The Place and The People
The heart of the Andes is the town of Cusco, where remnants of a well-preserved historic civilization are abundant and Peruvian culture is alive and well. The famous Inca Trail winds through valleys and mountain passes, revealing its famed stone walls, archaeological artifacts, and historical treasures.
Only 45 minutes away lies a small town where cobblestone streets meander by traditional Peruvian houses. Children dance around the town plaza, chasing each other past old men deep in discussion. The Andes soar in the distance, in stunning contrast to the bright mountain sky. This pueblo will be your Home Base for the majority of the trip.