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Alex volunteers with the local community, giving the children their right to play!

Tag Archives: South America

Alex’s story, Villa Maria 2018

‘…but this feeling, for me, was more motivating and personally rewarding than anything I have done in my life to this point’ Spending five weeks working in a shanty town on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, is not for everybody looking to take a gap year. However, if you are a person that wants to […]

Carlos and Juan- their story

These puma cub brothers are called Juan and Carlos. They were brought into the care of Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY), the leading wildlife conservation group in Bolivia, in 2008. It cannot be stressed strongly enough how sad this photo is. These babies (3-4 months in the photo above) should be with their mother for […]

Top 5 highlights on the Andean Expedition 2018

Top 5 highlights on the Andean Expedition 2018  Spaces available now. 1. Trek to Machu Picchu? CHECK. A visit to the once-lost Incan city is high up on many bucket lists however that feeling of catching that first glipse of sunlight breaking the swirling mist after a demanding 3 day trek sends shivers down the spines. […]

Villa Maria and the Strangest Trek in Peru?

Lima is vast. It is the second largest city in South America, with over 9 million habitants. You can find the super rich and the struggling poor within a few miles of each other. Quest Overseas has worked for 20 years with the poorest district of Lima, Villa Maria del Triunfo. We have built basic housing […]

Autumn Exped: Ice Climbing & Death Road!

Week 7 Team Update Our South America Autumn Exped team kick-started their expedition phase by tackling icy vertical drops on Huayna Potosi and mountain biking down one of the most dangerous roads in the world, Bolivia’s infamous Yungas North Road, or ‘El Camino de la Muerte’ (The Death Road) to locals. Check out their week in photos: […]

South America Update Weeks 5 & 6

Big cats, forest fires, ghosts and ghouls! Week 5: Firefighting When we left our Autumn Exped team last they were helping to fight forest fires caused by slash and burn agriculture, in the Bolivian jungle. Unfortunately because of the extremely dry weather they’ve been having, as soon as the sun rose embers would catch and […]