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NWC News Desk

Explore Peru during spring 2020 field studies trip

Posted May 13, 2019
By NWC News Desk

Area residents are invited to join Northwest College Intercultural Programs on a nine-day excursion to Peru during March 2020.

Led by NWC Intercultural Program Manager Amanda Enriquez, travelers will explore Peru, visit its energetic capital of Lima and trace Spain’s influence to modern day. The group will depart from Billings March 7 and return March 15.

After flying to Peru and meeting the tour director, travelers will take a guided tour of Lima with a local expert. Individuals can expect to see Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral of Lima, the Larco Museum and the San Francisco Monastery. In addition, the group will take a walking tour of Miraflores. Individuals also have the option of partaking in a ceviche cooking class.

Day Three continues with exploration of Cuzco, a tour of the Korikancha Temple with an expert local guide and dinner in the Sacred Valley.

The next day, the group will have the opportunity to further explore the Sacred Valley by experiencing a Peruvian weaving demonstration, visiting the Maras salt ponds and touring Ollantaytambo with a guide.

The group will then travel by train to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu to enjoy a tour and dinner.

Day Six of the excursion continues with a train ride to Ollantaytambo and Pisac to Cuzco, where travelers will visit the Pablo Seminario, the Indian Market in Pisac and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress.

The trip begins to wrap up on Day Seven with exploration of Cuzco and the chance to experience a local community program.

The group will fly to Lima on Day Eight and board either an overnight or early morning flight home.

Total cost for the trip per person is $4,040, or $439 per month, which includes round-trip airfare, accommodations, on-tour transportation, regional-style meals, curriculum integration, a full-time tour director, expert local guides and entrance to prominent sightseeing destinations.

To learn more, contact Enriquez at 307-754-6424 or email her at Amanda.Enriquez@nwc.edu.

For those interested in enrolling, visit https://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/2197328HC.