Day 1
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Lima

Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel.

Included Meals: None

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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 the impressive fortress of Saqsayhuamán and then continue with stops at Quenko, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
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Cusco

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
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Cusco

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Days 6-10
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Family Stay

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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11
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Lima

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12
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En Route

Explore the extraordinary Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and its catacombs and enjoy your last day in Peru. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the United States.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 13
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Return

Arrive back in the United States.

Included Meals: None

 

Note
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The order of this itinerary may be subject to change.

Our Goal
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Xperitas, we work with teachers to provide their students with outstanding language and cultural immersion experiences. As a nonprofit we are mission driven. We believe that when students have an authentic experience outside of the classroom, using their language skills in a different culture, they make a deeper cultural connection. Our programs are designed to inspire students to make personal connections with communities worldwide and gain greater cultural competency. The benefits of student language immersion travel abroad reported to us by teachers, parents and the students themselves are as follows: 

  • A better understanding of language and the nuance of dialect 

  • An understanding of language within the context of the culture 

  • A greater awareness of different perspectives  

  • A sense of increased independence, self-sufficiency, and cultural competence 

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.”