Discover the ancient civilizations of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia
Masters of architecture, in particular stone work, the Inca were a civilized people who lived throughout Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, becoming the largest empire in pre-Columbian America.
They used advanced methods to construct beautiful stone temples and developed unique astronomical observations, which influenced everything from their religion and agriculture to everyday life.
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Our knowledgeable specialists can create a unique itinerary that visits the very best historic sites, along with a few places that you might not have known about. We've suggested a couple of sites below to help you get started.
Resting on a mountain saddle high above a verdant river valley, the ancient city of Machu Picchu was hidden from the wider world until it was discovered by an American explorer in 1911. Its remote location, breathtaking surroundings and preserved stone buildings and temples have made Machu Picchu the most popular and visited Inca site in Peru.
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Similar in structure and layout to Machu Picchu, the well-preserved city of Choquequirao rests on top of a leveled mountain overlooking the verdant valley of the Apurimac River. It receives far fewer visitors than the famous Inca citadel at Machu Picchu, and its wonderful terraces, stone temples and clever aqueduct systems give a fascinating insight into Inca history.
Contact us to find out more about how we can create a personalized itinerary for you, including a visit to these sites. Or take a look at our suggested itineraries below, which can all be tailored to suit your own personal taste and budget.
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