This football school tour to Peru can be customised to suit your students, with expertly matched fixtures, optional altitude training and an in-depth course on Inca anthropology. Here’s a sample football itinerary in Peru at a glance:
- Days 1-2 in Lima: Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Huaca Pucclana, Miraflores, Barranco, fixture
- Day 3 on Las Islas Ballestas: boat tour, Huacachina dune buggying
- Day 4 in Nazca: fly over the Nazca lines, fixture
- Days 5-7 in Arequipa: Plaza de Armas, Basilica, Mirador de Yanahuara, Santa Catalina Monastery, Colca Canyon, fixture
- Days 8-9 on Lake Titicaca: Uros islands, Amantani Island homestay, weaving masterclass on Taquile Island
- Days 10-13 in Cusco: Saqsaywaman, Qorikancha, lecture series on the Inca Empire, fixtures, Sacred Valley of the Incas, hot springs of Lares, Peruvian cooking class, Machu Picchu
Sports offered in Peru: football
Destinations offered in Peru: Lima, Las Islas Ballestas, Pisco, Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, Cusco
*Prices based on 30 students and 4 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Lima
Arrive at Lima airport and transfer to your accommodation.
Once you’ve settled in, get introduced to Peru with a city tour of Lima. Discover the history and cultural importance of famous sites, like the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and Huaca Pucclana, an archaeologically fascinating pyramid in the Miraflores district.
Spend the rest of the day getting acquainted with the city in your own time.
Day 2: Your First Fixture
Begin your day learning more about the city’s history. Explore Barranco, Lima’s artsy, bohemian neighbourhood and learn about its origin as a home for local fishermen.
Compete in the first fixture of your trip. Every fixture is expertly matched by our sports specialist, who researches your team, your team’s past matches and prospective opposition teams.
Day 3: The Ballestas Islands
Transfer to Paracas by coach.
Embark on a boat tour to Las Islas Ballestas. Keep your eye out for penguins, noisy sea lions and a huge variety of birdlife. After learning about the animal life of coastal Peru, head to Huacachina, a village surrounded by sand dunes, for some exhilarating dune buggying.
Day 4: Nazca
Fly from Pisco airport to Nazca. Be amazed as you pass over the Nazca lines, huge geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, created between 500BCE and 500CE.
Once you’ve arrived in the city, play in the second fixture of your trip.
Day 5: Arequipa
Take a short flight to Arequipa.
Begin with a city tour. Visit the Plaza de Armas – made of volcanic rock – Basilica and Mirador de Yanahuara, among other locations. Tour the Santa Catalina Monastery as well, build in 1579 and originally a cloister for Dominican nuns. Learn about how pollution is responsible for the deterioration of the volcanic sillar stone.
Day 6: Colca Canyon
Take a trip to the Colca Canyon. Learn about the geography of the canyon, as well as the local people’s traditions that date back to pre-Inca times. Head for the Mirador Cruz del Condor to spot condors.
Day 7: Fixture
Transfer back to Arequipa.
Play in your next fixture.
Day 8: Lake Titicaca
Hop on board a coach to Lake Titicaca.
Visit the floating Uros islands. Learn about how these totora reed islands were created by the Uros tribe, which pre-date Incan civilisation.
Tonight, your accommodation is a homestay on Amantani Island. Eat with a local family, who are part of the indigenous people of Peru.
Day 9: Taquile Island
Visit Taquile Island. Learn about its history as a former penal colony and how it’s now transformed into a weaving centre. Participate in a weaving masterclass to discover how the best handicrafts in Peru are created.
Day 10: Cusco
Transfer to Cusco via coach.
Go on a tour of Cusco city that focuses on learning about the Inca Empire. Head to Saqsaywaman, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, as well as Qorikancha, the most important temple in the Inca Empire.
Once you’ve seen the sights, listen to a fascinating lecture on the rise and fall of the Inca Empire.
Finish your busy day off with another fixture.
Day 11: Sacred Valley
Take a day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an area that was taken over by the Incan Empire in 1420. Learn about the Incan ruins and Inca-constructed agricultural terraces at Písac and the archaeology of Ollantaytambo.
Finish your day trip with a relaxing dip in hot springs of Lares.
Day 12: Peruvian Cooking Class
Begin your day with a lecture on the mysteries of Machu Picchu to deepen your knowledge about the Incan Empire.
Take an authentic Peruvian cooking class and dine on your delicious creations.
Day 13: Machu Picchu
You learned about Machu Picchu in yesterday’s lecture. Now it’s time to see it for yourself. It was only brought to international attention in the early 20th century.
Compete in the final fixture of your trip at Aguas Calientes.
Day 14: Home
Return to Cusco and fly home. It might be home time, but it’s not over. The sporting skills and teamwork developed will follow you back to the pitch at home.