Peru is as complex as its most intricate and exquisite weavings. Festivals mark ancient rites, the urban vanguard beams innovation and nature brims with splendid diversity. Giant sand dunes, chiselled peaks and Pacific breaks a few heartbeats away from the capital�s rush-hour traffic: from downtown Lima to smack-dab nowhere, this vast country translates to paradise for the active traveller. Spot scarlet macaws in the Amazon or catch the sunset over the dusty remnants of an ancient civilization.
For many travellers to Peru, a visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu is the long-anticipated highpoint of their trip. In a spectacular location, it�s the best-known archaeological site on the continent. This awe-inspiring ancient city was never revealed to the conquering Spaniards and was virtually forgotten until the early part of the 20th century. Despite this great tourist influx, the site manages to retain an air of grandeur and mystery, and is a must for all travellers to Peru.
|1. Huaca Huallamarca
Visit this ancient adobe pyramid right in the middle of the city, and discover the main fascination of Lima, which is the concentration of ancient history in the area. Not only do the origins of the city re-date the Spanish foundation of the city by several millennia, its museums are full of the artistic treasures of magnificent pre-Columbian civilisations that flourished throughout the coastal deserts of Peru.
|2. Urubamba Valley
Be escorted by a private vehicle to Pisac, one of the most important Inca sites in the Urubamba Valley. Experience the sights and sounds of the town�s famous market, with a variety of handcrafts and fresh produce. Also, enjoy a guided visit to Chinchero Town & Ruins, and Maras & Moray. At Maras, the site consists of a huge number of watered terraces that collect salt by evaporation from the saline waters that gush from an underground stream. Nearby Maras lie the most enigmatic Inca terraces at the site of Moray.
|3. Machu Picchu
Spend a couple of days at Machu Picchu, accompanied by an expert guide. �Magnificence� is the only word to describe the scene, as you gaze upon the ruins of Machu Picchu. The main destination on many travellers� lists, the �lost city of Incas� is a man-made marvel that has become a symbol for the ingenuity and prosperity of one of the most expansive empires in Latin American history. Its fascination is due in part to its position, high on a mountain ridge and 2,430m above sea level.
- • Recommended travel period is September to October 2017.
- • Price per person is based on minimum four to travel.
- • Accommodation in the package is based on twin-sharing rooms.
- • Price does not include international flights or domestic flights.