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10-Night Essence of Peru CME AWAY® Land Tour

Land Tour

Physician WellnessSleep MedicineStress Management

From April 1st, 2022 - April 11th, 2022

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Alan Hoffman

Dr. Alan Hoffman

Specialty:

Sleep Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Alan Hoffman is a Vancouver Island-based Sleep Disorders Consultant, and former Medical Director of MedSleep Prince George, Penticton and the Nanaimo Sleep Clinic with a background in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Chest Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of sleep medicine related topics, is involved in several Ministry of Health and College of Physicians committees tasked with the credentialing and regulation of sleep medicine diagnostics and is on Clinical Staff at UBC and an Adjunct Professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

He has practiced in many locales including the USA, Middle East and the UK, as well as in several Provinces. He started out in the late 1960’s as a hospital based respiratory therapist, then became a biochemist, eventually running his own lipid biochemistry and mass spectroscopy laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, as a Fogarty Visiting Scientist. His clinical practice and focus now is devoted to the science and medicine of sleep disorders.

In addition to seeing patients with all types of sleep disorders, he is also involved with medical legal work with respect to sleep related issues.

Dr. Gerald Levine

Dr. Gerald Levine

Specialty:

Family Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Gerald Levine graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1982 and the University of Toronto Family Medicine School in 1984. From 1985 to 2017 he ran his family medical practice in Barrie, Ontario, and has focused on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation since 2006. He has conducted stress management/burnout prevention staff training for the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region, Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe, York Support Services Network and Simcoe County Elementary Teachers Federation. He has also hosted workshops on stress management/burnout prevention for many family practitioners and specialists, the General Practitioner Psychotherapy Association of Canada, Ontario Social Workers Association, Georgian Bay Cancer Support Network, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and many more.

CME Topics

Physician Wellness, Stress Management & Sleep Medicine

Sea Courses is pleased to invite you on a 10-night CME AWAY® Tour in Peru including Machu Picchu. Dr. Alan Hoffman is a Vancouver Island-based Sleep Disorders Consultant. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of sleep medicine related topics, is involved in several Ministry of Health and College of Physicians committees tasked with the credentialing and regulation of sleep medicine diagnostics. Dr. Gerald Levine lives in Barrie, Ontario and focuses on stress management, burnout prevention and mindfulness facilitation. He has conducted stress management/burnout prevention staff training and hosted workshops for many family practitioners and specialists. They have developed an educational program that will be of interest to family physicians, specialists and allied health care professionals. Their programs are evidence based with interactivity and attendee participation strongly encouraged. Dr. Hoffman’s topics include Diagnosing Sleep Disorders, Insomnia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and more. Dr. Levine’s topics include Physician Stress, Burnout and Mindfulness. Dr’s Hoffman and Levine look forward to seeing you at the CME sessions throughout this tour.

Dr. Hoffman

  • Introduction to Sleep
  • What is Sleep Medicine? What is a Sleep Disorder?
  • How Sleep Disorders Are Diagnosed
  • Insomnia
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Disorders of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Canadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Nocturnal Movement Disorders

Dr. Levine

  • Physician Stress and Burnout
  • Concepts of Mindfulness for Self Care
  • Applied Mindfulness: Listening and Communication
  • Applied Mindfulness: Thoughts and Emotions
  • Applied Mindfulness: Pain Management
  • Applied Mindfulness: Burnout Prevention
  • Mindful Time Management
  • The Mindful Physician

This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition Price
FP $1345
Specialist $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $1145
Conference Tuition Book Before July 2nd, 2021 Book After July 2nd, 2021
FP $1195 $1345
Specialist $1195 $1345
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $995 $1145

Venue Information

Peru is truly one of the treasures of South America. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Few places can actually be called a “lost city”. Yet, Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spanish Conquistadors and unknown to the outside world until 1911. Today, travellers come from around the globe to experience the most spectacular sight on the South American continent. Built at the height of the Inca Empire, this classic archeological treasure continues to intrigue researchers. Venture through the mountains and semi-tropical jungle during a spectacular train ride. After a day exploring, overnight at a luxury hotel for a chance to spend a second day at this ultimate bucket-list locale. Perhaps you will see something no one else has. Can you unlock Machu Picchu’s mysteries?

Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be providing to Collette when filling out the Wellness Declaration upon arrival.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Collette Tours

CME AWAY® by Sea Courses has chosen Collette Vacations to plan and operate this tour. Backed by nearly a century of experience, Collette (a family owned and award winning leader in travel) is proud to show you the world. Their passionate tour design team travels the globe creating new experiences and staying ahead of the latest travel trends. Plus, with a professional Tour Manager at your service and local guides by your side, you’ll never miss a thing. Payments will be processed by them and final  documentation will come from them.

Tour Includes:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers are included to Lima Airport
  • All baggage handling
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Services of a Professional Tour Manager
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 5 dinners (NO BUFFETS)
  • Internal flights in Peru
  • Machu Picchu Vistadome train

Tour Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All International flights
  • Any meals and items not specified
  • Cost of passports and visas (if necessary)
  • Cancellation and Medical Travel Insurance which is strongly recommended

General Points About This Tour:

  • This tour is very active, requiring a great deal of physical fitness to fully enjoy all the experiences. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestone streets.
  • The itinerary has strenuous activities including extensive walking tours, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes (as high as 3800 metres in Puno), early morning departures, late night activities and sometimes extreme temperatures.
  • As with all foreign travel, you may encounter different living standards and practices and different standards and conditions with respect to the provision of services and accommodations outside of Canada. Sea Courses and Collette Tours have carefully planned these arrangements to provide maximum enjoyment for participants.
  • Complete passport information is required 60 days prior to departure to book train tickets to Machu Picchu. If passport information is incomplete or inaccurate within 60 days, there is a strong possibility that we will be unable to confirm you on the same travel schedule as the rest of your group. You will be subject to any additional charges incurred from failing to provide passport information within the designated time frame.
  • Please be advised that backpacks brought into Machu Picchu cannot exceed 40x35x20cms / 16x14x8in or have a capacity larger than 20 liters. Backpacks that exceed the indicated measurements can be left in storage, at an approximate cost of $2 USD. Also, please take notice that bringing in single-use plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic straws or Styrofoam containers has been forbidden. We suggest bringing canteens or reusable water bottles.

Activity Level:

You’re ready to seize the day, whatever it may bring. You lead an active life at home (walking, biking, and hiking are things you may enjoy) and few thousand steps a day isn’t out of the norm. You can handle longer walking tours (more than 90 minutes), traversing dusty or uneven terrain, standing for periods of time, varying altitudes and temperatures, and don’t mind being on the go with some early starts, late-night experiences, and full days. Unfortunately, this level is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs or walkers.

Accommodations:

El Pardo DoubleTree by Hilton, Lima
  • El Pardo DoubleTree by Hilton, the best located hotel in Miraflores, is just 11 miles (17 kilometers) from Lima´s international airport (Jorge Chavez). It is 3 blocks from the Kennedy Park, at a walking distance to Larcomar Shopping Center and ocean front, and is surrounded by the best restaurants in town.
Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley, Tucay
  • Located in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, this hotel is ideal if you want to relax and be close to the main tourist attractions of the valley. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers a breakfast buffet and a wide range of dishes and the hotel has games for children who can also feed the sheep. At night there are bonfires and you can view the stars and planets in the sky in the planetarium.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Aguas Calientes
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel, named one of South America’s best hotels, is located at the foot of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu near the beautiful Vilcanota River, and offers impressive views of the mountains and landscapes. Recently refurbished with a contemporary interior inspired by thousands of years of Andean culture, Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel offers five-star personalized luxury service, innovative Peruvian cuisine and a relaxing spa that features traditional indigenous treatments.
Hilton Garden Inn, Cuzco
  • Take in hillside views near iconic Cuzco attractions – the Centro Historico de Cuzco, Cuzco Cathedral, and Plaza de Armas are all within two kilometers. This hotel is just  four kilometers from the city center and Sacsayhuaman. Enjoy courtyard yoga sessions and the all-day restaurant.
GHL Lago Titicaca, Puno
  • Discover the unparalleled beauty of the city of Puno from the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca. Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, in the Peruvian Andes, this accommodation invites you to enjoy an experience of relaxation throughout your stay. This hotel offers a complete and diverse range of services and facilities so that guests can make the most of an unforgettable stay in an environment that will take their breath away.

Click here to learn about Collette’s “Travelling Well Experience”!

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Location Notes / CME Details
April 1st Lima, Peru
April 2nd Lima, Peru 8:30 AM—5:00 PM
April 3rd Lima, Peru
April 4th Sacred Valley
April 5th Sacred Valley
April 6th Aguas Calientes, Peru
April 7th Cuzco, Peru
April 8th Cuzco, Peru 4:30 PM—6:30 PM
April 9th Puno, Peru 3:00 PM– 6:00 PM
April 10th Puno, Peru 5:00 PM—7:00 PM
April 11th Puno, Peru 9:00 AM—11:15 AM

Day 1       April 1      Arrive Lima, Peru      

Welcome to Peru, one of the treasures of South America. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Most flights arrive late in the evening in Lima, the “City of Kings”.

Day 2       April 2      Lima

Spend your day at the first CME learning session. Lunch will be included (for attendees only) at the meetings. Dinner is included (for all) at the hotel this evening. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3 April 3 Lima

Discover Lima’s fascinating history during a colonial tour through the historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the elegant Cathedral at Plaza de Armas and visit the Casa de Aliaga – former house of the conquistador Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez – where the energy of colonial and republican Lima comes to life. Get to know your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner featuring artfully crafted Peruvian dishes. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

 Day 4 April 4  Lima – Cuzco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Fly to Cuzco, in the heart of the Inca civilization. Journey through the Andes to the majestic Sacred  Valley of the Incas, the agricultural centre of their grand empire. While en route to your hotel, explore different towns in the valley, each a representation of the region’s unique culture. After a short lesson on the local language, stop in Pisac village to browse the colourful handicraft market. Settle into your hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5 April 5 Sacred Valley of the Incas – Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley of the Incas

This morning, visit the spectacular Ollantaytambo ruins, the only Incan settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. A uniquely terraced complex topped with carved stone panels, these ruins reflect ancient Incan architecture and heritage. Then, head to the Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio where you’ll get first-hand knowledge of this internationally renowned artist's techniques and designs, inspired by ancient Peruvian cultures. Experience the lifestyle of the modern Andean people and delve into their culture when you travel to a nearby Quechua community and interact with the locals. You’ll get a true taste of their daily life when participating in small group workshops that teach you traditional methods of growing, harvesting and weaving. Celebrate their culture as you learn their dances and listen to their musical instruments before enjoying a home-hosted farm-to-table lunch  featuring local specialties. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.  

Day 6 April 6 Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu

Climb aboard the Machu Picchu Vistadome train for breathtaking views through domed windows as you ride through the Andes to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungle, Machu Picchu is considered the most spectacular sight in South America. Spend the afternoon with your guide uncovering the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu for a chance to further soak up its atmosphere. Enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration and learn how to craft the perfect ceviche and pisco sour before your dinner featuring a Peruvian menu. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7       April 7      Machu Picchu – Cuzco

This morning, take advantage of free time and explore the local markets in Aguas Calientes on your own, or you may choose to visit Machu Picchu at sunrise. Return to the Sacred Valley by Vistadome train. Upon arriving in Cuzco, take time to explore the captivating city at your leisure. Today breakfast will be included. Click here to learn about today’s optional excursion!

Day 8 April 8 Cuzco 

Start your morning with a local guide on a tour of Cuzco, visiting the San Pedro Market, the Koricancha temple, the central Plaza de Armas, and the Cuzco Cathedral. Later, it’s your choice! Travel above the city to discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress -OR- embark on a walking tour of San Blas, the traditional old quarter of Cuzco, lined with restaurants and artisan shops. The rest of the afternoon is yours. Partake in a CME session! This evening, it’s Diner’s Choice! Choose from restaurants featuring the local flavours of Cuzco. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9 April 9 Cuzco – Puno

This morning, fly to Puno, hugging the shores of Lake Titicaca. Known as the birthplace of the Inca  Empire, ancient legends say that life began here. Have time to meet the locals and discover the history of this region as you explore the village centre before checking into your lakeside hotel. This afternoon, partake in a CME session. Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10 April 10 Puno – Uros Floating Islands – Lake Titicaca – Chullpas de Sillustan – Puno

The Titicaca area, steeped in tradition and folklore, is the centre of Incan legends. Enjoy a morning cruise to the floating islands of the Uros people of Lake Titicaca; experience walking on the island’s spongy surface made from compacted beds of tortora reeds and meet the locals, learning about their history and lifestyle. Later, cruise to a local rustic village for a home-hosted meal and swap stories with Peruvian families before visiting the mystical Chullpas de Sillustani – an archaeological area boasting 13th-century funerary monuments. Join a CME session. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

 Day 11 April 11 Puno – Lima – Tour Ends

Partake in a CME session this morning! As your tour comes to a close, spend the morning relaxing on the shores of Lake Titicaca before flying to Lima. Upon arrival, head to the Larco Museum, a former mansion built on the site of a pre-Columbian temple. The museum offers a collection of over 3,000 years of ceramic, textile, and precious metal artifacts. After this incredible trip through history, your tour  concludes with a farewell dinner on the grounds of the museum before departing for Lima’s airport and your connecting flight home. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.  

Pre-And-Post Trip Information

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