PILGRIMAGE TOUR TO PERU
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UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF TBA
Date: Sep 2024 – 10 days
Price: CA$4,490 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
LAND ONLY AND FLIGHTS ADD ON OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Travel arrangements by QS Travel & Tours Inc. affiliate of Queen Syrena Travel Inc.
3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8. Tel. 905.412.2242 or 1-800-565-3619 Office hours: Mon-Fri. 9 am to 6 pm EST
Depart to Lima on a flight with Air Canada.
Late night arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
TOUR THROUGH COLONIAL LIMA
After breakfast, you will visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. Once there, you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, which will astonish you with its colonial style. Then, you will walk to the Main Square, where you can take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. Then, you will visit the Cathedral, where you will appreciate the Renaissance style of decoration, as well as its statues of apostles. Finally, you will visit the San Francisco Convent, considered one of the most historic buildings in the city, where the catacombs, the oldest and most famous cemetery in Lima, are located.
Late afternoon, transport you to Lima International Airport, fly from Lima to Cusco. Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
LIVING THE AUTHENTIC SACRED VALLEY
After breakfast, visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village. Enter the home of a textile artisan, where you will see some of his original work and learn about his techniques, as well as his creative process. Then visit its significant Inca ruins dating from the end of the 15th Century, as well as a beautiful traditional church. Afterwards, on the road to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at a viewpoint, for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Then it is on to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative building complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors’ rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress and also a religious center.
Our Guest Services Representative will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to Ollantaytambo Train Station. During this journey, enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery and the Urubamba River flowing across the valley.
Departure from Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu by the Vistadome train service.
EXCURSION TO MACHU PICCHU
A visit to one of the most important tourist destinations in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion starts when ascent to the ruins, which will without a doubt be one of your most unforgettable experiences. At Machu Picchu you can see one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World and take some impressive photos. Then it is back down to Aguas Calientes.
Morning, departure from Aguas Caliente train station to Ollantaytambo by the Vistadome train service.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred from the Ollantaytambo station to Cusco.
CITY TOUR OF CUSCO / TOUR OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES NEAR CUSCO
You will visit the city of Cusco, also known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will start your tour at the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. Then, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city. Continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will visit Kenko, an archaeological site where the Sun, Moon and Stars were celebrated. Continue with a visit to Puca-Pucara, place that would have served as “tambo” or resting place and lodging of the Inca. Finally, you will visit the art workshop Inka’s Expression, where you will appreciate a sample of the various uses of Peruvian natural products (plants, fruits, vegetables, among others) and will know their nutritional, healing and cosmetic properties.
Transport will be provided from your hotel to the bus station for the trip to Puno; en route enjoy the magnificent scenery of the valley south of Cusco. First stop is Andahuaylillas, which has a beautiful 17th Century church containing an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. After that, the ruins at Racchi -also known as the “Temple of Wiracocha”- the different zones of which were used for different purposes. Then you will visit the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, basically a military camp that also functioned as an administrative centre. Transport is also provided to take you to your hotel in Puno.
VISIT TO TAQUILE / UROS ISLANDS / LUNCH
This tour begins at Huayllano, the lake port for the Isle of Taquile, whose inhabitants give a friendly welcome to visitors. Traditions, customs and colourful costumes are maintained on the island. The islanders are skilful craftsmen and employ the techniques developed over the centuries by their ancestors. You will be welcomed into one of the houses to share their activities, such as weaving. After this is a delicious lunch made from local ingredients. Then, a walk back to the Main Square to board the launch that will take you to the floating islands of Uros. These islands consist of layers of totora and are their inhabitants’ homes and workplaces.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred from the hotel to the Juliaca airport for the flight from Juliaca to Lima. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
ARTISTIC AND BOHEMIAN BARRANCO
You will visit Barranco, a district with enormous tradition and history, full of beautiful streets, old houses and small plazas. Stroll through the famous “Bridge of Sighs”, where you can feel the energy of ancient Lima. Then, you will go to the Barranco Square, where locals perform different activities during the week. Afterwards, you will visit the Pedro de Osma museum where you can appreciate the finest collection of paintings, furniture and textiles from the colonial era. The tour will continue with a visit to MATE, museum of the renowned photographer Mario Testino, where the most extensive collection of his photographs is shown, being the only cultural institution in the world dedicated to the permanent exhibition of the work of this outstanding Peruvian artist.
Afternoon at leisure
Day 10: Lima
Transfer to Lima International Airport for return flight back home.
TOUR COST CAD$4,390.00 INCLUDES:
– air transportation including local flights Lima – Cuzco, Cuzco – Lima,
– 4* hotel accommodation, based on double occupancy
– All taxes and tips
– 2 meals breakfast and dinner daily and 1 lunch
– all sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– Single Supplement $600
– meals not specified, insurance, documentation.
HOW TO BOOK:
A non refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking.
BALANCE OF PAYMENT
Balance due is payable 105 days prior to departure
For late bookings /within 105 days/ full payment is due immediately.
If cancellation is necessary, please advise QS Travel & Tours immediately in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
105 days before departure ……………………………..…………….$ 300.00 per person
Between 105 and 60 days before departure …..……………… 40% of the total cost
Between 60 and 45 days before departure ……………………. 60% of the total cost
45 days or less …………………………………..……………………… 100% of the total cost
IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING:
A $25 administration charge will be applied for changes you make to your booking outside the 90 days to departure period. Please note name changes are not allowed and such will be treated as cancellations.
IF QS TRAVEL & TOURS CHANGES YOUR BOOKING:
QS Travel & Tours will advise you of any change we feel significantly alters the holiday which you have purchased from us. Occasionally, changes might occur close to departure time. In such cases, you will be notified as early as possible. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the local tour operator may have to make last minute changes in hotel or schedule. In case the standard of the accommodation is changed, QS Travel & Tours will offer the choice of a full and immediate refund or comparable alternate travel services acceptable to you.
No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of holiday not used.
GOOD VALUE AND EXPECTATIONS:
The Ministry of Consumer Relations requires that Ontarians traveling abroad be advised that they may encounter different living standards and practices than those at home.
In the event of a change in our flight times, with or without notice, we cannot accept responsibility for any special connecting fares which you might purchase and which cannot be changed without penalty.
A valid Canadian passport is required for all visits outside of Canada. It is the sole responsibility of the passenger to ensure proper and valid documentation. Failure to provide valid documentation may result in denied boarding of the aircraft and cancellation of your flight arrangements without refund. If you are holding a passport other than Canadian, please contact QS Travel & Tours to determine whether or not a visa is required for entry into the country you will be visiting.
One piece of luggage of 23kg per person plus a carry-on-bag /weighting not more than 5 kg/
All flight times are subject to change with or without prior notice to the passengers or his/her agent. QS Travel & Tours does not accept liability for missed connection or any expenses resulting from an off-schedule, rescheduled or late flight operations.
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Cathedral at Plaza de Armas is located in the Historic Centre of Lima, Peru
Totora boat on the Titicaca lake near Puno, Peru