Office of Continuing Education &
8695 College Parkway
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
Phone #s: all area codes are 239
Continuing Education: 425-3270
Institute of Government: 425-3271
Renaissance Academy: 425-3272
Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 21 high-end, intimately sized, concierge-style excursions abroad. Through unique, custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, to visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, to experience another culture – its customs, cuisine, language and history – and to delight in conversation and laughter with fellow travelers who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. Our excursions generally include accommodations in four/five star hotels; most meals and gratuities; private English-speaking guides; deluxe motor coach transportation; and all entrance fees. Register online at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu to receive complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms or call 239-425-3272239-425-3272. Reserve early! Our exclusive excursionsare each limited to the 24 travelers.
September 1 - 11, 2014
11 days - Land, Air, Train, from $4,250 Per Person
A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural, Peru draws those eager to learn about the distant past – and encounter a fascinating present of colonial and indigenous influences. As our small group of just 24 guests take in some of the country’s highlights – Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca – we marvel at the riches of an intriguing land somewhat off the beaten path. Begin your 11-day discovery of Peru’s treasures in the capital of Lima with a city tour and visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. Next, fly to Cuzco, the archeological hub of the Americas. Acclimate to the high altitude as you tour the beautiful Sacred Valley, the Indian market at Pisac, and the extensive ruins at Ollantaytambo. Board the train for Machu Picchu—the stunning “Lost City of the Incas” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll enjoy two guided visits to these enigmatic ruins by staying overnight and taking advantage of prime viewing opportunities before the crowds arrive. Return to historic Cuzco and stop at the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an Incan masterpiece, then enjoy lunch in the home of a gracious Cuzco family. Travel overland through Peru’s scenic and rugged altiplano with its snow-capped mountains and remote villages to Lake Titicaca, one of the world’s highest navigable lakes. Spend a full day touring the lake and take a boat ride to the Floating Islands and Isla Taquile, known for the superb locally crafted textiles. Discover the Amazon’s amazing flora, fauna, and even villages on an optional 4-day/4-night post-tour extension. To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.