Greetings Peru Team
An optional excursion to Machu Picchu will be on Friday after clinic is over (Monday–Thursday). Typically, team members are 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 is $275. This will need to be paid in advance. If interested, you can click here to pay online for the excursion. You will also need to email a copy of your passport to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1.
Also, Pisac is the name of the town where we will be working. 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. This town is known for it’s craft market where you will find some beautiful stuff. For shoppers, bring extra cash (new bills).
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.
If anyone has questions, please pass them along. If you are wondering about something, chances are others are too.