Available Excursions for Cusco

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


Optional for some or all sessions
Visit the 'White City,' a center piece of Peruvian commerce that earns its nickname from the many buildings made from the white colored volcanic rock sillar. Take the church and square of San Francisco, dome of La Compañia de Jesus, colonial homes, Plaza de Armas and the Covent of Santa... Read More

Machu Picchu

Referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. The Incas started building the estate around 1400 AD but it was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. Participants... Read More

Puerto Maldonado

Optional for some or all sessions
Travel to the small jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, close to the Bolivian and Brazilian borders. You will have the opportunity to stay in a jungle lodge and witness the Amazon wildlife and vegetation. Puerto Maldonado is an entry point to the Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone, one of the areas... Read More

Puno and Lake Titicaca

Visit the "Capital folklórica del Perú" of Puno and its native residents, the Aymara. Encounter the abundance of beautiful crafts, fine fabrics in alpaca wool, and the archaeological remains of Pre-Hispanic cultures that harbor jewels of the architecture and colonial art of the Spanish... Read More

Research with the Smithsonian in Costa Rica

Optional for some or all sessions
Latin America semester and summer students have the amazing opportunity to observe and interact with researchers at the Smithsonian La Selva Biological Station in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica. La Selva Biological Station is the largest field station and one of the most well-known tropical... Read More

Sacred Valley

Tour the Sacred Valley, exploring the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the ruins of Pisac. Enjoy a llama and alpaca petting zoo and wander through the impressive Chincheros market. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley provides wonderful views of the area and is conveniently located... Read More