Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox


Faculty: Kevin Jones
Meeting time: Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm

Student Cost: $2,200

This course will study the culture, history, vegetation and wildlife of Peru, the Incan Empire, and the Amazon River.  We will experience Lima, the largest city in Peru with all the food, dancing, industry, and culture it has to offer.  We will travel to the ancient ruins of the Incan Empire in Machu Picchu and explore the history behind this advanced civilization.  Special attention will be given to how the Inca’s lived and thrived and how the Spanish caused their demise.  The Incan religious and political traditions will be studied. 

Traveling to the Amazon River will include fishing for piranha, boating trips, hiking excursions, and a trip through the canopy of the Rain Forest.  Students will have opportunities to explore the mysteries of the Amazon from the natives living along the river, to the marine life in the river, to the animals living and thriving alongside the river, and to the vegetation in, on and around the river. 

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1 - Leave Portland for Lima, Peru

Day 2  – Arrive in Lima, Huaca Pucllana Ruins

Day 3 – City Tour

Day 4 – Cooking Class and Local Market

Day 5  - ICA-PARACAS – sand dunes

Day 6  - Fly to Amazon River

Day 7  - Amazon River

Day 8 – Amazon River

Day 9  - Amazon River

Day 10 – Fly to Cusco

Day 11 – Cusco City Tour

Day 12  - Sacred Valley

Day 13 -  Sacred Valley

Day 14
– Train to Machu Picchu

Day 15 –
Machu Picchu

Day 16
– Train to Cusco

Day 17 –
Fly to Lake Titicaca for Homestay

Day 18 –
Home Stay with Incan family

Day 19 –
Lake Titicacca

Day 20 –
Bus back to Cusco

Day 21 –
Begin flights back to Portland

Day 22
– Arrive in Portland