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Lead Surf Classes in Peru Puerto Inca  Peru
Exploring the Land of the Incas Puerto Inca  Peru
City Streets of Cusco Puerto Inca  Peru
Temple of Sun in Cusco Puerto Inca  Peru
Cuzco's Main Square  Puerto Inca  Peru
Precious Isabel and her  Puppy Puerto Inca  Peru
Lead Surf Classes in Peru Puerto Inca  Peru
Exploring the Land of the Incas Puerto Inca  Peru
City Streets of Cusco Puerto Inca  Peru
Temple of Sun in Cusco Puerto Inca  Peru
Cuzco's Main Square  Puerto Inca  Peru
Precious Isabel and her  Puppy Puerto Inca  Peru

Lead Surf Classes in Peru

Surfers from around the world come to northern Peru to ride the waves, some of the planet’s longest. But many Peruvian communities lack the facilities and skills to benefit from surf tourism. In the small fishing village of Lobitos, Waves for Development hopes to empower youth through a surf education program led by volunteers. Beginning surfers are welcome. WHAT YOU’LL DO: Teach Peruvian kids how to swim and surf; lead classes in surf photography, how to open a surf shop, surfboard repair, English, and environmental conservation; organize a community development project such as a surf contest or beach cleanup. HIGHLIGHTS: Surf every morning and afternoon and improve your skills with surfing lessons from experts. Learn Spanish from a Peruvian teacher. Stay with the other volunteers in a local home and eat a seafood dinner in the host family’s restaurant. Waves for Development, (518) 339-2142,

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AFAR Local Expert
about 3 years ago

Exploring the Land of the Incas

Peru would have to be one of our favourites - the colours, the people, the food, and the places - it has everything to offer to a traveller. From Incan ruins to the Amazonian rainforest, there's something for everyone in Peru. The highlight for us was the region that includes Cusco, The Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Although the area can get touristy, we still could not help but marvel at the amazing sites that we saw in this region - absolutely out of this world.
AFAR Ambassador
over 4 years ago

City Streets of Cusco

Walk up and down the streets in Cusco, and you could easily get the feel of being in Europe. The cobblestones and architecture are reminiscent of another continent, but the Andean mountains set a backdrop unlike any other. Enjoy wandering around and don't pick a precise destination - you'll discover wonderful coffee shops and local bars. Enjoy Cusco!
over 4 years ago

Temple of Sun in Cusco

At that moment, everything was in darkness. Only I stood in the light.
over 4 years ago

Cuzco's Main Square

This photo was taken in Cuzco's Main Square at the end of a popular protest. These girls were playing around the square after school. The Main Square has a daily life very intense with locals and foreigners enjoying the beautiful Cuzco.
over 4 years ago

Precious Isabel and her Puppy

Walking from the elegant Hotel Monasterio to the Main Plaza, an adorable young girl in bright embroidered regalia holding her puppy caught my attention. I always ask permission to take a photo and Isabel she wanted to earn some "Nuevo Sols" the local currency for school supplies. She also had three younger brothers. I was happy to help her and her family as she provided me with so much joy and warmth. The Peruvian people are adorable and charming, friendly and with a sense of humor. Cusco is a beautiful city and one where expats from around the world have relocated to call home.