Peru: 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.
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. Machu Picchu is no less a marvel for its isolation, however, and coming upon the famous city inspires the same feeling of discovery shared by early explorers.
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.
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.
October 30 - November 8, 2019
10 Days / 9 Nights
Tour starts and ends in Lima
$4,360 per person / double occupancy
$1,320 optional single supplement
$310 additional night at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores in Lima, single or double, includes airport transfer
Includes all fees and taxes