Empires of the Andes & Coastal Peru

Dates: September 4, 2014 - September 18, 2014 (15 days)
Tour Leader: James Kus

Machu Picchu. Image by © James Kus
Machu Picchu. Image by © James Kus
Map of this Itinerary The archaeological site of Moray, with its unusual circular terraces. Image by © James Kus Rupicola Peruviana. Image by © Jerry Thompson Storehouses overlooking the town of Ollantaytambo. Image by © James Kus The extraordinary Andean city of Cuzco. Image by © James Kus Professor Kus discussing the decorations at Huaca de la Luna, Trujillo. Image by © James Kus Textile dyeing and weaving in Chincheros. Image by © James Kus One of the exhibits at the superb Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. Image by © James Kus

See the best of ancient Peru: this custom-designed tour is carefully paced for you to thoroughly explore many of Peru's greatest archaeological sites, enjoy its fabulous landscapes, and provide time to relax and enjoy your wonderful hotels. In the company of Prof. James Kus, who has spent decades doing archaeological and geographical research in Peru, explore magnificent ancient sites, a variety of museums, and picturesque villages and cities. In addition to spending TWO days at Machu Picchu, highlights include the impressive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman and ruins of the Inca town of Ollantaytambo; Chan Chan, one of South America's largest pre-Columbian sites; the renowned Moche tombs of Sipan at Huaca Rajada; and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lima and Cuzco. Enjoy three nights each in the Sacred Valley and Cuzco, and two nights everywhere else, for convenience and ample time to explore.


Tour Pricing:
$6,745 per person, double occupancy (20-25 participants)
$7,245 per person, double occupancy (15-19 participants)
$7,745 per person, double occupancy (10-14 participants)
Single Supplement: $1,295 (limited availability)

 

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Itinerary

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Home | Lima, Peru
Friday, September 5 - Lima
Saturday, September 6 - Lima | Cuzco | Urubamba, Sacred Valley
Sunday, September 7 - Sacred Valley | Moray | Maras | Chincheros | Sacred Valley
Monday, September 8 - Sacred Valley | Pisac | Sacred Valley
Tuesday, September 9 - Urubamba, Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu
Wednesday, September 10 - Machu Picchu
Thursday, September 11 - Machu Picchu | Cuzco
Friday, September 12 - Cuzco | Sacsayhuaman | Cuzco
Saturday, September 13 - Cuzco | Tipon | Piquillaqta | Cuzco
Sunday, September 14 - Cuzco | Trujillo
Monday, September 15 - Trujillo | Huacas del Sol/de la Luna | Chan Chan | Trujillo
Tuesday, September 16 - Trujillo | San Jose de Moro | Zaña | Chiclayo
Wednesday, September 17 - Chiclayo | Ferrenafe | Morrope | Chiclayo
Thursday, September 18 - Chiclayo | Lambayeque | Sipan | Chiclayo | Lima | Home

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