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Program #21097RJ
27 Days | 26 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
This Enrichment Voyage is a special opportunity to set sail on the MV Explorer, the ocean liner that has been transformed into the floating university campus of the world-renowned Semester at Sea global study abroad program. Transit the Panama Canal and explore the Caribbean and Central and South America including a Road Scholar exclusive field trip to Machu Picchu. Aboard the ship, learn about history, biodiversity, cultural traditions and more from fascinating expert speakers.


Highlights

• On a Road Scholar exclusive shore excursion, spend two days exploring the extraordinary ruins of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital of Cusco.
• Make a full transit of the Panama Canal from the Caribbean to the Pacific and learn the story of the canal’s painstaking construction.
• Delve into the history, current affairs, literature, music, art and biodiversity of the regions you’re exploring in interactive lectures and workshops.

Program Notes

This Enrichment Voyage with Semester at Sea is designed for the independent traveler. It offers the ability to choose your own shore excursion based on your preferences and physical ability. Road Scholar will provide the exclusive 2 night shore excursion to Machu Picchu as well as our own Group Leader and private onboard lectures.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day. You may choose shore excursions that include more strenuous physical activities.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Nassau (Bahamas), 1 night; embark MV Explorer, 11 nights (ports of call include Montego Bay (Jamaica), Cartagena (Colombia), Colón (Panama),Guayaquil (Ecuador)); disembark Callao (Peru), flight to Cusco, 2 nights; flight to Lima, reembark MV Explorer, 12 nights (ports of call include Manta (Ecuador), Puntarenas (Costa Rica), Corinto (Nicaragua), Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Cabo San Lucas (Mexico)); disembark San Diego, Calif., departure.

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26 nights of accommodations
74 meals: 25 breakfasts, 24 lunches, 25 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Flights during the program

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