Escorted Tour

Peru Flight of the Condor Tour
Machu Picchu – Floating Islands of Uros – Arequipa Condor Pass
August 12th (Fri) – August 24th (Wed) 2022

  • Shrine
  • Heritage
  • Onsen

per person USD 5,999
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Departure from Honolulu with air $5,999.00 / Departure from Los Angeles without air $5,599.00, contact us for air from other cities.
Join us as we voyage to South America again in 2021 to see the Cruz de Condor - the Cross of the Condor, the largest flying bird in the world. We'll also travel through Colca Canyon, twice the depth of the Grand Canyon, see the Floating Islands of Uros, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and more. Five UNESCO World Heritage sites!

Day 1: Aug 12 (Fri) Honolulu – Los Angeles


8:00 AM Depart for Los Angeles on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 10 (5 h 25 min), meal served on flight. 
4:25 PM Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. Claim your luggage and wait for your tour escort to check in for our flight to Lima. Enjoy a relaxing dinner on your own until departure time.
8:00 PM Depart for Lima on LATAM Airlines flight LA 2477 (8 h 20 min), meals served on flight.

Day 2: Aug 13 (Sat) Los Angeles – Lima (D)


6:35 AM Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima and proceed through immigration procedures. Claim your baggage and wait for your tour guide. Transfer to our Lima hotel, in the heart of the popular upscale shopping district of Miraflores. Our hotel is directly connected to a casino (passport required for entry). We’ve arranged early check in so that you can take a rest after our early morning arrival. In the evening enjoy a welcome group dinner with a dinner buffet and dance show at La Dama Juana Restaurant.
 
Accommodations at El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton or similar

Day 3: Aug 14 (Sun) Lima (B, L)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, then depart by chartered bus to 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, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once there, we will visit the impressive Santo Domingo Convent, home to Santa Rosa de Lima – the first saint in the Americas and the patroness of the Philippines and the indigenous peoples of Latin America. Then, we will walk to the Plaza de Armas, where you can take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. Afterwards, we will go to Museo del Pisco to taste the traditional Peruvian liquor. Upon leaving the Historic Center, we will head towards the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable Treasures of Ancient Peru private collection. We will have 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 hotel in the early afternoon with time for shopping in Miraflores and dinner on your own. If you’re looking to try a taste of Cuy (Guinea Pig) then this is your best chance, try the La Tranquera restaurant, right across the street from our hotel!
 
Accommodations at El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton or similar

Day 4: Aug 15 (Mon) Lima to Valle Sagrado, the Sacred Valley (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, then check out of hotel and depart for Jorge Chávez International Airport for our flight to Cusco.
8:50 AM Depart for Cusco on LATAM Airlines flight 2322.     
10:10 AM Arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco. Claim your baggage and wait for your tour guide. Upon arrival, we will be assisted and transferred from the airport to our hotel in the Sacred Valley, and then enjoy a buffet lunch at Muña Restaurante with its beautiful gardens and then have a chance to relax before dinner at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Hotel, a converted monastery in the heart of the Sacred Valley, once the heart of the Incan Empire.
 
Accomodations at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Hotel or similar

Day 5: Aug 16 (Tue) Valle Sagrado - Living the Authentic Sacred Valley (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner at hotel. This morning we will visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village and 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 the local Inca ruins dating from the end of the 15th Century, as well as a beautiful traditional church, the Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero, built on the ruins of an Incan palace. Afterwards we will stop at a viewpoint for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, then it is on to Ollantaytambo (elevation 9,160 ft.), one of the most representative building complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a fortress and also a religious center. Then we will be transferred to Ollantaytambo station to board our Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival we will be assisted and transferred to our hotel. 
 
ONBOARD LUGGAGE POLICY
Only carry-on luggage can be taken on the train. We will pack overnight bags for our overnight stay in Aguas Calientes. All other luggage must be stored at our hotel in the Sacred Valley and will be transferred to our hotel in Cuzco so that it is waiting for us when we return to Cuzco tomorrow. Luggage not meeting the measurements cannot be taken aboard.  
TYPE = 1 bag or backpack
WEIGHT = 5kg/11lb
 
Accomodations at El Mapi by Inkaterra or similar
 

Day 6: Aug 17 (Wed) UNESCO World Heritage Machu Picchu (B, L, Box Meal)


After Buffet breakfast at hotel depart for sightseeing with guide by shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu archaeological site (elevation 7,972 ft.) for our guided tour of the ruins that make up this New Seventh Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.  Please note that to reduce the use and waste of plastic, when entering Machu Picchu ruins, you are not allowed to carry single-use plastic water bottles.  All water, soft drinks, or similar, must be carried in a reusable water bottle or camelback (backpack based hydration system). Failure to do so may result in the confiscation of your water or the refusal of entry.  There is nowhere in the ruins to purchase water, and no bathrooms once we are past the entrance. There is one toilet at the entrance (paid, 2 sole).  You are not allowed to bring food into Machu Picchu. 
Afterwards, return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant. Later, board our Vistadome train for the trip back to Cusco. Box meal provided for our return trip on the train.
 
Accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn Cusco or similar
 

 

Day 7: Aug 18 (Thu) Cusco – Capital of the Incan Empire (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at Pacha Papa restaurant.
Depart with guide by chartered bus to visit the city of Cusco (elevation 11,152 ft.), 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 8: Aug 19 (Fri) 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 (elevation 12,507 ft.). 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, the giver of all life, in Raqch’i, and pass through the Abra La Raya Pass at 14,232 feet (higher than Mauna Kea!). *This hotel does not provide free bottled water, for purchase only.
 
Accommodations at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno or similar

Day 9: Aug 20 (Sat) Floating Islands of Uros and Isla Amantani – Lake Titicaca (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner at our hotel.
Today we will spend the day on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at an elevation of 12,507 feet. The Inca believed that this was the birthplace of the sun and Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo (the Adam and Eve of the Andes). First we’ll cruise by speed boat to Amantani Island (elevation 13,331 ft. Famous for farms built into its terraced hillsides, pre-Incan peoples claimed that this island was a sacred place. It is home to a small population of native Quechua speaking farmers. After lunch we will visit the Floating Islands of Uros, where an entire community lives on floating platforms made out of the native totura reeds that can be up to twelve feet thick, living according to the customs of their ancestors.
 
Accommodations at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Puno or similar

Day 10: Aug 21 (Sun) Puno – Colca Canyon- Arequipa (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner at our hotel.
Depart from Puno - the first stop will be in Lagunillas to marvel at the flight of different types of birds, among those majestic Andean flamingos on the lagoon. Then continue to Patahuasi - here we will be able to drink the mate de coca or muña teas that have been used since the Incas. Our final destination is the the city of Chivay (elevation 3,600 ft.), the main hub of the Colca Canyon, and our hotel, which is a seven minute walk from Plaza de Armas de Chivay and the main marketplace. 
 
Accommodations at Casa Andina Colca or similar

Day 11: Aug 22 (Mon) Cruz del Cóndor – Condor’s Cross (B, L, D)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner at our hotel.
 
The day begins with a passage through Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world – more than twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. Weather permitting we will be able to admire the flight of the majestic Andean Condor, the largest flying bird in the world, through the Cruz del Cóndor. Then we will visit Maca, Achoma and Yanque, with its beautiful colonial church. In Chivay we will enjoy a delicious lunch of local cuisine, then start on our way to Arequipa via Abra Patapampa at 16,109 ft. above sea level, the highest elevation of our trip! The pass is famous for views of the volcanoes, with unforgettable views of Misti, Ampato, and Hualcahualca. Continue to Pampa Cañahuas, in the National Reserve Salinas y Aguada Blanca. Once there we may see some of the vicuñas - camelids that live in the Andean highlands. During the trip we may get to see more vicuñas, as well as llamas, alpacas and others. Finally, return to our hotel in Arequipa (elevation 7,661 ft.). 
 
Accommodations at Sonesta Arequipa Hotel or similar

Day 12: Aug 23 (Tue) Arequipa – Santa Catalina Monestary – DEPARTURE DAY (B, L)


Buffet breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant, dinner on your own. Today we start our tour with a visit to the districts of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara, with unbeatable views of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes, as well as the city of Arequipa. Then we go to the Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena, founded in 1580, with its cloisters, picturesque streets and squares. Afterwards, walk towards the UNESCO World Heritage historical center of Arequipa, stopping at the Main Square, a place that is surrounded by the most representative constructions of the city. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Zig Zag restaurant, located inside a two-story colonial house with an iron stairway designed by Gustave Eiffel, the architect of both the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
Transfer to Aeropuerto Internacional Rodríguez Ballón for our flight to Lima.
8:55 PM Depart for Lima on LATAM Airlines flight 2120.
10:30 PM Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. Claim your baggage and wait for your tour escort to check in for our flight to the United States.

Day 13: Aug 24 (Wed) Departure Day Lima – Honolulu


01:00 AM Depart for Los Angeles on LATAM Airlines flight LA2476. Meal service provided on flight.
07:55 AM Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport and proceed through immigration procedures. After immigration claim your luggage and wait for your tour escort before exiting customs. Enjoy a relaxing lunch until it’s time to leave on your flight to Honolulu.
6:05 PM Depart for Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA 9, meal served on flight.
 
**Arrive at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at 8:50 PM**                      
 
Note: Air and Land Itinerary are subject to change. 
 

Departure from Honolulu with air $5,999.00
 

Departure from Los Angeles with air $5,599.00, contact us for air from other cities.

PLEASE CONTACT MAIN OFFICE FOR TOUR DETAILS: 808-979-0111 or email us at hnl02@jtbusa.com.

 

 

Highlights

Join us as we voyage to South America again in 2022 to see the Cruz de Condor - the Cross of the Condor, the largest flying bird in the world. We'll also travel through Colca Canyon, twice the depth of the Grand Canyon, see the Floating Islands of Uros, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and more. Five UNESCO World Heritage sites!


1.

Deposit and Final Payment:

A $300.00 deposit per person will be required at the time of booking. Deposit is fully refundable until 100 days prior to departure.

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.

2.

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:

* Up to 100 days prior to departure - No penalty

* Until May 10th 2022- 50% of the total tour fee 

* May 11th 2022 to departure - 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.
 

3.

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 10 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 10 participants, but changes to price and itinerary may become necessary.

4.

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.

5.

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
11/02/2020 07/01/2022 Honolulu $ 5,999 $ 900
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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