August 13-24, 2024 | Peru, Machu Picchu and the Amazon

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  • Peru with the Amazon, Machu Picchu and CuscoAugust 13-22
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Overview

NOTE: This tour is in high demand. It is a custom Peru experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Webb Tours has over 30 years experience taking people to Peru. Nobody has the connections and experience that we do in showing you the narural and PERSONAL treasures of this amazing country. The tour for 2023 was sold out 9 months in advance. We encourage you to register early if you’re interested..

This tour will focus on the treasures of South America’s most fascinating country. We’ll fly to Lima and enjoy the colonial history of America’s oldest city. A short flight takes us to the Peruvian Amazon for two days for a jungle experience you’ll never forget. We’ll enjoy ample time in Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac and, of course, Machu Picchu. We’ll travel by coach into the Sacred Valley to the end of the road. We’ll take a ninety minute train ride to Machu Picchu and sleep in the nearby town (which has lovely accommodations). We’ll have an entire day to enjoy Machu Picchu the next day before returning to Cusco.

And for those who would like to see another AMAZING place, you’ll have the chance to extend your tour to include Lake Titicaca before returning to Lima, and back to the US. It is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE and nobody in Utah has taken more groups to Peru that we have.

Highlights

  • Perhaps the most impressive SINGLE SIGHT in the WORLD, which is of course Machu Picchu (not exaggerating)
  • Two days in the Peruvian Amazon
    • INCREDIBLE Lake Sandoval
    • Jungle walks, wildlife
    • Visit with a native tribe
  • Cusco area
    • 2 full days touring the Sacred Valley
    • Humanitarian opportunity in outlying village
  • Machu Picchu
    • Perfect train schedule
    • Full day at the ruins
  • Lake Titicaca Extension Option
    • Lunch on Taquiles Island and visit to the famous floating islands (Los Uros)
  • Lima highlights

Price Includes

  • Domestic airfare within Peru
  • Experienced and knowledgeable tour director and local guides that we have used for years
  • 18 excellent meals local cuisine, great buffets and more
  • All train, coaches and boat transfers
  • Carefully chosen FOUR STAR hotels and quaint river-side bungalows in the jungle
  • Admissions to all places listed

Price per person

Price for the tour from August 13-24, 2024

  • $2,395 + International Airfare –  Based on two in a Room
  • $2,325 + International Airfare:   Based on three in a Room
  • $3,175 + International Airfare:   Based on one in a Room

Note: The above amounts include an ESTIMATE for the domestic flights within Peru based on 2023 rates ($200 per person from Lima to the Jungle and $200 per person from the Jungle to Cusco). Exact prices for airfare within Peru will be available in February, 2024.  If the actual prices for these domestic flights are lower or higher than anticipated, the price will be adjusted accordingly. 

International Airfare will be available by February, 2024. For our 2023 tour, we paid roughly $1,395 per person for the round trip flights from Salt Lake City to Lima, Peru. 

Price for the Lake Titicaca Extension (Tour dates with Lake Titicaca: August 13-24)

  • $595  –  Based on two in a Room
  • $565 –  Based on three in a Room
  • $745 –  Based on one in a Room

Note: The above amounts include an ESTIMATE for the domestic flight within Peru based on 2023 rates ($200 per person from Lake Titicaca to Lima).  Exact prices for airfare within Peru will be available in February, 2024.  If the actual prices for these domestic flights are lower or higher than anticipated, the price will be adjusted accordingly. 

Note:

This tour showcases tremendous variety. Peru boasts 84 of the world’s 103 ecosystems. From lush jungles (with incredible biodiversity) to the towering Andes Mountains (some of the most spectacular scenes in the world) to vast coastline – and the changes happen over short distances. Add that to the incredible people, colorful culture and captivating history and you have a truly “must-see” travel destination.

Itinerary

August 13, 2024:  This morning we’ll depart for our Peruvian adventure.  We’ll fly via Atlanta or Houston to Lima, Peru, arriving in the late evening, local time.   Our hotel is the lovely Costa del Sol Hotel in the parking lot of the airport which is just steps away and very convenient. (D)

August 14:  After a good night’s rest, we’ll walk back over to the airport (50 yards) for our morning flight to the jungle.  In just over an hour, we’ll go from the barren landscape of Lima to the lush jungle of the Peruvian Amazon.  We land in Puerto Maldanado and board our boat for a 30 minute ride on the majestic Madre de Dios River into the Amazon Jungle.  We stay at the VERY comfortable Corto Maltes with all the amenities for a very pleasant stay.  You’ll have your own bungalow with comfortable beds/private bathroom/shower while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle.  Upon arrival (and after lunch and a rest in your porch hammock), we’ll take an educational stroll into the primary growth jungle to see the incredible flora in the area.  It is fascinating! (ever seen a walking palm tree?)  Dinner is waiting for us when we return.  The food and the activities in the jungle are superb.  This evening, our boat will take us up river in the dark (with our spotlights) to look for the white Cayman or Capybara.  (B, L, D)

August 15:  We have a full day in store as we explore this fascinating part of the world. Half of Peru is made up of jungle and the biodiversity here is legendary. We’ll get up early today and take our boats about 15 minutes to the entrance of the Sandoval National Park. We’ll walk (on a raised boardwalk that is completely flat) through the jungle about 2 miles to Lake Sandoval, a natural lake formed by a meandering river. The scenery is simply magnificent. Our guides will row us on the lake as we enjoy the bird life, monkeys, giant otters (that live in the lake) and more. It is a surreal experience. We then return to our lodge for an authentic jungle lunch. After a rest, we’ll meet with a family of Amazon Natives who come from their village to share what life is like in the jungle – and it is very interesting. Those who wish will then have the option to climb the recently completed tower that goes above the jungle canopy to see the flying Scarlet Macaws or other birdlife in the area. It’s all close to our comfortable lodge. And if you’d rather stay at the lodge and swim and rest, that’s an option too. The lodge is owned by a French couple and the food here is DELICIOUS (as it is in all of Peru). B, L, D

August 16: This morning we’ll see one of nature’s most interesting daily rituals.  Those interested can arise just after sunrise and take a 15-20 minute walk into the jungle where we’ll watch as dozens of wild parrots descend from the skies onto a wall of clay.  They eat the clay to coat their stomachs so they can then go out and eat unripe fruit.  We’ll come back and enjoy breakfast before boarding our boats back to Puerto Maldanado where we’ll show you the colorful and lively local market.  They we take a 40 minute flight to Cusco, once the capitol of most of South America.  We’ll go to our hotel and allow our bodies to adjust to the altitude.  During our rest, we’ll have an interesting lecture about the Incas and the Spaniards which will provide important background as we prepare to see these great sites.   In the late afternoon, we’ll stroll into the beautiful Plaza de Armas (main square) and walk the original Incan streets that have been here for over 500 years.  The massive stones, fit perfectly together, still line the sides of these historic streets. The Cathedral built by the Spaniards in the 16th century towers over the area.  It is one of the world’s most interesting cities and capital of a great empire.  A delicious dinner is included tonight in Cusco.  We stay at the Jose Antonio Hotel – a lovely 4 star property on the main avenue. (B, D)

August 17:  The Sacred Valley of the Incas is so named because of the reverence they felt for this area.  With towering mountains on both sides, and scores of ruins, and fertile fields, it is an interesting place to visit.  Travel distances are short and there is much to see.  We’ll visit the well-known Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman whose gigantic 3-tiered walls were built from 18-foot boulders that weigh over 300 tons each.  The views of Cusco below are breathtaking.  From there it’s a short drive to Pisac for lunch. On the way, we’ll see and feed some llamas and alpacas. We will then give you some time for shopping in the local Pisac Market.  It is colorful, interesting and a bargain.  We’ll also see the Pisac Ruins that guarded this sacred valley, and the best example of the agricultural terraces which the Incas perfected.  We’ll return to Cusco in the early evening.  Free evening to enjoy dinner on your own.  There are many restaurants with English menus.  (B, L)

August 18:  Today we take a look at the other side of the sacred valley. We’ll stop in Chincheros this morning for an interesting weaving demonstration before continuing to beautiful Urubamba where we’ll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.  We’ll then continue 30 minutes to Ollantaytambo at the “end of the road” and learn the interesting history of this important ancient Inca city.  We will then board our Vista Dome train for an unforgettable 90 minute train ride toward Machu Picchu.  The scenery changes from dry mountain valleys to lush, tropical mountains as you DESCEND to 7,000 feet above sea level, several thousand feet lower than Cusco.  By 5:30, we’ll arrive at Aguas Calientes, the small town near Machu Picchu.  We’ll check into our hotel and enjoy a free evening in this charming town.   It is impossible to describe the majestic mountain scene.  You just have to see it to believe it.  We’ll stay at a comfortable hotel right on the river.  (B, L)

August 19:  The big day has arrived.  We’ll take a 20 minutes bus ride from our hotel and ascend to this Wonder of the World.  Machu Picchu is perched majestically atop a green, lush mountain with higher, foliage-covered mountains surrounding it.  Behind the mountains are show-capped glaciers.  The site will NEVER leave your memory.  It is simply one of the most awe-inspiring single landscapes anywhere in the world (in my opinion).   Our local guide will spend a couple of hours with us taking us through the ruins followed by time to enjoy it on your own.  There is much to learn and see.  You will repeatedly look around you in absolute amazement at the scene.  The brave ones can take the hour hike to the top of Wayna Picchu, overlooking the ruins (extra cost and limited space). You’ll have plenty of time to see Machu Picchu in depth. In the late afternoon, we’ll board our train which departs around 4:00.  We’ll be back in Cusco by 8:00.  A light dinner is included.  (B, D)

August 20:  This morning we’ll participate in a humanitarian activity (details to be announced as we get closer).  Those interested can donate and participate in a life changing afternoon that you won’t forget.  We have done this for the past 20+ years and it is a sweet experience for all involved. We’ve included a box lunch. This afternoon, you’ll have some free time to do some shopping, visit the 16th Century Cathedral, take a walk or just relax.  Around 4:00, your guide will take you to Cusco’s most historic building:  Koricancha (Temple of the Sun).  This was the main source of gold for the Spanish conquistadors and is a fascinating place to visit.  Cusco was the “City of Gold”.  The Spaniards wrote about finding “fountains flowing with gold” and “streets paved with gold” as they entered the city in 1500’s.    We’ll have a delicious buffet dinner with entertainment tonight in Cusco.  (B, L, D).

August 21: Today we’ll board our hour long flight back to Lima where we’ll spend the day seeing some interesting sites. Lima may not be the highlight of the tour, but there are some very important things to see.  Founded by Pizarro in the 1500’s, Lima is the American continent’s oldest European-founded city.  We’ll see the interesting Plaza de Armas, 500 year old Francisco Church and more.   We’ll also see Lima’s newest attraction:  The Water Fountain Park.  Trust me.  This is worth seeing!  We then return to the airport for our overnight flight home, arriving the morning of June 13th.  (B)

Price of tour includes:

*All flights within Peru (estimate)

*All ground transportation aboard private luxury motor coach

*All lodging at excellent hotels and 18 meals

*Local tour guides in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu

*Vista-Dome train to Machu Picchu

*Entrance fees to all archeological sites

*Webb Tours Director throughout

*Luggage handling for one piece of luggage.

*Passport fees, international airfare/taxes and tips for local guides are not included.

OPTIONAL PUNO/LAKE TITICACA EXTENSION:

About 250 miles south of Cusco on the high plains near the Bolivia border is the world’s highest navigable lake.  It is called Lake Titicaca, and it sits at roughly 12,700 feet above sea level.  The Uros people once felt threatened by the Inca Empire and fled to the shores of the lake.  To better protect themselves, they devised a system whereby they constructed floating islands on the shallow part of the lake, using the natural cattail type rush called the Totora plant.  Its dense roots support the top layer which is constantly replaced with new reeds on top of the layers beneath.  The islands change in size, and more are created as the need arises.  On the shores of the lake, is the interesting town of Puno dating back to pre-inca times.  It is an interesting place to visit. 

In the past, about 90% of our travelers have included this extension. We have not had A SINGLE PERSON say that they regretted it. It is interesting, educational and VERY unique. We highly recommend that you include this extension.

Extension Itinerary:  If you choose the extension, your itinerary will be as follows:

August 22: Arise early this morning and enjoy a full day transfer from Cusco to Puno aboard a luxury coach for tourists.  We’ll see some interesting scenery, my favorite colonial church in Peru, an interesting archeological site (Raqchi) and the interesting towns.  A buffet lunch and informed guide are included as you travel.  We make lots of stops and arrive by about 6:00 PM.  Dinner is on your own at the hotel.  We stay at the 4 star Jose Antonio on the lake. (B, L)

August 23:  Today we have a morning tour on Lake Titicaca.  We go by boat into the National Reserve which is a protected area for the Uros people who inhabit these fascinating, man-made islands.  We’ll go onto one of the islands and meet the local inhabitants.  They will give us a demonstration of how they build the islands.  They’ll invite us into their homes and give us a feel for life on the islands (those interested can see the island where the LDS church was located, and where all on the island are members).  We’ll then enjoy a 60 minute ride the Island of Taquile where we’ll meet the locals living in the middle of Lake Titicaca.  We’ll have fresh lake trout for lunch overlooking the lake (or a substitute if you don’t like fish). It’s fascinating.  We’ll show you more of the island and return to our hotel. A nice farewell dinner is included this evening.  (B, L, D)

August 24:  This morning we go to the airport and take our flight back to Lima (we’ll show you the same things as listed on June 12 above).  We will catch an overnight flight back to the states, arriving on June 15. (B)

Extension price is $595 PER PERSON

Extension includes luxury tourist coach to Puno, 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, all tours, guides, Lake Titicaca floating islands and Isla de Taquile, and flight to Lima.

 

Please Note

Registration Information:

A $400 deposit is required to reserve your space. To make a reservation, simply register online by completing the booking form above. Your deposit will be charged to your credit card. If you prefer, you can call us and we will take your reservation information and credit card details over the phone.  When we receive your reservation, we will email you a receipt confirming that you are registered for the tour.  A letter with instructions, hotel itinerary, flight information (if applicable) and luggage tags will be sent roughly 95 days prior to departure at which time the balance will be due.  You do not need to pay the balance until after you receive that package.  We prefer final payments in the form of a check.  Webb Tours also accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. A 2.5% fee applies to final payments made by credit card to cover a portion of the credit card company fees (which are now around 4%)

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that you may need to cancel your trip for unforeseen reasons.  If cancellation occurs 180 days or more before departure, all money will be refunded.  If airline tickets are purchased prior to that time (with your permission), they are the responsibility of the traveler. In most cases, airlines will allow the value of airline tickets to be used for future travel.  All other funds will be returned if cancellation occurs outside of 180 days.  If it is within 180 days, your deposit and other committed funds are non refundable.  

Travel Protection:

In today’s changing travel environment, it is important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services 360° Group Premier Protection Plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

Premium for this insurance depends on your age and trip cost and is priced as follows:

Trip Cost (per person)        Ages 0-59                 Ages 60-74                      Ages 75+

$1,000-$1,500

$109

$143

$211

$1,501-$2,000

$149

$191

$215

$2,001-$2,500

$191

$245

$277

$2,501-$3,000

$234

$300

$338

$3,001-$3,500

$276

$354

$400

$3,501-$4,000

$319

$409

$461

$4,001-$4,500

$361

$463

$523

$4,501-$5,000

$404

$518

$584

$5,001-$5,500

$446

$572

$646

$5,501-$6,000

$489

$627

$707

For coverage details and explanation of benefits, you can view or download the policy by going to  https://policy.travelexinsurance.com/GPZ-1023.

If you are interested in the travel insurance, please contact Webb Tours any time up until final payment for the tour.  You must be medically fit at the time you buy the insurance.  The insurance goes into effect once purchased.

This is intended as a general description of certain types of insurance and services available to qualified customers through the companies of Zurich in North America, provided solely for informational purposes.  Nothing herein should be construed as a solicitation, offer, advice, recommendation, or any other service with regard to any type of insurance product underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company, 1299 Zurich Way, Schaumburg, IL 60196. Your policy is the contract that specifically and fully describes your coverage, terms and conditions. Travelex Insurance Services Inc. CA Agency license #0D10209. Insurance coverages underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company (NAIC # 16535).

Insurance includes the following items:

  • Trip interruption up to 150% of the cost of the trip (if you have to leave in the middle of the trip)
  • Trip interruption – return airfare only – $1,000
  • Trip Cancellation – 100% of insured trip cost (up to $20,000)
  • Trip delay: $1,000 (minimum delay of 5 hours)
  • Missed Connection: $1,000 (with a minimum delay of 3 hours)
  • Baggage (for lost luggage): $1,500
  • Baggage Delay: $250 (minimum of 12 hour delay)
  • Emergency medical: $50,000
  • Emergency Dental: $500
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: $250,000 (including $25,000 for escort expenses)
  • Accidental death/dismemberment during travel: $10,000

For benefit and rate information, please review the Group Premier product flyer at https://partner.travelexinsurance.com/docs/premier

Unexpected flight cancellations or weather delays:  Webb Tours works diligently to cover all of the details associated with your travel. We make sure that all ground transportation, lodging, local tours, restaurants, specialists, etc, are in place and awaiting our arrival. We ensure that our directors are well prepared to provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations.  One thing we do NOT control are the airlines. Significant problems can arise on a group tour due to canceled flights, weather delays or missed connections. In the case of a flight cancellation, Webb Tours will do all we can to work with the airline to move people to the next available flights. Any portion of the tour that is missed due to flight delays or cancellations is NOT the financial responsibility of Webb Tours. Refunds will not be given for hotels, ground transportation, activities or meals that are missed due to flight interruptions. This is another good reason to purchase the travel insruance which has a provision for missed connections (see Group Premier product flyer referenced above for details).  Your participation in the tour signifies that you understand and accept this policy.

 

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