The Waterbearers Humanitarian Journey to Peru

Jan 12-21, 2018  9D/8N *$3450

*SAVE $200 with Early Bird Sign Up by September 1, 2017, ($3250) Deposit $800

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Imagine the opportunity of combining a sacred journey to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, with providing safe drinking water to hundreds of families in need.  Everything you want on a tour of Peru, but so much more.

Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Best Destinations in the World 2017, the Sacred Valley and the ancient city of Cusco are your gateway to the towering iconic pre-Colombian citadel of the Incan empire, at almost 8000 feet above sea level. We will visit the archaeological sites and traditional villages, and experience ancient and sacred ceremonies as we learn and engage with local communities. 

A Waterbearer’s Humanitarian Journey is unlike any other trip to Peru! We create a partnership with rural, under-served communities, so you get to be immersed in a rewarding cultural exchange that changes lives. You grow yourself, as you learn more about the sacredness of water and clean water sustainability. Best of all, part of the cost of your journey actually provides real solutions with immediate results. You will walk away from this journey to Peru, not only enriched by the sights and history but feel good about having made a lasting difference. 

Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Best Destinations in the World 2017, the Sacred Valley and the ancient city of Cuzco are your gateway to the towering iconic pre-Colombian citadel of the Incan empire, at almost 8000 feet above sea level. We will visit the archeological sites and traditional villages, and experience ancient and sacred ceremonies as we learn and engage with local communities.

A Waterbearers’ Humanitarian Journey is unlike any other trip. We create partnerships with rural, under-served communities, so you get to be immersed in a rewarding cultural exchange that changes lives. You grow yourself, as you learn more about the sacredness of water and clean water sustainability. Best of all, part of the cost of the journey actually provides real solutions with immediate results. You will walk away from this journey to Peru, not only be enriched by the sights and history but feel good about having made a lasting difference.

“To move the world we must first move ourselves” – Socrates

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About the trip leaders:

Jane Brinton is Co-Founder of The Waterbearers, a videographer and trip logistics coordinator. After a successful career in the music industry, she moved to Ecuador and now prefers being known as a pioneering and adventurous social entrepreneur helping to improve the lives of others.

Shelley Greenwald is Co-leading this trip as a member of The Waterbearers Travel Team. Shelley’s purpose in life is to impact people in a powerful and positive way. She is a CTI trained coach and has a passion for helping people identify what is important to them and guiding them in pursuit of their goals.

Susan Bookman has lived and thrived in the Sacred Valley since 2005. She is a healer, ceremonialist, teacher and social development advocate and the founder of the World Ayni Association that offers training programs and services to rural and disadvantaged communities in Peru.

Highlights

  • Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Explore the Inca archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley
  • Visit rural communities off the beaten path
  • Receive clean water sustainability training
  • Deliver clean water systems through our cultural exchange program
  • Experience ceremonial rituals of the local culture and explore the sacredness of water
  • Travel to Lares Valley and feel the healing power of the medicinal baths
  • Shop the colorful artisanal markets of Pisac and San Pedro
  • Meet and connect with fellow Waterbearers.

 Trip Includes

  • Accommodations (shared): 5 nights in Urubamba in the Sacred Valley, 2 nights in Cusco and 1 night in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Activities and ceremonies
  • *A $200 tax-deductible donation to Waves For Water, a 501(c)(3) for the cultural exchange program, which provides 4 clean water filters serving up to 400 people for 10 years.

Not included

International air travel to Cusco, Peru