9 or 11 days
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, extension to the Amazon

Get to know Peru in its energetic capital of Lima, and trace Spain’s influence to modern times.

With your blood pumping, you’ll ascend into the clouds to Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire and a gateway to pure adventure. See the impossibly perfect Incan masonry at Sacsayhuamán, staggering Incan agricultural laboratories—and who knew alpaca fur was so soft?
  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Arrive in Lima

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    • Government Palace
    • Archbishop’s Palace
    • City Hall
    • Cathedral of Lima

    Visit San Francisco Monastery

    Visit the Larco Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ceviche Cooking Class

    Ceviche Cooking Class

    Enter the kitchen and learn what goes into making your own ceviche—a dish that’s been declared part of Peru’s national heritage and even has its own holiday.

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 3: Cuzco + Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Free time in Cuzco

    Visit the Korikancha Temple

    Take a guided tour of the Korikancha Temple

    Travel via Chinchero road to Sacred Valley

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration

    Take a guided tour of Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Maras salt ponds

  • Day 5: Machu Picchu

    Travel by train to Machu Picchu

    Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 6: Cuzco

    Travel by train to Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Pablo Seminario

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress

    Visit an Indian market in Pisac

    Continue on to Cuzco

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Free time in Cuzco

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Peru Community Visit

    Peru Community Visit

    Visit with and experience a local Cuzco community program.
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding

    Explore the Sacred Valley from the very best viewpoint—horseback. With your guide, you’ll hit the trails and enjoy snowcapped mountains and Andean valleys as your backdrop. Take in spectacular views and learn about the Inca ruins located in and around Cuzco. The clip-clop of hooves and rush of streaming rivers offer the perfect soundscape to a relaxing afternoon in nature.

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 8: Cuzco + Lima + Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Day 8: Puerto Maldonado + Amazon Lodge

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado

    Travel by boat to Amazon lodge

    Enjoy lunch

    Attend orientation at Amazon Lodge

    • Wildlife viewing

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Puerto Maldonado

    Take a morning jungle hike

    • Caiman's Cave
    • Lake Apu Victor

    Enjoy wildlife viewing to see caimans and hoatzins

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit a botanical garden

    Boat ride to Monkey Island or Ehnobotanical walk

  • Day 10: Lima + Depart for home

    Travel to Puerto Maldonado

    Take a short tour of Puerto Maldonado

    Visit the Puerto Maldonado market

    Fly to Lima

    Enjoy dinner at airport

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

Interested in learning more about this trip?
  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Arrive in Lima

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    • Government Palace
    • Archbishop’s Palace
    • City Hall
    • Cathedral of Lima

    Visit San Francisco Monastery

    Visit the Larco Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ceviche Cooking Class

    Ceviche Cooking Class

    Enter the kitchen and learn what goes into making your own ceviche—a dish that’s been declared part of Peru’s national heritage and even has its own holiday.

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 3: Cuzco + Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Free time in Cuzco

    Visit the Korikancha Temple

    Take a guided tour of the Korikancha Temple

    Travel via Chinchero road to Sacred Valley

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration

    Take a guided tour of Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Maras salt ponds

  • Day 5: Machu Picchu

    Travel by train to Machu Picchu

    Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 6: Cuzco

    Travel by train to Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Pablo Seminario

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress

    Visit an Indian market in Pisac

    Continue on to Cuzco

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Free time in Cuzco

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Peru Community Visit

    Peru Community Visit

    Visit with and experience a local Cuzco community program.
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding

    Explore the Sacred Valley from the very best viewpoint—horseback. With your guide, you’ll hit the trails and enjoy snowcapped mountains and Andean valleys as your backdrop. Take in spectacular views and learn about the Inca ruins located in and around Cuzco. The clip-clop of hooves and rush of streaming rivers offer the perfect soundscape to a relaxing afternoon in nature.

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 8: Cuzco + Lima + Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Day 8: Puerto Maldonado + Amazon Lodge

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado

    Travel by boat to Amazon lodge

    Enjoy lunch

    Attend orientation at Amazon Lodge

    • Wildlife viewing

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Puerto Maldonado

    Take a morning jungle hike

    • Caiman's Cave
    • Lake Apu Victor

    Enjoy wildlife viewing to see caimans and hoatzins

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit a botanical garden

    Boat ride to Monkey Island or Ehnobotanical walk

  • Day 10: Lima + Depart for home

    Travel to Puerto Maldonado

    Take a short tour of Puerto Maldonado

    Visit the Puerto Maldonado market

    Fly to Lima

    Enjoy dinner at airport

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

Interested in learning more about this trip?

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 9 with extension

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily, 7 local dinners or 9 with extension

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    San Francisco Monastery, Larco Museum, Korikancha Temple, Weaving demonstration, Ollantaytambo, Maras salt ponds, Machu Picchu, Seminario Studio, Sacsayhuamán

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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