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Peru, October 2017

Join us: 12-Day Peru Highlights

Join this once-in-a-lifetime group tour as we adventure around Peru & Machu Picchu with Globus, the leader in escorted travel.

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    • Perfect Hotels – the right hotels in just the right locations.
    • Tour Directors – expert guides make destinations fascinating.
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    • Transportation – sit back and enjoy the ride in comfort.
    • … and ME! – your travel agent will be traveling with you!

Departure October 08, 2017. Concludes October 19th.
Base tour rate $4,099.00 per person, a $342 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.
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Call Cassie at 330-790-1230 to join the group and reserve your space or click here to request more information!

Your Peru Adventure Highlights:

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Can’t go October 8th? Different dates are available upon request.

Tour Details

 
Welcome to your 12-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with Globus

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Globus itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date information or details.

Click on your day-by-day itinerary to see how you’ll experience each destination! Included activities are listed in CAPITAL LETTERS, and don’t miss Globus’ signature icon icon-local-favorite-Globus that denotes a Local Favorite, a unique experience that takes you behind-the-scenes.

 Day 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in this Peruvian city. In the evening, you will be met by your Tour Director.

 Day 2: Lima

This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a icon-local-favorite-Globus LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of the lives of the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow traveling companions at one of Lima’s finest historic homes, CASA GARCIA ALVARADO.
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 Day 3: Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will experience an icon-local-favorite-Globus El Pago a la Tierra, or MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, stop at the semi-circular KENKO Temple with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages. See the ancient site of Puca Pucara before continuing to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner outing with a PERUVIAN PASO HORSE SHOW.
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 Day 4: Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, followed by the opportunity to visit a icon-local-favorite-Globus HOME, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Next, board the Vistadome TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, learn how to mix the perfect Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink, before dinner at the hotel.
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 Day 5: Machu Picchu–Cusco

Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue on to Cusco.
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 Day 6: Cusco

This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city TOUR, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. Also visit the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
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 Day 7: Juliaca-Puno (Lake Titicaca)

Board a flight to Juliaca, where you will continue to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
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 Day 8: Puno. Excursion to Lake Titicaca

Today, take a motorboat trip to some of the more unique islands of LAKE TITICACA. Start with TAQUILE ISLAND, which was once part of the Inca Empire and was one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today. Next, travel to the fascinating UROS ISLANDS, home to the Uros Indians, who were forced to live on the lake as the Inca Indians pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made by reeds and are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake.
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 Day 9: Puno-Sillustani-Juliaca-Lima

Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of SILLUSTANI en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas—above-ground, cylinder-shaped tombs dating back to the 1400s. While here, icon-local-favorite-Globus spend some time with the locals, see their HOMES, learn how they work, what they eat, and gain a better understanding of their lives. Fly from Juliaca to Lima this afternoon.
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 Day 10: Ballestas Islands & Nazca Lines

Enjoy a scenic drive south along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas. CRUISE out to the Ballestas Islands, which are inhabited by a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds, including boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. The huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside, can also be seen as you cruise back to shore. Continue to the town of Pisco, the wine capital of Peru. Have your camera handy today as you board your aircraft for a FLIGHT over the Nazca plains, which can only be appreciated by air. Your pilot will point out the mysterious markings known as the NAZCA LINES, a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long! Theories vary, but the most accepted belongs to German mathematician Maria Reiche, who dubbed the land the “astronomical calendar” of the ancient Peruvians. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.
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 Day 11: Paracas-Lima

After some free time in Paracas, return to Lima today. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a memorable farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
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 Day 12: Lima

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
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Wonderful overview of your escorted luxury tour to Peru with Globus.
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Quick Glance at Vacation Highlights

Lima – Welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado
Lima – Sightseeing with a Local Guide
Lima – Visit San Francisco Monastery and a icon-local-favorite-Globus local Peruvian food market
Sacred Valley – Visit the Kenko Amphitheater and Pisac
Sacred Valleyicon-local-favorite-Globus Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman
Sacred Valley – Dinner and Peruvian Paso Horse Show
Sacred Valley – Visit Ollantaytambo and icon-local-favorite-Globus a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
Machu Picchu – Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley
Machu Picchu – Sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu – Pisco Sour mixology lesson
Cusco – Sightseeing with a Local Guide
Cusco – Visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman
Lake Titicaca – Guided sightseeing to Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands
Sillustni – Visit the ruins
Sillustniicon-local-favorite-Globus Learn about the lives of the local people
Paracas – Fly over the Nazca Lines
Paracas – Cruise to the Ballestas Islands (headsets throughout the tour)
Lima – Farewell dinner
UNESCO World Heritage Sites – City of Cusco, Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Historic Center of Lima, and Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana

Welcome to your 12-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with Globus

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Globus itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date information or details.

Peru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this vacation, you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, visit its ancient ruins, and learn about its ancient culture. A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city. Stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Also, see the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which was built in the early 12th century. Some of the stones used to build the fortress weigh more than 350 tons, and the stones were fit so tightly together that a piece of paper will not fit between the stones. Try to figure out how it was built without the help of modern technology and machinery! While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels.

Of course, no trip to Peru is complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth.

These are just some of the many highlights you’ll see on this wonderful Peru vacation. For travelers ready for a new adventure, this tour is not to be missed!

Optional Excursions for your 12-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with Globus

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Globus itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date information or details.

This itinerary does not currently have a list of optional excursions available. Why not? Globus includes MORE in their itineraries. The must-see attractions are already included in your daily activities. However, optional excursions may be announced at a later date. Even though Globus includes the must-see sites and experiences, they also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them. Availability will depend on the itinerary and specific travel dates.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions (if available) online, or with my assistane.

Take a look at where you will be staying on your 12-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with Globus!

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Globus itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date information or details.

CITY: Lima
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Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Moderate Deluxe. The Doubletree Resort is located ideally along beautiful Paracas beach, and offers guests a modern facility with a wide range of onsite amenities. This includes two restaurants, snack bar, private beach, fitness center, spa, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and business center. The resorts also offers a wide array of leisure activities such as aerobics, dance lessons, volleyball, tennis, kayaking or simply lounging and relaxing to the sound of waves on the beach.
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CITY: Sacred Valley
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Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley Superior First-Class. The Casa Andina Private Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley is a luxurious and satisfying retreat. Combining fine food, comfortable rooms, and personalized attention, it is the Valley’s most complete hotel. In additon to a spa, a fitness center, and romantic dining, this hotel is best known for providing panoramic views of the Andes in every room. This charming mountain chalet-style hotel adds style and comfort to the already stunning atmosphere of Peru’s Sacred Valley.
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CITY: Machu Picchu
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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel Moderate Deluxe. The Sumaq Hotel is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins and boasts an Andean health spa, bar, restaurant, gift shop, and business center.
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CITY: Cusco
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Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco First-Class. A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house is located 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco’s emblematic colonial courtyards. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, reading room, room service, gift shop, and laundry service.
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CITY: Puno
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Libertador Puno Hotel Moderate First-Class. The Libertador Lake Titicaca, a 5-star hotel, is located on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, business center, gift shop, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and private dock.
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CITY: Paracas
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Doubletree Hotel Paracas Superior First-Class. The Doubletree Resort is located ideally along beautiful Paracas beach, and offers guests a modern facility with a wide range of onsite amenities. This includes two restaurants, snack bar, private beach, fitness center, spa, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and business center. The resorts also offers a wide array of leisure activities such as aerobics, dance lessons, volleyball, tennis, kayaking or simply lounging and relaxing to the sound of waves on the beach.
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Check out photos of the 12-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with Globus

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Globus itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date information or details.

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San.Francisco Monastery in Lima…………..Cusco’s Santo Domingo Altar……………….the ruins of Sacsayhuama
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village.of.Pisac…………………………………the “Ancient Peak” of Machu Picchu……….ruins at Machu Picchu
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overlook.of.Lake Titicaca……………………..huts on Lake Titicaca…………………………floating islands of Uros
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Pricing details for your 12-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with Globus

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the Globus itinerary, and may not include the most up-to-date information or details.
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Please Note: exact prices for 2017 vacations may vary month by month. This tour is estimated at $4,099 per person, but it subject to change. This includes the tour components only. Prices do NOT include air travel. Promotional rates are offered for a limited time only. Call Oddball Escapes to discuss estimated rates, current promotions, and availability.
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Flights: Dates & prices do not include flights to/from Peru. Nor does the tour price include intra-vacation air segments to/from Lima, Cusco, Puno, and Lima. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the intra-vacation flights from Globus. Oddball Escapes will quote these rates at the time of booking. (Rates for air travel vary often, and are therefore quoted separately to ensure you receive the most accurate air rates for your travel dates.)
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Receive discounted rates! Because multiple families want to take this trip, Oddball has created a “group” so that you receive extra benefits. As the group grows, so may the benefits and/or discounts! Of course, the exact benefits will not be determined until we get closer to the date, as our group will continue to grow between now and summer of 2017.
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What does it mean to be a part of a group? So, you will not be required to “hang out” and become best buddies with others in the group! You take your vacation, and other families take their vacation. But, you WILL be traveling with others, so why not let Oddball coordinate your travel plans as part of a group so that you get MORE from your vacation?!
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Start planning now? Exact pricing may not yet be available, but we ARE talking with families and individuals now who are interested in this tour of Peru and Machu Picchu. Contact Cassie for more details regarding this tour.
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Secure your spot. A $250 per person deposit secures your spot on this tour. This deposit can be placed now.
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Your Travel Agent goes with you! Cassie is super excited to be a part of this tour to Peru & Machu Picchu! For nearly 3 years, she lived in Peru’s northern neighboring country, Ecuador. As a previous tour guide, Cassie is excited to go alongside you to experience these wonderful Peruvian gems!