The haunting world of the ancient Inca civilization comes alive as you explore both the remains of their empire and the new world that has evolved in Peru. With Machu Picchu as a stunning highlight, this adventure-packed journey puts you in touch with fascinating remains and modern, colorful local culture. Highlights include a cruise on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
IIt is the third largest country in South America and bordered to the north by Ecuador and Colombia, to the east by Brazil and Bolivia, to the south by Chile and to the west by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Arequipa is a historical centre in the southern part of Peru. Located below Altiplano, a picturesque part of the Andes Mountains, Arequipa has a lot to offer. Start with the Plaza de Armas - a plaza surrounded by buildings constructed of the volcanic rock sillar. Don't miss the Convento de Santa Catalina which is the most popular place in Arequipa. It is called "a city within a city” as its colourful atmosphere will take you back in the Spanish era. Visit some of Arequipa's famous bridges Puente Fierro and Puente Bolognesi that will reveal the beauty of Arequipa.
Cuzco is a city located in south Peru close to the Urubamba valley. Once the capital of Inca Empire, today, Cuzco is a must-see place in Peru. The historical centre of the city shows the design and architecture made by the Incas. Don't miss the chance to see the palace of the Inca emperor, the temple of the main Inca god. The sun's temple called Qorikancha is one of the best preserved Inca sanctuaries.
Machu Picchu is the ultimate place to indulge into Inca culture. It is believed that the city was built for the Inca ruler Pachacuti. The city was established in the early 15th century but was abandoned because of the Spanish Conquest. Due to this fact and because it wasn't discovered until the early 20th century, it is often called "the lost city of the Incas”. Visiting Machu Picchu you will be able to witness the marvellous heritage of Incas, their lifestyle and important buildings such as sanctuaries, astronomical observatories and royal palaces.