Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Wilderness Travel, the leading adventure travel company, announces a new archaeological tour to Machu Picchu. This unique Peru travel itinerary, Royal Estates of the Sacred Valley, was inspired by the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu, and takes place July 2 – 14, 2011.
The Incas created the largest kingdom ever formed in the Americas. Although they left no written records of their empire, they did leave an unparalleled archaeological heritage. This special tour to Machu Picchu created by Wilderness Travel will visit—with noted archaeologist and art historian Dr. Joanne Pillsbury—the major temples of the Incas, the sites of the Sacred Valley, and incomparable Machu Picchu itself.
“This is the best Inca Archaeology tour that one can do,” says Barbara Banks, Director of New Trip Development at Wilderness Travel. “To travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley with an expert archaeologist guide is absolutely unforgettable. Of all the trips to Machu Picchu that are possible, this one truly is unique. You see so much more than any other Peru itinerary, thanks to the insights of the expert guide at your side. It really is a Peru adventure unlike any other we have seen.”
Exploring the heartland of the Incas on this special Inca archaeology tour with Dr. Joanne Pillsbury will bring extraordinary depth to the journey. Dr. Pillsbury is the Director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, a research institute of Harvard University. Dr. Pillsbury has edited numerous books including Palaces of the Ancient New World. Royal Estates of the Sacred Valley will visit the most important Inca places in Peru including their capital Cusco, as well as the royal Inca estates and sites of the Sacred Valley. Highlights include the Temple of the Sun, Saqsayhuaman, above Cusco, spectacular Pisac and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, and the mystical lost city of Machu Picchu, with a specialist Machu Picchu guide. Throughout this Peru adventure, there will be encounters with traditional Quechua Indians.
This special Peru tour is one of several offered in conjunction with Ancient Kingdoms of Peru. During this fascinating 4-Day symposium preceding the trip to Machu Picchu, northern Peru’s extraordinary pre-Inca ruins will be explored with several of the world’s most renowned Andean scholars, including: Dr. Richard Burger, Dr. Michael Moseley, Dr. Walter Alva, and Dr. Louis Jaime Castillo. The special tour to Machu Picchu, Royal Estates of the Sacred Valley with Dr. Joanne Pillsbury, follows the symposium.
Dates for Royal Estates of the Sacred Valley with Dr. Joanne Pillsbury are July 2 – 14, 2011. This is a remarkable opportunity to travel with an expert on the Incas and their astounding temples, monuments, and ancient cities. For a Detailed Itinerary visit: http://www.wildernesstravel.com/trip/peru/sipan-cusco-machu-picchu-tour
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