Two Worlds of Peru: The Inca Highlands and the Amazon

Experience the highs and lows of Peru as you explore Cusco and Machu Picchu up in the Andes and the Sacred Valley and tribal villages by riverboat down in the Amazon Basin.
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Program No. 21829RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Experience two amazing worlds in one country on a journey that takes you high into the Andes and deep into the Amazon. First, learn how the Incas lived, farmed, communicated, worshiped and ruled as you explore Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Then embark on a riverboat voyage that reveals the natural beauty, intriguing wildlife and tribal villages of the Peruvian Amazon.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Participants must be able to participate in 3-5 hours of physical activity daily. Archaeological sites have irregular terrain, little shade and steps without railings. Weather extremes pose an additional element of difficulty. Amazon field trips require getting in/out of tenders. Elevations up to 12,300 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu high in the Andes plus other remarkable Incan ruins.
  • On a six-night riverboat voyage, experience the Amazon’s beauty and look for monkeys, dolphins and colorful birds.
  • Walk through Lima’s colonial center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Ivonne Saldivar
Ivonne Saldivar first realized she wanted to become a leader when she went on a school field trip to Machu Picchu. She graduated from the University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco where she majored in tourism administration. Years later, Ivonne moved to Spain to earn a degree in art history. During her studies, she spent time in Italy and France, and has had the opportunity to travel and live around the world. As a leader, she strives to offer travelers the most authentic experience.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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