Family Project Peru

Dates
June 17 - 27, 2021
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.

Overview

Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. This year, spend part of your summer in Peru!

Maranatha worked all throughout Peru in the early 2000’s. The churches and schools that were completed have since blossomed and created a need for even more urgently-needed church and school buildings. Local church leadership have requested assistance once again, and Maranatha is gladly responding to this call. This project will involve the construction of a church or school, the exact building assignment is still to be determined.

Depending on the number of volunteers who join and their skill sets, the group may also reach out into the surrounding community through health outreach and children’s ministry programs. Younger volunteers, 12 and under, will have a chance to join the Day Camp during the project to experience different aspects of service and receive insights into daily life in Peru!

At the end of the project, the group will have the opportunity to visit the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu!

Scope

Construction

Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Leaders
Steve Case,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Thursday, June 17
Arrival in Peru
Friday, June 18
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, June 19
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, June 20
Work Days
Saturday, June 26
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, June 27
Departure from Peru or Continue on Optional Excursion
Monday, June 28
Optional Excursion: Machu Picchu
Tuesday, June 29
Optional Excursion: Departure from Peru
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) on Thursday, June 17, 2021 during specific flight windows. Please see the information packet.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project and to ensure you book the right flight.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Lima, Peru (LIM) on Sunday, June 27, 2021 or continue on the optional excursion with a departure from Cusco (CUZ) June 29, 2021. Please see the information packet for specific departure windows.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own international and domestic plane tickets. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Lima. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project.

Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare. Specific flight arrival and departure windows are listed in the information packet available for download above. Booking outside the advertised flight windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

Travel Resources

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle or Azumano Team at corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com

Excursions
Optional Excursion: Machu Picchu: $500

Sunday, June 27: Those joining the optional excursion will take a specific flight (see information packet) to Cusco and will then travel by bus to Urubamba where they’ll spend the night.

Monday, June 28: The group will take a train and bus to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu has been voted one of the “New” Seven Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Incan city was built in 1450 as an estate for the Incan emperor, and it was abandoned approximately 100 years later during the Spanish Conquest. Volunteers will take a guided tour of the ruins.

Tuesday, June 29: Visitors will explore the Sacred Valley and the city of Cusco before departing from Cusco that evening.

This excursion has an additional fee of $500 per person which covers everything you’ll need during the excursion including accommodations, local transportation, meals, and entrance costs.

Anyone wanting to join the Machu Picchu excursion will need to register and fully pay for the excursion prior to a set deadline. Non-refundable train tickets must be purchased using passport copies, so please include that with your registration. After the tickets are purchased, $250 of the excursion fee becomes non-refundable.

Peru Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Lima

POPULATION

31,331,228 (July 2018)

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara

CLIMATE

Varies by region and altitude. Dry in the west, tropical in the east, temperate to frigid in the Andes.

RELIGION

Catholic 60%, Protestant Christian 15%, Unspecified 21%

CURRENCY

Peruvian Sol

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival
  • Valid return ticket
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.

 

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