Introducing the ultimate Peru trip. Begin in the capital city of Lima, where you’ll discover its modern and historical sides—and then get the local perspective by meeting a prominent local family. A flight over the Andes brings you to the ancient Incan capital of Cusco. It’s a charming town rich in history and stunning pre- and post-Colombian Incan architecture. Cusco makes the perfect launching point to discover the secrets of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Walk through indigenous markets in villages that are hundreds of years old, perhaps finding that perfect souvenir. The highlight, of course, is Machu Picchu, the legendary Lost City of the Incas. After marveling at its ruins, return to Cusco via the Urubamba Valley, where you’ll learn about a village community project. Then it’s back to Lima for your return flight, unless, that is, you’re inspired to add an excursion to Lake Titicaca or Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands.