2023 The Best of Peru with Roger & Julie Manning

Dates December 26, 2023 - January 1, 2024
Destination Ica, Peru; Lima, Peru; Cuzco, Peru; Machu Picchu, Peru; United States
Duration 7 days 6 nights
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While there is not a lot of strenuous "hiking" on this tour, there is some "climbing" of tall steps and walking on uneven surfaces that may cause concern to some. 

Peru is a country of great civilizations that have left their mark over the ages. We invite you to come with our expert tour leader Dr. Roger Manning, to discover this beautiful country for yourself!

We start our adventure the minute we arrive into Lima as we head south to the vast Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, to ride and sandboard on the dunes at Huacachina.  We then head north to the small coastal town of Paracas.  If you’re looking for nature, our visit, by boat, to the Ballestas Islands, is a paradise of marine biodiversity.  The tour continues the route to Cusco, to tour the mysterious ruins of the Incas, set high in the Andes Mountains, and discover the citadel that centuries later would become one of the new Seven Wonders of the World: MACHU PICCHU.

This tour is for sure a BUCKET LIST experience for those who want a true Peruvian experience!  Come make new friends while living your adventurer dream.

TOUR # 9223L26

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email Carol

CASH DISCOUNT of $50.00 for final payment by check

Day 1/2: Tuesday/Wednesday December 26 & 27, 2023
Day 1/2: Tuesday/Wednesday December 26 & 27, 2023

Home Cities - Lima and Ica, Peru

We will depart today from our home cities to Lima, Peru.  After an overnight flight we arrive in the morning.  Upon arrival we journey south within the Atacama Desert, “the driest desert in the world.” We will arrive to the region of Ica and check in to the beautiful Las Dunas Resort. After some rest, relaxation, and lunch, we will go to Huacachina ride on and sandboard down the massive and breathtaking desert dunes. Overnight at Las Dunas Resort. 

Meals : Lunch, In-flight
Day 3: Thursday, December 28, 2023
Day 3: Thursday, December 28, 2023

Paracas to Lima

Early in the morning, when the sea is calm and without big waves in the ocean, embark on speedy motorboats to go to the Ballestas Islands, part of the Paracas National Reserve of Marine Life. An ecological system that is protected and regulated to protect the species that have made its habitat in these islands. Along the way, encounter a mysterious drawing best known as El Candelabro (The Candelabra), aligned in the direction of the pampa of Nasca. When we arrive at the islands, explore the great caves, refuge of seals, penguins, and diverse marine birds that our expert guide will teach us how to identify. The curiosity of the seals will make them get close to the motorboats to observe us. Afternoon return to Lima for overnight.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Friday, December 29, 2023
Day 4: Friday, December 29, 2023

Lima to Cuzco

Transfer to the airport for our flight to Cuzco. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel.  Afternoon at leisure to acclimatize and explore Cuzco on your own. Tonight we will enjoy a dinner and show at a local restaurant.  Overnight in Cuzco.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Saturday, December 30, 2023
Day 5: Saturday, December 30, 2023

Machu Picchu

The much-awaited day to visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Boarding at the Ollantaytambo station and departure in the selected train. Arrival at the Machu Picchu station. Assistance, from our staff to board the bus that will ascend a winding road, with a spectacular view of the Urubamba River which forms a deep canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will greet us with its incredible terraces, staircases, ceremonial sites and urban areas. Energy exudes from the whole place. At the coordinated time, return by train and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Day 6: Sunday, December 31, 2023

Cuzco to Lima

Today, we will have the opportunity to attend a local Ward for Sacrament meeting. 

Afternoon transfer to the airport to board our flight to Lima.

Arrival in Lima. Meet and greet then transfer to your hotel where you will have access to a room for a few hours. We will have a New Year’s dinner at Rosa Nautica Restaurant. We will then transfer to the airport.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Monday, January 1, 2024

Lima to the U.S.A.

Early morning flight back to the U.S.

Meals : In-flight


  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • Hotel Accommodations in 4-Star Hotels
  • Experienced Tour Director
  • English Speaking local guides
  • Train ride on the Vistadome to Machu Picchu
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites including Machu Picchu
  • Roundtrip transfers hotels to airport
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, BL=Box Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Digital Travel App
  • Tips for guides and drivers

Not Included:

  • International flights to Lima: $ 1,460.00 pp
  • Domestic flights Lima/Cuzco/Lima: $ 400.00
  • Meals not included on tour
  • Additional hotel nights or sightseeing tours not included
  • Optional Travel Protection policy
  • Items of a personal nature (room service, phone calls, internet, etc.)
  • Additional nights in Lima for those not on Group Air

Payment Terms::

  • $500 per person due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due 08 September, 2023
  • $3,130.00 Single rate (for those with their own room)
  • This tour is based on 20 passengers traveling together to operate at the advertised price. If enrollment falls under that number an additional supplement may be requested or the tour may be canceled.  Any tour canceled for low enrollment will receive a FULL REFUND of paid deposits.

TOUR # 9223L26

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email Carol

CASH DISCOUNT of $50.00 for final payment by check

TOUR ID#9223L26