Projects Abroad volunteer in Peru

One of the long-term goals of the Incan and Wari archaeology project is the investigation and mapping of unregistered structures and forms in Pikillaqta National Park.

You'll be working alongside Peruvian experts and living with host families in nearby Cusco.

For three days a week, you will work on site in the Lucre valley. The other two days will involve office work, classifying ceramics, assisting at the local museums and community work. Archaeological presentations will be given once a week during the office day and you will have the opportunity to attend the weekly Projects Abroad social.

Volunteers and staff will depart to the work site and return to Cusco together at the end of the working day. Archaeological tasks can include exploring the area looking for "new" sites, mapping, excavating, cleaning and maintaining current sites, and classifying artefacts.

You can spend your free time however you like - visiting local landmarks, taking a day trip or simply relaxing.

This is an unusual career break that would suit you if you have an interest in archeaology and ancient civilisations.

Start dates
Peru – Lucre Valley, Cusco
From 2 weeks
From £1,445
What's included?
pre-departure support, in-country support, orientation, accommodation, most meals, in-country transport.
medical insurance, travel insurance