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From Alpacas to Machu Picchu: Exploring Peru With Your Grandchild

In Peru, you and your grandchild will discover countless cultural treasures from uncovering mysterious history that lies in Inca cities to whitewater rafting over roaring rapids!
Program No. 23456RJ
9 days
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From Alpacas to Machu Picchu: Exploring Peru With Your Grandchild

In Peru, you and your grandchild will discover countless cultural treasures from uncovering mysterious history that lies in Inca cities to whitewater rafting over roaring rapids!
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Program No. 23456 RJ
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If you and your grandchild are looking for an exciting adventure filled with ancient and mysterious history, exciting whitewater rafting, fun field day games and handmade chocolate – yes, chocolate – we just might have found your paradise: Peru! Together, uncover the secrets of the Inca at Machu Picchu, an incredible mountaintop city that went undiscovered for centuries. While exploring the Sacred Valley, learn what the Inca children used to play during a day filled with cool games from long ago. You may even make some fluffy friends at the Awanakancha Alpaca Center before joining expert instructors on an exhilarating whitewater adventure through a canyon. By the end of the week, you and your grandchild are sure to become seasoned explorers as you discover countless hidden treasures in the best parts of Peru.
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 ...

  • Travel back in time to ancient Inca civilizations at Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman fortress and Koricancha, an awesome Inca temple.
  • Hold on to your helmets as you venture to the Urubamba River to whitewater raft on some thrilling Class II and III rapids with local experts.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth while exploring the chocolate museum and making your very own chocolate.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Machu Picchu, Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
by Richard L. Burger (Editor), Lucy C. Salazar (Editor)
Burger and Salazar vividly evoke the art, architecture, culture and society of Machu Picchu in this illustrated, up-to-date survey. With Hiram Bingham's original report, archival and modern photographs and excellent chapters on recent archaeology at the site.
Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness
by Peter Matthiessen
Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego.
Conquest of the Incas
by John Hemming
This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative.
The Incas
by Carmen Bernard
Featuring archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and chapters on Atahualpa, the Conquistadors and Hiram Bingham, this handy book (previously published as People of the Sun) illuminates the daily life, monuments and history of the Incas.
Insight Guide Peru
by Insight Guides
Panoramic in scope, this illustrated overview brings Peru to life in color photographs and vivid essays on history, archaeology and culture.
Machu Picchu, The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds
by Elizabeth Mann
This absorbing, colorful tale follows the settlement, growth and eventual collapse of Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire. Straightforward text and stylized full-color illustrations face each other across the page.
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!
by Colin Hynson
The hilarious illustrations and light-hearted tone, helpful hints and glossary in this popular series for ages 7-10 will entice even reluctant readers.
Lost City, The Discovery of Machu Picchu
by Ted Lewin
Caldecott-winning author Ted Lewin traveled in the footsteps of the 1911 explorer for this captivating tale of Hiram Bingham and the discovery of Machu Picchu, geared for ages 9-12. With detailed watercolor illustrations of Cuzco, the Urubamba Valley and Machu Picchu, it will appeal to the whole family.
Lost City of the Incas
by Hiram Bingham
This first-rate adventure story by the man who brought Machu Picchu to the attention of the world is not just a gripping tale of exploration and archaeology, it also sets the scene for any visitor to the site.
Lima, A Cultural History
by James Higgins
An erudite guide to the cultural gems and literary history of Peru's capital city. James Higgins, who specializes in Peruvian literature, covers the scope of the city's history from its pre-Columbian museums, to its conquistador heritage, to its dynamic present.
Inca Empire
by Jane Bingham
Taking the form of a travel guide, this book transports youngsters back to the time of the Incas.
Inca Trail: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Map
by Lima 2000
This fact-filled map shows the whole of the Sacred Valley, from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, on one side, and, on the reverse, the area surrounding the sanctuary in splendid, topographic detail (1:50,000). It's the best map for those making the trek from kilometer 88 to the site and an excellent choice for those exploring by bus or train.
Peru Map
by Borch Maps
A detailed laminated relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,750,000. This is a very clear, colorful map, which also features detailed insets of Lima and Cuzco and even a site plan of Machu Picchu.
Culture Smart! Peru
by John Forrest
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
Peru, Travellers' Wildlife Guides
by David L. Pearson, Les Beletsky
Featuring 500 illustrations of the birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects of the Amazon, Andes and Pacific Coast.
Secret of the Andes
by Ann Nolan Clark, Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
In this novel for pre-teens, a native boy in Peru goes on a magical discovery of his roots, learning much about Inca tradition. A Newbery Award-winning book first published in 1952.
Peru, Birds of the Forest
by Rainforest Publications
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 100 commonly encountered parrots, motmots, hummingbirds and other forest birds of Peru. We also carry Peru Mammals Guide plastic card. (Item PRU73)
In Trouble Again
by Redmond O'Hanlon
As funny as he is insightful, O'Hanlon starts his comic masterpiece of a journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon with a litany of the insects, protozoa, snakes and predators that can do you harm.

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