Legends & Landscapes of Peru: Lima, Machu Picchu & Cusco

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Lecturer
Ronda Kasl
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Experience the mystery and pageantry of Peru with special access to private collections and archaeological sites.

Discover the immense archaeological wealth of Peru during an exploration of the ancient and colonial civilizations of this magical land. In centuries-old Lima, spend time delving into the artifacts at some of this vibrant city's best museums. This program combines visits to sites that reflect Peru's rich history with viewings of exclusive collections and other surprises. Dine at world-renowned restaurants, enjoy a special concert of Peruvian music, and learn how to make the national drink at a private bartending class. In the soaring city of Cusco, delve into ancient and colonial eras, then ride the luxury train back in time to the ancient civilization of Machu Picchu. Afterwards, return to Cusco to tour some of its astonishing colonial churches.

 
Program Rates From:
$9,999
Summary
• Explore the Museo de Arte de Lima with a curator and restorer, who will enhance our appreciation of some of the thousands of objects on display, from the ancient artifacts of the Moche, Chimú, Nazca, and other pre-Inca cultures to the paintings of Fernando de Szyszlo, the father of Peruvian abstract art
• Spend two nights in Cusco, where a special highlight is a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, built atop Koricancha, the Incas' most sumptuous temple -- whose gold was given in vain as ransom by the imprisoned Inca emperor Atahualpa, executed by the Spanish
• Enjoy a specially arranged concert of Peruvian music that takes you through three centuries
• Spend an afternoon and a morning amid the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu, built without mortar to be more resistant to earthquakes. Experience the genius of the Inca masons, who used simple tools to carve the Sun Temple, Royal Mausoleum, Sacred Plaza, and the Intihuatana stone
• Travel to the often-overlooked South Sacred Valley, and go inside a Baroque church nicknamed "the Sistine Chapel of the Andes" for its elaborately decorated frescoes
Program Rates From:
$9,999
Summary
• Explore the Museo de Arte de Lima with a curator and restorer, who will enhance our appreciation of some of the thousands of objects on display, from the ancient artifacts of the Moche, Chimú, Nazca, and other pre-Inca cultures to the paintings of Fernando de Szyszlo, the father of Peruvian abstract art
• Spend two nights in Cusco, where a special highlight is a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, built atop Koricancha, the Incas' most sumptuous temple -- whose gold was given in vain as ransom by the imprisoned Inca emperor Atahualpa, executed by the Spanish
• Enjoy a specially arranged concert of Peruvian music that takes you through three centuries
• Spend an afternoon and a morning amid the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu, built without mortar to be more resistant to earthquakes. Experience the genius of the Inca masons, who used simple tools to carve the Sun Temple, Royal Mausoleum, Sacred Plaza, and the Intihuatana stone
• Travel to the often-overlooked South Sacred Valley, and go inside a Baroque church nicknamed "the Sistine Chapel of the Andes" for its elaborately decorated frescoes

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