Travel and Learn 2022: Machu Picchu and The Amazon Rainforest

You deserve a life-changing continuing education adventure that takes your breath away for ten special days. Join the University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education for a "bucket-list" opportunity to experience Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest. With our tour-rich itinerary and distinctively Peruvian hotel and meal experiences, you will be captivated every morning, afternoon, and evening by our planned events and those unplanned adventures that will steal your heart. No matter if you are a dental provider or a healthcare professional, you and your guests have the opportunity to attend breakfast seminars presented by international experts and Peruvian nonprofit innovators. Our hand-selected presenters will discuss geographic preservation, medicinal herbology, traditional healing, as well as on the ground efforts to advance health and education equity.

Register for Upcoming Sessions

September 23, 2022 7:00 am - October 2, 2022 8:30 pm

Session Location: 

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley Hotel
Palacio del Inka Hotel
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Eco-luxury Lodge

Course Number: CF2936

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants and their traveling partner

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Description

Continuing Dental Education Program

The continuing education preliminary program, including a presenter list, will be available on March 1, 2022. All presentations will occur during breakfast. With space permitting, registered attendees may invite one adult guest to attend presentations at no charge.

Nine Continuing Dental Education credits will be awarded. Non-dental providers may receive AMA Category 2 credits for their attendance.

Preliminary Travel Itinerary

We do not anticipate changes to the travel itinerary. However, should they become necessary, we will provide substitutions of equal value. 

Day One: September 23, 2022
  • Fly to Lima, Peru
  • Receive a hearty welcome and assistance from our on-site Peruvian team at the Lima airport
  • Travel to the nearby Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport Hotel
  • Enjoy an evening meal on your own
Day Two: September 24, 2022
  • Enjoy early breakfast at Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
  • Fly to Cusco; our flight departs at approximately 9:30 AM
  • Receive a welcome and assistance at the Cusco airport
  • Bus to the Sacred Valley
  • Visit the Pisac Ruins and Calca Market
  • Delight in a get-to-know-you farm-to-table lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari
  • Arrive at Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley Hotel
  • Sip cocktails, attend a pisco sour workshop and enjoy salty and sweet canapés in the garden
  • Savor dinner on your own or invite your new travel friends to join you
Day Three: September 25, 2022
  • Wake at the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley Hotel
  • Attend your first 1.5-hour continuing education breakfast program
  • Bus to Chinchero, a small colonial town built on Inca ruins
  • Appreciate the artistry of the traditional Andean weavers
  • Walk the Maras Salt Flats and Moray Ruins, enjoying a picnic lunch
  • Return to the hotel
  • Delight in dinner on your own or invite your new travel friends to join you
Day Four: September 26, 2022
  • Appreciate the morning splendor of the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley Hotel
  • Attend your second 1.5-hour continuing education breakfast program
  • Visit to Ollantaytambo
  • Enjoy lunch at Wayra while viewing a traditional Peruvian Paso Horse Show
  • Return to the hotel to refresh  
  • Soak in Peruvian culinary delights with dinner on your own
Day Five: September 27, 2022
  • Rise in the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley Hotel
  • Enjoy breakfast
  • Depart for the Vistadome train station in Ollantaytambo
  • Arrive in Aguas Calientes
  • Bus up to the citadel
  • Soak in the splendor of Machu Picchu
  • Take in lunch at Café Inkaterra, a blend of Andean cuisine and architecture, with a contemporary approach
  • Depart for the Vistadome train station and return to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer to Palacio del Inka Hotel
  • Appreciate our new hotel and Cusco, with dinner on your own
Day Six: September 28, 2022
  • Wake at the Palacio del Inka Hotel
  • Attend your third 1.5-hour continuing education breakfast program
  • Spend your day strolling through Cusco, the San Pedro Market, and the artsy San Blas neighborhood
  • Enjoy lunch at Pachapapa restaurant
  • Relish a dinner with new friends or enjoy the evening on your own
Day Seven: September 29, 2022
  • Rise in the morning at the Palacio del Inka Hotel
  • Attend your fourth 1.5-hour continuing education breakfast program
  • Bus to the Cusco airport for a mid-morning flight to Puerto Maldonado
  • Receive a welcome from the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica hotel staff at Puerto Maldonado airport
  • Travel to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Eco-luxury Lodge
  • Enjoy a light lunch
  • Explore the reserve
  • Appreciate the splendors of the Amazon with a traditional evening meal and cocktails
Day Eight: September 30, 2022
  • Awake in the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica 
  • Attend your fifth 1.5-hour continuing education breakfast program
  • Participate in a range of included excursions at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica throughout the day, led by hotel staff
  • Delight in both lunch and dinner  at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Day Nine: October 1, 2022
  • Appreciate the sunrise at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
  • Attend your sixth 1.5-hour continuing education breakfast program
  • Enjoy the second day of excursions or take in the spa 
  • Delight in lunch at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
  • Share your memorable events with the group during a farewell toast at the Canopy Center
  • Appreciate your final evening in the Amazon with a celebratory meal with your fellow travelers
Day Ten: October 2, 2022
  • Rise for your final morning at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
  • Enjoy breakfast
  • Bus to Puerto Maldonado airport
  • Fly from Puerto Maldonado to Lima
  • Receive assistance from our Peruvian team at the airport
  • Rest on your flight home, arriving with memories to last a lifetime