A land of archaeological, cultural, and natural treasures awaits you on this engaging 11-day tour. Begin your Peruvian journey in the capital of Lima, then fly to Cuzco, the archaeological hub of the Americas. Continue on to the beautiful Sacred Valley where you’ll visit Pisac’s colorful Indian market and Ollantaytambo’s extensive ruins. A scenic train ride delivers you to Machu Picchu to experience the extraordinary “Lost City of the Incas.” Finally, travel to Lake Titicaca, South America’s largest lake. Board a boat to the floating islands of the Uros people and to Isla Taquile, known for superb textiles.
Day 1: Depart US for Lima, Peru
Day 2: Lima
Day 3: Lima / Cuzco / Sacred Valley
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Day 5: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
Day 6: Machu Picchu / Cuzco
Day 7: Cuzco
Day 8: Cuzco / Puno
Day 9: Puno / Lake Titicaca
Day 10: Puno / Lima / Depart for US
Day 11: Return to US
Moderate to Active
- This trip involves considerable walking uphill, on uneven terrain, and at sites of ancient ruins.
- The high altitude of Lake Titicaca (12,500 feet) and Cuzco (11,150 feet) could pose problems for travelers with certain health conditions. Consult with your physician if you have concerns about high-altitude activity.
Silvia Spitta is Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Spanish and Portuguese department. She also teaches in the Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her areas of interest include material and visual culture, contemporary Latin American literature and culture; and US Latino/a writings and border culture. A prolific writer, Professor Spitta published “Between Two Waters: Narratives of Transculturation in Latin America” in 1995 (paperback 2006) and “Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas” (Houston: Texas Up 2009) which won the ASU transdisciplinary book award in 2010.