ISD: PERU 2023
MARCH 25 – APRIL 8
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A glimpse of the capital city of Lima. Experience the island lives at Uros and Taquile islands on Lake Titicaca. Learn about Inca history and culture in Cusco. An exploration at Machu Picchu – that would take your breath away (literally). Stay at an “off the grid” Amazon River ecological reserve near Iquitos, the world’s largest city (with a population of 440,000) that cannot be reached by road.
FULL OF ACTIVITIES, EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Bon voyage! Peru bound! Late night arrival into Lima. Transfer to hostel. Stay in Lima for 2 nights
In the morning, we visit Huaca Pucllana then a grand tour of the historical center of Lima before returning to Miraflores for lunch. 1.5 hour free time in the afternoon. Learn more about Peruvian history at Museo Larco. Welcome dinner at the museum. Explore Parque de la Reserva after dark.
Morning presentation and dialogue with deaf advocates at Palacio Municipal de Miraflores. Lunch at Larcomar. Visit the Gold Museum. Transfer to airport for our flight to Juliaca. A private bus picks us up for a 1-hour drive to Puno, which is on the shore of the largest lake in South America. Stay in Puno for 2 nights.
We go on an all day boat tour of Lake Titicaca, including a hands on experience of living on floating reeds of Uros Islands and a hike on Taquile Island.
9-hour bus ride from Puno to Cusco with stops at Pucará, Raya Pass, Raqchi and Andahuaylillas. Stay in Cusco for 5 nights.
Morning at deaf school. After lunch, we visit Qorikancha, Cusco Cathedral and Museo Inka. Short hike up to Sacsayhuamán.
We go on a full day tour of Sacred Valley including Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
Depart at 3:30 am for an all day adventure (including a challenging hike) to see the Rainbow Mountain.
Visit 2 different museums. Go on a 4-hour hike alongside Urubamba River.
Depart at 4:00 am for the 2-hour bus ride to get on a 2-hour train for Chachabamba. Cross the Vilcanota River footbridge. Hike for 6 miles on the Inca Trail, which would take us about 6 to 7 hours, through Winay Wayna and Inti Punku. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
At 5:30 am, we take a zig-zagging bus ride up to Machu Picchu. 2 hour exploration through 2 sectors of Machu Picchu – agricultural and urban. Climb up Huayna (or Wayna) Picchu. Late afternoon train back to either Ollantaytambo or Poroy before getting on bus back to Cusco late in the evening. Overnight in Cusco.
Morning flight from Cusco to Iquitos with a layover in Lima. After arrival into Iquitos, we take a speed boat to visit floating thatch roof houses in Belen on the edge of Itaya River, then continue towards the Amazon River. After arrival at the ecological reserve, we take a long walk into the rain forest to learn about plants and wildlife. After dinner, we have a noctural walk. Stay in Iquitos for 2 nights.
An early morning bird-watching walk. See the legendary Hoatzin (Sansho) birds. After breakfast, we visit the Yagua village. Learn how to use blowgun. Learn how to do dances. After lunch, we go piranha fishing. Visit a small zoo to see anacondas, sloths, caimans, etc. Nocturnal excursion on canoes after dinner.
Sunrise bird watching at the edge of the river at Padre Isla town. Take a canoe ride to see Victoria Regia lily pads. After breakfast, we ride on the Amazon River to seek for the gray and pink dolphins. After our return to Iquitos, we visit Belen Market and a deaf school program. After lunch, we meet orphaned and rescued manatees. Farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for Lima. Then check in for your late night flight back to the USA.
Arrival into Indianapolis.
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