Peru

What you need to know

  • Purpose of the trip

    From its base at the Casa del Águila mission, the team will work with local pastors and missionaries from the area by traveling to nearby villages to conduct eye clinics.  The clinics will enable local pastors to gain stature in their communities and also serve as a venue to share the Gospel and nourish relationships with individuals attending the clinics.

  • Cost

    $1,000 + Airfare

  • Trip overview

    The Team will fly into the city of Cusco and then travel by bus to the Casa del Águila mission, located just outside the small city of Limatambo in the Andes mountains.  Over the next 4 to 5 days, the team will travel from its base at the mission to local towns and villages to conduct eye clinics. At the end of the trip, the group will have an opportunity to participate in sightseeing activities, including a day trip to the world famous ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

  • Climate

    During the time of our trip, weather is usually cloudy to clear with occasional rain showers possible.  Temperatures will be cool to mild with evenings temperatures in the 50’s to 60’s and daytime temperature reaching as high as 80 – 85 degrees.

  • Accommodations

    At Casa del Águila, there is a four-bedroom house where the team will be housed.   Each bedroom sleeps 6 people (3 sets of bunk beds per room).   The men will be assigned to share two of the bedrooms and the women will share the other two.   There are also separate bathroom facilities for males and females in the house. Meals will be provided by the staff at the Casa del Águila mission, with breakfast and dinner in their cafeteria and a box lunch provided on site at clinics. Note that many of the villages where clinics will be held are relatively rustic and bathroom facilities may be in the great outdoors!

  • Health considerations

    Health information for travelers to Peru is available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site at the following link: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/peru.aspx Note that the Yellow Fever vaccine is not needed since our travel is restricted to Cusco, Machu Picchu and  other high mountain areas.  Also, while the altitude at the Casa del Águila mission is around 8,500 feet, we will be at altitudes as high as 10,000 feet which may cause altitude sickness for some travelers.  While not a problem for most travelers, you should advise your doctor if you have an existing health condition or are on medications that could influence how you respond to the altitude (high blood pressure, diabetes or hypoglycemia, seizures, thyroid disorders etc.).

  • Physical requirements

    There will be moderate physical activity in high altitudes, mainly consisting of carrying and setting up equipment and supplies.  Also, during hours of the clinic, it is possible that prolonged standing, stooping and walking will take place.

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