With the recent re-opening of the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu after this winter's mudslides, Peru's tourism is rebounding. Small group tour specialist Odysseys Unlimited is on hand with two Peruvian adventures: an 11-day "Treasures of Peru" with Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Lake Titicaca; and a 15-day small group tour combining Peru with Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, "Machu Picchu to the Galapagos."
Travelers seeking to combine two South American treasures in one awesome small group tour need look no further than Odysseys Unlimited's 15-day "Machu Picchu to the Galapagos," priced from $5,795 air, land, and cruise inclusive and limited to no more than 20 guests. The itinerary begins in Lima then visits to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and an overnight stay at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located at the ruins, before flying to Ecuador for a four-day wildlife extravaganza. Guests enjoy a Galapagos cruise aboard the privately-chartered 20-passenger M/Y Coral II calling on Santa Cruz Island, Rabida and Santiago islands, Fernandina and Isabela islands, and Bartolome and Santa Cruz islands. Odysseys Unlimited is offering seven "Machu Picchu to the Galapagos" departures from August through November 2010.
The 11-day "Treasures of Peru" small group tour is an ideal introduction to Peru's archaeological, cultural and natural riches with visits to the Peruvian capital of Lima; Cuzco where Odysseys guests are welcomed for lunch in the homes of local families; the Sacred Valley, a region of Inca sites and indigenous villages; the Indian market of Pisac; two guided visits of the ruins at Machu Picchu; and a full-day tour of Lake Titicaca and the "floating islands:" Los Uros, home to the top-hatted Uros Indians; and Isla Taquile, home of the Taquilenos who produce high quality textiles. Priced from $2,895 air and land inclusive and limited to 12-24 guests, Odysseys Unlimited is offering nine scheduled "Treasures of Peru" from August through November 2010.
Odysseys Unlimited reassures each guest with fully refundable deposits up until 95 days before departure; and savings of $100 to $200 per trip for repeat guests.