Legacy of the Incas (SP) - 2015 / 2014

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12 Day Tour from Lima to Lima


Legacy of the Incas
The Santo Domingo Altar is richly decorated with sculptures and paintings
The Santo Domingo Altar is richly decorated with sculptures and paintings
Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in Peru
Dwellings located on the Floating Islands of Uros
The “Lost City of the Incas”
The Peruvian village of Pisac
Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak
Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, with intricate stone walls
The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru

Vacation Overview

Peru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this vacation, you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, visit its ancient ruins, and learn about its ancient culture. A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city. Stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Also, see the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which was built in the early 12th century. Some of the stones used to build the fortress weigh more than 350 tons, and the stones were fit so tightly together that a piece of paper will not fit between the stones. Try to figure out how it was built without the help of modern technology and machinery! While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels.

Of course, no trip to Peru is complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth.

These are just some of the many highlights you’ll see on this wonderful Peru vacation. For travelers ready for a new adventure, this tour is not to be missed!

     

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*Book a 2015 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South or Central America vacation to receive the $200 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 16 and August 26, 2014 for travel April 1 through December 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive a $600 per couple Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM from select cities.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South America vacation (excludes Central America & Cuba) on LAN or TAM from applicable U.S. & Canadian gateways to select South American cities to receive the $300 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 16 and August 26, 2014 for travel April 1 through December 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive an $800 per couple Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM from select cities.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South America vacation (excludes Central America & Cuba) on LAN or TAM from applicable U.S. & Canadian gateways to select South American cities to receive the $400 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 16 and August 26, 2014 for travel January 1 through March 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Similar Vacations that may interest you:

LIMA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado; farewell dinner

SACRED VALLEY
Visit the Kenko Amphitheater, the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; dinner and Peruvian Paso Horse Show

MACHU PICCHU
Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu; Pisco Sour mixology lesson

CUSCO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery

LAKE TITICACA
Guided sightseeing to Taquile and the Uros Islands

SILLUSTANI
Visit the ruins; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite learn about the lives of the local people

PARACAS
Fly over the Nazca Lines; cruise to the Ballestas Islands

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.


DAY 1Arrive in Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director.

Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 2Lima

This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of the lives of the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow traveling companions at one of Lima’s finest historic homes, CASA GARCIA ALVARADO. (Breakfast, Dinner)

San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 3Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting with a visit to the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built. While at the ruins, experience an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite El Pago a la Tierra, or MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, stop at the semi-circular KENKO Temple with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages. See the ancient site of Puca Pucara before continuing to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner outing with a PERUVIAN PASO HORSE SHOW. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The Peruvian village of Pisac Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, with intricate stone walls 
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DAY 4Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, followed by the opportunity to visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HOME, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Next, board the Vistadome TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, learn how to mix the perfect Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink, before dinner at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Legendary Machu Picchu Machu Picchu 
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DAY 5Machu Picchu–Cusco

Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue on to Cusco. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in Peru The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak The “Lost City of the Incas” 
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DAY 6Cusco

This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city TOUR, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The Santo Domingo Altar is richly decorated with sculptures and paintings 
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DAY 7Cusco–Juliaca–Puno (Lake Titicaca)

Board a flight to Juliaca, where you will continue to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Lake Titicana Huts 
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DAY 8Puno. Excursion to Lake Titicaca

Today, take a motorboat trip to some of the more unique islands of LAKE TITICACA. Start with TAQUILE ISLAND, which was once part of the Inca Empire and was one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today. Next, travel to the fascinating UROS ISLANDS, home to the Uros Indians, who were forced to live on the lake as the Inca Indians pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made by reeds and are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Dwellings located on the Floating Islands of Uros Lake Titicana Huts 
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DAY 9Puno–Sillustani–Juliaca–Lima

Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of SILLUSTANI en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas—above-ground, cylinder-shaped tombs dating back to the 1400s. While here, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite spend some time with the locals, see their HOMES, learn how they work, what they eat, and gain a better understanding of their lives. Fly from Juliaca to Lima this afternoon. (Breakfast)

Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 10Lima–Paracas. Ballestas Islands Cruise & Nazca Lines

Enjoy a scenic drive south along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas. CRUISE out to the Ballestas Islands, which are inhabited by a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds, including boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. The huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside, can also be seen as you cruise back to shore. Continue to the town of Pisco, the wine capital of Peru. Have your camera handy today as you board your aircraft for a FLIGHT over the Nazca plains, which can only be appreciated by air. Your pilot will point out the mysterious markings known as the NAZCA LINES, a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long! Theories vary, but the most accepted belongs to German mathematician Maria Reiche, who dubbed the land the “astronomical calendar” of the ancient Peruvians. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 11Paracas–Lima

After some free time in Paracas, return to Lima today. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a memorable farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 12Lima

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 8 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner at a historic home and a farewell dinner in Lima


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

FERNANDO CASARIEGO

Years of Experience: 21 years

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, I studied English in London, French in Paris, Italian in Siena, and Tourism with the focus on the American market in Rio de Janeiro. I have been a Tour Director for many years, and enjoy helping guests better understand the customs, cultures, and people. The friendships that are created within each group lead to an energy that revitalizes me, bringing happiness and satisfaction to the end of each tour.

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Receive a $600 per couple Air Credit on 2015 air-inclusive South & Central America vacations.*

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Receive a $600 per couple Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM from select cities.*

Receive an $800 per couple Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM from select cities.*

Receive a $600 per couple Air Credit on 2015 air-inclusive South & Central America vacations.*

*Book a 2015 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South or Central America vacation to receive the $300 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 16 and August 26, 2014 for travel January 1 through March 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive a $400 per couple Air Credit on 2015 air-inclusive South & Central America vacations.*

*Book a 2015 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South or Central America vacation to receive the $200 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 16 and August 26, 2014 for travel April 1 through December 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive a $600 per couple Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM from select cities.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South America vacation (excludes Central America & Cuba) on LAN or TAM from applicable U.S. & Canadian gateways to select South American cities to receive the $300 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 16 and August 26, 2014 for travel April 1 through December 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Receive an $800 per couple Air Credit on select 2015 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM from select cities.*

*Book a select 2015 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South America vacation (excludes Central America & Cuba) on LAN or TAM from applicable U.S. & Canadian gateways to select South American cities to receive the $400 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 16 and August 26, 2014 for travel January 1 through March 31, 2015; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Legacy of the Incas:

  • Cusco
  • Machu Picchu
  • Historic Center of Lima
  • Nazca Lines