Follow the spectacular road of history on this magnificent tour of the Inca Trail. You will savor the wealth of the ruins and the beauty of the Andes. The footsteps of the Inca traverse mountains, stretch along rivers, and wander through jungle. The ruins decorate the mountains above and the valleys below and the treasure of Machu Picchu stands waiting to be sought. Each step is a wonder, each view offers a panorama of majesty, and the Inca Trail brings you to such great heights.
Lima – The Lima Seaside
Arrive in Lima, considered to be the City of Kings. The grandeur of the city sits within its diversity as the neighborhoods stretch along the expanse of the ocean. The air smells of the sweet sea and citrus, while each neighborhood adds a rich layer to the city’s eclectic wonder. Wander through the city and experience the splendor first hand with a visit to the Church of San Francisco. The yellow façade looks like the sun shining bright against the open blue sky. The church bells peel through the air and give a singing quality to the city. Enter the church and find the exuberant tile lining the walls, streaks of white and red climbing into the archways and circling the dome. Follow a guide into the depths of the church where the lights flicker like torches giving you a sense of adventurous exploration. The catacombs are damp and heavy with the rich history within the city. The stones are cold to the touch. The sound of shoes against dirt paths lingers in the air. The various tombs run along the walls and a large tomb sits within the confines of a deep, wide well-like structure.
Continue your exploration of history with a visit to the trendy seaside neighborhood of Miraflores. The Calle de Pizza emanates the scent of baked dough and melted cheese. Meander along the outskirts and find the stunning remains of Huaca Pucllana. The adobe bricks are stacked and tiered, making the pyramid look like an optical illusion, winding up and around each brick into the sky and the ground simultaneously. Wander amongst the bricks where you can see the modern city of Lima rising in the background, a reminder of the modern city siting atop fantastic history. The night brings with it the gentle glow of the pyramid in the spotlights bringing the ancient wonders to golden life against the starry night and lulling waves.
Inca Trail – Ascending to Great Heights
Inca Trail – The Length of the Trees and the Receding Lush
Inca Trail – Amongst the Clouded Trees
Inca Trail – The Sun Lights the Gate
Cusco – Found the City in the Sky