11 August 2017, 4:22 PM
Travel to Peru and uncover the ancient secret world of Machu Picchu. Meet locals and learn their customs and chill out in the zen of the Peruvian mountains.
Before many travelers decide to vacation in Peru, you will have heard of the ancient allure of Machu Picchu or seen pictures of the medieval Inca civilization that was discovered in 1911. In fact, Machu Picchu was voted one of the seven new wonders of the world.
Buy a handmade Inca artisan souvenir
So many places, so little time right? That’s why we designed the 5 night Peru vacation which offers a guided sightseeing tour of Machu Pichuu and traces the history of this ‘Lost City of the Incas’. To enjoy your tour of Machu Pichuu more, you may wish to buy Hiram Bingham's original book ‘Lost City of the Incas’ from Amazon.com and read it before or on the plane to Peru. You will be amazed at how the Inca’s lived here in the 1400 and 1500s, tour their residential home remains and gaze out at the spectacular views from this mountain top almost 8,000 feet above sea level!
Follow the path to the lost city
All our vacations to Peru fly into the capital Lima which is situated on the Pacific coast. As you walk through this city, you will admire the magnificent colonial Spanish architecture and enjoy very reasonably prices on local artisan crafts, clothing, and artworks. Be sure to choose a woven tapestry or blanket for your sofa, painted pottery to display in your home, and crafted jewelry to add some bling to your next social outing. The local crafts are spectacular.
If time is on your side, the 8 night Machu Pichuu vacation is for the adventurer in you. This vacation includes tours of the ancient ruins of Cusco, which connects to Machu Pichuu and other must see places in South America. Enjoy time with the Peruvian locals on a full-day excursion to Uros & the Island of Taquile where men, who start at 8 years of age, hand weave clothing and textiles. It is no surprise, woven products from Taquile are renowned as the finest quality in all of Peru!