Peru

Install an ecological stove for a family

Tourism volunteering philanthropy MINOLTA

The traditional way of cooking in Peruvian homes is over an open fire, which has three major problems:

1. The fires are unsafe and result in many burns, especially with young children running around;

2. The fires cause respiratory problems because there is no outlet for the smoke; and

3. They are hugely inefficient and consume a lot of wood, resulting in deforestation.

With your help and funding, you get to help overcome these problems by installing an ecologically efficient stove, which is fully enclosed so burns are eliminated, and with a chimney to remove the respiratory problems.

You also get to interact meaningfully with a Peruvian family, gain insights into their lives, share stories, and besides, it is great fun getting your hands covered in clay – all your family will love it!

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

luxury family travel Tambo del Inka

Tambo del Inka is by far the most lavish place to stay in the Sacred Valley. This 128-room hotel is all triple-height ceilings, towering stone chimneys, and colorful Peruvian weavings. On offer are captivating Andes mountain and river views, even from your bathtub, and heated swimming pools. The Euro-Peruvian food at Hawa (“heaven”), the fine-dining […]

luxury family travel Sol y Luna

There are certain hotels that have you plotting a return from the moment you arrive. Places that make you feel so welcome and so at ease that you want everyone you love to stay there. Sol y Luna is such a place. Situated in Peru’s scenic Sacred Valley, surrounded by majestic Andean mountains, Sol y […]

luxury family travel Rio Sagrado

One of the best luxury options in the historic Sacred Valley of the Incas, this hotel lies on the banks of the Urubamba River. The rooms, villas and suites all enjoy a sprinkling of Inca crafts, and the El Huerto restaurant is a destination dining experience in itself.

luxury family travel Inkaterra Urubamba

New for 2015, built as a traditional “Peruvian casa hacienda”, Inkaterra Urubamba has just 12 rooms, but another 24 “boutique casitas” will be added soon. The hotel has a design inspired by the architecture of the Cusco region, with an interior design inspired by local materials. A luxurious Andean environment proper of the Inkaterra spirit […]

Sacred Valley

North west of Cusco, the Urubamba Valley – aka The Sacred Valley of the Incas – stretches for around 60 miles (100 km) through rugged slopes. It is lined with villages, and framed by Cusco and Machu Picchu, and was one of the holiest places for the Incas. You can take a one-day bus tour, but it’s worth committing to a few days of relaxed scenic wonder.