~In Sacred Peru~
Dr Patty Luckenbach, Junia
& Jorge Luis Delgado
Peru is an extremely diverse country, with 11 ecological regions and 84
of the world's 117 unique "life zones". This Divine Adventure follows
the path less traveled as we go off-the-beaten-path to explore
ecological regions and cultures of Peru rarely seen by travelers!
Our adventure takes us south to the Paracas and Nazca regions -
home to cultures that date back to 5000 BC. These complex societies in
South America laid the foundation for later Andean societies, including
the Inca. Their intricate and colorful textiles communicated their
native beliefs and history.
We travel along the scenic Pacific Coast with its sparkling blue water
bordering the sandy, rocky coastline. This spectacular contrast creates
a unique environment known as the Paracas National Preserve and
Ballestas Islands. This rivals the Galapagos with its extensive variety
of birds, sea lions, turtles, dolphins and even penguins! It
is considered one of the richest and most uncommon ecosystems in the
This harsh, sandy, dry environment protected and preserved the Nazca
Lines as well as the indigenous cultures' history. Here we fly high
above the Earth to view some of the greatest archeological enigmas in
the world! The Nazca Lines are geoglyphs that depict living creatures,
stylized plants, 'imaginary' beings and geometric figures. These figures
transformed the land into a highly symbolic, ritual and social/cultural
landscape. They are an extraordinary example of the magical-religious
world of the ancient Peruvian societies.
course our time in Peru can not be complete without being in the Sacred
Valley of the Incas! We spend time along the Urubamba River in a special
5-star hideaway as we explore ancient cities and spiritual centers of
the re-known Incas, including the famed Machu Picchu. We immerse
ourselves in the Inca's Earth based philosophies only to find our true
Join us on this unique 'low altitude' journey in Peru!