Available Excursions for Lima

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

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

Lima City Tour

A city tour allows students to thoroughly explore Peru's capital and largest city. The tour exposes Lima's most famous modern and historical landmarks including the Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipal Palace, and many old... Read More

Ica, Paracas and Chincha

Optional for some or all sessions
Students will travel by bus from Lima to the city of Ica where they will ride dune buggies and sand board in the middle of the desert, stopping to see the famous Huacachina desert oasis. Students will also visit the Paracas National Reserve and, weather permiting, travel by boat to the Ballestas... Read More

Machu Picchu / Sacred Valley / Cusco

ISA students will travel to the historical city of Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, thought to have been founded around 1100 AD. The city is full of beautiful plazas, narrow streets, and grand structures in the Plaza de Armas. Cusco is connected by the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Students... Read More

Iquitos (Amazon Jungle)

Optional for some or all sessions
Iquitos is the largest city in the world that cannot be accessed by road. ISA students will fly into the city of Iquitos, and take a bus to the city of Nauta, where they will board a boat and head to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. There the activities may include working with the animals... Read More

Playas del Sur

Each summer season, local Limeños pack their bags each weekend and head south to spend the holiday season in the sun. Semester students will have the opportunity to spend the day at a beach town or private club, with access to pools, beaches, and fun in the sun! Read More