Thursday, August 6, 2009

Discovery Channel launches adventure tours to Peru

Discovery Channel is launching a new brand of tours and trips called Discovery Adventures and Peru has been included in its hot destination list highlighting its Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu and the mighty Amazon River.
Tour prices range from 3,000 to 800 dollars per adult international airfares not included, and last from 15 to 5 days, while departures start in December this year. The 15-day trip called "Amazon and Inca Adventure" includes visits to Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Jungle, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Deluxe Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu. In its website,
Discovery Adventures invites tourists to "explore the best of Peru, from the ancient Inca ruins of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu to the natural wonders of the Amazon Jungle". "Take a boat tour of Taquile and Uros Islands and discover the fascinating culture of the people of Lake Titicaca. The prize adventure begins as you embark on a 4-day Inca Trail hike through incredible nature to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu", it added.The brand also offers trips to destinations including Mexico, Costa Rica, the Amazon, the Galapagos, India, Thailand, Cambodia, China, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Alaska and the U.S. Southwest. Itineraries will range from cruises and safaris to exploring the ancient civilizations of the Incas, the Egyptians and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Associated Press reported.
Tour themes will tie in with places featured on Discovery Channel programs like Man V. Wild, Out of Egypt, Discovery Atlas, Dirty Jobs and Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein. Tourists will have opportunities to explore ruins and historic sites, as well as to do volunteer work in the destinations and experience local cultures.
Departures begin in December. The trips will run from three to 24 days and are being offered in partnership with the tour company G.A.P. Adventures.
Prices start at $2,000 per person, plus airfare, with the price covering lodging, breakfast and some other amenities. Groups will be small, just six to 15 people depending on the destination, with all trips suitable for families.

Source: Andina


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