A journey to Peru offers students the opportunity to explore the oldest civilization in South America – its architecture and culture.  This 8-day tour takes students from the “City of Kings” to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the remarkable archaeological site of Macchu Picchu.  Students will also experience the distinct Peruvian cuisine as well as the colorful artisan crafts from the Incas to the vibrant contemporary culture.

 

DAY 1 

  • Depart the USA
  • Arrive in Panama City- Meet tour director

 

DAY 2 

  • Take a guided tour of Lima:
    • Government Palace
    • Archbishop’s Palace
    • City Hall
    • Lima Cathedral
  • Visit the San Francisco Monastery
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Larco Herrera Museum
  • Take a walking tour of Miraflores
  • Dinner
  • Hotel check-in

 

DAY 3 

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Fly to Cuzco
  • Free time in Cuzco
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Korikancha Temple
  • Lunch
  • Travel to the Sacred Valley
  • Visit the archaeological site at Ollantaytambo
  • Dinner
  • Hotel check-in

 

DAY 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Weaving demonstration in Umasbamba
  • Visit a ceramics studio
  • Lunch
  • Take a guided tour of Ollantaytambo (if didn’t have time from yesterday)
  • Visit the Maras salt ponds
  • Dinner
  • Arrive hotel

 

DAY 5

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Travel by train to Machu Picchu
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Lunch
  • Visit Aguas Calientes, named for its naturally occurring hot baths
  • Dinner
  • Hotel check-in

DAY 6

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Travel by train to Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the Pablo Seminario workshop
  • Visit the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Lunch
  • Visit an Indian Market in Pisac
  • Continue on to Cuzco
  • Dinner
  • Hotel check-in

DAY 7

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Take a walking tour of a local market
  • Horseback Riding in Cuzco
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour:
    • Visit Korikancha, the ancient temple of the Sun -the Inca street of Loreto
    • The Colonial monuments of the Cathedral
    • The Museum of Colonial Art
    • Neighborhood of San Blas
  • Dinner
  • Arrive hotel

DAY 8

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free time to discover more of Cuzco’s historic streets
  • Board your flight to Lima.
  • After dinner in Lima, depart for the USA

DAY 9

  • Arrive home