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Knowing Machu Picchu for the first time 🚆✨

As part of the strategic alliance between the Niños del Arco Iris Foundation, PeruRail and Belmond, last Wednesday, August 16, our fifth and sixth grade students had the opportunity to visit the archaeological sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

We want to tell you about our experience getting to know one of the seven wonders of the world. Are you ready to embark on our adventure?


We left the Niños del Arco Iris Foundation, located in Urubamba, towards Ollantaytambo where our friends from Peru Rail were waiting for us to take us by train to Aguas Calientes. The trip lasted approximately two and a half hours and on the way it was inevitable to hear the children's words of amazement, since for many of them it was the first time traveling by train.

Once we arrived in town we headed to the Consettur bus station, which took us to the archaeological sanctuary. To the surprise of our students, the Tinkuy restaurant of the Sanctuary Lodge hotel was waiting for us with a delicious buffet, which the Rainbow children enjoyed. The buffet was made possible thanks to our friends from Belmond, who were attentive at all times to ensure that the children could feel comfortable and enjoy the food.

When we left the restaurant three guides were waiting for us, who in addition to accompanying us, gave us impressive facts about Machu Picchu, one of the facts that most caught the attention of the children was the fact that the buildings of Machu Picchu are made of stones that fit perfectly and have remained so for more than 500 years without the use of any forge, mortar or glue.


This study trip has allowed us to strengthen our knowledge of the culture of our ancestors and to revalue our Peruvian identity.

We continue articulating efforts with a single objective, to provide quality education to more children in Urubamba. We invite you to join our efforts, learn how here.

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