Hi, I'm David
originally from the city of Quillabamba, located in the jungle of Cusco, in this city many years ago we started a tourism project together with a cooperative organization, the objective was to involve small scale coffee, cocoa and tea farmers within the tourism activity, we provided to them some loans, training and assistance. this farmer are organic and fair trade certified.
Currently, as a local travel operator, we continue to promote and work with families in the spirit of continuing to supporting them. As a local company we also offer travel services in southern part of Peru and mainly in the area of Cusco and Machu Picchu. Our speciality is to visit small scale farmers, with whom, we developed coffee and cocoa experiences at their own farms, which allows us to show a little of our culture from the perspective of our diverse agriculture.
At home you can share the common areas with us, Ana, who is my partner and supports us in accounting, and my person, i am in charge of the business. Sometimes there are extra staffs, who helps us with the operative part, this may be depending on the tourism season.
Help with Computers/ Internet
Living with us at home, you can learn a little more about our local culture, know the non-tourist places of the city.
Cusco is the most important tourist city in Peru and there are a lot to enjoy in it, from home you can organize your adventures to explore: archaeological sites such as Machu Picchu, the sacred Valley of the Incas, Maras, Moray, The Southern Valley, hike the rainbow Mountain and the Humantay Lagoon, visit of traditional and ancient villages like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, among others.
In Cusco to get to know the city a little more, we can lend you a bicycle.
Your support is very welcome! We need to develop the marketing area of our business by using all available tools (social networks etc). Our priority is finishing our website! We need to enhance the SEO of the website (in English & Spanish), make translations or corrections to the English section of the website, and improve the descriptions of our tours. For this, we are currently looking for a content manager and/or SEO expert for adding tours (information) and updating it to contemporary standards. We're also hoping to make videos, and create marketing materials, and a marketing strategy. Among others jobs.
We can offer you a shared room within an apartment (room only for two people as maximum capacity), Volunteers are going to share one toilet. which is at the same time the laundry area or main bathroom. we have in the room a cabin (double bed + 1 Single), a wardrobe, a table, a chair, a small sofa and also a bed lamp. You can use the kitchen to prepare your meals as your preference, we can provide to prepare your own meals some basic product, we can not offer to you meet, fish or chicken, just some times) you can do laundry also, just consider we have limited space to dry clothes, we are leaving in the fifth floor.
we can offer to you 3 meals per day. Breakfast could be prepared by us or also by the workawayer at home.
Lunch, we have it in a local restaurant close to the house (some times at home)...dinner at home or in a local restaurant ( dinner for us is an optional meal, usually we have some tea for dinner).
Cusco, it is not a big city, so from the house to the main square, it could take you about 25 min. by walking, if public transportation 10 min. located near to the house (around 3 blocks).
Cusco as a city and region is a tourist destination so finding new friends will not be a problem for you. In your free time, you can visit archeological sites, hikes some mountains and also visit some ancient towns like Ollantaytambo.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week