The Real Deal Vacation package to Peru includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Lima on American Airlines; three nights in Lima at Hotel El Carmel; three nights in Cuzco at Hotel Los Portales; two nights in Puno at La Hacienda Hotel; flights between cities, transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges; eight breakfasts and one lunch; sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary in an air conditioned bus; English-speaking tour guides and local guides for city tours of Lima, Cuzco, and a trip to the Uros Islands; from $1,689 per person.
When May 6, 2012 ($1,689); add $50 for Apr. 22, Jun. 3, 2012; add $70 for May 20, Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, 2012; add $90 for Jul. 1, 29, Aug. 12, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 2012; add $100 for Mar. 25, Apr. 8, 2012.
Gateways Miami ($1,689); additional gateway cities are also available.
The Fine Print Air taxes and fees are included in the package price. Peru taxes of up to $11 per domestic flight may also apply. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $275. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Virgin Vacations, 888/937-8474, virgin-vacations.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between Miami and Lima starts from $866 in early May (Taca International). Add to that $150 per person without taxes for three nights at the Hotel El Carmel, $135 per person including taxes for three nights at the Hotel Los Portales Cuzco, and $75 per person including taxes for two nights at La Hacienda Hotel, and you're already spending $1,226 on airfare and accommodation alone. For just $463 more, this package gives you airfare from Miami, eight nights in three Peruvian cities, flights between them, guided tours, most meals, and all taxes and fees.
More A wide variety of optional tours are available, including several Machu Picchu expeditions by train starting at $249 per person, a half day tour of Lima's famous Larco Herrera Museum with a trip to Pueblo Libre for $44 per person, a guided tour of Cuzco at night for $39 per person, or a half day trip to view the early Incan burial ground at Sillustani for $32 per person. Additional tour options are available on the website.
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