Add-on: Nazca, Ica & Paracas
October 26th - 30th 2013
(This starts BEFORE the main Peru Tour) The cost of the Nazca add-on is $999 US Dollars. Single occupancy - extra $250. Includes flight over the Nazca lines.
Day 1: 26th Oct: Arrive in Lima. Meet tour representative at airport. Stay in Hotel near airport. If you arrive early, there is plenty to do and see around this beautiful part of Lima.
Day 2: 27th Oct: Drive to Nazca, with a stop to see the Palpa Effigies, that are part of the greater Nazca complex. Introductory lecture with Brien and Hugh. Overnight Nazca.
Day 3: 28th Oct: Full day: Included is an early morning trip via plane over the Nazca lines and effigies. We will discuss whether these were ancient 'spirit paths', or 'ley lines' or something more mysterious? Visit the pyramids of Cahuachi, which is the largest complex of pyramids in Peru in terms of area covered, Nazca graveyard, Maria Reiche museum, and the Mirador, from which two of the Nazca figures can be seen close up. Evening Lecture about the 'long-heads' with Brien. Overnight Nazca.
Day 4: 29th Oct: Travel to Ica, where the largest elongated skulls in the world are in the Ica Regional museum. We will then visit the incredible Ica Stones in the private museum in the town centre. These are said to be hundreds of thousands of years old and depict dinosaurs with humans! Then on to Paracas for the night.
Hugh, Senior Cabrera,
and Brien at Ica Stones Museum, November 2012
Day 5: 30th Oct Boat trip out to see the famous Candelabra, which is a huge geoglyph, and then on to the stone islands where wildlife, including sea lions, and hundreds of thousands of birds can be seen. Then off to the Paracas Archaeology museum to see some incredible local artefacts, including 16 elongated skulls. Return to Lima.
Main Tour: Ancient Peru
October 30th - November 8th 2013
The cost of the main Peru tour is $2899 US Dollars (around £1890 UK Pounds). Single occupancy - extra $450. Includes two flights Lima/ Cuzco return and train journey to Machu Picchu.
Day 1 (Day 5 of Nazca Tour): 30th Oct: Arrive in Lima. Private taxi pick-up from airport to hotel in Miraflores. Introduction to the tour. Overnight Miraflores, Lima.
Day 2: 31st Oct: Late breakfast, then visit to the Archaeology Museum, Optional afternoon tea at the South American Explorers club HQ , which houses an incredible library of books, expedition reports and research (or free-time in Lima). We then visit beautiful mud-brick 'Huaca Puclana' pyramid, where we can also enjoy dinner in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the pyramid. Back to hotel in Miraflores. Orientation with the group, followed by evening lecture with Brien Foerster about the pre-Incan culture of Peru. Overnight Miraflores, Lima.
Day 3: 1st Nov: Fly to Cuzco. Check-in to hotel. Get optional lunch on the main square, then visit the Coricancha complex, said to be the 'centre of the world' with alignments going out from this axis-mundi across Peru, and walls of the Palace of Inca Roca. We will also visit the museum with elongated skulls and the famous '12 sided stone' with limited activity and walking, as we'll be adjusting to the altitude difference. Overnight in Cuzco.
Day 4: 2nd Nov: Tambo Machay, Quenko, Amaru Machay and Sachsayhuaman: These are a megalithic series of sites up in the hills of Cuzco and have incredible water features (Tambo Machay) and massive technological construction that clearly predate Inca times. Overnight Cuzco.
Day 5: 3rd Nov: Andahuaylillas Museum, outside Cusco (1 hour drive) to visit the human/hybrid baby skeleton, that was all over the media last year, and see the mountain where it was found, mysteriously called Wiracochan ("where the creators descended"). The museum also houses spiral carvings and unusual ancient art. We also visit the ancient Gate of the Sun, a megalithic site made long before the Inca existed. This museum and site are rarely visited on organised tours. Free afternoon in Cuzco. Evening lecture by Hugh Newman about 'Earth Grids and Geomancy'. Overnight Cuzco.
Day 6: 4th Nov: Drive through the Sacred Valley towards Ollantaytambo, stopping at Chinchero that has a fine craft market, as well as massive megalithic and polygonal constructions, and a short ancient tunnel. After lunch, Ollantaytambo. This place is simply huge, and is also where we catch the train to go to Machu Picchu the next morning. It is a very complex site, with the Temple of the Sun, agricultural terraces, water features, the Temple of the Condor and a 400 foot tall carved stone face of the great and mysterious teacher called Viracocha. Around the side of the mountain lie various gargantuan megalithic blocks that came from the neighbouring mountain's quarry, but did not quite make it up to Ollantaytambo. Time to explore the beautiful town that has a great market. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.
Day 7: 5th Nov: Machu Picchu: What can one say; this is the crowning jewel of Peru, the so-called lost city. Here we will also find evidence that a much older culture once lived here, and will learn what it’s real name is. The unique and classy train ride from Ollantaytambo goes through the Sacred Valley, following the path of the Inca Trail. On the way we will see various ruins along Urumbamba river, as it connects the highlands with the jungle. We then get a bus up to the ruins, and spend at least 4 hours exploring this complex site, with time for meditation and ceremony. We will also have time to explore the market and small town and the Machu Picchu museum. We will get train back to Ollantaytambo. Evening lecture by Glenn Broughton about his research of 'Sacred Water Sites & Earth Energy'. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.
Day 8: 6th Nov: Eight hour coach trip to Puno including a stop off for buffet lunch and visit to Alpaca farm. Plus a visit to the incredible Temple of Virococha. Discussion and videos on the coach journey. Overnight at beautiful hotel in Puno next to Lake Titicaca.
Day 9: 7th Nov: Sillustani is famous for it’s round towers called Chullpas, some of which are thousands of years older than the Inca and are polygonal design. There is also remnants of a possible stone circle! Glenn and Hugh will be dowsing at this site as the energies are powerful. After lunch we visit the enigmatic Amaru Muru, called a stargate by some people where will will have time to meditate and tune in. It has been made famous by the Peruvian Shaman Jorge Luis Delgado, and also Jerry Wills. There is also a tunnel behind it said to go to Cuzco, a distance of more than 400 km. visit to the Temple of Fertility next to Lake Titicaca that has many 'mushroom' or 'phallus' stones within a polygonal megalithic construction, plus two major energy currents that may explain why it is a 'fertility temple'. Overnight Puno.
Day 10/ (also Day 1 of Bolivia Tour): 8th Nov: The main tour ends for those on just the Peru tour. Flight back to Lima via Juliaca for those on the 10 day tour, and bus to Copacabana Bolivia for those on the 4 day extension. There are small yet significant megalithic sites right at Copacabana for us to explore if we have time. Overnight Copacabana at Hotel Rosario.
Add-On: Bolivia & Lake Titicaca
November 8th - 12th 2013
The cost of the Bolivia add-on is $1099 US Dollars. Single occupancy - extra $250. Includes Hydrofoil on Lake Titicaca, plus flight from La Paz to Lima on last day.
Day 1: 8th Nov:Here we go through the Bolivia/Peru border ($135 for US Citizens - not included in price). Arrive in Copacobana. There are small yet significant megalithic sites right at Copacabana for us to explore, with time to explore this beautiful town or rest. Evening lecture by Brien and Hugh about the Island of the Sun, it's earth energies and the origins of the Inca. Overnight in Copacobana.
Day 2: 9th Nov: Island Of The Sun & Moon at Lake Titicaca. (Lunch included). Puno to Copacabana, Bolivia. Hydrofoil cruise to Chincana Ruins, the Pre-Inca temple located at 300 meters SW of the sacred rock -where the Rainbow Serpent energy line meets the Plumed Serpent line, at the north side of Isla del Sol. It also offers impressive views of Lake Titicaca. The Chincana contains trapezoidal doors and niches which were adapted during the Inca period. These ruins were believed to be a support facility for the Island’s Shrine, housing the maiden who took care of the Shrine. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the "Andean Roots Eco Village": The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. plus meet the vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Overland transfer to La Paz, Bolivia to stay in luxurious 5-star hotel.
Day 3: 10th Nov: La Paz Museums. See the incredible Fuenta Magna Bowl with Sumerian inscriptions that suggest a link between the middle East and South America thousands of years ago. We will also visit the Witches Market, and the Tiwanaku Museum. Free time to explore La Paz. Overnight in La Paz.
Day 4: 11th Nov: Tiwanaku and Puma Punku: Both Tiwanaku and Puma Punku are located at the same place. Tiwanaku is an enigmatic megalithic temple, with rough-hewn megaliths, strange statues, the Akapana pyramid, that has a major magnetic anomoly at its heart and the sunken temple with hundreds of carved protruding heads. There is also the incredible 'sun-gate'. It is believed that the 'Plumed Serpent' energy line goes through the pyramid and the site is flanked by two fault-lines. Puma Punku is much older and more mysterious. It is here we see evidence of ancient machining of stone. We will also visit the on-site museum and megalithic statues in the main square outside the church. Back to La Paz. Farewell Dinner. Overnight in La Paz.
Day 5: 12th Nov: Flight to Lima (included in price) for connections to international flights. $30 Bolivia airport Tax (not included in price)
Th great earth energy currents we will be investigating on the tour.
The tour is jointly organised by Megalithomania and Hidden Inca Tours. The above itinerary is subject to possible changes
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