Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
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After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
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Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Become a jungle explorer on a guided excursion through the protected Amazon Rainforest near Tambopata. As you hike through the reserve's lush tropical vegetation, learn about the important eco-conservation efforts undertaken by the local communities and the need to further these efforts. The greater the preservation of the rainforest's biodiversity, the better chance you have to spot evidence of some of the animal residents that call the forest home: otters, insects, snakes, caiman, tapirs, monkeys, toucans and many other species of birds.
The charming Andean town of Pisac thrives on market day. Navigate colorful stalls stocked with local handicrafts, Alpaca wool clothing, ceramics, antiques, meat and produce. You'll have the chance to practice your language skills, interacting with the vendors and learning the fine art of bartering from members of the native communities who come to buy and sell their goods, many sporting the traditional colorful dress of the region.
Cuzco Cathedral, Lake Titicaca, Cultural Exchange with Uros Indians, Machu Picchu, Pisac Market, Maras Salt Mines, Sillustani, Andahuaylillas, Sacsayhuamán, Moray, La Raya Pass, Plaza de Armas, Scenic Train to Aguas Calientes, San Francisco Basilica, Kenko, Santo Domingo Convent, Larco Museum
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA. Arrive in the capital of Peru and check into your hotel.
Today is a full day of guided sightseeing. Your local expert will introduce you to Plaza de Armas, at the heart of the old town and the former center of Spain's new world empire, and the (relatively) more modern Plaza San Martín with its early 20th century beaux-arts architecture. Then visit both the San Francisco church and Santo Domingo convent, exploring their catacombs, tombs and colonial architecture. This afternoon, take an excursion to the Pachacamac ruins, a site of religious and historical significance. The ruins include a number of impressive pyramids, several temples and an array of ancient abodes.
Depart for an early morning flight to Cuzco. After settling in at your hotel, enjoy an afternoon visit to Qorikancha, the ruins of an Inca temple that now form the foundation of a church and convent. Then tour the ancient fortress of Sacsayhuamán and the Inca bath of Tambo Machay.
Travel through the Urubamba Valley on board the scenic train to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas hidden deep in the Andes Mountains. Your guided tour will introduce you to the mystery and legends that shroud this sacred and mysterious mountainside city built by the Incas in the 15th century and discovered in 1911. Return to Cuzco in time for dinner and a night's rest.
Journey into the Sacred Valley to the town of Pisac this morning and browse its famed
market, a boisterous and dazzlingly colorful open-air bazaar that showcases hand-crafted Peruvian goods. After lunch, continue to the small town of Ollantaytambo, home of the centuries-old ruins of an ancient Inca hillside fortress and village. Return to Cuzco for the night.
Depart early in the morning on a flight to Puerto Maldonado, a bustling tropical town in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Travel by motorized canoe to your jungle lodge in Tambopata. This afternoon, your guide briefs you on the various eco-projects the community is committed to and leads you on an introductory jungle hike.
Wake up at dawn for an early start to your day of
Amazon Rainforest exploration. As you're guided through the lush vegetation, keep an eye out for unique native fauna including birds, insects, caimans or maybe even monkeys. You'll return to your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy free time to further discover your jungle surroundings.
Depart on your flight back to Lima this morning. This afternoon you will visit the National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, which houses the largest collection of artifacts from the pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru. After dinner, depart for the USA.
Arrive in the USA.
Optional Extensions and Extra Nights:
Further immerse yourself in the history and culture of Peru with an extra night in Lima, including the services of your ACIS Tour Manager.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $270Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $225Add to Tour