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November 2012: Megalithomania Tour: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Tiwanaku and Puma Punku

The cost of the main Peru/Bolivia tour is $2899 US Dollars (around £1845 UK Pounds). Single occupancy – extra $300.

Nov 10th: Arrive in Lima. Get cash out from ATM at airport or exchange money at airport. Taxi pick-up from airport to hotel in Miraflores.

11th: – Late breakfast, then visit to the Lima Gold largo museum , Afternoon tea at the South American Explorers club HQ, visit beautiful mud-brick ‘Pocheakta’ pyramid. Complimentary Dinner at restaurant at Pyramid site, with slide show and introduction to the tour with Brien and Hugh. Back to hotel in Miraflores

12th – Fly to Cuzco. Check-in to hotel. Get lunch on the main square, then visit the Coricancha complex and museum and ’12 sided stone’ with limited activity and walking, as we’ll be adjusting to the altitude difference.

13th – Tambo Machay, Puca Puccara, Amaru Machay, Temple Of The Monkeys and Sachsayhuaman: These are serries of sites up in the hills of Cuzco and have incredible water features (Tambo Machay) and megalithic construction that clearly predate Inca times. Evening lecture by Brien Foerster about the pre-Incan culture of Peru.

14th – One hour bus to Chinchero that has a fine craft market, as well as massive megalithic and polygonal constructions, and a short ancient tunnel. After lunch, we go to the enigmatic Ollantaytambo. This place is simply huge, and is also where we catch the train to go to Machu Picchu the next morning. It is a very complex site, with the Temple of the Sun, agricultural terraces, water features, the Temple of the Condor and a 400 foot tall carved stone face of the great and mysterious teacher called Viracocha.

15th – Machu Picchu: What can one say; this is the crowning jewel of the Inca; the so-called lost city. Here we will also find evidence that a much older culture once lived here, and will learn what it’s real name is. Back to hotel in Ollantaytambo. Lecture by Hugh Newman about the geodetic connections of Peru and Egypt and earth energies discoveries on the Island of the Sun.

16th – Eight hour coach trip to Puno including a stop off for lunch and a visit to the incredible Temple of Viracocha. Discussion and videos on the coach journey.

17th – ROBERT SCHOCH will join us today: Amaru Muru (Portal) and Sillustani: Amaru Muru is called a stargate by some people. It has been made famous by the Peruvian Shaman Jorge Luis Delgado, and also Jerry Wills. There is also a tunnel behind itsaid to go to Cuzco, a distance of more than 400 km. Sillustani is famous for it’s round towers called Chullpas, some of which are thousands of years older than the Inca and are polygonal design. There is also remnants of a possible stone circle! We will also visit the ‘Temple of Fertility’ next to Lake Titicaca. Evening lecture by Robert Schoch.

18th – Island Of The Sun at Lake Titicaca: Puno to Copacabana, Bolivia, round trip ferry ride to Island of the Sun. The Island of the Sun is reputed to have possibly been the homeland of the Inca and where Virococha emerged from the lake. There are stone ruins at the north end of the island where the Rainbow Serpent energy line meets the Plumed Serpent line. We go over the border to Bolivia to stay in luxurious 5-star hotel in La Paz.

19th – Tiwanaku and Puma Punku: Both Tiwanaku and Puma Punku are located at the same place. Tiwanaku is most probably the home of the Inca, and Puma Punku is much older and more mysterious. It is at the latter that we see evidence of ancient machining of stone. We will also visit the on-site museum.

20th – La Paz Museums. See the incredible Fuenta Magna Bowl with Sumerian inscriptions that suggest a link between the middle East and South America thousands of years ago. We then fly to Lima in the afternoon. (then fly home or to Easter Island for the add-on)

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