Our Peru Classic Tour itinerary packs in many of Peru’s magnificent landscapes and classic experiences into a nonstop 13 day tour. Witness the awe-inspiring beauty and power of nature at the Colca Canyon, a dramatic tear in the Earth’s surface, twice as deep as North America’s Grand Canyon. Above this vast landscape the world’s largest flying bird, the Andean Condor rides the thermals on 3 m wings. The plains around Arequipa provide sanctuary for Vicunas, the wild relatives of Llamas and Alpacas and vast volcanoes, some still active, dominate the landscape. Explore the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, home to the Uros, the floating islands and indigenous people from both the Quechua and Aymara cultures.
The great glacial mountains in the vicinity of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, gods to the Incas and to the local people are additional reminders of the great forces that have sculpted not only this landscape but also its people and its cultures. From Indigenous cultures arriving in South America thousands of years ago grew the power of the Incas. Machu Picchu, the remarkable UNESCO world heri... Read more