Day 1: Sunday, April 15 | Lima
Arrive in Lima, Peru on Sunday, April 15th. Check into the Jose Antonio Deluxe hotel. Once settled check in with the Expedition Coordinator at your hotel.
Day 2: Monday, April 16 | Lima
You will experience a memorable day meeting the staff and clients of Mentors Peru. Meet the families of these industrious entrepreneurs and witness first-hand the difference a small loan, business training, and mentoring can make in the lives of these innovative families. You will also have some free time in the evening to explore the city.
Day 3: Tuesday, April 17 | LIMA
Visit Mentors Peru clients in the Huaral province. Experience their hard working and friendly way of life.
Day 4: Wednesday, April 18 | Transfer to Cusco
Transfer to the airport and fly to Cusco. Explore the city of Cusco, also called the Imperial City. Our excursion starts at the Koricancha temple, an ancient Inca palace, and center of worship of the sun god. Then on to the Main Square, where you will visit the cathedral, the most important religious building in the city. Our excursion continues to the Sacsayhuamán fortress, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Then to Kenko, where the sun, moon, and stars were worshiped. Next, we will visit the ancient Inca ruins at Puca-Pucara. Finally, visit the Inka’s Expression art workshop, where you will be able to see local artists working in silver, paint, and wood. Lodging at San Agustin Plaza hotel.
Day 5: Thursday, April 19 | Valle Sagrado
Explore Moray, an interesting archaeological site in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. See the enormous terraces built by the Incas as a botanical laboratory. Then visit the Maras Salt Pans, which produces the world’s finest salt: “Sal de Maras”. Finally, on the return journey, you will stop at the Urubamba vantage point for a panoramic view of the area. Lodging at Hacienda del Valle hotel.
Day 6: Friday, April 20 | Machu Picchu
Experience one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Your excursion starts with a scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. When you arrive at Machu Pichu enjoy a privately guided tour, with free time to explore on your own, relax and take some impressive photos. Later, you return to the train for the return back to Cuzco. Lodging at San Agustin Plaza hotel.
Day 7: Saturday, April 21 | Travel Day
Sleep in and relax after a long day at Machu Picchu. In the afternoon you will fly back to Lima. Arrangements have been made to store your luggage at the airport while the group enjoys a final dinner together before your return flight that evening. You will arrive home on Sunday, April 22nd.
Step 1: Contact Mentors International at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up.
Step 2: Complete our Expedition Application.
Step 4: Payment for this expedition is due by March 1, 2018
Step 5: Prepare for departure. Make sure your passport is in order. Purchase your airline tickets. If you are going to book your ticket through Delta, we ask that you add our SkyBonus account number (US841226194) to your SkyMiles profile prior to purchase. You still earn your miles but Mentors also gets mileage credit without taking away from your miles. Consult your doctor for any necessary immunizations and vaccines.
Summary of Costs:
Total cost of this expedition is $1,750 (payment to Mentors International)
Includes: all meals and beverages, gratuity, local transportation, hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy and excluding incidentals), translation services, security, partner and staff costs.
Does not include: U.S. – Peru round trip airfare, travel insurance, immunizations, incidentals, passports, souvenirs and tips.