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Alyra’s team is developing an amazing expedition for a high school that will discover the northwestern coastline and the south of Peru. The most important objective is to accomplish a development project in order to improve the quality of life in a hosting village in the province of Piura .
Overnight flight to Lima
Day 2: Arrival in Lima
1 night in a hostel in Lima
Our main objective is to improve the quality of life in the communities we visit and to cooperate to find the paths to make projects happen. The Alyra production team has developed a relationship with the La Caleta de Cabo Blanco local association and listened to their concerns about the realities of their community. We have presented the potential project in our presentation. Further details will be given in the following months.
Cabo Blanco is a fishing village in northwestern Peru, 3 km northwest from El Alto, Talara, Piura. It was famous in the past among big-game fishermen and today is a noted surf break. The village takes its name from the light coloured nearby mountains.
In the 1950s and 1960s, fishermen traveled to Cabo Blanco to hunt big marlin. Ernest Hemingway stayed more than a month at the famous “Cabo Blanco Fishing Club” and caught a 700 pound marlin while filming the motion picture based on his novel, The Old Man and the Sea. In 1953, Alfred Glassell Jr. caught the IGFA all tackle world record black marlin, weighing 1560 pounds
Cabo Blanco is composed of 310 inhabitants approximately
The community’s main economic activity is fishing (90%)
The closest police station is in El Alto, 10 minutes away from the community
The closest medical center with ambulance is in El Alto, 10 minutes away from the community
The closest clinics and the hospital is in Talara at 35 minutes away from the community
On some of the days students will be divided into groups that will follow a coordinated rotation between work and leisure time, with the goal of creating a balance between productivity and fun workshops. The objective is to give the opportunity to the students to discover the cultural life of Cabo Blanco while participating in activities with local villagers. While one of the groups is working on the volunteer project, the second group will participe in cultural workshops.
Domestic flight from Lima to Talara (2h)
Private transport from the airport to the community (1h)
9 nights homestays in La Caleta de Cabo Blanco
Discover the magical city of Cusco
Small hike to the Mirador San Cristobal to have the view from the top and be able to see the entire city of Cusco in a glance
Enjoy a sensory experience at the San Pedro Market and stroll around to experience local daily life
Visit the Machu Picchu archeological site.
Day 12: Private transport from the community to the airport (1h) and domestic flight from from Talara to Lima (2h) and then to Cusco (1h15)
2 nights in a hostel in Cusco
Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (2h)
1 night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes
Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (4h)
Day 15: Departure for Montréal
Day 16: Arrival in Montreal
A valid passport that expires at least 6 months after the date of your return flight back home.
The least amount of luggage possible. We recommend bags that are practical and easy to carry. One large bag and a small day back-pack is ideal.
We recommend you consult your local medical travel clinic (or doctor) a few months before leaving in order to ensure you have the necessary vaccines. Your medical insurance card might not cover costs incurred due to injuries or health costs when you are abroad. If you need to travel with medication of some kind, please bring a doctor’s prescription.
We recommend you bring a concealed belt that can hold your important documents, credit cards and currencies. It is illegal to take any objects found in archeological sites or any natural resources from any of the national parks, ecological reserves, protectorates or any other sites visited.
• International flights from Montreal and back;
• Alyra’s CO (Creative Organizer) accompanying the group 24/7;
• Local transportation;
• Lodging (in the community): in host families, 2 or 3 per family for students;
• Lodging (outside the community): multiple occupancy for students;
• Food: 3 meals a day (Local authentic food will be served);
• Snacks and potable water at all times;
• Organization of the community projects and coordination with the local community leader and members;
• Activities/visits mentioned with local guides (when mentioned);
• Entrance tickets for museums, parks, sites, etc mentioned in the itinerary;
• Tips to local guides, drivers, restaurants, etc.; • Insurance Package: Medical coverage.
• 0.1% for the OPC (Consumer Protection Office).
• Visa expenses (for non-canadian passports)
• Souvenirs/gifts you decide to buy;
• Transportation from the school to the airport and back;
• Laundry and any other personal expenses.
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