Cradle to the vast Incan Empire, the largest in pre-Colombian America, Peru’s power and gold attracted the Spanish conquistadors who used it to fund their own vast empire in the Americas. As a result, colonial gems like magnificent Cusco were built on Incan foundations, making for a fascinating hybrid culture. Peru is peppered with Incan sites, but none so famous as the “lost city” of Machu Picchu, whose breathtaking image seems to grace every brochure and travel book. Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views as you travel by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train will allow you lots of time to explore ruins, museums, and markets. We employ the best local guides so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.
The Inca Trail was used as a communication system for the Incas to run from one place to another in the vast Inca Empire which stretched from southern Colombia to northern Argentina. There are different Inca trails to hike, but this one is the most famous Inca trail and it will take you from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu - one of the Seven Wonders of the World- through beautiful landscapes and different archaeological Inca sites.