DCF Peru Team
Thank you for your willingness to serve overseas with DCF. We are able to provide free dental care to the underprivileged around the world because of volunteers like you!
Your DCF team will travel to Peru January 6-14. This will be our 6th year serving in Pisac. There’s a very nice church camp located on the outskirts of the town. This is the site of our clinic as well as where we will be staying (see pictures below). This town is known for it’s craft market where you will find some beautiful stuff. For shoppers, bring extra cash (new bills).
Flights: We have booked the following flights. Delta, American and United all have flights from US to Peru arriving in the middle of the night. We booked the Delta and Avian flights separately, rather than as a connection through one website. It was less expensive this way. Some students have booked the American and LATAM flight which arrives before Dr. Bill. That is fine as long as it is earlier and not later.
In the past we have arrived in the middle of the night, we went to the airport hotel for a few hours sleep, however, most of us agreed that it wasn’t worth the expense. Therefore, we are electing to stay in the airport and be ready for the 5:20 am departure on Avianca Airlines to Cusco. The missionary said that the early morning pickup would not be a problem. This will put us arriving in Pisac early enough to hopefully get some sleep Sunday morning.
As for our return, we will have all day on Saturday the 13th for shopping and a brief tour of Cusco before returning to Lima.
In the past we have had some people opt to arrive early or depart later to take advantage of some of the tourist opportunities in the area. That is fine, just please do NOT book flights outside these parameters without previous permission.
DL 1350 CHS ATL 06 Jan 11:30 AM 06 Jan 12:44 PM
DL 0151 ATL LIM 06 Jan 05:51 PM 07 Jan 12:35 AM
AV839 LIM CUS 07 Jan 05:20 AM 07 Jan 6:39 AM
AV830 CUS LIM 13 Jan 5:08 PM 13 Jan 6:35 PM
DL 0150 LIM ATL 14 Jan 02:05 AM 14 Jan 08:53 AM
DL 1389 ATL CHS 14 Jan 12:15 PM 14 Jan 01:25 PM
Medical Issues: Please review the CDC website as to the advice of which immunizations are recommended in plenty of time to be sure that you are covered. Because of the altitude, bugs aren’t much of an issue. Peru is a clean, healthy environment, but we want to be prepared.
We have had a few people on teams that were negatively affected by the altitude. Your physician can prescribe a special diuretic which helps if this is a concern.
This will be on Friday after clinic is over (Monday–Thursday). You will be met at the camp very early (5 AM) on Friday morning, taken by van to the train which will go to the town at the base of the mountain where the ruins are located. A bus takes you up the mountain where a tour guide will instruct. In mid afternoon the route will be reversed, returning you to camp around 9 PM.
The cost of the excursion was $275 for the last trip. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20 with a scanned copy of your passport, and let us know if you plan to participate in the trip to Machu Picchu.