Help in our families small folk museum and the farm while improving your Spanish in the Colca Canyon, Peru



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a local family from a small village called San Juan de Chuccho located inside the beautiful Colca Canyon. My father takes care of our home. We have set up a small, local museum in the Colca Canyon close to where tourists trekking the canyon pass daily. The museum has local artifacts including dried food specimens, traditional garments, blankets and ceramics.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn the local history while working in the museum as well as experience the local farming lifestyle. My father does not speak english so volunteers will also have the opportunity to improve their spanish and Quechua! We require that our volunteers speak spanish at an advanced level.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers to help run the small museum during the day (open and help to explain the artifacts to passing tourists) as well as help my father with daily chores on the farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will have their own room in my familie's small adobe home where they will sleep on a bamboo bed.

    Workaway volunteers will eat with my father who prepares several different foods made with quinoa, grains, fried trout, alpaca meat, avocado and fruits. Daily they will help prepare and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Colca Canyon is the deepest in the world and is full of trail for hiking. The river passes close to where my familie's home is located and during certain times of the year it is possible to fish for trout. To get in and out of the canyon you must trek approximately 3-4 hours up/down the canyon wall or take a 4 hours car ride.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 191955813481