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R. Crusoe is delighted to offer travel in partnership with Belmond, a name synonymous with exquisite luxury and service.

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  • 7 unusual journeysR.Crusoe & Son

    Burma. 1890.

  • The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.Audrey Hepburn

  • 2hey go together. As do R. Crusoe & Son and Belmond.R. Crusoe is delighted to offer travel

    in partnership with Belmond, a companysynonymous with exquisite luxury andservice. Weve teamed up to offer unusualjourneysgoing behind the scenes to exploreexquisite places around the worldaboardabsolutely delightful trains and boats, andin hotels owned and impeccably managed

    by Belmond.What are your

    options?Theres never

    been a better timeto visit Machu

    Picchu. On Crusoes Peru journey, stay inamazing Belmond hotels, and opt to ride theincomparable Belmond Hiram Binghamtrain through the historic Sacred Valley.

    In Southern Africa, any old safari campjust wont do. You stay in excellent Belmondlodges.

    Off to Europe?If you are heading toScotland, dont missBelmond RoyalScotsman, one ofour favorite trains.What more can wesay? This vintagebeauty brings backan irresistibleGolden Age ofluxury travel.

    The inimitableVenice Simplon-Orient-Expresstrain is a legend onthe rails. We likethe London-Veniceroute, and it worksperfectly as an

    T

    Fred & Ginger. Laurel & Hardy. Frick & Frack.

    introduction to Crusoes Investigating Italyjourney.

    If traveling by water appeals, how aboutplying a canal through the Frenchcountryside? We suggest time aboard aBelmond Afloat in France luxury barge.

    Cleopatra had her own barge. Soshould youat least for a glorious week.

    Many travelers have yet to see Burma(you might know it as Myanmar). Positivechange is certainly afoot here. BelmondRoad To Mandalay is a fabulous way totravel the fabled Irrawaddy River.

    And while youre in Southeast Asia,consider the delightful Eastern & OrientalExpress train on a seven-day journey fromSingapore to Bangkok including acomplimentary night at Singaporeslegendary Raffles Hotel.

    On all these journeys, we pamper youwith marvelous accommodations, excellentmeals, and countless insider experiences.

    How else do youget invited to tea ina Scottish castle, or float in a hot-airballoon over Bagansgolden pagodas, orwander through thefinest tea plantationin Malaysia, orexplore magicalMachu Picchubefore the crowdsarrive?

    We could go on, but instead, weinvite you to turnthe page and seewhat R. Crusoe &Son and Belmondhave in store foryou.Meet Andean weavers in Perus Sacred Valley.

  • 3R. Crusoe & Son 7 unusual journeys.

    1. Perusing Peru. Sunrise & Sunset Over Machu Picchu Included. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    2. Where the Buffalo (Elephant, Zebra, Hippo, Hyena, & Lion) Roam.South Africa & Botswana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    3. Aboard Belmond Royal Scotsman.Travel the Way It Used to Be. The Classic Highlands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    4. Gently Barging Through France. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    5. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.Historic, Elegant, but by No Means Murderous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    6. Burma & Belmond Road To Mandalay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    7. Southeast Asia aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Around the World: Belmonds Most Iconic Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    R. Crusoe & Son: Travel Your Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    EUROPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38ASIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40AFRICA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42THE AMERICAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

    When to go where. An R. Crusoe travel calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48A selection of R. Crusoe Sample Custom Journeys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

    Belmond Afloat in France barges lead you along some of the countrys most picturesque canals.

  • 4Inca masonry at its best (and most mortarless). Cusco, 1907.

    Beware the dangers of a dysfunctional family.

    case of sibling rivalry changed thecourse of history in South America. WhenInca ruler Huayna Capac died in 1533, hissons Huascar and Atahualpa struggledbitterly for control of theempire. Conquistador

    Francisco Pizarrorecognized a perfectopportunity to attack, andattack he did (obliteratemight be a better word).

    The Inca all butdisappeared.

    Nearly 500 years later,their remains still have usguessing about exactlywho they were, and digging, and guessing a little better.

    Innovative farmers, talented ceramists,incomparable stonemasons and architects.That much we know about the Inca.

    With no written history, theres littlefor us to do but marvel at all theyve leftbehind. And we do so in absolute style,staying in Belmond properties along the

    route.Our search for the Inca

    begins in Lima, a mix ofSpanish colonial, Inca, andpre-Inca ruins.

    On to Cusco and theSacred Valley, gateway toPerus past. Listen well:Quechua, ancient Incatongue, still spoken here.

    Visit Chinchero for a traditional weavingdemonstration. Maras

    for its salt mines, and Moray for its fineterraces.The mighty Ollantaytambo fortressfor its incredible mortarless masonry. (Thetown here is a living museum; locals still useits ancient irrigation canals.) Step inside a

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  • 5Perched above a bend in the Urubamba River between snowy peaks and virgin jungle, Machu Picchu has the most spectacular setting of any remains in the world.

  • 6ceramics workshop. See a Paso horsedemonstration. If youd like, witness ashaman ceremony.

    Board the Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley toMachu Picchu. Betteryet, opt to ride the ever-so-elegant BelmondHiram Bingham train.(Professor Binghamwould be jealous.)Two luxurious diningcars, one bar car. Havebrunch on board in onedirection, cocktails anddinner in the other.

    We alight in terrific Belmond hotels in Machu Picchu, theSacred Valley, and Cusco (it doesnt get any better than these).

    In 1911, American historian Hiram

    Bingham organized an expedition to searchfor the royal Inca city of Vilcabamba.After weeks of false leads, an earthquake, a delectable lunch of roast guinea pig,

    negotiations with Indian carriers, and the discovery of 1,500 square miles of unrecorded glaciatedterrain, he and his partyfinally arrived at thefoot of Machu Picchu,where he hit pay dirt.

    Owing to itsinaccessibility, no doubt,Machu Picchu waswonderfully preserved.No Spaniard had everpenetrated it.

    The purpose of these 200 shrines, palaces,and temples? No ones certain, but so what?

    If you find your private tour of Machu

    Settle into the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, one of R. Crusoes favorite hotels. Cusco.

    Climb Morays old farming terraces.

  • 7Perusing Peru. Sunrise & SunsetOver Machu Picchu Included.

    Day 1: U.S.; Lima, PeruFly to Lima. BelmondMiraflores Park Plaza.

    Day 2: Cusco, SacredValley Fly to Cusco, SacredValley. Belmond RioSagrado.

    Day 3-4: SacredValleyChinchero, textile

    demonstration, Moray,Maras, ceramics workshop,horse demonstration,option to childrens center,

    Ollantaytambo. Belmond Rio Sagrado.

    Day 5: Machu PicchuVistadome or Belmond Hiram Binghamtrain, Inca ruins private tour. Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.

    Day 6: Machu Picchu, CuscoRuins at sunrise, leisure time, options toHuayna Picchu or Inti Punku, BelmondHiram Bingham or Vistadome to Cusco. Belmond Hotel Monasterio.

    Day 7-8: Cusco Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay,Puca-Pucara, Cusco including San Blas, IncaMuseum, San Pedro Market, Coricancha,Plaza de Armas, cathedral, Pre-ColombianMuseum. Belmond Hotel Monasterio.

    Day 9: LimaFly to Lima, Old Town including PlazaMayor, cathedral, Iglesia de San Francisco,and Casa de Aliaga, Museo Rafael LarcoHerrera, fly home. Dayroom: Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza.

    Day 10: United StatesArrive home.

    Prices: Per person sharing room from $6,290for this 10-day sample itinerary.Belmond Hiram Bingham upgrade per person$640Internal air per person (estimate) $490

    Picchu astounding, consider making therigorous ascent up Huayna Picchu or alongthe worn path to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate.

    The train takes us back to Cusco. Ourfavorite ruins nearby? Sacsayhuaman(pronounced sexy woman). The Kenkoamphitheater.TheTambomachaybaths. Puca-Pucara fortress.

    Fly back to Limafor a look around.Then weve reachedjourneys end.

    More? If you havemore time, talk to R. Crusoe about an extension to AREQUIPA,COLCA CANYON, and LAKE TITICACA.

    ABRIDGED LIST OF R. CRUSOEINSIDER EXPERIENCES

    Opt for the exquisite Belmond HiramBingham train between Cusco andMachu Picchu.

    Stay in luxury Belmond hotels in Lima,Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, andCusco.

    Stay at the entrance of Machu Picchuto access the site before others arrive.

    Sunrise and sunset at Machu Picchu.

    Watch a traditional textiledemonstration.

    Witness an Andean shaman ceremony.

    Aboard Belmond Hiram Bingham. We urge you not to miss it while youre in Peru.

    Lima P E R U

    Cusco

    Machu Picchu

    Sacred Valley

    THIS IS