Study Abroad in Cusco: Cultural Excursions

Lima (3 days)

Included in program fee

Evening arrival in Lima. Enjoy free time for sightseeing.

The next morning, take a sightseeing tour of Lima, including the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, the heart of the old town, the Palacio de Gobierno and the attractive church of San Francisco. Afternoon is free for independent sightseeing.

On day three fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to your accommodations.*

Includes accommodations, transportation, entrance fees and breakfast. Lunch and dinner are not included.

*On arrival in Cusco students should take the time to acclimatize to the altitude of more than 11,000 feet. Altitude sickness is a common problem for visitors and students should eat light meals and refrain from strenuous activity for the first few days.

Machu Picchu (3 days)

Included in program fee

Depart for Ollantaytambo, where you will visit the ruins, town and craft fair.

The next day, depart by train for the sacred Inca City of Machu Picchu, discovered by the Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911 and one of the most enigmatic and awe-inspiring ancient sites in the world. Machu Picchu bears a unique testimony to the Inca civilization and is an outstanding example of man’s interaction with his natural environment. As the last stronghold of the Incas and of superb architectural and archaeological importance, Machu Picchu is one of the most important cultural sites in Latin America; the stonework of the site remains as one of the world’s great examples of the use of a natural raw material to provide outstanding architecture which is totally appropriate to the surroundings. Take a guided tour of the abandoned palaces, temples and terraces, with steep valleys below and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Free time for independent exploration of the ruins or a visit to the thermal

On the third day, depart for your return journey through the mountains to Cusco.

Includes accommodations, transportation, entrance fees and breakfast. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Dates and itinerary are tentative and subject to change.

Get Started Today!

Yes, please contact me at the number I have provided regarding additional information about AIFS Study Abroad. We respect your privacy and will not sell your contact or personal information.