By next spring chances are you will have spent countless hours buried in books or looking at your lap top or tablet. That’s been your world.
So instead of looking at screen savers, why not see one of the world’s most magnificent sites with your own eyes.
Next May, Humber has organized a trip to Peru, inviting 16 to 20 students to retrace the steps of the Incas, admire colonial cities, explore vibrant markets and meet the locals.
“Peru is very exotic with its different food, language and environment – it will really take students out of their typical elements,” said trip organizer Kevin Smith, a Program Coordinator in Humber’s Tourism Management program.
In fact, whether you are an experienced traveler, or have never been abroad before, Kevin believes this trip will blow your mind. “If you’re 19 and never left Toronto, this will be pretty eye opening,” he said.
From Peaks to Valleys
The 13-day trip includes visits to all of Peru’s top attractions.
You will visit the Cuzco region. Considered the heart and soul of Peru, Cuzco is a fascinating mix of Incan and Spanish culture.
The Sacred Valley on the outskirts of Cuzco is another highlight. This lush, fertile valley has long been the main source of food for the high Andes.
In this valley, you will learn about local culture as you tour bustling markets for hand-painted beads or warm ponchos, and maybe practice some of the local language, Quechua.
How about visiting the highest navigable lake in the world? Lake Titicaca sits at 3,820 m above sea level. You’ll tour the lake by boat, stopping at the Uros floating islands where you will be welcomed into local homes for a two-night stay.