Multigenerational Trip to Peru’s Sacred Valley
August 5-10, 2018
This program is designed specifically for family groups seeking a transformative experience in one of the world’s great adventure travel locations.
The first three days offer a lively mix of immersive activities, divided between developing a multigenerational culture of giving and learning about “good giving” practices using local case studies.
The next two days, family groups volunteer together in a local charity.
The minimum age is 15. Some activities are generation-specific. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Sunday, August 5
Opening dinner – How family culture defines how you work together, how you make decisions, and what you value
Monday, August 6
Topic: How do I choose a cause; where can I make a difference?
Case study: Empowering local communities
We will learn about the negative effects of tourism in the Sacred Valley and visit some of the innovative local initiatives that have been launched to empower local communities.
Dinner: The secrets of Peruvian cuisine
Tuesday, August 7
Topic: How do I know I am making a difference; how do I measure social impact?
Case study: Education
Many of us choose to fund in the education space because it appears easier to measure positive social impact. But how do you compare interventions at the pre-school, secondary school, and vocational training levels?
Dinner: Meet Peruvian philanthropists
Wednesday, August 8
Topic: How do I select an organization to support; how should I engage with it?
Case study: Weaving as a source of income generation and cultural identity
Many foreigners have launched weaving projects in Peru to restore cultural identity and generate income for rural communities. Each has a somewhat different approach. Based on what you have learned the two previous days, are they making a difference?
Dinner: Creating a family purpose statement
Thursday & Friday, August 9 & 10
Family Internship (based on topic of interest of each participating family unit)
Thursday: all day volunteering. Friday: morning volunteering, afternoon discussing issues with staff.
Saturday, August 11: Departures - Transfers to airport or other activities
We will be staying in the four-star Willka T'Ikal Lodge in the Sacred Valley, which is at a lower altitude than Cusco so as to avoid altitude sickness.
There will be a minimum of two hours of free time each afternoon.
The restaurants are chosen for their quality food and social purpose. Wine included. With advance warming, special provisions can be made for food allergies.
Participants are strongly encouraged to come early or leave a few days later to enjoy Peru’s magnificent natural and cultural offerings. We have relationships with several travel agencies and local eco-tourism organizations that will organize tours at all price levels to Lake Titicaca, hiking the Inca Trail, the Amazon, etc.
$7,000 per person, all inclusive: six nights hotel, all meals, all transportation from Sunday to Saturday provided (including airport transfers), all activities. $1,000 discount for shared bedrooms.
No donation is expected. Uplifting Journeys pays organizations for their time, the use of their venues, meals served, etc. However, we maintain a policy of strict neutrality and do not distribute donations. All participants must provide their own travel insurance, including medical repatriation, and sign a liability waiver.