Discover Peru Escorted Trip

April 23 - May 3, 2019

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: $3495 per double occupancy; Single supplement available or I will try and match you with a roommate. Cultural Adventures alumnae receive a $100 discount.

Included: All hotels, flights within Peru, land transportation, tours, entrance fees, airport transfers, guides, escort & 19 meals.  

Not included: International flight to Peru, and, if applicable, local fuel surcharge. 

*Reserve by November 15 and receive a $100 discount.
*Group size is limited to 10

Itinerary

April 23

Mobirise

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

April 24

City Tour, Lima

Mobirise

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) 

April 25

Sacred Valley

Mobirise

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 of the Incas. We’ll stop at a local llama farm and the famous Pisac ruins. Lunch at a hacienda will feature local specialties followed by an exhibition of Peruvian Paso Horses. Tonight we’ll stay in Ollantaytambo, a town inhabited since the 13th century. Hotel Pakaritampu or equivalent (B, L)

April 26

Machu Picchu

Mobirise

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 meet us and take us through the main areas of Machu Picchu; then you’ll have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. An evening train will return us to our hotel in Ollantaytambo. (B, L)

April 27

Ollantaytambo

Mobirise

Walking tour of this ancient Inca town where inhabitants still follow traditional practices and customs. 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. We’ll visit a native rural Quechua weaving community to learn about Andean life and the weaving tradition. (B, L)

April 28

Ancient Ruins & Sacsayhuaman

Mobirise

As we drive back to Cusco we’ll visit the ruins of Puka Pukara, Kenko, Tampu Machay, and the renowned fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuaman, famous for its cosmic energy. Tonight we’ll have dinner together at one of Cusco’s excellent restaurants. Hotel Rumi Pumku or equivalent (B, D)

April 29

Cusco

Mobirise

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 can enjoy a free folk dance performance. (B, L)

April 30

Cusco - San Blas & San Pedro Market

Mobirise

Today we’ll visit two special areas of Cusco: the San Blas neighborhood, home to many local artists, 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. This evening you will see the stars and learn about Inca astronomy at the Cusco Planetarium. (B, L)

May 1

Puno

Mobirise

From Cusco we'll drive to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca stopping for lunch and to view highlights along the way: Andahuaylilas with its church known as the Peruvian Sistine Chapel, Raqchi with its temple to the God Viracocha and Pucara Museum. We’ll arrive in Puno in the late afternoon giving us time to explore the town or just relax with a glass of wine or a Pisco Sour before dinner. Tierra Viva Puno Plaza or equivalent (B, L)

May 2

Lake Titicaca

Mobirise

After breakfast we’ll begin our day on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigated lake in the world. A highlight of the day will be a visit to the floating islands of the Uros and Taquile Isla where we’ll have lunch. As we travel on our private tour of the lake we’ll learn why the Incas considered it a sacred place. (B, L)

May 3

Lima

Mobirise

On our way to the Juliaca airport for our flight back to the Lima airport we’ll stop at a local farm. The trip ends when we arrive in Lima in the late afternoon. Your flight home can be scheduled for 8 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 15, 2019. Refunds, less $75, will be returned upon written request until Jan 17, 2019. 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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