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October 2017 Machu Picchu, Peru Tour

Machu Picchu, Peru Tour – October 11-17, 2017 – SOLD OUT

peru34Looking for an affordable trip to a World Wonder? Come and explore an ancient city at Machu Picchu and see the sites of the lost Incan empire. Cusco, Peru where you will spend time is just as impressive. This South America tour will be an adventure for everyone!

Itinerary:

October 11 – An afternoon flight will take you from Los Angeles down to Lima, Peru where you will overnight.

October 12 – Welcome to Cusco, Peru! Upon arrival in Cusco, check-in to the hotel followed by a tour of the Cusco cathedral and also Koricancha which was the most important temple in the Inca Empire. Overnight in Cusco. (Breakfast)

October 13 – Sit back as you are transferred to the Sacred Valley with a visit to Awnacancha and Cochahuasi along the way to learn about local culture. Explore the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First, you will visit the town of Pisac, famous for its bustling market. Here you will have the opportunity to browse the beautiful handicrafts and Andean garments displayed for sale.
Next, you will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca’s final rebellion against the Spanish.
Take a short train ride to Aguas Calientes which sits at the base of Machu Picchu and is where you will overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch)

peru8October 14 – As you experienced yesterday, the train ride to Machu Picchu and back is an attraction in itself, as much of the path winds along the river and mountain face, offering passengers dramatic views of the Andes. The foliage dramatically changes as the train approaches the meeting point of the Andes and the Amazon rainforest, providing visitors with a real sense of Peru’s diverse geography.
This morning, head to the bus station in Aguas Calientes for a 20-minute ride up to the secluded citadel of Machu Picchu. Meet your expert English-speaking guide for a tour of the most important sites in Machu Picchu, including the Intihuatana (Sun Stone), the Sun Temple, and the Room of Three Windows. You will be able to appreciate the intricate stonework of this amazing site. The giant stones were hauled by hand to the top of the mountain centuries ago, and yet their foundations still remain. After your tour, you have the option to explore more of the site on your own and capture some final photos. Later in the afternoon, you will take a comfortable train ride to Cusco where you’ll be taken to your hotel to spend the night. (Breakfast)

peru83October 15 – Your exploration of Cusco takes place today with an expert-guided city tour. You will visit many of the amazing archaeological sites and wonders in and around the city, including the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. Overnight in Cusco.  (Breakfast)

October 16 –  Enjoy some free time in Cusco today to shop and explore. There is so much to see and do in this unique place. Even just sitting in the city square and watching all that is happening around you is a memorable experience. Late this afternoon, transfer to the airport tonight for your overnight flight back to the USA. (Breakfast)

October 17 – Welcome back to the USA!

 

Your Host: Justin Cowan

Justin Cowan is an energetic and outgoing professional with a passion for travel. Through his years of work in the airline, event planning, and travel agency sectors as well as graduating with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah; Justin is experienced with many aspects of the the Travel and Tourism Industry.

Justin believes there is nothing quite as spectacular as a memorable trip. As such, he has dedicated himself through his friendliness and attention to detail to ensuring all of his travelers gain wonderful experiences, learn new skills, and ultimately, develop a great appreciation for the wonderful world we live in. Indeed, Justin believes the words of Anita Desai that “wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” So if you are ready to experience a once in lifetime adventure, please feel free to reach out to him.

Justin and his wife Stacie, are based in the wonderful Valley of the Sun, of Mesa, Arizona.

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Full Peru Tour with Airfare Included from Los Angeles -Double Occupancy – $2199 per person (includes air, tour and taxes)

Single Occupancy Charge – additional $375

Airfare to and from Los Angeles – Call for assistance or arrange your own

Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)

Deposit  – $450 per person

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*Trip cancellation and emergency protection available
*Passports are required
*Full payment due 90 days before departure.
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after deposit is made
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after final payment is made
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