Empires of the Andes and Coastal Peru

Dates: September 21, 2014 - October 5, 2014 (15 days)
Tour Leader: James Kus

Storehouses overlooking the town of Ollantaytambo. Image by James Kus.
Storehouses overlooking the town of Ollantaytambo. Image by James Kus.
Map of this Itinerary Machu Picchu. Image by James Kus The archaeological site of Moray, with its unusual circular terraces. Image by James Kus Textile dyeing and weaving are ancient traditions in Chincheros. Image by James Kus Cuzco. Image by Martin St. Amant Rupicola Peruviana. Image by Jerry Thompson Professor Kus discussing the decorations at Huaca de la Luna, Trujillo. Image by James Kus An exhibit at the superb Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum. Image by James Kus
This custom-designed tour, highlighting the grandeur of Peru’s ancient sites and fabulous landscapes, combines the best available itinerary with time to relax and enjoy your wonderful hotels. Travel and learn with archaeologist Nancy Wilkie, and Dr. James Kus, who has spent decades conducting geographical and archaeological research throughout Peru. These two congenial experts, plus expert local guides, will make for a most stimulating and enlightening trip. 
 
Encounter magnificent ancient sites, a variety of museums, welcoming local people, and picturesque villages and cities. In addition to spending TWO days at Machu Picchu, visit 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; the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lima and Cuzco; and much more. Enjoy three nights each in the Sacred Valley and Cuzco, and two nights everywhere else, for convenience and ample time to explore.
Double Occupancy (20-25 participants) $6,745
Double Occupancy (15-19 participants) $7,245
Double Occupancy (10-14 participants) $7,745
SINGLE Supplement (limited availability) $1,295

 

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Itinerary

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Home | Lima, Peru
Monday, September 22 - Lima
Tuesday, September 23 - Lima | Cuzco | Urubamba, Sacred Valley
Wednesday, September 24 - Sacred Valley | Moray | Maras | Chincheros | Sacred Valley
Thursday, September 25 - Sacred Valley | Pisac | Sacred Valley
Friday, September 26 - Urubamba, Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu
Saturday, September 27 - Machu Picchu
Sunday, September 28 - Machu Picchu | Cuzco
Monday, September 29 - Cuzco | Sacsayhuaman | Cuzco
Tuesday, September 30 - Cuzco | Tipon | Piquillaqta | Cuzco
Wednesday, October 1 - Cuzco | Trujillo
Thursday, October 2 - Trujillo | Huacas del Sol/de la Luna | Chan Chan | Trujillo
Friday, October 3 - Trujillo | San Jose de Moro | Zaña | Chiclayo
Saturday, October 4 - Chiclayo | Ferrenafe  | Morrope | Chiclayo
Sunday, October 5 - Chiclayo | Lambayeque | Sipan | Chiclayo| Lima | Home


Optional Add-ons
Pre-tour night(s) at the Four Points Hotel, Lima. Pricing Includes breakfast and taxes. $199
Optional Excursion (offered on Sept. 28th). Hike to Huayna Picchu (per person) $125

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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