On our 10-day tour, we start with a visit to Lima, Peru’s capital, located on the west coast and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Lima is one of the biggest metropolitan areas in South America, with a population of more than 10 million people. Despite it’s modernity, the historic center—recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site–retains its classic beauty in its architecture and archeological significance. Here, you will discover museums, archeological sites, scenic beaches, an amazing nightlife and cuisine that is consistently recognized as the world’s best.
Then, we fly to CUSCO, once the capital of the ancient Incan Empire, located on the Andean Mountain range. The Incas ruled over a diverse area of the Andes Mountains and the Amazonian Rain Forest. With spectacular natural landscapes, the city of Cusco provides impressive examples of engineering by Incan stonemasons. Coupled with these amazing feats of engineering, you will discover Hispanic colonial architecture that came after.
From there, we head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley will captivate and enchant you with its remarkable attractions and breathtaking landscapes, where terraces cover mountains and picturesque villages transport you to an ancient past.
From the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we travel by train to see the crown jewel of Peru, the Incan lost city of Machu Picchu. Standing about 7,000 feet (2,200 meters) above sea level, the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu sits atop the tropical mountains of the Amazonian forest. It is one of the most amazing urban creations of the Incan Empire with its giant walls, temples, terraces and ramps, all constructed in the classic Incan architectural style called, ashlar.