Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

PERU

Education and Ecology in the Peruvian Amazon

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

Peru

Interest

Service Learning

Price Range

$2000 - $3500

Start Date

End Date

More Options


AnyInternationalSt. BartsUnited StatesCanadaAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanAzoresBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Virgin IslandsBruneiBulgariaBurmaBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanary IslandsCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChileChinaColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCuracaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEaster IslandEcuadorEgyptEnglandEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFederated States of MicronesiaFijiFinlandFranceFrance Southern TerritoriesFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench West IndiesGabonGalapagos IslandsGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernsey IslandGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard and Mc Donald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIrelandIsles of ScillyIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJersey IslandJordanKazakhstanKenyaKoreaKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMadeira IslandsMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMidway IslandMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueNamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorthern Mariana IslandsNorthwest TerritoriesNorwayOmanPacific IslandsPakistanPalauPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunionRomaniaRussia (Siberia)Russian FederationSaint HelenaSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaScotlandSenegalSerbiaSeychellesShetland IslandsSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSpainSri LankaSt Kitts and NevisSt. Eustatius (Statia)St. LuciaSt. Pierre & MiquelonSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesSurinamSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaTasmaniaThailandTibetTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTristan da CunhaTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and CaicosUS Virgin IslandsUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamWalesYemenZambiaZimbabwe
Road Scholar
Program #20615RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 17 — Jan 27, 2014

Expand all
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada - Lima is within walking distance from Lima's international airport; situated directly across from the airport's main terminal. Modern installations, comfortable rooms and quick access to the airport help make this the perfect choice for travelers on the go.

Contact info:
Av. Elmer Faucett s/n Aeropuerto
Internacional Jorge Chávez
Lima, Peru
phone: +51-1-7112000
web: www.costadelsolperu.com/peru/hoteles/lima/

Room amenities: Air conditioning/heating, High Speed Internet, cable TV, minibar, in-room safe, phone, clock radio, and private bath with hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Business center, meeting rooms, restaurants, Wi-Fi Internet, fitness center, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, and massage services.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Room types and rates are subject to hotel availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Friday, January 17 - Flights from the U.S./Arrivals in Lima, Peru.
Arrive To: Arrivals at the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru.

Proceed through Immigrations, Baggage Claim, and Customs. After exiting the restricted arrivals area, participants should look for the Road Scholar representative who will be holding a Road Scholar sign (only applies to group flights).

Transfer to the hotel.

**Please note that this is an international travel day; no meals or program activities are scheduled on this day. Hotel check-in usually begins at 3 p.m.**



Lodging: Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada - Lima

Type: Lodge

Description: Rainforest lodge located on the Tahuayo River, in Peru's biologically rich Amazon region. The lodge can be reached by a 4 hour trip via speedboat from Iquitos (50 miles on the Amazon River and 40 miles on the Tahuayo tributary). The lodge provides a rustic, yet comfortable, main base for nature and/or cultural explorations in the region.

Contact info:
On the shores of the Tahuayo River
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, Peru
phone: +800-2629669
web: www.perujungle.com

Room amenities: The wood-framed cabins are built on stilts and have thatched roofs. They are connected to other buildings via a network of covered boardwalks. There are fifteen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family-style cabins with one large bed and several single beds. Half of the cabins have private bathrooms and the other half use shared facilities. The lodge has a septic system and their flush toilets and showers (water is unheated) utilize well water.

Facility amenities: A modern kitchen, dining hall, areas to socialize and relax, and a conservation education laboratory with a library. Some electricity provided by solar panels and batteries, so guests can recharge camera batteries or use CPAP machines. Lighting is provided by soft LED lights rather than the more dangerous kerosene lamps used in most other lodges. Satellite based phone, internet, and e-mail service are available. There is a laundry staff and daily laundry service is provided for a small charge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Half of the lodge cabins have private bathrooms and the other half have shared bathrooms.


Day Two: Saturday, January 18 - Fly to Iquitos/Boat Transfer to Lodge/Village Vis...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Check-out of the hotel and walk across the street to the Jorge Chávez International Airport to catch a flight to Iquitos. Participants will be able to exchange money at the hotel and/or at the airport before the flight.

Arrive in Iquitos and meet your group leader.
Transfer to the dock and board a motorized boat for the transfer to the Tahuayo Lodge (approximately 4 hours).



Lunch: Boxed lunch en route.


Afternoon: En route to the lodge, stop at local village to visit their clinic and learn about health services in the area.

Arrive at the lodge and check-in.
Orientation to the program and the area followed by a lecture about the Amazon.



Dinner: At the lodge dining room.

Lodging: Tahuayo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rainforest lodge located on the Tahuayo River, in Peru's biologically rich Amazon region. The lodge can be reached by a 4 hour trip via speedboat from Iquitos (50 miles on the Amazon River and 40 miles on the Tahuayo tributary). The lodge provides a rustic, yet comfortable, main base for nature and/or cultural explorations in the region.

Contact info:
On the shores of the Tahuayo River
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, Peru
phone: +800-2629669
web: www.perujungle.com

Room amenities: The wood-framed cabins are built on stilts and have thatched roofs. They are connected to other buildings via a network of covered boardwalks. There are fifteen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family-style cabins with one large bed and several single beds. Half of the cabins have private bathrooms and the other half use shared facilities. The lodge has a septic system and their flush toilets and showers (water is unheated) utilize well water.

Facility amenities: A modern kitchen, dining hall, areas to socialize and relax, and a conservation education laboratory with a library. Some electricity provided by solar panels and batteries, so guests can recharge camera batteries or use CPAP machines. Lighting is provided by soft LED lights rather than the more dangerous kerosene lamps used in most other lodges. Satellite based phone, internet, and e-mail service are available. There is a laundry staff and daily laundry service is provided for a small charge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Half of the lodge cabins have private bathrooms and the other half have shared bathrooms.


Day Three: Sunday, January 19 - Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Se...
Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Service Project/Group Leader Briefing.

Breakfast: Optional early morning birding or swimming in the river.

Breakfast at the lodge dining room.


Morning: Boat transfer to the local village to participate in the community service activity.

During the next few days, participants will engage in a number of local service projects such as: constructing school desks and chairs, assisting artisan women with their crafts, preparing/serving breakfast to children at a local community, and teaching art fundamentals and hosting an art contest at an area school.

Return to the lodge in time for lunch.


Lunch: At the lodge dining room.


Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy some time at leisure to rest and enjoy the lodge grounds.

Afternoon explorations in the region.
Return to the lodge for a briefing by your group leader in preparation for next day's activities.


Dinner: At the lodge dining room.

Lodging: Tahuayo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rainforest lodge located on the Tahuayo River, in Peru's biologically rich Amazon region. The lodge can be reached by a 4 hour trip via speedboat from Iquitos (50 miles on the Amazon River and 40 miles on the Tahuayo tributary). The lodge provides a rustic, yet comfortable, main base for nature and/or cultural explorations in the region.

Contact info:
On the shores of the Tahuayo River
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, Peru
phone: +800-2629669
web: www.perujungle.com

Room amenities: The wood-framed cabins are built on stilts and have thatched roofs. They are connected to other buildings via a network of covered boardwalks. There are fifteen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family-style cabins with one large bed and several single beds. Half of the cabins have private bathrooms and the other half use shared facilities. The lodge has a septic system and their flush toilets and showers (water is unheated) utilize well water.

Facility amenities: A modern kitchen, dining hall, areas to socialize and relax, and a conservation education laboratory with a library. Some electricity provided by solar panels and batteries, so guests can recharge camera batteries or use CPAP machines. Lighting is provided by soft LED lights rather than the more dangerous kerosene lamps used in most other lodges. Satellite based phone, internet, and e-mail service are available. There is a laundry staff and daily laundry service is provided for a small charge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Half of the lodge cabins have private bathrooms and the other half have shared bathrooms.


Day Four: Monday, January 20 - Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Se...
Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Service Project/Group Leader Briefing.

Breakfast: Optional early morning birding or swimming in the river.

Breakfast at the lodge dining room.


Morning: Boat transfer to the local village to participate in the community service activity.

Return to the lodge in time for lunch.


Lunch: At the lodge dining room.


Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy some time at leisure to rest and enjoy the lodge grounds.

Afternoon explorations in the region.

Return to the lodge for a briefing by your group leader in preparation for next day's activities.


Dinner: At the lodge dining room.

Lodging: Tahuayo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rainforest lodge located on the Tahuayo River, in Peru's biologically rich Amazon region. The lodge can be reached by a 4 hour trip via speedboat from Iquitos (50 miles on the Amazon River and 40 miles on the Tahuayo tributary). The lodge provides a rustic, yet comfortable, main base for nature and/or cultural explorations in the region.

Contact info:
On the shores of the Tahuayo River
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, Peru
phone: +800-2629669
web: www.perujungle.com

Room amenities: The wood-framed cabins are built on stilts and have thatched roofs. They are connected to other buildings via a network of covered boardwalks. There are fifteen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family-style cabins with one large bed and several single beds. Half of the cabins have private bathrooms and the other half use shared facilities. The lodge has a septic system and their flush toilets and showers (water is unheated) utilize well water.

Facility amenities: A modern kitchen, dining hall, areas to socialize and relax, and a conservation education laboratory with a library. Some electricity provided by solar panels and batteries, so guests can recharge camera batteries or use CPAP machines. Lighting is provided by soft LED lights rather than the more dangerous kerosene lamps used in most other lodges. Satellite based phone, internet, and e-mail service are available. There is a laundry staff and daily laundry service is provided for a small charge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Half of the lodge cabins have private bathrooms and the other half have shared bathrooms.


Day Five: Tuesday, January 21 - Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Se...
Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Service Project/Group Leader Briefing.

Breakfast: Optional early morning birding or swimming in the river.

Breakfast at the lodge dining room.


Morning: Boat transfer to the local village to participate in the community service activity.

Return to the lodge in time for lunch.


Lunch: At the lodge dining room.


Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy some time at leisure to rest and enjoy the lodge grounds.

Afternoon explorations in the region.

Return to the lodge for a briefing by your group leader in preparation for next day's activities.


Dinner: At the lodge dining room.

Lodging: Tahuayo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Rainforest lodge located on the Tahuayo River, in Peru's biologically rich Amazon region. The lodge can be reached by a 4 hour trip via speedboat from Iquitos (50 miles on the Amazon River and 40 miles on the Tahuayo tributary). The lodge provides a rustic, yet comfortable, main base for nature and/or cultural explorations in the region.

Contact info:
On the shores of the Tahuayo River
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, Peru
phone: +800-2629669
web: www.perujungle.com

Room amenities: The wood-framed cabins are built on stilts and have thatched roofs. They are connected to other buildings via a network of covered boardwalks. There are fifteen cabins; some are honeymoon cabins, with a king-size bed, others are cabins with two beds and a few are family-style cabins with one large bed and several single beds. Half of the cabins have private bathrooms and the other half use shared facilities. The lodge has a septic system and their flush toilets and showers (water is unheated) utilize well water.

Facility amenities: A modern kitchen, dining hall, areas to socialize and relax, and a conservation education laboratory with a library. Some electricity provided by solar panels and batteries, so guests can recharge camera batteries or use CPAP machines. Lighting is provided by soft LED lights rather than the more dangerous kerosene lamps used in most other lodges. Satellite based phone, internet, and e-mail service are available. There is a laundry staff and daily laundry service is provided for a small charge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Half of the lodge cabins have private bathrooms and the other half have shared bathrooms.


Day Six: Wednesday, January 22 - Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Se...
Optional Morning Birding or Swimming/Community Service Project/Group Leader Briefing.

Breakfast: Optional early morning birding or swimming in the river.

Breakfast at the lodge dining room.


Morning: Boat transfer to the local village to participate in the community service activity.

Return to the lodge in time for lunch.


Lunch: At the lodge dining room.


Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy some time at leisure to rest and enjoy the lodge grounds.

Afternoon explorations in the region.

Return to the lodge for a briefing by your group leader in preparation for next day's activities.


Dinner: At the lodge dining room.

Lodging: Tahuayo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center, TRARC, is part of a long-term conservation initiative undertaken in consultation with government offices in Iquitos, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. The TRARC initiative was developed to promote new collaborative projects in conservation biology, environmental studies, cultural anthropology, and more at the Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo.

Contact info:
000000000000000
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, 00000 Peru
phone: +800-2629669
web: www.perujungle.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are housed in thatched roofed buildings with wood floors and panelled walls. Bedroom walls have an open section along the top for improved air circulation. Sliding curtains offer added privacy. Curtained, canopy beds add a touch of whimsy and provide protection against mosquitoes. Additional furnishings include bedside tables, chairs, and area rugs. *We suggest bringing a small flashlight since the rooms do not have any electricity.

Facility amenities: Lounge areas, hammock room, dining room, and science lab. The research center only has electricity in the science lab. Digital cameras and video recorders can be charged in the lab.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathroom facilities have sinks, flush toilets, and showers. Water is not heated. Bathrooms are divided into a section for women and one for men.


Day Seven: Thursday, January 23 - Boat Transfer to Research Center (TRARC)/Wildlife...
Breakfast: At the lodge dining room.


Morning: Board a motorized boat for the transfer to the Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center.

Arrive at the research center and check-in.

Orientation to the research center.


Lunch: At the research center dining room.


Afternoon: After lunch, participate in the first session of the wildlife census activity with locals.

The TRARC wildlife census aims to collect valuable data pertaining to species populations and densities in the area. Some of the key species tracked include jaguar, puma, and primates.

Participants will receive instructions on distance sampling techniques and key points in wildlife identification before exploring the rainforest trails to record observations on local primates. While on the trails, participants will also help to replace memory cards in the various motion activated night vision cameras that are used to capture images of wild animals that are active at night (e.g., jaguar). At the end of the day, participants will upload the camera memory cards and the data collected during this assignment to the research center's data base.


Dinner: At the research center dining room.

Lodging: Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center, TRARC, is part of a long-term conservation initiative undertaken in consultation with government offices in Iquitos, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. The TRARC initiative was developed to promote new collaborative projects in conservation biology, environmental studies, cultural anthropology, and more at the Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo.

Contact info:
000000000000000
Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, 00000 Peru
phone: +800-2629669
web: www.perujungle.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are housed in thatched roofed buildings with wood floors and panelled walls. Bedroom walls have an open section along the top for improved air circulation. Sliding curtains offer added privacy. Curtained, canopy beds add a touch of whimsy and provide protection against mosquitoes. Additional furnishings include bedside tables, chairs, and area rugs. *We suggest bringing a small flashlight since the rooms do not have any electricity.

Facility amenities: Lounge areas, hammock room, dining room, and science lab. The research center only has electricity in the science lab. Digital cameras and video recorders can be charged in the lab.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shared bathroom facilities have sinks, flush toilets, and showers. Water is not heated. Bathrooms are divided into a section for women and one for men.


Day Eight: Friday, January 24 - Wildlife Census with Locals/Nature Hike or Boat R...
Breakfast: At the research center dining room.


Morning: After breakfast, take part in the wildlife census project.

Return to the research center.


Lunch: At the research center dining room.


Afternoon: Take a break from volunteer work and join a local naturalist on a hike and/or boat ride to explore some of the area's natural treasures.

Return to the research center.

Pre-dinner briefing session with the group leader.


Dinner: At the research center dining room.

Lodging: Tahuayo River Amazon Research Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel El Dorado Plaza is located in front of Iquito's main square, within walking distance of the City Hall, the main church and Gustav Eiffel's Iron House.

Contact info:
Jr. Napo 258
Iquitos, Peru
phone: +5165-222555
web: www.grupo-dorado.com/doradoplaza/lan/eng/index.php

Room amenities: Air conditioning, DVD player, mini bar, direct dial phones, in-room safe, voice mail, WiFi, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, lounger, pool, jacuzzi, a Spa and fitness center, computers with Internet access, meeting rooms, money exchange, 24 hr room service, laundry services, tour desk, safe at front desk, and airport shuttle services.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Saturday, January 25 - Wildlife Census with Locals/Boat Transfer to Iqui...
Wildlife Census with Locals/Boat Transfer to Iquitos/Iquitos' Main Plaza.

Breakfast: At the research center dining room.


Morning: After breakfast, take part in wildlife census activities.

Say farewell to the research center and board a boat to the Tahuayo Lodge, arriving in time for lunch.


Lunch: At Tahuayo Lodge.


Afternoon: Boat transfer to Iquitos (approximately 4 hours).

Upon arrival in Iquitos, board local rickshaw taxis and transfer to the hotel.
Arrive at the hotel and check-in.

Enjoy a stroll around Iquito's main plaza for a brief city orientation before dinner.

This important Peruvian port city was first founded as a Jesuit mission in the 1750’s, and was named after the “Iquitos” tribe that once inhabited the area. In 1864 it became the capital of the Loreto department. The city’s strategic location on the banks of the Amazon became especially important during the rubber boom that took place from the 1880’s until the early 1900’s. The cultivation and trade of rubber brought economic growth to the area and great wealth to a select few. During this period of prosperity, this isolated jungle city saw the construction of luxurious homes with materials imported from Europe. In present times, Iquitos is best known as the embarkation point for those wishing to explore the Amazon.


Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel El Dorado Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Casa Andina Select hotel is located in Lima's trendy Miraflores neighborhood, within easy access to restaurants and local attractions. The newly constructed hotel has 155 rooms with modern installations and various amenities meant to satisfy the needs of both leisure and business travelers.

Contact info:
Calle Schell 452
Miraflores, Lima, Peru
phone: +51-1-2139739
web: www.casa-andina.com

Room amenities: Comfortable rooms with private baths, hair dryer, AC, safety deposit box, minibar, soundproof windows, direct dial phone, and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Spa, gym, sun terrace with Jacuzzi, conference rooms, business center, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, laundry service, valet service, currency exchange, 24 hr front desk, luggage storage, and souvenir shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Please contact the Program Coordinator, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for information on availability and rates.


Day Ten: Sunday, January 26 - Fly to Lima/Lima City Orientation/Peruvian Cuisin...
Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant.


Morning: Transfer to the airport, to catch a flight to Lima. Say farewell to your Amazonian group leader.
Upon arrival in Lima, meet the local Road Scholar guide.
Enjoy an orientation to the city of Lima.

Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of the Inca Empire, founded Lima in 1536. Lima went on to become the most important city in Spanish South America. The city's colonial character can still be felt in its historic downtown area. Architectural highlights include the grand Plaza de Armas and its 17th century fountain, the Government Palace, the Church of San Francisco, La Catedral, and Jiron de la Union with its bustling shops.


Lunch: At a local restaurant.
Learn about Peruvian cuisine during a savory, interactive lecture.


Afternoon: After lunch, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure to finish packing, do some independent sightseeing, or simply relax and enjoy the hotel's amenities.

Note: Depending on your international flight schedule, you might transfer to the airport late this night to catch a flight back to the U.S. Participants departing on this evening will not miss any activities.


Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Casa Andina Select

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eleven: Monday, January 27 - Departures/Flights to the U.S. Arrivals in ...
Depart From: Transfer to Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport to check-in for flights to the U.S.

Note: Participants with independent travel arrangements and/or scheduled on later flights can keep their hotel rooms until check-out time on this day. Except for breakfast, all other meals are on your own on this day.


Breakfast: At the hotel restaurant (dependent on flight times).


Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

Ratings

Not yet rated
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Back to Back Adventures

Choose a nearby learning adventure to add before or after this program:

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768