• Bucket List SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao

    IF you are reading this . . . this event is in progress and it's too late to go.

    HOWEVER . . . . there is always 2023. We will go again next year as a Meetup because this is so amazing.

    CLICK HERE for our 2023 event, and to read all the info and to be able to RSVP too!!

    Follow along with our 2022 adventure.

    CLICK HERE to see the photos being uploaded as we go via the shared photo album
    OR . . .. I will be sharing to FB and Insta as we go.
    CLICK HERE to Add/Follow on FB
    CLICK HERE to Add/Follow on Instagram

    Is June 2023 too far away for you?

    Or maybe interested in these others of ours?

    Our events are all very safe, civilized, curated, and organized.

    Remember . . . IF you are want to do Spain and Running of the Bulls . . . 2022 is already here and your only option is 2023. CLICK HERE for the link to our 2023 meetup event.

    The only way to secure your spot for our Spain 2023 a $500 deposit
    Click Here for Secure Deposit Link

    Click Here and Fill out this from if you are making a deposit OR fill out this form if you want information and itinerary.

    Deposit is refundable up to 90 days before the departure (less PayPal fees)
    Final payment due 60 days before departure

    Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.

    We have designed this to include all the "must see" locations and have a super detailed Day By Day that lists ALL the historic spots we will be going to.

    Click Here to fill out our google info request form and receive detailed itinerary and inclusions

    Click Here to Message Direct to Anna with any questions.

    We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM Pacific.
    Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered. Click Here for our Overseas Events Zoom

    Click Here for General Policies and useful info for our international trips

    We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister groups where we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.
    Click Here to see all our other fun events

    Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

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  • Greek Island Dreams, 40's - 60's Singles Vacation - 2022

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    Greek Island Dreams
    Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Crete
    Is your dream to visit a place full of beauty and history, where you can relax and feast your senses? Greece and its islands are the ideal place for this!
    On this vacation, you will visit Athens and explore the ancient Acropolis, ferry from one Greek island to another, see all the amazing sites, spend time on beautiful beaches and create a memory of a lifetime! Drive around Mykonos island on a jeep safari, see the beautiful sunset in Oia, Santorini and visit the ancient ruins of the Palace of Knosos in Crete.
    Itinerary:
    July 08, Fri: Athens, Greece
    Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
    Meet the group at 3pm. Private tour of the Acropolis and welcome dinner at an authentic Greek restaurant.
    July 09, Sat: Athens to Mykonos
    Morning ferry to the island of Mykonos. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour. The early evening scene is centered on Little Venice where we can sip a cocktail at one of the many bars close to the water's edge, watch the sunset and have dinner (not included) in a typical local restaurant.
    July 10, Sun: Mykonos - Jeep Tour
    Today we get to see the hidden charms of Mykonos while driving a jeep! Drive along Houlakia beach, then through the region of Marathi, past the dam and Panormos beach towards the bay of Agios Sostis. The beaches here are totally secluded and far from the busy coasts of the southern side. We will see the Ano Mera region, and the ruined Venetian Castle of Paleokastro. There will be time for lunch at a quaint seaside tavern. Then continue the drive along the southern coast past Kalo Livadi beach and Agrari Beach, where we have time for a refreshing swim before we return to our hotel.
    July 11, Mon: Mykonos / Delos
    This morning we temporarily leave Mykonos for our excursion to the neighboring island of Delos to visit the Temple of Apollo and other fascinating archaeological sites. We head to Mykonos Old Port to board our 30 minute cruise to Delos, the legendary birthplace of the Sun God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis.
    Afternoon adventure to the world famous PARADISE BEACH. Sand, sun, drinks, music, good food, fun & beautiful people best describe this hot spot
    July 12, Tue: Mykonos to Santorini
    We leave Mykonos behind as we travel on an afternoon ferry to the island of Santorini, perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Transfer to our hotel in time to enjoy a late afternoon and evening in the town of Thira. For those who want to go clubbing in Santorini, tonight is a great night to do so.
    July 13, Wed – Santorini
    Tour the island of Santorini. Visit Prophet Elias Monastery, stop at the famous Red Beach by the village of Akrotiri and on to the black beach of Perissa, where we can have lunch and swim before proceeding to the picturesque village of Megalohori. Sunset in Oia is not to be missed! Our group will arrive in time to browse the tiny shops and get a good view.
    July 14, Thu - Santorini to Crete
    Today a ferry cruise to Crete, the largest island in Greece. We will see the Koules Venetian Fortress on the breakwater of the harbor, where it has stood since the early 13th century. We will have time for beach and swimming before we go out exploring for the evening with our tour leader.
    July 15, Fri - Crete
    The center of the Minoan civilization was the Palace of Knossos. Hear the legends of the Greek folklore while exploring the palace. We’ll visit the center of Heraklion town, surrounded by a formidable medieval wall. Maybe have a coffee, a Greek dessert or an ice cream in one of the many coffee shops on the main square. Spend some time shopping, buy a designer outfit or a last minute souvenir - you may find a curio distinctly different from the typical "gift".
    July 16, Sat - Crete
    There are so many sights to see and activities available on the island of Crete that today is your day to choose what you would like to do. The choice is yours!!
    Tonight we gather together for music, fantastic views and our Farewell Dinner.
    July 17, Sun - Depart Crete
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    Cost $3390 per person, double occupancy. We provide roommate matching
    If you wish to room alone it is an additional $850
    Deposit of $400 to secure your space, call (310)[masked]
    Message the event hosts, Ekaterina or Anna directly for additional info.
    or fill this out https://forms.gle/cQdqYw74gAYqphXX8
    .
    Included
    · 9 Nights Accommodations
    · Breakfast Daily - 2 Dinners
    · Ferries and shuttles
    · Guided Tours per itinerary
    · Dedicated English-Speaking Greek Tour Guide
    · Airport/Hotel Transfers
    · All Taxes and Surcharges
    Not Included:
    · International Airfare
    · Gratuities
    We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
    https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282592604/

    SOT[masked]

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  • Greek Island Dreams. Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete. Beauty & History!!

    This is a dream vacation to iconic and beautiful places, where you can relax, feast your senses and visit some of the most important historic locations. Mix pleasure, culture and history while exploring the romantic Greek Islands. Travel between them by boat, laze in their storied and stunning beaches and create memories of a lifetime!!

    Here are the main city/islands we will be visiting:

    • Athens
    • Mykonos
    • Santorini
    • Crete

    Included:
    · 9 Nights Accommodations
    · Breakfast Daily and 2 Dinners
    · Ferries and shuttles
    · Guided Tours per itinerary
    · Dedicated English-Speaking Greek Tour Guide
    · Airport/Hotel Transfers
    · All Taxes and Surcharges

    Not Included:
    · International Airfare
    · Gratuities

    ALSO Included:

    • Private tour of the Acropolis and welcome dinner in local restaurant in Athens
    • Mykonos walking tour
    • Mykonos island tour on a jeep safari
    • Houlakia beach
    • Marathi
    • Panormos beach
    • bay of Agios Sostis (STUNNING BEACHES)
    • Ano Mera region
    • The ruined Venetian Castle of Paleokastro
    • Kalo Livadi beach
    • Agrari Beach
    • Santorini
    • Palace of Knosos
    • Island of Delos
    • Visit the Temple of Apollo and other fascinating archaeological sites.
    • Visit to the world famous PARADISE BEACH
    • The town of Thira
    • (optional) Clubbing and Nightlife in Santorini
    • Tour of Santorini
    • Prophet Elias Monastery
    • Red Beach by the village of Akrotiri
    • Black Beach of Perissa
    • Picturesque village of Megalohori
    • Sunset in Oia is not to be missed!
    • Ferry Cruise to Santorini
    • Ferry Cruise to Crete
    • Days of rest and just relaxing on the beaches and swimming the clear waters
    • Tour of Crete /Heraklion town
    • Free Choice day of optional tours/activities
    • Farewell Dinner

    Right now all this is just meaningless far off names and locations to you.
    We are listing them as these are all the sought after desirable locations that you definitely want to visit as part of a Mediterranean Odyssey of adventure and leisure. In this way you get a look at what lays ahead as far as the stunning splendor of these magical isles of history, mystery, and beauty.

    ***Cost $3390 per person, double occupancy. We gladly provide roommate matching
    ***If you wish a room to yourself it is an additional $975

    Are you ready to make a Deposit? Only $400 deposit to secure your space. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DEPOST

    OR

    FILL OUT OUR GOOGLE FROM to receive:

    • Detailed itinerary
    • Full list of inclusions/exclusions

    Have questions? CLICK HERE send a Direct Message to Ekaterina

    More Questions? We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
    Come to the zoom and ask whatever is on your mind.
    As well as meet others attending, be social.
    Great way to get just the info you want.

    CLICK HERE for the MAIN LOCATION where this event is posted.
    It is recommended you RSVP there to get conversations and notices.

    CLICK HERE to read our General Policies for International Events

    We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

    CLICK HERE to see ALL our other events

    Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

  • Meetup Orient Express Preparation & Planning Zoom. CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS Jul 14

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    This Zoom is ONLY for confirmed participants Meetup On The Orient Express only. (yes we did say only twice)

    We will be doing SEVERAL of these Attendees Only Events.
    The goalof this is:
    Detail Specific info on the event.
    Latest updates.
    Social Time to meet and talk with the others going.

    It can ALSO be a time for those going to work out extra things you want to do. Wanna make a reservation at a fancy resturant and figure out who will join you on that adventure?
    For instance Septime in Paris or Mikla in Istanbul from this list https://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50

    We will be discussing MANY aspects of the trip.

    • Airfare
      -Schedule - overall schedule for the whole event
    • Insurance
    • Visas
    • Covid
    • Clothing
    • Currency
    • Electrical Plugs
    • Battery Backups
    • Cel phone coverage
    • Food?
      What are hotels and trains like?

    And soooooooooooo much more. IF you have other questions you can also message them to us ahead of time and we will add them.

    To message us:
    Marc
    https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

    Anna
    https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062

    What is Meetup On The Orient Express?
    We re-retrace the route of the original Orient Express taking modern night trains. We include tours in the cities and much much more.
    Here are the event links for the actual trip if you are interested in going.

    Meetup on The Orient Express (Spring 2022) https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/276531521/

    Meetup on Orient Express (Autumn 2022) https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283003492/

    Meetup On The Orient Express May 2023 https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282270473/

    Why do we have it listed with three dates?
    May 2022 has one spot left AND people are signing on to a wait-list OR they are making a depost on a later date to guarantee holding thier space. Also . . .. some folks like to plan ahead. Pick the date that works for.

    IF you are Confirmed for any of these three events you are able to attend this zoom

    If you are just "interested" but have not made deposit we do have a zoom every other week for that.

    Overseas Q & A (Twice a month on) Wed 6:00 PM https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282592604/

    We will discuss Meetup On The Orient Express as well as our other well planned curated trips

    Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!!
    Apr 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283002228/

    SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao!!!
    Jun 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/282573636/

    MACHU PICCHU
    Aug 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/282905964/

    France Culinary Explorer
    Sep 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283003512/

    THANKSGIVING 2022 Ensenada Weekend Cruise
    Nov 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/282572149/

    Pyramids to Petra w/ Sphinx/Dead Sea
    Dec 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283003262/

    Ok . . . See you at the Zoom.

    Anna & Marc

  • Got Questions about Everest Base Camp/Machu Picchu/Orient Express? ? Let's Zoom

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    This Zoom Overseas Event Q & A is a twice monthly event. OR every two weeks. The date gets moved right before the event occurs. This way all the links posted to events keep working.

    We have some truly EPIC Overseas events ahead. And Epic Adventure leads to Copious Questions.

    To solve that . . . Let's Talk! Join us for a Q & A Zoom where you can ask all your Q's and get all your A's.

    SCHEDULE

    6:00 to 7:30pm PST is Q & A about or Overseas Events.
    Such as Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, Spain Running of the Bulls, France - Foodie & Wine, Meetup On The Orient Express, India and Dubai...

    7:30 to 9pm PST Is about camping stuff. Newbie Q's. Gear. Food. Camping Tips.
    Including Q & A and about specific local trips/events.

    Click Here for the The Local Events and Beginner Camping event

    To join the zoom FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM and/or RSVP to this event. We will email direct on the day of to remind you.

    What to talk about? Most of the convo will be on the following:

    People may also have questions on:

    Our events are all very safe, civilized, curated, and organized.

    Questions about Hotels, Flights, Meals, Museums, Travel during Covid, Plugs, Converters, Money Conversion or whatever!!

    All the folks currently signed on to our current events will come and ask all the Q's and get all the deets they want too (they will also get them in writing too). However a lot of folks rather a face and voice compared to an email. It's that whole human interaction thing.

    **To join the zoom FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM **We will email direct on the day of to remind you.

    We alternate between our "trips" zooms and an Art Soiree Zoom.

    Future Dates for Q & A Zoom and our Art Soiree Zooms:

    Jul 13 Art Soirée Zoom
    Jul 20 Q & A Zoom
    Jul 27 Art Soirée Zoom
    Aug 3 Q & A Zoom
    Aug 10 Art Soirée Zoom
    Aug 17 Q & A Zoom
    Aug 24 Art Soirée Zoom
    Aug 31 Q & A Zoom
    Sep 7 Art Soirée Zoom
    Sep 14 Q & A Zoom
    Sep 21 Art Soirée Zoom
    Sep 28 Q & A Zoom
    Oct 5 Art Soirée Zoom
    Oct 12 Q & A Zoom
    Oct 19 Art Soirée Zoom
    Oct 26 Q & A Zoom
    Nov 2 Art Soirée Zoom
    Nov 9 Q & A Zoom
    Nov 16 Art Soirée Zoom
    Nov 23 Q & A Zoom
    Nov 30 Art Soirée Zoom
    Dec 7 Q & A Zoom
    Dec 14 Art Soirée Zoom
    Dec 21 Q & A Zoom
    Dec 28 Art Soirée Zoom

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  • Updates for CAMPING. AND Newbie/First Timer/Seasoned Question and Answer

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    This Zoom Local Events/Beginner Camping Q & A is a twice monthly event. OR every two weeks. The date gets moved right before the event occurs. This way all the links posted to events keep working.

    We have some truly EPIC Local Camping events ahead. And Epic Adventure leads to Copious Questions.

    To solve that . . . Let's Talk! Join us for a Q & A Zoom where you can ask all your Q's and get all your A's.

    SCHEDULE

    6:00 to 7:30pm PST is Q & A about or Overseas Events.
    Such as Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp or Meetup On The Orient Express

    7:30 to 9pm PST Is about Local Events, Local Trips, and Camping stuff. Newbie Q's. Gear. Food. Etc and Camping Trips. Including Q & A and about specific local trips/events.

    Click Here for The Overseas Companion event Zoom

    To join the zoom FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM and/or RSVP to this event. We will email direct on the day of to remind you.

    What to talk about? On the group we have a TON of good camping spanning the year.
    Most all of them are PERFECT for First Timers.
    AND first timers (and others) have questions.
    Gear
    Clothing
    Food
    Cooking
    activities
    hikes
    carpools
    and more!

    Our events are all very safe, civilized, curated, and organized. We often use private sites in private property. They have better amenities. Such as Grass Sites, Flush Restrooms, Free Hot Showers, Pool, Cafe or other cool and neat added bonuses.

    Of course not all the sites have all these items.

    Find out what you may need to bring (spoiler alert: Most is household stuff you already have).

    Here is the list of what lays ahead.
    Our next planned camping trips to fabulous locations.

    May 26 Camping Memorial Day Weekend: Big Pine Lakes!!! Glaciers, Roaring Rivers

    Oct 6 Pisgah Crater, Lava Tubes exploration and caving. Camping by black sand dunes.

    Oct 13 Awesome Camping The Slot & Font's Point, Calcite Mine Slots, Galetta Meadows

    Oct 21 Ultimate Death Valley Road Trip AND Camping & Dark Skies & Meteors

    Nov 17 Red Rock Canyon AND Valley Of Fire!! AND Las Vegas Road Trip Too

    Our next planned Overseas Trips.

    Apr 18 Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!! OMG your bucket list fulfilled!

    May 11 Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul!!

    Jun 27 Bucket List SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao!!!

    Aug 1 EPIC MACHU PICCHU! Three Ways!! Salkantay Route, Inca Trail or Train !!

    Dec 5 Pyramids to Petra with Sphinx, Nile Cruise & Dead Sea. Lands of Ancient Mystery!

    *ASL interpret is available
    *Hablamos Español, y other languages
    *Certified Wilderness First Responder
    *Certified Wilderness First Aid
    *Certified CPR/AED
    *Certified epinephrine auto-injector
    *Covid-Safe events

    We create and promote a safe and fun environment for all.

    Adventures that are safe and fun at quality private site with amenities. We welcome all, and that includes you!

    In addition we also have some informational pages you may want to look at and review.

    We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events to.

    NOTE: We do not discriminate by age, gender, gender preference, ethnicity, race, color, national origin, disability or family status.

    WE WELCOME ALL AND THAT INCLUDES YOU !!

    [Click Here](https://www.meetup.com/Cultural Arts/events) to see all our other events

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  • Event Postponed

    Needs a location

    Take it from John Muir himself, 1869: “This is the most spacious and delightful high pleasure-ground I have yet seen… And though lying in the sky, the surrounding mountains are so much higher, one feels protected as if in a grand hall.”

    This co-operative trip. You do have responsibility for you.

    This is a limited and small event.

    We create and promote a safe and fun environment for all.

  • FREE Pirate Invasion & Mermaid Festival at Harry Bridges Park

    Needs a location

    Think of it as Renaissance Fair . . . but at the beach.
    Better price of admission though. (it's free)

    If you would like to be an added host this event . . . please message and say you would like to Host.

    Here is a 2019 vid
    Here is a newer one

    Here is the main from the people who created it. It has all the info you could ever need.

    100's of Pirates, wenches, scallywags, buccaneers, and mermaids.

    Tharrr be music, song, dance, floggings, live theatre, grog, the Booty Lounge, and much more to entertain ya.

    Shop for treasures at the pirate market, well stocked with booty from the 7 Seas.

    Twice a day you be seeing the cannon battles as the pier will be attacked by local marauders, and pirates clashing with sword and pistol fighting over treasure and wenches.

    Visit the pirate village with hundreds of costumed scallywags and wenches.

    • Pirate Fleet
    • Boat moorings
    • Booty Lounge (on the beach)
    • Pirate Bar
    • Mermaids
    • Belly Dancers
    • Captain Jack Sparrow
    • Captain Morgan and MAGIC DRAGON
    • Pirate encampments
    • Wench Floggings
    • More wench floggings
    • Celebrity Pirates
    • Pirate Hoosegow for naughty wenches
    • Vessel Valentino
    • More Mermaids
    • Cannon fire
    • Scallywags and Scallywenches
    • Black Powder Presentations
    • Sword Fights & Pirate Battles
    • Parade of Pirates
    • Pirate Ship Attacks
    • Pirate Costume Contest
    • Fire Dancers
    • Authentic Pirate Encampments

    *Food, Grog and Rum

    • Family, kid friendly event..

    Admission: FREE - Food, Beverage and Merchandise for sale. Be tharrrr...!

    SINCE this event occurs over a wide time and area . . . for the Meetup . . .
    WHEN YOU ARRIVE first look at the comments and see if the host posted a meetup spot.
    IF NOT . . . it means you beat the host there.

    THEN post where you are and what wearing and you will be the first meet spot.

    Then as other hosts arrive they will post too.

    This is at a NEW location from years past so it will be super hard to figure in advance where is the best to meetup. Se we will use the comments to have ongoing spots.

    BUT . . . . to do that it needs to be centralized. RSVP on the MAIN place where this is posted
    CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE MAIN EVENT PAGE
    AND POST IN THE COMMENTS ON THERE.
    Post your comments on here!!!

    Also . . . if you want to look for carpool (to save on parking) CLICK HERE TO POST IN THE COMMENTS

  • EPIC MACHU PICCHU! Three Ways!! Salkantay Route, Inca Trail or Train

    There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu. All of them are stunning and storied. WE ARE DOING THE BEST THREE! Each of different ability or difficulty.

    Most trips wish to force you to do what they want you to.

    We are aiming for what works best for you.

    You have the option of

    • Salkantay Trek
    • 2-Day Inca Trail
    • The Train

    The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests. It is less travelled than the Inca Trail, with breathtaking vistas! Considered by many the better alternate to get to Machu Picchu. It is also not that heavily regulated with government taxes and fees. Hence, the good price!

    The 2-day Inca Trail is the "tourist" route. We are doing the 2-day Inca Trail hike, which is the second half of the classic Inca Trek. It will be shorter and less difficult than the Salkantay Trek. The view is stunning - mostly rainforest canopy and ancient historic sights.

    The Train is just as it sounds. No long hike. Travel by rail and with less effort. This is intended for those with either less mobility or those that wish to glamp it a bit.

    Peru is an amazing place with many unbelievable surprises. We are sampling a little bit of everything - from the tall peaks of the Andes, to the majestic Inca ruins, to the legendary Palomino Islands near Lima (a sanctuary of sea lions, pelicans penguins and seagulls), to the famous Peruvian food and the pisco sour!!! This is indeed a trip of a lifetime! Come enjoy this beautiful country the way you want - be it with a stunning 5-day hike (Salkantay), "The Classic" (Inca Trail) or the luxury way (The Train)

    For the event we will begin together with a few days in Lima and in Cusco but will reach Macchu Picchu - the culmination, in different ways!

    Option 1: Machu Picchu via Salkantay Trail
    Aug 01-11, 2022: 10 nights/11 days
    Double Occupancy $1995. (Price per person)
    Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
    Secure Deposit Link for Salkantay Trail $251

    Option 2: Machu Picchu via 2-day Inca Trail
    Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
    Price per person double occupancy $2095.
    Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
    Secure Deposit Link for 2-Day Inca Trail $252

    Option 3: Machu Picchu by TRAIN
    Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
    Price per person double occupancy $1895.
    Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
    Secure Deposit Link for Train Option $253

    FILL OUT OUR GOOGLE FORM To receive:

    • Detailed itinerary
    • Full list of inclusions/exclusions
    • And to ask any questions

    INCUDED

    • Hotels in Lima, Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
    • Guided Sightseeing Tours in Lima & Cusco
    • Breakfast Daily
    • Welcome Dinner in Lima
    • Farewell dinner in Aguas Calientes after Machu Piccu
    • Meals during Salkantay Trek, Inca Trail and Train portions.
    • Med-Evac Insurance during Trek portions.
    • Hotel/Airport Transfers
    • Oneway Flight from Lima to Cusco August 6

    OPTIONAL

    • Group Flight from Los Angeles to Lima - $1295
    • Includes Airport Taxes
    • Includes 1 Checked-in Bag.
    • Includes Flight from Cusco to Lima (as part of return flight to Los Angeles

    Not Included

    • Any other meals not stated.
    • Any other taxes, gratuities, or other expenses.
    • Travel Insurance when not on Trek portion (we can give you a quote for that)
    • International Airfare not included unless you add the optional group flight departing from Los Angeles.
    • Flight from Cusco to Lima not included
    • AIRFARE FROM OTHER CITIES NOT INCLUDED. REQUEST A QUOTE

    FILL OUT OUR GOOGLE FORM To receive:

    • Detailed itinerary
    • Full list of inclusions/exclusions
    • And to ask any questions

    Main link for this event RSVP there to get conversations and notices

    Have questions?
    To Anna Direct Message Anna
    To Direct Message Marc (screen name Oddie)

    We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
    Come to the zoom and ask any questions.
    Meet others attending, be social.
    Great way to get the info you want without all the other fluff.

    We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

    Click here to see all our other events

    SOT[masked]

    Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

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  • Epic Machu Picchu via the short Inca Trail or Train. LAST MINUTE OPENING

    We have an unexpected cancellation on our small group trip to Machu Picchu via the short Inca Trail or Train.

    You need to act fast if you want to join this amazing bucket list adventure. Our final deadline to obtain permits is JUNE 10th and space is super limited. The only way to secure your spot is by taking care of the deposit:

    Secure Deposit Link for 2-Day Inca Trail $252
    Secure Deposit Link for Train Option $253

    Click here to contact the organizer with any questions:
    Direct Message Anna

    There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu. With this trip you have the choice of 2-Day Inca Trail (short) or The Train.
    In addition we are spending 2 nights in Lima and 3 nights in Cusco. Transfers, meals and sightseeing tours are included!

    The 2-day Inca Trail is the "tourist" route. We are doing a shorten version of the classic Inca trail, hiking just the second half of it. The view is stunning - rainforest canopy and ancient historic sights!
    The Train is just as it sounds. No long hike. Travel by rail and with less effort. This is intended for those with either less mobility or those that wish to glamp it a bit.

    Peru is an amazing place with many unbelievable surprises. We are sampling a little bit of everything - from the tall peaks of the Andes, to the majestic Inca ruins, to the legendary Palomino Islands near Lima (a sanctuary of sea lions, pelicans penguins and seagulls), to the famous Peruvian food and the pisco sour!!! This is indeed a trip of a lifetime!

    Come enjoy this beautiful country!

    For the event we will begin together with a few days in Lima and in Cusco but will reach Macchu Picchu - the culmination, in different ways!

    Option 1: Machu Picchu via 2-day Inca Trail
    Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
    Price per person double occupancy $2095.
    Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
    Secure Deposit Link for 2-Day Inca Trail $252

    Option 2: Machu Picchu by TRAIN
    Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
    Price per person double occupancy $1895.
    Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
    Secure Deposit Link for Train Option $253

    FILL OUT OUR GOOGLE FORM To receive:
    · Detailed itinerary
    · Full list of inclusions/exclusions
    · And to ask any questions

    INCUDED
    · Hotels in Lima, Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
    · Guided Sightseeing Tours in Lima & Cusco
    · Breakfast Daily
    · Welcome Dinner in Lima
    · Farewell dinner in Aguas Calientes after Machu Piccu
    · Meals during Salkantay Trek, Inca Trail and Train portions.
    · Med-Evac Insurance during Trek portions.
    · Hotel/Airport Transfers
    · Oneway Flight from Lima to Cusco August 6

    OPTIONAL
    · Group Flight from Los Angeles to Lima - $1295
    · Includes Airport Taxes
    · Includes 1 Checked-in Bag.
    · Includes Flight from Cusco to Lima (as part of return flight to Los Angeles

    Not Included
    · Any other meals not stated.
    · Any other taxes, gratuities, or other expenses.
    · Travel Insurance when not on Trek portion (we can give you a quote for that)
    · International Airfare not included unless you add the optional group flight departing from Los Angeles.
    · Flight from Cusco to Lima not included
    · AIRFARE FROM OTHER CITIES NOT INCLUDED. REQUEST A QUOTE

    Have questions?
    To Anna Direct Message Anna
    To Direct Message Marc (screen name Oddie)

    This event is cross-posted on many groups and will sell out fast!

    We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
    Come to the zoom and ask any questions.
    Meet others attending, be social.
    Great way to get the info you want without all the other fluff.

    We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.
    Click here to see all our other events

    SOT[masked]

    Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

  • Meetup Orient Express Preparation & Planning Zoom. CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS June 2

    Link visible for attendees

    This Zoom is ONLY for confirmed participants Meetup On The Orient Express only. (yes we did say only twice)

    We will be doing SEVERAL of these Attendees Only Events.
    The goalof this is:
    Detail Specific info on the event.
    Latest updates.
    Social Time to meet and talk with the others going.

    It can ALSO be a time for those going to work out extra things you want to do. Wanna make a reservation at a fancy resturant and figure out who will join you on that adventure?
    For instance Septime in Paris or Mikla in Istanbul from this list https://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50

    We will be discussing MANY aspects of the trip.

    • Airfare
      -Schedule - overall schedule for the whole event
    • Insurance
    • Visas
    • Covid
    • Clothing
    • Currency
    • Electrical Plugs
    • Battery Backups
    • Cel phone coverage
    • Food?
      What are hotels and trains like?

    And soooooooooooo much more. IF you have other questions you can also message them to us ahead of time and we will add them.

    To message us:
    Marc
    https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

    Anna
    https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062

    What is Meetup On The Orient Express?
    We re-retrace the route of the original Orient Express taking modern night trains. We include tours in the cities and much much more.
    Here are the event links for the actual trip if you are interested in going.

    Meetup on The Orient Express (Spring 2022) https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/276531521/

    Meetup on Orient Express (Autumn 2022) https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283003492/

    Meetup On The Orient Express May 2023 https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282270473/

    Why do we have it listed with three dates?
    May 2022 has one spot left AND people are signing on to a wait-list OR they are making a depost on a later date to guarantee holding thier space. Also . . .. some folks like to plan ahead. Pick the date that works for.

    IF you are Confirmed for any of these three events you are able to attend this zoom

    If you are just "interested" but have not made deposit we do have a zoom every other week for that.

    Overseas Q & A (Twice a month on) Wed 6:00 PM https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282592604/

    We will discuss Meetup On The Orient Express as well as our other well planned curated trips

    Everest Base Camp!!!! Nepal Trip!!!
    Apr 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283002228/

    SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao!!!
    Jun 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/282573636/

    MACHU PICCHU
    Aug 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/282905964/

    France Culinary Explorer
    Sep 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283003512/

    THANKSGIVING 2022 Ensenada Weekend Cruise
    Nov 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/282572149/

    Pyramids to Petra w/ Sphinx/Dead Sea
    Dec 2022 https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/283003262/

    Ok . . . See you at the Zoom.

    Anna & Marc