Minimal walking from airport hotel to terminal.
At the hotel restaurant, we will enjoy a breakfast buffet with a variety of options. Coffee, tea, water included.
Orientation, 9:30 a.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Portions of this program take place at high altitudes in the Peruvian Andes. Please refer to the information elsewhere in this document concerning health and safety issues and contact your personal physician or health care provider with any questions Periods in the schedule labeled “Free Time” and “At Leisure” offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable while going out to explore on your own, engaging in available activities independently, making new friends among fellow Road Scholars, or simply relaxing. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Transfers are by bus, unless stated otherwise. Meals on our program feature local cuisine. In many cases, they will be plated and served set meals; in others, we will have buffets with multiple options. Beverages include coffee, tea, water; other beverages are usually available for purchase. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. This is a Road Scholar Grandparent program. Grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren. If/when separate age group activities are conducted concurrently, program staff will supervise. Minors are never to be left unsupervised. Next, we will learn a little bit about Peru and the amazing biodiversity found throughout the country from a talk by a local expert in the hotel meeting room. Afterwards, we will check out of the hotel and walk to the airport to catch our flight to Cusco.
We will enjoy a light lunch together at a restaurant in the Lima airport.
Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, we will enjoy a traditional Inca welcome with coca tea from our local expert. We will then transfer to our hotel with a visit en route to the Awanakancha Alpaca Center. The Awankancha Alpaca Center is a living museum where visitors can see llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas. Upon arrival to the hotel, we will check-in, then enjoy a discussion with our local expert about life in the Sacred Valley during the time of the Incas.
At the hotel, we will enjoy a plated meal, with coffee, tea, water included.