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Peru – Hacienda Urubamba


Peru – Hacienda Urubamba

Your luxury hotel located in the Sacred Valley, set on a 100-acre property, with
stunning views of the Andes Mountains. Based here you can install an eco-friendly stove for a family.

About this project

This charity relocates mistreated elephants to their sanctuary where they are cared for by permanent staff, including veterinarians. Your stay contributes to the cost of the elephants’ upkeep and welfare.
Main volunteering activities:
  • Preparing the elephant’s vitamin balls
  • Tracking their feeding patterns
  • Assisting the vet on their daily checks
  • Washing the elephant
  • Cleaning their beds
  • Maintaining the gardens
Key information:
  • The typical number of days on this fulfilling project 2-3, but you can spend longer
  • It involves 7-8 hours of helping each day, starting at 7:30am
  • November to April is recommended, but you can help anytime
  • This volunteering project blends well with activities in central Sri Lanka, including Kandy and the rest of the Cultural Triangle
Successes to date:

The foundation has cared for over 80 elephants. There are currently nine elephants being cared for at the sanctuary.

One of the resident elephants was the first in the country to be born in captivity.

The Foundation’s mahout training program is the only one to be recognized and accredited by the Sri Lankan Department of Wildlife.

This project is for you if:
  • You are looking for a project that enables you to learn an enormous amount about elephants 
  • You would like an experience that has a variety of activities
  • You are happy rolling up your sleeves and don’t mind getting dirty
Nearby activities:
  • Exploring the fascinating Cultural Triangle
  • The Tea Country hill stations
  • Leopard spotting in Yala National Park

Suggested Itinerary for Sri Lanka

in Sri Lanka

Price: US$6,000 per adult, $3,800 per child under 12

This adventure enables you to bond as a family by conserving critically endangered sea turtles, plus you get to explore the wildlife highlights of Sri Lanka

Trip Highlights

  • Rolling up your sleeves and caring for elephants
  • Jeep safari to see elephants in the wild
  • Awesome views and the engineering marvel that is Sigiriya Rock
  • Bustling Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth
  • Epic train ride
  • The waterfalls and  scenery of Horton Plains
  • The beauty of the Tea stations
  • A working tea factory

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Domestic flights
  • Expert local guides
  • Meals as specified
  • Volunteering costs
Note: Price excludes international flights

Sample Day by Day

Note: This is a sample itinerary only
Note: This is a sample itinerary only, and we delight in crafting unique itineraries to meet your family’s exact requirements

Hacienda Urubamba in Peru’s Sacred Valley features 36 gorgeously designed rooms and suites, each with its own fireplace and outdoor terrace. The rooms and suites are fitted with modern amenities, and en-suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers.

The lodge offers a range of activities and experiences, including guided hikes, bird watching, visits to local communities and markets, and cooking classes. The hotel also has a full-service spa, which offers a variety of treatments using natural, locally sourced ingredients.

Hacienda Urubamba is committed to sustainability, with initiatives such as water conservation techniques, extensive use of solar power, and recycling. The lodge also supports local conservation efforts and community development projects, including supporting local schools.

Located in the Sacred Valley, Hacienda Urubamba is the perfect base to stay at whilst giving back, installing an eco-friendly stove in a local community. The Sacred Valley also hosts some of the most important Inca archaeological sites in Peru, such as Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo. The hotel also has its own organic farm, which produces a range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that you can enjoy in the hotel’s restaurant.

In summary, Hacienda Urubamba offers a luxurious stay in one of the most beautiful locations in Peru. The lodge’s focus on sustainability, conservation, and as a base for your community development project make it ideal.


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