What does your
All our families will give
Free airport pick up.
A welcoming and
comfortable environment and ensure your welfare is
A nice, clean room
with door keys, closet and good quality living
A private or shared
Help to understand
Cusco Transport and how to travel.
3 delicious meals per
day (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Special diets such as
vegetarian or for allergic people are catered for
A house within close
proximity to public transport.
The opportunity to
improve your Spanish on a daily basis.
The host family will
advise you how to go to a laundry service when it is
What the host family should be
ABLE TO EXPECT OF YOU?
Respect for the family’s privacy and any rules the
family may have. Keeping the family informed if you are
going to be late home – to avoid unnecessary worry· Ask
permission before you invite people over to the house.
Respectful behaviour (remember to use those polite
phrases the Peruvians are so fond of: Por favor,
Gracias, Disculpe, Buenos dias/tardes/noches. When the
individual or student arrives in Cusco, we will give
him/her the necessary information about tourist packages
offered in and around Cusco. In case of illness,
our family will offer help within our capability the
necessary. Our homestay coordinator will match you with
a homestay that suits your personal needs. Some students
have special requests concerning religion, diet,
Before you arrive:
We require your arrival information (flight details) in
order to ensure that your family is at home to greet you.
You should email or call this information to
www.hostfamilyperu.com at least one week in advance. We require complete
information to place you with a compatible family:
special dietary requirements, allergies, smoking habits,
age, etc. When your accommodation booking is confirmed,
you will receive a description of the family in English.
Arrival: Your host
family will pick you up at the Cusco Airport. As soon as
you walk through Customs and Immigration in Cusco
airport, you will see a member of your host family
carrying a sign with your name on it.
Location: Most of
our families are located to 20-25 minutes walking from
the center of the city. Public transport normally takes
about 5 minutes.
Minimum stay: The minimum stay in a
family is one week. You can request extra nights at a
Meals: Breakfast is
a light meal in Cusco, consisting of coffee, milk, juice
and bread or biscuits. Lunch is the main meal for many
Peruvians and is taken between 13:00 and 14:30 . Dinner
is usually repetition lunch (traditional dishes) or
salads, etc., and is taken between 18:00 and
If you are not happy with
your family, speak to the coordinator in your first
week. We will offer you other alternative families.
invite you to come to live with us!