Rich with majestic natural beauty and the legacy of a great, ancient civilization, Peru stirs our hearts. We love the magnificent old capital of Cusco, the gorgeous Urubamba Valley, and of course Machu Picchu. We're also partial to the country's out-of-the-way delights, such as the less-visited Choquequirao ruins and the startling Cordillera Blanca Andean sub-range. But nothing overshadows Peru’s most precious resource: its gracious people. Our guides—the best in the region—are stellar examples.