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EXOTIC GUIDED VACATIONS Peru Explorer LIMA, CUZCO, MACHU PICCHU AND THE SACRED VALLEY All this makes it AAA Vacations ® AAA Vacations ® Amenities n n n n 24/7 Member Care Best Price Guarantee Member Benefit: $115 savings per person AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary extra night before your tour at the Doubletree El Pardo Hotel, including breakfast the following day. This sweeping journey features extended stays in Cuzco and the Sacred Valley and an overnight at Machu Picchu. You’ll experience more of Peru’s fascinating history, rich culture and astounding Inca sites – even sunrise at the Lost City. Machu Picchu Engaging Experiences H Retreat to the enchanting Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel, situated in a pristine riverside cloud forest in the shadow of Machu Picchu H An exclusive visit to Cuyuni affords authentic, immersive engagement with the people, life and culture of a remote Andean village H Visit pottery artisans Pablo and Marilu Seminario, who use ancient techniques and designs to create their renowned pottery H Experience impressive Machu Picchu in the early morning, before other tourists arrive – it’s an unforgettable experience DAY 2 -Lima Enjoy a day to relax or explore this city on your own. Meals B DAY 3 -Discover Lima A city tour includes the lovely Santo Domingo Church & Convent and the Larco Herrera Museum, famed for its fine pre-Columbian artifacts. Enjoy a guided stroll through Barranco, a charming district where historic 19th-century homes have been restored to house the studios and galleries of local artists, musicians and designers. Meals B DAY 1 -Welcome to Lima n AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Lima before your tour at the Doubletree El Pardo Hotel. 54

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All this makes it AAA Vacations®<br /> <br /> AAA Vacations® Amenities <br /> <br /> 24/7 Member Care<br /> <br /> Best Price Guarantee <br /> <br /> Member Benefit: $115 savings per person<br /> <br /> AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary extra night before your tour at the Doubletree El Pardo Hotel, including breakfast the following day.<br /> <br /> Engaging Experiences <br /> <br /> Retreat to the enchanting Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel, situated in a pristine riverside cloud forest in the shadow of Machu Picchu <br /> <br /> An exclusive visit to Cuyuni affords authentic, immersive engagement with the people, life and culture of a remote Andean village <br /> <br /> Visit pottery artisans Pablo and Marilu Seminario, who use ancient techniques and designs to create their renowned pottery <br /> <br /> Experience impressive Machu Picchu in the early morning, before other tourists arrive – it’s an unforgettable experience<br /> <br /> This sweeping journey features extended stays in Cuzco and the Sacred Valley and an overnight at Machu Picchu. You’ll experience more of Peru’s fascinating history, rich culture and astounding Inca sites – even sunrise at the Lost City.<br /> <br /> DAY 1 - Welcome to Lima<br /> <br /> AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Lima before your tour at the Doubletree El Pardo Hotel.<br /> <br /> DAY 2 - Lima <br /> <br /> Enjoy a day to relax or explore this city on your own. Meals B <br /> <br /> DAY 3 - Discover Lima <br /> <br /> A city tour includes the lovely Santo Domingo Church & Convent and the Larco Herrera Museum, famed for its fine pre-Columbian artifacts. Enjoy a guided stroll through Barranco, a charming district where historic 19th-century homes have been restored to house the studios and galleries of local artists, musicians and designers. Meals B<br /> <br /> DAY 4 - Sacred Valley of the Inca <br /> <br /> Fly to Cuzco where you’ll be greeted by the trip leader. Engaging Experiences: Journey with the trip leader into the Sacred Valley. Visit the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, dedicated to the rescue of endangered Andean animals. At Awanacancha, see llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat and learn about ancient weaving techniques. Explore the colorful town of Pisac and have lunch. Tonight, head over to your resort’s planetarium and observatory to marvel at the constellations of the Southern Sky. Meals B,L Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel<br /> <br /> DAY 5 - Explore the Sacred Valley <br /> <br /> Tour the spectacular mountaintop fortress of Ollantaytambo and stop by a local chicheria in this Inca-era town to learn about chicha, an Andean beverage distilled from corn. Engaging Experience: Visit the studio of Pablo and Marilu Seminario – renowned pottery artisans who draw on ancient techniques and designs. Tonight, witness a Pago a la Tierra (a Tribute to the Earth) performed by an Andean shaman. Meals B,L <br /> <br /> DAY 6 - Through the Sacred Valley by Rail to Machu Picchu <br /> <br /> A two-day visit to the Lost City of the Inca begins with a rail journey through the spectacular Sacred Valley. Arrive at Machu Picchu and explore the mountain citadel as the trip leader illuminates the history of the ancient Inca. Hengaging Experience: Retreat to the enchanting Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel, nestled in a riverside cloud forest at the base of Machu Picchu. Meals B,L,D Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel<br /> <br /> DAY 7 - Morning at Machu Picchu and Return to Cuzco<br /> <br /> Engaging Experience: Transportation and entry ticket to explore the Lost City again early in the morning at your own pace is included. Stand in awe as the sun casts its first light upon the ancient stones of Machu Picchu; it’s a powerful and unforgettable experience. With morning dew, the paths can be slippery, requiring caution. En route to Cuzco, stop in Chincheros, a high-mountain town known for its skilled weavers. Meals B,D El Mercado Hotel<br /> <br /> DAY 8 - Cuzco <br /> <br /> Join the trip leader this morning to discover Cuzco’s iconic landmarks, including Sacsayhuaman and the Temple of the Sun. Then mingle with city residents and visit Almudena Cemetery to experience traditional facets of daily life here in the Andes. Return to your hotel and enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Meals B <br /> <br /> DAY 9 - Off the Beaten Path to Cuyuni<br /> <br /> Engaging Experience: Travel to Oropesa, a lovely Colonial town known for its bread-making traditions. Walk with residents in the remote mountain village of Cuyuni as they take you into their homes and fields, explaining their traditions and way of life. Return to Cuzco and dine tonight at Incanto. Meals B,L,D<br /> <br /> DAY 10 - From Cuzco Back to the Capital <br /> <br /> Fly to Lima for your onward journey. Guests with late international departures will have a hotel room at the Doubletree El Pardo for their day use. Meals B<br /> <br /> From $3399 land and on-tour flights only<br /> Only $340 per day!<br /> 10 Days • Guided • 16 Meals<br /> <br /> The Details<br /> <br /> • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners<br /> • 9 nights’ accommodations<br /> • Services of a trip leader<br /> • Comprehensive sightseeing<br /> • All on-tour transportation, including on-tour flights<br /> • Oxygen-equipped vehicles in Cuzco to ensure your comfort at high altitude<br /> • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling<br /> • All airline fees and fuel charges included for on-tour flights<br /> <br /> Tour Dates<br /> <br /> 2014 Double Single Triple<br /> <br /> Feb 13, Mar 13 $3399 $4199 $3399<br /> Apr 3, Apr 24,<br /> May 15 $3599 $4399 $3599<br /> Jun 17 (Inti Ryami) $3999 $5199 $3999<br /> Jul 17, Aug 14,<br /> Sep 11, Sep 25<br /> Oct 16, Nov 6 $3599 $4399 $3599<br /> <br /> 2015<br /> <br /> Feb 12, Mar 12,<br /> Apr 9, Apr 23 $3599 $4499 $3599<br /> <br /> Pay-in-Full Savings: AAA Members who pay-in-full at time of booking save an additional $600 per couple ($300 per person).<br /> <br /> Pricing is per person, land and on-tour flights only.<br /> <br /> International airfare is additional.<br /> <br /> Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability.<br /> <br /> Tour operated by General Tours World Traveler<br /> <br /> A Special June 17, 2014 Festival Departure<br /> <br /> This departure features an extra night in Cuzco and is highlighted by the centuries-old traditions of Inti Raymi, an ancient Inca celebration to honor the Sun God. From a prime vantage point in the heart of town, witness a sacred ritual and colorful procession of elaborately costumed participants, many ornamented with silver and gold as befitting the rank of ancient Inca priests. Continue to the hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuaman to watch as the procession arrives and the Sapa Inca climbs to his position atop the sacred altar. Heralded as the second largest festival in all of South America, hundreds of actors vie for the honor of portraying the many historical figures represented in this unforgettable procession.<br /> <br /> HOTEL INFORMATION<br /> <br /> LIMA<br /> <br /> Doubletree El Pardo Hotel <br /> <br /> El Pardo Lima, a DoubleTree by Hilton, is in the lively Miraflores area of Lima. Also nearby are Waikiki Beach and Kennedy Park. El Pardo Lima features an outdoor pool, indoor pool, and health club. The comfortable rooms all have spectacular views overlooking the city.<br /> <br /> SACRED VALLEY <br /> <br /> Casa Andina Private Collection Casa Andina is a chalet-style retreat with panoramic views. It features a full-service spa and a planetarium from where you can observe the Southern Hemisphere sky. The rooms and suites offer wonderful views of the Sacred Valley and the Andes mountains.<br /> <br /> MACHU PICCHU <br /> <br /> Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel <br /> <br /> A stay at Inkaterra El Pueblo in Machu Picchu is the ultimate cloud forest vacation retreat, an intimate 85-cottage hotel within 12 acres of secluded, exquisite beauty. Stone pathways along the terraced hills meld with the sacred energy of the mountains. Indulge in Inkaterra’s spa services which use sublime natural essences. A first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River.<br /> <br /> CUZCO<br /> <br /> El Mercado Hotel<br /> <br /> This distinctive and intimate boutique hotel is set in a restored historic building close to the town’s main square. For a tempting place to have a drink or enjoy a lovely meal prepared with the freshest ingredients, stop in La Taberna restaurant.<br /> <br /> Extend Your Tour<br /> <br /> Lake Titicaca<br /> 3 days from $499<br /> <br /> Experience one of the world’s highest lakes. This affordable, easy-to-add extension includes transportation from Cuzco to Puno, 2 nights first class hotel in a lakeview room, 4 meals, full day sightseeing including the floating Uros Islands, and the return flight to Lima.

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