Peru is one of South America's oldest civilizations. The former Kingdom of the Incas has a rich history and is the home to hospitable people. Peru's colonial-modern capital Lima is the base for exploring the many wonders of this magical land. In Lima visit the St. Francis Convent, the Virreinal Museum located in a mansion dating form the 18th century, the Bulls Square and the Presidential Palace. Cuzco, the oldest inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, and Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, are world famous and should not be missed on any trip to Peru. Pisac, a colorful market town and Lake Titicaca, the sacred birthplace of the Incas are both within easy reach of Lima. Continental Journeys offers both escorted and independent tours to Peru. You can customize any independent tour or we can create a tour to fit your wishes.