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Incan & Wari Archaeology in Peru
Short-term Projects for 16-19 Year Olds

Project Overview

2 weeks
  • Sunday June 11th 2017 - Saturday June 24th 2017
  • Sunday July 2nd 2017 - Saturday July 15th 2017
  • Sunday July 23rd 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017
  • Sunday August 13th 2017 - Saturday August 26th 2017

2 weeks
  • Sunday June 10th 2018 - Saturday June 23rd 2018
  • Sunday July 1st 2018 - Saturday July 14th 2018
  • Sunday July 22nd 2018 - Saturday August 4th 2018
  • Sunday August 12th 2018 - Saturday August 25th 2018

  • Placement location: Lucre Valley, Cusco
  • Types of placements: Archaeology and community work
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old

Do you want to find out more about the amazing history of the Incan and Wari civilisations? Volunteers will be based in Cusco and spend the bulk of their time at our project site in Pikillaqta National Park. You will work outdoors, surrounded by stunning landscapes, and help with our archaeological activities in the area.

A Projects Abroad volunteer at the Inca project cleaning the ceramics found on the site

Your trip will begin in Cusco with an introduction to the grandeur of the Inca Empire and the fascinating lifestyle and traditions which are continued by the locals. You will then be taken to the Pikillaqta National Park, and work alongside our local archaeological team, helping them explore the area for "new" sites; mapping, excavating, cleaning and maintaining current sites; and classifying artefacts. 

You will be taken to see many of the archaeological wonders of Peru including Ollantaytambo where the Inca fought their last battle with the Conquistadores and the magnificent Machu Picchu, a unique place and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will be able to visit the ruins and see the markets of traditional Peruvian towns. Volunteers will stay with a host family for the duration of their placement.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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