See Peru from a female point of view
Learn about the lives and legacy of Peru’s women on an illuminating 8-day adventure. Meet a woman running a food stall in downtown Lima and hear how her business supports her children’s education, get to know the women of the Umasbamba community and find out what weaving means to them, and dine at Mama Seledonia’s restaurant, providing employment and training to single mothers. With your local female leader at the helm, take on the iconic Inca Trail, a truly rewarding experience, then explore the spectacular site of Machu Picchu. This expedition will introduce you to extraordinary Peruvian women open to sharing their way of life.
Why you’ll love this trip
- Follow in the footsteps of the Incas as you spend four days trekking the iconic Inca trail, led by your local female leader and accompanied by female porters and your all-women group.
- Take a walking tour of downtown Lima and visit a food stall where you’ll pick up some snacks and meet the female owner to hear how the business has supported her children’s education.
- Learn about traditional techniques and the importance of weaving to the women of the Umasbamba community in the Sacred Valley, then join your hosts for a delicious homecooked lunch.
- Visit one of the world’s most spectacular sites – the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. With your local leader and a female guide, you’ll hear how history unfolded here from a female perspective.
- Dine at Mama Seledonia’s in Cusco, a restaurant that supports single mothers from underprivileged backgrounds by providing employment and culinary training.
Day 1: Lima
Day 2: Cusco
Day 3: Ollantaytambo
Day 4: Inca Trail (3100m)
Day 5: Inca Trail (3650m)
Day 6: Inca Trail (2650m)
Day 7: Machu Picchu (2430m) – Cusco
Day 8: Cusco
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Images courtesy of Intrepid Group