Cusco – Puerto Maldonado

Cusco, once the capital city of the Incas, is the earliest steadily occupied city in the Americas. In 1983, the city was chosen as a UNESCO world heritage site. The ruins of the aged Incan city became the foundation of the Spanish structures that can be seen today. As you pass through the narrow paths lined by Incan walls you get a glimpse of how life would have been for the ancient civilization. It can almost feel as if you have gone back in time.

The primary tourist area is the Plaza de Armas and the neighboring streets, with many main attractions within a few blocks. Uphill to the northeast of the Plaza de Armas is the neighborhood San Blas. Cobble stoned streets lead the way uphill to this unique little district. It is popular with foreigners and is more tranquil than the center. It also provides one of the most excellent views of the whole city.

During your elective in Cusco you will have private accommodation near to your placement and a member of our team will be on call 24 hours a day if you need anything. We also include Spanish classes in all of our electives in Cusco, to help you along the way.

Midwifery Elective Midwifery Elective

The Mundo Verde midwifery elective in Cusco and Puerto Maldonado will provide you with many opportunities to help out the local midwives and practice your skills. You will likely come across cases in pregnancy that don’t exist back home like disease, and perhaps even HIV that has been passed from the mother to baby. This is an excellent chance to widen your midwifery knowledge and learn new skills for your future career. You will also come across problems during labour that could have been prevented if the patient had received care earlier on. You also have time off to enjoy the excursions we have tailormade for you or you to enjoy the history Cusco has to offer or the tropical jungle climate of Puerto Maldonado.

What’s in this elective
2 weeks
$1700

• Accommodation in our private apartments
• Hospital attachments
• Choice of preferred speciality
• 6 hours of Spanish lessons (not available for Dental outreach)
• 24/7 assistance
• Fully structured and supervised placement by our in-country professionals
• Airport or bus terminal pick up on arrival
• Tailor made elective planner
• Pre-departure preparation
• Machu Picchu by Train (2d/1n)
• Orientation kit

3 weeks
$2000

• Accommodation in our private apartments
• Hospital attachments
• Choice of preferred speciality
• 10 hours of Spanish lessons
• 24/7 assistance
• Fully structured and supervised placement by our in country professionals
• Airport or bus terminal pick up on arrival
• Tailor made elective planner
• Pre-departure preparation
• Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5d/4n)
• Rainbow Mountain (full day)
• Orientation kit

4 weeks
$2200

• Accommodation in our private apartments Cusco
• Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Puerto Maldonado (1 week)
• Return bus ticket to Puerto Maldonado
• Hospital attachments Cusco & Puerto Maldonado
• Choice of preferred speciality
• 20 hours of Spanish lessons
• 24/7 assistance
• Fully structured and supervised placement by our in country professionals
• Airport or bus terminal pick up on arrival
• Tailor made elective planner
• Pre-departure preparation
• Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5d/4n)
• Sacred Valley Tour (full day)
• Rainbow Mountain (Full day)
• Lake Titicaca Trip (2d/1n)
• Orientation Kit
• International presentation (optional)
• 1 week in Puerto Maldonado (rain forest)
• Tambopata National Reserve (full day)
• Salsa lessons 2 sessions
• Cooking class

5 weeks
$2300

• Accommodation in our private apartments Cusco
• Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Puerto Maldonado (1 week)
• Return bus ticket to Puerto Maldonado
• Hospital attachments Cusco & Puerto Maldonado
• Choice of preferred speciality
• 20 hours of Spanish lessons
• 24/7 assistance
• Fully structured and supervised placement by our in country professionals
• Airport or bus terminal pick up on arrival
• Tailor made elective planner
• Pre-departure preparation
• Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5d/4n)
• Sacred Valley Tour (full day)
• Rainbow Mountain
• Lake Titicaca Trip (2d/1n)
• Orientation Kit
• International presentation (optional)
• 1 week in Puerto Maldonado (rain forest)
• Tambopata National Reserve (full day)
• Salsa lessons 2 sessions (Cusco only)
• Cooking class

6 weeks
$2500

• Accommodation in our private apartments Cusco
• Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Puerto Maldonado (1 week)
• Return bus ticket to Puerto Maldonado
• Hospital attachments
• Choice of preferred speciality
• 20 hours of Spanish lessons
• 24/7 assistance
• Fully structured and supervised placement by our in country professionals
• Airport or bus terminal pick up on arrival
• Tailor made elective planner
• Pre-departure preparation
• Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5d/4n)
• Sacred Valley Tour (full day)
• Rainbow Mountain (Full day)
• Lake Titicaca Trip (2d/1n)
• Orientation Kit
• International presentation (optional)
• 1 week in Puerto Maldonado (rain forest)
• Tambopata National Reserve (full day)
• Salsa lessons 2 sessions (Cusco only)
• Cooking Class

7 weeks
$2600

• Accommodation in our private apartments Cusco
• Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Puerto Maldonado (1 week)
• Return bus ticket to Puerto Maldonado
• Hospital attachments
• Choice of preferred speciality
• 20 hours of Spanish lessons
• 24/7 assistance
• Fully structured and supervised placement by our in country professionals
• Airport or bus terminal pick up on arrival
• Tailor made elective planner
• Pre-departure preparation
• Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5d/4n)
• Sacred Valley Tour (full day)
• Rainbow ountain (Full day)
• Lake Titicaca Trip (2d/1n)
• Orientation Kit
• International presentation (optional)
• 1 week in Puerto Maldonado (rain forest)
• Tambopata National Reserve (full day)
• Salsa lessons 2 sessions (Cusco only)
• Cooking Class

8 weeks
$2700

• Accommodation in our private apartments Cusco
• Accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Puerto Maldonado (1 week)
• Return bus ticket to Puerto Maldonado
• Hospital attachments
• Choice of preferred speciality
• 20 hours of Spanish lessons
• 24/7 assistance
• Fully structured and supervised placement by our in country professionals
• Airport or bus terminal pick up on arrival
• Tailor made elective planner
• Pre-departure preparation
• Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5d/4n)
• Sacred Valley Tour (full day)
• Rainbow Mountain (Full day)
• Lake Titicaca Trip (2d/1n)
• Orientation Kit
• International presentation (optional)
• 1 week in Puerto Maldonado (rain forest)
• Tambopata National Reserve (full day)
• Salsa lessons 2 sessions
• Cooking class

Not included in price

• Flight tickets of any kind
• Tourist ticket
• Sleeping bag for Salkantay Trek
• Meals except the ones offered with some of our trips and excursions, you will find details of this in our information kit
• Travel insurance
• Health Insurance
• HIV Post exposure prophylaxis kit

Most relevant questions

We do not have complicated application process and remember that you are not applying for a remunerated work, this means that anyone can apply as long as they fulfill the required criteria.
Mundo Verde Elective Placements DO NOT ASK for any type of fee upon registration in any of our programmes, in order to secure your placement we ask for a deposit once your placement has been confirmed at any of our partner hospitals or clinics. This deposit will be used as a prepayment for one of your trips or excursions; this will guarantee your placement. The requested deposit once your placement has been confirmed is US$50 in all of our destinations.
If by any chance, we cannot place you at the requested programme we will locate you in a different destination if desired. This situation does not really happen, however, due to force majeure causes we would relocate you or cancel your placement, if this event would happen, your deposit would be totally refunded.
You must remember that in case you cancel due to any personal reasons then the deposit of US$50 will not be refunded.
Once you fill our enrollment online form, we will be in contact with you to start arranging your placement.

You are welcome to join our electives any time since we run our electives all year round and we tailor our electives according to your needs.

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October 21, 2019