Participants with a group of local inhabitants will collect all garbage from the community and separate
them into biodegradable, recyclable plastic and non-degradable. They will then build a compost producing
structure, where they will place the bio-degradable garbage to produce compost, a fertilizer used in
agriculture. Recyclable plastic will be transferred back to Cusco and sold to the recycling company,
and then the money will be sent to the community. The non- recyclable garbage will be sent to the major town,
where they have specific places where to store it.
Day 1 Garbage compilation and classification
After an early breakfast, passengers will be met by their guide at the hotel and then be transferred to a
store where they can buy three different big size buckets and plastic bags, which will be used to store and
carry garbage. Then they will proceed to go to the selected community. Here they will be met by a member of
the family they will help, who will direct them to their property. Here, with the help of family members,
passengers will start cleaning the property of any invasive material that can be considered garbage. Then,
passengers will return to the house and teach family members how to select and separate garbage into
plastics, metals and biodegradable garbage and then store them in the three buckets previously bought.
A box lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, passengers will plan with the family members where and how
they will build the compost-producing structure. All tools and materials will be provided by the family.
Guides will be previously trained on this matter in order to be capable to provide the proper assistance.
At the end, passengers will go to a major town accompanied by a family member of the community, where they
will take the plastics that will be sold or donated to the local recycling company, and then the family member
will be able to do that the next time by himself, making it sustainable. The money that they will get will be
given to the family the next morning. Finally, passengers will return to their hotel. Dinner on your own.
- Lunch box/Dinner (For camping/home stay version)
- Lunch box (For non-camping/home stay version)
Day 2 Compost Producing Structure Building
After an early breakfast, passengers will be met by their guide and then transferred to a selected community,
in order to start building the compost-producing structure with the help of the family. Passengers will work
hand in hand with family members in order to build the structure where they will store the biodegradable
garbage that in the future will turn to a very effective and natural fertilizer for their crops. At the end,
passengers will teach family members how to produce the compost and how to use it in their farming fields as
a fertilizer. Finally, passengers will be transferred back to their hotel. A box lunch will be provided;
dinner will be on your own.
- Breakfast/Box lunch (For camping version)
- Box lunch (For non camping version)
Note: Our local guides are members of the community; they do not speak English but have the skills and knowledge
of local labor work to accomplish these activities. We recommend one local guide per group. He will organize
the group in smaller groups and will help them with the project.
- Professional tour guide (spanish and english)
- Local guide from the community
- Meals as specified in itinerary
- Assistance in compost-structure building
- Materials and tools for building the compost-structure (These items will be provided by the local family)
- Round trip transport in station wagon taxi for groups from 1 to 3 passengers
(private transportation for larger groups in Cuscoperu.com vans)
- Hotels in Ollantaytambo
- Buckets to store garbage (US$25 aprox. for 3 Buckets and plastic bags
- Breakfasts and dinners will not be included for the non-camping version,
- Sleeping bag
- IGV Tax
- Other services not mentioned in the program