As the Cusco program has projects in different locations, your accommodation will depend on the project(s) that you have chosen to join. If you are volunteering on the Teaching English, Special Needs Care, Childcare, Medical, Animal Care or Construction and Renovation projects, you will be accommodated in Cusco. If you are volunteering on the Jungle Conservation, Andean Immersion or Ego-Agriculture Conservation projects, you will be based further afield.
Volunteers on Cusco-based projects will be accommodated in a homestay, hosted by a local family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers of the same gender. For individuals or couples who would like more privacy, private or matrimonial rooms are available as an accommodation upgrade for an additional cost.
Living is comfortable and all central Cusco-based accommodation has electricity, running water and western-style bathrooms, however showers can be low pressure and unheated. Bedrooms have single beds or bunk beds with supplied bedding.
Accommodation on the Jungle Conservation project is located onsite at the conservation reserve where you will be based. Living is rustic and communal, but comfortable. Volunteers are accommodated in bungalows or dormitory-style rooms. On the Andean Immersion project, volunteers stay onsite at the Andean Immersion farm with a local host family (please note your host family will not speak any English). Volunteers can expect to share a room with others of the same gender. Eco-Agriculture Conservation volunteers are accommodated in dormitory style rooms, separated by gender. Living is rustic but comfortable. Accommodation upgrades are not available on the Jungle Conservation, Andean Immersion, or Eco-Agriculture Conservation projects.
Transportation to these project sites takes place after arriving into Cusco and receiving the program orientation, so depending on when you arrive, you may spend a few nights in Cusco at a homestay before being transported to your project site.
Volunteers in Cusco will have access to computers and WiFi at the local team’s office, and there is WiFi available at some of the homestays in town. These is no WiFi available on the Jungle Conservation, Andean Immersion or Eco-Agriculture Conservation projects, due to their remote locations.