Peru
September 02, 2019 - September 11, 2019
Welcome to Peru!

There are so many exciting things to do in Peru and this trip will try to do as much as possible! Stroll through the largest street market in South America in Lima and visit Machu Picchu, one of the finest archaeological sites in all of the Americas. Artisans in the Amaru community will share the customs and traditions of Andean textiles.

Visit Puno, home of Lake Titicaca, and lose yourself in the vast scope of small, terraced farms, adobe buildings, and a peaceful lakeshore beach with a view of the floating islands of Uros.

Buy Trip
  • RSVP: Friday, August 02, 2019
  • Final Balance Due: Friday, August 02, 2019
  • Member Fees: $5,200.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $5,500.00
  • Deposit Amount: $1,000.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $600.00
ITINERARY
DAY 1, September 02, 2019 | Lima
Lima

A wonderfully passionate and charismatic city, Lima is a stunning mix of a modern metropolis, colonial charm, and ancient wonder!

Situated along Peru’s Pacific coast, Lima, is the fifth largest city in South America with a population of over nine million, and the second largest desert capital in the world – after Cairo. Lima begins on the coast and rises to more than 5,000 feet (1500 m) above sea level, allowing for many stunning vantage points.

With a culture dating back millennia, the cityscape of Lima features modern skyscrapers and condominiums sitting side-by-side with beautiful Spanish colonial mansions, and ancient temples. Today, the city is renowned for its world-class cuisine, trendy shops, and thriving nightlife, as well as fascinating museums and galleries.

Shrouded both in history and fog that comes off of the Pacific, Lima is a thoroughly cosmopolitan, exciting, vibrant - and often chaotic - city, and one that will win over visitors' hearts from the very first moment they lay eyes on it.

DAY 2, September 03, 2019 | Lima
Lima

Founded in 1535 by the Spanish, Lima is a city full of history. Eventually becoming the capital of all the Spanish new-world colonies, the city is home to a number of stunning colonial buildings, in addition to several enchanting pre-Colombian ruins.

A guided tour through downtown Lima is your opportunity to experience some of these wondrous sites and to learn more about the history of this magical city! Under the supervision of an expert guide, you will have the chance to visit some of the highlights of Lima’s colonial past: the main square (Plaza de Armas), Lima Cathedral, the Government Palace, amongst other, as well as some of the city’s stunning ancient ruins, including the imposing Huaca Pucllana pyramid, which dates back over 1500 years!

Lunch will be at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant, after which you'll enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Located in the Miraflores area of Lima, and known throughout the city for its fantastic Peruvian cuisine, it is not only the food that draws guests to Huaca Pucllana but also its amazing views.

DAY 3, September 04, 2019 | Lima
Lima

Gamarra is located in "La Victoria," one of the smallest districts of Lima that stands the largest shopping center in the American continent, characterized for all the street vendors, food, the huge clothing industry, and also the Witch Market that makes Gamarra a very bizarre and unique place.

We will walk around the commercial city of Gamarra, which is located very close to the first "Pueblos Jóvenes" (Shanty Towns) to do some clothes shopping for the next days in Peru.

Also, there is the chance to see a market specialized in alternative medicine that is becoming part of the popular culture and also local products used by Shamans in order to make ancestral rituals.

This tour is unique, super interesting, and a splendid sight to see if you enjoy lots of action and vibrant streets filled with activity! We guarantee a day you will never forget.

DAY 4, September 05, 2019 | Cusco
Cusco

Today enjoy a lesson with local experts from the Amaru communal project located in the heights of the Sacred Valley. After a warm welcome, they will teach you their traditional way of life through agricultural and local rituals tied to Mother Earth. Be ready to use the Chakitaklla, an Incan tool used to plant. We will then have a traditional lunch.

After lunch, there will be a master class about Andean textiles. Local people will walk us through the weaving process. We will return to the hotel afterwards.

Located in the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas, the historic quarter of Cusco, featuring colonial houses and steep, narrow streets, Pachapapa serves quite possibly the finest Peruvian cuisine in the city!

Based on a traditional Peruvian open-air quinta, Pachapapa features wooden picnic tables scattered across a beautiful yet quaint courtyard – perfect for an atmospheric meal. For those colder nights, the restaurant also features three warm, inviting dining rooms.

Pachapapa’s menu features a variety of delicious traditional Peruvian dishes from across the country, including adobo de chancho, a tangy pork stew, and anticuchos de alpaca – skewers of spiced alpaca. For a truly authentic experience, try the delicious cuy – roasted guinea pig – which must be ordered 24 hours in advance.

DAY 5, September 06, 2019 | Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views, you will have numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures and feel connected with the landscape of Peru.

Lunch will be at Toto's, a buffet lunch, pizza, grill, and traditional Peruvian cuisine restaurant. Set across 2 floors and with a capacity to seat 400 people, Toto’s House is the largest restaurant in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). Located in the heart of Aguas Calientes, the restaurant is easy to find located facing the main shuttle bus stop.

The restaurant also features a large central grill and a large traditional adobe pizza oven. While you are having lunch you will enjoy the view of the Vilcabamba River.

DAY 6, September 07, 2019 | Cusco
Cusco

San Pedro local market, located right in the middle of Cusco, is considered one of the earliest markets to open in town at the beginning of the XVIII century. Locals visit this unique market, looking for fresh products brought from the farmlands to the city.

Today is the day when you will interact with local people at the market on your own trying to get the needed ingredients for making a traditional lunch with only the help of a small Spanish-language book and soles ( local currency), so be ready to practice your Spanish skills and negotiate with sellers! After an hour, you will be transferred to an open kitchen where chefs will help you prepare Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian dish made of meat, vegetables, and spices that is buried and cooked with hot stones.

Dinner will be at Kion Restaurant, an elegant dining option in Cusco. Kion offers without a doubt the finest Peruvian-Chinese fusion cuisine in the city.

DAY 7, September 08, 2019 | Puno
Puno

This is a full day transfer from Cusco to Puno where Titicaca Lake is located. This journey will go through the Andean Highlands until you reach the Collao Plateau. You will make a few detours along the way. The first stop will be at Andahuaylillas Church, which is considered the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes” due to the many colonial-era mural paintings. Afterwards, you will stop at Raqchi, an archaeological complex located near the regional border between Cusco and Puno. After enjoying lunch near La Raya Pass, you will stop at Pukara, a rural community famous for its ceramic bulls called Toritos.

DAY 8, September 09, 2019 | Puno
Puno

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Puno Port to board a motor boat that will take you around to the main attractions of Lake Titicaca. On the way, you will be able to enjoy great views of the highest navigable lake in the world. The first stop will be at the floating islands of Uros. This group of Islands is made of the totora plant, as are the houses of the local villagers and their boats. Later, get to know Taquile Island and learn about the lifestyle of the local community and their daily activities, such as weaving. Enjoy a traditional lunch with an amazing view of the scenery of the lake.

DAY 9, September 10, 2019 | Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo The tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. The structures housed the remains of complete family groups, although they were probably limited to nobility.

The "Inca Manco Cápac" Airport is located in Juliaca city an hour away from Puno. Depending on your flight departing time, you will be picked up from your hotel. Upon your arrival at Lima Airport, our local staff will assist you to check in for your flight back home. Have a safe flight!

HOTEL INFORMATION

Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
Av. la Paz 46 Miraflores

Telephone
(01) 2134300

Website
https://www.casa-andina.com/destinos/miraflores/hotel-miraflores-lima-peru_casa-andina-premium/

Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
HOTEL INFORMATION

Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
Av. la Paz 46 Miraflores

Telephone
(01) 2134300

Website
https://www.casa-andina.com/destinos/miraflores/hotel-miraflores-lima-peru_casa-andina-premium/

Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
HOTEL INFORMATION

Novotel Cusco
Calle San Agustin 239 Cusco

Telephone
(084) 581030

Website
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3254-novotel-cusco/index.shtml

Novotel Cusco
HOTEL INFORMATION

Novotel Cusco
Calle San Agustin 239 Cusco

Telephone
(084) 581030

Website
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3254-novotel-cusco/index.shtml

Novotel Cusco
HOTEL INFORMATION

Novotel Cusco
Calle San Agustin 239 Cusco

Telephone
(084) 581030

Website
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3254-novotel-cusco/index.shtml

Novotel Cusco
HOTEL INFORMATION

Novotel Cusco
Calle San Agustin 239 Cusco

Telephone
(084) 581030

Website
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3254-novotel-cusco/index.shtml

Novotel Cusco
HOTEL INFORMATION

Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
Av. Sesqui Centenario

Telephone
(051) 363992

Website
https://www.casa-andina.com/destinos/puno/hotel-puno-peru_casa-andina-premium/

Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
HOTEL INFORMATION

Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
Av. Sesqui Centenario

Telephone
(051) 363992

Website
https://www.casa-andina.com/destinos/puno/hotel-puno-peru_casa-andina-premium/

Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
  • Spanish
  • Sol
  • Ceviche
  • Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Lima, Macchu Picchu, Paracas, Piura, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Urubamba
TRIP DETAILS
TRIP LEADER(S)
Anna Bazan-Munguia

Anna Bazan-Munguia joined the People to People International team in 2016 and serves as their Director of Travel and Business Development. Originally a Texas native, Anna relocated to the Kansas City area six years ago. Since her move to Kansas City she has stayed quite involved in the community. Anna is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, served on their diversity task force, volunteered with their BIG Impact Group, and a BBBS Most Wanted Auction alumnus. She is also a member of Young Latino Professionals and served as their Vice President of Membership. For the past three years she was the co-chair of her Texas A&M University-Kansas City chapter club. Anna also volunteers with DIFFA, Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, is a mentor with The University of Missouri Kansas City’s Avanzando program, and is an alumnus for Woman of the Year with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Anna loves to travel and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She looks forward to traveling with this upcoming delegation!

AIRFARE
International airfare is not included in the cost of the program. We kindly ask the following:

Purchase your roundtrip airfare on your preferred airline carrier departing Monday, September 2 on an afternoon flight and arriving to Lima, Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) on an evening flight.

For your return flight we ask that you please book your flight to depart Lima, Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) on Wednesday, September 11 on a redeye flight to your destination city.
TERMS & CONDITIONS

People to People International reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a program participant. Should any person’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the judgment of the delegation leader, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants, the leader has the right to terminate that person(s) participation, and a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators, is the limit of the sponsor’s responsibility should such person be required to depart the program. In arranging for transportation or conveyance, hotel accommodations, or other services and in carrying out the program, neither the sponsors nor their agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, injury, delay, irregularity, or expense of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of any conveyance, accommodations, or services, or from thefts, pilferage, government restrictions, or regulations and any loss or expense resulting from the above contingencies shall be borne by the participant. Neither the sponsors nor the agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the participant in respect of any acts, or omissions of any third parties, the participant hereby expressly waiving any such responsibility or liability, and services are subject to the laws of the countries visited. People to People International shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to baggage or personal effects. INSURANCE FOR LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EFFECTS, ACCIDENTS, AND TRIP CANCELLATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If the program must be canceled prior to travel, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to refund of monies received by People to People International or its agents for delegates currently registered. The sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to withdraw the program (in which case a refund will be made) or to make such alterations in the schedule as they may deem necessary or desirable. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident, or emergency resulting in omission of service for less than three consecutive days. Refund will be made on the basis of such amount, if any, as is actually recovered on unused accommodation and service, less all expenses and charges incidental to effecting cancellations. Refund for unused transportation tickets will be made in accordance with the respective carrier regulations. If the program must be canceled after travel has begun, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators. All parties must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrollment in a program allows People to People International the right to use any photos or videos taken during the program.

ADULT TRAVEL

ADULT TRAVEL | UPCOMING DELEGATIONS

Thailand *More Info Coming Soon*
Rwanda *More Info Coming Soon*
Vietnam & Cambodia *More Info Coming Soon*
Italy & Croatia *More Info Coming Soon*
Israel & Jordan *More Info Coming Soon*
South Africa *More Info Coming Soon*

Conferences

STUDENT TRAVEL

PTPI has selected Enriching Cultural Experiences International (ECE International) to be our licensed global travel provider, replacing our previous provider, Ambassadors Group, Inc. They will manage an extensive world-wide partnership for both student and adult travelers, to create unique and well-organized experiences that incorporate the mission set forth by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Visit ECE International HERE