• Reservations

Good to Know!
  • American historian and expolorer Hiram Bingham found the site in 1911. It was mostly hidden beneath dense jungle.
  • Mr. Bingham's team cleared trees and debris to uncover the buildings for the first time in centuries.
  • Spanish invaders and colonialist never discovered the city.
  • Believed to have been built at the height of Inca Empire, around 1450.
  • When locals were asked where the supposed ruins were, they pointed straight up.
  • Even the most spectacular photos fail to capture the 6,750 ft. cliffs and steep precipices that hide this "city in the clouds."
  • Far from other Inca cities, the reason for its location is still a mystery.
  • With hundreds of agricultural terraces, it was a self-sustaining city for 1,000 people.
  • To this day no one can confidently explain how or why this city was built.
  • How fertile soil got to the top of the mountain is as much a mystery as how the peak was leveled to make room for construction.
  • It is one of the world's seven archeological wonders. Without using cement or mortar, some stones used weigh approx. 15 tons.
  • Peru’s main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages.
Reservations

Peru is calling!

4 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 17 other WOW Tour adventurers around the world, from Cairo to Alaska to Tahiti, yet Machu Picchu was so extraordinary in every way, we returned 2 years ago, and 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, country life and the best of times. It should therefore come as no surprise... we’re excitedly counting down to our 3rd 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 this together! Like-minded thinkers on an adventure to explore one of the most sacred and mind expanding places in the world!

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Adventure Highlights


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This is an opportunity for like-minded thinkers from around the world to share the experience of a lifetime. Learn how to “Play the Matrix,” Mike’s most impactful, highly rated program for creating deliberate life changes, amidst a life adventure that will charge all of your senses. Leaving the past behind, creating the space for change, and meeting in a brand new place, with brand new friends sharing the intention to understand life while living it to the fullest. For us, the most important thing is to achieve a sense of comfort from day one; to learn, explore, and discover together. Mike's casual, unplugged workshops compliment this approach; for the entire week we will all be immersed in truth. Mike will start by following a schedule of talking points, including his latest touring material, The Matrix. There will be time for questions and answers as we freestyle on any other topics that come up. Here's some of what else we have to look forward to over the course of this great experience:

  • Exploring PERU and the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu with Mike and fellow "Tutters" from around the world.
  • Private time with Mike and Andy, time permitting.
  • 7 nights' accommodation in Peru’s most beautiful hotels: Hotel Tambo Del Inka, Hotel Inkaterra, and JW Marriott Cusco.
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners (including a farewell dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado, a historic landmark and private family home).
  • English speaking guides and escorts throughout the adventure.
  • Casual, unplugged workshops centered on self-discovery and manifesting change, designed to make this adventure a truly life-changing experience.
  • Q&A time following each talk to address your specific needs, concerns, dreams, and challenges.
  • Sightseeing tours of Machu Picchu, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo: the “last living Inca village of Peru,” the rural village of Maras, and the famous Pisac market place.
  • Traveling by panoramic train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes back to Cusco, and enjoying the beautiful scenic landscapes of Peru.

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The Matrix

While the topics of conversation are at times unpredictable and dependent upon those traveling with us, Mike will kick off the program by drawing from his current World Tour IV material, Playing the Matrix. Topics will likely include:

  • Lessons on how to become unstuck - socially, romantically, and at work.
  • Tips for thriving in spite of global economic conditions, creating opportunity out of chaos, and living during the most exciting time to be alive in recorded history.
  • Re-discovering your passions, achieving clarity, and becoming enthused again - no matter what you've been through.
  • Learning to grasp your phenomenal, supernatural powers and understanding exactly how to use them, as "the eyes and the ears" of the divine.
  • Learning how to work around invisible limiting beliefs, without ever having to discover what they are.
  • Learning how to take action in the direction of your dreams while not messing with the "cursed hows."
  • Ample Q&A time to address your specific needs, concerns, dreams, and challenges!

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Schedule
Machu Picchu Day 1

DAY 1: SATURDAY, MARCH 29: DEPARTURE

If you are flying with the group, join your fellow TUT Adventurers in Miami for the overnight flight on American Airlines to Lima, followed by a connecting flight to Cusco. Check below for helpful information and pre-departure checklist.

Altitude Sickness: When visiting cities like Cusco (11,000 feet above sea level), shortness of breath and heart palpitations are normal due to the scarcity of oxygen. Some people may experience headache, loss of appetite, fatigue and nausea. Most symptoms develop the first day at high altitude, though, occasionally, travelers have delayed reactions. The best advice is to avoid physical activity on your first day in the highlands, drink plenty of liquids, including the local remedy: coca - leaf tea (it’s perfectly legal). You should also avoid alcohol and heavy food intake.

Shaping Up: To enjoy your trip to the fullest, you should be in good physical and mental health. Our exploration of Peru will include some hiking and walking tours. These tours can last several hours and some are at higher than average altitude.

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Machu Picchu Day 2

DAY 2: SUNDAY, MARCH 30: CUSCO/SACRED VALLEY

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport we’re greeted with a welcome coca tea reception which will perk us up and help with altitude adjustment. Cusco is 11,000 feet above sea level! Afterwards, we proceed to the Sacred Valley (2 hour transfer). On the way we’ll visit Awanakancha, a living museum of Andean cameloids including Llamas, Alpacas, and the very rarely seen Vicuñas and Guanucos. Here, Awanakancha’s main goal is to preserve the old weaving techniques typical of the area as well as to support the local communities involved. Mid-day arrival at the luxurious Hotel Tambo Del Inka in the Sacred Valley. This evening meet with Mike before transferring to a special dinner at a private Hacienda.

Accommodations: Hotel Tambo Del Inka (Dinner)

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Machu Picchu Day 3

DAY 3: MONDAY, MARCH 31: 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. Afterward, enjoy a private lunch at “El Parador de Moray,” near the Archeological Site of Moray. After lunch, the adventure continues to the ancient village of Ollantaytambo, the “last living Inca village of Peru,” including a visit to a local home and a taste of delicious Empanadas freshly prepared in a traditional oven. The ruins of Ollantaytambo are one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish Conquistadors. After a memorable day of meeting the local people, sharing in their culture and exploring ancient villages, we’ll return to the hotel and enjoy dinner.

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

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Machu Picchu Day 4

DAY 4: TUESDAY, APRIL 1: SACRED VALLEY

In the morning, we’ll visit the Pisac market place. Here you can bargain with the locals for your favorite gifts for the folks at home. 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! Afterwards, take an optional hike with stunning valley views or proceed to the hotel where your afternoon is free to explore on your own. This evening join Mike for a group talk prior to dinner at the hotel.

Accommodations: Hotel Tambo Del Inka (Breakfast and Dinner)

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Machu Picchu Day 5

DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2: SACRED VALLEY/MACHU PICCHU

In the morning, you’ll transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley for a ride in a privately chartered car on board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, guides greet us for the walk from the train station to the hotel (5 minutes) where lunch is served. After lunch, it’s time to take a shuttle bus up 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. 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 in the world. After the tour, if time allows (Machu Picchu closes at 5pm), you may enjoy some free time to wander around on your own. Finally, take the shuttle bus down to town and walk back to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

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

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Machu Picchu Day 6

DAY 6: THURSDAY, APRIL 3: MACHU PICCHU

Today, you may choose from one of the following TUT Adventures:

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 with a visit to the spa or the marvelous gardens, renowned internationally for the vast variety of orchids. Later, enjoy dinner and time at the hotel with Mike.

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

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Machu Picchu Day 7

DAY 7: FRIDAY, APRIL 4: 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! Lunch will be provided at the hotel. Due to the high demand for this trip, our group will occupy portions of two hotels, which are a 5 Minute walk between each other. Breakfast will be at your hotel and lunch and dinner will be shared together as a group!

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

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Machu Picchu Day 8

DAY 8: SATURDAY, APRIL 5: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

This morning we board our private car on the train back to the Sacred Valley followed by a motorcoach transfer to Cusco. Guides greet us for the ride to Cristo Blanco, a lookout point over Cusco, where a special surprise and lunch await. After lunch, we visit Sacsayhuaman, an ancient ruin site considered to be either a fortress or a temple, which is today the site of the famed Inti Raymi Festival celebrated each year on June 26th. It is a marvelous example of Incan building skills, with massive stones that had to be moved here to build this perfect zigzag wall around a ceremonial square. Afterward return to Cusco where you may enjoy dinner on your own at the restaurant of your choice.

Accommodations: JW Marriott Cusco (Breakfast and Lunch)

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Machu Picchu Day 9

DAY 9: SUNDAY, APRIL 6: CUSCO/LIMA/HOME

In the morning, we transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima. Lima was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro as “The city of the kings” and became the capital and most important city of the Spanish Viceroyalty. Today it is still Peru’s most important city and is home to about 9 million people, almost 30% of the national population. The historical city center features splendid colonial style architecture, ample squares such as the Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Mayor) and grand churches. In its newer areas such as Miraflores and San Isidro one can find modern architecture, rich entertainment possibilities and a great number of first class hotels and restaurants. Lima is also an inexhaustible source of culture, demonstrated by the existence of numerous and varied museums. Lunch is included upon arrival in Lima. This afternoon we will experience some of the city’s diverse culture during a guided city tour. This evening we’ve planned something special! A farewell dinner will take place at Casa Garcia Alvarado, a historic landmark and private family home that has been opened up just for our group. After being greeted by the owner of the house, you’ll be served a private dinner with live music. Afterwards, it’s time to transfer to the Lima airport for a late flight back to Miami. Return home with many fond memories of Peru and the “Spirit of the Incas!”

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

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Accommodation Highlights
Tambo del Inka

HOTEL TAMBO DEL INKA

The only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu, 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.

Inkaterra

HOTEL INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU

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 shock, 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.

Hotel Inkaterra has limited rooms and space available, so some of our guests will be staying at the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel (see below).

Click Here to the hotel's independent website.

Sumaq

HOTEL SUMAQ

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is located just 8 minutes away from Hotel Inkaterra. It offers a privileged location in the Machu Picchu historic sanctuary, on the banks of the Vilcanota River near the main tourist attractions. The Aguas Calientes Train Station is just a ten-minute walk away, and bus service is provided from the door of the hotel to and from Machu Picchu. Every guestroom at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a luxurious private retreat where travelers begin and end each day in complete comfort. Here you can enjoy the exclusive haute cuisine that features traditional Peruvian dishes prepared with exotic ingredients from southern Peru. You can also indulge in the five-star ambience of the Sumaq Machu Picchu Spa, which offers massage, sauna, and hydrotherapy treatments, along with manicure and pedicure salon services.

Click Here to the hotel's independent website.

JW Marriott Cusco

JW MARRIOTT CUSCO

The JW Marriott Cusco Hotel is located in Cusco's historic downtown; one block from the Plaza Mayor, surrounded by all the principal historical sites. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel features resort-like amenities including a Cusco restaurant with excellent Peruvian cuisine, a bar and a full-service spa offering a relaxation heated pool, sauna, steam room and treatments inspired by ancient techniques. Accommodations at this luxury hotel in Cusco are equipped with the latest technology including Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and oxygen systems for a fee.

Click Here to the hotel's independent website.

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ICELAND CREW
Mike Dooley

Mike Dooley

Mike is a former PriceWaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant, turned entrepreneur. His work is best known through his NY Times bestselling books and his daily Notes from the Universe emailings. Mike will be right there alongside you during the adventure, at the center of the action, part of every moment and experience we share. In addition to the adventure aspect, in a personal group setting, Mike will deliver casual, unplugged talks about the nature of reality, life, dreams, and happiness. One of the best things about these trips is the candidness and connection of the group. It's an opportunity for like-minded thinkers from around the world to come together and share the experience of a lifetime with each other. Mike helps us achieve a sense of comfort from day one, which allows the group to grow together as friends.

For more on Mike, including a full bio, random facts, and revealing questions, visit Mike's bio.

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Andy Dooley

Andy Dooley

Andy, Mike's brother, a Law of Attraction expert, spiritual comedian, and life coach will be there with us throughout the adventure and, time permitting, will host several optional talks, including morning "Body and Soul Wake-up Sessions" to set the tone for most days! Andy is also a life coach and he'll be offering free one-on-one talks, as will Mike!

For more on Andy, and his current touring material, "Vibration Activation," visit his website here: www.andydooley.com.

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Rates

Machu Picchu Tour Rates:

Full payment is due for reservations made after December 27th, 2013 (90 days prior to departure).

Land Only (No airfare and no arrival and departure transfers included):

Twin Accommodations $4,186.00 per person
Single Accommodations $5,130.00 per person

Note: Please contact us and we will be happy to book your flights for you. If you choose to book your own flights and you want to take advantage of all the group activities, please plan to arrive in Cusco, Peru during the morning of March 30th, fly from Cusco to Lima late morning on April 6th and fly from Lima back home on a late night flight on April 6th. Once your flights are booked please email them to us at [email protected] or fax them to 978-834-6082.

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Rates Include:

  • The entire TUT experience - Casual, unplugged talks with Mike and Andy Dooley, all TUT activities, and oh so much more.
  • All transfers throughout the program.
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Hotel Tambo Del Inka or similar.
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu or similar.
  • 1 night accommodation at the JW Marriott Cusco or similar.
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners.
  • All sightseeing and transfers by deluxe motor coach. Smaller vehicles will be required in Cusco due to narrow streets.
  • English speaking guide/escort throughout.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • U.S. Airport Security Fees, Taxes and Fuel Surcharges.

Rates Do Not Include:

  • Transfers for independent arrival and departure (for Land Only Package)
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, internet services, beverages, tips to drivers, guides and transfer people, travel insurance, etc.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend 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 roundtrip 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 agency-type 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.).

HOW TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE: You can obtain travel insurance from Travel Guard International. You will have two options to purchase travel insurance: 1. US and Canadian residents may call Travel Guard directly at 1-800-826-1300. If you reside outside the US or Canada, please check for coverage within your home country from independent providers. 2. Visit Travel Guard’s website at www.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 22735731 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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4) Fill out & Sign the Risk Agreement Form

5) Submit the following forms only if you don't register online: SIGNED TERMS & CONDITIONS, COMPLETED RESERVATION, & RISK AGREEMENT AUTHORIZATION FORMS to BenchMark Travel Services by email, fax, or mail:

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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!

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Photos courtesy of Hotel Tambo Del Inka, Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu, and JW Marriott Cusco Hotels.