Day 1
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Lima

Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2
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Cusco

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, spend some time getting to know this magical city nestled in the Andes. Cap off the day with a performance of music and danzas folklóricas from the various regions of Peru.

Day 3
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Cusco

Start the day with a visit to some of the ancient archeological sites near Cusco. You’ll begin with Tambomachay and then make stops at Pucapucara, Quenko and the impressive fortress of Saqsayhuamán.

Day 4
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Cusco/Valle Sagrado

Take in sweeping views of the Sacred Valley as you head to the Salinas de Mara salt flats, a unique spot that has served as a source of the mineral since Inca times. Then visit the circular terraces of Moray. On the way back to Cusco, experience a textile workshop in Chinchero to learn about the traditions of naturally dying the brightly-colored wool for which the area is known.

Day 5
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Cusco/Machu Picchu

Board the train for a magical 4-hour train ride along the Urubamba River. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, a bus will take you up to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco for the evening.

Days 6-10
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Family Stay

Meet your Peruvian host family and begin a 5-night stay with them!

Day 11
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Lima

Bid farewell to your familia peruana. Return to Lima and spend some time sightseeing in the capital city before settling in to your hotel for the night.

Day 12
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Lima

Explore the extraordinary Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and its catacombs and enjoy your last day in Peru. Transfer to the airport for a late evening flight home.

Day 13
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Return

Arrive home in U.S.

What Others Are Saying

Dawn, participant

Chirapa, Peru

“I felt we were able to experience everyday life as they live it and I loved being a part of it. The community was so welcoming and I am happy that my children had this opportunity to meet the community members.”

Brian, parent

Peru

“Encourage your children to try everything. For many it is or will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Tell your kids to enjoy and take it all in.”