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Two Worlds of Peru: The Inca Highlands & the Amazon - 6/13 to 6/27/2025 - (Program #24828)

Program Summary

One journey, one country, two amazing worlds. Embark on a private riverboat voyage into the Peruvian Amazon — one of the most bio-diverse regions on earth — to discover its incredible natural beauty, intriguing wildlife and tribal villages. Experience a unique and colorful combination of ancient ruins, lively cities and local craft and culture. Then immerse yourself in the heart of Peru as you journey high into the Andes and deep into the Amazon. Explore Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley to learn how the Incas lived, farmed, communicated, worshipped and ruled.

Program Highlights
  • Experience the Amazon’s magnificence, observe wildlife in its natural environment and interact with local communities and cultures on a six-night riverboat voyage.
  • Soak up the ancient history of Machu Picchu, once an epicenter for the Inca, and absorb the thrilling beauty.
  • Visit Sacred Valley Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of indigenous girls and share lunch with the students and their teachers.
Program Prices (per person)
  • Accommodation 1: (Outside stateroom on observation deck) Double Occupancy: $7,499
  • Accommodation 2: (Balcony stateroom on upper deck) Double Occupancy:  $7,399
  • Accommodation 3: (Balcony stateroom on upper deck) Double Occupancy:  $7,399
  • Accommodation 3: (Outside stateroom on upper deck) Single Occupancy:  $10,499
  • Accommodation 4: (Outside stateroom on main deck)  Double Occupancy:  $6,999
Activity Level: Let's Go!

Walking 3-5 hours daily over irregular terrain including city streets, village paths, densely forested jungle and markets, getting in and out of tenders. Weather extremes can add to the difficulty, as do elevations of up to 12,300 feet.

Program Price Includes
  • 13 nights of accommodations
  • 33 meals: 13 B, 10 L, 10 D
  • 8 expert-led lectures
  • 27 field trips
  • 3 flights during the program
  • 3 hands-on experiences
  • Group travel and transfers throughout the program
  • A Group Leader to accompany you throughout the program to handle all logistics
  • Modest gratuities, taxes and destination fees
  • The Road Scholar Emergency and Travel Assistance Plan, including 24-hour assistance for medical and other emergencies
  • Hotel Antigua Miraflores, Lima, 2 days - Enjoy the elegance and character of a turn-of-the-century mansion with all the comforts.
  • La Perla, 6 nights - River cruise ship whose small draft allows it to visit places that are difficult to access.
  • Sonesta Posada del Inca, Urubamba, 2 nights - Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • El Mapi Hotel, Aguas Caliente, 1 night - Smart and contemporary hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo.
  • Costa Del Sol Ramada Cuzco, Cuzco, 2 nights - Four-star hotel.