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Working with street kids and trekking to Machu Picchu - how else would you rather spend a month of your summer?? 


  • Dates:  27th July - early September (4.5/5 weeks)

  • Provisional Fundraising Target: £2800

  • 2017/18 Expedition Leader: Ella Macmillan


The Trip:

DUCK Peru is the ultimate expedition. Now several years old, it runs like clockwork and you can see the legacies of previous DUCK groups. Be a part of something amazing, and contribute to making a real, lasting difference in the community.

The project is at a Community House in Oropesa, and runs as a lunch and after school club for impoverished street kids. Mornings are spent on team Spanish lessons, as well as renovation and maintenance of the site, afternoons are spent with the kids - helping out in arts and crafts, joining in dance lessons, leading sports workshops, and taking English classes. Weekends can be spent travelling and exploring the local area around Cusco, discovering the land of the Incas. Try out the dunes of Huacachina, take in the beauty of Lake Titicaca. And, of course, it would be daft to stay in Cusco without a visit to the local Wonder of the World. Spend the final week trekking the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu - 4 days of breath-taking scenery from glaciers to jungle, rounded off by a final day at Machu Picchu itself.

Excited? The experience of a lifetime starts now!

the leader: ella macmillan

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Hi everyone! I’m Ella and I’m a second-year International Relations student at Cuth’s. I had an absolutely phenomenal time on the Borneo expedition in the summer of 2017, and couldn’t wait to get involved with DUCK again. I’m fulfilling a personal dream by leading the Peru expedition this summer, and would love to have you guys join me. We’ll be volunteering for three weeks in a school for street children, doing maintenance work and running extra-curricular activities for the kids. Afterwards, we’ll be trekking to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay trail - an amazing physical challenge! - and spending more time travelling. Outside of DUCK, I’m the President of Cuth’s Debating Society this year, and an SCA College Ambassador.

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