23942
Peru

Peru for Women: Discover Lima, Cusco, Yucay & Machu Picchu

Gain a unique perspective of Peru by discovering ancient ruins, Inca practices and weaving traditions on a learning adventure for women that begins in Lima and ends in Cusco.
Program No. 23942RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
2,749
Flights start at
825

At a Glance

Much like the textiles that are woven from traditional Andean techniques, Peru’s culture is a reflection of ancient influences and modern history. Discover the very best of its mountain communities, bustling cities and age-old ruins on a learning adventure just for women. During your journey, traverse through striking stone walls along Machu Picchu that were built in the 15th century. Explore the Incan ruins of Kenko that hold evidence of religious rites by the Inca, and meet locals who introduce you and your fellow women to their villages, weaving traditions and music.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day over varied terrain; overnight stays at high elevations up to 11,200 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 ...

  • Thrill in the vast beauty and ancient history of Machu Picchu, a ceremonial and administrative epicenter for the Inca.
  • Feel the fibers of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas in your fingertips as you learn about Andean weaving traditions with your community of women.
  • Meet local families in the community of Maras, and attend a traditional Pachamama ceremony led by a local shaman.
Featured Expert
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Gustavo "Tito" Leon
A native of Cusco, Gustavo "Tito" Leon found himself fascinated with the music of the Andean highlands. This affinity led him to devote his life to the research and preservation of Peru's Andean music. His research has focused on the origins of Andean music, its different forms, influences and instruments. Gustavo is a talented musician and an expert on native Andean woodwind, percussion, and string instruments. His interactive style will get your toes tapping as he performs the various song styles and instruments of the Andes.

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

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Maywa Blanco
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