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Peru. One of the most diverse places on the planet, in which you can travel from an arid desert to soaring mountain ranges to a lush tropical forest in the blink of an eye. This geographic diversity, as well as the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, are an important source of a wide variety of fresh food products that later become the masterpieces of chefs and a delight to those who appreciate fine food. Peru offers limitless opportunities for thrill-seekers, performers, those who desire to energize themselves with the mysticism of Andean culture, or even those who simply want to relax and have a good time.
A land of aromas, flavors and textures where traditional and foreign elements fuse together incredibly.
The mystical lost city of Machu Picchu highlights this 8-day Peruvian adventure. Your journey begins in the capital of Lima. Then it's a flight to Cuzco to explore the Sacred Valley, the center of the once vast Incan Empire, exploring Incan villages and ruins. A scenic train ride takes you to the unforgettable site of Machu Picchu, set in a magical landscape of forests and high mountains, where you can walk in the footsteps of an ancient civilization.Full Itinerary
Journey off the beaten path through Peru's cities and towns on this 10-day itinerary. You'll have opportunities to mix, mingle and perform with the locals. Highlights include excursions to Machu Picchu, Huaro, Chinceros, Juliaca and Taquile Island!Full Itinerary
Within the country's three natural regions, you can find 80% of the existing climates and life zones in the world.
Lima, the capital of Peru, is a great metropolis which has majestically preserved the evidence of its glorious past despite the passage of time. It is an effervescent city in constant transformation, where the different expressions of the country's cultural diversity coexist perfectly. Founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, in colonial times it was considered the City of Kings, and UNESCO recently designated it as a World Heritage Site. Among Lima's highlights are its beautiful historic center with its buildings that house treasures of colonial art or the Casa Aliaga, a beautiful property that is currently the oldest continuously inhabited private dwelling in the Southern Hemisphere.
Nestled in the Andes, Cuzco is one of the most fascinating places in the Americas, which never fails to surprise visitors with its mystery-filled history. With its excellent hotels and restaurants, this city is full of amazing places to see. A product of the fusion of Inca and Hispanic culture, Cuzco has been declared a World Heritage Site. You can feel the magic of the impressive legacy of Inca culture, as you walk through its streets and its fascinating stone passages, while visiting its colonial mansions built over the remains of Inca structures, and explore its imposing fortresses and majestic citadels. Cuzco is also the gateway to the Sacred Valley, which was the Inca's favorite spot. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a place where you can enjoy the landscape, learn about the customs of the indigenous people, and have the experience of a lifetime.
Located on the Altiplano, in the Andes of Southern Peru, Puno is home to the highest lake in the world, Lake Titicaca (over 13,000 feet above sea level), and to endless archaeological testimonies and ancient cultures which have remained alive despite the passage of time and the encroachment of modernity. Lake Titicaca is and has been a source of life for its inhabitants, and has made its mark on their destiny. Centuries ago, it was home to the Tiahuanaco culture (100 to 700 B.C.), one of the most influential pre-Incan cultures that dominated almost all of what is now Peru. To walk along the shores of Lake Titicaca, or to sail its waters, is to reconnect with an unchanged past, influenced by the countless legends that spring forth from its waters and to which the origins of the Inca Empire are attributed.
From large theaters in the city to historic churches in the Peruvian Andes, there's something for everyone in Peru.
The initial project was raised in March 2010 to address the need for a high-tech stage that is capable of hosting major productions in Peru. The architect Alonso de la Piedra was responsible for directing the project for the construction of general infrastructure and the architect José Nepomuceno was in charge of the acoustic and mechanical structures.
Located on the Palacio de la Exposición, the Museo de Arte was built in 1872. It exhibits collections that show the prehistorical art from Peru and the first human discoveries until contemporary art.
The Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Fatima in Lima was constructed in 1952 and is one of the most active churches in the community. The interior offers its patrons beautiful architecture of golden light and dramatic arches, great acoustics with tiered steps perfect for choirs, and a nice dedicated rehearsal space for ensembles to use. The church also includes a courtyard and garden.
Built around 1607 this church sits looking out at the ruins of the old Incan town. Located about 19 miles from Cuzco, this church is nestled in the Urubamba province in the town of Chinchero. This city was a very important town to the Incans. The Limestone structure of an Incan palace was filled with dirt and used as the churches foundation. Its palace foundation wasn't discovered until the 1960s.