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24203
Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover Peru, Machu Picchu & the Inca Empire

If you’ve dreamed of exploring Peru and Machu Picchu, join us for a live, online learning adventure that brings you into the heart of Incan culture -- all without leaving your home!
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Program No. 24203RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover Peru, Machu Picchu & the Inca Empire

If you’ve dreamed of exploring Peru and Machu Picchu, join us for a live, online learning adventure that brings you into the heart of Incan culture -- all without leaving your home!
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Program No. 24203 RJ
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Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

Experience the wonders of Machu Picchu and trace more than 4,500 years of history without leaving home! On this cutting-edge, online learning adventure, join our experts live from Peru for a first-hand look into ancient sites and ruins of pre-Incan civilizations to learn how the Incas were the biggest and most important empire of South America. Embark on virtual field trips to learn about ancient Inca cities and civilization while exploring the modern cities of Lima and Cuzco. Thrill in online field trips to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, sites that were sacred to the ancient Inca. During expert-led lectures and discussions, learn about Inca engineering, architecture and agriculture, religion and economy. Throughout your virtual learning adventure in Peru, enjoy opportunities to get to know and bond with your fellow Road Scholars.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Thrill in the vast beauty and history of Machu Picchu, as you join your experts for a virtual field trip to the last Inca City.
  • Embark on virtual field trips to Cuzco and Lima to learn about Inca history and experience Peru today.
  • Trace 4,500 years of Inca history during lectures and discussions with your experts, and learn what life is like in contemporary Peru.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Oscar Oviedo Velasco
Oscar Oviedo Velasco is a native Peruvian with over 15 years of experience as a local expert and Group Leader. He has special expertise in the archeology, history and art of Peru and has conducted independent studies on the Viceregal history of Lima and ceramic and textile techniques of Pre-Hispanic Peru. Oscar has participated in various archaeological excavation projects and museum installations and studied photography at the Toulouse Lautrec institute, with concentrations in drone, nature, urban and archaeological photography, as well as photogrammetry.

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

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Oscar Oviedo Velasco View biography
Oscar Oviedo Velasco is a native Peruvian with over 15 years of experience as a local expert and Group Leader. He has special expertise in the archeology, history and art of Peru and has conducted independent studies on the Viceregal history of Lima and ceramic and textile techniques of Pre-Hispanic Peru. Oscar has participated in various archaeological excavation projects and museum installations and studied photography at the Toulouse Lautrec institute, with concentrations in drone, nature, urban and archaeological photography, as well as photogrammetry.
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Dario Jaremczuk View biography
Dario is a local expert in Buenos Aires and a group leader all around South America. His areas of expertise include Eva Perón – the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952 – and the tango. He studied sign language for three years and is a certified Argentinean sign language interpreter. Dario is also an actor, which serves him well as a vivid storyteller and narrator. He holds a bachelor's degree in tourism. He calls Buenos Aires his favorite place on earth.
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.
Moche Tombs at Dos Cabezas
by Chistopher B. Donnan
The Art and Archaeology of the Moche: An Ancient Andean Society of the Peruvian North Coast
by Steve Bourget (Editor) & Kimberly L. Jones (Editor)
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).
A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography: Reading a Culture through Its Art
by Donald A. Proulx
Textiles of Ancient Peru and Their Techniques
by Raoul D' HarcourtI
Secrets of Spinning, Weaving, and Knitting in the Peruvian Highlands
by Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez
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.
Signs of the Inka Khipu
by Gary Urton
In this book, Gary Urton sets forth a path breaking theory hat the manipulation of fibers in the construction of Khipu created physical features that constitute binary-code sequences which store units of information in a system of binary recordkeeping that was used throughout the Inca Empire.
Royal Tombs of Sipan
by Walter Alva & Christopher B. Donnan
Turn Right at Machu Picchu
by Mark Adams
Over his head on an arduous guided trek to Choquequirao and other remote sites, Mark Adams mixes entertaining tales of his adventures (he makes himself out to be quite the accidental explorer) with analysis of the rather grand Hiram Bingham in this light-hearted "following-in-the-footsteps-of" account.





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