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A Day at Machu Picchu

Join us as we travel to Peru to one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the world, recently designated as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the Inca capital of Cusco, viewing some distinctive artifacts of Inca culture. The story of the Spanish conquest leads us to Hiram Bingham’s early-20th-century quest for Vilcabamba, known as the last refuge of the Inca. Tour the main structures of this lost city, focusing on the stonework, royal residential buildings, and the sacred ceremonial space. Also, discuss contemporary issues of world cultural heritage, including policies regarding the environment and the impact of tourism and the repatriation of artifacts.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An insider’s view into the cultural and artistic history of the Inca
  • Familiarity with the most important archeological sites and other tourist destinations in the Cusco region of Peru

Ideal for

  • History buffs
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
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