Wonders of Peru

Experience the Amazon’s unspoiled beauty, sophisticated Lima, and magnificent Machu Picchu on this 10-night journey to Peru. Take in Lima's splendid colonial-era architecture and admire the Larco Museum’s exceptional pre-Columbian art.  Board the deluxe Delfin III for a three-night cruise through the Amazon rainforest. Discover the astonishing biodiversity within Peru’s largest wildlife reserve, including macaws, toucans, monkeys, capybaras, and pink dolphins. Enjoy a scenic train ride through the breathtaking Andes and tour the temples, palaces, and plazas of lofty Machu Picchu. In Cusco and the Sacred Valley, explore remarkable Inca ruins.

Dates
Apr 27 - May 8, 2023  (11 Days)
Cost

from $6,795 per person, double occupancy

For more Information
travel@commonwealthclub.org

(415) 597-6720

    Thursday, April 27
    Home / Miami / Lima, Peru

    Depart your home city and meet the group flight to Miami for Lima, Peru. Upon arrival, transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. Depending on schedules, travelers may need to depart on April 26.
    Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

    Friday, April 28
    Lima, Peru

    View the Larco Museum’s excellent collection of pottery, jewelry and artifacts that spans more than 5,000 years of pre-Columbian Peruvian history. Continue to Plaza Mayor in Lima’s historic center, lined with majestic colonial-era buildings. See the splendid interior of the Cathedral of Lima and visit the beautiful Monastery of Santa Domingo, a religious complex with relics of important Peruvian saints. Tour Casa Aliaga, a delightful gem built in 1535 and still occupied by descendants of the Aliaga family. See its grand rooms richly adorned in wood and the serene courtyard. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception and Dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado, a National Historical Building. Tour this elegant, private home and savor a traditional meal with one of the owners.
    Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (B,L,D)

    Saturday, April 29
    Lima / Iquitos / Nauta / Cruising

    Transfer to Lima’s airport for your flight to Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon, accessible only by plane or boat. Journey through Iquitos to Nauta on the Marañon River. Along the way, see the vibrant “terra firma” (non-flooded forest) and other aspects of daily jungle life. Once in Nauta, embark the Delfin III at a private port. Admire sweeping views from the observation deck as your naturalist guide reviews your upcoming activities and the wildlife and vegetation that you are likely to see.
    Delfin III (B,L,D)

    Sunday, April 30
    Cruising the Amazon Basin

    Set out aboard skiff boats, anticipating the day’s astounding and unexpected wildlife encounters. The region in which you are cruising, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, is Peru’s largest wildlife preserve, boasting more than five million acres of rich biodiversity. Skim along rivers and cruise through creeks, peeking into lagoons and other waterways, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rain forest, such as blue and yellow macaws, toucans, capybaras and more. Marvel at grey and pink dolphins swimming nearby. You might even catch glimpses of the endangered charapa turtle, spider monkey, giant river otter or red macaw. Delfin III (B,L,D)

    Monday, May 1
    Cruising the Amazon Basin

    Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and rising early is always rewarding since wildlife is most plentiful and active at daybreak. With your expert guide, hike in to discover the fantastic flora and fauna. You’ll likely see brilliant parrots, hawks, hummingbirds and “laughing” falcons. Zoom in on exotic spiders, dragonflies, butterflies, and tarantulas. Sharp eyes may spot red howler monkeys, iguanas lazing in the sun, and sloths in the upper canopy. Delfin III (B,L,D)

    Tuesday, May 2
    Nauta / Iquitos / Lima / Cusco

    After breakfast, disembark the Delfin III in Nauta and transfer via coach to the Iquitos airport.  On your way to Iquitos, visit the Manatee Rescue Center to see these gentle, endangered creatures up close. Board your flight for Cusco via Lima. Once you arrive in Cusco, take a panoramic drive to the stunning Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, amid towering mountain slopes. Check in to the Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, and dine on Andean specialties tonight.
    Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado (B,L,D)

    Wednesday, May 3
    Sacred Valley

    Explore the ruins of the Inca fortress, Ollantaytambo, a series of huge terraces that hug the hillside. Then visit a village seemingly frozen in time. Learn about the ancient weaving methods the residents have used for centuries to support themselves in this challenging mountain environment. While in town, visit with local citizens to learn about their daily life. Later, visit a ranch for lunch and an equestrian demonstration.Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado (B,L)

    Thursday, May 4
    Sacred valley / Machu Picchu

    Take in scenic views on a train ride through the Sacred Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes and the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel.

    Nestled in a misty cloud forest high in the Andes, the Lost City of the Incas is considered the most important archaeological site in the Americas. The mountaintop complex contains more than 200 buildings, all of which testify to the Incas’ remarkable architectural skills. Wander through stone temples, grassy plazas and palaces with an expert guide. Explore the Temple of the Three Windows, the Sacristy and more.

    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (B,L)

    Friday, May 5
    Machu Picchu / Cusco

    Enjoy a morning and leisure, and then travel by train through the beautiful mountain scenery and then by motor coach to Cusco. Check in to the Palacio del Inka.
    Palacio del Inka (B)

    Saturday, May 6
    Cusco

    This sacred city, perched 11,152 feet above sea level, was the religious and administrative center of the Inca Empire. Enjoy guided visits to the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, noted for its colonial art, and the Santo Domingo Temple, built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building dedicated to the worship of the sun. After lunch at a local restaurant, we visit Sacsayhuaman. Marvel at the huge stones (one weighs 125 tons!) of this Inca fortress constructed without any mortar. Enjoy a Farewell Reception tonight at the hotel.
    Palacio del Inka (B,L,D)

    Sunday, May 7
    Cusco / Lima / Miami

    Enjoy free time in Cusco this morning and lunch in town. Depart for the airport and fly to Lima.

    Connect to your return flight to Miami, Florida, most likely departing the early morning of the 8th.

    (B,L)

    Monday, May 8
    Flights Home

    Connect with your connecting flight in Miami and return home. 

    Map
    Peru Map

    AIR INCLUSIVE PROGRAM (From Miami)

    Category-Deck                  Full Price                            Special Savings                     Special Price*
    D-Suite (Main)                    $7,045                                    $250                                        $6,795   
    C-Upper Suite (Upper)      $7,245                                    $250                                        $6,995
    B-Corner Suite (Main)       $7,945                                    $250                                        $7,695
    A-Owner’s Suite (Upper)   $8,945                                    $250                                        $8,695

    *Special Price valid if booked by the date found on the address panel or September 27, 2022 (whichever is later). All prices quoted are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, and include round-trip air service between Miami and Lima. All suites have floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Port charges are an additional $495 per person. Single accommodations (available in most categories) are an additional $1,695 (limited availability).

    The pricing above accounts for the difference in accommodation on the 3-day Amazon Cruise on the Delfin III.

    On board this 170-foot intimate river ship, the rainforest is never far away, yet five-star comforts and conveniences abound. Enjoy outward-facing suites decorated with hardwoods sustainably harvested from the local rainforest and colorful, handmade Peruvian textiles. Suites feature floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and a range of luxury amenities, including individual climate control, daily housekeeping with turndown service, and the finest bed linens. On the tranquil open-air deck, gather for morning yoga or sip a rich Peruvian coffee as you watch the sunrise. Indulge in signature treatments that rejuvenate the mind and body at the Rainforest Spa. In the Andes Dining Room, the ship’s culinary team serves expertly prepared cuisine that highlights local flavors and fresh ingredients. At the day’s end, share your adventures in the air-conditioned Canopy Lounge and revel in the sounds of the jungle coming to life.  

    What to Expect

    This active program is designed for people who are in good health and can comfortably participate in a demanding daily schedule of physical activities. The itinerary may feature full days of ongoing activities. Depending on the excursion, more leisurely alternatives may be available. Excursions on this program require:

    • walking distances of up to 3-5 miles 
    • walking on cobblestones, unpaved paths and/or uneven and slippery surfaces
    • getting on/off motor coaches, boats and/or trains
    • climbing in/out of excursion boats
    • walking up (sometimes steep) hills in ports where docks are not available and at sites in the Sacred Valley
    • tolerating varying climatic conditions, including high altitude and humidity

    Expert guides and onsite lectures illuminate the destinations throughout the program. A team of naturalists accompany you during the Amazon river portion of the tour.

    Trip Educators

    Program-specific terms and conditions are available here and below. You can also request a copy from our travel experts. Any payment to AHI Travel constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out therein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms.

    NOT INCLUDED - Fees for passports and, if applicable, visas; entry/departure fees; personal gratuities; laundry and dry cleaning; excursions, wines, liquors, mineral waters and meals not mentioned in this brochure under included features; travel insurance; airport transfer costs for those not participating in AHI's FlexAir; all items of a strictly personal nature.

    MOBILITY AND FITNESS TO TRAVEL - The right is retained to decline, to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip who, in the opinion of AHI Travel is unfit for travel or whose physical or mental condition may constitute a danger to themselves or to others on the trip, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded. Passengers requiring special assistance, including without limitation those who permanently or periodically use a wheelchair, must be accompanied by someone who is fit and able to assist them, and who will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance. AHI Travel regrets that some itineraries cannot accommodate wheelchairs.

    SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE - During the period of COVID-19 contagion, you should refrain from joining a trip if you are feeling unwell, exhibit fever or other symptoms of contagious disease, or have been in contact with a person exhibiting symptoms of contagious disease within 14 days of trip departure. Affected passengers will receive a full refund in the form of a credit applicable to a future AHI Travel program. All passengers must complete a health questionnaire and execute an Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 prior to trip departure. If you cannot or will not complete and execute these documents, AHI reserves the right to consider your booking canceled as of that day and assess applicable cancellation fees.

    AIR TRANSPORTATION-The price of air transportation offered by AHI Travel is based on Advance Purchase Excursion fares. After tickets are issued, penalties up to 100% of the ticket price may be levied. If connecting flights are requested, special promotional fares may be used, in which case penalties of as much as 100% may be assessed by the airlines if reservations are changed or canceled after ticketing. After departure, if the reservations are changed, you will be charged the higher, all year Economy class fare. VARIATIONS TO THE GROUP ITINERARY MUST BE REQUESTED NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. Passengers who choose to make their own airline reservations independently will be wholly responsible for arrival and departure transfers, and any airline fees or penalties incurred as a result of program cancellation and/or change in travel dates, or airline schedule(s).

    CANCELLATION-You will receive a full refund for cancellations made up to 90 days prior to trip departure. Cancellations from 89 to 76 days prior to departure will be subject to a $300 per person administrative fee. The withheld administrative fee may be applied to a future AHI Travel program that will operate in the current calendar year or year following cancellation. The credit will be applied to the final billing and may not be used as part of the initial deposit. It is non-transferable and is not valid toward the purchase of an AHI Cruises independent cruise. Cancellations from 75 days to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person; 59-30 days, 50% of the trip cost per person; cancellations from 29 days up to the time of departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip. TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE. AN APPLICATION WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU RESERVE. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI Travel. CANCELLATION OF TRIP OPTIONS-Purchases of optional excursions, trip extensions and additional hotel nights become fully non-refundable 45 days prior to departure. Air transportation and private transfer purchases are subject only to penalties assessed by the airlines and transfer suppliers. PLEASE NOTE - Vouchers for future travel, travel credits and transfers are subject to the Terms and Conditions, including without limitation the cancellation fee schedule, agreed upon at the time of the original reservation.
    AS A CONDITION OF ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR RESERVATION, YOU AGREE AS FOLLOWS: You have read, and you understand, these terms and conditions of your participation in an AHI Travel program. You recognize and accept any risk associated with the travel program and the conditions, including the Cancellation policy, set forth herein. You acknowledge that there are many risks and uncertainties inherent in any travel, including, but not limited to weather, flooding, high/low water levels, acts or omissions of foreign governments, terrorism, war or insurrection, theft, illness, widespread communicable disease outbreak (e.g., COVID-19, SARS, etc.) or other public health emergency event declared by local, State or Federal government order to be an epidemic, pandemic, public emergency or similar, quarantines, bites from or attacks by animals, insects, or pests, and damage to person or property due to the negligent acts or omissions of tour staff or others. In consideration of, and as part payment for, the right to participate in the travel program, you hereby agree to release, hold harmless and covenant not to sue AHI International Corporation (d/b/a AHI Travel), its officers, employees, representatives or agents, the sponsoring association and its officers, employees and agents, from liability for personal injury, death, property damage or loss suffered by any person in connection with this travel program, even if caused by the negligence (but not the reckless, willful, or fraudulent conduct) of travel program staff or other related persons or entities.

    BAGGAGE-Baggage restrictions vary according to the airline policy and the class of service flown. Details will be provided with your pre-departure information. Baggage allowances are subject to change by the carrier without notice. Excess baggage charges for additional or oversized/overweight pieces are expensive and not included in your trip price; plan your wardrobe accordingly. Transport of baggage and personal effects is at the owner's risk throughout the travel program.

    PRICING - All prices quoted are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy and do not include air transportation costs (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to change without notice.

    AUTHORITY TO USE IMAGES AND AUDIO RECORDINGS-On occasion, AHI Travel obtains, from its staff, or from trip participants, photographic or video images of passengers and trip activities. By participating in this travel program, you authorize AHI Travel, without providing compensation to you, or obtaining additional approvals from you, to include photographic and video recordings of you, as well as voice recordings included with any videos, in AHI Travel's sales, marketing, advertising, publicity and/or training activities.

    ELIGIBILITY: We require membership to the Commonwealth Club to travel with us. People who live outside of the Bay Area may purchase a national membership. To learn about membership types and to purchase a membership, visit commonwealthclub.org/membership or call 415-597-6720.

    RESPONSIBILITY-AHI Travel and The Commonwealth Club of California do not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for this program, and act only as agents for the independent suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodations or other services. All such persons or entities are independent contractors. As a result, AHI Travel and the Sponsoring Association are not liable for any negligence or willful act of any such person or entity or any third person. In addition and without limitation, AHI Travel and the Sponsoring Association are not responsible for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. Dates, Program Details and Tour costs, although given in good faith and BASED ON TARIFFS, EXCHANGE Rates and other information CURRENT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING, ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, that might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual passenger. In no event shall any party to this contract be liable for incidental or consequential damages. In the event of an act of God, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident, natural disaster, outbreak of disease, or other event or circumstance beyond its control that results in the cancellation of all or a portion of a travel program, AHI Travel reserves the right to issue a credit to the passenger in lieu of a money-back refund, applicable to a future AHI Travel program. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times. If the entire program is canceled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a full refund. By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for himself/herself or other passengers and accepts the terms of this contract set out herein and in more specific pre-departure passenger information. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. The passage contract in use, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the company(ies) and the passenger and/or purchaser of this trip.

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