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About Luminous Antonio If you have ever been even a casual visitor to an archaeological site, power place or sacred site and found yourself with feelings, questions or insights that history and traditional archaeology could not address, this...

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Tourist vs. Traveler

Tourists vs. Travelers “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux It’s challenging to visit a popular destination without the vibe of tourism thick in the air.  Tourists visit only the most popular places where...

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Peru? What about the Altitude???

Peru? What about the Altitude??? A shortness of breath is the most common side effect of high alititude and this can be minimized by taking it easy the first couple days, The possibility of altitude sickness was my biggest hesitation in visiting Peru. I had what I...

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Packing for Peru

Let’s talk adventure travel; mild adventure travel. Lots of exploring, ambling around, but probably not climbing Mt. Everest. On this kind of journey, you can plan on spending a good amount of time outdoors, trekking around. Whether that trekking involves ancient...

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Day 1

Day 1 – CUZCO: You will be met at the airport and taken to our hotel to check in and relax.  Consider this day a time of relaxation and integration, adjusting to the altitude. In the evening, we share a welcome dinner together, get acquainted and learn about the days...

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Day 2

TIPON: Outside of Cuzco up a winding dirt road, at the top of a mountain, lies the lush and magical site of Tipon with its purifying and uplifting waters. Water flowing from the top and through the left of the site is said to be the merging of the female and male...

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Day 3

CULTURAL IMMERSION:  Early this morning we leave Cuzco, drive into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and up to a remote mountain village where we spend an unforgettable day within a Peruvian community.  Learn how the people work and play – dance, make music and art –...

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Day 4

MORAY: Moray resembles a sunken amphitheater with circular terraces carved deep into the earth.  Theories about the use of these circular earth sculptures are many an varied. OLLANTAYTAMBO: the Incan Temple of the Sun is also known as The Pyramid of Pakaritambo, or...

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Day 5

CHINCERO: We visit the native market in an area of the town below the old square.  This lush colorful market offers a wonderful generous taste of the colors, smells and sounds of Peru.  Above the market is a small village surrounded by ancient haucas (natural temples...

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Day 6

MACHU PICCHU: The early morning Vistadome train takes us to Machu Picchu amidst the breathtaking views of the lush Urubamba Valley.   The sacred crystal city of Machu Picchu, known as the Eighth Wonder of the World awaits.   The total meaning and the varied uses of...

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