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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

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Peruvian Tour

< South America >Peru

Featuring: Colonial Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo, Amazon River, Trujillo, Chan Chan Adobe City, Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, Mercado de Brujas, Moche Indian Burial Grounds.

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Length: 13 Days / 12 Nights

Trip Includes:

  • Price is low season based on double occupancy
  • Tour includes R/T air from New York, all park entrance fees, airport, transfers,guide and driver,
  • most meals, guaranteed window seat. Taxes not included

Itinerary Highlights:

DAY 1-USA/Lima
Depart USA on overnight flight to Lima, Peru.

DAY 2-Lima
Arrive in Lima early in the morning. After a good morning rest, enjoy the rest of the day exploring colonial Lima. Visit the Cathedral, final resting place of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru and founder of the city. Explore the beautiful barrios of the Miraflores and San Isidro districts.

DAY 3-Lima
This morning visit the Archaeology and Antropology Museum which contains one of the best overviews of ancient Peruvian art and archaeology. After lunch visit the Larco Herrera Museum offering the worlds largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian art.

DAY 4-Lima/Cuzco
After a quick flight to Cuzco, the pre-colombian capital of the Inca, take your time exploring the city and accustoming yourself to the 11,000 foot altitude. Here you can visit the impressive Inca ruins that provide the foundation for this ancient city.

DAY 5-Cuzco/Machu Picchu
After a scenic ride to Machu Picchu, spend the whole day exploring this “lost city of the Incas.” Rediscovered in 1911, this city of over 200 buildings, carefully carved out of unmortared rock, is practically invisible from the valley below.

DAY 6-Cuzco/Pisac/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy bargaining for beautiful handicrafts at the Pisac market. Then it is off to Ollantaytambo, the oldest settlement in the Americas to be continuously inhabited.

DAY 7-Cuzco/Iquitos/Amazon Jungle
Fly to Iquitos for the beginning of your Amazon journey. Board an Amazon River boat for an unforgettable ride to the hotel. Your Amazon adventure can begin in the afternoon as you explore the forest on your way to a local Indian village.

DAY 8-Amazon Lodge
Enjoy the day observing the exotic birds and animals that inhabit this tropical paradise. Your tour continues with a visit the Yagua Indians as well as further exploration of the Amazon Jungle.

DAY 9-Iquitos/Trujillo
Returning to Iquitos, you will transfer to Trujillo. Take your time to explore this city of beautiful colonial architecture, plazas, small churches, monasteries and convents.

DAY 10-Trujillo
Visit the largest adobe city in the world, the ruins of Chan Chan, and the adobe Huacas, or Pyramids, of the Sun and Moon.

DAY 11-Chiclayo
Spend the day browsing the Mercado de Brujas, one of the largest occult markets in South America. In the afternoon, explore the tomb of the Lord of Sipan, considered the most fabulous tomb in the Western Hemisphere. Later visit the archeological site of adobe pyramids entitled El Brujo.

DAY 12-Trujillo/Lima
In the morning, return to Trujillo to take an afternoon flight to Lima for a good night’s rest.

DAY 13-Lima/USA
¬°Hasta luego! Board an early flight from Lima to the USA.

Price: Call Uncommon Adventures for pricing

The above is a sample itinerary. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

Destinations in South America:
Ecuador & Galapagos
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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.