South America’s millenary history is both captivating and complex. Our eye-opening culture, history and archaeology trips seek to unravel this fascinating past while sharing insight into contemporary local culture.
Going back many thousands of years, the continent’s varied civilizations left behind awe-inspiring archaeological remains and a very strong cultural legacy. The amazing power and engineering genius of the Inca empire is exemplified in Peru’s city of Cusco, the gateway to the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the Modern Seven Wonders of the World. The footprint of the Spanish and Portuguese conquests is also clearly visible in the architecture decorating historic cities from Quito in Ecuador to Sucre in Bolivia.
These ancient roots and influences have remained through generations until the present day – living cultures draw on this rich history, transmitted through vibrant and colorful festivals, textiles, traditions, typical cuisines, music, dances and ways of life.