The Living Heritage of the Andes:
Language, Society and Environment in Peru
ITINERARY FOR JANUARY 2010
January 3: Depart Miami for
Lima ; 2 nights
at Hotel Maury (downtown Lima).
January 4: Walking tour of
Lima's colonial center, including the changing of the guard at the Palacio
de Gobierno (the Presidential Palace), Lima
Cathedral, San Francisco church and
catacombs. In the
afternoon, Larco Herrera Museum (archaeology) and the Parque de la
Reserva with its "magic fountains."
January 5: Depart Lima
southbound by bus to the Paracas peninsula; visit the Paracas National Reserve.
Overnight in Hotel Hacienda Bahia Paracas.
January 6: Boat excursion
to the Ballestas Islands and their thousands of sea birds, sea lions and
penguins. Depart for Nasca, with a stop at the oasis of Huacachina to visit the dunes.
Continue to Nasca.
Two nights at Hotel Majoro.
January 7: Fly over the
Nasca lines. 1-hour Spanish class and 1-hour environmental studies
class at hotel.
Afternoon: local touring, including the underground aqueducts built by the Nasca
January 8: Early
departure for Arequipa along Pan-American Highway with stopover in
Three nights in Arequipa at Hotel Maison d'Elise.
January 9: Morning:
2-hour Spanish class and 1-hour environmental studies class.
walking tour of colonial Arequipa, including the "Ice Princess" Museum
(la Momia Juanita).
January 10: Morning:
2-hour Spanish class and 1-hour environmental studies class. Afternoon:
group tour of Santa Catalina Convent.
January 11: Depart by bus for
Chivay and Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons
(deeper than the Grand Canyon.) Overnight in Colca Lodge.
January 12: Morning: visit Cruz
del Cóndor to view Andean condors in the wild (we hope!)
by bus for Puno and Lake Titicaca. Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina.
January 13: Go by boat on Lake
Titicaca to Uros Islands (the "Floating Islands") and then on to
Amantaní Island for overnight stay in native
January 14: Morning open for exploring
the AmantanÝ Island. Afternoon: return by boat to
Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina.
January 15: Depart by bus for
Cusco, with stops at Raqchi and Andahuaylillas. Three nights in
Cusco at Hotel José Antonio.
January 16: Morning: 2-hour
Spanish class at Máximo Nivel Language Academy and 1-hour
class at hotel. Afternoon: walking tour of
January 17: Morning: 2-hour
Spanish class at Máximo Nivel and 1-hour environmental studies
at hotel. Afternoon: bus tour to
Inca ruins just outside the city (Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo
January 18: Depart by bus for
the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Pisaq ruins, continue to
Urubamba for lunch and
visit to ruins of Ollantaytambo. Three nights at Libertador Valle
January 19: Go by bus up through Patakancha Valley to Patakancha village
(elevation 13,000'+) to
see rural life as it was at
the time of the
Incas. Experience a traditional pachamanca
[lamb cooked underground over heated rocks; similar to a Hawaiian
January 20: Visit Chinchero weaving
workshop, where weavers have resurrected the ancient
Inca and pre-Inca art of weaving; lunch with local family. Weather and time
we will visit the Inca ruins of Moray and the Salineras.
January 21: Board the train for Aguas
Calientes and Machu Picchu; afternoon guided tour of the
world-famous ruins. Two nights lodging at the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel.
January 22: Full day to explore Machu Picchu on your own.
January 23: Morning open for additional
exploration of the ruins. Afternoon: board the train to
return to Ollantaytambo; return from there to Cusco by bus. Two nights in
January 24: Final exam day:
Spanish exam at Máximo Nivel, followed by
exam on culture,
environment and conversational Spanish at hotel.
January 25: Fly from Cusco to Lima.
Afternoon free. Two nights at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in
Miraflores (one of Lima's seaside suburbs).
January 26: Full day on your
own to explore Miraflores. Evening: formal farewell dinner at the
Rosa Náutica Restaurant.
January 27: Early-morning return to Miami.
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