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Sacred Valley of the Incas
Sacred Valley of the Incas

This is a marvelous introduction to the Andean culture of today and the Incan civilization of the past. Your in-depth exploration will include the city of Cusco and the nearby ruins, the surrounding villages and markets of the Urubamba Valley, and the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu. We are happy to customize this trip just for you, to fit your particular interests or travel dates. Extend your stay with an optional 4-day excursion to the Peruvian Amazon.

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Inti Rayi Festival and the Sacred Valley
Inti Rayi Festival and the Sacred Valley

The Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere and the local harvests are the driving force behind the greatest, most majestic pre-hispanic ceremony to render homage to the sun. Today, the Inti Raymi Festival evokes the splendid Inca ritual of yore, being carefully scripted by Cusco professors, archaeologists, and historians. The central event is acted out on the esplanade below the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuaman, outside the city of Cusco. There, step by step, thousands of actors enact a long ceremony giving thanks to the sun god, Inti. On this Peruvian adventure, you will experience the Inti Raymi Festival as well as tours of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo, and mysterious Machu Picchu. Your nights will be spent in some of Peru’s most luxurious and renowned accommodations, including the Hotel Monasterio in Cusco, which was originally a monastery built in 1595, and the Sol y Luna Lodge, a rustically elegant resort in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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Incas and Amazon for Families
Incas and Amazon for Families

The Amazon and the Andes are yours on an amazing two week adventure. In Peru your family will enjoy delightfully contrasting, highly educational experiences on a beautifully paced, expertly guided program. Focus first on the natural environment and wildlife of the Amazon ecosystem and then on the culture, history, and archaeology of the Incan Empire. Every day is full, every day is different, every day is fun. First, you'll be based at extraordinary lodges along the Tambopata River, a tributary of the Amazon. Some of you will climb up into high observation towers and swing in rope harnesses. Next, travel to Cusco and into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You'll be walking, boating and exploring. You'll spend a half-day rafting on the Urubamba River, and you may choose to trek part of the Inca Trail. You will also visit the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu on this exciting adventure.

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Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is a great way to reach the lost city of Machu Picchu. An ancient road lined with settlements through the Sacred Valley, the “Classic” four-day trek offers beautiful views of snowcapped mountains, high cloud forests, and treasured Incan ruins. This route takes you over high passes and is a challenging trek. The hike begins in Lima, spends two days in Cusco, and arrives at Machu Picchu through the spectacular Gate of the Sun.

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Amazon Wildlife Odyssey
Amazon Wildlife Odyssey

Discover the wildlife and culture of the rainforest on a small group expedition hosted by researchers and members of the native community. You'll divide your time between the Tambopata Research Center and Refugio Amazonas Lodges on the Tambopata River. From here you will explore the rainforest in search of a variety of wildlife, including the howler monkey and harpy eagle. Paddle on an oxbow lake to get glimpses of giant river otters, and learn about the medicinal properties of the local flora from an expert native Peruvian guide. One of the least inhabited areas of the Amazon is yours to explore!

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Amazon and Andes Odyssey
Amazon and Andes Odyssey

Our Amazon and Andes Odyssey does not compromise on adventure. Fly into the remote Amazon Tambopata Nature Reserve for four days, and experience extensive nature exploration. Then head up to Cusco in the Andes for four days of exploration at sites such as Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Sacred Valley, Qenko, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo. This is a perfect trip for travelers who want to see the best of Peru in a short amount of time.

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Sepik Highlands Odyssey
Sepik Highlands Odyssey

The Sepik Highlands Odyssey takes you through Papua New Guinea, allowing enough time in each place to be submersed in the culture and ecology of the area. You will be taken on a cultural journey through a few of Papua New Guinea's 700+ language groups, from the Melpa of the Wahgi Valley, to the Yokoim of the Karawari River, to the Iatmul of the Sepik River, and finally to the colorful and flamboyant Huli of the Tari Basin. Each destination has its own unique ecosystem - you may see the magical superb bird of paradise at Rondon Ridge, the bizarre twelve-wired bird of paradise at Karawari, the mysterious Sepik blue orchid in the Sepik area, or the stunning ribbon-tailed astrapia at Tari. This 12-day trip throughout Papua New Guinea will provide you with an unforgettable experience of this amazing "Land of the Unexpected."

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Mt.Wilhelm Traverse
Mt.Wilhelm Traverse

Mt. Wilhelm, at 14,880 feet, is the highest peak in Papua New Guinea. The traverse from Ambullua to Keglsugl offers a unique way to experience the country's highest mountain. This challenging alternative to the summit starts at about 6,500 feet in the remote village of Ambullua, where the only access is by aircraft or by foot. The journey over Mt.Wilhelm presents the opportunity to experience a culture still largely intact. Enjoy a sing-sing (traditional dance) and spend a night in a basic village guesthouse so that you can learn about and experience their culture firsthand. Starting the trek, the path crosses rivers and climbs through moss forests (home to several kinds of birds of paradise), alpine grasslands, and glacial valleys. There are also amazing views of the North Coast and surrounding valleys. Once the summit is reached, the exit is by the usual summit route, down to Keglsugl via Lake Piunde. After the main trip, a charter aircraft will fly the group from Keglsugl in the Highlands to Madang on the North Coast, where a range of adventurous or leisurely activities are available for you to enjoy.

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Mt.Hagen Show Tour Panorama 2009
Mt.Hagen Show Tour Panorama 2009

The Panorama provides a wide perspective on Papua New Guinea, from cruising the mighty Sepik River, to shaking hands with a Huli Wigman, to experiencing the Mount Hagen Show. The Mount Hagen Show brings together sing-sing groups from throughout Papua New Guinea. The variety of cultures and groups represented by the Mount Hagen Show, in turn, reflect the diversity of Papua New Guinea's landscapes. From lowland tropical rainforests to alpine forests and grasslands, Papua New Guinea possesses a huge variety of rugged landscapes, exotic ecosystems, and pre-technological cultures.

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Goroka Show Tour & Highlands Journey
Goroka Show Tour & Highlands Journey

If you’re thinking about the Mt. Hagen Show tour, be sure to consider the Goroka Show, one of the best and most exciting of the highland shows. Similar to the famous Mt. Hagen Show, you will witness lively, exotic performances by sing-sing groups from all over Papua New Guinea. This program takes you on a journey through highlands and Sepik cultures. Starting with the highlands of the Tari Valley, you will visit the flamboyant Huli Wigmen. Here, thirteen species of birds of paradise, human hair wigs, and spectacular views await the intrepid traveler seeking the ultimate journey. Your travels then continue with a cruise on the Sepik River and its tributaries. Travel next to Karawari Lodge, perched on a ridge overlooking the Karawari River and the Sepik Basin. Here, you will learn about the amazing ecology, culture, and history of this remote and amazing corner of the planet. Then it's on to the famous Goroka Show, a gathering that unites a variety of different tribes and clans together into a exciting cultural extravaganza. You will stay at the beautiful Rondon Ridge in Mt. Hagen, and you'll be transferred to and from Goroka each day by private aircraft. As your journey comes to a close, you'll head to Port Moresby, the bustling economic center of Papua New Guinea.

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