Perú Social provided such a unique way to experience a country. I loved the balance of this program- the volunteering balanced with travel and the ease of having the logistics of trips/flights/ transportation planned balanced with the free time to independently explore. I really felt like part of an ongoing project that is working to help the underprivileged populations of Peru rather than a one-time volunteering trip. Overall, I am very grateful to have had this experience to help build a community garden for families in one of the shantytowns of Peru. The hosts, A.M. and Ricardo, were also absolutely wonderful. They were so welcoming, friendly, fun, and incredibly helpful in providing suggestions for activities and restaurants in Lima and Cusco. My friend and I were also very impressed with all of our tours and tour guides that were set up for us. They were informative, yet relaxed and felt like we were just hanging out with friends. I loved every single day here and only wished we had more time!