An Exciting Experience
Experience an unforgettable adventure by joining us for a 13-day stay in Peru. Students will live with typical Peruvian families, allowing them to participate and be immersed in the language and culture. They’ll gain an intimate knowledge of this incredible country while enjoying conducted trips to different cultural and historical sites like Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.
What to expect on this amazing tour
Peru is the third largest country in South America, situated on the western side of the continent straddling the Andes mountain range. The earliest inhabitants arrived there about 15,000 years ago and some of the first societies 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. The Inca built Machu Picchu, a famous and mysterious ancient city in the Andes, and their capital, Cusco, is still a major city today. They were 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 the country. The people of Peru are a mix of many different cultures, including Indians, Spaniards and other Europeans, Africans 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.
A Beautiful Setting
Highlights of what you’ll experience on your 13-day trip to Peru
Day 1: Arrival in PeruFly to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima and meet your CSLI tour director. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Lima City TourMeet 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: OrientationClasses in the morning. Orientation around Arequipa and a visit to the market in the Afternoon.
Day 4: Arequipa City TourClasses 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 CatalinaClasses in the morning. Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery in the afternoon. Peruvian fiesta in the evening.
Day 6: Peruvian cookingClasses in the morning. Traditional Peruvian cooking class in the afternoon.
Day 7: Maldonado SchoolClasses in the morning. Visit a local high school for a friendly soccer or volleyball game in the afternoon.
Day 8: Sightseeing tourGuided tour of Sachaca and Yana-huara, Casa del Fundador, the Sabandia water mill, and the vicugna, llama and alpaca zoo.
Day 9: Departure to cuscoGet 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 tourGuided tour of The Coricancha (temple of the sun), Sacsayhuaman (Walled complex built by the Inca), Ollantaytambo (Inca archeological site) and the Cathedral of Santo Domingo.
Day 11: Macchu PicchuTravel by train to Machu Picchu and spend the day discovering these legendary Inca ruins. Return to Cusco by train in the evening.
Day 12: Cusco handicrafts marketVisit to the 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: Departure from PeruTransfer to the airport — 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.
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.