Peru - land of gold and the sun-worshipping Incas, the biggest empire in pre-Columbian America. From its tropical rainforests and indigenous tribes, to the towering Andes - where rural life has changed very little over the last four centuries - to the coastline dotted with Inca ruins, Peru is an extraordinary destination. This tour takes you on a journey from Lima, a modern city with a colonial past, through the Andes to Cusco and the lost city of Machu Picchu; the most magnificent legacy of the Incas.
See how both the Inca and Spanish empires left their mark on Peru as you journey through this fascinating land. This bespoke tour, supported by the Royal College of Midwives, combines a rich cultural programme with CPD professional visits. The visits examine midwifery in Peru, a country where the role of the midwife and natural birth is still developing.
Dame Cathy Warwick was Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives for 9 years and now works independently. Cathy is also Honorary Professor of Midwifery and an Honorary Professor of Midwifery at Kings College London. In 2006 she was awarded a CBE for services to Midwifery and Healthcare and in 2017 was made a Dame. Cathy lectures, writes and advises on midwifery issues with a particular interest in the organisation of care and the promotion of choice for women. Cathy has travelled widely both on her own and with her family, visiting midwifery units in America, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Professor Warwick has previously led successful midwifery study tours to China, India, South Africa, Nepal, Brazil, Cuba, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
* This Navy owned ship is active on the lake, so the visit will only be possible if the ship is docked in Puno.
$4,895 per person (ground only excluding international flights and airport transfers)