Plunge into the ancient Inti Raymi festival in Cusco, as professor of anthropology and archaeology Dr. Dwayne L. Merry introduces you to Peru! Begin your journey amid the ancient carvings of Chavin de Huantar, the ruins of Chan Chan and the Huaca del Sol, built by pre-Incan civilizations. Stop to observe the traditional weavers of Taquile and an incredible collection of gold artifacts in Trujillo. Join the excavations of Sipan and Tucame, with Walter Alva and Thor Heyerdahl as your guides. Travel into the Amazon to meet an isolated tribe before attending a celebration of the Aymara, high in the Andes. Sample the bustling city life of Lima and the European flavor of Arequipa, then return to the countryside and the market of Pisac before exploring the mysterious mountain city of Macchu Picchu.