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MENTOR INTERNATIONAL EXPLORERS . PERU 2012. Where in the World is Peru.

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where in the world is peru
Where in the World is Peru
  • Peru is officially the Republic of Peru (República del Perú, and is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Euuado and Colombia on the east by Brasil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
a little history
A Little History

Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chio civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America.

The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 1532 century along with most of its South American colonies. It was the South American capital of Trade and culture for over a hundred years.

modern times
Modern Times
  • After achieving independence in 1821, Peru has undergone periods of political unrest as well as periods of stability and economic upswing.
more about lima
More About Lima

Lima is Peru's largest city and its capital. Founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, Lima was used as the headquarters of the

Spanish conquistadors, Lima has everthing… from shopping and restaurants, to cathedrals to beaches

What a gloriously

old modern city!

onto cuzco
Onto Cuzco

Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Incas. The Killke culture constructed the fortress about 1100.

The Inca later expanded and occupied the complex in the 13th century and after.

Today the city shows off modern glory

and up to machu picchu
And UP to Machu Picchu

Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas“ though only 80 km from Cuzco, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of that civilization.

The Incas started building the "estate" around AD 1400 but abandoned it as an official site for

the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest

what s so cool about peru
What’s so cool about Peru ?

Rainforests & spectacular biology

Shopping

Volcanoes

Culture

Beaches

awe inspiring
Awe-Inspiring
  • Clinging to the Andes, between the parched coastal desert and the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest, Peru offers such a wide range of experiences that it can be difficult to choose between them.
  • Solemn pilgrimages honor gods both Christian and indigenous. Neon-lit discos get jam-packed with reveling youth. Ancient ruins divulge prehistoric secrets.
  • There are museums to visit, lakes to ogle, waves to surf, labyrinthine cities to explore.
explorica
Explorica

http://www.explorica.com/my-account/my-tours/tourcenter.aspx?tourcentercode=hough-4847

TOUR ITINERARY  

Optional Individual Stay Ahead  $145.00

Day 1 Start Tour

Day 2 Hola Lima

Lima Guided Sightseeing Tour 

Government Palace, City Hall, Cathedral of Lima, Miraflores, San Isidro, San Francisco Convent visit

Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology visit 

Day 3 Lima--Cuzco

Fly to Cuzco

Cuzco Guided Sightseeing Tour 

Tambo Machay, Qenko, PucaPucara

Day 4 Cuzco--Sacred Valley

Travel to Pisac via Ollantaytambo & Urubamba Valley 

Indian Market

Ollantaytambo Fortress 

Day 5 Sacred Valley--Machu Picchu

Train Ride to Machu Picchu

explorica tour
Explorica Tour

http://www.explorica.com/my-account/my-tours/tourcenter.aspx?tourcentercode=hough-4847

Day 6 Machu Picchu--Cuzco

Machu Picchu free time

Transfer back to Cuzco

Day 7 Cuzco--Lake Titicaca

Travel to Puno

Guided visit of Andahuaylillas Chapel 

Guided visit of Raqhi Temple

Shop at local ceramics market

Day 8 Uros Islands & Taquile Island

Cruise to Uros Islands & Taquile Island 

Visit with indigenous Uros families

Hike Taquile Island

Day 9 End Tour

Guided visit to Sillustani Temple

Fly to Lima

Fly home 

Day 10 Return Home

Total Fee: $2,869.00*
OR 7 monthly payments of $396.29
After initial payment of $95.00

* Tour Fee increases on: June 24, 2011

ef tour
EF Tour
  • Day 1 Fly to Peru Day 2 Lima Day 3 Lima • Cuzco Day 4 Machu Picchu Day 5 Ollantaytambo • Pisac • Cuzco Day 6 Cuzco Day 7 Cuzco Day 8 Cuzco • Lima • Flight Day 9 Arrive home Program fee includes
  • Airfare: Round-trip flightsTransportation: Comfortable motorcoach • Train • Internal flightsAccommodations: 7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension) Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily (2 lunches with extension) Tour director: Full-time bilingual guideSightseeing: 2 sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides • 1 walking tour Optional: Maras and Moray
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On-Line Enrollment Instructions Ms. Hough's Peru Departure Date: April 5th, 2012 TOUR CENTER ID: HOUGH-2361

Step 1: Visit www.explorica.com

Step 2: Click STUDENTS

Step 3: Click on SIGN UP under Get Connected tab

Step 4: Enter TourCenter ID HOUGH-2361

Step 5: Click onGO

Step 6: Review itinerary then click SIGN UP NOW

Step 7: Enter your contact information. Note, for international travel, name must match passport

Step 8: Enter emergency contact information

Step 9: Click change selectionsand choose your insurance plan

Step 10: Enter voucher “Peru188 ” for discount

Step 11: Select payment plan

Step 12: Pack your bags for Peru!

*For questions about enrollment call Customer Care at 888.310.7121*

references
References
  • Cusco; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cusco
  • Introducing Peru; http://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru
  • Lima Tourist Information; http://www.andeantravelweb.com/peru/destinations/lima/index.html
  • Machu Picchu; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu
  • Peru; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru.