Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Cusco, Peru

Morning sun rising at Plaza de armas with Adean Moutain and group of cloud, Cusco, Peru

Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Vinicunca, Cusco Region, Peru. Montana de Siete Colores, or Rainbow Mountain.

Salinas de Maras, Peru

Salinas de Maras, man-made salt mines near Cusco, Peru

Aguas Calientes, Peru

Aguas Calientes in Machu Picchu, Peru

Sacred Valley, Peru

Agricultural terraces in the Sacred Valley. Moray in Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Peru


South America’s Big Five

26 Nights from $12,045* pp

This 27-day journey covers the ‘Big Five’ of South America. After your South American introduction in Buenos Aires, it’s time to discover Iguazu Falls. After crossing the falls into Brazil, take in the city sights of Rio de Janeiro before continuing to Lima, Puno, and Cusco. Delve into the history of the Incas as you wander the streets of Cusco before traveling to Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Incas. Next is the Amazon Rainforest where the sights and sounds of the jungle will captivate you. Your journey then takes you onto Ecuador and its colonial capital Quito before flying you to the spectacular Galapagos Islands where you will discover its fascinating wildlife and other-worldly landscape.