August 8-17, 2021 – Art Ambassadors Paint-Photograph Machu Picchu With Kevin Macpherson and Lori Putnam
Trip Leaders: Kevin Macpherson and Lori Putnam, with Mel and Leslie Dinkel
Trip Cost (Double/Triple Occupancy): $3698
Our Cusco/Machu Picchu Adventure
August 9th - Day 2 – Arrive Cusco – We will aim to have all the group arrive in at or about 5. There, our private shuttle will take us to our boutique hotel, hand-selected by trip veterans for its comfort, authentic feel and location directly on the stunning Plaza de Armas.
August 10th - Day 3 – Cusco Walking/Painting/Photography Tour - This day we will be treated to a walking tour of Cusco, by our expert guide. Nested at 11,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, is a fascinating city that was once capital of the Inca Empire. It is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. We will explore the Plaza de Armas, the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework. As in Guatemala, chocolate has a special place in the history and hearts of Peru and its people, and we will visit a “Choco Museo” where we can have a taste. We will stop for lunch, and will set aside the balance of the afternoon on your own to paint, photograph or rest while getting accustomed to our new altitude. We will make arrangements for an optional dinner at 6:30 p.m.
August 13th - Day 6 – Machu Picchu – We will board an early morning bus this morning to explore the wonders of Machu Picchu, with options to paint all day, hike, or a combination. Some may wish to return to Aguas Calientes to paint or rest. Be prepared to be dazzled!
August 14th - Day 7 – Waterfall, Vistadome Train Return – For those interested, we’ll take an early morning gentle hike to the locally revered Waterfall at Alcamayo. We will have lunch in Aguas Calientes, then return on the Vistadome Train in the early afternoon and catch a bus at Ollantaytambo to return to Cusco around 5:30. Optionally, you may choose to catch your breath, paint, or photograph on your own. An optional group dinner will be arranged.
August 16th - Day 9 – Free Day with Options - This is a free day to paint, photograph, explore, shop, rest, or take advantage of one or both of the following options. Love food and food traditions? Learn about Peruvian culture through the lens of a top-rated cooking experience. This class would take place at 10 a.m., with lunch included. If the stars are more your thing, or if you’d like to do both, join us for an afternoon show at the Cusco planetarium. This night we will gather for our hosted farewell dinner, sharing our favorite experiences.
August 17th – Day 10 – Homeward, or Amazonas Bound - Today, those returning home will board flights for Lima (those returning to Los Angeles on the suggested flights will arrive at 7 p.m.). This Machu Picchu experience is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime! Transportation from the hotel to the airport will be provided.
Note: If you feel for any reason that you may need to cancel, please buy trip insurance, as your deposit cannot be refunded. Please see our full refund policy included in the online application. Thank you for your understanding! One option for trip insurance is https://www.worldnomads.com.FLIGHT BOOKING INFORMATION – To Come.
|Event End Date||08-17-2021|
|Application Start Date||06-15-2017|
|Cut off date||08-08-2021|
|Cost (Dbl/Tpl Occu.)||$3698|
|Location||Xela AID Guatemala|