From its amazing archaeological treasures to its culinary delights, to its melting pot of cultures, Peru is a journey to be experienced. Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America. Along the journey, we'll learn about the Incas' struggles with the invading Spaniards and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th centuryâ€”some stones here weigh more than 350 tons! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built during the height of the Incan Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley and is one of the most majestic images in South America!