Travel Agents Treated to Luxury Trip Through Peru
Six lucky agents from Australia and New Zealand recently finished up a luxury 10-day excursion through the coastal and highland regions of Peru. The agents were led by Gate 7 host Alexandra Sparr who is the Account Director of Peru’s national tourism board, PromPeru, in Australia.
Attending agents were either selected at PromPeru’s roadshow events last year or had won a spot through last year’s training incentive on PromPeru’s e-learning platform CLICK HERE
The group spent two nights in Lima discovering everything the city has to offer from Plaza San Martin to Colonial churches, modern day museums, and the fresh coastal food that has given Lima the title of Latin America’s gastronomic capital.
After Lima, they flew to the historic city of Arequipa – known as “the White City” for its buildings made from volcanic stone. The group travelled out to the Colca Valley, passing through the highest point of at 4,900 metres above sea level, and adjusted to the altitude at Belmond Las Casitas, where they got to feed the baby llama and alpacas that live on the property! While here, they visited the Colca Canyon and were treated to a show with over a dozen Andean Condors in flight.
Finally, they flew to the Incan Capital of Cusco and headed out to the Sacred Valley, where they visited the remarkable Salty Ponds of Maras, Incan agricultural laboratory of Moray, and of course, Machu Picchu. They joined their Peruvian adventure guides to kayak and paddleboard on the remote and Huaypo Lake before heading back to Cusco to explore.
The trip was a wonderful opportunity for agents to learn how to sell Peru and why it is becoming such a popular destination among international travellers.