My Exclusive Journeys is offering a Peru trip in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu’s discovery in 1911 by American explorer Hiram Bingham.
A Centennial Festival will be broadcast worldwide July 7. Some 500 million are expected to view the opening ceremony via satellite, where Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa will speak. Among those attending will be 10 of Bingham’s grandchildren. Even Yale University, which has harbored 350 artifacts excavated from the site, is returning them to Peru to honor the momentous occasion.
My Exclusive Journeys can tailor a Machu Picchu Centennial Tour to include the mystic site, colonial Cuzco, shopping in indigenous markets and explorations of the nearby Sacred Valley. Rates for a five-day trip beginning in Lima begin at $1,892 ppdo. Price includes airport assistance in Lima; return flight to Cuzco; airport transfers; three nights in Cuzco at Monasterio Hotel; private Cuzco and surrounding ruins tour; daily hotel breakfast; Private Pisac Tour (an indigenous market, visit to Ollantaytambo fortress and lunch at a historic hacienda); return train ride aboard Vistadome to Machu Picchu; a night’s accommodation at Inkaterra Machu Picchu; one lunch and dinner in Machu Picchu; guided visit to Machu Picchu citadel; a leisure walk and Twilight Walk.