The Real Deal Round-trip airfare on LAN Ecuador to Lima; local flights from Lima to Cuzco and from Juliaca to Lima on LAN Chile; three nights each at Carmel Hotel in Lima (the first two and the last) and El Portal in Cuzco; two nights at La Hacienda Hotel in Puno; breakfast daily; one lunch; guided city tours in Lima and Cuzco; visits to Andahuaylillas, Wiracocha temple at the Incan archaeological site of Raqchi, the artisan town Pucara, and the Uros Islands; entrance fees; transportation in an air-conditioned bus and boat; all transfers; hotel taxes; fuel surcharges; and services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides; from $1,399 per person—plus estimated airport and port taxes and fees from $191.
When Mar. 13, May 15, 29, June 5, Sept. 4, 18, Oct. 16, 30, Nov. 13, 20, 2011; add $50 for Mar. 27, Dec. 25; $100 for Apr. 10, June 19, Aug. 21; $200 for Apr. 24, July 3, 17, Aug. 7, Dec. 18.
Gateways Miami; add $36 for New York City; $49 for L.A.; $184 for Houston; $209 for Atlanta; $297 for Chicago; $376 for Seattle; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees start from an additional $191 per person. An additional round-trip arrival/departure tax of $31 must be paid in cash at the airport in U.S. or local currency. Based on double occupancy; single supplement starts from $301. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
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Why It's a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, round-trip airfare between Miami and Lima, Lima and Cuzco, Juliaca and Lima, and Lima and Miami starts from $962 with taxes for travel in mid-March (LAN Airlines). Add to that $222 per person for three nights at Carmel Hotel in Lima, $75 per person for three nights at El Portal in Cuzco, and $60 per person for two nights at La Hacienda Hotel in Puno and your total for just the hotel accommodations, hotel taxes, and airfare is $1,319 when booked independently. For $271 more, this Gate 1 Travel package includes the round-trip international flight, eight nights' hotel, and hotel taxes, plus two local flights, breakfast daily, one lunch, sightseeing, admission fees, transportation by bus, boat excursion, all transfers, fuel surcharges, and all taxes and fees.
More Optional activities include dinner and a show at La Dama Juana restaurant in Lima ($45 per person), a full-day tour of Machu Picchu ($199 per person), or an excursion to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sillustani ($34 per person). Additional pre- or post- tour nights at Carmel Hotel in Lima are $74 per person per night. Upgrade to three nights each at San Augustin Exclusive Hotel or Jose Antonio Lima and San Agustin El Dorado Hotel in Cuzco from an additional $50 per person. Land-only packages start from $839 per person for eight nights.
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