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Dates

March 7 to 18, 2019

Starting Price

$5,295

Deposit per Person

$600

11 Days
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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!

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart gateway city/Lima, Peru

AHI’s air passengers depart for Lima, Peru. Please check your luggage from your gateway city to your arrival city. Your claim checks should have the following airport code: LIM.

Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport. Proceed through immigration to the baggage claim area and retrieve your luggage. After completing customs, AHI air passengers traveling on flights that qualify for the group arrival transfer and Land/Cruise Program passengers who have purchased seats on the group transfer should exit the baggage claim area and proceed to the designated meeting spot, where an AHI Travel representative will meet them. The meeting location will be provided with your final documents.

Transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. Please note that if you arrive before check-in time, your room may not be immediately available.

Day 2

Lima

Discovery: Highlights of Lima. Visit the Larco Museum, housed in an 18th-century viceroy mansion and enclosed by beautiful gardens. It offers a fascinating account of more than 5,000 years of pre-Columbian Peruvian history. The museum’s pottery storeroom is one of a select few in the world open to the public, where you can walk among 
the 30,000 exquisite ceramic artifacts carefully cataloged and displayed there.

Continue to the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the City of Kings, Lima was the heart of Spain’s South American empire for 300 years, and its oldest section abounds with elegant, colonial-era architecture. Visit Plaza Mayor, a spacious public square surrounded by palm trees and the majestic facades of the Government Palace, Municipal Palace, Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral of Lima. The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro personally designated the plaza’s location when he founded Lima in 1535. Almost three centuries 
later, it was the stage for Peru’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1821.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch break in a restaurant near the Plaza.

Afterward, step inside the Cathedral to see its beautiful interior. Then visit the lemon-colored, 17th-century Monastery 
of San Francisco. This fascinating complex contains a church, decorated in the mudéjar style, a mix of Spanish and Moorish designs; a library, housing an impressive collection of 25,000 antique volumes; and bone-filled catacombs beneath the church’s chapels.

Enrichment: Meet the People. This evening, gather for a private Welcome Reception and Dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado in the Miraflores district. This stately residence was declared a National Historical Building in January 2005. After enjoying pisco sours and hors d’oeuvres served in the drawing room, take a tour of the historic house. Then sit down to a typical Peruvian home-cooked meal, all in the company of one of the present owners of the home.

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Stephanie Gelderloos

Stephanie V. Gelderloos is a native of Southwest Detroit. She attended the University of Detroit Mercy and Eastern Michigan University where she studied foreign languages and linguistics, earning an MA in 2004. During her time at EMU, she studied abroad in the Netherlands for a year. While there, Stephanie took advantage of the Netherlands’ rich language diversity and history by learning to speak Dutch and Frisian. At the University of Groningen, she studied Gothic, low Saxon dialects, and both Dutch and Frisian Linguistics. She also interned at the Frisian Academy in Leeuwarden where she worked helping to edit drafts of the first comprehensive Frisian/English dictionary.
Stephanie currently uses her linguistic and language skills working at the University of Michigan-Flint teaching developmental reading and writing. She also teaches English as a second language courses in the university’s Bridge Program for international students and serves on the Bridge Program Advisory Committee.
Stephanie loves to travel, and she has visited the Netherlands often since studying there. She hopes to visit Cuba in the near future. She speaks Spanish proficiently and serves on the board for the Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two daughters. She is proud to share that her oldest daughter is a junior at UM. Go Blue!

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Dates

March 7 to 18, 2019

Starting Price

$5,295

Deposit per Person

$600

11 Days
Land
AHI
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064