What's GOOD?

    Join our information session on 22nd November 6pm EST to find out more about the trip! Register here.

    • Accommodations: We will be staying at hotels that are actively involved in supporting the local community and/or environment. For example, in Cusco we often stay at Niños Hotel, which was established to support Ninos Unidos Peruanos Foundation, providing meals, medical care and homework support to 600 marginalized girlsand boys in Cusco and nearby villages.
    • Tours: All tours are organized in partnership with local tour operators who share GOOD Travel's vision of transforming the tourism industry into a force for GOOD. For example, we will go for a hike with the Llama Pack Project, an organization working to recover traditional uses and breeding of llamas as a tool for sustainable rural development and conservation.
    • Meals: We will eat delicious Peruvian food during this trip at a range of farm-to-table restaurants. Many of the restaurants we work with are proactively supporting local producers as well as community projects. For example, in Cusco we will enjoy a delicious dinner at Nuna Raymi, a restaurant working in close partnership with community projects and supporting young entrepreneurs - including female chefs.
    • Shopping: We encourage you to purchase your souvenirs during our visit to Huchuy Yachaq community center, which supports mother entrepreneurs or from one of the fair trade stores we will visit on the last day of the trip.
    • Donation: $100 of your trip fee will be donated directly to Peruvian Hearts to help cover expenses for one of their scholars such as her tuition fees, books, school supplies, uniform, school sponsored field trips, and transportation.
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    Experience Highlights:

    • Join our information session - 22nd November 6pm EST
    • Spend time with like-minded moms in a true community of travelers
    • Hike one of the 7 wonders of the world, trek with llamas, make chocolate... all with your daughter!
    • Support the education of women in tourism
    • Understand the culture in Peru - something you cannot do from a tour bus
    • Create memories that moms and kids will share for their lifetimes

    What's Included

    $3,199
    USD
    per person
    • Seven nights of accommodation in sustainable bed & breakfasts and hotels
    • Airport pick-up on your arrival into Cusco airport.
    • All local transport during the trip.
    • $100 donation per person to Peruvian Hearts girls forging their place in the world through education.
    • All meals beginning with dinner on your arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day.
    • A range of activities, including a tour to Machu Picchu, a hike with Llamas, a cooking workshop, a Chocolate making workshop, weaving, shopping and more!
    • Exclusive membership in our Peru 2024 Facebook group, where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers, learn more about Peru and have all your questions answered.
    • 24/7 support from your trip leaders throughout your stay in Peru.
    • An amazing bonding experience with your daughter while giving back to communities and then environment.
    • Carbon offsetting for your flight and our carbon footprint in country.
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    What's Not Included

    Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

    • International flights to Cusco, Peru.
    • International travel insurance, with COVID-19 coverage (required).
    • Visa for Peru (if required).
    • Vaccinations: We strongly encourage you to visit your doctor at least two months prior to the trip to get all the recommended vaccinations. Please note that we require all adults and children over 12 to have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Should you not be able to get a COVID-19 Vaccination, please email us to learn more about our exceptions to this rule.
    • Snacks, drinks, souvenirs.

    Itinerary

    Location
    Cusco - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley - Cusco
    Dates
    5th-12th July 2024

    The following itinerary provides a good indication for what you can expect during your trip to Peru, however, please note that there may be some small changes.

    Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

    Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met by a representative from GOOD Travel and taken to your accommodation. You'll have the day to rest and acclimatize to the altitude.

    In the late afternoon, we will explore Cusco by foot (Plaza de Armas and the Santa Domingo Church) while heading to our welcome dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant in Cusco to celebrate your arrival. The restaurant focuses on supporting local producers as well as working in close partnership with community and social projects. Not only is this a GOOD restaurant, but the food is delicious and they have a great kids area and menu!

    During dinner, we will meet our partner, Peruvian Hearts. This non-profit organization works to end poverty and gender inequality by educating young women and creating community leaders in Peru - one girl at a time. Peruvian-born Ana Dodson developed this nonprofit organization to enable young women to embrace education, believe in their own power, and dream of a life beyond the conditions into which they were born. $100 from each trip fee per person will be donated directly to Peruvian Hearts. Your donation will support one of the Peruvian Hearts scholars to help cover expenses such as her tuition fees, books, school supplies, uniform, school sponsored field trips, and transportation. You will also be supporting Peruvian Hearts through various activities – including spending time with these amazing girls – during the course of the trip.

    Overnight in Cusco. Dinner included.

    Day 2: Community day

    We'll spend the morning visiting the homes of some of the Peruvian Hearts scholars within Cusco. This will give you and your child a unique opportunity to get beyond the tourist trail to understand life in Peru. This experience will also provide context for the work of Peruvian Hearts as you will hear the stories of some of the young women involved in their programs and begin to understand the challenges and opportunities they face.

    Overnight in Cusco. All meals included.

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    Day 3: Aguas Calientes

    Today we will visit communities in the city and rural areas of Cusco to understand the challenges and opportunities people who live in these areas face. We will learn about topics like education, health care, infrastructure and culture. We'll also visit an animal sanctuary which rescues animals and provides a safe home for them.

    In the afternoon, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, a stunning 1.5 hour journey full of surprises through the magnificent Vilcanota Canyon. Arriving at Aguas Calientes, we will check into our accommodation before tucking in for an early night, in preparation for tomorrow's early start.

    Overnight in Agua Calientes. All meals included.

    Day 4: Machu Picchu

    Rise and shine! After our pre-dawn wake-up call, we will take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu in order to appreciate this World Heritage Site and one of the Modern Wonders of the World in the early morning light. (For those wishing to hike up, this option can also be arranged.) Your visit to Machu Picchu will begin with exploring some of the alternative routes, like the Inca Bridge, after which your guide will give you a 2-3 hour walking tour of the historic citadel.

    After visiting Machu Picchu, you can take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and enjoy some time exploring the village and doing some souvenir shopping. You may also wish to visit the local hot springs to relax after our busy day of exploration!

    Overnight in Agua Calientes. All meals included.

    Day 5: Machu Picchu

    We'll have an additional morning to explore Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes before traveling to the Sacred Valley in the afternoon.

    We'll be staying in a hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas called Las Casitas del Arco Iris. By staying here we will be helping to create a better future for the communities of the Sacred Valley. Casitas del Arco Iris donate their profits to the Niños del Arco Iris Foundation which provides education and health services to more than 160 children from the Sacred Valley and their families.

    Overnight in Urubamba, Sacred Valley. All meals included.

    Day 6: Llama Pack Project

    We'll spend the day with Llama Pack Project taking llamas for a walk to learn about these (smelly yet gorgeous!) animals. We'll have the opportunity to learn about the inspiring work of Llama Pack Project and how they are using tourism as a tool for sustainable rural development and conservation of mountain ecosystems in the Urubamba mountain range.They work with high-Andean communities that are located between 3,200 – 4,500 meters above sea level with a focus on empowering communities so that they are able to hope for a better future and make it a reality.

    In the late afternoon, we'll return to Cusco in time for a Moms night out!

    Overnight in Cusco. All meals included.

    Day 7: Final day in Cusco

    We'll spend our final day back in Cusco where we'll have some free time to do some shopping and take part in a Peruvian chocolate workshop. We'll learn all about the chocolate making process, starting from the cacao tree in the jungle and we'll make our own chocolates with milk or dark chocolate and more than 15 different flavorings. The workshop will take place at the Choco Museo, a company with a strong focus on intrapreneurship, local production and transparency.

    In the evening, we'll have a farewell dinner with the Peruvian Hearts scholars. We'll have time to share our stories and aspirations for the future.

    Overnight in Cusco. All meals included.

    Day 8: Departure

    The trip ends here in Cusco.

    All airport transfers, regardless of flight time, are included today. Breakfast included.

    Your Guide

    Heidy Aspilcueta
    The trip will be led by one of our co-founders, Heidy Aspilcueta. There will also be several different local guides involved in your various activities.
    Heidy Aspilcueta is one GOOD Travel's Co-founders and was born and raised in Cusco, Peru. She holds a MBA from ESAN university in Lima and has over 10 years of experience managing operations of tours and volunteer programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean. She currently works with our local partner organization, Good Life Expeditions and is also a Mum to the adorable Facu! She can't wait to meet you and show you all that she loves about her country, Peru.

    More information

    Everything you need to know about travelling GOOD.
    Who guides this trip?
    We aim to have each trip led by a local guide, in collaboration with a Centre for GOOD Travel member or a representative from our experience partner.
    How do I book?
    To secure your spot, we require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person. Click 'book now' to start your travel plans with us. You will then be directed to pay your deposit of $500 deposit. If you would prefer to pay via payment plan, please contact us: info@good-travel.org
    Are the trip dates confirmed?
    Our trip will be confirmed once we have the minimum number of participants needed. Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed.
    Who is this trip for?
    This trip is for anyone who wants to travel in a way that has a positive impact on people and places.
    Can I upgrade my accommodation?
    There is a single-room surcharge, subject to availability. You can let us know on booking if you would like to room on your own.
    What else do I need to know?
    Before you make your deposit, please make sure you've read and understand our Terms of Service.
    What about COVID-19?
    The Centre for GOOD Travel is committed to minimizing the risk to our travellers, team leaders, our partners and the people in each destination we visit. We also want to give greater confidence and flexibility to our travellers in response to the uncertainties present within international travel. Therefore we have adjusted our policies and safety protocols. You can find more information in our Terms of Service. We follow safety recommendations from the WHO, CDC and the official recommendations from each country we visit, and we work with partners who adhere closely to health and safety protocols.
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