Giving Back

home24Ancient Summit is guided by a traditional Hebrew phrase: Tikkun Olam, which means, “repairing the world.” Through cultural exchanges and living tourism, we seek to enhance the lives of Peruvian people, while holding their indigenous culture in the highest regard. Our love of Peru and its people is reflected in the community projects we have sponsored in several rural villages.

Working closely with the residents in a rural weavers community, Ancient Summit has created a learning center for village children, among other efforts. As a result of this enhanced learning environment, several children have gone on to High School and even University. Our visitors have found their experience at this beautiful village to be among the highlights of their trip, and many choose to volunteer there or offer donations for the learning center, as well as purchase the weavings directly from the weaver with no middlemen.


Since 2009, an award-winning film crew has repeatedly visited this village, known for its hospitality and beautiful, handmade weavings. A documentary, currently in production, follows five American friends as they experience a “home stay” with one of the village’s families. Nina’s insights into Peruvian culture, as well as her longstanding project to enhance the children’s education, are featured in the program.

Click the video player above to view this 4-minute trailer.

A Holiday Treat from Ancient Summit

Each Christmas, Ancient Summit treats the village children to the traditional hot chocolate and sticky buns, and distributes gifts.  Thank you for visiting Ancient Summit Travel to Peru!

Click below for more information about these amazing celebrations from recent years.