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tour guide    Hosted by: George Potter
tour guide    Also: George Potter

Peru - Land of the Book of Mormon

Come learn and experience the culture and customs of the modern and ancient people of Peru. You will be amazed by the similarities of the stories from the ancient Incans and of those found in the Book of Mormon. You will marvel at the mysterious figures and drawings as you view the Nazca Lines. In Puno, you will visit the friendly islanders who live upon floating islands on Lake Titicaca - the highest lake in the world! In Cuzco, you will be in awe as you explore the ancient ruins of the Inca's at Macchu Picchu - one of the NEW Seven Wonders of the World! This tour has so many wonderful sights you will visit this will sure to be a trip of a lifetime!

From:  $3225 per-person for 12 days
Date:  June 1 - 12, 2013

Notes: Click here for printable flyer
Cash discount - $85 off per person
Note: must be able to walk distances to the ruins (over dirty, rocky pathways) and to climb steps up to churches or to view the ruins
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   Tour ID: TS3J01
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Religious Focus:


Activity Level:

• Airport transfers
• Deluxe motor coach transportation
• Experience Tour Leader
• Local guides
• Hotel accommodations—moderate to first class
• Meals as indicated on itinerary
• Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary and entrance fees
• Flights within Peru
• Round-trip train to Machu Picchu
• Baggage handling, and gratuities
• Travel bag and book on Peru
• Group medical and emergency medical coverage
• Headphones and receivers for on-site lectures

Not Included:
• Round-trip group air on United from Salt Lake City–Lima - $1070
• Airfare from other cities
• Sightseeing not included on the itinerary
• Additional hotel accommodations
• Items of a personal nature (e.g., phone calls, room service, internet, etc.)
• Additional travel insurance and cancellation waiver
• Lunches
• Single supplement - additional $520 (for those with their own room

Optional Pricing:

Payment Terms:
$500 deposit is due at the time of booking
Final payment due March 3, 2013

Contact Information:
Questions on air and payments:
Karen Gerlach
Toll Free 866-277-0900 or 801-363-4497
Fax 801-364-4330

Daily Itinerary
Day 1: June 1
U.S.A. to Lima
Today we will travel from the U.S.A via Houston on United Airlines and arrive into Lima late in the evening. Upon arrival we will transfer to the Sol De oro Hotel (or similar) for the evening.

Day 2: June 2
This morning we will attend church services and then take a city tour of Colonial Lima, including the Plaza de Armas and the Gold Museum. In the afternoon we will go and visit the Lima Temple. In the evening we will enjoy dinner and spend the night in Lima. (B/D)

Day 3: June 3
Lima • Caral
In the morning we will depart early for our all day trip to Caral. It is here we will see the pyramids and ruins from possible Jaredite times and discover the Land Northward. We will stay in Lima for the night.(B/L/D)

Day 4: June 4
Lima • Paracas
In the morning we’ll leave for Paracas on the Pacific coast and travel along the PanAmerican Highway. In the afternoon we will transfer to the airport where we will take our airplanes to view the ancient drawings from the Nazca civilization. We will fly over the Nazca Lines which affords a spectacular view of ancient figures created in the desert by these early peoples. As of today there is much speculation to the reason as to how and why these figures were made. The flight lasts 90 minutes. With the naked eye from the window of an airplane you’ll have a bird’s eye view of many of these famous and amazing figures, such as the spider, monkey, astronaut and hummingbird. We will stay at the La Hacienda Hotel in Paracas for the night.(B/L)

Day 5: June 5
Paracas • Puno
In the morning we’ll leave for Lima. En route we will visit Pachacamac, the ruins of an ancient civilization (400 A.D) that existed centuries before the time of the Incas. We will see the start of the Inca Trail and Narrow Neck of Land before arriving at the airport for our afternoon flight to Juliaca. We’ll stay in Puno at the Jose Antonio (or similar) for the night. (B/D)

Day 6: June 6
Lima • Puno
This morning we’ll visit the graveyard of Sillustani, beautifully set on a peninsula in Lake Umayo surrounded by stark altiplano. The Chullpas (pre-Columbian funeral towers) were built by the Aymara-speaking Collas - a tribe that dominated the Titicaca region before the Incas. Each tower contained the remains of Colla nobility accompanied by their riches. The engineering involved in their construction is more complex than anything the Incas built. In the afternoon we will visit the floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca.The lake is the highest elevated lake in the world! The islands are made of reeds. The friendly local islanders will explain how their floating islands are constructed and show you the lovely handicrafts they make to support themselves and families. This will be a remarkable experience! Overnight in Puno. (B/L/D)

Day 7: June 7
Traveling to Cusco
In the morning we take a leisurely bus ride from Puno to Cusco. Along the way, you will experience changing altitudes, witness dramatic landscapes spotted with small little Andean villages and the occassional herd of llamas and vicunas. We will visit Pukara (possible city of Zarahemla), the La Raya Pass (last battle grounds) and Rachi (storage bins and where Christ appeared to the Lamanites). Overnight in Cusco at the Costa Del Sol Picoaga Hotel (or similar). (B/L)

Day 8: June 8
This morning you will take a city tour of downtown Cusco, the famous capital of the Inca Empire.We will see the remarkable archaeological sites such as Sacsahuamán, Corichana (Temple of Nephi) and the statue of Christ (traditions of the Peruivan White God). Dinner is at our hotel in Cusco.(B/D)

Day 9: June 9
Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu
(Leave heavy luggage in hotel and only take carry-on for the overnight at at Machu Picchu) After breakfast we will depart on a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is so named because of the reverence they felt for this area. With towering mountains on both sides, and scores of ruins, it is an interesting place to visit. We begin our tour of the sacred valley by visiting the famous Pisaq Indian Market as well as the ruins. We then have a buffet lunch and continue on to the Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo which tradition has it that it was the “royal estate” of the Inca Pachacuteq, which probably accounts for the fine stonework seen everywhere. The train (which departs to Machu Picchu) will pick us up here at Ollantaytambo. We'll enjoy a 2 hour unforgettable train ride aboard the Vista Dome to Machu Picchu. The scenery changes from dry mountain valleys to a lush cloud forest environment, as you descend to Machu Picchu which is at about 7,000 feet above sea level, several thousand feet lower than Cusco. Around 5:00 pm we'll arrive at Aguas Calientes, the small town near Machu Picchu. We'll check into our hotel and enjoy a free evening in this charming town which exists to host the tourists visiting Machu Picchu. We’ll will overnight at the El Mapi Hotel (or similar).(B/L/D)

Day 10:June 10
Machu Picchu
Today will be the culmination of all the visits we have made and the civilizations we have studied. We’ll take a 20 minutes bus ride from our hotel and ascend to the Lost City of the Incas. Machu Picchu is displayed majestically atop a green, lush mountain with higher, foliage-covered mountains surrounding it. The site will NEVER leave your memory. It is simply one of the most awe-inspiring single landscapes anywhere in the world and was recently named one of the NEW 7 Wonders of the World! This Inca citadel is situated high in the Andes and surprising was never discovered by the Conquistadores. Our local guide will spend a couple of hours with us taking us through the ruins followed by time to enjoy the site on your own. After visiting this remarkable display of Inca ingenuity, we’ll have lunch and then go to our hotel. For those hardy and adventurous individuals, there is an optional early morning climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, an adjacent mountain overlooking the ruins.(Note: the climb is limited to only a certain number of hikers per day and must be arranged ahead of time. The trail is very difficult and should be only taken by experienced hikers).In the afternoon, we'll take a bus down the mountain and enjoy a late buffet lunch together while we wait for the train which departs at 3:00. We’ll be back in Cusco by 8:00 where we’ll have a light dinner. Overnight at the Costa Del Sol Picoaga Hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 11: June 11
Cusco • Lima • USA
This morning you will take a return flight to Lima. You will enjoy some leisure time strolling around a typical Peruvian handicraft market to do some last minute shopping.After dinner, you will tranfer to the airport for your return flight to the U.S.A. where you will arrive on June 12 in the afternoon. (B/D)

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