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

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner if arriving before 8pm 

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    With your expert local guide you will see:

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

    Visit San Francisco Monastery

    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. 

    Visit the Larco Museum

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

    Enjoy dinner in Lima

  • Day 3: Lima • Cuzco • Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Spend a half day exploring Cuzco on your own

    Tour the Korikancha Temple with an expert local guide

    Travel to the Sacred Valley

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Tour Ollantaytambo with an expert local guide

    Visit the Maras salt ponds 

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration 

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 5: Sacred Valley • Aguas Calientes

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

    Tour Machu Picchu with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in Machu Picchu

  • Day 6: Aguas Calientes • Sacred Valley • Pisac • Cuzco

    Travel via train to Ollantaytambo and Pisac to Cuzco

    Visit the Indian market in Pisac

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress 

    Visit the Pablo Seminario

    Enjoy dinner in Cuzco

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Spend a half day exploring Cuzco on your own

    Visit with and experience a local Cuzco community program 

    Enjoy dinner in Cuzco

  • Day 8: Cuzco • Lima • Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Board your overnight or early morning flight home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Day 9: Amazon Lodge

    Participate in culturally- and naturally-immersive activities, like:

    • Take a morning jungle hike
    • Enjoy an early-morning boat ride
    • Visit a botanical garden
    • Take an ethnobotanical garden walk

    Enjoy lunch at the lodge

    Enjoy dinner in Puerto Maldonado

  • Day 10: Amazon Lodge • Puerto Maldonado • Lima • Depart for home

    Travel by boat to Puerto Maldonado 

    Tour Puerto Maldonado and visit a local market

    Fly to Lima

    Board your overnight or early morning flight home 

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner if arriving before 8pm 

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    With your expert local guide you will see:

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

    Visit San Francisco Monastery

    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. 

    Visit the Larco Museum

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

    Enjoy dinner in Lima

  • Day 3: Lima • Cuzco • Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Spend a half day exploring Cuzco on your own

    Tour the Korikancha Temple with an expert local guide

    Travel to the Sacred Valley

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Tour Ollantaytambo with an expert local guide

    Visit the Maras salt ponds 

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration 

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 5: Sacred Valley • Aguas Calientes

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

    Tour Machu Picchu with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in Machu Picchu

  • Day 6: Aguas Calientes • Sacred Valley • Pisac • Cuzco

    Travel via train to Ollantaytambo and Pisac to Cuzco

    Visit the Indian market in Pisac

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress 

    Visit the Pablo Seminario

    Enjoy dinner in Cuzco

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Spend a half day exploring Cuzco on your own

    Visit with and experience a local Cuzco community program 

    Enjoy dinner in Cuzco

  • Day 8: Cuzco • Lima • Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Board your overnight or early morning flight home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Day 9: Amazon Lodge

    Participate in culturally- and naturally-immersive activities, like:

    • Take a morning jungle hike
    • Enjoy an early-morning boat ride
    • Visit a botanical garden
    • Take an ethnobotanical garden walk

    Enjoy lunch at the lodge

    Enjoy dinner in Puerto Maldonado

  • Day 10: Amazon Lodge • Puerto Maldonado • Lima • Depart for home

    Travel by boat to Puerto Maldonado 

    Tour Puerto Maldonado and visit a local market

    Fly to Lima

    Board your overnight or early morning flight home 

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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13 reviews
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Intercultural Studies in Peru
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Lovely country

Peru is a lovely country with beautiful caring people. Our tour guides were compassionate, considerate and loving. Would definitely recommend this to a friend - young and old alike. ...
City1 / Parent
Palmer, AK / Posted on March 26, 2017

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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