IMPORTANT PERU INFORMATION

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Jambo Fellow Adventurer!

8 years ago a dream of ours came true: Scaling the summit to visit the ruins atop Machu Picchu, Peru! The experience exceeded our WILDEST expectations. Not only were we taken aback by the breathtaking beauty and mystery of all we saw, but we were awed by the warm bond formed amongst the "Tutters" in our party.

We've now hosted 25 other WOW Tour adventurers around the world, from Cairo to Alaska to Tahiti, yet Machu Picchu was so extraordinary in every way, we’ve already gone four times, and each time the seemingly impossible happened, it got even better! It may be our favorite destination in the world, offering culture, mysterious ruins, jungles, joyful locals, hiking, camaraderie, city life, amazing food, country life and the best of times. It should therefore come as no surprise... we’re excitedly counting down to our 5th visit!

If visiting Machu Picchu has been one of your dreams, or even if the thought is brand new to you, COME WITH US! This will be a life-changing experience - let's do it together! Like-minded thinkers on an adventure to explore one of the most sacred and mind expanding places in the world!

Yours in the adventure,

Mike Dooley

Adventure Highlights

  • Casual, unplugged workshops centered on self-discovery and manifesting change, designed to make this a truly life-changing experience.
  • Q&A following each talk to address your specific needs, concerns, dreams, and challenges.
  • Private time with me and my brother Andy (a professional life coach), time permitting.
  • 7 nights' accommodation: 3 nights at Hotel Tambo Del Inka, 3 nights at Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu, 1 night at Palacio Del Inka Hotel.
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 7 dinners.
  • A Shaman Ceremony in the Sacred Valley to partake in the Andean ritual “Pago a la Tierra” (payment to the Earth).
  • Visit to Ollantaytambo, one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish Conquistadors and the "last living Inca village of Peru."
  • Visit to the colorful Pisac Marketplace, where craftsmen sell a wide variety of fine crafts such as woven goods, sweaters, alpaca rugs, tapestry, sculpture, and jewelry.
  • Visit to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas” and the most famous ruin site of South America (and one of the new 7 wonders of the world).
  • A special visit to a local orphanage in the Sacred Valley to meet the children and leave a donation.

Participate in daily workshops

One of the highlights of our trips are the daily unplugged mini-workshops with Mike Dooley and TUTTERS about life, dreams, happiness, and the nature of reality. In addition to these mini-workshops, you’ll receive a professionally bound "Best of My Life" Passport! Your Passport will culminate in your creation of a customized Manifestation Action Plan (MAP) that will give you guidance and direction for creating consciously beyond our trip. You'll also learn the key points from Mike Dooley’s present touring material, Playing the Matrix, and from Andy Dooley’s touring material, Vibration Activation.

Adventure with like-minded thinkers

Our trips are known for the friendships that are made! None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of "group travel" – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine and boredom, hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers embark on these trips. Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities. Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked and lives are changed.

Talk one-on-one with Mike

On every trip we take, Mike is a part of the adventure in every way that you are. Whether we’re climbing a mountain, or riding a bus, or eating at a local restaurant, or passing out school supplies to children, Mike is there to facilitate and lead us in the adventure, along with his brother Andy, and our travel agent Christopher. There will be time to talk one-on-one with Mike and Andy, and there will also be time during group workshops to share and ask questions.

Adventure Schedule

DAY 1: Friday, October 12th, 2018

Cusco to Sacred Valley

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport we’ll be greeted with a welcome coca tea and local bread which will perk us up and help with altitude adjustment. Cusco is 11,000 feet above sea level!

Afterwards, we’ll proceed to the Sacred Valley (2-hour transfer). On the way, we’ll visit a garden setting where we’ll meet 2 shamans and take part in the Andean ritual “Pago a la Tierra” (payment to the Earth).

Then we’ll continue on and visit Awanakancha, a living museum of Andean cameloids, including Llamas, Alpacas, and the rarely seen Vicunas and Guanucos. Awanakancha is a project tasked with preserving old weaving techniques typical of the area while supporting local communities.

Once we arrive at the hotel, we’ll settle in and then have our first TUT talk.

Accommodations: Hotel Tambo Del Inka (Dinner)

DAY 2: Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Sacred Valley

Immerse yourself in the Andean culture with a visit to the typical rural village of Maras in the midst of the Sacred Valley. We’ll be welcomed by a group of villagers, who will introduce us to their culture, customs, and traditions by means of several workshops.

After lunch, the adventure continues to the ancient village of Ollantaytambo, the “last living Inca village of Peru.” The ruins of Ollantaytambo are one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish Conquistadors. We’ll also visit a local home and taste delicious homemade Empanadas, freshly prepared in a traditional oven, followed by a picnic lunch in the Sacred Valley.

Note: The group will be split into two smaller groups and while group A is at Maras, group B will visit Ollantaytambo, and vice versa in the afternoon.

After a memorable day of meeting the local people, sharing in their culture, and exploring ancient villages, this evening’s dinner is at the hillside Hacienda Huayoccari.

Accommodations: Hotel Tambo Del Inka (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

DAY 3: Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Sacred Valley

In the morning, we’ll visit the Pisac ruins and marketplace. Although it is very popular with tourists and locals alike, this colorful and vivid market still retains its local charm. Villagers, sometimes traveling from far away, gather to barter and sell their products. In addition, a large handicraft fair is organized by the Pisac and Cuzco craftsmen who exhibit and sell a wide variety of fine crafts such as woven goods, sweaters, alpaca rugs, tapestry, sculpture, jewelry, etc. If the crowd becomes too much, the café balconies offer a superb overview and great opportunity for people watching. After visiting the ruins, you may hike down to town or take transportation into town for more shopping time.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit a local orphanage in the Sacred Valley, play with the children, and leave a much needed donation.

This evening the group will come together for a talk prior to dinner.

Accommodations: Hotel Tambo Del Inka (Breakfast and Dinner)

DAY 4: Monday, October 15th, 2018

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

In the morning, we’ll transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley for a ride onboard privately chartered cars on the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Upon our arrival, guides will greet us for the walk from the train station to the hotel (5 minutes) where lunch will be served.

After lunch, we’ll take a shuttle bus to the most famous ruin site of South America – Machu Picchu, for a guided tour. Machu Picchu, also known as “The Lost City of the Incas,” might be the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. It was built around AD 1450 at the top of a granite mountain, and UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1983. Recently, it has also been named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” and the most visited ecological destination in the world. There are many theories about Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure – it is one of the most impressive sites you’ll ever see.

After the tour, if time allows (Machu Picchu closes at 5pm), you may enjoy some free time to wander around on your own. Then take the shuttle bus down to town and walk back to the hotel.

Accommodations: Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

DAY 5: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Machu Picchu

Today, you may choose from one of the following TUT Adventures (a return ticket and transfer to Machu Picchu is included):

Morning Visit to Machu Picchu: See the sunrise in this magnificent setting, use the time to see Machu Picchu in another light and to explore the marvelous site on your own.

Huayna Picchu Hike: For the more adventurous and active, this hike to the mountain behind Machu Picchu offers totally different views of the ruins. The hike is strenuous and if you are concerned about altitude, we don’t recommend this activity.

Relax at the hotel: Take some time for yourself to see the marvelous gardens, or wildlife, make your own tea from the tea garden, and more.

This evening the group will come together for a talk prior to dinner.

Accommodations: Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu (Breakfast and Dinner)

DAY 6: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Machu Picchu

Today has been left with plenty of free time to explore at your leisure. Take the bus up to Machu Picchu, or explore the town of Aguas Calientes with its wonderful marketplace, or relax at the hotel alongside the Urubamba River. The day can be spent however you like it.

Accommodations: Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu (Breakfast and Dinner)

DAY 7: Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Machu Picchu to Cusco

This morning we board the train back to the Sacred Valley followed by a coach transfer to Cusco and the Palacio del Inka Hotel. En route we stop for a traditional Andean lunch and visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a marvelous example of Incan building skills.

Dinner tonight is a farewell occasion where we recap the life-changing trip we’ve experienced and raise a toast to one another!

Accommodations: Palacio del Inka Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

DAY 8: Friday, October 19th, 2018

Cusco to Lima to Home

This morning breakfast is included at the Palacio del Inka followed by a walking tour of Cuzco and a tasting at San Pedro Market. Lunch is included at the end of the tour.

In the afternoon, we’ll transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima and connecting flights home.

(Breakfast and Lunch)

What Tutters Are Saying

Hear from the TUTTERS who have traveled with us why our trips are truly life-changing!

Emily Madill

WOW Tours: Panama 2014, Iceland 2013, Peru 2012, Kenya 2011

"This experience was more than a tour or adventure. From beginning to the end, it was an opportunity to have a meaningful and cultural experience, make new life-long connections, laugh, have fun, and marvel in the beauty of the life adventure we are all on."

Emily Papazoglow

WOW Tours: Kenya, Peru, Iceland, Panama

"WOW doesn't begin to describe how amazing these trips are. I started on the Kenya trip in 2011, then Peru, then Iceland, then Panama, and I'll be back again this year! These adventures have become a touchstone, a centering influence in my life, and fun... So much FUN! If you are looking for adventure, friendship, and laughter, here it is!"

Ursula Lutzky

WOW Tour: Kenya 2011, Mediterranean Cruise 2009

"Going on TUT adventures has opened up a whole new world to me. I have travelled to places I never thought I would go, like Kenya, and met the most amazing likeminded people from around the globe. Today, most of my closest friends are fellow TUT travelers."

Jill Tesdahl Hutcheson

WOW Tour: Bali 2015

"I guess you could say this Tutter’s Bali trip captured the true essence of Namaste for me: “The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you” - a knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness. With great appreciation and a joyous heart, I bow in gratitude for an unforgettable, inspirational and beautiful experience."

Peter Hayes

WOW Tours: Mayan Cruise 2011, Tahiti 2010, Hawaii 2008

"I have had the pleasure of attending 3 of the WOW tour adventures! During these amazing adventures, I met people from all across the world whom I now call my friends. Mike and the whole staff were amazing and I'm looking forward to my next adventure with TUT!"

Judith Burdick

WOW Tour: Norway 2015

"Loving this adventure! I want to thank everyone for making it so special and bringing your unique energy to the mix."

Denise Blaylock

WOW Tour: Bali 2015

"So grateful for the chance to be on this amazing trip of a lifetime. Such great souls to share the experience with. I am still in such a state of bliss. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you for making it such a wonderful adventure."

Shelby Magnuson Hawkins

WOW Tour: Peru 2014

"Since coming back from this trip, I doubt any of us are the same. I look at the earth differently and want to honor her as the Incas did. I'm grateful for the art work I brought back and the many other things which remind me of Peru. I am truly grateful I was able to make this trip and for all the people I met!"

Allison Reynolds

WOW Tour: Peru 2016

"I thank you, Mike, with all of my heart and soul!! My journey to Peru with you, Andy and all of the beautiful TUTTERS resulted in a fundamental shift in my attitude, energy and life outlook. I have no more fear! And I can't wait to see what's next! My gratitude has no bounds."

Shelley Charlton

WOW Tour: Peru 2016

"I cannot believe I almost backed out of the trip to Machu Picchu as I hated the thought of being in debt. Fortunately, I've been playing the matrix for some time now and decided to trust the process. After sharing the most amazing trip of my life with fantastic new friends, I came home to discover my apartment had sold after being on the market for 7 months! THANK YOU UNIVERSE."

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Hotel Accommodations

HOTEL TAMBO DEL INKA

3 nights

The hotel goes to great lengths to ensure an indelible stay, offering refined dining, a therapeutic spa, and premier fitness center, along with an emerald lagoon and blooming riverside gardens. The hotel’s elevation is a couple of thousand feet lower than Cusco's, so guests who go first to Tambo have an opportunity to acclimate gently. They also have the opportunity to explore the Sacred Valley at leisure, visiting villages renowned for their textiles or hiking to pre-Incan ruins. Rooms are spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi.

Click here to the hotel's independent website.

HOTEL INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU

3 nights

Tucked into an exotic jungle valley, overlooking the roaring Urubamba River and the razorback peaks of the Andes, InkaTerra’s Eden-like environment comes as a pleasant surprise, with hummingbirds and butterflies flitting around well-spaced dwellings with adobe walls and terra-cotta-tile roofs. Classical music sets the tone, avocado, coffee, guava and orchid plants infuse the air, and the sound of trickling water soothes the soul. The exceptionally winsome guest rooms housed in separate whitewashed cottages vary in size and have skylighted ceilings that provide much-needed light through the lush vegetation. Locally inspired fabrics, tile floors with area rugs, dark period furniture, and ornate wrought-iron queen or twin beds with tartan spreads and alpaca blankets are common to all rooms. All have fireplaces and large eucalyptus timber beams overhead.

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PALACIO DEL INKA HOTEL

1 night

A storied mansion dating back nearly five centuries, Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Impressive stone staircases, arches and corridors, and the best elevators in the city lead to newly renovated guest rooms. Sleeping quarters display classic accents: ornate period molding, reproduction appointments, fine fabrics and upholstery and ornate window treatments. Beautifully framed mirrors reflect the watercolors of Cusco and roomy sitting areas, minibars, bottled water and free Wi-Fi are all standard. This elegant hotel reveals a secret at every turn and is one of the best properties in Cusco.

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Meet The Crew



Mike Dooley

aka "The Universe"

Travel, alone, is mind expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries, in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. And during each trip, I have this feeling, "YES! This is it! Life is so awesome! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly awesome these adventures are!" So needless to say, I’ll be with you throughout the entire trip, at the center of the action, a part of every moment and experience! AND in addition to the adventure aspect, I’ll be delivering casual, unplugged talks about the nature of reality, life, dreams, and happiness.

Learn more about me in this personal, pool-side interview with Lilou Mace!!!

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Andy Dooley

Mike's brother, law of attraction expert, spiritual comedian, and life coach

Andy will be there with us throughout the adventure! He will host several talks, including morning "Body and Soul Wake-up Sessions" to set the tone for most days! And his signature program, Vibration Activation - designed to take the mystery out of manifesting. Andy is a life coach and he'll also be offering free one-on-one talks, as will Mike!

Vibration Activation is the art and science of activating a positive vibration within yourself that becomes your new point of attraction. My clients have attracted loving relationships. They’ve manifested large sums of money, new clients for their business, better jobs, and lost weight! The results have been amazing. Most importantly my clients have come into alignment with their purpose and passion. Best of all, it’s FUN! - ANDY

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Christopher Rohan

Travel agent, Benchmark Incentives

Co-founder of Benchmark Incentives, a 20 year old company that specializes in planning and operating group travel programs to the corners of the globe. Chris’s role for TUT includes physically scouting out all of the hotels and tours we choose, usually a year in advance, and then joining us each and every day to ensure everything happens to plan. Chris also oversees local travel hands to ensure that wherever we are in the world, there’s a TUT Travel Help desk so that none of us ever has to fend for ourselves. His masterful knowledge of adventure logistics and people moving, makes him the savvy traveler and a warm and instant companion for everyone in our groups.

Make Your Reservation

OPTION #1: REGISTER ONLINE

OPTION #2: REGISTER BY EMAIL, FAX, OR MAIL

Please read and fill out each of the forms below and submit them by email, fax, or mail.

BY EMAIL: tut@benchmarkin.com

FAX: 978-834-6082

MAIL: BenchMark Travel Services
21 Water Street, Suite 304
Amesbury, MA 01913

Adventure Rates

A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due within 3 days of registering. If final payment is not received, BenchMark Travel Services/TUT reserve the right to consider the booking as cancelled by you, and charge you any cancellation fees that may apply, unless alternative arrangements have been made. Please note that this trip has limited availability and reservations will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. To review all Terms & Conditions of the trip, please click here.

Land and Roundtrip Airfare from Dallas:

Twin Accommodations $TBA per person
Single Accommodations $TBA per person

Land Only (No international air included):

Twin Accommodations $4,296.00 per person
Single Accommodations $5,272.00 per person

HELPFUL TRAVEL INFORMATION

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QUESTIONS?

Contact BenchMark Travel Services at 1-866-535-8600 or tut@benchmarkin.com


IMPORTANT

If you do not sign up directly through our travel agent, BenchMark Travel Services, you cannot be considered part of the TUT group and take part in the TUT activities. Sorry!

TRAVEL INSURANCE

BenchMark Travel Services strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance* before any TUT trip! Travel insurance offers travelers coverage for unforeseen problems, from a cancelled flight to a serious illness—or in rare cases, even an act of terrorism or the financial default of a travel supplier. If you miss a travel connection, even for reasons beyond your control, you are NOT necessarily protected from financial loss unless you have travel insurance. For example, if you encounter mechanical problems, flight delays, or inclement weather that causes you to miss connections, the airline carrier might re-book you, although in many cases (such as bad weather) it is NOT guaranteed (in which case you may either have to purchase an entirely new round-trip ticket or forego the entire prepaid trip without any reimbursement). Travel insurance can cover new flights or provide trip cancellation coverage (for a covered loss), as well as emergency medical expenses and medical transportation. Travel insurance also provides 24 hour “911” emergency travel service, in case a traveler has to change a flight or a hotel room, in addition to assistance with emergency cash transfers, lost baggage, and pre-trip consultation services (travel advisories, passport requirements, inoculation information, etc.).

*Please note that Travel Guard insurance is only available to US and Canadian residents at this time. If you live elsewhere, please check for such coverage within your home country from independent providers.

HOW TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE: You can obtain travel insurance from Travel Guard International. To view the various policies offered, log onto www.travelguard.com. You will have two options to purchase travel insurance: 1. US residents may call Travel Guard directly at 1-800-549-9037 and Canadian residents may call 1-866-648-8422. 2. Visit Travel Guard’s website atwww.TravelGuard.com to process the insurance yourself. In this case you will be asked for a travel agent code, please give Travel Guard the code 00552160 as this code will identify your booking with BenchMark Travel Services. Please be sure to read all policy information thoroughly and note that if you have a pre-existing condition you must apply for the insurance within 14 days of the trip deposit date.

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