(53 Reviews)
100% Recommended

LaVonne Markus

Stillwater, MN
Bespoke Travel (Made Just For You)

My passion is to travel and experience many different cultures of the world first hand. Then, use that knowledge to create an experience that is uniquely designed just for you.

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Peru and Machu Picchu

Amazing Machu Picchu
Amazing Machu Picchu

Has Machu Picchu and Peru been on your list of places to visit?  What an amazing area to visit whether you would like to trek the Inca Trail or travel by train from Cusco.  Fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley stopping in route at the Pisac Market for its handicrafts, then follow a winding path up to Pisac Archaeological Park, a hilltop Incan citadel with ancient temples, plazas and the Intihuatana, a stone structure thought to have been a sundial.  Visit the last town located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is considered the oldest continuously occupied town in America.  You can also take a hiking tour of Maras and Moray.  You will explore the experimental Inca terraces and then hike to the salt panes of Maras.  Finally, you descend for two hours to the Urubamba Valley.  Now it is time to board the Vistadome train that will take you to the Last City of the Incas.  Along the route, you will enjoy amazing Andean views.  You will first arrive in Aguas Calientes where you will take a bus to the Citadel of Machu Picchu.  Spend a half day tour exploring the ruins before returning to Aguas Calientes and on to your hotel.  After a night’s rest, you will visit the ruins again on your own and then return and explore Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire.  Other things you may consider doing is Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake and home to distinctive cultural groups; Nazca Lines and Paracas, 2000-year-old Nazca lines in the high desert still offer countless unanswered questions.  The desert and the sea meet at the nearby resort town of Paracas; as well as Lima itself.  Let me know how I can assist you with your dream trip to Peru and beyond.

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Exploring the Inca History in Peru

Wow – I had a fantastic trip to Peru with VIP Journeys!  No visa, customs forms or time change.  We started in Lima, staying in the Miraflores area right by the ocean and close to everything.  We visited the Rafeal Larco Museum which has the largest collection of artifacts from the Pre-Inca time. ...Read more.

My Reviews

13 of 21 people found this review helpful
Special trip for our Anniversary.
Always there for our questions, pleasant and knowledgeable to work with.
By  Shari  from  Stillwater, Mn.
Traveled to  Alaska ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 17 people found this review helpful
A fabulous trip
LaVonne spent lots of time with me helping me plan our trip. She was very patient and gave good advice when I was confused or unsure of something. I had a small problem with a reservation while in Scotland. I emailed LaVonne, and she took care of it for me. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an agent.
By  Barbara  from  Stillwater. Mn
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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15 of 27 people found this review helpful
Aloha! Great trip
Lavonne Markus was a pleasure to work with. She is very efficient. She always answered every email and phone call.We often stopped in the office with requests, and she happily accommodated us. We enjoyed our excursions with Shore Trips, which she recommended.
By  Croix girl   from  Stillwater, MN
Traveled to  Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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24 of 45 people found this review helpful
Viking Rhine River Cruise is a "Bucket List" trip.
Lavonne makes everything seamless. Arrangements are quick and easy. We can always contact her quickly and get results, if we have any questions or concerns.
By  Tom  from  Stillwater, MN
Traveled to  Rhine Valley ~ Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 16 people found this review helpful
Amazing Trip
Informative, prompt with answers for any and all questions, great recommendations
By  Brandon  from  Hayfield
Traveled to  Australia ~ Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Peru
  • South America
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lima
  • Nazca

Travel Specialist:

  • Adventure
  • Arts & Culture
  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • Historical Sites
  • Escorted Tours

Top Travel Partners:

  • Big Five Tours & Expeditions
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Alexander & Roberts
  • G Adventures
  • Tauck

Certifications/Awards:

  • Travel Leaders Certified Leisure Travel Specialist
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Kiwi Specialist
  • Travel Leaders Luxury Specialist

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