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Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and the Amazon Jungle

Author: The Traveling Professor/Monday, January 20, 2014/Categories: Peru & Machu Picchu

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8 Days, 7 Nights:  Saturday, June 14 to Saturday, June 21 and Saturday, November 8 to Saturday November 15

Peru, mystical Machu Picchu, and the Amazon rain forest await your discovery.  Join The Traveling Professor on a fully guided tour that will be talked about for years to come.  The Professor has custom-designed an exciting and enriching itinerary truly making this journey to South America the trip of a lifetime.

Steve Solosky, The Traveling Professor, is widely recognized for his Peru tours.  He is regularly invited to be speak at national trade meetings on Peru travel.  The Wall Street Journal and other print/radio media have noted his exceptional tours.

The Professor travels with small groups (up to 16 people) and offers personalized, attentive service.   The cost is only $2,699 based upon double occupancy.  The single supplement is $375.   There are no other taxes or surcharges by The Professor.

Included With The Trip:
  • 7 Nights, 8 Days in Peru in clean, comfortable, top-quality hotels in safe and convenient locations.  Hotels are consistently top-ranked on   Single, double, twin, and quad rooms have private baths and showers.   Breakfast is included. 
  • Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage City.  Enjoy a professionally guided tour of this fascinating city of stone, once the capital of the Inca Empire.    Savor world-class Peruvian cuisine and meet your travel companions with a welcome dinner.
  • Sacred Valley.  A fully guided tour of the amazing ruins at Ollantaytambo with a relaxing lunch at a spa on the Urubamba River.  Visit the world famous Pisac market. 
  • Guaranteed, Pre-Reserved Admission to Machu Picchu.  A guided visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World will literally leave you breathless.   Spend another day at Machu Picchu to hike the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate as well as see exotic birds, colorful butterflies, and unusual wildlife.  Travelers have exclusive access to private gardens and nature trails in the Machu Picchu area. Few other tours offer the in-depth exploration of Machu Picchu that The Traveling Professor does.  
  • Expedition to the Amazon Rain Forest.    First-class accommodations at the best all-inclusive eco-lodge in the jungle.   Choose from over a dozen excursions covering river canoeing, birding, astronomy, plants/flowers, wildlife and more.  It doesn’t get better than this!
  • Professional, Licensed Tour Guides in Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Amazon Rain Forest.  Our expert guides separate The Professor’s tours from the rest.  Get special insight into amazing Peruvian culture, history, natural beauty, and archeology.  All tours are private tours. 
  • Personalized, Attentive Service.  The Professor takes care of all the details and serves as the group’s personal concierge.   The Traveling Professor is always accessible to answer any and all questions prior to and during the tour.  Travelers are well-advised on packing, currency, weather, altitude, local customs and all other related issues.   Travelers are well-prepared for this adventure.   
  • All Local Transportation.  Including transfers to/from airport, domestic air (flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado), train and auto transportation.   We handle all the planning and details so you can enjoy your vacation.  From arrival in Cusco until the time you leave, everything is taken care of.
  • Optional Add-On Trips Available.  Additional days in Amazon jungle.  2 days in Lima and/or Nazca lines.

Useful Info:

  • Travelers are strongly encouraged to obtain health and emergency evacuation insurance prior to departure.   
  • Travelers must be in excellent health and able to trek difficult terrain at high altitudes
  • Travelers are strongly advised to consult with a physician to assess their ability to participate on this tour and to obtain recommended immunizations/medications.
  • Each traveler under 25 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 30 years of age
  • Trip itinerary may be modified due to civil disturbances, strikes, safety reasons, natural disasters, and/or weather conditions
  • Airfare to/from the traveler’s home city is not included.  Flights should be booked into Cusco (LIM) and return from Puerto Maldonado, Peru (PEM)

A $200 per person deposit holds your spot.  Deposits are fully refundable, no questions asked, up to 75 days before departure.  Deposits should be made to TRAVELING PROFESSOR, LLC and sent to STEPHEN SOLOSKY, TRAVELING PROFESSOR, PO BOX 747, GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01230
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Detailed Tentative 8-Day, 7-Night Itinerary

Day 1:   Arrive in vibrant Cusco, Peru from your home city.   This ancient city of the Incas is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Acclimate to the 11,200 foot altitude with a walking tour of the city center, the Plaza de Armas and a local market like never seen before.   That evening, meet get to know your travel companions and enjoy world-renowned Peruvian cuisine, included with the tour. 

Day2: A full day, professionally guided and private VIP tour of Cusco and the surrounding area.   See the Main Square, Cathedral, and Qoricancha (Sun Temple). The tour drives along the outskirts of the city up to famous fortress of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay ruins.  

Day 3:   Journey by train through the heart of the Sacred Valley along the twisting whitewater Urubamba River into the cloud forest of Peru. The 2 ½ hour adventure to the outpost town of Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, is nothing short of spectacular.  An in-depth professionally guided tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is on the day’s itinerary.

Day 4:     Arise early for a guided hike along the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate for an awe-inspiring sunrise at Machu Picchu.  Overlooking the mystical citadel from the Sun Gate is perhaps the most scenic vista in the world.  It is an experience to talk about and show photos to everyone you know for years to come.  In the afternoon, relax or explore the flowers, fauna, butterflies, birds and other wildlife on private nature trails.  We can state with confidence that no other tour company covers the Machu Picchu area like we do.

Day 5: It’s back on the train to Ollantaytambo for a tour of the Sacred Valley.   We’ll visit unbelievable ancient ruins, have a memorable lunch at a spa on the Urubamba River and visit the world-famous Pisac market on our way back to Cusco to spend the night.

Day 6-7:   We depart for our Amazon Jungle/Rain Forest adventure in the morning and fly to Puerto Maldonado.  Our 3-day, 2-night itinerary includes   
• Inkaterra Reserva Amozonica:  the most highly regarded all-inclusive eco-lodge in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest.  Luxury accommodations with all meals, excursions and activities included. 
• Excursions: Each traveler chooses from up to 12 different excursions of varying difficulty levels with a professional guide at the lead.  This is the full first-class jungle/rain forest experience.   Excursions include birding, river tours, astronomy, rain forest by day or night, medicinal plants, canoeing, fishing, native plants/flowers, and more.  Before the trip, we will detail each excursion so you can pick the best programs for you.

Day 8: Depart Puerto Maldonado for home or optional add-on tour to Lima or Nazca lines.   Travelers have the option of staying extra days in the rain forest.

What’s Included:

  • Lodging Welcome Dinner All Breakfasts
  • All Guided Tours 24/7 Tour Leader Services Five Dinners
  • Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado Transfers to/from Airport Three Lunches
  • All Domestic Transportation (Trains, Busses, Taxis, etc.) Admission to All Attractions 

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare from Your City to Cusco Airfare from Puerto Maldonado to Your City Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs Tips for local guides (about $40-$50 total for the tour) 


HOW TO SIGN-UP:  To hold a space, send a $200 deposit made to TRAVELING PROFESSOR LLC and mail to:

PO BOX 747

Deposits  are fully refundable, no questions asked, up to 90 days before the start of the tour.  After that date, they may be applied to any available trip in 2014/2015.

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