Chachapoyas Mission


August , 2015


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Christian Life Movement (CLM) & Club Amazonas USA

Introduction: We are a Catholic organization that recruits groups of doctors, nurses, and volunteers to plan three times a year medical mission trips to Lima, Peru. We gather volunteers from the USA (centers in Miami and Denver), Peru (center in Lima) and other countries (center in Toronto, Canada), and welcome people from different faiths.

Goals: This August 2015, we will be doing our second mission to Amazonas in Peru to provide basic medical care to the poor people living in several towns of this part of the mountains far from the Peruvian coast. These people do not usually have access to health care and most of them are women and children. In this mission, we are blessed that we will work with a large number of local volunteers and doctors from several Peruvian organizations and local government.

Next Trip: We are now planning our 17th Medical Mission Trip to Peru (Third one to Amazonas). Last year, our missions to Peru helped thousands of people by providing medical care to several communities and their families. I know many of you have experienced previous medical mission trips and we hope you will be inspired to help us build the mission that will take place from August 9th to 16th, 2015.

We are always in need of Doctors (Internal Medicine, Family Practice, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Cardiologists, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Surgery, Dental, etc.) ARNP’s, PA’s, Pharmacists, Paramedics, and Nurses. However, everyone is welcome, even if you do not have any medical background there are many things that you can do during the mission.

Meetings: In an effort to ensure the smoothest possible execution of all the mission tasks, we will be holding several meetings before August 2015 in Miami and Lima Peru before departure.

Air Travel: We will be flying on LAN Peru from Miami to Lima and Lima to the city of Tarapoto (flights will be coordinated for those flying from other cities). Our goal is to have as many out-of-town (non-Miami) mission members as possible to fly out of Miami with us. The main group will be departing Miami on August 9th at approximately 02:00am arriving to Lima-Peru at 6:40am August 9th; then we will be taking an early morning flight to the city of Tarapoto. From there we will be traveling by bus to the city of Chachapoyas the capital of Amazonas our final destination. For our return we will be departing from Chachapoyas to Tarapoto on August 16 at 8:00 in the morning to take the flight from Tarapoto to Lima and then from Lima to the US the same night arriving to the US August 17 in the morning. 

We are requiring that everyone participating in this mission must fly in and out Miami on the same flights. We realize that some volunteers may want to use frequent flyer miles to pay for their tickets using other airlines or may have other travel plans pre or post the mission dates. In these cases, we will NOT be able to make any special arrangements for transportation, lodging, or luggage storage for anyone who travels outside the group itinerary. You will be responsible for your own transportation and lodging for dates and times outside the group itinerary.

Tourism: Peru is a fascinating destination and Amazonas is particularly an amazing place to visit with several attractions like the forbidden fortress of Kuelap (Build by a Pre-Inca civilization more than 800 years old), the cataracts of Gocta (the third tallest in the world). Usually after the medical missions are done, some volunteers decide to stay extra days in Peru to sightsee places like this at their own time. However being Amazonas so far from the capital and for our safety, our hosts and local mission sponsors have arranged tours to the most important places in Amazonas during the last 3 days in Amazonas, the costs are not included in the mission fees. For those who already went to Kuelap and Gocta, we have a second option: That is to visit Rodrigues de Mendoza and Leymebamba. Rodriguez de Mendoza, is a charming district south-east of Chachapoyas famous for the quality of its coffee and the friendliness of its people. Speleologists out there will find beautiful caves. The two famous ones are called Caverna de Leo and Cavernas de Omia. In Leymebamaba we will visit the "Leymebamaba Museum" which was built to provide a place for the preservation of the mummies and archaeological materials recovered from Laguna de los Cóndores in 1997. This work was conducted by Centro Mallqui with contributions from the international community from Austria, Finland, Italy and the U.S., as well as significant contributions from the Institute for Bioarchaeology, the von Hagen family and the Discovery Channel.

About Peru: Peru is a relatively safe country; however, we cannot completely guarantee for your safety, especially if someone does things outside the itinerary or leaves the group. For these same reasons, we do not allow minors unless a parent or guardian accompanies them. We will provide security for the group at all times. However, you will be responsible for your own safety if you choose to arrive earlier or stay beyond the set mission dates.

Housing & Meals: We will be staying at a hotel in the city of Chachapoyas. The cost per person will between $360-390 for the 7 days of the mission, which includes local transportation, lodging in Chachapoyas, three meals a day, 1 vest (required to identify you during the whole trip). The three days tour is also included.

Donations: We accept donations to purchase medications and toys for the kids to take with us. In previous years, we were blessed with thousands of pounds of medicines we received from direct donations or we bought thanks to cash donations. All donations in the US are tax deductible (CLM Inc is a 501c3 institution). You could also sponsor your trip with specific donations.

The Medical Mission to Peru Amazonas Team:

For mission questions and registration, please contact:

 Jorge Chirinos

President Club Amazonas USA

Dr Cesar Mendoza

Medical Director




Past Missions: [ 2013 ] [ 2014 ] [ 2015 ]







Mr. William Baldarrago &

Dr. Giovanna Baldarrago

Mission Coordinators


Luis E. Raez MD

Medical Coordinator

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