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An Exciting Experience

Students can experience an unforgettable adventure by joining one of our groups for a 13-day stay in Peru. They will live with typical Peruvian families allowing them to participate and be submerged in the culture. They will also receive the incomparable benefits of an increased fluency in Spanish, while at the same time enjoying a variety of exciting tours and activities in 3 different parts of the county.

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What to expect on this amazing tour

Cultural Immersion

Students stay in twos or threes with carefully selected host families for their stay, thus immersing themselves in the culture in a way not possible if they stay only in hotels.

Lessons Come to Life

Programs in language and history are specifically tailored to our students’ needs and levels. All students will receive a certificate from an internationally accredited school.

We Take Care of Everything

From airline tickets, consent forms, and payment forms — to host families and hotels, entrance fees, all meals, all transportation, and all the tips. We take care of everything so teachers, parents and tour organizers don’t have to.

Great Benefits for Teachers

CSLI offers the best reward points program for teachers available in the industry. We also make it possible for teachers to relax and enjoy their evenings with peace of mind knowing their students are taken care of.

Peru

Peru is the third largest country in South America, and has a very long history. The earliest inhabitants arrived there about 15,000 years ago and some of the first societies, including the Chavin, the Moche, and the Nazca began to emerge around the 30th century BC. One of the most important Peruvian cultures was the Inca, who lived there between the 12th and 16th centuries CE, and their capital, Cusco, is still a major city today. The Inca also built Machu Picchu, a famous and mysterious ancient city in the Andes. They where possibly the largest empire in the world in the early 16th century before being conquered by the Spanish in 1532.

Peru has an incredibly rich and varied biodiversity with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west, to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country, to the world’s largest rain forest — the Amazon in the east — which covers nearly half of Peru. On the Pacific Coast, many interesting plant and animal species have adapted to the dry desert climate. And off the coast, the Peru Current sustains vast numbers of fish and seabirds, including Humboldt penguins. The second highest mountain range in the world, The Andes, has peaks so tall and forbidding that the ancient Inca people thought they were gods. The rivers born in the Andes cross the western mountains towards the coast and the eastern slopes towards the jungle, with waters that flow into the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Peru is one of 17 mega-diverse countries of the world, with hundreds of endemic species of flora and fauna. The Peruvian Amazon alone, is home to more than 10,000 species, many of which are found only here. Much of this area is protected by a system of conservation areas and reserves.

The people of Peru are a mix of many different cultures, including Indians, Spaniards and other Europeans, descendants of African slaves, and Asians. It’s extremely multicultural with variety cultural activities and entertainment options and one of the richest and most prestigious cuisines in the world.

Return time and again and you still won’t see it all. Peru and its magnificent treasures await your visit!

A Beautiful Setting

Highlights of what you’ll experience on your 13-day trip to Peru

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca citadel situated on a ridge in the Andes Mountains, above the Urubamba valley. It’s well-known for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and its panoramic views. The Incas built it around the year 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Its exact former

Cusco

Cusco is a city in the Peruvian Andes, near the Urubamba Valley. It was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th century until the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, and is now the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Province of Cusco. In 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.

Arequipa

Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region and the country’s second most populous city. Surrounded by 3 volcanoes, the historic centre of Arequipa was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO due to its architecture and historical integrity. Its colonial buildings were constructed using sillar (a whitish volcanic rock), giving Arequipa its nickname the “White City” – the name by which Arequipa is often

Itinerary

Spring Break 2020

Day 1: Arrival in Peru

Fly to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima and meet your CSLI tour director. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima City Tour

Meet at reception for a guided tour of the Monastery of San Francisco, The Cathedral of Lima, Plaza de Armas and the Government Palace. Fly to Arequipa in the Afternoon.

Day 3: Orientation

Classes in the morning. Orientation around Arequipa and a visit to the market in the Afternoon.

Day 4: Arequipa City Tour

Classes in the morning. Afternoon visit to the Church of Saint Francis, the Church of saint Agustin, Plaza de Armas, los tambos, Casa Riketts and La Compania.

Day 5: Santa Catalina

Classes in the morning. Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery in the afternoon. Fiesta Witi-Witi in the evening.

Day 6: Peruvian Cooking

Classes in the morning. Traditional Peruvian cooking class in the afternoon.

Day 7: Maldonado School

Classes in the morning. Visit a local school for a friendly soccer or volleyball game in the afternoon.

Day 8: Arequipa Bus Tour

Guided tour of Sachaca and Yanahuara, Casa del Fundador, the Sabandia water mill, and the vicugna, llama and alpaca zoo.

Day 9: Departure to Cusco

Get ready to depart for Cusco and Machu Picchu in the morning – Say Goodbye to host family. Catch your flight to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 10: Cusco City Tour

Guided tour of The Coricancha (temple of the sun), Sacsayhua-man (Walled complex built by the Incas), Ollantaytambo (Inca archeological site) and the Cathedral of Santo Domingo.

Day 11: Macchu Picchu

Travel by train to Machu Picchu and spend the day discovering the most amazing Inca ruins. Return to Cusco by train in the evening.

Day 12: Cusco Handicrafts Market

Tour of Cusco handicrafts market with free time to do some shopping. Afternoon free to pack and prepare for the flight home. Transfer to the airport in the evening to catch your flight.

Day 13: Flight to Canada

Arrival home — End of trip.

Canada’s Best Educational Tours

CSLI has provided educational tour programs in Canada since 1997. Our main goal has always been to improve students’ language skills and self-confidence abroad while obtaining a unique first-hand look at the culture and people of the places they are visiting. Our focus on value and affordability, along with making our trips the most complete and of highest quality compared to our competitors is what truly makes a CSLI tour the best. We make all of the necessary arrangements for our tours, alleviating headaches for teachers and trip organizers making the trip more enjoyable and giving you time to truly explore the wonders abroad.

Canadian-owned and run

CSLI Tours is a family-owned Canadian company based in BC, driven by values and a real passion for travel. We have an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction and have never compromised on the quality of the services we provide. Every tour we offer was designed to inspire your students and enrich their learning experience, while increasing their self-confidence and understanding of other cultures.

Safety & security

For more than 22 years the safety of our groups has been our top priority. All of our tour directors are first aid certified and well-trained to manage challenging situations. We always have contingency and emergency plans in place and we are always available 24/7 through our direct contact line to provide assistance to teachers, students, parents and school administrators if anything comes up before or during the trip.

Complete reliability

As a group leader, your travel is absolutely free and includes all meals and accommodation at carefully selected hotels. Because one of our representatives will stay with you 100% of the time, the teachers get to relax during the evenings and explore the sights and sounds of the cities they visit. We’ll make all the room checks and ensure that each evening, the students are safe in their hotel suites or with their host families.


The CSLI Experience

Program price includes


  • Round-trip airfare from Vancouver on major carriers

  • All entrance fees to attractions as per itinerary

  • Three meals per day

  • All transportation by comfortable private motor coach

  • All the tips

  • All guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary

  • 10 overnight stays with host families and at hotels

  • Language and history lessons

  • 24/7 services from our professional tour director

  • Professional tour guides at all attractions as per itinerary

A deposit of $300 per person at the time of registration is required. A cancellation, medical insurance is mandatory, and can be purchased at time of enrollment. Payments can be made by cheque, Visa, MasterCard or American Express – a surcharge will apply for credit card payments. Taxes not included.