9 or 11 days
Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, extension to an Amazon lodge and Iquitos
Program designed to: Explore the fusion of ancient Incan history and Spanish colonial culture that have made Peru one of South America’s most vibrant societies. Over a thousand years of Inca innovation come to life with visits to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. In Lima, engage with local community members to better understand the complex cultural and socio-economic factors driving Peru’s development.

Highlight: Learn how ancient Inca textile traditions like the quipu—a knotted recording of societal roles—still influence the beautiful colors and patterns of Andean crafts.
  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Lima if arriving before 8pm

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Government Palace, the official residence of Peru’s President
    • Archbishop’s Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of Lima
    • City Hall, Lima's governmental center
    • Cathedral of Lima, a 16th-century Roman Catholic cathedral

    Visit the Larco Museum and see the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru 

    Visit San Francisco Monastery which houses a museum of fine religious art as well as catacombs first dug in the 16th century

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores, the “Heroic City," with its popular shopping areas, lavish gardens, and breathtaking views of the Pacific

    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. 

    Enjoy dinner in Lima

  • Day 3: Lima • Cuzco • Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former seat of the Incan Empire 

    Spend time exploring Cuzco on your own

    Tour the Korikancha Temple, once the most important temple in the Incan Empire, with an expert local guide

    Travel to the Sacred Valley

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration 

    Visit the Maras salt ponds, in use since the Incan times

    Tour Ollantaytambo, once the estate of Incan Emperor Pachacuti, with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 5: Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

    Tour Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Inca” located atop the Andes, with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in Machu Picchu

  • Day 6: Sacred Valley • Ollantaytambo • Pisac • Cuzco

    Travel via train to Ollantaytambo and Pisac to Cuzco

    Visit the Pablo Seminario and watch sculptors create beautiful ceramics at this authentic artisan workshop 

    Visit the market in Pisac, located among ancient Incan ruins

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress and see its expansive, zigzagged walls

    Enjoy dinner in Cuzco

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Spend time 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

    Enjoy dinner at the airport

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Day 9: Amazon Lodge

    Visit one of the Amazon's indigenous people groups at Yagua Village

    Enjoy lunch

    Enjoy a boating excursion to take in the flora and fauna of the area

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Amazon Lodge • Iquitos • Lima • Depart for home

    Visit a local community and learn from individuals who live in this part of Peru

    Enjoy lunch

    Fly to Lima

    Enjoy dinner at the airport

  • Day 11: Arrive home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in Lima if arriving before 8pm

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Government Palace, the official residence of Peru’s President
    • Archbishop’s Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of Lima
    • City Hall, Lima's governmental center
    • Cathedral of Lima, a 16th-century Roman Catholic cathedral

    Visit the Larco Museum and see the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru 

    Visit San Francisco Monastery which houses a museum of fine religious art as well as catacombs first dug in the 16th century

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores, the “Heroic City," with its popular shopping areas, lavish gardens, and breathtaking views of the Pacific

    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. 

    Enjoy dinner in Lima

  • Day 3: Lima • Cuzco • Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former seat of the Incan Empire 

    Spend time exploring Cuzco on your own

    Tour the Korikancha Temple, once the most important temple in the Incan Empire, with an expert local guide

    Travel to the Sacred Valley

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a Peruvian weaving demonstration 

    Visit the Maras salt ponds, in use since the Incan times

    Tour Ollantaytambo, once the estate of Incan Emperor Pachacuti, with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in Sacred Valley

  • Day 5: Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

    Tour Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Inca” located atop the Andes, with an expert local guide

    Enjoy dinner in Machu Picchu

  • Day 6: Sacred Valley • Ollantaytambo • Pisac • Cuzco

    Travel via train to Ollantaytambo and Pisac to Cuzco

    Visit the Pablo Seminario and watch sculptors create beautiful ceramics at this authentic artisan workshop 

    Visit the market in Pisac, located among ancient Incan ruins

    Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress and see its expansive, zigzagged walls

    Enjoy dinner in Cuzco

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Spend time 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

    Enjoy dinner at the airport

  • Day 9: Arrive home

Add more days

  • Day 9: Amazon Lodge

    Visit one of the Amazon's indigenous people groups at Yagua Village

    Enjoy lunch

    Enjoy a boating excursion to take in the flora and fauna of the area

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Amazon Lodge • Iquitos • Lima • Depart for home

    Visit a local community and learn from individuals who live in this part of Peru

    Enjoy lunch

    Fly to Lima

    Enjoy dinner at the airport

  • Day 11: Arrive home

Want to learn more about this program?

Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • 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.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • 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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