Available Excursions for Lima

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Lima City Tour

Founded by Spaniards in 1535, Lima was the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. Students will be given an oral account of its 500 years of history during this ISA day-long activity that will include the use of public transportation and a walking tour of historic downtown Lima. The group gets off... Read More

Ica, Paracas and Chincha

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

Optional for some or all sessions
ISA students will travel to the historical city of Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, thought to have been founded around 1100 AD. Cusco is located in the south east of Peru and it is well known for being the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and the doorway to visit Machu Picchu. Cusco is where... 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 (Semester Only)

This day-long excursion will transport students to the beach towns located approximately one hour south of Lima. Students are encouraged to look for both the Pantanos de Villa (Villa Swamplands) and the various ¨pueblos jovenes¨ or Asentamientos Humanos (AAHH) in different stages of... Read More