Peru – The Inca Heritage and Machu Picchu

Peru and the Inca Heritage

Travel to Peru and discover the majestic architectural genius of Machu Picchu and the mysterious Nazca Lines. When you go travel to Peru, a visit to the Colca Canyon is a must as well as a visit to the floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca. And who can forget the great Peruvian tour appeal of the Amazon jungle. Check out our Bolivia and Chile suggested travel itineraries too as they are a great combination and addition to your Peru itinerary.

Gourmet Capital of South America

The country is the number one gourmet destination in South America and is home to some world-class restaurant and reknown chefs.

Peru Flavors

To dine at Central, which changes its menu six times a year, is to taste-test much of Peru. From the jungle of the Amazon comes the white-fleshed fish known as arapaima and from the mountains in the Andes comes everything from butter to chuno, a popular frozen dehydrated potato. However, chef Virgilio Martinez isn’t shy about using things he’s fallen in love with on his travel; hence the splash of Spanish olive oil here and the whiff of kaffir lime there or the Tagliatelle draped with rabbit ragu. (The Washington Post)

Heritage of the Inca Empire

Visit Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire and take a train ride to Machu Picchu, an architectural wonder in an amazing natural location. To visit Machu Picchu is to enter into a different dimension, in which the Andean world view clearly unfolds before your eyes and flows forth to fill you with its energy. The citadel was built in complete harmony with nature, on the summit of Machu Picchu hill, crowning the Urubamba River which flows mightily at its feet. Standing in front of Machu Picchu as a careful guardian is Huayna Picchu, a hill where we find the remains of what was considered to be the Temple of the Moon.

 

Suggested trips in Peru – The Inca Heritage and Machu Picchu