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Ultimate Archaeology - Spiritual and Mystical Peru

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 - 30 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Peru  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: April - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1799 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2700 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Details:

Machu Picchu, the hidden outpost of the Incas. Kuelap Fortress, the largest stone ruin structure in the New World. A private guide awaits your arrival in Cusco and will take you to your chosen hotel and to visit the center of Inca civilization. Your spiritual journey begins with a private tour of Sacsayhuaman where many rituals were performed and the eleven sided “la Puerta” locks the spiritual channels which legend has it lie beneath.

Tour to the Sacred Valley includes - the Pisac Indian Market, Ollantaytambo fortress. Take the vista dome train to Aguas Calientes where you overnight at the base of Machu Picchu. In the early morning you your Shaman guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Machu Picchu for a sunrise spiritual encounter with one of the most mystical places on Earth. Hike up to Huanya Picchu and enjoy a stop at the Moon Palace overlooking Machu Picchu.

Continue your adventure to the world of Chiclayo and the treasures of Sipan and pyramids of Tucume: The Lord of Sipan mausoleum was discovered in the Huaca Rajada archaeological compound dating to the times of the Moche civilization that bloomed from 200 to 600 A.D. The remains are the monarch's and his entourage. All were buried in fabulous attire including gold and silver artifacts, spondylus shells and semi-precious stones. These treasures can be seen at the Royal Tombs of Sipan Site Museum in Lambayeque city.

Tucume: An impressive archaeological compound spreading over 220 hectares also known as the Valley of the Pyramids. It was the most important city in the Lambayeque civilization. Its 26 mud brick truncated pyramid palaces or temples called "huacas" are about 40 meters (131 feet) high. Studies show the first temples were built around 700 years A.D. by local chieftains. An interesting display is on display at the site museum. Following the visit to Tucume an overland trip to Chachapoyas and the Amazonas cloud forest.

Visit the sarcophagi site of Karajia. Karajia is an spectacular funerary site. Here we will find 3-meter anthropomorphic wooden coffins located under a cliff. Mummies were placed inside each coffin. The Chachapoyan buried their dead in capsule-like tombs constructed of stone, wooden or cane poles and clay. Known locally as purunmachus (from the Quechua, purun wild and machu, old), the funerary statues broom from cliff side perches.

Visit Kuelap and the towers of Macro. The great fortress of Kuélap, associated with the Chachapoyas culture, consists of massive exterior stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings. The structure, situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru, is roughly 600 meters in length and 110 meters in width. It was likely built to defend against the Huari or other hostile peoples. Archaeological evidence shows that the structure was built around 500 AD and occupied until the Early Colonial period (1532-1570).

Visit Malqui museum. Leimebamba might have languished in total obscurity were it not for events beginning in late 1996, when looters discovered a stash of 219 mummies in the cliff side tombs overlooking the nearby Lake of the Condors. The Discovery Channel filmed the ensuing recovery operation, introducing Leymebamba to the world.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Details:
- 3-star accommodations: 1799 US (per person)
- 4 and 5-star accommodations: 2700 US (per person)
- Special prices are available for groups of 6 or more
- Tour is customizable to your dates of travel
- Additional days and nights can be arranged upon request
- 12 days and 11 nights packages with complete private service start from: 1799 US (per person)
- Extension options available to archaeological sites at either Nasca, Caral, Lake Titikaka and Trujillo.

Price Includes:
- Accommodations in Cusco, Machu Picchu, Chiclayo, and Chachapoyas
- Most meals
- Private English-speaking Shaman guide in Cusco and Machu Picchu
- Private expert English-speaking guides for Chiclayo and Chachapoyas
- Overland bus and train transportation
- Entrance fees to all attractions.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2007

M16914 is a full-service travel agency working directly with lodge owners and primary operation services within Peru to bring to you the most exciting and safe travel programs to archaeological wonders and Amazon jungle destinations. Our strategy is to utilize technologies to find travel solutions that suit our clients...

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