Peru: Inhabiting the Andes

Date: 
06 April 2018 to 18 April 2018
Price: 
From £4,480
Trip destination: 
Peru

This trip includes fascinating pre-Inca sites not normally visited on a trip to Peru and will show the dazzling range of the country’s geography, from desert coast to the green valleys and soaring peaks of the Andes. Dr Nicholas James will discuss the history of the region’s inhabitants and their relationship with the landscape over the millennia. The journey includes a visit to Lima’s 5th-century Huaca Pucllana pyramid and the most important monuments of the northern coastal Moche (100–800AD) and Chimú (900–1470AD) cultures around Trujillo and Chiclayo. Finally, fly to the Sacred Valley and the centre of the Inca empire, visiting ancient sites and vibrant present-day Andean communities around Cusco.

Highlights

  • See the dazzling range of Peru’s geography from desert coast to the soaring peaks of the Andes
  • Visit the renowned Larco Museum, whose exhibits span 4,000 years of pre-Columbian history, accompanied by the museum’s curator
  • Learn about the remarkable Moche and Chimú coastal cultures 
  • Explore the markets, picturesque villages, salt pans and terraces of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Discover Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most iconic archaeological sites

Trip scholar

Dr Nicholas James, Director of Studies in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Booking details

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