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 Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ceviche Cooking Class

    Ceviche Cooking Class

    In Lima, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, you'll learn from culinary masters the secrets of local cuisine—like how to make ceviche, and how to cook pachamanca in an earthen oven.

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

  • Day 3: Cuzco + Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Enjoy free time in Cuzco

    Take an expertly guided tour of the Korikancha Temple

    Travel via Chinchero road to Sacred Valley

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration

    Take an expertly guided of Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Maras salt ponds

  • Day 5: Machu Picchu

    Travel by train to Machu Picchu

  • Day 6: Cuzco

    Travel by train to Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Pablo Seminario

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress

    Visit the Indian market in Pisac

    Continue on to Cuzco

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Enjoy 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.
  • Days 8-9: Cuzco + Lima + Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Days 8 - 9: Puerto Maldonado + Amazon Lodge

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado

    Travel by boat to an area lodge

    Experiential learning: Participate in cultural and nature activities**

    Enjoy wildlife viewing to see caimans and hoatzins

    Take a morning jungle hike to see the Caiman's Cave and Lake Apu Victor

    Visit a botanical garden

  • Day 10: Lima + Depart for home

    Travel to Puerto Maldonado

    Fly to Lima

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

  • 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 Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ceviche Cooking Class

    Ceviche Cooking Class

    In Lima, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, you'll learn from culinary masters the secrets of local cuisine—like how to make ceviche, and how to cook pachamanca in an earthen oven.

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

  • Day 3: Cuzco + Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Enjoy free time in Cuzco

    Take an expertly guided tour of the Korikancha Temple

    Travel via Chinchero road to Sacred Valley

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration

    Take an expertly guided of Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Maras salt ponds

  • Day 5: Machu Picchu

    Travel by train to Machu Picchu

  • Day 6: Cuzco

    Travel by train to Ollantaytambo

    Visit the Pablo Seminario

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress

    Visit the Indian market in Pisac

    Continue on to Cuzco

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Enjoy 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.
  • Days 8-9: Cuzco + Lima + Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Days 8 - 9: Puerto Maldonado + Amazon Lodge

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado

    Travel by boat to an area lodge

    Experiential learning: Participate in cultural and nature activities**

    Enjoy wildlife viewing to see caimans and hoatzins

    Take a morning jungle hike to see the Caiman's Cave and Lake Apu Victor

    Visit a botanical garden

  • Day 10: Lima + Depart for home

    Travel to Puerto Maldonado

    Fly to Lima

    Board overnight flight for home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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Spiritual Expirence

A must do for anyone young or old. The knowlege gained is valuable. A gracious country and culture. ...
Tamm / Student traveler
Tekonsha, Michigan / Posted on January 09, 2012

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 expert 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

    Lima; Sacred Valley; Machu Picchu

  • 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 $15 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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