Discover Peru Escorted Trip

May 12 – May 21, 2023 

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. 

Highlights
• Tour of both modern and historic colonial Lima
• Explore Machu Picchu with a knowledgeable guide
• Watch the condors fly above Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon
• Explore the ruins at Ollantaytambo, an ancient Inca town in the Sacred Valley
• Visit a rural Andean community to learn about the local culture and traditional weaving
• Learn about Inca astronomy at the Cusco Planetarium 


Trip Fee: $3595 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 & 17 meals.  

Not included: International flight to Peru, tips and personal expenses.

*Group size is limited to 10

Itinerary

May 12  

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. 

May 13 


Mobirise

City Tour, Lima - We’ll spend the day learning about historical and current day Lima. A highlight will be a visit to the Largo Museum, displaying the largest and most important archaeological collection of Ancient Peru in the world. 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 

Mobirise

Arequipa – After breakfast we’ll fly to Arequipa, often called the White City, due to its many buildings constructed of white volcanic rock. A tour of the city will include the San Ignacio Chapel, known as the Sistine Chapel of Peru and the Santa Catalina Monestary This afternoon we’ll drive to Colca Canyon passing through high-altitude landscapes.. We’ll stop at the Calera Hot Springs, renowed for the therapeutic effects of its thermal waters. You can take a dip in the natural baths or just take in the stunning landscape. Casa Andina Hotel in Chivay. (B, L) 

May 15

Mobirise

Colca Canyon -This morning our drive is to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, home to the famed condors that gracefully soar on the thermal currents. The road to Arequipa passes picturesque villages and pre-Inca ruins dominated by the Ampato and Hualca glaciers. Casa Andina Hotel in Arequipa (B, L) 

May 16

Mobirise

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 17 

Mobirise

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, (Hotel Pakaritampu B, L) 

May 18

Mobirise

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, On our way back to Cusco we’ll explore the famous Maras Salt Mines and a Quechua weaving community to learn about Andean life and the weaving tradition. This evening you can enjoy a free folk-dance performance. Cusco Rumi Punku (B, L)

May 19

Mobirise

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, visit a museum, 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 20

Mobirise

San Pedro Market & Sacsayhuaman - 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. Your guide will point out many local foods and fruits. Tonight, we’ll have a farewell dinner together at one of Cusco’s excellent restaurants. Hotel Rumi Pumku (B, D) 

May 21

Mobirise

Lima – Morning free in Cusco. Afternoon flight 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.
  • Travelers must present proof of being fully COVID vaccinated 14 days prior to traveling. People not fully vaccinated must present a molecular test with a negative result (within 48 hours)  prior to traveling.
  • 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 February 11, 2023. Refunds, less $75, will be returned upon written request until February 11, 2023. 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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