A journey through the wind-swept Andean landscapes of Peru's most important cultural and historical corridor; Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca.
A journey of epic proportions through the Peruvian highlands, taking in the stunning scenery of the Sacred Valley and Cusco on our way to Machu Picchu, one of the new 7 wonders of the world, and the literally breath-taking Lake Titicaca.
On this 7-day tour the intricacies of the Inca Culture will be revealed to us as we explore this ancient civilization's most remarkable archeological sites, located high in the vast, dramatic landscapes of the majestic Peruvian Andes.
Beginning with arrival in Cusco and a stay in the Sacred Valley, you receive a thorough introduction to the lifestyle of pre-Hispanic man in South America. A two-day pass to Machu Picchu opens your eyes to the complexity and sheer magnitude of Inca architectural design. One of the most awe-inspiring destinations on Earth, the citadel is a bewildering and enchanting masterpiece of construction and well worth visiting a second time.
Next stop Cusco, the foremost city of the Incan Empire, where visitors get a glimpse of the richest heritage of any South American city on a spectacular city tour of its principle highlights and numerous surrounding ruins.
Finally, an overland journey through the altiplano (high plains) allows you to take in the vast emptiness of the high plains, before arriving at the shore of the world's highest navigable lake, Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is renowned for its size and mystique. Visiting a few of her isolated islands allows you to uncover a world of rich history and beauty. Immerse yourself in a realm that thrives at more than 12,000 feet above sea level ... but be sure to do so taking deep breaths!
Note: This customizable tour can be organized either before or after your Peru Amazon River cruise.