Peru travel tours offer a wide range of vacation options unique to this destination alone. The cryptic Nazca Lines, the hidden peaks of Machu Picchu, the depths of the Amazon rainforest, all of these make Peru a land of mystery that beckons to the adventurous.
No Peru vacation package would be complete without a visit to Machu Picchu. Built by the Incas as an estate for the emperor, it was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest. Hidden away during the centuries since then, Machu Picchu remains nearly intact. Voted one of the new seven wonders of the world, it stands as an amazing example of Incan construction. Machu Picchu Peru tour guides lead tourists to the mysterious forgotten city in the clouds, introducing visitors to the rich culture and history of the city. Marvel at the amazing Incan building ingenuity which has allowed Machu Picchu to stand for centuries in spite of seismic activity, rivaling the best designs of modern architects in the attempt to deal with earthquakes.
Cruise the Amazon River on Delfina Luxury Cruises. Be amazed at the incredible diversity of plant life and the kaleidoscope of animal species. The Amazon is home to a staggering 1/3 of all species on earth, and more are being discovered every year. Experienced guides offer insights into the local wildlife. An ideal cruise for anyone who loves adventure and exploring a rich biodiversity.
The Nazca Lines were unknown until planes began flying over the area, and from the sky, passengers noticed the geometric patterns and likenesses of plants (tree and flower), likenesses of animals (including spider, dog, phoenix, hummingbird, monkey, and more), and in a few cases humans (one image is called the astronaut!). Much speculation has surrounded the Nazca Lines, but no one knows their exact meaning. They were created by removing the top layer of red stone, revealing lighter sand beneath.
Peru has a flavor and excitement all its own, from colorful local villages, exotic flora and fauna, and mist-topped mountains often reached by trekking with llamas. Rich in history and shrouded in mystery, Peru offers travelers a unique vacation adventure!