Explore the wonders of Peru from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and beyond. Begin the journey in bustling Lima with an exploration of its historic downtown and a look at the renowned Larco Herrera Museum's vast collection of artifacts. Continue to the Sacred Valley, the archaeological center of the Americas. At the Awanakancha Alpaca Center, learn about Andean weaving traditions and get an up-close look at llamas, alpacas and endangered vicuñas. Visit the famous Pisac Market, where the indigenous Quechua communities from the surrounding highlands come to sell their produce and goods. Enjoy a guided birding walk, and a visit to the Moray Archeological Site where you will participate in a traditional earth payment, an ancient Pachamama ceremony. Next, embark a train to Aguas Calientes and meet your expert archeologist for a guided exploration of Machu Picchu — the Lost City of the Incas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay in your very own adobe casita and wander among the world’s largest native orchid collection boasting 372 species at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. Your journey culminates in Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire. Highlights include a walking stroll through the city's historic area, a visit to the Sacsayhuaman fortress, a cultural exchange with a Peruvian family and a lesson on Andean music and Inca instrumentation.