Arriving in Cusco
Jeremy the general manager will schedule a pickup for your arrival in Cusco, mostly likely at the airport or bus station. From here, you will be taken directly to either the boys or girls orphanage where you will be shown to the volunteer accommodation.
Cusco - the archaeological capital of the Americas
Cusco, (population 300,000) is the Inca capital of Peru. Situated in the Peruvian Andes, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft). Cusco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has become a major tourist destination, hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year. The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.