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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).


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
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
Price From
AUD $1,090
Start Location
Cusco, Peru
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
05 Mar 201908 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
12 Mar 201915 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
19 Mar 201922 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
26 Mar 201929 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
02 Apr 201905 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
09 Apr 201912 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
16 Apr 201919 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
23 Apr 201926 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
30 Apr 201903 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
07 May 201910 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
14 May 201917 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
21 May 201924 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
28 May 201931 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
04 Jun 201907 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
11 Jun 201914 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
18 Jun 201921 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
02 Jul 201905 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
09 Jul 201912 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
16 Jul 201919 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
23 Jul 201926 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
30 Jul 201902 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
06 Aug 201909 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
13 Aug 201916 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
20 Aug 201923 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
27 Aug 201930 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
03 Sep 201906 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
10 Sep 201913 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
17 Sep 201920 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
24 Sep 201927 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
01 Oct 201904 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
08 Oct 201911 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
15 Oct 201918 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
22 Oct 201925 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
29 Oct 201901 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,090
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.