10 or 12 days
Lima, Arequipa, Luquina, Puno (or add 2 day extension to Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cuzco)
When you fall in love with a country, falling in love with its language is inevitable—something you’ll begin to understand as you explore every side of Peru. While you’re there, embrace the country’s long-standing traditions, meet its locals and experience their way of life, and immerse yourself in Peru’s culture—one as vibrant and complex as the legendary textures woven there. And once you do, your love of Spanish and Peru’s indigenous languages will fall into place.
  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Lima • Arequipa

    Fly from Lima to Arequipa 

    Participate in a soccer activity with locals

  • Day 3: Arequipa • Colca Valley

    Today's Theme: Peruvian Symbolism

    Explore the importance of symbolism in Peruvian culture and build the language confidence to interact with local artisans


    Visit the Santa Catalina Monastery

    Travel to the Colca Valley

    Participate in a local artisan workshop, where you will:

    • Learn how to weave Peruvian patterns
    • Make chicha morada, an authentic Peruvian sweet corn drink
  • Day 4: Colca Valley

    Today's Theme: Incan Traditions

    Participate in an interactive language lesson on Peru's indigenous past before experiencing the daily life of rural Peruvians


    Visit Colca Canyon

    Enjoy lunch cooked in a traditional Peruvian earth oven called pachamanca

    Explore Colca Canyon on your own 

    Visit a local farm, where you will:

    • Learn how to milk cows
    • See how yogurt and cheese is made—and taste some, too

    Participate in a “pago”—a shaman ritual led by a local storyteller

  • Day 5: Colca Valley • Puno • Lake Titicaca

    Travel to Puno, then take a boat to the Luquina community on Lake Titicaca

    Experience a Luquina community welcome

  • Day 6: Lake Titicaca

    Today’s theme: Culinary traditions

    Practice your conversational Spanish (and food-related terms, very important!) during an interactive language lesson

    Stay in a local family guesthouse and experience daily life in Peru

    Participate in a Peruvian cooking class

    Enjoy kayaking on Lake Titicaca

  • Day 7: Lake Titicaca

    Today's Theme: Community and social entrepreneurship

    Learn how rural communities are adapting to a modern world from the locals living in it

    Participate in a Luquina community scavenger hunt 

    Say goodbye to the Luquina community with an evening celebration

  • Day 8: Luquina • Floating Islands • Puno

    Today's Theme: Peruvian Art

    Learn art-related terms and participate in art activities that build on your tour experience


    Visit Taquile Island 

    Take part in a weaving demonstration at a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Visit Uros Island

    Return to Puno 

  • Day 9: Puno • Lima • Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Explore Lima on your own

  • Day 10: Arrive home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Cuzco

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes

    Tour Machu Picchu with an expert local guide

    Return by train to the Sacred Valley

    Travel to Cuzco

  • Day 11: Cuzco • Lima • Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Visit the Choco Museo and participate in a chocolate workshop

    Explore Lima on your own

  • Day 12: Arrive home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Lima • Arequipa

    Fly from Lima to Arequipa 

    Participate in a soccer activity with locals

  • Day 3: Arequipa • Colca Valley

    Today's Theme: Peruvian Symbolism

    Explore the importance of symbolism in Peruvian culture and build the language confidence to interact with local artisans


    Visit the Santa Catalina Monastery

    Travel to the Colca Valley

    Participate in a local artisan workshop, where you will:

    • Learn how to weave Peruvian patterns
    • Make chicha morada, an authentic Peruvian sweet corn drink
  • Day 4: Colca Valley

    Today's Theme: Incan Traditions

    Participate in an interactive language lesson on Peru's indigenous past before experiencing the daily life of rural Peruvians


    Visit Colca Canyon

    Enjoy lunch cooked in a traditional Peruvian earth oven called pachamanca

    Explore Colca Canyon on your own 

    Visit a local farm, where you will:

    • Learn how to milk cows
    • See how yogurt and cheese is made—and taste some, too

    Participate in a “pago”—a shaman ritual led by a local storyteller

  • Day 5: Colca Valley • Puno • Lake Titicaca

    Travel to Puno, then take a boat to the Luquina community on Lake Titicaca

    Experience a Luquina community welcome

  • Day 6: Lake Titicaca

    Today’s theme: Culinary traditions

    Practice your conversational Spanish (and food-related terms, very important!) during an interactive language lesson

    Stay in a local family guesthouse and experience daily life in Peru

    Participate in a Peruvian cooking class

    Enjoy kayaking on Lake Titicaca

  • Day 7: Lake Titicaca

    Today's Theme: Community and social entrepreneurship

    Learn how rural communities are adapting to a modern world from the locals living in it

    Participate in a Luquina community scavenger hunt 

    Say goodbye to the Luquina community with an evening celebration

  • Day 8: Luquina • Floating Islands • Puno

    Today's Theme: Peruvian Art

    Learn art-related terms and participate in art activities that build on your tour experience


    Visit Taquile Island 

    Take part in a weaving demonstration at a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Visit Uros Island

    Return to Puno 

  • Day 9: Puno • Lima • Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Explore Lima on your own

  • Day 10: Arrive home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Cuzco

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes

    Tour Machu Picchu with an expert local guide

    Return by train to the Sacred Valley

    Travel to Cuzco

  • Day 11: Cuzco • Lima • Depart for home

    Fly to Lima

    Visit the Choco Museo and participate in a chocolate workshop

    Explore Lima on your own

  • Day 12: Arrive home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays (10 with extension) in hotels and family guest houses with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch included on days 3–8

  • Full-time Language Immersion Program Director

    Your bilingual Program Director is by your side 24/7, building your language confidence through lessons and providing cultural context throughout your trip—all while handling on-tour logistics everywhere you go.

  • Language lessons

    Interactive language learning with your Language Immersion Program Director

  • Experiential learning

    Soccer activity with locals; weaving and chicha morada workshop; pachamanca lunch; yogurt and cheese-making workshop; traditional pago offering ceremony; cooking class; scavenger hunt; (with extension: chocolate workshop)

  • Entrances

    Santa Catalina Monastery; the Colca Canyon; kayak experience; boat excursion to Taquile Island; boat excursion to Uros Island

  • weShare—Online engagement

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during, and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit

  • Continuous support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour emergency service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.
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