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Trip Summary


Start Date:Wed.,May 29,2019
End Date:Fri.,Jun. 7,2019

Full Package: $2,756 per person

Land Package: Not Offered

Total Participants: 26
 
Single Supplement cost: Not Offered

Deposit:  $300 per person

Peru-Jill Nanney

Trip Coordinator: Jill Nanney
peru@spacecity.org

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TRIP AT A GLANCE
  • Direct flight from IAH to Lima; airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges; Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • 1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Yucay, 3 nights in Cuzco, 2 nights in Puno
  • Visit the Lost City of the Incas, breathtaking Machu Picchu, and explore Cuzco, the fabled capital of the Inca Empire. See unforgettable Lake Titicaca and the floating islands of the Uros before ending in colonial Lima
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 12 meals: 8 full buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking guides
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

May 29 (Wed): Depart & Arrive in Lima. Depart Houston at 4:30 PM on your nonstop flight and arrive into Lima at 11 PM. Transfer to your hotel for a quick one night stay in Lima. (Not to worry, you will do touring of Lima on your final day in Peru!)

Peru-Sacred Valley Of The Incas
May 30 (Thur): Your flight departs shortly after 8 AM 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, enjoy lunch at Princesita private restaurant and in the restaurant’s gardens experience a Shaman ceremony, one of the ancient rituals of Peru. Next, 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. This evening your tour director hosts a welcome dinner and orientation. (L,D)

 

May 31 (Fri): Pisac and Sacred Valley Excursion. On today’s excursion visit the world renowned and colorful Indian market in Pisac where many beautiful crafts are traded. 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 in Yucay later this afternoon. (B,L)
Peru-Machu Picchu
Jun 1 (Sat): Machu Picchu Rail Excursion/Cuzco Embark today on an expedition to Machu Picchu. You’ll ride aboard the Vistadome train through the lush Urubamba Valley passing along stunning scenery. Arrive at “The Lost City Of the Incas” rediscovered in 1911. The beauty of its location and the genius construction make Machu Picchu travel the jewel of all Inca settlements and a top stop in your Peru vacation packages. To this day nobody can explain how the Incas managed to transport the huge blocks of limestone for the city’s construction onto the mountaintop. An expert guide leads you through the ruins and shares with you the amazing story of Machu Picchu. You’ll have some free time to further discover the mystical ruins and absorb the beauty of this enchanting site. Later, re-board the train and journey to magical Cuzco. (B)
Peru-Plaza De Armas Cusco
Jun 2 (Sun): Cuzco is a vibrant town, dotted with archaeological sites. On a guided walking tour, visit the main Inca and Colonial monuments. See the Plaza de Armas, the center of the Inca Empire and the impressive 16th century cathedral, built on the ruins of the Inca Palace. In the old town view magnificently restored colonial buildings. Your hotel is superbly located in the heart of the old town near the lively Plaza de Armas. Evening at leisure. (B)

Jun 3 (Mon): This morning you will venture to the outskirts of Cuzco to visit the amazing ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca architectural masterpiece with fabulous views of the city below. The impressive ruins are 3 km above the city. Make your way to the sanctuary of Qengo, the sentinel of Puca Pucara, and the temple of water named Tambomachay. After, make your way back to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore vibrant Cuzco at your own pace. Walk the narrow streets of the old colonial town, browse the galleries and shops selling local crafts and relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. (B)


Jun 4 (Tues): Cuzco/Puno/Lake Titicaca. Embark on a thrilling journey to Puno. As you traverse the rugged snow-capped Andes you’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery and see quaint local villages as well as herds of llama and alpaca. Visit the charming village of Andahuaylillas, with its renowned 17th-century church. Arrive at your hotel overlooking majestic Lake Titicaca. (B)

Peru-Uros Indians On Lake Titicaca
Jun 5 (Wed): Lake Titicaca Boat Excursion. Situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest and highest navigable lake. Today, 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. This way of life began over 500 years ago when the Uros built the islands in an effort to isolate themselves from the Kollas and the Incas. Later, proceed by boat to Taquile Island, where the indigenous inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture and crafting of high quality textiles. You’ll witness their customs, traditions and unique costumes before returning to your lakeside hotel. (B)

 

Jun 6 (Thur): Lake Titicaca/Lima. Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima departing at 8:30 am. Upon arrival into Lima around 10 am, enjoy a guided tour of both colonial and modern Lima, founded in 1535 and later dominated by the Inca nation. See the historical center and the San Francisco Church as well as Plaza de Armas and the Government Palace. Later, see the fashionable districts of San Isidro and Miraflores with their beautiful parks and elegant residences. This evening join your fellow travelers at a festive farewell dinner at a famous local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to the airport for your flight departing shortly after midnight. (B,D)

Jun 7 (Fri): Your nonstop flight departs Lima at 12:35 AM. Arrive Houston 7:15 AM.

In the spirit of keeping things simple, this will be one trip (no pre-or post-trips) and there will be a limit of 26 people max. So don’t miss out and sign up today!  


ACCOMODATIONS

Lima: Hotel Jose Antonio Bellavista
Calle Bellavista 133
Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Yucay: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay Hotel
Plaza Manco II 123 Yucay
Urubamba, Cusco, Peru

Cusco: Hotel Novotel Cusco
Calle San Augustin 239
Cusco 0, Peru

Lake Titicaca: Hotel Libertador Puno
Isla Esteves s/n Lago Titicaca Puno, Peru