For Immediate Release
New Latin American Itineraries Feature People to People Interaction
Experience Native Cultures, Crafts and Food in Peru and The Galapagos Islands
INCLINE VILLAGE, NV.— Two never before seen tours to Latin America are being rolled out in 2015 by Myths and Mountains. These brand-new itineraries provide travelers the chance to experience native cultures and contribute to local communities in Peru and the Galapagos in an up-close and personal way.
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands- Wildlife, People and Volcanoes Focusing on wildlife, landscapes and the people who have chosen to live in this remote archipelago, Myths and Mountains has created an itinerary unlike any other. Learn how fisherman and farmers earn their living and experience the warm hospitality of island residents as they host you for cooking lessons and candlelit dinners under the stars at an organic farm. Guests travel by speed boat, bicycle, and kayak, and will also hike and swim while immersing themselves in the lifestyle, history, culture and food of the Galapagos Islands.
The Galapagos Islands are on the bucket list of many travelers; this itinerary provides nine days of spectacular wildlife and nature experiences. With the addition of the interaction with local people, this trip will earn “Trip of a Lifetime” status!
Peru: A Rural Life – Living La Vida Local – This carefully curated itinerary provides an insider’s view of rural life in Peru. Travel by foot, by horseback, even catamaran to access destinations in Peru that travelers could never find on their own. Immersive experiences include a visit to a school to bring much-need supplies and to small farming Andean villages. The 11- day trip takes guests to the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon. Imagine riding horseback through a farming community and helping to cook and then sharing a meal with a family.
In the villages surrounding Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, travelers have the opportunity to visit private homes where knitting crafts are typically mastered by men and the women act as the heads of households. It’s an amazing opportunity to be “adopted” by a family who welcome you as new friends and overnight guests.
Land costs are $3375 per person for the Peru trip and $4895 per person for the Galapagos; all departures are available for private dates.
About Vice President Allie Almario
Vice President Allie Almario served as IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association) Executive Director and is a Board member. A portion of proceeds from each Galapagos traveler is donated to IGTOA. Allie is an advisor to Galapagos guidebooks and the award-winning documentary “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes to Eden.”
About Myths and Mountains
Founded in 1988 by veteran adventurer Dr. Antonia Neubauer, Myths and Mountains provides travelers with an intimate experience with the places they visit. With more than 25 years of expertise, Myths and Mountains offers award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history, and natural healing and traditional medicine. Dr. Neubauer was named one of the “Top Travel Experts Who Can Change Your Life” for her specialty in Nepal by Conde Nast Traveler consecutively from 2010 through 2014. Myths and Mountains was chosen as one of the “Top Ten Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by National Geographic Adventurer in 2009, “Ultimate Adventure Outfitters From Around the Globe” by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2010, and “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler in 2013.