CV 2019 Expedition: Cusco, Peru

 

What is CharityVision?

285 million people in the world are suffering from visual impairment and blindness that prevents them from working, providing for their families, connecting with others and living a fulfilling life. CharityVision is a nonprofit organization with a focus on empowering local physicians in the developing world to create sustainable solutions to blindness in over 25 countries worldwide.

 

Tentative Itinerary

EXPERIENCE PERU LIKE NEVER BEFORE:

Experience a life-changing journey through the ancient Incan city of Cusco. Prepare for awe-inspiring vistas, mountains, overflowing rivers, and giving others the opportunity to see it all in 20/20.

 

 

Sunday, October 13th | Lima to Cusco

  • Flights arrive in the afternoon from Lima.

  • Take the day to acclimate and enjoy the high altitude atmosphere of Cusco.

  • Welcome dinner with the group.

Monday, October 14th | School Screenings

  • Participate in a school screening at a rural elementary school near Chinchero, an ancient Incan village town built atop the palace of the Inca.

  • Take a beautiful vista hike from Chinchero to Urquillos,

Tuesday, October 15th | Surgeries and Ruins

  • Put on your scrubs and jump into the operating room with our partner surgeons. Enjoy scaling the ruins of Pisac and spend some time with the local llamas at Awanacancha.

Wednesday, October 16th | Glasses Delivery

  • Drive higher into the Andes and give elementary school children their first pair of glasses.

  • Tour the impenetrable fortress of Ollantaytambo.

  • Take a train to Machu Picchu Base Camp. Overnight in Machu Picchu.

Thursday, October 17th | Machu Picchu

  • Explore the ruins of historic Machu Picchu, with the option to climb the majestic Wayna Picchu mountain.

  • Afternoon train back to Cusco for a farewell dinner and dancing in front of the Temple of the Sun.

Friday, October 18th | Flights Home

  • All flights leave for the United States in the morning from Cusco International Airport.

 

 

Please email your finished application to megan@charityvision.net

 
Luke Woodruff