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Amantani help bridge the gap between home and school for children living in Ccorca, a handful of Quechua communities nestled high in the Andes of southern Peru.
These children endure a four hour walk between home and school, and when at school are often taught a curriculum which is irrelevant to the world in which they live in, and often in a language they don’t understand.
Amantani provide boarding houses and a relevant education, which means that the children don’t lose touch with their communities, their families and ultimately themselves.
Andean Trails recently supported Amantani in the Grafham Water Marathon, helping to raise more than USD 33,000.
Volunteers are always needed in the boarding houses in Peru.
Naturally, Spanish is essential in order to work in the boarding houses, and you can Learn Spanish with us – preferably to an advanced level – before you volunteer.
This facilitates communication with the children, their parents as well as the team in Peru.
Volunteers should also be able to commit to at least two months. This gives the children in the boarding houses continuity and means that you have time to really get to know the work, the team and the children and you can really make a difference.
If you feel you are well-suited to volunteer in the boarding houses, please contact us.
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Highlights - everything really but probably Isabela.
The island was so beautiful, lots of areas to explore on your own - the walk to Muro de las Lagrimas, lagoons, beach, watching the pelicans diving for fish around sunset. Los Tuneles was probably our favourite snorkelling trip. Kicker Rock would be a close second, we have some fantastic footage of hammerheads.
All the breakfasts were fresh and enjoyable as were the lunches provided on the trips - especially the ceviche on Los Tuneles tour. Andrea, our main contact was great always on time, very friendly, lots of useful information. Overall organisation was excellent - no problems.
Thanks again Tom - it was worth the wait!!
Neil and Julie Buckley (U.K.), Jan 2020
» Galapagos Island Hopping
To be honest I don't have the words to describe the Galapagos. Breathtaking!!
Thank you so much for the excellent organisation, planning and support. The flights, boat, crew, guides, food and itinerary were excellent and worked really well. The wildlife was simply amazing and the weather perfect.
No low point. Highlight - everything, but in particular seeing a part of our planet that has not been ravaged by humans.
We wished to see as much of the Galapagos as possible and the boat made this possible. We chose Andean Trails because they responded very quickly and efficiently to our original request. Tom has been excellent and we would highly recommend Andean Trails again.
Mark Clixby (U.K.), Jan 2020
» Aida Maria, Galapagos Cruise Boat
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COVID 19 Page updated on 1 April 2020 (by Kathy Jarvis, director) We would like to extend a huge thanks all our UK staff and our numerous partners throughout South America for their help in getting all of our customers home safely in March. Our partners in South America are also helping enormously with offering to reschedule tours and services for all of our customers who can no longer travel on their chosen dates due to Covid 19, so many thanks to them for that at a very difficult time. We would like to extend our thanks also to …
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