Escorted Tour

Peru and Panama City Tour
Panama Canal – Machu Picchu – Floating Islands of Uros
August 5th (Mon) – August 16th (Fri) 2019

  • Heritage

per person USD 5,400
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Day 1: Aug 5 (Mon) Honolulu ~ Los Angeles


10:10 PM        Depart for Los Angeles on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 4, meal served on flight.

Day 2: Aug 6 (Tue) Los Angeles – Panama City


6:30 AM          Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, retrieve your baggage and check in with Copa Airlines for our flight to Panama City.

11:20 AM        Depart for Panama City on Copa Airlines flight CM 473, meal served on flight.

7:41 PM          Arrive at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City and proceed through immigration procedures. After immigration claim your luggage and wait for your tour escort before exiting customs. Meet our guide and transfer to our Panama City hotel, dinner on your own.

Accommodations at Double Tree by Hilton Panama City – El Carmen or similar

Day 3: Aug 7 (Wed) Panama City and Panama Canal (B, L)


After buffet breakfast at hotel depart with guide by chartered bus to visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb up the Cathedral tower, and continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Viejo (the old city compound), which dates back from the late 1600's. Then visit the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal where large ships can be seen transiting the canal. Enjoy a presentation by the Panama Canal Authority on the history of the Panama Canal and marvel at the workings of this feat of human engineering. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, dinner is on your own.

Accommodations at Double Tree by Hilton Panama City – El Carmen or similar

Day 4: Aug 8 (Thu) Panama City – Lima - Cusco (B, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own.

9:18 AM          Depart for Lima on Copa Airlines flight CM 761, light meal served on flight.

12:53 PM        Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima and proceed through immigration procedures. Claim your baggage and go through customs inspections, then check in for our flight to Cusco.

4:15 PM          Depart for Cusco on LATAM Airlines flight LA 2063.     

5:36 PM          Arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco. Claim your baggage and wait for your tour guide. In the evening enjoy a welcome group dinner at a local restaurant.           

Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn Cusco or similar   

Day 5: Aug 9 (Fri) Cusco – Capital of the Incan Empire (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant.

Depart with guide by chartered bus to visit the city of Cusco (elevation 11,152 feet), also called the Imperial City, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start at Koricancha temple, an ancient Inca palace and center of worship of the sun god, then to the Main Square, where you will visit the Cusco Cathedral, the most important religious building in the city. The climb continues to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sacsayhuaman fortress, an impressive example of Incan military architecture. Then on to Kenko, an Incan temple where the sun, moon and stars were worshipped. Next we will make a short stop at Puca-Pucara, which may have been a lodging place for the Inca or a military checkpoint. Finally, we will visit the Inka’s Expression native art workshop.

In the evening we will have a dinner and folklore show at Tunupa Restaurant.

Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn Cusco or similar

Day 6: Aug 10 (Sat) Cusco – Aguas Calientas through the Sacred Valley (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant. Leave large luggage at hotel and take an overnight bag when we depart with guide by chartered bus to the Sacred Valley of The Incas. Our first stop is Pisaq Market for local handicraft shopping. Then we will continue along the Urubamba Valley through farm lands and mountains and on to Ollantaytambo famous for the ruins of an Incan fortress whose construction was halted by the arrival of the Spaniards and the Temple of the Sun. After lunch we will take Vistadome train #603: 3:37pm/5:02pm to Aguas Calientes (at the foot of Machu Picchu). Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we will have dinner at our hotel.

Accommodations at the El Mapi Hotel or similar

Day 7: Day 7 Aug 11 (Sun) UNESCO World Heritage Machu Picchu (B, L, D)


After Buffet breakfast at hotel depart for sightseeing with guide by shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu archaeological site (elevation 7,972 feet) for our guided tour of the ruins that make up this New Seventh Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.  Afterwards, a buffet lunch is included at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch return to Aguas Calientes and board Vistadome train #504: 4:22pm/6:10pm for the return trip to Cusco.  A box dinner is included on the train.

Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn Cusco or similar

Day 8: Aug 12 (Mon) Cusco – Puno, across the Altiplano (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner at our Puno hotel.

Depart with guide by chartered bus to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the incredible view of the herds of alpaca and llamas grazing on the highland as we drive across the Andean Plateau (the Altiplano). We’ll stop at the Sistine Chapel of the Andes, the church of San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, the Incan Temple of Wiracocha in Raqch’i, and pass through the highest altitude of our trip – the Abra La Raya Pass at 14,232 feet (higher than Mauna Kea!).

Accommodations at Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno or similar

Day 9: Aug 13 (Tue) Floating Islands of Uros and Isla Amantani – Lake Titicaca (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner at our hotel.

Depart with guide by speedboat on Lake Titicaca, at 12,507 feet the highest navigable lake in the world. Today we will visit Amantani Island, with its small population of native Quechua speaking farmers. After lunch we will visit the Floating Islands of Uros, made out of reeds floating on the lake, whose inhabitants still live according to the customs of their ancestors.

Accommodations at Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno or similar

Day 10: Aug 14 (Wed) Puno – Juliaca - Lima (B, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch on your own at the Juliaca airport.

Depart for with guide by chartered bus. On the way to the airport we will stop at the Sillustani burial site, known for pre-Incan funeral towers built out of stone that rise as high as 12 meters.

1:25 PM          Depart for Lima on LATAM flight LA 2096.

2:59 PM          Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. Claim your luggage and wait for your escort.

Transfer to our Lima hotel, this evening we will enjoy a dinner buffet and dance show at La Dama Juana Restaurant.

Accommodations at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores or similar

Day 11: Aug 15 (Thu) Lima City Tour – late night departure (B, L)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner on your own.

Depart with guide by chartered bus to see the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site including the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral Basilica of Lima and the Santo Domingo Church and Monastery, which was home to Santa Rosa de Lima, the first saint of the Americas and the patroness of the Americas, Peru and the Philippines. Visit the Incan treasures of the Larco Museum before lunch at Huaca Pucllana restaurant, which is also an archaeological site – a ceremonial and administrative center for the pre-Incan Lima Culture from the 5th century.

Return to the hotel in the early afternoon where we will have time for shopping and dinner on our own before our late night (approx. 10:30 pm) departure. We will have access to our rooms until this evening’s departure so that we can rest and relax for our flight.

Day 12: Aug 16 (Fri) DEPARTURE DAY Lima ~ Honolulu


2:36 AM          Depart for Panama City on Copa Airlines flight CM 264. Light meal served on flight.

6:14 AM          Arrive at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City and transfer for our flight to Los Angeles.

7:34 AM          Depart for Los Angeles on Copa Airlines flight CM 360. Meal served on flight.

12:45 PM        Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport and proceed through immigration procedures. After immigration claim your luggage and wait for the tour escort before exiting customs.

5:13 PM          Depart for Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 9, meal served on flight.

**Arrive at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at 9:00 PM**

                        

Note: Air and Land Itinerary are subject to change.

Highlights

Machu Picchu is on everybody's bucket list! Discovered by a local Hawaii boy, Hiram Bingham, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must see. On our way to Peru we'll stop to see the Panama Canal, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Panama City was also the trans-shipment point for Incan gold and silver shipped back to Spain by the conquistadors. The Floating Islands of Uros host a unique living culture - an entire people who live out their lives floating on the waters of Lake Titicaca on hand-made reed platforms. Some people think that these islands are even more impressive than Machu Picchu!


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Deposit and Final Payment:

A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per person will be required at the time of booking.

The remaining balance is due 100 days prior to departure.

If reservation is made less than 100 days prior to departure, full payment is due at time of booking.

If remaining balance of payment is not made within the above-required period of time, JTB USA, Inc. reserves the right to cancel reservations.

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Cancellations and Changing Fees:  (Please read very carefully)

Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. Therefore, the following fees will apply:

Cancellation or any changes within:

* Until final payment: $300 deposit

* From final payment ~ May 6, 2019: 50% of the total tour fee

* May 7, 2019 ~ Departure date:  100% of the total tour fee

Airline tickets are non-refundable after issue. Other additional individual arrangements may not be refundable. Please check with our travel agents.

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Participation:

For the benefit of everyone in your tour group, JTB USA, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant, and to remove from the tour any participant whose conduct is deemed incompatible with the interests of the other participants. This tour spends some time at higher elevations. Altitude sickness can normally be prevented or reduced by the prescription medication Diamox. Please contact us for more information and consult with your personal physician.

We require a minimum of 16 participants to guarantee the tour.

JTB USA, Inc. will notify participants of any changes by 100 days prior to departure.

We regret that our escorted tours will operate only when booked by a sufficient number of participants. We reserve the right to cancel any departure date that has insufficient  demand. 

** There may be a possibility of operating tours with less than 16 participants, but changes to price and itinerary may become necessary.

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Responsibility:

The tour participant agrees that neither JTB USA, Inc. nor its affiliates shall be liable for any damage, loss (including personal injury, death, and property loss) or expense occasioned by any act or omission of any supplier providing services, or any insurer or insurance administrator under the Travel Protection Plan, or of any other person, or any other situations beyond the control of JTB USA, Inc., including weather, natural disaster, war, civil unrest, and order of government or immigration regulations.

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Land Only:

If you purchase this package as LAND ONLY please be aware that the Land Only designation includes hotels/meals/and sightseeing only. International and domestic air flights as well as transportation to/from airports are not included.

6.

We strongly advise that tour participants purchase one of the optional Travel Insurance plans.

Please ask one of our travel consultants for more information or contact:

                              Travel Insured: https://www.travelinsured.com

                           Or call   1-800-243-3174  /  Office Number: 52919

                            ** Optional Travel Insurance is Recommended **

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email reservation@jtbusa.com

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure adlt Single Supplement
08/05/2019 08/16/2019 Honolulu $ 5,400 $ 800
Cancellations and Changing Fees - Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. Airline tickets are non-refundable after issue. Other additional individual arrangements may not be refundable. Please check with our travel agents. Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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