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Simply by traveling with OAT, you support the work of the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation. Alan and Harriet Lewis created the Foundation with the mission of changing people's lives through travel—which includes both the travelers who journey with OAT, and the local people who welcome us so warmly into their homelands.
Learn more about our work in Peru & Ecuador, and what you'll experience during your itinerary:
A Day in the Life of the Urubamba Community
Your journey through Peru's Sacred Valley includes the experience of A Day in the Life of the local residents. O.A.T. prides itself on changing people's lives through hands-on cultural experiences, and with your visit here, we hope to do just that. In addition to visiting a primary school, you'll meet the residents of the local Urubamba community in an intimate, personal way that typical tourists would never be able to.Read more
Supporting a World Classroom: Peru & Ecuador
Grand Circle Foundation's World Classroom initiative has two components on this adventure. In Peru, you'll visit a school in the Urubamba community. And in Ecuador, you'll visit the Sinamune Disabled Children's Orchestra, where our projects have included renovating and building additional classrooms, purchasing computers, funding scholarships, and more.Read more
Alan and Harriet Lewis founded Grand Circle Foundation in 1992 as a means of giving back to the world we travel. Because they donate an annually determined amount of revenue from our trips, we consider each one of our travelers as a partner in the Foundation’s work around the world. To date, the Foundation has pledged or donated more than $164 million in support of 300 different organizations—including 60 villages and nearly 100 schools that lie in the paths of our journeys.
Learn more at the grandcirclefoundation.org