Ascend Travel - Humanitarian Travel Agency in Cusco, Peru

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By providing unique and unmatched experiences for the socially-conscious traveler, we help Andean communities beat poverty by empowering themselves through microenterprise, simple technology, education and health.
Service Expeditions
Rural tourism
Water projects
Medical missions and clinics
Ventilated stoves construction
Computer literacy




School construction
Community training centers
Eco-latrines and sanitation
Environmental awareness
Greenhouses and irrigation
Microenterprise training
Sign up for or lead a service expedition!
We organize the best and most effective service expeditions in Cusco, hands-down. Our combination of in-country staff, interns and volunteers only paint half the picture - the other half is you! We need your help leading or participating in a life-changing service expedition.
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We work tirelessly to identify community projects that bring about real change. Together with the community we serve, local government, other not-for-profits, local and international businesses and individuals like yourself, we see projects through from start to finish to follow-up.

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Compiled by our staff, interns, and customers, our blog is dedicated to the work we do, the places we've visited, the traditions in which we have participated, the restaurants we've eaten at, the eccentricities of Peruvian culture, and the people we've met... Check it out!

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November 16th - 28th 2012, Bolivia
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December 14th - 24th, 2012
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March 9th - 18th, 2013
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May 18th - 28th, 2013
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Why choose us?
Through our collaboration with the Ascend Alliance, we have a 30 year history of organizing service expeditions! We enable community empowerment through strategic alliances, commercialization, solidarity tourism and sustainable development projects. We work together with communities in need to identify strenghts and opportunities that can help end the devastating cycle of poverty!

  • Solidarity Tourism - Physical space shared by visitors and locals for personal and community development, breaking down cultural barriers.
  • Sustainable Development Projects - Execution of development projects with the help of tourists, local government and local businesses.
  • Strategic Alliances - Strategic alliances with non-profits, NGO's and international and local travel agencies in order maximize our impact.
  • Commercialization - We promote sustainable development projects through our website, word of mouth, social media, and more.
January 15th, 2012
Hello World!
We are opening or doors for business March 1st, until then feel free to look around and get in touch...
March 31st, 2012
Rural Tourism in Cusco
We offer a wide range of Rural tourism packages - inexpensive, culturally amazing, and life-changing!...
May 9th, 2012
Park City 5 Expedition
Once again, the Park City 5 teams up with the Ascend Alliance for an amazing service opportunity...

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