Peru Project Tour

October 1-7, 2024

Join us for a week visiting Green Empowerment projects in Cajamarca, Peru!

With three full days of community visits, we will see a variety of projects, from solar water pumping to irrigation systems to wastewater management. We’ll also hear directly from community members about community management, tariff structures, and the profound impact these projects have had on their lives.

With Claudia Romero, Green Empowerment’s Peru Program Coordinator, as our guide, we will get to know both of our partner organizations in the region: Energía, Ambiente, y Sostenibilidad and Water for People. Each stellar in their own way, these two organizations provide a unique opportunity to see how Green Empowerment’s partnership model adapts to meet varying needs and goals along the path to universal access.

We will end the week with a more leisurely opportunity to view the breathtaking landscape and archeological history around Cajamarca and reflect as a group on all the work we have seen.

The total price for this tour is $2,500 per individual OR $4,000 for two people sharing a room. To reserve your spot, click on the "register here" button and submit your $500 deposit. We look forward to traveling and learning with you.

Thank you for your interest!

Project tour dates: October 1-7, 2024

Travel Details:

  • Please plan flights through Jorge Chavéz International Airport
  • Arrival in Lima: by 4:00pm in local time on October 1, 2024
  • Departure from Lima: October 8, 2024, anytime
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Itinerary Overview:

October 1-7, 2024

Our first day begins with our arrival at the Jorge Chavéz International Airport in Lima, from which we will shuttle to our accommodations for the night. Those arriving early can choose to join a late afternoon bus tour through historic and bohemian neighborhoods along Lima’s coastline. We will convene as a full group for dinner and a brief orientation to our week.

Lodging: Hotel in Lima

We will start the day with an early morning flight to Cajamarca, a city perched at 9,800 feet in the coastal mountain range in the northwest of Peru. Cajamarca will serve as our home base for the week as we visit a variety of Green Empowerment projects throughout the region. After checking into our hotel, we will meet Rafael Escobar, founder and director of our partner organization Energía, Ambiente, y Sostenibildad (EA&S), for lunch and open discussion. In the afternoon, we will visit the local cathedral and other key attractions in the city.

Lodging: Hotel in Cajamarca

On Thursday, we will venture east out of the city and into the rural Jose de Sabogal district to visit two Green Empowerment and EA&S projects. In Camish, a small agricultural community of about 150 people, we will see firsthand how solar tech is enabling water access in remote areas with a tour of their new solar water pumping system. In the afternoon, we'll dive into the fascinating world of rural water management at the Huaylla drinking water system, chatting with locals and learning about the impact of metering firsthand. 

Lodging: Hotel in Cajamarca

Note: we will walk 300 meters to visit the system in Camish. Please let us know if this presents a difficulty.

Heading out of the city to the west, we will visit the El Triunfo Irrigation Project. This water-for-agriculture project boosts both food security and economic opportunity. We’ll see the system, reservoir, and water distribution in action and have time to speak directly with those benefiting from this initiative. We’ll also enjoy a community lunch before returning to Cajamarca.

On our third day of community visits we will travel south to the Asuncion District with our second regional partner, Water For People. The water committee in San Miguel de Matarita will share a presentation on their drinking water system, with special focus on meters and how their water tariff system is allowing for long-term sustainability of the project. We will also be invited into local homes to view the system in action. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Asuncion wastewater treatment plant where Green Empowerment has supported improvements for sustainability of the system. 

Lodging: Hotel in Cajamarca

On Sunday we will take time to digest all that we have seen and enjoy some breathtaking vistas and archeological wonders that surround Cajamarca, such as the Stone Forest of Cumbemayo, a cluster of massive volcanic pillars that stick out from the landscape of grass covered plains. This natural wonder is also the origin point for a pre-Incan aqueduct system, dated to 1500 BC.

Lodging: Hotel in Cajamarca

Finally, on Monday we will fly back to Lima and conclude our trip with a day of sightseeing around the city, including options to visit some of Lima’s rich and abundant museums. In the evening, we will gather for a final debrief and celebration dinner.

Lodging: Hotel in Lima


We will be staying in mid-range luxury hotels throughout the trip. Each traveler or couple will have their own room with a bathroom en suite. Whenever necessary, we will find hotels with air conditioning!


Minimum of 8 participants and maximum of 14 participants.


$2,500 per single person

$4,000 per couple sharing a room

Reserve your seat today with just a $500 deposit per traveler, which is non-refundable unless Green Empowerment cancels the trip.

Participation fee:

$2,500 per individual

$4,000 for two people sharing a room.

Reserve your seat today with just a $500 deposit per traveler, which is non-refundable unless Green Empowerment cancels the trip.

Included in your participation fee:

  • Eight nights of accommodation
  • All meals, snacks, & filtered water (please bring a bottle)
  • Green Empowerment and partner staff to act as guides to project sites
  • Domestic flights from Lima to Cajamarca and back
  • Ground transportation throughout the trip in private passenger vans
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to all cultural activities

NOT Included in your participation fee:

  • International airfare to and from Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima
  • Charitable contribution to support Green Empowerment’s mission
  • Visitor’s Visa
  • Vaccines (no vaccines are required to enter Peru, though some are advised)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, personal medications, & insect repellent
  • Traveler insurance

Notes: With sensitivity to the communities that we are working with and respect for our partner organizations, we note that details on this itinerary may shift slightly to accommodate local events. In the unlikely case that we do not meet the minimum number of participants (8), Green Empowerment will cancel the trip and refund all deposits.