Two Worlds of Peru: The Inca Highlands and the Amazon
Experience the highs and lows of Peru as you explore Cusco and Machu Picchu up in the Andes and the Sacred Valley and tribal villages by riverboat down in the Amazon Basin.
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Program No. 21829RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Experience two amazing worlds in one country on a journey that takes you high into the Andes and deep into the Amazon. First, learn how the Incas lived, farmed, communicated, worshiped and ruled as you explore Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Then embark on a riverboat voyage that reveals the natural beauty, intriguing wildlife and tribal villages of the Peruvian Amazon.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Participants must be able to participate in 3-5 hours of physical activity daily. Archaeological sites have irregular terrain, little shade and steps without railings. Weather extremes pose an additional element of difficulty. Amazon field trips require getting in/out of tenders. Elevations up to 12,300 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu high in the Andes plus other remarkable Incan ruins.
  • On a six-night riverboat voyage, experience the Amazon’s beauty and look for monkeys, dolphins and colorful birds.
  • Walk through Lima’s colonial center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Gustavo "Tito" Leon
A native of Cusco, Gustavo "Tito" Leon found himself fascinated with the music of the Andean highlands. This affinity led him to devote his life to the research and preservation of Peru's Andean music. His research has focused on the origins of Andean music, its different forms, influences and instruments. Gustavo is a talented musician and an expert on native Andean woodwind, percussion, and string instruments. His interactive style will get your toes tapping as he performs the various song styles and instruments of the Andes.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Maywa Blanco
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Oscar Oviedo Velasco
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