Because we strongly believe that experiencing the culture of Central Peru is an essential part of understanding and connecting with the Spanish language, EXCEL offers these excursions to its students. at discounted rates.
Should you have any questions or comments about excursions offered by EXCEL. please contact us.
Your trip includes a first-class train ticket to and from Cusco, transportation to the ruins from the Machu Picchu train station, a guided tour of the ruins, and a hearty lunch in the town of MachuPicchu.
An EXCEL representative will pick you up from your home or hotel in the morning and take you to the train station to start yourjourney.
If you prefer you can do the four-day or two-day trek on the famous Inca Trail. If you would like to make the trek, you should be in good physical condition and have your own sleeping bag, hiking boots, rainwear and a good ﬂashlight. Several outﬁtters close to the Plaza de Armas stock a variety of camping equipment for sale or hire.
City Tour Cusco
It is a half-day trip to major attractions in Cusco and the surrounding area.
The tour generally includes stops at the temple of the Sun (an Inca ruin that survived the Spanish conquest and is now part of the church of Santo Domingo), the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas. Sacsayhuaman (the remains of an Inca fortress on the outskirts of town), and the smaller ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and Qenqo.
Sacred Valley Tour
This is a full-day tour includes stops at Pisac (to visit the Indian market), Urubamba and Ollantaytambo (tour of the pueblo and of the ruins). A buffet lunch in a restaurant in Urubamba is also included.
Students may substitute a day of river rafting for the Sacred Valley Tour.
Excel will be happy to help you arrange any trip that you would like to take through our connections with local travel agencies.
Some favorite excursions of Excel students include:
- River rafting in the Urubamba River
- Lake Titicaca
- La Paz - Bolivia
- Colca Canyon
- Nazca (home of the famous Nazca Lines)
- The Amazon River
Should you have any questions or comments about excursions offered by EXCEL. please contact us!!!