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PERU – 11 days!

May 8th - 19th, 2020

(May 8th – 23rd, 2020 with 4-day post-trip extension)



TRIP LEADER:        Amy McClurg        407.595.5627     AmyMcClurgOSC@gmail.com

Marvel at ancient wonders and modern culture during this once in a lifetime trip. Check Machu Picchu off your bucket list!  Immerse yourself in Peru!

Lima

Along the Pacific coast of Peru lies Lima, a cosmopolitan capital city and anachronistic melting pot of Spanish Colonial architecture built directly over ancient Incan foundations. We’ll discover some of the country’s best museums, churches, historic plazas and bustling shopping areas—including a private tour of the famously yellow Baroque Church of San Francisco.  We’ll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which offers an overview of Peru’s fascinating history, from its superb array of Incan artifacts to impressive collections of ceramics, gold, and textiles.

Machu Picchu  

Never found by the Spanish conquistadors, Machu Picchu was known only to local people until Yale professor Hiram Bingham was led to the ruins in 1911 and described it for the world in his book The Lost City of the Incas. Located on a mountaintop 8,000 feet above sea level   in the Peruvian Andes, the city was built with residential, military, and religious areas. Our small group will visit the spectacular ruins twice, allowing us for a deeper exploration of the site after the crowds are gone. We’ll witness the Intihuatana (a sundial-like megalith), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows in Machu Picchu’s Sacred District.

Cuzco & the Sacred Valley

With an elevation of 10,900 feet, Cuzco is literally (and figuratively) breathtaking. The Inca called it the “navel of the world,” as it was the center of their universe and the premiere city in their culture. The ancients may be gone now, but they left behind an abundance of remarkable ruins in the towering Andean peaks and deep within Sacred Valley. We’ll discover Cuzco’s ancient sites, explore modern Andean culture with a visit to Chinchero, a weaving village high in the mountains, as well as take a rafting trip the Urubama River and a train ride through the Sacred Valley.

  

PRICE INCLUDES: Includes international airfare / airport transfers/ government taxes / fees and airline fuel charges, all land transportation and 2 internal flights, accommodations for 10 nights, 24 meals (daily breakfast, 8 lunches and 6 dinners – including 1 home-hosted lunch), 6 small group activities, gratuities for local guides / drivers / luggage porters, exploring in a small group of 16 people!

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Not appropriate for travelers using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids.  You must be able to walk 3 miles unassisted and participate in 6-8 hours of physical activity each day.  We reserve the right to restrict participation, or in some circumstances send travelers home, if their limitations impact the group’s experience.  Altitude - 7 full days at altitudes between 7,000 – 12,000 feet.

PACKAGE PRICE:    $4,749 per person.  Price based on 2 people in a hotel room.

CHECK PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

Deposit ……………………... $750.00 per person

September 1, 2019………… $2,000.00 per person

December 1, 2019 ...... ……Balance due

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT: Full amount due when registering     Click HERE for Printable Trip Flier    


4-DAY POST TRIP EXTENSION – LAKE TITICACA

Lake Titicaca

Along the Pacific coast of Peru lies Lima, a cosmopolitan capital city and anachronistic melting pot of Spanish Colonial architecture built directly over ancient Incan foundations. We’ll discover some of the country’s best museums, churches, historic plazas and bustling shopping areas—including a private tour of the famously yellow Baroque Church of San Francisco. We’ll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which offers an overview of Peru’s fascinating history, from its superb array of Incan artifacts to impressive collections of ceramics, gold, and textiles.

  

PRICE INCLUDES: Includes airfare from Cuzco to Puno and Puno to Lima, accommodations for 4 nights in Puno and a day room in Lima, 13 meals (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners), 8 small group activities, gratuities for local guides / drivers / luggage porters, all transfers, porterage or 1 bag per traveler, exploring in a small group of 16 people!

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Not appropriate for travelers using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids.  You must be able to walk 3 miles unassisted and participate in 6-8 hours of physical activity each day.  We reserve the right to restrict participation, or in some circumstances send travelers home, if their limitations impact the group’s experience.  Altitude - 5 full days at altitudes above 12,500 feet.

DAY 11 Fly to Puno – Discover Sillustani

DAY 12 Visit Copamaya Village – Walk along Lake Titicaca – Visit Chucuito

DAY 13 Explore Puno

DAY 14 Boat ride across Lake Titicaca – Visit Uros & Taquile Islands

DAY 15 Fly to Lima – Explore Lima’s Burranco District – Return to US

ADD-ON PACKAGE PRICE:    $795 per person.  Price based on 2 people in a hotel room. 

RESERVATIONS: Orlando Ski and Travel Club membership, a trip deposit, and a completed online registration form are required to reserve space on this trip. Go to www.orlandoskiandtravelclub.com to both register as a member and sign up for this trip. Parties of 2 must each register separately with their own email login.

Mail deposit check and payments for this trip only to: Amy McClurg, 975 Finrod Way, Casselberry, FL  32707.  Make Checks Payable to “Orlando Ski and Travel Club.”

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received by Orlando Ski and Travel Club in writing.  No penalty if cancellation received prior to July 28th, 2019; $100 per person cancellation fee if cancellation is received after July 28th  & prior to September 1st, 2019. After September 1st & prior to December 1st, 2019 will result in forfeiture of deposit paid or the total cost to the club of such cancellation. No refunds after December 1, 2019. Trip Insurance is highly recommended.  Visit the Trips Page of our web site at www.orlandoskiandtravelclub.com for links to travel insurance information.


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