High School Program: Cusco, Peru


High School Groups in Cusco, Peru

About the Location

There is simply no place in the world quite like Cusco, Peru. Nestled high in the Andes Mountains and the jumping off point to Machu Picchu, Cusco has a special energy. Although it is a small city, it offers many rich cultural experiences as well as ample outdoor activities.

However, beyond the glitter of its many tourists, Cusco faces serious social and environmental challenges. High school groups volunteering in Cusco with UBELONG have many opportunities to create lasting change.


High School Groups in Cusco

  • Volunteer in caregiving and light painting and renovation projects – service learning trips that make a real impact on high school students and local communities
  • Learn more about the reality of terrorism in Peru – an educational component during your trip
  • Visit Machu Picchu – rest and explore
  • Your lodging will be a combination of a cozy volunteer house and a comfortable local hotel – the perfect accommodation for an immersive experience
  • Your trip can start any Sunday of the year – you have total flexibility in planning your trip
  • We include breakfast, lunch and dinner – enjoy delicious, traditional Peruvian cuisine
  • Your group will have its very own UBELONG Group Specialist to guide you through the whole process – world-class training and support
  • You can rest easy knowing that you have 24/7 in-country support from caring, talented professionals – comfort and safety
  • Thousands of volunteers have joined UBELONG, a US-based organization, in making a difference in the world – peace of mind 


High school student doing homework with child in caregiving project.



$1100 for 8 days includes:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation Program
  • 7 nights lodging
  • Breakfast and lunch (including lunch at Machu Picchu)
  • 5 dinners with host family or in a local restaurant
  • 2 Free-night dinners at local eating establishments
  • Educational aspect with curriculum and local teacher
  • Weekend excursion to Machu Picchu
  • Transportation to/from the projects
  • 24/7 support of local UBELONG Team
  • Return trip to the airport

*Please note that UBELONG does not arrange airline travel and airfare is not included in the above per person cost

Alternative weekend trips if the group chooses not to visit Machu Picchu –