Heavily shaped by its history, Peru is most famous for its lost Incan city, Machu Picchu. Its capital city Lima was the capital of the Spanish American empire for more than 300 years. But why join us on a journey through Peru’s past and present? We’ll introduce you to Peruvian families, the curator of a museum, an Andean storyteller, and a British explorer. As well as showing you the magical Incan ruins, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, we’ll take you to a museum in Cuzco which houses the site’s archaeological finds. Ecuador is one of the world’s most biodiverse nations, so we’ll take you to stay in the middle of a 5,000-acre ecological reserve. Here you’ll be able to spot anteaters, ocelots, sloths and caimans, and trek through the foliage on a superb canopy walkway. But for all its wondrous wildlife, in Ecuador, as in the rest of South America, it’s the people who make the country what it is. That’s why we’ll introduce you to confectioners and artisans, so you can learn how Ecuador makes its handmade flutes, Panama hats, sweets and chocolate – which, of course, you’ll be able to sample.
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