Capture the mystery and grandeur of one of the most iconic places in the world on this full journey of the Inca Empire: Peru. Starting with a city tour of Lima, you’ll gain a sense of the colonial heritage of the Peruvians with its world-class museums and its Spanish colonial architecture. Then, head to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, two of the most stunning and mystical places on Earth. Glimpse the ancient history and culture, and enjoy the unique opportunity to stay overnight in both the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, where you’ll have , visit a local Inca home, and traditional Indian market. From the charming city of Cusco, where you’ll have a full-day introduction to the city and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, you’ll head to fascinating Titicaca, a lake of floating islands, maintained over centuries by the local Indians who build their islands and homes from the continuously sinking reeds.
Wrap up your journey in Arequipa and Colca Canyon for a drastic change of landscape to drier vistas and some of the deepest canyons in the world, where giant condors soar and you’ll marvel at views unlike anywhere on the globe.
This well-rounded exploration of Peru and visit to the majestic canyons of Arequipa is sure to leave you with memories for a lifetime.