Calca, the Sacred Valley
You will arrive in Cusco, the entry point to the Sacred Valley and be whisked away to Calca, a very pretty and colourful town, nestled amongst the mountains in the valley at 9600 ft above sea level on the Urubamba River. It is very central which makes it a great location from which to explore and home to the famous Mount Pitusiray – considered one of the most sacred places in the valley.
Here you will be looked after by the gorgeous Kerry and Jolyn who head up the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) - a non-profit NGO helping communities address malnutrition via greenhouse construction (high in the mountains) and workshops at their organic demonstration farm called EcoHuella. They will be managing the program and have organised for the Midlife team to live with local families in Colca so you really become part of the local scene.
You will all be picked up from the airport, unpack, then have a town orientation and delicious supper.
Local family homestay. Single rooms provided. Each family can take 6 guests at a time.
All meals will be a family gathering at the homestay.