Those looking to explore the world today have so many options at their fingertips. The availability and focus of group tours have expanded remarkably over the past 20 years, and travelers today can find a trip on just about any theme or destination. The sky indeed is the limit!
For those history buffs among us, there are two significant areas of the world ripe for exploration, easy to get to, and full of ancient wonder and modern conveniences. Take a step back in time to explore the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu or roam Italy by train to discover the birthplace of the Roman empire. Choosing one of these trips is bucket-list worthy. Choosing both is the adventure of a lifetime.
A South American Adventure
To learn more about the Ancient Inca culture, a trip to Peru is in order. The cloud forests of Peru are home to the ancient and mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu. Whether you believe this is the location of the lost city of the Incas, a royal retreat, or a religious site, the beauty and grandeur of this place is not to be missed. Nestled high up in the mountains and remarkably preserved, Machu Picchu invites you to explore and learn more about this ancient civilization.
If you are venturing to South America, though, why not see Machu Picchu and the Galapagos on the same trip? A trip to the famous Galapagos islands in Ecuador is the perfect accompaniment to Peru. Not only will you learn of how man evolved and changed this part of the world, but you can also experience how animals have, as well. The Galapagos, an archipelago 1000 km out in the Pacific, is one of the premier wildlife viewing spots on earth.
Exploring these two areas in one trip is the opportunity of a lifetime. If European history is more your speed, nothing beats a tour of Italy.
Explore Italy by Train
Whether you are interested in history, architecture, art, religion, great food, really great wine, or beautiful landscapes, Italy has it all. When you see the Italian countryside by train, you get to experience the old-world charm of this great nation while enjoying all the modern conveniences we so appreciate when away from home. Italy is indeed a great destination, and with packages and tours available for nearly every budget and interest, getting there is no problem, either.
Birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy is a history- and art-lovers paradise. Make sure your trip includes opportunities to explore some of the ruins of Rome, shop with the artisans in Florence, and delight in the wonder that is Venice. You won’t leave hungry or disappointed.
Book a Trip Now
There is a famous quote about travel that says, “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” This truly applies to the famous vistas of Machu Picchu and Italy. Don’t wait, now’s the time to visit these incredible spots.