September 24 - 30, 2017

Tour Escort:
Jim West
Jim West

Package Price:
$1,876.00 | Air from the USA

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

MACHU PICCHU EXTENSION

September 30 - October 4, 2017
Extend your tour by visiting the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu! Learn more by visiting our extensions tab.

$1,535.00
(per person, based on double occupancy)

Reservations
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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare from Miami.
  • Internal flights from Lima to Iquitos.
  • Professional and experienced tour guides.
  • First-class hotel accommodations.
  • Private and comfortable air conditioned motor coach and professional driver in Lima.
  • Sightseeing in the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Boat ride on the Amazon River.
  • Fishing for small piranha & a visit with the Yagua Indians.
  • Shopping in the small town of Indiana.
  • Breathtaking walk in the rainforest canopy.
  • ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden Tour.
  • Daily Breakfast, most of the lunches and dinners.
  • Panoramic tour of Lima.
  • Enjoy shopping in local markets.
  • Personally escorted by Jim West!!

SOUTH AMERICA HIGHLIGHTS:

Canopy Walkway Canopy Walkway Play Movie
The Canopy Walkway is an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area's largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world.
ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Gardenplay movie
The ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden, located adjacent to ExplorNapo, is a teaching garden for the medicinal and useful rain forest plants of the area.
Yagua Indians Yagua Indians play movie
The Yagua (YAH-wah) Indians of the Peruvian Amazon are known for their skill with the blowgun. It was the Yagua that gave the Amazon River its name.

WEATHER
Lima has a subtropical and desertic climate, yet the microclimate also makes it very humid
There are two seasons in Lima, summer and winter. During the summer months (mid December to mid March) the average temperatures will range from 77º - 83º F (25º - 28º C). Remember in South America the seasons are reversed. Without a double the summer is the best time to relax on the city beaches of Lima. Winter season is known for grey, overcast and humid days. The average temperatures will range from 54º to 59º F(12º to 15º C). For current weather go to weather.com or click here.

CURRENCY
Currency in Peru: nuevo sol (PEN)
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OPTIONAL MACHU PICCHU PACKAGE
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu play movie
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.

Package Includes:
  • Internal flights to Cusco.
  • Professional and experienced tour guides.
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Cusco and Machu Picchu.
  • Train ride to Machu Picchu.
  • Private and comfortable air conditioned motor coach
  • Visiting the historic Incan city of Machu Picchu.
  • Walking tour in the historical city of Cusco
  • Daily Breakfast, most of the lunches and dinners.
  • Shopping in local markets.

The entire cost of this 5-day trip extension is $1,535.00 per person.

SOUTH AMERICA TESTIMONIALS:
Jan Potter, Scottsdale, CA- "Based on the experience I have had on two of Sew Many Places adventures, I would recommend any of their trips to everyone - whether or not they are a quilter. My first trip was South America and it was amazing. The accommodations were wonderful and the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon filled every day with new and exciting experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime. Of course, traveling with a group of people with similar interests made the trip even more memorable. I had visited Africa many years ago but decided to take the Kenya tour with Sew Many Places. A day with the Quilt Guild of Kenya and a hot air balloon ride (in a balloon that held 18 people) over the game parks ending with a champagne breakfast with the animals all around us are just a sample of the diversity of the activities of this adventure. Comparing photos of all the animals we saw each day with the other travelers in the evening was so much fun. And hearing Alex Anderson describe watching the baboon break into her room through the window was hilarious. Accommodations on this adventure were equally memorable.They ranged from the luxury of the Mt. Kenya Safari Club to a tent with a hot water bottle to warm your bed on a chilly night.It was an exhilarating experience I will never forget."
Rhonda Denney, Canon City, CO - "I have been a couple of Sew Many Places tours. The first was a 15 day trip to South America (the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon River basin and Machu Picchu). The trip was a treat from beginning to end. I felt pampered the entire time. I thought that the entire staff did an outstanding job coordinating things.The theme of the trip encouraged quilters (and their significant others) to go so that we all had a common link. I felt that the size of the tour group was very good; small enough that we all got to know each other during the trip. In fact, I am still in contact with friends I made during that trip. That was a trip of a life-time!

And, because that trip went so well, I was inspired to go on another trip in 2011 with Sew Many Places. The next time was a 12-day Safari expedition to East Africa. The trip was a mixture of wonderful safari treks in many beautiful safari parks throughout the region to ensure that we got the chance to see a plethora of local wildlife. There were side trips to villages, local fiber groups and artisans. The trip was very well planned. The places we stayed were top-notch providing many comforts to be appreciated. I did think that the group was too large and there were times when the group size caused problems with coordination and timing of agenda items. I guess I prefer a smaller group so I can get to know everyone; or at least have the opportunity to do so. This trip was fun too because there were a contingent of people who had been on the earlier South American trip so we had a small reunion!

Nice job on everything! I highly recommend Sew Many Places if you want adventure without concerns about being taken care of. I always keep my eyes open for other potential trips!"
Eileen Pyne, Girdwood, AK - "Truly an amazing and wonderful journey; loved the magic of Machu Picchu, but really loved the adventure and animals of the Amazon! I think we had a wonderful group of people to journey with."
Raylene Brooks, South Surrey, BC - "The trip was a nice balance of adventure and luxury. I doubt whether other tours would venture as many out of the way places as we did."
Danielle Gale, Hillsboro, OR - "Loved the itinerary of this trip. Saw and did so many exciting things. Wonderful, small group. (I don't like to travel with groups larger than 28 people."
Tinka Rote, San Antonio, TX - "The South America trip was outstanding."
Danyelle Dwyer, East Bridgewater, MA - "The most amazing adventure of a lifetime!!"
Lucy Harville, Central Point, OR - "This trip was extraordinary in its variety of destinations and activities. Would recommend participation by people who are reasonably physically fit due to the amount of stairs and hiking involved."
Donna Nelson, Signal Mountain, TN - "It was fun, hard, fulfilling, exhausting, exciting, and the most amazing adventure I've ever had. I would do it all over again, even knowing I had to climb a zillions steps!"
Madalyn Etzel, Lakewood, Ohio - "The South American Expedition was truly a life-changing trip. From beginning to end it was handled flawlessly with no missed buses, trains, tickets or people! I felt at ease knowing everything was so well handled by Mary Ellen. Every day was jam packed with amazing experiences. From the canopy walkway, to visiting the village school, to fishing, to walking Machu Picchu it was phenomenal. Every adventure was well worth it. We made a great use of our time, and I truly think everyone on our trip had a fantastic time."
Marie Novak, Edinboro, Pennsylvania - "It was the trip of a lifetime. our time in Ceiba Tops was the most life affirming and joyous time. Everything about our time there was memorable."
Susan Cruse, Milford, Ohio - "Awesome experience! The activities were well planned for interest and delights. Wonderful trip to Peru."
Karen Enright, Cincinnati, Ohio - "I had a wonderful time and fully enjoyed both the Amazon and Machu Picchu, but the hours we kept and the varying wake up times really wore me down. Also "many step and uneven pavement" did not prepare me for rock climbing at Machu Picchu, but it was still worth it."
Karen Stewart, Albuquerque, New Mexico - "The trip was very organized and busy. Mary Ellen was terrific; she kept us informed of what to expect each day and how to be prepared for each activity. This was the first time I have taken a trip with a group (not planning each activity myself). I want to take more trips like this and will want to use Craft Tours again."
Frieda Toback, Summerfield, Florida - "A fascinating tour of Peru, well organized, with excellent hotels and accommodations. Mary Ellen was efficient, helpful and very kind. Bonnie's bubbly personality made everyone happy. She was never without a smile or a sense of wonder."
Jacquelyn Nelson, Greensboro, North Carolina - "It was an amazing trip - enjoyed every second of it!"
Jody Kamman, Laguna Hills, California - "AMAZING! I have been fortunate to travel around the world and have had some wonderful experiences, however this was my first trip to South America. I want to thank Craftours for a unforgettable tour. "
Mary Travillian, Modesto, California - "Peru is a beautiful country to visit, and the craftsmen we met and worked with were excellent."
Sara Borr, Norristown, Pennsylvania - "A fun and informative trip. Great to meet and spend time with so many talented artist as they shared their various crafts. The hands on participation was fun and sometimes frustrating at the same time. Would do the trip again. We not only saw the cities but ventured into the countryside to get a real feel of the country and their interesting artists."
Pam Clark, Moville, Iowa - "This trip fulfilled my lifelong dream of seeing Macchu Picchu. Being included as a member of this group made the experience so much easier. Our tour guides led us every step of the way and were quick to respond to our every need. I will never forget the new friends made nor the kind and wonderful people of Peru."
Ann McDevitt, Burlington, Massachusetts - "It was a trip of a lifetime. Everything was wonderful."
Nancy Michalak, Farmington Hills, Michigan - "Machu Pichu and the Amazon were truly amazing. Better than the PBS specials."
Beverly Brown, Bloomington, Indiana - "Had a wonderful time and saw some awesome sites!"
Donna Bonine, Parsons, Kansas - "I enjoyed my cruise very much. It was my second cruise and I enjoyed being able to sew as I was cruising. I was a lot of fun meeting new people that enjoyed the same thing that I love to do."
Jo Ann Newsome, Columbus, Ohio - "The destinations were great and thoroughly enjoyed the excursions. The Oasis was a big ship that offered plenty of fun things and places as well as great food."