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Travelling Peru for 3 mths-1 year (with my 8 yr old child)

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1. Posted by Flutterbug (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

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I am hoping to spend 3 months to 1 year in South America with my 8 year old daughter. We're no strangers to travel and have just spent 5 weeks travelling Africa on a self made plan, staying as close to local life as possible (including living amid the Masai, staying on a Wildlife pathway and staying in a shanty town). My daughter thrived and has really caught the travel bug.

Can anyone help me out with any of the following please? ;

(Anywhere in South America considered)

Cheap accomodation (even lodging or house sitting)

A way to get involved in local life

Schooling (maybe)

Voluntary work (or ideally, paid work) that we could do together (maybe I could work at a school which my daughter could attend)

An idea of food costs

Thankyou very much

2. Posted by neofutur (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y


Here in Peru, the food is really cheap ( and generally very good ), its easy to find a complete course menu for 5 soles ( 1,50 Eur )

There are cheap hotels from 20 soles/night.

For the local life and voluntary work , you can try to contact , they work with local poor childs.

They wont pay you, but the work can include cheap lodging in cusco.

3. Posted by Flutterbug (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

Oh thankyou, I will definately contact them. Thankyou very much x

4. Posted by judai (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

it is a good idea volunteering here in Peru, i also do this in my spare time.
you can find this in the Capital - Lima or in provinces like Cusco, or Iquitos
and in other cities, if i can help you more , find me in FB as "Chico De Las


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