verbringst zwei Tage im Pacaya-Samiria-Reservat, wo du fantastische Möglichkeiten für Tierbeobachtugen und die Gelegenheit hast, der einheimischen Bevölkerung zu begegnen. Lerne einen einheimischen Schamanen kennen und entdecke die geheimnisvolle Welt der spirituellen Heilung. Geh nach Piranhas fischen, erkunde die Mangroven in einem Einbaum-Kanu und nutze die Gelegenheit zum Schwimmen. Nimm an einem Dschungel-Kochkurs teil, wo du die lokalen Gerichte probieren und selbst zubereiten kannst. Beobachte die nachtaktive Tierwelt. Erkunde den Fluss Sapisapi und halte Ausschau nach Arrauschildkröten. Besuche die Hafenstadt Nauta und erlange bei einem Marktbesuch ein tieferes Verständnis darüber, wie die Menschen in diesem abgelegenen Teil der Erde leben.
Ausschiffung in Iquitos und Rückflug nach Lima. Der Nachmittag steht dir dort zur freien Verfügung, um Perus Hauptstadt zu erkunden.
Genieße einen freien Tag in der peruanischen Hauptstadt, auch bekannt als die „Stadt der Könige“. Nimm an einer optionalen Stadtrundfahrt teil, besuche eines der vielen Museen der alten Geschichte oder genieße frischen Fisch und Meeresfrüchte in einem der vielen Restaurants.
Nach einen frühen Flug nach Cusco geht es ins Heilige Tal, wo du zwei Tage mit einem einheimischen Guide die historischen Stätten erkundest. Besuch des Planeterra Weberei-Projektes in der lokalen Gemeinde Ccaccaccollo. Besuche zum Mittagessen das Planeterra Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, ein einheimisches Dorf. Erkunde die Ruinen von Pisac, Ollantaytambo und Moray. Besuche die prä-inkanischen Salzpfannen von La Salineras und genieße ein traditionelles Pachamanca-Abendessen mit örtlichen Spezialitäten.
Fahrt nach Ollantaytambo und anschließend malerische Zugfahrt nach Aguas Calientes mit Option zum Besuch des Marktes. Alle, die die eintägige „1-Day-Inca-Trail"-Option gebucht haben, werden an Kilometer 104 aussteigen und zum Sonnentor und zu Machu Picchu wandern, bevor sie die Gruppe abends wieder in Aguas Calientes treffen.
Freu dich auf eine geführte Tour durch die Ruinen von Machu Picchu. Zeit zur eigenen Erkundung und Option, vor der Zugfahrt zurück nach Cusco die Inka-Brücke zu besichtigen.
Tag zur freien Verfügung in Cusco zur Erkundung der historischen Straßen, Museen und Märkte. Optional kannst du Wildwasserraften, reiten oder mit dem Mountainbike fahren.
Flug nach Lima und letzter gemeinsamer Abend.
Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Erkunde das Pacaya-Samiria-Nationalreservat – den größte Nationalpark in Peru, halte Ausschau nach rosa Amazonasdelfinen, erkunde die Ruinen des Heiligen Tals, besuche Dörfer und eine Planeterra Weberinnen-Kooperative, genieße die Aussicht bei der Zugfahrt zu Machu Picchu
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances. PLEASE NOTE: The activities on the Amazon Riverboat portion of this trip may run in a different order, or this trip may run in reverse depending on the time of year. The itinerary will still cover all of the same destinations and activities but they may be in a different order.
1. LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS Last minute bookings of this trip when choosing the 1-day Inca Trail option will be on an "on request" basis only. To make a booking request of a tour which includes the Inca Trail G Adventures requires your full name, date of birth, nationality and passport number. 2. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 3. EXTRAS Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO. 4. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Peru. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Max. 28 auf dem Amazonasschiff, max. 15 an Land.
15x Frühstück, 7x Mittagessen, 7x Abendessen.
Meals and unlimited bottled water are included on board the Amazon Riverboat, drinks extra. Continental Breakfast included throughout.
Plane 250-400 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Amazonasschiff, Bus, Zug, Flug, zu Fuß.
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
An Bord des Amazonas-Schiffes Amatista (6 Nächte), Komforthotel (9 Nächte).
Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
San Agustin Exclusive Calle San Martin 550, entre cdra 7 y 8 de Av. Larco Miraflores Lima, Peru +51 1 319 0060/ 424-7102 The March 7th and 14th, 2015 and September 12th, 2015 departures are confirmed at the following hotel: Dazzler Lima Hotel Av. José Pardo 879 esquina Roma Miraflores Lima, Peru +51 1 634-4001
An arrival transfer is included with all Comfort-level tours when you arrive on Day 1, or when you arrive up to three days prior to the tour, provided that you have booked your pre-accommodation through G Adventures in our joining hotel. Due to customer experience and quality considerations, all services related to the tour must be continuous. Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao Lima, is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Miraflores district, where our joining hotel is located. The easiest way to get there is via taxi. Immediately after the customs and immigration area, as you head to the exits, you will find an official taxi stand. You can pay for the car at set (approximately $27 USD) rates and won’t need to worry about sorting out a ride outside the airport facilities, where the situation tends to get more chaotic, with many drivers vying for few clients. There are exchange facilities in the Arrivals area open 24 hours. An arrival transfer is included in this tour, someone will be at the airport to meet you. Upon leaving the baggage claim area you will see a large open area with sign boards all around. Look for a G Adventures sign board with your name. As there are many people and signs in this area it may be difficult for you to spot the sign immediately. Please take your time in doing so and if at that stage you do not see a G Adventures sign board with your name go to the customer service area to wait. In the event that your driver does not arrive within 20 minutes please ask the information desk to arrange an official taxi for you which should cost approximately $27 USD and this money will be reimbursed by your CEO or G Adventures representative. FINDING YOUR TRANSFER - As you walk out of the airport there will be many drivers holding signs with agency or passenger names as well as taxi drivers asking you if you require their services. These are NOT our drivers and you should not accept their services. Please wait for our designated transfer person with a G Adventures sign board.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Lima, Peru. During office hours (Weekdays, 9-6pm Local Time): +51 1 241 1650 or 01 241 1650 (from mobile within Peru) or 241 1650 (from payphone within Peru) After hours Emergency number: +51 99 758 2712, If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
- Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash - Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers and trip details - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and film (be sure to bring extra batteries and a recharger to avoid disappointment) - Reading/writing material - Binoculars - Windproof/waterproof jacket - Fleece top/sweater - Small towel and swim wear - Sun hat - 2 pair of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - Sturdy walking shoes - Sport sandals - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Insect Repellent - Shirts/T-shirts - Lightweight wicking shirts - Sun hat - Scarf - Warm gloves - Warm hat - Watch or alarm clock - Water bottle - Flashlight - Moneybelt - First-aid kit
Aboard the Amazon Riverboat laundry facilities are provided free of charge for each passenger daily except for the last day. Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN). Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money, a combination of US dollar cash and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. We do not recommend bringing travellers cheques as they are very difficult to change in country. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. We recommend tipping $15 per day or $90 in total for time spent on the boat. There will be two envelopes left by the staff one, for guides and one for crew. The recommended breakdown is 50% for the naturalist staff and 50% for the crew. This is only a suggestion as we understand that tipping is a personal choice. For the land portion of your trip we recommend tipping drivers and local guides from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
PERSONALIZE MY TRIP Extras are specially designed for travellers with unique interests, they are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure. Extras available on this trip: PERUVIAN CULINARY BUNDLE Lima & Cusco, Half day Influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa and Japan, Peruvian cuisine is almost as much fun to make as it is to eat. The Peru culinary pack puts you in the kitchen alongside pro chefs who will teach you the delicate art of a mouth-watering ceviche. Lima City Tour $39 (Minimum 2): Tour colonial and contemporary Lima. - Approx 3 Hrs Pachacamac $35 Visit the Lost Inca Citadel of Lima. - Approx 3 Hrs Larco Museum $55 This museum contains the best quality gold and silver collection. - Approx 3 Hrs Culinary Tour $55 Visit a local market. Learn how to make Ceviche and Pisco Sours like the experts. - Approx 3 Hrs Ballestas Islands with Huacachina From $180 Enjoy wildlife and history, have lunch in a winery and visit the Huacachina Oasis. - Full day Nasca Lines $300 Flight over the mysterious Nasca Lines. Services start and end in Lima. - Full day City Contrasts $25 Visit the other face of Lima, the shanty towns or Pueblos Jovenes. - Approx 3 Hrs Lima at Night $55 Visit the Magic Circuit of Water, walk through the centre of Lima and savour an included dinner. - Approx 3 Hrs Palomina Islands $55 Visit the port area of Lima. Spot wildlife and swim with the sea lions. - Approx 5 Hrs (minimum 2) Cusco: Horse riding around ruins (with guide) $40 Horse riding around ruins (without guide) $40 Whitewater rafting $55 Mountain biking $55 Museo Inka $3.5 entrance Museo de Historia Regional entrance with Boleto Turistico All prices are per person in US dallar amounts (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.
Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings for trip specific information. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group. Please note your Adventure travels to high altitude. This is medically defined as anything over 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Most people can travel to 8,000 feet with minimal effects. However, everyone reacts to altitude differently and altitude sickness can on set with some people irrespective of fitness and age. For details on how to best prepare and what to do in the unlikely event you are effected on your Adventure, please consult your physician.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/
Care should be taken when wandering around on your own in central Lima, as some areas can be dangerous and pickpockets are daring.
Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects. To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)
HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE SUN Inti Runakunaq Wasin (IRW) is Quechua for “House of the People of the Sun”. It is a non-profit organization based in Cusco that acts as a haven for children and adolescents who live in extreme poverty. The home is open during the day and is run by a staff of volunteer teachers and social workers. Children are given the opportunity to voluntarily drop-in to receive help with homework, a warm meal and participate in a variety of classes and workshops that teach them valuable skills including jewelry making, leather working, cooking, music and English. IRW currently supports 50 children through their programs. However, there are still many more children working and living on the streets of Cusco. After fundraising for 5 years, a dream was made into a reality in 2009 when Planeterra purchased a permanent home for IRW. Planeterra continues to support the children's training workshops and support programs. Planeterra has been working with the Ccaccaccollo community since 2005 to develop a viable economic alternative for women by creating a weaving cooperative to sell traditional textiles to travellers. Donations by travelers have helped build a community centre supplied with looms and sewing machines for the women to use to expand their production. This project allows the women of the Ccaccaccollo community to maintain their cultural heritage and benefit from the tourism industry. Planeterra and G Adventures worked with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank in the Sacred Valley to develop a community-run restaurant to provide access to the tourism
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