Recently voted one of the NEW Seven Wonders of the World, Peru’s extraordinary monuments, archeology, and handicrafts are known world-wide. Along with the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, this nine-day itinerary highlights the artisans of Peru – from specialized museums, hands-on demonstrations with crafts people, and spending time with villagers in Andean communities who want to share techniques handed down through the centuries.
Textiles are hand-woven with cotton or alpaca, llama or sheep’s wool; natural dyes are used, many of which have been passed down from the Inca civilization, such as sauco (a kind of blueberry), molle, airampo, nogal or cochinilla. The tapestries from San Pedro de Cajas, blankets from Huancayo and rugs from Cusco are extraordinary examples. You’ll see a colorful spectrum of colors throughout Peru.
Ceramics often showcase religious motifs, as well as images of life in the country. Silver is best expressed in filigree, handmade jewelry, earrings, brooches, bracelets and animal figures.
For those who are truly interested in seeing the culture of Peru, through the eyes of the best artisans in the country – this is the trip for you!
Art, culture, life in Peru!
Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive in Lima
Larco Herrera Museum (pottery), Vasco jewelry demo
Fly to Cusco, tour local ruins, dinner show
Day with Misminay Indian community, weaving demo, Maras salt mines
Sacred Valley ruins, Pisac market, Seminario Ceramic workshop
Machu Picchu ruins and tour, back to Cusco
Floating islands of Lake Titicaca, weavings
Fly back to Lima; transfer for late evening flight; (Hotel day room available at additional charge)