Discover Peru Escorted Trip

Postponed until May 2021

Cultural Adventures tours offer you the opportunity to learn about a fascinating culture as part of a very small group. You’ll enjoy select experiences away from the usual tourist sights during a visit that combines soft adventure with maximum comfort. Our Peruvian guides have extensive knowledge about the history, culture, flora & fauna of Peru. When you take a Cultural Adventures trip, you are supporting local people who provide information and services.


Trip Fee: $3695 per double occupancy - Single supplement available. Reserve by November 1 and save $100. Cultural Adventures alumnae save $100.

Included: All hotels, flights within Peru, land transportation, tours, entrance fees, airport transfers, guides, escort & 21 meals.
Not included: International flight to Peru, tips and personal expenses.
*Group size is limited to 10

Itinerary

May 12 

Arrive in Lima on your own. You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to our hotel. Hotel La Antigua Miraflores or equivalent.

May 13

City Tour, Lima

We’ll spend the day learning about historical and current day Lima. Lunch will be at a restaurant overlooking the harbor. The evening is free for you to explore the Miraflores district of Lima with its shops, parks, and cliff walk. You might decide to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L)

May 14

Arequipa City Tour

Today we fly to Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, located in the desert mountains of the Andes. This beautiful city is called the White City because it is almost completely built out of sillar, a kind of white volcanic stone. A city tour will introduce you to this unique place ending with a stop at the Santa Catalina Monastery. Casa Andina Hotel in Arequipa (B, L)

May 15-16

Colca Canyon

On our way to the canyon you’ll see magnificent highlands, pre-Inca agricultural terraces, and peaceful rural villages. Our drive to the town of Chivay, takes us to over 12,000 ft. above sea level. Before dinner we’ll visit the thermal waters in Catalina place. Casa Andina Hotel in Chivay (B, L)

This canyon is twice as deep as America’s Grand Canyon. A highlight of the day will be time to watch the Condors fly over the canyon. Return to Arequipa. Casa Andina (B, L)

May 17

Sacred Valley

After breakfast we’ll fly to Cusco and begin to experience the Peru of the Incas. In our private van we’ll drive through small villages and ancient ruins in the Sacred Valley. We’ll stay in Ollantaytambo, a town inhabited since the 13th century. Hotel Pakaritampu (B, L)

May 18

Ollantaytambo

Walking tour of Ollantaytambo, an ancient Inca town where inhabitants still follow traditional practices and customs. At the Fort you’ll have time to explore the archaeological complex built by the Incas as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces and an urban area, Those interested can climb to the top of the Fort for a wonderful view of the area. Other can explore the town and other local ruins. Hotel Pakaritampu (B, L)

May 19

Machu Picchu

From Ollantaytambo we'll board a morning train for Machu Picchu. This is about a 2-hour ride offering spectacular views of the Andes. On our arrival our guide will take us through the main areas of Machu Picchu. You’ll have time for photos as you walk along the ruins. An evening train will return us to our hotel in Ollantaytambo. (B, L)

May 20

Moray & Chinchero

On our way back to Cusco we’ll explore the famous salt mines of Moray and a Quechua weaving community to learn about Andean life and the weaving tradition. This evening you can enjoy a free folk dance performance. (B, L)

May 21

Cusco

A private tour of the major sights in Cusco with a knowledgeable local guide begins our day. Highlights include the Plaza de Armas (main square) and the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church (Koricancha). Afternoon is on your own for you to people watch at the Plaza de Armas, hike to one of the nearby Inca ruins, or enjoy a cool drink at a local cafe. This evening you will see the stars and learn about Inca astronomy at the Cusco Planetarium. Hotel Rumi Pumku (B, L)

May 22

Sacsayhuaman & San Pedro Market

Today we’ll visit two special areas of Cusco: the renowned fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuaman, famous for its cosmic energy. and the local San Pedro Market, one of the largest markets in Peru. After lunch there will be time to explore Cusco on your own, using your free museum pass. Tonight we’ll have a farewell dinner together at one of Cusco’s excellent restaurants. Hotel Rumi Pumku (B, D)

May 23

Lima

Morning free in Cusco. Afternoon fight to Lima Your flight home can be scheduled for 7 pm or later. (B)

An optional trip to the Nazca Lines is available after this trip, If you are interested, contact Connie at 317.908.1220 or cchamp@culturaladventures.info for detailed information. 

Participant’s Background Information

  • US citizens do not need a visa to visit Peru.
  • No immunizations are required for this trip.
  • Participants must be able to climb a few flights of stairs and walk on uneven surfaces up to a mile at a moderate pace over the course of the day.
  • Basic travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage is mandatory – insurance to cover trip cancellation is highly recommended.
  • Please check with me before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number of participants required to operate.
  • Deposit of $750 will reserve your spot. Payment of the balance is due by January 22, 2020. Refunds, less $100, will be returned upon written request until January 22, 2020. After this date, no refunds of any type will be made.

If you are ready to explore the Land of the Incas, send in your deposit of $750 now.
Write deposit checks to Cultural Adventures and mail to:
Connie Champlin, 129 Cranberry
Lane, Centerville, MA 02632

Connie Champlin

Email: cchamp@culturladventures.info
Phone: +1 317-908-1220 
Address: Connie Champlin 129 Cranberry
Lane, Centerville, MA 02632.

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