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Motor Coach Tour

Mystical Peru

Tuesday, October 9 - Monday, October 15, 2018

Highlights:   (Inclusions subject to change)       

       7 Days · 11 Meals
• 11 Meals (6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, & 2 Dinners)
• Six nights Lodging
• Roundtrip Airfare from St. Louis & Airport Transfers
• Explore the Incan sites of the Sacred Valley including
   the Maras Salt Pans
• Visit Pisac Market, mingle with the artisans and shop
   for indigenous handicrafts
• Watch the scenery fly by during your travels on the
    Vistadome train         
• Experience the wonders of Machu Picchu during an
   included excursion to this magical citadel
• Enjoy the culture and sights of Cusco, including the
   ruins of Sacayhuaman, during a 2-night stay
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• Cancellation Insurance Included

Departure Points:
Washington:  Depart TBD / Return TBD
Lowe’s in Kirkwood:  Depart TBD / Return TBD

Discover the wonders of Machu Picchu and the beauty of Peru and its people on this land exploration through this amazing country.

Tuesday, October 9 - Depart the USA    
Depart the USA on a flight to Lima, Peru.  Your flight arrives late evening and the Mayflower Tours representative will meet you at the airport and assist with the transfer to your hotel.

Wednesday, October 10 - Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley  
Following breakfast at the hotel, board a morning flight to Cusco.  Upon arrival, a motorcoach will be waiting to take you to the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba for the start of your Peruvian adventure. Visit the Pisac Market and enjoy the colorful ambiance as the artisans proudly display their handicrafts.  Stroll through the marketplace and pick up some handmade souvenirs!  Lunch is included at a local countryside restaurant before arriving at the hotel.   (Breakfast / Lunch)

Thursday, October 11 - Sacred Valley    
Begin the day with an excursion to the Andean village of Ollantaytambo, continuously inhabited since the 13th century, which once served as a country retreat for Inca royalty.  As you walk through the village of cozy cobblestone streets and adobe buildings, your guide will provide the history of the Incan city planning using a grid formation and irrigation channels which are still visible in the surviving ruins.  The ruins of the massive Inca fortress and large stone terraces built into the hillside are still visible today making it feel as if time has stood still.  Following lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Maras Saltpans. Learn how generations of families harvest the salt during this impressive process and maintain their own pans amidst the never-ending terraces.  On the visit to Chinchero, an authentic Andean village, see the collection of paintings inside the historic church, built upon an Inca temple.  You’ll also have an opportunity to see local artisans create some of their handicrafts at a weaving demonstration.  After a full day of touring, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.   (Breakfast / Lunch)

Friday, October 12 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
This morning, board the Vistadome train and depart the Sacred Valley for Aguas Calientes, home of Machu Picchu.  Enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginning of the jungle before arriving in the town of Aguas Calientes.  For centuries, Machu Picchu has remained a mystery, holding tight its secrets.  Journey to the Lost City of the Incas and uncover the mystery of this ancient citadel as Machu Picchu wraps its magical spell around you. Perched high on an isolated mountaintop, this citadel in the clouds is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring an intricate complex of stone stairs, ruins and tunnels. Your guide will walk with you through this amazing archaeological site and provide history and lore that is sure to leave you in awe. During the excursion, lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.  After exploring Machu Picchu, return to town for an included dinner and overnight at the hotel.   (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Saturday, October 13 - Aguas Calientes / Cusco
Enjoy a morning at leisure before departing by Vistadome train for the return to Ollantaytambo where the coach will be waiting to take you to Cusco, the Imperial City and archaeological capital of South America.  Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco sets the stage, taking you back in time to when the glorious Incas ruled.  Dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant.  (Breakfast / Dinner)

Sunday, October 14 - Cusco   
The day begins with a guided tour as you follow the trail of the Incas.  Admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture and take in the panorama of dramatic mountains and spectacular canyons. Cobbled streets and plazas feature both colonial and religious landmarks.  Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Church built on the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha and dedicated to the Sun God.   The entire valley is filled with architectural wonders around every vista!  Continue to Sacsayhuaman, a gigantic walled city and monumental former royal fortress.  This former ceremonial compound is a magnificent example of Inca military power and boasts an amazing panoramic view of Cusco.  After the excursion, the final afternoon and evening are free of planned activities. (Breakfast)

Monday, October 15 - Cusco / Lima / USA   
After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to the remarkable Inca Empire and transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima with connections to your gateway city.   (Breakfast)

Hotel Accommodations
Day One – Ramada Costa del Sol, Lima, Peru
Days Two and Three – Casa Andina Private Collection, Sacred Valley, Peru
Day Four – Hotel Sumaq, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Days Five and Six – Casa Andina Private Collection, Cusco, Peru

Tour Activity Level
1 2 3 5
LEVEL 4: A more physical touring experience based on the destination with longer walking tours, stair climbing and periods of standing. Expect some of the experiences to occur during the evening. Also,please be aware of the higher altitude.

Tour Cost:
$3,823.00 - per person Double Room
$4,782.00 -  Single Room

$450.00 per person deposit due with reservation
Final Payment due:  July 2, 2018

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Cancellation Policy/Refunds

If you must cancel on a 1 day tour and it is within 10 days of departure, refunds will be based on deposits returned to Mid-American Coaches prior to trip departure.  We do however, allow you to get another person to fill your seat.   If  we have a wait list, we will try to fill the seat from our wait list.  If we do not have a standby list, you will not receive a refund.
Once final payment (30days prior) is made on multi day trips 2 or more days,  cancellation of passengers will have to be filed on the cancellation insurance that is available  for all multi-day tours.  No insurance is sold on 2 day trips.
If you have elected to not purchase the insurance, Mid-American Coaches has the right to retain any monies paid by customer.  If this seat is resold, then at that point you may receive a refund.
Any fly/international/rail/cruise tours will have exceptions that will be covered at the time of booking.
If you are forced to leave a tour anytime after departure, refunds will be based on monies that are recoverable.  Refunds cannot be made for unused motorcoach transportation.