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Alumni Travel: Peru

  • March 25, 2018–April 10, 2018
  • Off Campus
  • $5,995 based on double occupancy

Not only will you explore ancient Nazca artworks, Incan monuments, and the country’s Spanish influence, but you will be a part of the country’s Easter celebration! And if 17 days in Peru is not enough, you are welcome to join the 5-day extension to the Amazon Jungle.


  • Good Friday and Easter in Arequipa, with solemn and colorful processions and the Easter Fire ceremony
  • Colonial downtown tour, cultural show with traditional Peruvian dances and music, plus shopping in Lima
  • Flight over the famous Nazca lines, dune buggy ride at the Huacachina Oasis and wine tasting in Bodega Tacama
  • Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon
  • Boat tour of Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands (Islas Uros)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Amazon extension: Hiking, bird watching, piranha fishing, Monkey Island, Yagua Indian village

For more information, see trip details in the tour brochure. If you would like to receive a print copy of this brochure, email

Activity level

Participants must be prepared for uneven walking surfaces and high-altitude travel. The tour reaches a peak altitude of 12,700 feet in Chucuito.

Hosted by Neal and Marilyn Bierling

Neal Bierling is an archaeologist and teacher with experience in pre-Inca and Inca cultures. Marilyn Bierling is a Calvin professor of Spanish emerita who has directed 10 semester abroad programs in Peru and other countries.

Tour cost

Peru: Ancient and Modern Marvels (17 days)
$5,995 per person from Grand Rapids, based on double occupancy
Single supplement: $595

Optional Amazon Jungle extension (5 days)
$1,495 per person, based on double occupancy
Single supplement: $75


This trip is now FULL. Contact the Witte Travel website about the possibility of joining a wait list.

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