Allqo Llaqta Rescue Centre - Rescuing street dogs in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Peru)
We are a new rescue centre, and the first one in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru, so please know that your contribution will make a massive difference to the welfare of stray dogs in the valley.
Volunteers will be working with local people: the founder and veterinarian Fabrizio, with local volunteers, and with the local population, so volunteers will learn the lifestyle, working ways and cultural practices of the local community.
Urubamba is a very authentic town, not as touristy as Cusco, giving volunteers a great opportunity to get immersed in the Peruvian life.
Volunteers can explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which was an important site for the Inca Empire, and is the home of some incredible Inca (and pre-Inca) archeological sites. The most famous being Machu Picchu.
This beautiful and peaceful valley is home to a number of isolated villages and colonial towns. Star attractions in the Sacred Valley include Machu Picchu, the Pisac Market and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo; however, the valley is filled with other Inca sites that are well worth visiting.
So this is a great opportunity to learn about the Inca civilization. Urubamba is in roughly the middle of the Sacred Valley.
Activities volunteers can do during their time off:
- Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and everything it has to offer: Incas (and pre-Incas) archeological sites (Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo), colonial towns, Quechua villages, vibrant local markets.
- Outdoor activities: hiking, biking
- Socializing with the local population: the people of Urubamba are very friendly, and it wouldn’t be hard to socialize with them.
- Learn Spanish or Quechua
- Day trip to world-renowned Cusco (the capital of the Inca Empire), easy, frequent, and cheap transportation between Urubamba and Cusco, about 1hr30 mins one-way.
- Transportation within the Sacred Valley is straightforward, frequent and cheap with Collectivos (mini-vans). Our centre is right by a bus stop.
We are a new rescue centre so volunteers should not expect to work in a highly structured environment, so we need volunteers that are mature and a little independent. There is a lot of work to do so volunteers need to be motivated.
Myself, Fabrizio, I am a very nice person, and the people of Urubamba are also very friendly, so volunteers will be warmly welcomed.