Glenside, PA – November 8, 2006 "” Gutsy Women Travel invites women to journey to the majestic land of the ancient Inca, where some of the most powerful healing feminine energies on the planet exist. This 12-day tour is priced from $3,699 per person, double occupancy based on round-trip airfare from Miami.

According to April M. Merenda, President & Co-Founder of Gutsy Women Travel, “The internal energy of Peru is incredibly potent, making for a journey of life enrichment and spiritual growth.” Participants will enjoy traditional Andean ceremonies with Peruvian guides at the sacred power spots in Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, and Puno.

This tour appeals to the many interests of women including spiritual healing, art and culture, wine tasting, natural wonders, and of course, shopping.

Women who are seeking spiritual healing or an opportunity for inner spiritual growth will welcome the opportunity to participate in ancient rituals including a traditional Andean shamanic ceremonial tribute to Pachamama (Mother Earth). This fascinating religious ceremony pays homage to the sacred manifestations of the Earth goddess, the female deity of the Inca. In a visit to Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Andes, here among the sacred Apus, above the clouds and away from civilization, there will be a guided tour of the divine power spots in the ancient citadel, including the main plaza, royal quarters, Temple of Three Windows, sacred Sun Dial and burial grounds.

Other tour highlights include visits to local marketplaces where you can visit with and shop among the artisans, tastings at one of Peru’s famous wineries and also a chocolatier, historical explorations in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire, and an exploration to the Ballestas Islands, which are home to an important wildlife reserve with over 160 species of marine birds.

The 12-day escorted Mystical Peru tour features three departures in 2007 — February 6, July 31, and November 27 — and includes:

"¢ Roundtrip flights from Miami toLima. Other departure cities available.
"¢ Internal flights: Lima to Cuzco and Juliaca to Lima
"¢ Round-trip rail transportation from Cuzco to Machu Picchu
"¢ 3 nights at the JW Marriott in Lima
"¢ 2 nights at the Casa Andina Private Collection in Sacred Valley
"¢ 1 night at the Machu Picchu Pueblo in Aguas Calientes
"¢ 2 nights at the Casa Andina Private Collection in Cuzco
"¢ 2 nights at the Casa Andina Private Collection in Puno
"¢ 1 night at the Paracas Hotel in Paracas
"¢ 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 reception, 3 dinners
"¢ Tour Director throughout
"¢ All activities as mentioned in itinerary

This tour is priced from $3,659 per person, double occupancy including air and land. All prices include airline fuel surcharges as of May 31, 2006 but do not include airport taxes, fees, and September 11th Security Fee which varies between $50 and $130 per person. Surcharges are subject to increase without notice.

About Gutsy Women Travel
Gutsy Women Travel, a division of Gate 1 Travel, offers a fabulous array of domestic and international tours designed specifically by women for women and their unique interests. From Sedona to Stonehenge and Asia to the Amalfi Coast, women from all walks of life come together to enjoy an incredibly distinctive travel experience that is exclusively Gutsy Women Travel. It's about broadening horizons, feeding an inner desire to travel, and creating new friendships with other gutsy women! There's never been a better time to be bold, be adventurous, be spontaneous, and just, be gutsy!