Entries tagged: Machu Picchu

Hot Spot: Peru Beyond Machu Picchu

Hot Spot: Peru Beyond Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu’s 15th-century Inca citadel is one of the most heart-stopping attractions in the world and continues to be the main reason why many travelers venture to Peru. But given the recent threats to place the ancient site on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger, as well as the country’s continued efforts to limit daily foot traffic, it’s high time you discover Peru for what it really is: a one-stop-shop for every wonder a traveler seeks.

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Trek to Machu Picchu

Trek to Machu Picchu

It’s easily South America’s most popular destination: Machu Picchu, the sprawling complex tucked away in the Cordillera Vilcabamba range of the Andes. Forget the Inca Trail; try trekking to the Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu, on a new route. It’s Peru’s backdoor trail with luxury accommodations. Historians offer theories on Machu Picchu’s original purpose – from a convent of sorts to a retreat for royalty – but its true purpose remains shrouded in mystery, much like the entire complex is hidden from below by overgrowth and incredible misty clouds. This July marked the centenary of historian and adventurer Hiram Bingham’s famed […]

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Inca Explorer

Inca Explorer

Ker & Downey’s Inca Explorer melds the traces of ancient cultures with the traditions still thriving in a modern Peru over twelve days in the eclectic region. Explore all that Peru has to offer with this 12-day itinerary. After spending your first night in Lima, your adventure into the history of the country begins in the Sacred Valley, aptly named for its concentration of the country’s oldest and most remarkable ruins. Rio Sagrado, next to the winding Urubamba River, is the gateway to these sites where you will capture a unique snapshot of everyday life in the fertile region. Venture […]

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Holiday Travel: Beyond Safaris with Ker & Downey

Believe it or not, the winter holidays are right around the corner. It is never too soon to begin planning for an unforgettable family vacation, and Ker & Downey’s many destinations and itinerary options will ensure that you find the perfect trip for you and your loved ones. Ramses to the Rift: Egypt and Kenya Our latest itinerary is a nine-day jaunt through the best of Egypt and the wonder of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Set off to see the Pyramids, the Sphinx and more wonders of the ancient world in Cairo while staying at the banks of the Nile. Continue […]

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Explore Peru’s Ancient Mysteries in Modern Luxury

As one of the New Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular archeological attractions in Peru and South America. However, there are several lesser-known sites found throughout the country, showcasing the rich history of the Inca and civilizations beyond. Experiential travel in Peru opens your eyes to the mysteries of many ancient sites and Ker & Downey’s Best of Peru luxury travel adventure guides you through the wonders of these hidden gems, abundant in culture and heritage. Like Titicaca The fascinating Uros Islands are completely man-made and resemble huge floating rafts made of reeds. […]

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