Join the Ranks of the Great Explorers
May 16 - 25, 2015

Michael Aakhus, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and expert faculty representative, will be leading the trip.

Fantastic archeological treasures set amidst the soaring Andean peaks — this can only be Peru. Travel to Machu Picchu aboard the famed Vistadome train. Spend a night at the base of this “Lost City of the Incas” in a luxury hotel and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration. Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life from ancient times through present day during your stay in the Sacred Valley. Immerse yourself in Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Discover the exquisite Peruvian cuisine that combines diverse native ingredients and indigenous dishes with international culinary influences. Discover Lima’s colonial heritage and see why the “City of Kings” is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Map Your Journey

  •          Absorb the breathtaking views as you voyage through the Andes to Machu Picchu.
  •          Experience the adventure of a lifetime at Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas.”
  •          Explore Sacsayhuaman and other Inca fortresses surrounding Cuzco.
  •          Stroll through the colorful markets of Peru, including the famous Pisac village market.

Essential Experiences

Enjoy breathtaking views through domed cars on the famed Machu Picchu train as you voyage through the Andes to Machu Picchu.

Learn centuries-old Andean methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving traditional textiles with a visit to a living museum of the Peruvian Andes.

Explore the colourful markets of Peru, including the famous Pisac village market.

Savor the local cuisine during an exclusive culinary demonstration at your luxury hotel at the base of Machu Picchu.

Call Ken Meyer or Tracy Wilson at LifeStyle Tours, 812/682-4477, with your travel questions. You may also contact Janet Johnson at USI at 812/464-1928 or

Proceeds from alumni travel funds scholarships for USI students.
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, Indiana 47712 Phone 812/464-8600
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