Day 01: September 29, 2019 
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: September 30, 2019

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: October 1, 2019 
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: October 2, 2019 
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 Miraflores hotel is an excellent location and has the convenience and services of a first-class hotel including Wi-Fi, onsite dining, fitness center and a heated rooftop pool. Guest rooms have a minibar, hairdryer, 24-hour room service and coffee maker. 

Overnight:  Innside by Meliá Lima Miraflores (or similar)

Meals: None

Day 02: Welcome to Lima
Morning Welcome and Orientation with your Journey Leaders will allow for time to meet your fellow travelers and receive information about this program. That will be followed by an orientation with your National Guide to receive additional information about Peru as well as today’s activities.

Begin your explorations of Lima starting with their main avenues, boulevards, and squares of Colonial Lima. First, visit San Francisco Convent built in the 17th century, and its “Catacombs” the ancient underground cemetery of Lima. Then, stop off at the Main Square to explore on foot and admire the exteriors of the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and the City Hall, all examples of Lima's still-present colonial architectural opulence.

Late this morning visit Huaca Pucllana, a vast network of open plazas and beguiling ancient stone masonry that forms a multilayered, towering pyramid, sitting proudly among the now urbanized district of Miraflores, one of Lima’s trendiest neighborhoods. Once the religious and administrative center for the coastal people of the Lima Culture (prevalent in the region from 150 to 700 A.D.) though later evolving into a vast cemetery for the Ychma people (900 – 1400 A.D.), Huaca Pucllana is a rare example of a well-preserved, sizeable ancient archaeological site in the heart of a modern-day, bustling city.  

Lunch will be provided at Huaca Pucllana’s restaurant.

This afternoon, head to the Pueblo Libre District and visit the Larco Museum, an eighteenth-century Viceregal mansion that houses more than 3,000 years of Peru's pre-Columbian history. The museum boasts a supremely fine collection of gold and silver jewelry and worship paraphernalia that demonstrates the superb skill of ancient Peruvian gold and silversmiths. The visit will be greatly enriched by the curator of the museum, who will provide in-depth explanations and serve as a unique conduit to the past. All areas are illuminated to showcase the beauty of the museum’s pieces.

Dinner will be provided this evening at the Café del Museo. 

Overnight:  Innside by Meliá Lima Miraflores (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Lima - Professional Meetings


Those attending the professional sessions will interact this morning in a panel session with various professional experts including nurses, government officials and other policy makers.

Invited representatives include officials from the Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) and ESSALUD, the Peruvian Nursing Association, and other key professional hosts who can discuss current information on prevalent illnesses, accidents, and needs for healthcare in Peru; the overall healthcare delivery system (traditional & non-traditional) in Peru; how the delivery of healthcare is organized and delivered; type of healthcare providers, their roles, and any provider shortage issues encountered in Peru; overall strengths and limitations of Peru’s healthcare delivery system; and future projected needs and plans.

A simple boxed lunch will be provided today to make the best use of your full day.

Later today visit a clinic or hospital in Lima, such as Hospital Victor Larco Herrera, before ending the day with a visit to a local nursing school such as the Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad Cayetano Heredia (UPCH).

Guest program: Accompanying guests will visit the Archaeology, Anthropology and History National Museum this morning. Head to the Pueblo Libre District to the old Colonial mansion housing this museum. It was an old residence of Peru’s viceroys and then of its liberators. Evidence of all cultures in the Peruvian civilization are exhibited in a chronological and didactic way, being the most interesting collections of Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Mochica, Huari, Chimu and Inca. After lunch, 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. The Barbosa Stern couple's interest in works of art from the Peruvian Viceregal Period drove them to acquire, restore, and preserve countless objects that they found to be of artistic importance.

Explore the city tonight with dinner on your own.
Overnight:   Innside by Meliá Lima Miraflores (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.

Casa Andina Premium Hotel is located just a few blocks from the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) and is a great location for exploring the town. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar, concierge and room service.

Lunch is on your own this afternoon.

This afternoon step back in time with a visit to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a colossal structure of enormous stones, carved and fitted together with incredible precision; Qenqo, the religious center; enjoy a panoramic view of Puca-Pucara, the red fortress; and then will visit Tambomachay with their water fountains. Afterwards, your tour continues in the Imperial City. Stroll through the Main Square to discover the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Finish your explorations with a visit to one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Qoricancha (the Golden Temple), a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God. The interior walls of the temple were said to have been covered in gold.

Discover the coast, the mountains and the jungle through every Peruvian dish while enjoying the most colorful traditional folkloric dances that explore their culture during dinner at Tunupa Restaurant. More than 3,000 traditional dances and around 500 typical dishes tell the story through costumes and melodies, ingredients and preparation of food.  You will experience the living legacy of the Peruvian people.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Andina(or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Sacred Valley Cultural Explorations

After breakfast at the hotel, head to the Sacred Valley via bus (1.5-hour drive). Pisaq is a beautiful location where Incan and Colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created the unique way of life of the local inhabitants. You will get a chance to explore this Pisaq Market and Pisaq Ruins today. The market is famous for its fine jewelry, ceramic and textile craftwork. A few miles away, you will drive past the slopes of the mountains that overlook the Vilcanota River where you will find the Archaeological Park of Pisac at its ruins site. The most notable of these is the solar calendar (INTIWATANA) that means, “Where the sun is tied”.

You will have a chance to learn about herbal and spiritual healing and the use botanicals by the local shamans and other natural healers later this morning. Visit the Felipe Marín Moreno Botanical Gardens to gain knowledge of the local medicinal plants. You will be accompanied by a mystic guide who specializes in traditional medicine to help educate the group on the topic.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant today.

The Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel was built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial hacienda of the 17th century, just 1.5 hours from the city of Cusco and 30 minutes from the train station in Ollantaytambo, in route to Machu Picchu.

Dinner is on your own this evening at the hotel. An optional evening seminar is planned with Journey Leaders on the Roy Adaptation Model, grantsmanship, and publications

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


​​Day 06: Professional Meetings and Community Immersion

This morning visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. Explore the large archaeological complex, which used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.

Immediately following, stop for a visit at the Ollantaytambo Rural Medical Clinic.  Spend time learning from the staff about access to care issues facing the clinic. Learn how they treat the local patients and current staffing challenges.

Experience the opportunity to meet and speak with an Andean Shaman. Explore the approach to health care delivery and treating illnesses in a location where spiritual healing is practiced. He will do a special blessing with traditional elements to shield the group against harm, evil intentions and bad energy while there.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant today.

Late this afternoon you will head to Machu Picchu, saying farewell to the Sacred Valley. Take the train to Machu Picchu, following the course of the Urubamba (or Vilcanota) River climbing down a canyon headed to Aguas Calientes.

Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi Hotel, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. Discover an efficient, lively and friendly atmosphere, welcoming guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. Enjoy the hotels amenities that include an onsite bar, café and spa. The hotel has Wi-Fi, oxygen upon request and a complimentary Pisco Sour drink from the bar! Rooms are equipped for your convenience with a hair dryer, bathroom amenities and mini bar.

Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant.
An additional optional evening seminar is planned this evening as well.

OvernightEl Mapi Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Machu Picchu 

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

For those with mobility concerns, guides will assist with adjusting your activity level accordingly.

Enjoy a privately-guided tour of the archaeological ruins of Machu Picchu with a specialized guide. 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. Your local guide will share cultural knowledge and insights. Explore the terraces, corridors, temples, 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 look 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.

Dinner is by individual arrangement.
Overnight: Casa Andina  (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08: Professional Exchange

This morning you will visit the Natural Medicine Center of Andahuaylillas. Meet with the staff to learn more about natural medicine and its benefits. Dr. Gladys Oblitas Zanabria, who is in charge, also works as a homeopath so will talk to the group about her beliefs that the body can cure itself through the use of tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. She is an author on the use and management of Bach flower therapy and its application in other areas of medicine.

Accompanying guests: Late this morning guests will take part in a culinary experience that starts with a visit to the open-air San Pedro market. Here you will learn about the region’s culinary history and unique ingredients. Take part in a fun culinary experience in a beautiful kitchen with individual cooking stations. Learn to cook exotic, delicious and healthy dishes with Red Quinoa, yellow aji and other ingredients that are a distinct part of our culture and heritage, but still easy to find anywhere in the world. Experience rich Peruvian flavors while learning from your local chef. You will take recipes home for the two dishes you prepare, in addition to a famous Peruvian pisco sour cocktail.

Lunch will be provided for the professionals today.

Enjoy some time to relax this afternoon after a very busy week. Explore independently or make use of the hotel’s amenities.

Say goodbye as you reflect and share memories over your farewell dinner at Map Café this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Casa Andina Hotel (or similar)

Day 09: Time to say goodbye

Depart for home this morning with a flight via Lima and onward to Miami. 

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.​​

Your journey leaders and Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles are collaborating to develop this educational activity. Continuing nursing education contact hours are currently being determined and will be submitted for approval under Department of Nursing BRN Provider #00335. 8 CEU contact hours will be sought.

CME Credits

IncludedNot Included
Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation

Costs to obtain a passport

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

Travel insurance

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

24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support

Partnerships in every country to which we travel


Peru: Lima, Cusco & Sacred Valley | 8 days | September 21 - September 29, 2019 | $5,399

​​​​​​​​​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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Cultural, Healthcare & Nursing Journey to Peru led by 

Dr. Trudi McFarland and Dr. Callista Roy

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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.

​​​​​​Leader Spotlight:  Dr. Callista Roy

​​Callista Roy, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is an adjunct professor and nurse theorist at Mount Mary’s University, Los Angeles and Professor Emeritus at the Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. She has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for most of her life. Her college education began with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in nursing at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles; followed by master’s degrees in pediatric nursing and sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Ph.D. in sociology at the same school. Her post-doctoral studies were in neuroscience nursing at University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Roy is a highly respected nurse theorist, known for her development and continual updating of the Roy Adaptation Model—a widely used framework for theory, practice, and research in nursing. Books on the model have been translated into many languages and the model is cited extensively in scholarly books and peer-reviewed journals worldwide. She has chaired and served on numerous doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Roy was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 1978 and honored as a Living Legend in 2007. Other awards received were for her contributions to advancing nursing science with the National League for Nursing Martha Rogers Award and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing Founders Award. An inaugural inductee into the Nurse Research Hall of Fame of Sigma Theta Tau International, Dr. Roy has also received six honorary doctoral degrees.   

Dr. Roy’s travel experiences include being an invited speaker, consultant, and PhD advisor in 37 countries

including Latin America: Mexico, El Salvador,

Columbia, Peru, Chile, Panama; Europe:

Ireland, England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden,

Denmark, Switzerland, France, Greece;

Asia-Middle East: Israel, Thailand, Japan,

Korea, China, India, Philippines; Australia;

USA; Canada.

Detailed Itinerary

Our Cultural, Healthcare & Nursing Journey will take you to Peru for a unique career enrichment experience! Explore Peru’s rich cultural heritage (including art, dance, music, literature, cuisine, architecture, beliefs and religion, language, communication) as you learn about their healthcare delivery system (including complementary and alternative medicine as well as ancient health techniques). Engage in meaningful interaction and collaboration with your counterparts as you examine healthcare provider education, nursing education, and models of care such as the Roy Adaptation Model; observe the type of healthcare provided for citizens across the lifespan; and explore the role of nurses. 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. Experience the natural beauty of Peru and discover its ancient civilizations! 8 CEU contact hours will be sought.


​​​​​​Leader Spotlight:  Dr. Trudi McFarland

​Gertrude K. (Trudi) McFarland, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the former Health Scientist Administrator of the Nursing Research Study Section, National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Nursing Education Consultant, Division of Nursing, Health Resources & Services Administration, US Public Health Service.  Dr. Trudi McFarland’s expertise includes psychiatric mental health nursing and mental health care of the elderly, clinical decision making and nursing diagnosis, as well as research administration and nursing education.  She has authored/co-authored numerous textbooks on nursing leadership and management, clinical practice, psychiatric mental health nursing, and nursing diagnoses: many texts have been translated into other languages including Spanish. Dr. McFarland has extensive international experience including leading a number of international delegations, most recently to Cuba in 2015, 2016; Argentina/Chile in 2017; presenting lectures and workshops in numerous countries; and being fluent in other languages including intermediate Spanish.

  • 2015 Alumni Legacy Award for Outstanding Career Achievement, University of Cincinnati
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • North American Nursing Diagnoses Association (NANDA) Unique Contribution Award
  • NIH Director’s Award
  • US Public Health Service Special Recognition Award, Washington, DC
  • NIH Award of Merit for Exemplary Service to the Extramural Programs of NIH and the nursing community
  • NIH Merit Award
  • NIH Center for Scientific Review Group Award
  • Nursing Life’s Outstanding Book for Nurses Award: Nursing Leadership & Management
  • AJN Book of the Year Awards: Nursing                              Leadership & Management; Pocket                                                    Guide to Nursing Diagnoses;                                                    Classification of Nursing Diagnoses;                                                Mosby’s Clinical Nursing; Psychiatric                                                  Mental Health Nursing
  • University of Cincinnati, Distinguished                                        Alumnus Award

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