Writers' Expedition: Peru

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Dates 2 Aug '13 to 15 Aug '13

Flexible? No, not really

Est. Cost 2,949 - 3,299 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Tour Participants Wanted

Name Writers' Expedition: Peru

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Writers’ Expedition Southern Peru (Aug 2-15): An adventure for travellers who like to write and writers who like to travel.

You’ll journey through Peru on a writing expedition with two established and engaging travel authors and your local travel experts, who will immerse you in the real Peru and pamper you with hospitality and idyllic hotels.

This August you can dance centre bullring with a matador in a remote village, take a spiralling flight over the Nazca lines, sample Pisco’s pisco and chicha too (but not the kind made with spit), devour local chocolate, star gaze in the Colca Canyon, go sandboarding, relax at an oasis, see spooky mummies and ancient sex pottery, explore the ecological curiosities of the Islas Ballestas (dubbed Peru’s Galapagos) while getting feedback and encouragement on your prose, plus valuable publishing tips .

(group size just 8-12)

Workshop Hosts for August: August 2-15, 2013: with Lavinia Spalding, editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing anthologies (Travelers’ Tales USA) and award winning author of Writing Away named one of the best travel books of 2009 by the L.A. Times; and with Kirsten Koza, author and humorist, described by CHRY radio Toronto as being “like Judy Blume on acid” and CBC Radio Canada says her book Lost in Moscow is “the ultimate what-I-did-last-summer essay ever.”

The days and nights will be divided between activities designed to excite all your senses, workshops, personal writing time, and private tutorials with your workshop hosts.

If you want, you’ll leave Peru with a publishable story, (if you don’t already have this) the know-how to get it published, and profit by writing about all your travels.

Basic Itinerary, Prices and Contacts:

A Sensory Adventure of Peru
August 2 -15, 2013

LIMA – PARACAS – HUACACHINA – NAZCA – COLCA CANYON – HUAMBO – CHIVAY – AREQUIPA

The tour operator for this trip is Peru Adventure Tours (registered and licenced). The writing workshop is coordinated by Kirsten Koza.

Small group: 8-12 participants

AUGUST 2: LIMA
Check-in at Miraflores
Meeting and introduction at hotel followed by walk in Lima - find food - find local afro-Peruvian fusion music
Hotel Nobility (single room)

AUGUST 3: LIMA
Culinary Tour: Surquillo Market/fruit tasting/ceviche demo/coffee. Yuyanapaq Photography Exhibit/Meeting a survivor of Sendero Luminoso
Casa Andina Classic Miraflores
Hotel Nobility (single room)

AUGUST 4: LIMA - PARACAS
Stop in Chincha to visit the Afro Peruvian colony in EL Carmen – This is the only place where you can see this culturally rich community preserving their strong traditions.
Hotel Gran Palma (WiFi)
Hotel Gran Palma (single room)

AUGUST 5: PARACAS - HUACACHINA
Islas Ballestas Boat Tour (dubbed Peru’s Galapagos Islands)- Paracas National Reserve Tour
Optional: Sandboarding (prepare to exfoliate on the sand and you may find new ways to describe screaming).
Hosteria Suiza (WiFi) (some single rooms, some shared)

AUGUST 6: HUACACHINA
Pisco Tour: Tres Generaciones/La Caravedo
Optional: Dune buggy ride on dunes
Hosteria Suiza (WiFi) (some single rooms, some shared)

AUGUST 7: HUACACHINA - NASCA
Ingenio: Jesuit church ruins
This remote desert lodging will be provide a private spot for our writing sessions.
Wasipunko (shared rooms)

AUGUST 8: NASCA
Archaeological Tour: Flight over Nasca Lines/Cantayoc Aqueducts/Antonini Museum/Pachamanca Feast
INCLUDES PACHAMANCA CEREMONY
Wasipunko (shared rooms)

AUGUST 9: NASCA - ATICO
Tour to Sacaco oasis - the Paleontological Museum of Peru – 100km away from Nasca – Visit Puerto Inca beach to have lunch next to the ocean and, if time permits, walk through the rock forest.
Hotel Alicia (WiFi) (shared rooms)

AUGUST 10: ATICO - HUAMBO
Drive from the coast up to the highlands passing through an arid region and snowcapped mountains over 5000m – Huambo (3320m) is an Andean Catholic town located on left bank of the Colca Canyon. Peru Adventure Tours will provide emergency oxygen tanks for issues with the altitude.
INCLUDES: LUNCH - DINNER
Lodging: Stay with local family who eagerly await your visit. The accommodation will be very simple.

AUGUST 11: HUAMBO - CABANACONDE
Huambo Festivities: Dances/Bullfight/Procession
INCLUDES: BREAKFAST - LUNCH
Shared rooms this night.
Hotel Kuntur Wasi (WiFi)

AUGUST 12: CABANACONDE - CHIVAY
Colca Valley Tour 1: Cabanaconde/Cruz del Condor/Maca/Achoma/Yanque
Optional: Hot springs
Hotel Colcainn
(WiFi) (some single rooms, some shared)

AUGUST 13: CHIVAY
Colca Valley Tour 2: Coporaque/Ichupampa/Lari/Madrigal
Hotel Colcainn
(WiFi) (some single rooms, some shared)

AUGUST 14: CHIVAY - AREQUIPA
Santa Catalina Monastery
Arequipa’s Foundation Day: Dances/Music/ Fireworks
La Casa de mi Abuela (WiFi) (single rooms)

AUGUST 15: AREQUIPA
Historic Center: Cathedral/Compañía/Recoleta/San Camilo Market

Suggested return flight: LIM 6:20 pm or other arrangements/extensions can be made with Peru Adventure Tours for those who would like to continue to Lake Titicaca or Cusco etc. We will have had an opportunity to acclimatize to the elevation so this is a great place to connect to another high-altitude destination.

INCLUDES
Writing workshops/classes/private tutorials
One internal flight from Arequipa (not international)
Boat Tour
Flight over Nazca Lines
All accommodation – single rooms where marked (sometimes shared rooms at smaller inns) with breakfasts
Private vehicle and driver – minibus for 19 people with roof rack
Expert Peruvian Tour Guide
Museums/entrance fees
Culinary Tours/ Tastings where listed on itinerary
All breakfasts
All meals while at Wasipunko and in Huambo

NOT INCLUDED
Meals not listed
Optional tours such as sandboarding and dune buggy
Laundry service
International flight tickets
Travel and health insurance – which you are required to obtain

Early Bird Special for first four to sign up:
$2,949 USD
Regular Price
$3,299 USD

Contact:
info@kirstenkoza.com and CC expeditions.for.writers@gmail.com
for more information.

Want to talk to Kirsten on the phone about the trip? Just send her a message with your phone number, area code, country, time zone, and a couple of times that work well for you to chat.

More detailed information and slideshows at: www.kirstenkoza.com on the Writers’ Expeditions page.

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Highlights

  • Writing workshop on the move thr
  • See mummies rescued from grave r
  • Staying in a remote village for
  • Pisco tasting
  • Flight over Nazca Lines
  • See the highest sand dune in the
  • Sandboarding at Huacachina
  • Boat Ride around Islas Ballestas
  • Colca Canyon
  • Publishing Tips
  • An Adventure of the Senses

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  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Food/Wine Touring
  • Wildlife & Ecology
  • Overland & Safari
  • Altitude 4000m+