Community on the Go

Inca Empire -- Sold Out

Machu Picchu

From May 28-June 6, 2018, SUU Community on the Go explorers will visit colonial era sites and dine at world renowned restaurants in the capital city of Lima. Participants will view ancient artifacts and contemporary crafts in Peru’s museums and markets, enjoy the colorful Corpus Christi celebrations in Cuzco, and visit the impressive Inca sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu in the Sacred Valley. Additionally, the group will take part in traditional Peruvian cooking lessons, textile weaving and dancing events, and other culturally-immersive activities. Explorers are also scheduled to attend the Corpus Christi religious festival. This celebration is incredibly colorful with traditional dress, music and dancing. It is simply amazing to experience in person. SUU experts leading the trip are Dr. Emily Dean, associate professor of anthropology, and Dr. Iliana Portaro, assistant professor of Spanish. An archaeologist specializing in prehistory of the Andean region of South America, Dean has conducted both archaeological and anthropological fieldwork in Peru and Bolivia. Portaro received her Ph.D. in Latin American literature and cultures, and specializes in Peruvian literature and women’s studies.

This trip will be led by SUU Faculty members Emily Dean and Iliana Portaro.

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Costs and Deadlines

$2745.00 (Does not include airfare)

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2018 Full Payment Deadline: April 1, 2018 50% Refund: March 1st - April 1st No Refunds After April 1st

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Peru 2018 Tentative Itinerary

May 28, 2018

  • Arrive in Lima (Not included in package)
  • Welcome Dinner

May 29, 2018

  • Visit Museo de Arte Precolombino and San Blas Neighborhood

May 30, 2018

  • Travel with group to Cuzco
  • Adjust to the altitude

May 31, 2018

  • Enjoy the Corpus Christi celebrations in Cusco
  • Inka Cuzco City Tour
  • Cathedral
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Qorikancha

Jun 01, 2018

  • Hikers depart
  • Q'enko, Puka, and Pukara
  • Peruvian Cooking Lesson
Program host Emily Dean and SUU students at Machu Picchu

Jun 02, 2018

  • Visit the Sacred Valley, Pisac and, Ollantaytambo

Jun 03, 2018

  • Sacred Valley Group visits Chincherro and Pisaq

Jun 04, 2018

  • Groups meet at Machu Picchu
  • Terraces

Jun 05, 2018

  • Return to Cuzco on the train
  • Watch Traditional Dancing
  • Farewell dinner

Jun 06, 2018

  • Depart Cuzco
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