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Huilloc Village Healthy Cook Stove Project

Huilloc is located in a remote corner of the Sacred Valley, a 25-minute drive from Ollantaytambo, in a district known for its customary traditions of back strap weaving. The community is home to 200 families. The households rely on wood to burn in their rudimentary open fire cook stoves. The cook stoves produce a thick smoke that hangs in the air, trapped within the confines of the small kitchens. Mostly it’s the women and children who inhale the smoke during meal preparation, spending up to eight hours a day in the kitchen. According to the World Health Organization the inhalation of indoor smoke has been linked to pneumonia in children, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, low birth weight babies and lung cancer. The World Expeditions Foundation will raise funds to facilitate the installation of healthy cook stoves into Huilloc kitchens. This is an opportunity for you and your travelling companion/s (minimum of 2 travellers required) to work alongside the the Huilloc community to install these healthy cook stoves. You will stay in local homestays, our cook will prepare all the meals while you are at Huilloc and the local community will warmly welcome you. The local women will give a weaving demonstration and the local men will show us how they tend to the fields and pay respect to pachamama (earth mother).

Inclusions

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
pick up from Cusco hotel on day 1
group medical kit
comfortable and central hotel in Ollantaytambo
guesthouse accommodation at Huilloc
private internal transportation
Hightlights
Install cook stoves to make life changing improvements for local villagers
Help a village in a remote corner of the beautiful Sacred Valley
Gain an intimate insight into the fascinating Andean culture
Work alongside the people of Huilloc village
See local women give a weaving demonstration
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
4
Price From
AUD $1,130
Start Location
Cusco, Peru
End Location
Peru
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Jul 201926 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
30 Jul 201902 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
06 Aug 201909 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
13 Aug 201916 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
20 Aug 201923 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
27 Aug 201930 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
03 Sep 201906 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
10 Sep 201913 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
17 Sep 201920 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
24 Sep 201927 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
01 Oct 201904 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
08 Oct 201911 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
15 Oct 201918 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
22 Oct 201925 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
29 Oct 201901 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,130
03 Mar 202006 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
10 Mar 202013 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
17 Mar 202020 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
24 Mar 202027 Mar 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
31 Mar 202003 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
07 Apr 202010 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
14 Apr 202017 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
21 Apr 202024 Apr 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
28 Apr 202001 May 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
05 May 202008 May 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
12 May 202015 May 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
19 May 202022 May 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
26 May 202029 May 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
02 Jun 202005 Jun 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
09 Jun 202012 Jun 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
16 Jun 202019 Jun 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
23 Jun 202026 Jun 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
30 Jun 202003 Jul 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
07 Jul 202010 Jul 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
14 Jul 202017 Jul 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
21 Jul 202024 Jul 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
28 Jul 202031 Jul 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
04 Aug 202007 Aug 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
11 Aug 202014 Aug 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
18 Aug 202021 Aug 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
25 Aug 202028 Aug 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
01 Sep 202004 Sep 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
08 Sep 202011 Sep 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
15 Sep 202018 Sep 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
22 Sep 202025 Sep 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
29 Sep 202002 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
06 Oct 202009 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
13 Oct 202016 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
20 Oct 202023 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
27 Oct 202030 Oct 2020AvailableAUD $1,170
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
This morning we transfer by private vehicle to the village of Huilloc (2 hr drive). Upon arrival in Huilloc we are greeted by the community and watch a traditional weaving demonstration and learn about the subsistence lifestyle of the community. We are shown the traditional cook stoves in place in the homes and experience first hand the smoke that is produced by the current cook stoves. We next meet the recipients of the new cook stoves that we will install in the coming days. After lunch we begin the installation of the first cook stove. Overnight Huilloc - Guesthouse.
Day 2
Today we spend the full day installing cook stoves. The materials and equipment will be onsite when we arrive and the old cook stoves demolished. The group will be divided into groups of two-three people to work on each cook stove. There will be a local expert on hand to oversee the installations. It is estimated that each cook stove will take 3 hours to install. The cook stoves need to set for a period of 3 days before they can be rendered for use. Overnight in Huilloc - Guesthouse
Day 3
Following breakfast we set to work for the morning to install the last cook stoves. Following lunch we drive 25 minutes to Ollantaytambo. The remainder of the afternoon is free. Overnight in Hotel - Ollantaytambo.
Day 4
Following breakfast, we transfer by private vehicle to Cusco (1.5 hr drive), where the trip concludes.