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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) 25 Dec '10 08:20

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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) 25 Dec '10 10:11


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) 25 Dec '10 11:03

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

4. Posted by judai (Budding Member, 26 posts) 25 Dec '10 19:08

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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