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FALL 2011 // LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Letter from the President
OUR PERU Cusco, one of Peru’s most treasured cities, is a must on any of Ker & Downey’s journeys to Peru for its fusion of colonial charm and natural beauty.
Peru is a destination that should be on every American’s travel list. It’s only a 7-hour flight from most southern cities, which should make it a playground for the states, yet Peru is still one country that remains relatively unexplored for most Americans. We would like to change that, by introducing you to the Peru of Ker & Downey. When you consider travel to Peru, no doubt at the top of your list is a visit to the mountain sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We do this in Ker & Downey style via 5-star train; however, for the more adventuresome, there is a five-day hike on a new trail through the Andes, enjoying exclusive mountain trekking during the day with four-course dinners and warm beds in the evening. We’ll make it happen for you.
Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, the Nasca Lines, and Machu Picchu. All done privately with the legendary Ker & Downey style of service. Peru is one of the oldest civilizations dating back almost 5,000 years. Take your camera and carry extra flash cards to record your memories because the snowy peaks, the shimmering rivers, the sunrise over Machu Picchu, the audacity of the Nasca lines, and the sea lions on the coast are memories to capture. Why wait? Call us and let us plan your Peru adventure of a lifetime.
Our adventure, “Wings over Peru,” takes you to Machu Picchu and more. Since you will be traveling with Ker & Downey, you’ll be able to see sights that others traveling by road probably will not see. You’ll visit the northern coast and the Sacred City of Caral with its intricate network of temples, homes and 19 pyramids. You’ll also see Huascaran, Peru’s highest snow-capped mountain, the adobe city of Chan Chan, and you’ll be guided by D. Luis Jaime Castillo, Peru’s foremost scholar on the ancient culture. But that’s not all! You’ll also visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan with Dr. Walter Alva, lead archaeologist on the tomb’s digs and you’ll fly over the Valley of Volcanoes and Colca Canyon with additional visits to
David Marek President
KER & DOWNEY
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