Travel & Experience Peru with Fulbrighters on our Next Insight Tour

“Build Cultural Understanding & Lifelong Connections… No Better Way to Discover a New Country.”

Fulbright Alumni Insight Tour to Peru October 13-21, 2016

You’ll see the sights and experience the culture and history through the eyes and voices of Peruvians. During this culturally immersive trip, you’ll enjoy enlightening political and economic discussions, including dinner with the former President of Peru. You’ll engage on social issues with a local nonprofit and learn about Incan and Andean musical instruments from an expert.  ITINERARY Day 1: Lima Arrival at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport Transfer to the hotel and check‑in, followed by leisure time Day 2: Lima Group breakfast & orientation to Peru Lecture providing a political & economic overview of Peru Explore Lima, including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Plaza de Armas Visit to the Museum of Inquisition to learn about the effects of the Spanish Inquisition Meet with a local nonprofit focused on social issues in Peru Day 3: Lima Visit the Larco Museum (one of the world’s largest collections of Peruvian pre-Colombian artifacts) Special Dinner with Dr. Alejandro Toledo, the former President of Peru and a Fulbrighter Day 4: Yucay Morning flight to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley Visit to the Awanakancha Center en route to learn about South American textiles and Camelids Tour of the Ollantaytambo Ruins (highlighting the engineering genius of the Inca at the site of the Inca’s last stand against the Spanish) Day 5: Yucay Morning departure for a full day visit to the Potato Park (guided by a college professor explaining how this agricultural community that revolves around the potato seeks gender equality and food security) Visit the six Quechua communities residing in the park, visit Kinsaqocha Lake and see handicrafts and medicinal plant workshops Day 6: Aguas Calientes Morning departure aboard the Vista Dome train to Machu Picchu, a scenic journey by rail that follows the Urubamba River with spectacular views of the snowcapped Andes Take a bus up the mountain from Aguas Calientes to explore the iconic Machu Picchu ruins with your guide Return for an evening in Aguas Calientes Day 7: Cusco Morning free to explore the town or Machu Picchu on your own at a relaxed pace Train ride to Ollantaytambo and bus back to Cusco Day 8: Cusco Enjoy a breakfast visit to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a wonder of technical achievement and testament of human will Exploration of Cusco center, including a visit to Koricancha, its colonial churches and Inca ruins Dinner and presentation by local expert on the history of Incan and Andean musical instruments Day 9: Lima Flight from Cusco to Lima Free afternoon to explore the city Farewell dinner and transfer back to the airport COSTS $4,405.00 + airfare (your airfare to Miami + approximately $1,100 for airfare from Miami to Peru and within Peru) Based on double occupancy in 4-5 star hotels ($1,025 additional for single accommodations) Price includes 20% donation to Fulbright Association ELIGIBILITY All active Fulbright Association members are eligible to participate on our Insight Tour to Peru and each member may bring one adult friend. Not a member? You may join as an individual member or Friend of Fulbright. FOR QUESTIONS? For questions, please contact Kamilla at the Fulbright Association. HOW TO APPLY Register at the link below A $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot, payment deadline is August 8, 2016. Please submit your deposit online at the link below [button title=”SIGN UP TODAY ” size=”mega” link=””]