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Peru's wild orchids: a special new tour for 2016

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In a land home to 82 percent of the world's ecosystems, Peru is one of the most ecologically diverse destinations. It is home to approximately 3,000 of the world's estimated 30,000 species of orchids.  

For 2016, INCA is introducing a very special tour combining rich cultural heritage of the Incan Empire with the spectacular array of wild orchid species found in the Sacred Valley, the high Andean jungle and among the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu.

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Exploring the Amazon headwaters of Ecuador and Peru

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Home to the largest rainforest on earth, the headwaters or the Amazon originate high in the Andes. We've singled out three compelling reasons why it's worth the effort to include a visit to the Amazon on your next trip to Ecuador or Peru.

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In defense of lingering longer in Lima

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While almost every visitor to Peru is anxious to see the spectacular Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, we advocate strongly in favor of taking the time to savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Lima, Peru's vibrant capital.

We've found three guilty pleasures that will leave you wanting to linger longer.

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The Woolly Residents of the Andes

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All members of the Camelid family, the Guanaco and Vicuña are the wild ancestors of the Llama and Alpaca, respectively. Originating from a common ancestor in North America some 45 million years ago, the Camelid family branched into Camelius tribe who migrated to Asia and Africa to become Bactrian Camels and Dromedaries, and Lamini tribe who migrated south to the Andes.

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Beyond Machu Picchu

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While Machu Picchu continues to be the major draw of most visitors to Perú, the Incas were on the scene for just 100 years in the 14th Century AD. There are 4400 years of human history before the Incas. 

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Celebrating Life's Milestones

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Certain life events simply call for special celebrations. Nothing has proved more rewarding than marking these events with travel.

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Gastronomy - the new face of Peruvian tourism

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Peruvian cuisine has been the hot new trend for the past two years and shows no signs of cooling. 

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