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Experience the Peruvian past and present, including indigenous villages, archaeological sites, rainforests and more!

June 2-11, 2020

If you are not a JCCC student but wish to enroll in the course, you can apply to the College as a nondegree-seeking student.

Site visits include:

  • Machu Picchu
  • Cusco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Lima

Please be advised that there will be a lot of walking and some easy hiking during the trip. Also, be aware that we will be staying in high-altitude areas in the mountains of Peru.


Dec. 1, 2019 – nonrefundable $200 deposit
Jan. 15, 2020 – payment $2,000
April 1, 2020 – payment $1,000

Fees paid before May 1 (minus the $200 nonrefundable deposit) that have not been passed on to a vendor will be refunded upon receipt of a written request. After that date, all fees paid are nonrefundable. Cancellation insurance is encouraged.

Pretrip meetings

Saturday, March 7, 2020: Trip orientation (Peru basics and travel tips)
Saturday, April 18, 2020: Cultural orientation (indigenous people and colonization and Peruvian current events)


$3,200 per person, double occupancy
$3,800 per person, single occupancy

Degree-seeking student? Apply for a Study Abroad scholarship up to $500.

Contact International Education:

Email International Education

Janette Jasperson
International Education Coordinator
COM 220
913-469-8500, ext. 3470

Cost includes:

  • Transportation from JCCC to Kansas City International Airport and back
  • Roundtrip airfare from Kansas City
  • All domestic flights in Peru
  • Airport transportation within Peru
  • Hotel (8 nights)
  • Gratuities to drivers and hotel staff
  • Two meals (welcome lunch upon arrival and farewell dinner)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Local transportation in Peru
  • Tours and guides
  • Admission to museums and sites
  • Guided Spanish language practice with locals in Cusco
  • Travel accident insurance provided by JCCC

Not included in cost:

  • Lunch and dinner for seven days
  • Miscellaneous gratuities
  • Incidental expenses (souvenirs and personal expenses)
  • Passport fees
  • Travel protection cancellation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tuition for GIST 101 (1 credit hour)


Samuel Sommerville
Professor, Foreign Language
Professor Sommerville's email
913-469-8500, ext. 4586

Tai Edwards
Associate Professor, History
Dr. Edwards' email
913-469-8500, ext. 4505


NOTE: Subject to change

  • Depart from Kansas City and arrive in Lima late at night
  • Stay in hotel in the modern district or Miraflores, within a short walk to the Pacific Ocean coast
  • Walking tour of historic center, the Plaza de Armas with the cathedral and monastery of San Francisco
  • Welcome lunch to enjoy original Peruvian cuisine
  • Visit the Larco Hererra museum of indigenous archaelogy
  • Fly from Lima to Cuzco
  • Walking tour of the historic city of Cusco with its Spanish colonial architecture (elevation 11,000 feet)
  • Transfer to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit a market in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Learn about pre-Incan food preservation and see the salt pans that have been used for centuries
  • Visit archeological sites in Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • Explore Inca cultivating terraces of Moray
  • Train trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Stay at hotel surrounded by rainforest in Aguas Calientes
  • Enjoy an early morning guided tour of the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Travel by train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Walking tour of archeological sites at Sacsayhuaman, Qenko and Tambomachay
  • Informal Spanish conversation with a local in Cusco
  • Trip to Siusa village to learn the traditional weaving, spinning and dying techniques of local indigenous weavers
  • Meal of traditional indigenous fare in Siusa village

Return to Lima and from there on to Kansas City

Arrive in Kansas City