Dianne Hawkins, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

Dianne Hawkins, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is continually exploring ways to offer our members and their staff valuable, meaningful and exciting member benefit programs.

A piece of our vision is to deliver innovative and effective opportunities for business-to-business connection. To help fulfil this vision, we are thrilled to announce our newest member benefit – travel tours! High value travel packages will be available to members, their staff and staff’s immediate spouses and partners.  Our upcoming trips are at a great price and guaranteed to be an amazing, unforgettable experience!

Home to the iconic and incredible ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru is a must-visit destination for any traveller! That’s why it’s the first destination that we will be taking members to. This eight-day tour starts off in Lima, also known as the City of Kings, which was founded in 1535 on the Rimac River. A morning city tour will combine a stop at San Francisco Church and Monastery, which was built over underground catacombs.

The tour will take members on to Cuzco, which boasts a rich archaeological legacy, thriving cultural scene and bustling nightlife. Members will visit Cuzco’s main square, known in Inca times as Hucaypata or “the Warriors Square,” and the Cathedral and Korikancha Temple, dedicated to the worship of the sun and whose walls were plated with gold sheets. An optional tour of the Sacred Valley is also offered.  Members will then head off to Poroy train station and board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, then into the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu. This site is located on the side of a mountain overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River. The citadel served as a place of worship, a site for stargazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec.

The Peru trip departs on September 28, 2016 and is led by Indus Travel.

An upcoming info session will be held on Wednesday, April 13, from 5:30-7pm. Chamber staff, along with a representative from Indus Travel, will be on hand to present relevant information. The tour package includes International return airfare from Vancouver, including taxes and so much more! The cost per person on a twin sharing basis is $3,240; single person supplement is $790.

Membership has its privileges – take us up on it!  For more information, or to confirm if your employer is a Chamber member, call 250.334.3234 or visit comoxvalleychamber.com.

Dianne Hawkins is CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.comoxvalleychamber.com or call 250.334.3234.

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