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Where We’ve Been: November December 2015

Find out what adventures other travel planners have recently experienced in the November December edition of Where We’ve Been.

Carson City Chamber of Commerce

Carson City, Nevada

trip: Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries

tour operator: Collette

date: May 2014

For seven days, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce journeyed through Peru’s ancient destinations, including Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

“We decided to break the mold and do a more adventuresome tour, choosing Peru. Our group of a dozen adventurers enjoyed climbing and learning about Peru, one of the greatest World Heritage sites in the world.

“We loved the old city of Lima and, most especially, our stay in the Inca capital, Cusco. The people, the culture and the art were stimulating and colorful. The country is a photographer’s dream.”

— Ronni Hannaman, executive director

Classic VIP Club, Farmer and Merchants Bank

Kearney, Nebraska

trip: Marvels of South America

tour operator: Islands in the Sun

date: March 2014

On Celebrity’s ship Infinity, the Classic VIP Club explored the southern half of South America starting in Buenos Aires with multiple ports in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. The cruise featured private tours and overnights in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile; and Santiago, Chile.

“When we got off in Valparaiso, we toured the city and then traveled by coach through the wine country, stopping at a vineyard for a tour and tasting. Dinner in Santiago was at the top of our hotel’s patio on a beautiful, starry night with amazing city lights.

“I’ve been on many cruises over the years, and this was by far the most educational and most diverse in culture, topography and shore excursions.”

Terree Warren, vice president and club director