Culture & History Tour of Peru

Peru

History & Culture

15 Days

All Ages

Peru women traditional costume

Tour Overview

This once in a lifetime trip offers students the chance to expand their viewpoints, dive into a unique culture, and witness history and mythology in one breathtaking place.

Experience ancient Incan History where it began! With the steps of Machu Picchu under your feet, see the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley! Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Peru with Day Trips to Qoricancha, the Inca Museum, the Tipon Inca Ruins, and South American Salsa Lessons!

And the Grand Finale of the trip: A Four Day Trek through the Salcantay Trail to Historic MACHU PICCHU! Students will get to travel on foot to the famed Ancient Incan Temple.

Learning Opportunities Include:

  • Walking Tour of Cusco and other historic cities
  • Exquisite architecture of the Qoricancha
  • The Inca Museum, Tipon Inca Ruins, the Religious Route
  • Sacred Valley Day Tours, Salsa Dancing Lessons
  • Trips to Maras in Salineras & Moray and a Potato Tour
  • And Regional Historic Museum and Santa Catalina Convent
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Inclusions

  • Discounted Group Flights
  • Airport Transfers & Internal Transport
  • Quality Multi-Share Accommodation Options (upgrades available)
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Meals
  • Dedicated Professional Local Tour Guide/s
  • Tickets & Entry Fees for Included Activities

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  • Day 1: Arrival Day

    Collection from Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco.
    Transport to your accommodation.

    Evening: Free time to settle into your new surroundings.

  • DAY 2: Orientation & Cusco City Walking Tour

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Walk to the principal historic areas in the center of Cusco (9am – 12m).

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 3: Historic Cities Day Tour

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Morning: Free time to explore the local area.
    Visit to Sacaywuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara & Tambomachay (2pm – 6pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area

  • DAY 4: QORICANCHA + INCA MUSEUM

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Qoricancha Temple & Inca Museum (9am – 12m).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 5: TIPON - PIQUILLACTA & SIXTINA CHURCH + SALSA LESSONS

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Tipon Inca ruins, Piquillacta Pre-inca ruins & Sixtina Church (9am – 1pm).
    Afternoon: Salsa Lessons (5pm – 6pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 6: RELIGIOUS ROUTE MINI-TOUR

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Cathedral, San Blas, Archdiocese palace & San Cristobal Church (9am – 12m).

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 7: Sacred Valley Day Tour

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Guided Day Tour in Sacred Valley.

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 8: MARAS - SALINERAS & MORAY

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Guided Day Tour (9am – 2pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore the local area.

  • DAY 9: POTATOE CULTURAL TOUR

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Guided Day Tour in the Potatoe Community (9am – 4pm).

    Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.

  • DAY 10: REGIONAL HISTORIC MUSEUM + CONVENTO SANTA CATALINA

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Regional Historic Museum & Santa Catalina Convent (9am – 11am).

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore or simply relax.

  • DAY 11: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 1

    Breakfast at your hotel.

    Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 12: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 2

    Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 13: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 3

    Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 14: SALCANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – DAY 4

    A day exploring Machu Picchu!
    Return to Cusco.

  • DAY 15: Graduation + Departure Day!

    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Return transfers to Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco.