The Cusco – Lake Titicaca special offer (a very affordably priced tour) spans two distinct areas and two cultures. In the first half of the tour, we explore Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the second half, the emphasis shifts to PRE-Inca civilizations of the Altiplano and the indigenous populations that currently live on the shores of Lake Titicaca and the ancestral islands of Uros, Taquile, and the astonishing Amantani.
Peru Express Special is designed for those who want to savor the essence of the Andes and the mysteries of Inca culture. The journey begins in the colonial city of Arequipa, with pearl-colored volcanic stone palaces, the lovely Plaza de Armas, and a spectacular view of Misti – one of our three local volcanoes, standing at 19,000 feet. We continue with a visit to nearby Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, where you can typically enjoy mighty Andean condors as they soar above the canyon. Also, we explore the world’s highest lake: Lake Titicaca. Here, you discover Taquile and Uros Islands, where ancient traditions exist alongside modern life. We also symbolically retrace the path of Manco Capac, the founder of Cusco. This center of Inca culture is the meeting point between Spanish and Inca culture. The beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas is fascinating, while the fortresses of Pisac and Ollantaytambo represent the best surviving examples of architecture from a time before the arrival of the conquistadores. Finally, we enter Machu Picchu itself, to re-live the legend of the Incas and to experience one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!