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Through the Eyes of Women

Discover the mysterious Inca Empire, as you travel through time to the spectacular Machu Picchu, suspended in the sky. Experience the colorful traditions of this Andean region, the untouched nature, ancient cultures, culinary delicacies and the rich in cultural history of Cuzco, the Inca Empire. Sail upon the expansive Lake Titicaca, the legendary birthplace of the Incas, and known for its traditional reeds craftsmen and take in the Amazon Rainforest, home to some of the most varied wildlife in the world.

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Peru: Andean Women's Culture 
Peru: Seeing Andean Culture Through The Eyes Of Women

To many people, South America is a mystery that they may never unravel.  Between the many language challenges, fears and hesitations, it is unfortunate to miss such a huge range of great countries.  For some, though, it just takes the right tour operator and a willingness to trust that their experiences there will lead to a wonderful travel experience.  That’s what many of the woman who have traveled to Peru with Sights and Soul Travels say. “I experienced so many wonderful new things [in Peru] it would be hard to single out one best thing. Each day brought something new. I had so longed to experience Peru that I just literally soaked it all up. Marlene was great! She went above and beyond what I thought a tour leader would do. more

Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest of the world's large lakes. Titicaca is one of less than twenty ancient lakes on earth, and is thought to be there million years old. Lake Titicaca sits 3 810 m above sea level and is situated between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east. Peruvian part is located in Puno department, in Puno and Huancane provinces. It covers 3 200 square miles (8 300 square km) and extends in a northwest-to-southeast direction for a distance of 120 miles (190 km). It is 50 miles (80 km) across at its widest point. A narrow strait, Tiquina, separates the lake into two bodies of water. more

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Ever since its discovery in 1911, Machu Picchu has drawn the attention and wonder of the world, from archaeologists and historians to hikers and tourists eager to explore this magnificent remnant of an ancient civilization.  Nestled 7,000 feet above sea level and the Urubamba Valley, it is known as the “Lost City of the Incas”, thought to have once been home to around 1,200 people.  An alternate theory is that the majestic city was a retreat for Inca rulers, and its remoteness from the surrounding country would have required extensive travel simply to reach the nearest village. more

Peruvian Weaving and Textiles
Peruvian Weaving and Textiles

Weaving is a part of the Andean culture that has survived for thousands of years. Now, efforts are being made to keep it alive for future generations. Around Cusco there are families who still live in villages and farms up in the hillside. Their lives have changed very little in hundreds of years. In the morning the men walk many kilometers to their fields to tend to their flocks of sheep, while the women stay home to raise their babies and weave. For hundreds of years before the Spanish arrived, those villages were the place where the lessons of their ancestor were passed down from one generation to the next in the ancient oral tradition. more

DATES  

October 2021
10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour starts and ends in Lima

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