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Machu Picchu

Referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. The Incas started building the estate around 1400 AD but it was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest. Visitors will marvel at the grandeur of the Inca ruins on this incredible mountaintop. This site has tremendous history and is a must-see for all who visit Peru, and was newly added to the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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The Sacred Valley

Streching along the Urubamba River, the Inca's Sacred Valley holds numerous archeological treasures; here students will explore the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the ruins of Pisac. They will visit a llama and alpaca petting farm and wander through the impressive market where they can buy local goods, especially those made with the unique alpaca wool. This is an ideal pre-program excursion to get the students acclimated to the high altitudes of the Andes mountains.

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Puno & Lake Titicaca

Known as the folkloric capital of Peru, Puno boasts an abundance of beautiful crafts, fine fabrics in alpaca wool, and the archaeological remains of Pre-Hispanic cultures that harbor jewels of the architecture and colonial art of the Spanish conquest of the Paraguay and of the Mojos.
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, rests beside the snowy mountain range of the Cordillera Real of Bolivia. Many ancestral customs still exist among the Aymara people that reside in communities on the floating artificial islands of Lake Titicaca.

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Chinchero, Maras & Moray

The village of Chinchero, “the town of the rainbow,” was built above Inca ruins and is surrounded by the typical Incan stone walls. Locals still use the traditional dress and barter for agricultural products at the colorful Sunday market. The nearby village of Maras is well-known for its salt mines that have been exploited since the Inca times, and the village of Moray features an impressive Incan agricultural laboratory that was used to cultivate various crops.