JOIN THE WORLD TOUR, NEXT STOP: PERU!
Join Sonya Lowery's World Next Door for this EXOTIC 8th Adventure Vacation to PERU! We'll spend 11 magical days discovering the sights, sounds and flavors of this spiritual destination. Won't you join us? Make your reservation today!
***CONTACT OUR TRAVEL AGENTS SUZANNE OR KATE at [masked] or send an email to [masked] to reserve your spot!*** Tell them you are traveling with World Next Door to Peru!
FIRM DATES: APRIL 1 - 11, 2018
TOUR PRICING & PAYMENTS:
• $2850 per person (based on check payment & double occupancy)
• $599 single supplement
• $169 optional Travel insurance
• **Optional Tour of Peru's Nazca Lines for $265. Please request this flight when booking if you'd like to see them with your own eyes.
Exact dates of tour will be released in late May 2017 when the airline schedules are released. The tour will take place in April 2018. Do not wait to make your reservation though, space is limited!
1. Deposit: $300 per person payable by check to secure spot on the tour. Deposit is nonrefundable and due within 7 days of making reservation.
2. Second Payment: $250 per person nonrefundable payment due on August 1, 2017
3. Third Payment: $250 per person nonrefundable payment due on November 1, 2017
4. Final Payment due 90 days prior to departure (January 2018 – exact date TBD)
*All payments must be made by check to keep the rates listed above. Credit card may be used for final payment but rate will increase by $100 per person if traveler chooses to do so.
CANCELLATION CHARGES PER PERSON ARE:
Up to 90 days before departure: $[masked] days before departure: $[masked] days before departure: $[masked] days before departure: $[masked] days or less before departure: No refund.
All cancellations must be received in writing.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:
• Round-trip airfare from IAD via LATAM Airlines
(Direct Flights to and from Peru!)
• Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
• Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation, and transfers
• Accommodations at First Class four star hotels
• 16 meals: 9 full buffet breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L)
and 4 dinners (D)
• Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
• Machu Picchu Entrance Fee
• Experienced English speaking Tour Director throughout
Depart IAD tonight Late night flight direct flight from Dulles (IAD) airport to Lima. You will have a brief layover, and then board a short flight to Cuzco.
Arrive in Yucay Early morning arrival in Peru’s capital, Lima. Here, connect for a short flight to Cuzco, the fabled capital of the Inca Empire, perched at about 11,000 feet above sea level. On arrival, journey to the nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas. The valley has amazing landscapes of fertile land, mystical ruins and indigenous villages. On your way to the Sacred Valley, experience a Shaman ceremony, one of the ancient rituals of Peru, and then visit Awanakancha, a weaving center that keeps ancient weaving techniques and traditions alive. Arrive at your hotel located in the quaint village of Yucay and surrounded by lush gardens. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to rest or explore. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner.
Pisac and Sacred Valley Excursion Today enjoy a full day excursion to visit the Pisac Indian Market and the ruins of Ollantaytambo. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the world renowned and colorful Indian market in Pisac where many beautiful crafts are traded. Lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant in the Urubamba Valley. Later, travel through the lush valley to Ollantaytambo and explore the splendid ruins of this massive ancient fortress. The village below is a fine example of the Incas incredible urban planning skills. Return to your hotel and in the evening, meet an experienced weaver at your hotel who will show you weaving techniques and let you try it on your own if you wish!
Machu Picchu Today's tour starts in a train in Ollantaymbo and goes to Aguas Calientes. From here, small buses drive up the steep mountain to the ruins. Enjoy an all day excursion at Machu Picchu, one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” Your visit today is a highlight of your trip! Be our special guest tonight by sleeping in one of the best locations: Aguas Calientes. This is a hip town situated at Machu Picchu with lots of bars, restaurants, and a relaxed but vibrant nightlife. Many travelers who visit Machu Picchu return to their hotel in Yucay, but tonight you will get to stay in a hotel right near the ruins! Night at leisure in Aguas Calientes.
Cusco Wake up in Aguas Caliente and transfer back to Cusco. (If you wish, you can independently take a very early morning sunrise hike to Huyana Picchu - a famous hike which provides stellar views of Machu Picchu – before leaving this morning). Return to Ollantaytambo by train and then you will be transferred to Cusco by motorcoach. You will have an independent night in Cusco, but it is a short stay as you will leave tomorrow morning.
Lake Titicaca Excursion Fly to Puno for an indigeneous local experience and relaxing visit to Lake Titicaca. Situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest and highest navigable lake. Upon arrival in Puno, embark on an unforgettable boat journey to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating life on and around the tranquil lake. First, visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians that still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants. The totora reeds, which grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake, are used for their boats, houses and to build the very islands on which they live. Proceed by boat to Taquile Island, where the indigenous inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture and crafting of high quality textiles. You will enjoy lunch on the island and you’ll witness the locals’ customs, traditions and unique costumes before returning to your lakeside hotel. Night at leisure.
Puno/ Lima. This morning visit the mysterious ruins at Sillustani en route to the airport. These unique and well preserved burial towers were built by the Kollas, a tribe that dominated the Titicaca Region before the arrival of the Incas. Next board a short flight to Lima, Peru’s diverse capital. Enjoy a half day city tour of Lima and experience a local Lima dinner at a restaurant.
Lima/Ica After breakfast this morning, board your motorcoach to depart Lima for Ica. On the way, you will visit "Bodega 1615" where you will have a full pisco experience! Pisco is an iconic South American alcoholic beverage. Lunch will be served, along with a demo where you will learn about pisco. After lunch, continue on your trip to Ica. Arrive at your luxe hotel and enjoy an included dinner at your hotel, located in a desert like oasis.
Ica Enjoy a day at leisure at the hotel by taking a guided tour of the vineyard by the Sommelier, a pisco winery tour, and see the Mirador Vineyard. You will enjoy an included glass of sparkling wine. (This activity is not available on Mondays). You may also participate in a very exciting once in a lifetime optional tour.
**Optional Nazca Flight ($265 per person – must sign up and pay for this optional tour with your final payment. Tour is subject to a minimum number of travelers to operate): Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, the geoglyphs of Nazca cover over 450 square km. These lines were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 BC and 500 AD and are among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size, and continuity. They are a UNESCO World Heritage site and you may recognize some figures such as a monkey, spider, astronaut, and hummingbird. The flight will last approximately 90 minutes.**
If you wish to skip the Nazca flight, you may enjoy leisure time at the hotel which has a lovely pool and bikes to ride through the vineyards. Tonight, rejoin with the group for an included dinner at your hotel. Day 10 - Ballestas Island Boat Excursion / Lima Early morning departure for the Ballestas Islands. You will have a 2 hour boat trip where you will get to see colonies of sea mammals such as sea lions, Peruvian blue footed boobies, pelicans, penguins, turkey vultures, etc. The Ballestas Islands are called the "small Galapagos" as you can see many of the same animals here as you can at the Galapagos Islands. After this excursion, you will return to Lima by motorcoach. Overnight in Lima.
Morning Flight home. This morning fly from Lima back to Washington DC. Your amazing adventure to Peru concludes!
ADDITIONAL TOUR INFORMATION:
CLIMATE & CLOTHING
The temperature in Peru will vary by region. It will be warm during the day and temperatures at night will be cooler, so please pack layers for nighttime. We recommend good walking shoes for this trip!
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
LATAM Airlines does not accept advance seat assignments for group tickets. Actual seat assignments will be provided at the airport upon check in. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignments.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of return. American passport holders do not require a visa
The high altitude reached on this trip (Cuzco is at 11,000 feet above sea level) as well as the considerable amount of walking involved, often on uneven terrain, requires that you be in good physical condition to enjoy this trip. We strongly suggest that you consult with your physician regarding any concerns as well as possible medications to ease the effects of the high altitude. Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds and one small carry-on piece such as a purse, tote bag, or backpack. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.
Yucay Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel
(2 nights) Plaza Mancho ll 123, Urubamba
Machu Picchu El Mapi Hotel
(1 night) Av. Pachacutec 109,
Machu Picchu Pueblo, Cusco, Peru
Cusco Novotel Cusco
(1 night) San Agustin 239 Esquina Pasaje Santa Monica
Puno Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno Hotel
(2 nights) Sesquicentenario 610, Sector Huaje
Ica Hotel Viñas Queirolo (2 nights) Km 11 de la carretera a San José de los Molinos Ica, Peru (51-56)[masked]
Lima Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel
(2 nights) Calle Schell 452,
Miraflores, Lima, Peru