Travelers may think of Machu Picchu when they head to Peru, but that’s just the start. For a truly immersive experience within a local community, take part in a volunteer project. Voluntourism in Peru can include: helping out a women’s cooperative that preserves local crafts in the Sacred Valley; assisting a school on Lake Titicaca which serves 11 impoverished communities; working in a manatee rescue center in The Amazon; and something known as…hippotherapy. Oh the People You Meet founder Michaela Guzy shows us how you can go local and give back at the same time.
For more Peru adventures, check out:
- Peru’s Wilder Side: The Manu, Biosphere
- Melinda Newman’s Exploring Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon Cruises
- Michaela Guzy’s first report: Machu Picchu and Beyond, Adventure Travel in Peru
Keep reading for more information on the volunteer projects Michaela visited and how you can help.