Join our Moms and Daughters trip to

Peru

May 27th - June 3rd, 2018

Welcome to Peru!

GOOD Travel is proud to have partnered with Karin Nunan and Peruvian Hearts to bring you this once in a lifetime trip to Peru! This trip will provide moms and their young girls (ages 5 to 16) with the unique opportunity to spend time with the girls involved in Peruvian Hearts' projects. Every aspect of this trip has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment will benefit from your visit.

Dates: May 27th - June 3rd, 2018

Size: 10 moms and up to 15 daughters + trip facilitators

Location: Cusco - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley - Cusco

Earlybird Cost: $2,200 for moms and $1,900 for kids -including all accommodation, meals, activities, project donation and travel within Peru. Deposits are due by 30 September 2017.

Girl's Itinerary - draft

Your homework in advance is to research the words that appear in bold below and check out the web links. Then you can share your findings and/or your thoughts on our Group Facebook page!

Day 0: Before you head to Peru, it would be amazing if you can collect some funds or supplies to support the girls you will be meeting in Peru. If you are able to do any fundraising, 100% of the funds you raise will support Peruvian Hearts. If you would prefer to collect items, any of the following items would be really appreciated by the Peruvian Hearts scholars: women's hygiene products, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, body lotion and warm women's clothing in excellent condition.

Day 1: Fly to Peru – home of Paddington Bear and the Amazon Rainforest! When we arrive into Cusco, we’ll be tired from the flight and will have the day to rest and play and get used to the new altitude! In the evening, we'll celebrate our arrival with a welcome dinner and we will learn all about the fun time we are going to have this week!

Day 2: Today is Kids Day!!! We'll spend the morning visiting the homes of some of the Peruvian Hearts scholars and we'll spend the afternoon at a children's home near Cusco. We'll do all sorts of fun activities with the girls who live in the home (dancing, singing, games, arts and crafts).

Day 3: Today we go by train to the village of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu – one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. After exploring the village, we'll get to sleep early so we can get up before the sun the next morning!

Day 4: Today we will wake bright and early to reach Machu Picchu before the sun (by practicing sustainable travel). After watching the sun rise, we'll have plenty of time to explore the ancient ruins (just like famous archaeologists) and play in the Andes mountains. After lunch, we get to take the train back to the Sacred Valley.

Day 5: In the morning, we'll visit the community of Huilloc to learn about the way of life in a traditional village in the mountains where people wear native Peruvian outfits and only speak Quechua. In the afternoon, we get to walk llamas and learn all about these animals and the work of the Llama Pack Project.  

Day 6: Today we will go back to the home of one of the Peruvian Hearts scholars. We’ll help her and her family with a building project to make their home even more special.

Day 7: Today is our last day but we will be too busy to be sad. We’ll get to go shopping (with the help of mom) at fair trade markets and maybe even learn how to make Peruvian chocolate – yummy! In the evening, we'll have a goodbye dinner with the Peruvian Hearts scholars and hear all about their stories and the amazing things they have done with their education. 

Day 8: Today although we have to fly home, we’ll be too excited about all the new friends we have made, the experiences we have shared and all the good we have done in Peru to be sad!

Peru Itinerary - draft

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco
On 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 evening, we'll celebrate your arrival with a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Day 2: Children's home event
We'll spend the morning visiting the homes of some of the Peruvian Promise scholars. In the afternoon, we'll head to a children's home near Cusco. We'll hold a special kids day event with lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Day 3: Aguas Calientes
We'll travel by train to the village of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. After exploring the village, we'll get an early night so that we can rise early the next day. 

Day 4: Machu Picchu
We'll wake bright and early to reach Machu Picchu before the crowds. After watching the sun rise, we'll have plenty of time to explore the ruins and soak up the beauty of the Andes. In the afternoon, we'll return by train to the Sacred Valley. 

Day 5: Village visit and Llama Pack Project
In the morning, we'll visit the home of one of the Peruvian Hearts scholars in the community of Huilloc in the mountains. In the afternoon, we'll spend the afternoon taking llamas for a walk to learn about these animals and the work of the Llama Pack Project. 

Day 6: Project day
We'll return to home of one of the Peruvian Hearts scholars. We'll spend the day working alongside her family to paint their home and learn more about the opportunities and challenges of life in Peru.

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 at fair trade markets and take part in a Peruvian chocolate workshop. In the evening, we'll have a farewell dinner with the Peruvian Hearts scholars at their apartment. We'll have time to share our stories and aspirations for the future. 

Day 8: Departure
The trip ends here in Cusco.

What's GOOD about this trip?

Every aspect of the trip has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit. Throughout this trip. we will be staying in accommodation and working with tour companies that are proactively supporting the local community and environment. In addition, $100 of your trip fee will be donated directly to Peruvian Hearts. We will soon be able to confirm exactly how this donation will be used.

Trip Facilitators

The trip will be led by Eliza Raymond from GOOD Travel and Karin Nunan. In addition, several local guides will be involved in every aspect of the trip. 

Karin Nunan

Karin Nunan is a Washington DC-based sustainability consultant who considers herself a citizen of the world having traveled, worked and lived in 120 countries. She will be travelling with her daughter, Finlay, on this trip.

Eliza Raymond

Eliza is one of four women who co-founded GOOD Travel and currently leads GOOD Travel’s operations in New Zealand. As a former resident of Peru, she can't wait to explore her favorite country in the world with you.

What's included

The trip cost includes the following:

  • Seven nights accommodation in sustainable bed & breakfasts and hostels in a mix of double and quadruple rooms.
  • Airport pick-up on your arrival into Cusco airport.
  • All transport during the trip.
  • A service project in support of a local NGO in Cusco ($100 of your trip fee will directly contribute towards this project).
  • All meals throughout your stay.
  • A range of activities, including a tour to Machu Picchu.
  • Exclusive membership in our Peru 2018 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. In addition, a childcare professional/nanny will accompany the group and will be available to assist and provide breaks for Moms/babysitting.

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

  • International flights to Peru.
  • International travel insurance.
  • 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.
  • Snacks, drinks, souvenirs.

Book your spot now

The cost for this trip is $2,200 for moms and $1,900 for kids.

The non-refundable deposit of US$500 is due by 30 September 2017 will confirm the spot for you and your daughter on this trip. Note that this trip is limited to 10 Moms and 15 daughters so spaces will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. If your deposit is received once the trip is already full, you will be provided with a full refund and given priority on our next trip to Peru.

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