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Review for Conservation Volunteers International Program, Inc., Orinda, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Machu Picchu was on my bucket list and when I saw the CVIP volunteer trip listed, I signed up! In addition to great leaders, the other volunteers were so interesting. We worked with local organizations to fix Inca trails, cleaned and reclaimed some Inca sites plus we got to hike parts of the Inca Trail!
After this great experience I went on CVIP trips to Torre del Paine, the Galapagos and Alaska. Each trip was different but basics were the same: great trip leaders, work with local organizations, interesting fellow volunteers. On each trip we learned about history and traditions of the area from experts. Plus we saw the positive results of our work and were thanked by locals for our work. I always left feeling a connection to the area that you never get with traditional travel.

Role:  Volunteer