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Archaeology in Peru
Archaeology in Peru

Archaeology in Peru

Join local and international Archeology teams and support research and investigation
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    Overview

    What a great opportunity for anyone who loves history, art and culture, to come to “The” very same place where 470 years ago the Tawantinsuyu, the heart of the Inca Empire came to his end when Pizzarro, the Spanish conqueror started his march to The Great Cusco from the Inca Trail or Qhapaq Ñan that starts right in Shaullio Grande, Cajamarca.

    You will take part in the archeological work that local and international Archeologists do here, be prepared to discover and study artifacts, architecture, and works of art, but also human remains, animal bones, the remains of plants, the remains from the time of the earliest hunter gatherers and other prehistoric peoples and even modifications to the landscape, all of these along with the close study of the Inca Trails or Qhapaq Ñan, Your skills will be used to help us consolidate not only the millenary and Pre Columbian identity, but also raising social self-esteem, through the rational use of cultural heritage.

    Objectives

    • Improve your skills and ability to do structured interdisciplinary work in ancient studies of North Peru
    • Provide you with experience and knowledge on sustainability projects
    • Experience and give back through community outreach
    • Learn/ Improve your Spanish

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Cajamarca, Peru

    You will be staying in the district of Puyllucana which is a small village found in the east-northern part of Cajamarca.It is a beautiful location with great weather and friendly locals.

    Located only a short distance away from Cajamarca city (Capital and largest city of Peru’s Cajamarca Region, enriched in culture and history), this quiet location provides a relaxing atmosphere after a day out. The accommodation has a beautiful view of the Andes Mountain Range and is close to the Amazon Rainforest, it will bring you back to South American nature!

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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      CJA (Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Early in the morning or evening

      CIX (Captain Carlos Martinez de Pinillos International Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Pick Up from airport 0:800-10:00 and 18:30-22:00

      If this is your first day, an orientation will take place in Cajamarca before program transfer

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      Monday
      • Introduction to Projects, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety
      • Advice and handling of documents.
      • Peruvian Do's and Don'ts, Peruvian Culture Lessons and Spanish Language Lessons.
      • We will take you on a tour around Cajamarca pointing out some of the main attractions, markets, and historical points of interest.

      Along the way you will see churches from the colonial era, the main square that bustles with constant activity, and the Cuarto de Rescate (Ransom Room). It was in this site where the last Incan king Atahualpa bargained with Spanish Conquistador Pizarro unsuccessfully for his release, thus ending the Incan empire and opening the door to Spanish influence in Peru. We will also hike up to the top of Santa Apolonia Hill where there is a small church and a beautiful overlook of the entire city. Along the walk you will see some traditional artisanal market places with typical Cajamarquino materials and goods. Tour around the compound and local area; where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.

      • Lunch and back to accommodation to rest and relax
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      Tuesday - Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Archeological work (from 4 to 6 hours)
      • Lunch
      • Free time
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (30 mins) for earliest flights Saturday afternoon
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredYes
    Other Requirements
    • This program is only for those with experience in archeology

    Food

    The food will be typically Peruvian meaning lots of corn, beans, rice, chili peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grains, all very vegetarian friendly. Keep in mind that some local dishes may be spicy!

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in our accommodation center in Puyllucana, Rural Cajamarca countryside. The house is made with traditional materials such as adobe and stone, it also has a large garden. Wi-Fi will be available only in common areas. We recommend also using 3G data if staying connected is important to you.

    All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Although rooms will be cleaned daily by staff, you will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep accommodation neat and organized.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Archaeology Project

CategoryLearning
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$350/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week