Cuzco is the capital of the Inca Empire and is known as the Imperial City, full with both Incan and Spanish heritage. Its sights include the baroque Cathedral of Santo Domingo, built on the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun, and the old quarter of San Blas, a picturesque blend of narrow cobbled streets, Incan stone walls and art workshops. Join us in Cuzco and we’ll take you to the La Casa Concha Museum, which houses 360 archaeological finds from Machu Picchu. And meet Peter Frost, a British explorer and author who spent 30 years investigating Inca archaeology.
The nearby Sacred Valley is home to pretty colonial towns and isolated weaving villages – which set the scene for a myriad of unusual experiences. At the Awana Kancha textile mill, watch weavers at work, and see llamas, alpacas and vicunas up close. Visit the Pisac market which is where Quechuas sell their produce and craftwork. And we’ll also give you the chance to stop at a chicheria, where you’ll taste Peru’s corn beer, chichi, and try your hand at ceramics at a potter’s workshop. You’ll meet an Andean storyteller, whose legends will leave you transfixed.
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