Dates

August 10 to 20, 2020

Starting Price

$5,087 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $6,182

Deposit per Person

$500

11 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Tap into your sense of adventure and take the journey of a lifetime to Peru and the Amazon rainforest. From the modern capital of Lima to the ancient capital of Cusco and Machu Picchu to the Amazon basin, experience the richness of Peruvian culture. See Lima’s colonial architecture, and savor a home-cooked Peruvian dinner at a landmark home. Explore Incan history at Cusco, Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley. Take a train ride into a cloud forest to the breathtaking sight of Machu Picchu, and cruise into the rainforest aboard the exclusively chartered Delfin III. Glide in skiffs on wildlife-watching excursions and hike in the jungle. Visit a manatee rescue center. This 10-night journey includes all internal flights and train ride; a three-night deluxe cruise; specially selected accommodations in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco; and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. No single supplement!

Exclusive Departure: this departure is considered exclusive and the participants are U-M travelers, who consist of alums, family and friends.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart U.S. for Lima, Peru

We depart today for the Peruvian capital. Upon arrival tonight we transfer directly to our hotel.

Day 2

Lima

We meet our Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director and fellow travelers at this morning’s briefing about the journey ahead, then embark on a tour of colonial Lima. A highlight is our visit to treasured Casa Aliaga, one of the oldest homes in Lima (circa 1535), with a rich architectural heritage and a collection of Peruvian art and artifacts. Given the land by his friend conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Jeronimo de Aliaga, one of Lima’s founders, built the home that has been continuously occupied by his descendants ever since, some 18 generations. Next we tour Larco Herrera Museum, whose ceramics collection (including a renowned set of erotic pre-Columbian figures) is unparalleled. We enjoy a welcome lunch at the museum; dinner tonight is on our own. B,L

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Steve Grafton

As CEO and President of the Alumni Association since 1994, Steve Grafton has always believed that you must be relevant to your audience in order to have value. It is that belief that guided him in creating an organization that is today focused on connections and success for all 575k+ alumni, as well as a supporting partner of the University. From the LEAD Scholars program to developing upcoming online communities organized
around interests, identities, etc. to launching an education portal that puts U-M educational resources at alumni fingertips, Grafton is transforming the Alumni Association to be one that is of utmost relevance for U-M’s Leaders & Best.
Hailing from Mississippi State University where he earned a BS in Political Science and a Masters in Public Policy, Grafton has been a past President of the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE); Chair of the Advisory Council for the U-M Museum of Natural History; and a member of the Provost’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He has also served as executive director of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association, and as legislative director for U.S. Sen. John Stennis, D-MS.
Grafton and his wife, Carol, are proud parents to two Michigan alumni.

By participating in an Alumni Association of University of Michigan travel trip, you have stated that the Alumni Association has the exclusive right to use video and other visual/audio portrayals of You or Your likeness taken during Your trip in any medium of any nature whatsoever for any purpose, including advertising or promoting the services of the trip without any compensation being paid to You. Any such portrayal or likeness shall be the exclusive property of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Dates

August 10 to 20, 2020

Starting Price

$5,087 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $6,182

Deposit per Person

$500

11 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064