School Trips - Peru Explorer 14 days
Nomadic School Tours
Here at Nomadic School Tours we specialize in offering fully bespoke educational tours for students. With over 21 years of operating experience, we can confidently say that we know what makes a great school trip.
We offer school trips to 7 superb destinations (China, Costa Rica, Iceland, Morocco, Northern India, Peru and Poland.) covering a range of different curricular subjects, including Geography, Language, History and Science to name a few.
Why should you consider Nomadic School Tours for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Our 14 day tour of Peru is great for pupils studying Science. The sample trip below outlines what is possible - spending some quality time in the Amazon to study the flora and fauna, exploring the ancient sites of Machu Picchu, Maras and Moray, and the fascinating totora islands in Puno. Your students will return to school filled with stories and facts they will be sharing with all their friends.
Day 1: Lima
Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel. Enjoy dinner and a good nights rest before your adventure begin.
Day 2: Lima
Today will be a guided city tour which will take you through the UNESCO listed old town and see influences from the Spanish Empire, visit the Pueblo Libre district, spend some time at the Larco Museum discovering the large collection of pre-Hispanic artefacts. End the day in Miraflores located on the beautiful Pacific Coast.
Day 3: Pachacamac
Visit this archaeological complex built in 200 AD whic is one of the most important Pre-Incan religious centres on the Peruvian Coast. Have lunch in Mamacona then return to Lima for your overnight.
Day 4: Puerto Maldonado
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and be transferred to the Biological Station, a research centre for young people interested in conservation and eco-tourism. Hike the trails and search for birds, amphibians and primates. In the evening enjoy a river boat tour.
Day 5: Puerto Maldonado
Morning ascension to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway 30 metres high in the treetops. Here you at look for the hundreds of species that have built their habitats at this the afternoon visit Sandoval Lake, part of Madre de Dios in the Amazon Basin. Lastly visit the 'Hidden Forest' wildlife sanctuary.
Day 6: Cusco
We'll take a short flight to Cusco and check into your hotel. The afternoon is yours to enjoy exploring the city with friends or relaxing in the hotel.
Day 7: Cusco
Today is a full day of sight-seeing. First stop is Coricancha or Temple of the Sun. Then on to the Catherdral and then Sacsayhuman fortress - an emblematic work of the Incas. Lastly we'll visit Qenqo and Puka Pukara.
Day 8: Cusco
Today is a walking tour of San Blas Quarter. The quarter is a conglomerate of charming small cobblestone streets that are popular among craftspeople. Its top attraction is the San Las Church which is best known for its beautifully wood carved pulpit.
Day 9: Urubamba
Today we visit Chinchero town where the ancient system of bartering is still in practice. Then on to Maras and Moray. Maras is a huge complex used for salt mining. Moray is made up of mysterious concentric circular terraces which may have been used for agricultural research. You'll also explore Ollantaytambo and the Pisac citadel.
Day 10: Urubamba
Today we return to Chinchero and enjoy a biking tour through the Sacred Valley landscape. In Tiobamba we'll stop and enjoy a well earned picnic before returning to the town and a transfer back to your hotel.
Day 11: Machu Picchu
Two train journey's take you to this incredible display of ancient architecture. You'll enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and monuments including the Main Square, the Circular Tower and Sacred Solar Clock. Return to Cusco at the end of the day.
Day 12: Puno
Today is a 7 hour journey to Puno. There will be stops along the way to stretch your legs and chat about the locations along the way. On arrival check in and relax.
Day 13: Puno
You'll be taken to Puno Lake and be transported by boat to the floating Islands of Uros. This ancestral society lives on artificial islands made out of totora, a weed that grows in the lake. Homes are built where the reeds are thickest and out door fires are used for cooking. You will also be taken to Taquile Island where its residents reflect the Inca Empire in their buildings. Enjoy some time exploring the area before having lunch. Afterwards we'll return you to your hotel.
Day 14: Puno-Lima-Home
On our way to the airport we'll stop at Sillustani, a peninsula of Umayo Lagoon. Here is the world's largest necropolis which stands out over 9 chullpas, huge and primitive stone mausoleums of over 12m high, designed with a wider top and a smaller base. This photo stop is your last in this wonderful country. We'll take you to the airport and you'll begin your long trek home.
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We have catered for groups of varying sizes in the past. Please get in touch, as I'm sure we will be able to help.
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