Main Tour: Ancient Peru & Bolivia
November 15th - 27th 2016
The cost of the main tour is $3690 US Dollars. Single occupancy - extra $500. Includes internal flights, train & boat ride and megalithic heaven. A $500 deposit confirms your place.
Day 1: Tuesday 15th November: Group arrives in Lima. Free time in Lima. Overnight in the beautiful part of town called Miraflores. (people can come early & we can direct them to museums etc). Overnight Hotel Antigua Miraflores.
Day 2: Wednesday 16th Nov: Free morning. Fly to Cuzco (2.07pm flight). Drive to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley and settle in to Hotel. Evening orientation & lecture. If we have time we will visit nearby Megalithic 'Lazy Stones' near Ollantaytambo. These are the ones that never made it from the quarry to the site! Overnight in Hotel Pakaritambo, Ollantaytambo. B
Day 3: Thursday 17th Nov: Visit the incredible circular platforms of Moray. 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 Hotel Pakaritambo, Ollantaytambo. B
Day 4: Friday 18th Nov: The highlight of South America for many, 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 or 5 hours exploring this complex site, with time for meditation and ceremony. We will also have time to explore the market and small town. We will get train back to Ollantaytambo. Drive to Cuzco. Overnight in Hotel Ruinas, Cuzco. B
Day 5: Saturday 19th Nov: 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 Hotel Ruinas, Cuzco. B.
Day 6: Sunday 20th Nov: Tambo Machay, Quenko 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. Free time in afternoon. Overnight in Hotel Ruinas. B
Day 7: Monday 21st 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"). We then embark on an eight hour coach trip to Puno including a stop off for buffet lunch and visit to Alpaca farm. Discussion and videos on the coach journey. Overnight at beautiful hotel in Puno next to Lake Titicaca. Overnight Hotel Jose Antonio, Puno. B,L
Day 8: Tuesday 22nd 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 evidence of a cataclysm hitting the site, a museum hosting elongated skulls, and some monoliths that have carvings remarkably similar to those at Gobekli Tepe. There is also remnants of a possible stone circle! Lunch at the site restaurant with beautiful views of Lake Titicaca. Visit to local witches house and hamster farm. 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 Hotel Jose Antonio, Puno. B
Day 9: Wednesday 23rd Nov: Visit Cutimbo where some beautiful, megalithic Chulpas reside on a steep bluff. Here there are more Gobekli Tepe-like relief carvings and a square chulpa we can go inside. We will also visit Amaru Muru, the famous rock-carved ‘portal’ or ‘Stargate’, that is near the Bolivia border. Overnight Hotel Jose Antonio, Puno. B
Day 10: Thursday 24th Nov: Early start to go through the Bolivia/Peru border ($135 for US Citizens - not included in price). Arrive in Copacobana. Hydrofoil cruise on Lake Titicaca. 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. Overnight Hotel Ritz Apart, La Paz. B,L
Day 11: Friday 25th Nov: Visit 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, and even see Tiwanaku stones embedded in the Church walls! Back to La Paz. Overnight Hotel Ritz Apart, La Paz. B
Day 12: Saturday 26th 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. Plus the newly opened Tiwanaku Museum that houses hundred of incredible artefacts, statues and elongated skulls. We will also visit the Witches Market and have an optional city tour. Free time to explore La Paz. Farewell Dinner. Overnight in La Paz. B.D
Day 13: Sunday 27th Nov: Tour ends. Early flight to Lima included in price. Connections to international flights or Nazca add-on.
Add-on: Nazca, Ica & Paracas
November 27th - December 1st 2016
The cost of the Nazca add-on is $1350 US Dollars. Single occupancy - extra $250. Includes flight over the Nazca lines and Boat-ride. A $250 deposit confirms your place.
Day 1: Sunday 27th Nov: Arrive in Lima. Drive directly to Paracas (3 - 4 hour drive). Overnight Hotel Aranwa, Paracas. B
Day 2: Monday 28th Nov: 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. Visit Ica Regional Museum where the largest elongated skulls in the world are on display. Continue to Nazca. Overnight Hotel Nuevo Cantayoc, Nazca. B
Day 3: Tuesday 29th Nov: Full day: Included is a 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? Optional visit to 2000 year old aqueducts. Visit the Maria Reiche museum, and the Mirador, from which two of the Nazca figures can be seen close up. Time to relax in the afternoon. Overnight Hotel Nuevo Cantayoc, Nazca. B
Day 4: Wednesday 30th Nov: Drive to Paracas. stopping off at the Palpa Geoglyph Effigies. Visit Paracas Archaeology museum to see some incredible local artefacts, including 16 elongated skulls and the very alien-looking 'Starchild 2' skull. Here we will get lunch and enjoy the sunset, and have a group farewell dinner. Overnight Hotel Aranwa, Paracas. B,D.
Day 5: Thursday 1st December. Tour Ends.
The tour is jointly organised by Megalithomania and Hidden Inca Tours. The above itinerary is subject to possible changes.
Feedback from 'Ancient Technology Peru & Bolivia' 2015 Tour with guest host Andrew Collins.
"Let me begin by offering a big thanks to Hugh, Brien, Andrew, Irene, & Gustavo for a very well-planned excursion, many amazing sites and sights, lovely accommodations and good company. I enjoyed all that I was able to experience. This was truly the trip of a lifetime for me.- Julie M, USA
"Thanks to Hugh, Brien, Irene, Gustavo and Andrew for making this a very enjoyable and fascinating tour." - Lasse C, Sweden
"What a phenomenal adventure! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the trip, the fascinating people I met along the way and of course the country. Meticulous attention to detail in the planning of each days itinerary and accommodation and of course the local wisdom of Gustavo to top it off. The ability to share in some "off the beaten track" sites was the cherry on the top. A HUGE thank you to Brien, Hugh, Andrew and Gustavo as well as Irene of course for making it such a memorable trip. For anyone considering this tour - stop considering and just do it!!" - Kurt B, USA
Feedback from 'Portals of Ancient Peru & Bolivia' 2014 Tour
with guest host Freddy Silva
"Just to say a big thank you for the trip, such fun and full of giggles. From years of reading about and seeing pictures of so many of the sites visited on this trip, to finally feeling the incredible energies that surround them, was for me personally an amazing experience. So thank you all for putting together such a memorable tour. Great menu, interesting and fun crowd of fellow travellers. Good places to stay. Great stuff!"
- Lyn de Trense, England
"I want to once again thank Brien, Hugh, Irene, and Gustavo for this great tour. It definitely exceeded my expectations. You get to see many sites that would otherwise be more difficult to get to on other tours or by yourself. The accommodations were excellent and everyone was very friendly. if you like interesting information, exploring ancient sites and good company, this is the tour to go on!"
- Garrett Leo, USA
Feedback from 'The Path of Virococha' 2013 Tour with guest hosts David Hatcher Childress and Glenn Broughton.
"For us the tour was an amazing opportunity and a privilege to explore the earth energies at an incredible number of megalithic sites. We learnt so much and feel truely grateful for what was revealed to us, and to all the organisers, especially Hugh & Brien, for putting together such a memorable and stimulating tour. It was also a joy to be in the company of so many like minded people with a deep curiosity about the ancient ancestors"
- Chris & Marilyn Gulliver, New Zealand
"Your tour exceeded our expectations in nearly every way. We saw, learned and experienced more than we ever would have on any other kind of tour. In addition, we traveled and made new friendships with people from all over the world. This trip is definitely one of the highlights of our life travels! For this we would like to thank you, Hugh, Irene, Cameron and Glen and David and Jennifer from the bottom of our hearts!"
- Ed & Teresa Chipp, USA
"So once more I want to thank you - Brien, David, Hugh, Irene, Cameroon, Glenn - and also all the participants, for the most special journey i've ever had! Hope to have more of those with you and will recommend to the people who are interested."
- Vicki Molliver, Israel
"I loved the tour! Many thanks to all organisers, especially Irene :) I hope you are enjoying a break from questions and demands. Was great to meet you all and being in cusco without you all is not the same. I hope the tour has deepened your interest in the ancient mysteries like it did for me."
- Alex Jupp, UK
"I thought the trip was excellent. I learned so much and from so many people on this trip. Thanks to everyone for making it great."
- Suzan Moore, Canada
"I can safely say that this was one of, if not the best, experience of my life. Thanks Brien, Dave, Hugh, Glenn & Cameron and of course Irene for an amazing adventure. You have my tick of approval ;)."
- Tony Giovani, Australia
"It felt less like a tour group and more like I had flown in to visit friends who were showing me around their turf, and for me, that was fine. I still feel I got more out of this tour than I would have with any other group. I enjoyed myself to the utmost, and was pleasantly surprised by almost everything - especially the kind people with whom I had the privilege of sharing this time."
- Sandy Underwood, USA
Feedback from 'Ancient Peru, Nazca & Easter Island' 2012 Tour with guest host Dr. Robert Schoch
"Still reminiscing about the trip. It was such a wonderful experience made even better by such a great group of people. And thank you all for the amazing photographs"
- Janine Moore, USA
"Great crew, awesome time! Looking forward to sharing some video and photos!!!"
- G. Maestro, USA
"Thanks Hugh! great trip for those that like alternative traveling and the deeper story to humanities history"
- Jennifer Stein, USA
"Hugh, just wanted to thank you once again for all you did to bring our trip together. I learned so much and absorbed so many new ideas to come back and study....a million directions to go, and I'll continue to look to the people and resources of Megalithomania to lead me on. You do important work. Thanks."
- Karla Mahoney, USA
"What an amazing adventure we've had over the last 10 days! Peru is a beautiful diverse country filled with so many incredible sights and mysteries! We have been on a non-stop ride, and this journey we will never forget"
- Jenny Geyser, USA
"I just have to send a big thanks to all the persons on the Megalithomania Peru/Bolivia, It was a pleasure to spend time with all the persons and visit all these special sites. A big thanks to you all!"
- Jonny Ueland, Norway