Overview

Spend a week getting to know your hosts in FF Nor Peru, who are eager to show you around Trujillo and other nearby areas of interest. For those who wish to extend their time in Peru, there are two optional post-homestay excursions that would add an additional seven days in Cusco and three days in Lima.

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Nor Peru.

Live With a Local

  • Enjoy a week with hosts in FF Nor Peru, who will show you warm hospitality and introduce you to their culture
  • Have some fun with your hosts and fellow ambassadors at Karaoke night

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Tour the city of Trujillo
  • Chan Chan Ruins
  • El Brujo Archaeological Complex
  • Plaza Mayor
The host families were very kind and we enjoyed their hospitality to the fullest. They were eager to show us their culture and their historical monuments. - Previous ambassador

Nor Peru, Peru

7 Days / 6 Nights Program and Itinerary:

May 5, 2020 – May 11, 2020
Coordinator: Indiana Schenkman, FF Kern County
[email protected]

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

May 5, 2020

Arrival in Trujillo

May 6, 2020

Visit the archaeological area at night

May 7, 2020

Visit to the Ruins of Chan Chan

May 8, 2020

Visit to the El Brujo archaeological complex

May 9, 2020

City Tour in Trujillo

Karaoke night

May 10, 2020

Plaza Mayor parade

Special farewell lunch

May 11, 2020

Ambassadors depart for home or continue on to optional extension

May 11, 2020 - OPTIONAL Cusco

Arrive in Cusco – reception and transfer to the hotel

Free day

Cusco Accommodation

May 12, 2020 - OPTIONAL Cusco

Very early we start our guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

We will visit the majestic Ruins of Pisac, located on top of a mountain of the valley

We will then descend again, heading to the village of Pisac, where we will find a colorful artisan market

We will continue the route along the valley through different typical villages until we reach the province of Urubamba to enjoy a lunch buffet

In the afternoon, we will visit the ancient and enigmatic Ollantaytambo Fortress, located very close to a typical Inca village and on one of the slopes of an imposing mountain

We will wait for our train in Ollantaytambo and board it at dusk to go to Aguas Calientes.

Accommodation in Aguas Calientes

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

May 13, 2020 - OPTIONAL Cusco

Go up by bus to the majestic archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, guided visit to the Sanctuary

We will visit the Royal Palace, the Three Windows, the Sacred Square, the Royal Palace, and the Circular Tower, all built with architectural perfection

We return by bus to the town of Machu Picchu to enjoy a pleasant lunch, then we will take our train back to Cusco

Accommodation in Cusco

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

May 14, 2020 - OPTIONAL Cusco

Go explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Our excursion starts in the town of Maras, a picturesque town surrounded by beautiful landscapes and salt mines of the same name. These salt quarries date back to the Inca and colonial times and have transformed the local landscape, excellent for pictures.

After, get to know the impressive circular platforms of Moray, which was used as an experimental agricultural center in the Inca era, where different microclimates, suitable for agriculture, could be reproduced

Accommodation in Cusco

Meals: Breakfast

May 15, 2020 - OPTIONAL Cusco

We will depart from Cusco around 5:00 am towards the south of the city

We will pass through Urcos, Cusipata where we will enjoy breakfast

After, we will continue with our trip towards Fula Wasipata

We will begin our walk at the foot of the snowy Ausangate, climb of approx. 1:30 hrs. until we reach the highest point, where we can appreciate the Mountain seven Colors, we will have time to take photographs

There is an option to go to the Red Valley viewpoint to enjoy the scenic beauty

Then we will make the one-hour descent back down to where we began

Restaurant in Cusipata and enjoy lunch

Return to Cusco

Accommodation in Cusco

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

May 16, 2020 - OPTIONAL Cusco

In the afternoon visit the city of Cusco

See the Main Square, the Cathedral, and the Santo Domingo Convent, built on the famous Koricancha Temple

Later we will go to the outskirts of the city to appreciate the nearby archaeological remains of Kenko, Puca Pucará, Tambomachay and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress

Return to the hotel

Accommodation in Cusco

Meals: Breakfast

May 17, 2020 - OPTIONAL Cusco

Free day

Meals: Breakfast

May 18, 2020 - OPTIONAL Lima

Transfer from the hotel to the airport to board your national or international flight

For those who choose to, we will transfer to Lima

Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel

In the afternoon, you can admire a wonderful show of water, images, and music in the famous Reserva Park

Then enjoy an exquisite buffet dinner and a spectacular show at the Restaurant “La Dama Juana” that presents the most important manifestations of Peruvian dance, music and folklore

Accommodation in Lima

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

May 19, 2020 - OPTIONAL Lima

Enjoy a panoramic visit to the “Pucllana Pyramid,” a magnificent ceremonial and archaeological center, considered a sacred village by the Incas

Then we will visit the Historic Center of Lima, where you will admire more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la República, San Martin Square, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, the Municipal Palace, and more

Visit the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, where you will appreciate the “Treasures Collection of Peru”

Also, we will observe the Monumental Complex of San Francisco, which contains the largest sample of colonial religious art in America

Visit the underground crypts known as Catacombs

Contemporary Lima: Get to know the most traditional residential areas of Lima, El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar

Accommodation in Lima

Meals: Breakfast

May 20, 2020 - OPTIONAL Lima

Transfer from the hotel to the airport to board your domestic or international flight home

Accommodation in Lima

Meals: Breakfast

Rate:

$560 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees.
DOES NOT include airfare or optional extensions.

Availability:

6Spaces Remaining

Moderate

Know before you go

  • Journey number 20075.
  • This Journey has two post-homestay optional extensions: Cusco from May 11 to 18, and Lima from May 18 to 20. See the itinerary page for more information, and contact the Journey Coordinator for pricing information.
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