Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

​​​​​​Leader Spotlight:  Dr. Camila Alire

Dr. Camila Alire is Dean Emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. She serves as the lead consultant for Alire and Associates.  Camila received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and an MLS from the University of Denver.

Recognized as a library leader, Camila is past president of ALA (American Library Association), ACRL (Association for College and Research Libraries) and national REFORMA (Association to Promote Library and Information Services for Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking) and Reforma Colorado. She is also a member of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

Scholarly works co-authored by Camila include the following four books: Management Basics for Information Professionals; Academic Librarianship; Academic Librarians as Emotionally Intelligent Leaders; and Serving Latino Communities (2 editions). Camila also edited Library Disaster Planning and Recovery Handbook and wrote four chapters.

Awards, honors, and recognitions received by Camila include her appointment by President Obama to serve on the National Council on the Humanities where she currently serves. In 2011, she was honored with the ALA/Lippincott Award for Distinguished Service; the CALA (Chinese American Library Association) Presidential Recognition Award, and the ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award. She was awarded the ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change award and the national REFORMA’s Librarian of the Year award. In recognition for her national advocacy efforts, Camila was a honored on the ALA/ALTA National Advocacy Honor Roll and MPLA’s (Mountain Plains Library Association) Legislative Leadership Award. She was a two-time recipient of the Colorado Library Association’s Exemplary Library Services to Ethnic Populations Award presented in 1998 & 1995.

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education alumni board has honored Camila on the College’s inaugural Wall of Fame. The College recognized her with the Leaders in Learning Award. The University of Denver named her one of the Outstanding Alumni for its Masters Week. Additionally, Camila received the University of Colorado’s University Medal.

Camila has led library delegations to China (2),

Russia, and Israel. She has served as a keynote

speaker at conferences  nationally and

internationally and has presented

in Argentina, Mexico, Canada, China [Beijing,

Hong Kong, Shanghai, Changchun, Zhuhai,

Taiyuan], Spain [Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza],

England, and Italy.

Peru: Amazon Rainforest |  4 Days|  December 2-5 2018 | $1,499


Peru: Lima & Cusco  | 8 days | November 25 - December 2, 2018 | $5,499

Tambopata National Reserve is in the Peruvian Amazon Basin south of the Madre de Dios River in Tambopata Province’s
Inambari and Tambopata districts. It was created on January 26, 1990, to protect the forests adjacent to the rivers Heath and
Tambopata that have two important ecosystems and are noted for their biodiversity, representing native flora and fauna with
165 species and 41 families of trees, 103 species of mammals, 1300 species of butterflies, and 90 species of amphibians.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Detailed Itinerary

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Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

International airfare (from designated US gateway city)

Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city

All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)

Accommodations in four to five star hotels

24/7 professional English speaking guide

Individual departure taxes (where applicable)

Fees for all services, most tips and taxes

Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details

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Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary

10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country

Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession

Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession

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Partnerships in every country to which we travel


Our Library & Information Services Journey will take you to Peru for an 8 day career enrichment experience! Explore Peru’s rich cultural heritage as you learn about their library services including visits to local public and university libraries and interaction with experts in the field from the Peruvian Library Association. Engage in meaningful interaction and collaboration with your counterparts as you explore Peru’s libraries to get a better understanding of their successes in meeting their specific missions; and to identify potential collaboration/partnerships. In addition to the career enrichment opportunities, you will explore the ancient site of Machu Picchu​, to learn about Peru's culture past and present as you meet with an expert expedition guide.​


​​​​​​​​​National Guide Spotlight: 

Daniel Flores

My country inspires me with all its greatness, its breathtaking landscapes, its fascinating culture, its rich and interesting history, its amazing biodiversity and ecosystems, its transcendental mysticism.  This makes me strive every day to make sure that our travellers trips turn into a memorable and unique experience.

I have a deep interest in connecting to the people and local communities. It gives me a great opportunity to share my passion making a sustainable difference in the lives of people and places of significant need.
As a family man, I love to spend time with my kids doing different outdoor activities and getting involved to make a better world sharing with others.

I studied ­Business Administration at Instituto Peruano de Administración de Empresas, studied at

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

School of Sales and Business and at

Cenfotur School of Tourism.  

I look forward to sharing my love of my country with you.

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Day 01: December 2, 2018 
Fly from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado this morning. Upon arriving in Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by one of the lodge’s representatives, who will assist the group with check-in before you head to the river port to board the boat that will take you to Reserva Amazónica, one of the best lodges in the region. Upon arrival enjoy a brief tour of the lodge and hear from their resort team about the excursions available and meal information.

On the first day, we recommend that you discover the jungle through a guided tour along the trail network of the Inkaterra Nature Reserve, where you will discover the marvelous Amazon River Basin and have excellent opportunities to see some of the birds and insects that live in the area. Once the guided tour ends, you will be invited to take an evening boat tour on the Madre de Dios River and experience nightfall on the river. Witness the fantastic transformation of the jungle as the various creatures active in daylight are replaced by new species, totally adapted to the night.

Overnight:  Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 02: December 3, 2018

After breakfast, you will have a chance to visit Lake Sandoval in the Reserva Nacional de Tambopata (Tambopata National Reserve), a nature lover’s paradise. Enjoy exceptional views on the lake as you canoe across its waters.

In the afternoon, enjoy the canopy walkway back at your resort. Here you will be able to observe the many animal species that make their home in the treetops as you climb the first tower, 95 feet (29 m) above the ground. Get ready to walk through the treetops of the tropical forest for more than a quarter of a mile on the extensive network of suspension bridges that connect eight observation platforms. After descending from the canopy, you will experience the Anaconda Walk (650 feet [200 m] of wooden bridges spanning the Aguajales Swamp), where you will be able to observe different species of amphibians, birds, mammals, and tropical plant life.

Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: December 4, 2018 
You will journey along a portion of the Madre de Dios River to reach your next destination: Gamitana Creek, home to piranhas, caimans, turtles, and a large variety of birds. After exploring the creek, you will return by river and stop to visit the Gamitana Model Farm, where you will get an idea of how a farm operates in the jungle and will get to see the products produced there.

In the afternoon, you will journey to the Hacienda Concepción, an incredible botanical garden home to more than 200 species of plants native to the rainforest. Then, you will take an amazing 30-minute canoe trip in search of turtles, nightjars, and exotic herons.

After dinner, you will take a nighttime trek on the trail network at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Lodge and will enter into the secondary forest. For around two hours, you will enjoy the concert of natural sounds created by the jungle. Prepare yourself to encounter new animals that are only active at night.

Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: December 5, 2018 
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you leave. You will travel 45 minutes upstream to Puerto Maldonado on the Madre de Dios River. On the way, you will visit the Butterfly House, a nursery where you will be able to observe various native species of butterflies in their natural habitat.

Depart for the airport for your return flight to Lima. Continue onward to your international flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and sightseeing locations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

Day 01: Travel to Lima, Peru
Depart from Miami and arrive in Lima, Peru this evening. The stunning beauty and friendly people alone are worth a visit! Meal service will be provided on your flight to Peru today.

Upon arrival this evening, the group will be met and transferred for check-in at your lovely local hotel. 

Your centrally located Jose Antonio Deluxe Hotel offers all the convenience, amenities, and services of a four-star hotel with free Wi-Fi and upscale amenities. With onsite restaurant and bar facilities for your convenience, you might also have time to use their gym, spa, and pool. Rooms have a mini bar, laptop-size safe and a hairdryer. The hotel is a ten-minute walk from the Miraflores area.

Overnight:  Jose Antonio Deluxe (or similar)

Meals: None

Day 02: Lima - Professional Meetings
Professional members will spend the day meeting with your Peruvian counterparts. Begin your program with a meeting with the Peruvian Library Association (or similar) to discuss Peru’s library system and services and the role the association plays within that system.

Continue this afternoon with a visit to a local university library, such as the Catholic University of Lima, to meet with their Graduate School of Library Management to learn about the major innovations and challenges facing their faculty.

Mission of the program: This primary objective for this trip is for U.S. librarians is to explore Peru’s libraries to get a better understanding of their successes in meeting their specific missions; any innovations they have developed; the major challenges/issues they are dealing with in their libraries; and to identify potential collaboration/partnerships.

Guest program: Today accompanying guests will explore Peru’s capital, a rich kaleidoscope of colonial architecture, revered pre-Columbian sites, charming residential areas, and vibrant shopping districts perched over the blue Pacific. See the 16th century Plaza Mayor (main square) still graced by the government palace, city hall and a cathedral. Continue on to see the San Francisco Convent, built in the 17th century, and its “catacombs” that functioned as an ancient underground cemetery. The tour continues along the city’s lovely Pacific coast through the enchanting neighborhoods of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar. Discover colonial art in the Barbosa-Stern Collection. Since 1966, Eduardo Barbosa and his wife Silvia Stern have collected an impressive compilation of Spanish colonial art.

Lunch will be provided this afternoon. Your welcome dinner is at a local restaurant.

Overnight:  Jose Antonio Deluxe (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Lima - Cultural Exploration and Professional Meetings

Start your day with a curator-guided tour of the unique Larco Museum. Gain insight into 3,000 years of Peru’s cultural history viewing a vast array of artifacts that comprise the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world.  Enjoy lunch at the onsite Café del Museuo.

This afternoon, continue your professional exploration with a visit to a public library such as the Biblioteca Municipal de Lima (Municipal Library of Peru). Tour the library and meet with representatives to continue your discussions around the role librarians play in promoting literacy among the populace.

Guest program:This afternoon, guests will take a stroll around Barranco, considered to be the city's most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Peru's leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. In the 19th-century, it was a very fashionable beach resort for the Limeño aristocracy, and many people used to spend the summer here. While there visit the Pedro de Osma Museum which exhibits Peruvian artistic pieces from the fifth to the eighteenth century. Paintings from the eighteenth-century Cuzco school are among the highlighted pieces of the viceregal art collection.

 Dinner is by individual arrangement (own expense).

Overnight:  Jose Antonia Deluxe (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Fly to Cusco

Immediately after breakfast, depart the hotel for your flight to Cusco. Elevated approximately 11,100 feet above sea level, Cusco is a World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Inca Empire. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant after arrival before hotel check-in.

Altitude Sickness - We recommend you check with your personal physician to see if an altitude sickness medication is right for you. Those who live at sea level or a lower elevation should pay particular attention.

Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Inca city. Built in a colonial mansion of the XVI century, it displays several paintings of the Cuzco school, colonial sculptures and carvings that transport us to the greatness of the time. The elegant rooms are equipped with intelligent oxygen system and heating floor in the bathrooms for a great stay.

Enjoy some time to rest and acclimate this afternoon before heading out on an exploration of the Imperial City. Stroll through the Main Square, where you will see the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. Continue on to see Qoricancha (the Golden Temple), dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold.

Dinner will be provided at Inka Grill Restaurant.

Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05:Cusco - Professional Program

Continue your professional exchange today with plans to visit a university library such as the National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cuzco as well as a public library such as Biblioteca Publica de Cuzco.

One of the biggest advantages to international travel includes bridging the educational and cultural gap between information professionals. Continue discussions around some of the innovations happening in the field and the status of information technology in Peruvian libraries and to what extent IT is implemented.

Lunch & dinner will be provided today.

Guest program: Today, guests will enjoy a mix of past and present, beginning with the Cementerio General de la Almudena in Cusco (Almudena Cemetery), where Catholic beliefs syncretize with Andean cosmovision, indicative of true Cusco culture. Built in 1845, the cemetery preserves a part of the city's history from the Republican era and shows artistic representations of that period’s cultural imagination. Next, explore the San Pedro Market, Cusco’s main street market, inundated with aromas, tastes, sights, and colors of the local products of the Cusco region. To complete the day, discover Sacsayhuaman, a colossal structure of enormous stones, carved and fitted together with incredible precision. At this Inca archaeological site, we will have a beautiful overlook views of the city of Cusco.

Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

​​Day 06: Explore Machu Picchu

Please note: Today’s itinerary includes moderate physical activity with some low-difficulty hiking.

Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu this morning. During the journey, see the hanging bridge that signals the start of the Inca Trail, following the course of the Urubamba (or Vilcanota) River climbing down a canyon headed to Aguas Calientes. Continue from there to board the mini-buses up to the remnants of the Sacred Citadel of the Incas.

Enjoy your privately-guided tour of the archaeological ruins of Machu Picchu early this morning. Known as one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world, the Andean mountaintop was used by the Inca people as the foundation of hundreds of stone structures, with construction starting in the early 1400s.

Explore the terraces, corridors, temples, the solar clock (Intihuatana), and other sacred places within the citadel. Lunch will be provided at the Sanctuary Lodge after your morning tour and lecture with your guide.

Stop at the central market to peruse for local souvenirs near the train station.

Take the train back to Cusco late this afternoon where you will check back into your Cusco hotel and have time for a late dinner on your own arrangement. Food and beverage options will also be available for purchase on the train.

OvernightAranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 07: Cusco, Humanitarian Visit and free time

This morning you will spend visiting a local non-profit or other humanitarian organization in Cusco. This could be an orphanage like the one dedicated to local girls in the community. A donation will be made on your behalf to the organization chosen for the visit. Spend time with the staff giving back in a meaningful way. This may include helping with a project or just spending time and getting to know their stories.

Lunch will be on your own arrangement after you are dropped off at the hotel for some time to explore on your own.  Your well-located hotel will make exploring the neighborhood very easy. The hotel is located near Regocijo Square, 2 blocks from the Main Square of Cusco.

Say goodbye as you reflect and share memories over a farewell dinner and show at the Tunupa Restaurant. Enjoy a Pisco Sour drink this evening as you celebrate the end of what we believe will be a fantastic program and the chance to make some new friends.!

*We recommend you pack your bags and settle your incidental expenses as you will depart early the following morning for the airport for your flight back to Lima and onward to the U.S.

Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 08: Time to Say Goodbye

Depart this morning for home (flying back through Lima).

Meals: Breakfast

Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

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Library & Information Services Journey to Peru 

led by Dr. Camila Alire