Authentic Perú

Perú | 10 days / 9 nights
Machu Picchu with llama

Day 1: USA | Perú

  • Fly to Cusco, Perú.

Day 2: Cusco

  • ¡Bienvenidos a Perú! Upon arrival, meet your Forum Tour Manager, who will help you transfer from the airport to Cusco.
  • After lunch, follow your Tour Manager on a guided walking tour. See the Plaza de Armas, the legendary founding place of the city, and the 17th-century Cathedral, a masterpiece of colonial architecture.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Cusco.
Local children with llamas in Peruvian indigenous community

Day 3: Day trip to Piscac

  • After breakfast, travel to Pisac, an Andean pueblo located at the base of a former Incan citadel.
  • Upon arrival, visit the village market where members of the indigenous Quechua community come from the highlands weekly to sell beautiful colorful weavings and handicrafts.
  • Next, discover the Ruins of Pisac overlooking the Urubamba Valley.
  • Then, explore the ruins around Puca Pucara, meaning “Red Fort.”
  • Continue to Tambomachay to see its ceremonial water fountains and visit the Qengo temple and amphitheater.
  • End your day at Korincancha, the Incan temple dedicated to the sun.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Cusco.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

  • This morning after breakfast, travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incans to Ollantaytambo, the only village intact from the Incan period that is still inhabited today.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • From there, take the train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located at the base of Machu Picchu.
  • Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and have dinner with your group.
  • Then, head over to take an evening dip in the natural hot springs that give this small village its name.
Peru - Lake Titicaca by Boat

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

  • This morning after breakfast, head to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incan Empire and one of the most spectacular sets of ruins in the world!
  • To get to the top, you will have a private bus available or you can walk the 1,280 feet of pathways and stone steps that lead up to the site.
  • Once at the top, enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, then have some free time to explore the site on your own before heading back down.
  • Return by train to Cusco for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 6: DAY TRIP TO MISMINAY

  • After breakfast, travel to Misminay, a village located at the end of the Sacred Valley, where you will be welcomed by the local community and invited to participate in some of their local rituals and ceremonies.
  • Attend a weaving workshop to learn traditional coloring techniques.
  • Enjoy lunch with the community.
  • After, take an agricultural tour to see how crops are grown and harvested in the Andes.
  • Return to Cusco for dinner and night accommodation.
Jungle canopy in Peru

DAY 7: CUSCO – PUNO

  • After breakfast, board your private bus and travel to Puno.
  • As you pass through the Altiplano look for llamas and alpacas!
  • Stop in the town of Andahuaylillas to visit its 17th-century church.
  • Then, visit Raqchi´s archeological site and the Temple of Wiracocha.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Continue on to La Raya mountain range located 14,000 feet above sea level and admire the majestic view of the Andes.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Puno.

DAY 8: PUNO – LAKE TITICACA

  • After breakfast at your hotel, start the day with a boat ride on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
  • Visit the floating islands of the Uros, made of totora reeds.
  • Have lunch with your grupo at a local restaurant.
  • Continue to the Island of Taquile – covered with terraced fields – and explore the island at your own pace.
  • Board your boat and return to Puno for dinner and night accommodation.

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DAY 9: PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA

  • After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Juliaca Airport and board your domestic flight to Lima.
  • Upon arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of Lima. Start with a visit to the Monastery of San Francisco – famous for its catacombs containing 70,000  graves!
  • Then see the Government and Archbishop´s Palaces in the Plaza Mayor.
  • Have some free time for lunch in the popular Plaza San Martín. I
  • In the afternoon, visit the modern district of Miraflores.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Lima.

DAY 10: DEPART

  • After breakfast, say “¡Adios!” to your Forum Tour Manager and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

What the teachers say about Peru

It was very well organized, the food was wonderful, and the activities were great.Thank you for such a memorable trip. The girls loved every minute! Some even cried coming home because they didn’t want to leave.  Merci mille fois!

Deb K.,Teacher from Eastham, MA, Martinique Cultural Tour

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It was very well organized, the food was wonderful, and the activities were great.Thank you for such a memorable trip. The girls loved every minute! Some even cried coming home because they didn’t want to leave.  Merci mille fois!

Deb K.,Teacher from Eastham, MA, Martinique Cultural Tour