Welcome to Lima, where you will be met by a Cosmos representative
Fly to Puerto Maldonado, gateway to Peru's Amazon jungle. Take a speedboat ride on the Tambopata River to see turtles, alligators, monkeys and birds. Arrive at your accommodation in the Amazon jungle in the Tambopata National Reserve. This afternoon you and your naturalist can look for capuchin monkeys, capuchin monkeys, agouti, blue morpho butterflies, trogons, toucans and many other species that are common here. At nightfall, go on foot in search of nocturnal animals
Enjoy a canoe tour led by a naturalist and take a hike to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, return with your naturalist to learn about the region's endemic plants and observe more wildlife. Tonight you can go canoeing with your naturalist to enjoy the sounds of the jungle at night
For more information on the Amazon, let your naturalist know what adventure you'd like to enjoy today - the choice is yours!
Return to Puerto Maldonado, fly to Lima. Hailed as the "City of Kings" by the Spanish conquistadors, Lima has preserved the remnants of its lavish past with its colonial buildings and world-class museums.
Tours today focus on Lima's colonial heritage. Founded in 1535, Lima was once the capital of the Spanish South American Empire. Visit the 11th-century Baroque Convent of San Francisco with Spanish and Moorish architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza Mayor where you will see the Government Palace, which houses the Presidential Palace and was once the home of Francisco Pizarro, founder of Lima and conqueror of Peru. Nearby you can see the cathedral where Pizarro's remains are buried. The rest of the day is free to explore. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight
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Fly to Cusco high in the Andes and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas on arrival. Stop at Awanakancha and learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, and guanaco) to Inca cultures. See them up close and learn how their coats are turned into precious fibers for ancient weaving techniques that are still in use today. Continue to Pisac, a charming village with a famous Indian market, where you'll have plenty of time to browse the many colorful stalls selling handicrafts, from alpaca sweaters and rugs to painted vases and sterling silver. Later, arrive at your hotel in the peaceful Sacred Valley
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Start the day with a visit to the village of Ollantaytambo and the Inca ruins of the same name. Explore the archaeological site that was the scene of Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest - the only place to withstand Spanish attacks. See how the temple area on top of the terraces was the perfect defensive fortress, then visit a local home in this Inca town to experience life in a traditional village that has been remarkably well preserved. Then visit the seminary's pottery workshop to learn about ancient and modern Peruvian art. End your day at a local chicheria to taste a chicha, a typical Inca drink in Peru
Board the Vistadome train that travels through the picturesque Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, the picturesque town closest to the "Lost City of the Incas". Climb the mountainside through the rainforest to the sacred sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Listen as your guide recounts the many exploits of the Incas as you visit terraced ruins that date back to the 15th century. Abandoned when the Inca Empire fell to the Spanish, these remarkable ruins went undiscovered for nearly 400 years. Many mysteries surround Machu Picchu to this day.
Enjoy free time this morning to explore the mountain town of Aguas Calientes; perhaps visit the local market, quaint shops or hike the nearby trails. In the late afternoon, you will return to Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire
Take a guided tour of Cusco that focuses on the city that was once the political, military, and cultural epicenter of the Incas until the Spanish overthrew it. In fact, Inca foundations can still be found in Cusco, with Spanish Baroque structures built on top. Visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, where these two forms of architecture merge into the temple of both cultures. Also check out the cathedral in the Plaza de Armas, which houses a wonderful collection of artwork, including a depiction of the Last Supper showing the apostles eating cuy (guinea pig). Continue up the hill overlooking Cusco for a visit to Sacsayhuaman Temple. Some of the finest examples of Inca masonry can be found in this fortress, where stones weighing up to 350 tons are assembled into a complex that can hold up to 10,000 men. Learn about the ceremonies and battles that took place here and see the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara before returning to Cusco
Fly to Juliaca, visit the pre-Inca Sillustani cemetery on the way to Puno. See the above-ground tombs, chullpas, where the Aymara Indians buried their high priests. Continue to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. According to legend, the first Inca, Manco Capac, rose from the waters of the lake with the power of the sun god to found the Inca Empire.
Experience fascinating Lake Titicaca today as you embark on a speedboat ride to the world's highest navigable lake and its man-made islands. At Taquile Island, see how the locals integrate their Inca and Spanish past. This is evident in Spanish peasant dresses made from fabrics from the Andes - the islanders make some of the best in all of Peru. Continue to the Uros Floating Islands, a group of about 40 artificial islands. Learn how the Uros Indians built their islands, homes, boats, and many other resources entirely from totorora reeds, an ancient custom. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your guide
This morning you will depart from Puno for a scenic drive to Colca Canyon. Enjoy views of pre-Columbian terraces populated by vicuñas and a variety of birds, stopping for lunch in the town of Chivay. This afternoon you will arrive at Colca Canyon
Today, spend some time in Colca Canyon, an impressive geological formation more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Visit the Cruz dos Condors, an observation point where you can see the flight of the Andean condor at eye level, followed by a visit to the town of Yanque. This afternoon is free for independent exploration.
Drive to Arequipa, located in the Rio Chili Valley and flanked by three snow-capped volcanoes: Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu. Known as the "white city", Arequipa certainly lives up to its nickname, as the buildings are made of sillar, a white volcanic stone found throughout the region. The stone adorns the facades of houses and churches in the city
In the morning, a city tour of Arequipa shows the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral before visiting the Jesuit Church, considered the best example of mestizo baroque style. Continue to the residential areas of Yanahuara and Chilina, where you will enjoy stunning views of the Arequipa countryside and the Misti Volcano
Fly to Lima today
Your vacation ends after breakfast.
Cosmos has solid credibility and satisfaction scores. As part of the Globus family of brands, it has BBB Accreditation and an A+ rating. On Trustpilot, its rating is 4.3 out of 5, and its guest-review score on TourRadar is 4.2 out of 5.What do cosmos tours include? ›
Transportation. Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable car ascents, overnight cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi) - Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience.Do Cosmos Tours include meals? ›
Special food usually costs extra. Cosmos travel packages vary as to the number of meals included. As most of our hotels offer anything from coffee to a full breakfast, you can start the day the way you like best. At most lunch stops, your Tour Director will have information on local restaurants.How many people are on a Cosmos tour? ›
Experience the world with the option of choosing Small-Group Discoveries with an average of 20-24 guests per tour departure. Intimate, inspiring, and a lot more elbow room to explore.What age range is Cosmos Tours? ›
Participation Eligibility & Reductions. The minimum age to participate in any Globus and Cosmos travel service is 5 years of age and the minimum age for Avalon Waterways is 8 years of age, unless otherwise specified in the information below.What is so good about Cosmos? ›
Cosmos offers a developer-friendly design to build sovereign blockchains quickly and cheaply. Its interoperable system allows simple communication between blockchains which Ethereum does not allow unless the rather complicated and unsecure exchange of wrapped tokens is used.What is the best location for cosmos? ›
It is best to plant them in a sunny spot and into soil which has has some organic material, such as Farmyard Manure, dug into it. This will help them to retain water. They should be planted 30 to 45 cm (12-15 inches) away from each other to allow for bushy growth.Who is the parent company of cosmos Tours? ›
Globus family of brands - Cosmos® Travel. Experience a world beyond your expectations.What is the difference between cosmos and globus tours? ›
Bottom line: Globus=Higher end, Cosmos=Lower end.What happened to Cosmos Tours? ›
In 1987, the company changed its name from Cosmos Tours to Cosmos Holidays. In September 1991, the Globus Travel Group acquired 80% of Avro Plc, a flight-only company set up by Paul Dendle. This acquisition enhanced the company's charter seat-only presence in the market.
A food tour involves walking around a neighborhood, going into shops and restaurants to try various foods, and hearing both about the foods themselves and how they fit into the city's culture. What is this? A food tour is often a smaller group of people, but also tends to cost more.Is food included on a food tour? ›
A Food Tour, also known as Culinary Tour, is a guided tour designed to introduce you to the history and traditions of a people through their food culture. A Food and Drink Tour includes food and beverage tastings related to a theme.How big are cosmos tours? ›
With the average number of just 36 guests on a Cosmos motorcoach, you're invited to stretch your legs, relax, and enjoy the ride with the extra space you deserve. And, in South America, Asia, and Africa, tours are never larger than 24 guests!How big is a cosmos travel group? ›
When you travel with Cosmos, you're considered a "group" when there are at least 8 people traveling together, and that's when you start earning special benefits.How much room do cosmos need? ›
Plants get very bushy and prefer a little extra room to spread out, so space plants 12 to 18 inches (30.5 to 46 cm) apart. Once in the ground, cosmos will grow rapidly, so be sure to stake them early, while they are still young.Which is cheaper Globus or Cosmos? ›
Admittedly, whilst Cosmos and Globus are owned by the same company; Cosmos is the cheaper end of the scale. I found that the only real difference is that the Cosmos Groups stay in 3 star hotels and the Globus Tours stay in 4 star hotels and have a few more meals and better optional excursions included.What is the average age for Tauck Tours? ›
A mix of travelers from the United States and international destinations, river cruise guests typically average age 55+ years and enjoy more active, culturally connected experiences during their travels.What tour companies are comparable to Tauck? ›
- Grand Circle Travel.
- National Geographic Expeditions.
- Adventures by Disney.
The live price of Cosmos is $ 10.86 per (ATOM / USD) today with a current market cap of $ 3.11B USD. 24-hour trading volume is $ 71.49M USD. ATOM to USD price is updated in real-time. Cosmos is +2.3% in the last 24 hours.What can you do on cosmos? ›
Cosmos enables blockchains to transfer value with each other through IBC and Peg-Zones, while letting them retain their sovereignty. Cosmos allows blockchain applications to scale to millions of users through horizontal and vertical scalability solutions.
The Cosmos (ATOM) price failed to sustain its breakout, signaling that lower prices could follow soon. ATOM is the native token of the Cosmos ecosystem, which aims to function as an internet of blockchains.What season is best for cosmos? ›
What is the best season to plant cosmos plant seeds? The best season to plant cosmos plant seeds would be in early spring so that the first bloom can happen during the summer and later in the fall.Which cosmos is best? ›
Arguably, the best variety of cosmos is Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly known as Mexican aster, cosmea or garden cosmos. Incredibly easy and cheap to grow, this half-hardy annual can be sown from seed under cover in March or April, or sown direct into the soil in May.What is the best temperature for cosmos? ›
Seeds germinate best at soil temperatures between 70-75°F and require 7 to 14 days to germinate. At temperatures above 80°F or below 60°F seed germination is reduced. Cosmos likes full sun, needing at least 8 hours of light. Cosmos is day-length sensitive and blooms best in late summer, when days get shorter.Where did cosmos tours come from? ›
Our story began in Switzerland over 90 years ago, where local legend Antonio Mantegazza bought a row boat to transport tourists over Lake Lugano. Sharing with them the stories and secrets of the locals, Antonio's passion for travel gave birth to the Globus family of brands, from which Cosmos was born in 1961.Where is Cosmos Corp headquarters? ›
Cosmos Corporation is a recognized leader in natural health, wellness, and care products. From our beginning in 1980, we've been family-owned and operated in the Midwest, with our headquarters today in Saint Peters, Missouri.Where is Cosmos from? ›
Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly just called cosmos, is native to Mexico. It is a popular, low-maintenance, late-blooming, showy annual that typically grows 2-4' tall on erect stems clad with pinnatisect, medium green leaves that are deeply cut into threadlike segments.What are the 4 types of tours? ›
- Group Tours. ...
- Independent Tours. ...
- Tailor-made Tours. ...
- Optional Tours/Add-on.
Collette tours are open to everyone, but the majority of people on your tour will be older - in the 50+ range. Collette tours are ideal for travelers who want to have fun, enjoy the outdoors, and are open to new experiences.What are three types of package tours? ›
A fly/drive package combines air transportation and a car rental. An air/sea or fly/cruise combines air and ship transportation; a rail tour includes transportation by train; a motor coach tour uses buses to carry tour participants from destination to destination to visit major attractions.
The Globus Family of Brands, which includes Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways are always popular with our clients. Globus offer a premium guided touring experience all over the world, catering mainly for the 55+ market - but like most Operators are open to all ages.What means cosmos? ›
Cosmos often simply means "universe". But the word is generally used to suggest an orderly or harmonious universe, as it was originally used by Pythagoras in the 6th century B.C. Thus, a religious mystic may help put us in touch with the cosmos, and so may a physicist.What is cosmos in astronomy? ›
Cosmos, in astronomy, the entire physical universe considered as a unified whole (from the Greek kosmos, meaning “order,” “harmony,” and “the world”). Humanity's growing understanding of all the objects and phenomena within the cosmic system is explained in the article universe.Do you tip on a food tour? ›
On a guided food tour, it's expected that you tip your guide, as well as your driver if you have one. A standard tip is 15 – 20% of the tour price. Tip is typically included at each restaurant you visit, so it's not necessary to tip restaurant staff.What do you tip a food tour guide? ›
Typically, the gratuity rate for guides should be around 10 to 20 percent of the total trip cost.What do you wear on a walking food tour? ›
Wear layered clothing and comfy shoes – the weather can change at any moment and you'll probably end up walking further than you expect. 2. Carry an umbrella and wear sunscreen – that way you're covered for any and all possibilities, come rain or shine. Be open to new flavors you may not have tried before!How do I know if my meal is included in my ticket? ›
Check your flights itinerary and it'll either specify what, if any meals are served, or it will say "food for purchase." Non-alcoholic drinks are still free on airlines.How do I know if my flight serves a meal? ›
There are certain flights that will never have meal service. You can find this out just by looking at the length of your flight, and the time of day you will be flying. Flights less than 2 hours will only have a snack/beverage service. Some airlines have meals on short domestic flights, but you could be charged for it.What is on every food package? ›
The Nutrition Facts Label must show:
Mandatory nutrients (total calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, protein, vitamin D, calcium, iron, potassium)
- Plant size: Cosmos plants usually range from 1 to 6 feet (30 to 180 cm) tall and about 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm) wide.
- Flower color: The flowers exhibit a broad spectrum of colors, such as pink, white, red, and purple.
Globus family of brands Salary FAQs
The average salary for a Tour Guide is $36,913 per year in United States, which is 26% lower than the average Globus family of brands salary of $50,350 per year for this job.
With an average of 24 guests, small-group touring gives you more room to roam the world while getting up close and personal to iconic sights and less-traveled delights!What is the best travel group size? ›
I prefer groups of 16 or less and think around 12 is ideal. The smaller size allows for staying at more interesting accommodation types, rather than huge hotels, and you will be able to get to know everyone in the group. Trips in this size range have become very popular, so there are lots to choose from.
National Tour Association (NTA)
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A minimum of 10 people are required for group travel.Do you cut back cosmos? ›
Growth Habit: Cosmos are multi-branching plants, with hollow tubular stems. Keep the flowers cut back after first bloom, to prompt new and continuous growth. After your Cosmos is well established, instead of just removing the blossoms, trim a third of the way down.How wide do cosmos get? ›
Cosmos is a heat-loving plant and does best above 60°F(16°C). Below 55°F(13°C), growth and flowering are inhibited.How do you know if a tour company is legit? ›
IATA-accredited agencies have a unique code, which is the best way to verify their legitimacy. Agencies will provide their IATA code if asked. And you can verify whether they are valid through this code checking tool.Who owns Cosmo travel? ›
About Cozmo Travel
Cozmo Travel is an independently run IATA certified Travel Management Company owned by Air Arabia, headquartered in Sharjah – UAE.
- Thomas Cook. ...
- Yatra. ...
- MakeMyTrip India Pvt Ltd. ...
- Expedia. ...
- Goibibo. ...
- Cleartrip. ...
- Club Mahindra Holidays. ...
- Travelguru. Travelguru is associated with the best hotels in India and they offer the best plans and discounts with the bookings.
Potential hazards include terrorism, shootings, civil unrest, cybercrime, theft and trips and falls. To mitigate these risks, meeting planners build safety into every phase of their operations.How do I know if a booking is real? ›
Go directly to the official website of the hotel, airline, or rental car agency to book your reservations. It should have “HTTPS” in the URL. If you're not sure you're on a real site, call the company to verify.Is it worth it to use a travel agent? ›
If you're traveling internationally — especially to a country you've never visited — a travel agent can be a useful resource in helping you plan your trip. They can manage all of your booking needs, which can be easier than juggling a long itinerary that includes flights, hotels and excursions on your own.What happened to cosmos Tours? ›
In 1987, the company changed its name from Cosmos Tours to Cosmos Holidays. In September 1991, the Globus Travel Group acquired 80% of Avro Plc, a flight-only company set up by Paul Dendle. This acquisition enhanced the company's charter seat-only presence in the market.Which is cheaper Globus or cosmos? ›
Admittedly, whilst Cosmos and Globus are owned by the same company; Cosmos is the cheaper end of the scale. I found that the only real difference is that the Cosmos Groups stay in 3 star hotels and the Globus Tours stay in 4 star hotels and have a few more meals and better optional excursions included.Is cosmos owned by Globus? ›
The Globus Family of Brands, which includes Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways are always popular with our clients. Globus offer a premium guided touring experience all over the world, catering mainly for the 55+ market - but like most Operators are open to all ages.What is Cosmo Travel Agency code? ›
Or call 877.551. 7772 and reference the Travel Agent group code: RTRVL21.
Run by CEO and Managing Director Andrew Burnes together with an exceptional management team and highly accomplished board, HLO employs more than 600 staff throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Europe.Is it cheaper to travel with a tour group? ›
The most obvious pro to booking a group tour for your next vacation is the price. Typically, a group tour comes at a lower price when compared to a more stylized, private tour. Just as when you buy in bulk at the grocery store, buying in bulk also helps when traveling for large tour companies.
An independent tour is the least structured tour package.Is it better to choose a guided tour? ›
Being on a guided tour will give you the confidence and know-how you need to properly explore an area by yourself once the tour has ended. You could also meet people on the guided tour who are in the same situation as you and are keen to find a travel buddy for further adventures once the tour is over.