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November 28 - December 11, 2018Primarily for Delegates - Dates compliment Lima Special Convention!Loading...
The indigenous name of this city is Qusqu. Spanish pronounced it Cusco or Cuzco (elevation 11,200 ft), a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.
Ollantaytambo is a village in the Sacred Valley of south Peru, set on the Urubamba River amid snow-capped mountains. It’s known for the Ollantaytambo ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside. The village’s old town is an Inca-era grid of cobblestoned streets and adobe buildings.
Pisac is a village in southern Peru’s Sacred Valley region. It’s known for its lively handicrafts market in the main square. A large section of the market is dedicated to peruvian-oriented souvenir stalls where you can find weavings, jewellery, ponchos, hats, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca products and a whole range of other gifts and souvenirs to take home with you.
<strong>Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu</strong>
Aguas Calientes lies in a deep gorge below the ruins. A virtual island, it’s cut off from all roads and enclosed by stone cliffs, towering cloud forest, and two rushing rivers. Despite its gorgeous location, Aguas Calientes has the feel of a gold rush town, with a large itinerant population. A haven for trekkers and tourist alike.
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above Aguas Calientes and the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). It is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.
Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the country’s arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it’s a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. For those interested in colonial monuments, archaeology enthusiasts, handicraft collectors, bird watchers, museum aficionados, beach lovers and those who like to eat splendid food Lima is for you. An abundance of exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country.
<strong>Quito - Middle of the World</strong>
Quito is elevated at 9190 ft *1.74miles) above sea level, which makes it the highest official capital city in the World. Quito’s historic centre, was one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites and is one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved in the Americas.
There are two equator lines in Ecuador, the official line (the Mitad del Mundo Monument) and the original line (the Museo Inti Ñan), both only 260 yards (approx 2.5 football fields) apart. The museum tour is absolutely fantastic.
<strong>Cotacachi & Otavalo</strong>
Otavalo is a town in the Andean highlands in the Imbabura province of northern Ecuador. It’s surrounded by volcanoes including the Imbabura Volcano. It's known for its Otavalo Market in the central Plaza de Ponchos, where traditionally clad indigenous townspeople sell colorful textiles and handicrafts.
<strong>Cotacachi</strong> - The name refers to one of Ecuador's leading artisanal manufacturers of leather and leather goods. i.e. the leather capital of Ecuador.
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Guayaquil and the Coast
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Guayaquil and the Coast (Delegate Variation)
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Guayaquil, Cuenca, the Coast and the Andes
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Guayaquil, Cuenca, the Coast and the Andes (Delegate Variation)
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Quito and the Andes
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Quito and the Andes (Delegate Variation)
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Quito, Baños, the Andes and Amazona
- Peru: Lima, Macchu Pichu + Ecuador: Quito, Baños, the Andes and Amazona (Delegate Variation)
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<strong>Day 1 Wednesday Nov 28, 2018</strong>
Depart Lima for Cusco, Arrival and Hotel accommodation, Evening City Tour
<strong>Day 2 Thursday Nov 29, 2018</strong>
Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Buffet Lunch included, Train to Machu Picchu area, Arrival to Aguas Calientes hotel
<strong>Day 3 Friday Nov 30, 2018</strong>
Tour to Machu Picchu Citadel, enjoy evening Aquas Calientes
<strong>Day 4 Saturday Dec 1, 2018</strong>
Train to Cusco with a stop over in the ancient city of Ollanuaytambo and Pisac
<strong>Day 5 Sunday Dec 2, 2018</strong>
Excursion tour to Puno Baroque Route, Many stops, buffet lunch included
<strong>Day 6 Monday Dec 3, 2018</strong>
Visit to Lake Titicaca and the Uros and Taquile tribes
<strong>Day 7 Tuesday Dec 4, 2018</strong>
Tour Bus towards Colca Canyon Arequipa, Arrival to Hotel
<strong>Day 8 Wednesday Dec 5, 2018</strong>
Visit of the Canyon and the Condor Bird observatory, Transport to Arequipa
<strong>Day 9 Thursday Dec 6, 2018</strong>
Visit to the City of Arequipa, Lunch for typical Picanteria (local cousine) Flight to Lima and transfer to hotel. Group Going Away (Last) Supper (included).
<strong>Day 10 Friday Dec 7, 2018</strong>
Depart Lima Arrive Quito
<strong>Day 11 Saturday Dec 8, 2018</strong>
From Quito travel to Cotacachi (known for it's leather goods and crafts) & Otavalo (best known for its vibrant Inca market) with vistas aplenty along the way.
<strong>Day 12 Sunday Dec 9, 2018</strong>
Full Day visit Papallacta Hot Springs Water & Spa. Enjoy the relaxing and rejuvenating baths of Termas de Papallacta.
<strong>Day 13 Monday Dec 10, 2018</strong>
Visit and tour both the Historical and the literal Middle of the World sites. Explore Centro Historico. Top off the day at Pims Restaurant with superb food, great photo ops and magnificent views.
<strong>Day 14 Tuesday Dec 11, 2018</strong>
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