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whitewater rafting & building a greenhouse for an Andean village

2013 Dates: MAY 25-JUN 2 | JUN 8-16 | JUN 15-23 | JUN 22-30 | JUL 6-14
                     JUL 13-21

Price for 5-7 people: $2,499 / person
Price for 8-10 people: $2,299 / person
Price for Groups & Families: Gladly given upon request.

Single supplement available upon request.

Challenge MeterTrek the an Inca Trail in the Lares Valley, or take on the pristine whitewater of the Apurímac River in southern Peru, then turn that positive energy into good works, during a 3-day volunteer project among an indigenous Andean community. An authentic way to explore South America.

Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? ~ Hunter S. Thompson

the adventure challenge

Both expeditions begin in Cusco, the picturesque gateway to Andean culture, cuisine, and some of the most compelling outdoor adventures in South America.

Whitewater Expedition
From Cusco, we travel into the highlands by 4x4 to access the clear emerald waters of the Apurímac River - a world Top 10 rafting river - cutting deep into a remote canyon. Then it's 4 days of guided rafting & camping on the river's sandy banks living as if in a Land of the Lost.

Trekking Expedition
From Cusco, we travel northwest toward the Lares valley, which lies just beyond the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then it's 4 days of guided trekking, making two big ascents to overlook the stunning landscape.  Additionally, with a side trip to natural hot springs and the final descent along preserved Inca terraces to the back entrance of Ollantaytambo, you'll experience a Peru few ever have the chance to.

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your volunteer project

Roadmonkey will coordinate a hands-on, sustainable and soul-satisfying volunteer project with a local nonprofit partner.

You'll get your hands dirty and accomplish something few others have the chance to do: immerse yourself in Peru's culture, people and economy.

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what's included

The price of this expedition includes: accommodations, ground transportation, meals, adventure and camping equipment, guides, and the development and coordination of a 3-day, hands-on volunteer project that you will complete with other expedition members. 

The price does not include: international airfare to/from the expedition, visas, travel insurance, tips, and personal purchases.  

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lodging & food

When it comes to lodging, our philosophy is simple: clean, comfortable and authentic. Upon arrival in Cusco, you can expect a soft landing at a superior hotel or inn that provides a dose of comfort after a long flight. During the adventure we'll sleep in spacious, two-person tents. During our volunteer project, at altitude in the hills that form the geographic prelude to the Andes, we'll either stay in a locally run hotel or as guests of local families registered with our local nonprofit partners.  

The cuisine in Peru, as in much of South America, is diverse and inspired. On adventure, our guides double as talented camp chefs, and you will eat well. During our volunteer project, meals will be basic by necessity, as we work and live alongside local Quechua people. Vegetarian? Peru offers you plenty of options. 

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when to arrive & depart

For most Peru expeditions, plan to arrive in Cusco on a Saturday (via a transfer from Lima, for example) and depart from Cusco on a Sunday, a week later.

We pick you up and drop you off at the Cusco airport.

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Interested in joining this adventure philanthropy expedition and have additional questions?

Email ask@roadmonkey.net,
or Call us +1-323-924-8351

Adventurers Who Travel Different, Talk About It:

What you are doing has had a huge affect on all of us, internally. Externally, there is a playground where there was none and a bit more hope than there was just a week ago. There are ties forged by the experience that go both ways, and cross oceans, that will never be undone. It's a beautiful thing.
~ John, architect

Thank you for an incredible trip. I was surprised to return from travel to a new land feeling rejuvenated by and indebted to a group of people I traveled with. We Roadmonkeys dug our toes into foreign soil and I got the feeling that, in a little over a week, we were let in on some of the secrets Peru keeps from travelers of convenience.
~ McKenna, hedge fund administrator

I was hoping for a trip through which I would learn about and participate in another culture and be challenged mentally, emotionally and physically in a relatively safe format. The Roadmonkey trip fulfilled and, then, wildly exceeded all my expectations.
~ Chelsea, biochemist

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