South America is one of the world’s most scenic and culturally diverse regions. Nowhere is this richness more vivid than in Peru, land of the ancient Incas. Within its borders are coastal desert and parts of the world’s most extensive rainforest. Between these two zones are the Andes, the world’s longest continuous mountain range. Amid rugged, spectacular landscapes lie the ruins of ancient civilizations. Peru, a country known for its colorful textiles, has fascinating archaeological sites, including the Inca capital of Cusco and the famous “Lost City” of Machu Picchu. Also explore the colonial “White City” of Arequipa and the Amazon basin.