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Once home to the continent's most powerful empire, the rainforest-blanketed mountains and rambling coastline of modern Peru are now the world's best destination for fresh seafood and archeological adventure.
The classic saying goes “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey” - but when it comes to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, it’s absolutely about both.
A mosaic of Incan design and baroque colonial cathedrals, Cuzco's rich heritage radiates from its cobbled streets. Warm up for the trail with a trek to its highest vantage points for sweeping views of the valley and city below.
Ease into the incredulity with an Incan Empire appetizer at the fifteenth century archeological site of Ollantaytambo.
Deep in the Sacred Valley, local communities still honor the traditions of their ancestors. Friendly residents brighten the trail with their vibrant culture and inquisitive smiles.
Prized by ancient Inca for their meat and warm wool, llamas are inseparable from Peruvian culture...and they're the essential photobomb in your new favorite Machu Picchu photo.
Awe-inspiring on its own, discover a unique appreciation for Machu Picchu by arriving at its gates via the famed Inca Trail. Arduous and rewarding, the journey is a true right of passage to the Lost City.
Is there a walk anywhere in the world with such a combination of natural beauty, history, and sheer mystery?
This trip is inspired by ZOZI Guru Chris Lieto. From renowned adventurers to celebrity chefs, the ZOZI Guru team consists of some of the world’s most accomplished professionals.
Chris Lieto is one of the world's top Ironman athletes and he's also rightfully considered one of the premier cyclists in the sport. He combines physical prowess, hard work, and mental toughness to succeed as a world-class athlete, family man, entrepreneur, and role model. As an ambassador for one of the fastest-growing sports in America, Chris is passionate about sharing his experiences and getting people excited about attaining their dreams.
Day 1: Lima
Touch down in Lima, an eclectic city where skyscrapers mingle with colonial churches. The thread that ties it all together? The cuisine. And by cuisine, we mean ocean-fresh ceviche.
Day 2: Cuzco
As the bygone capital of the Incan Empire, not even the modern shops and cafes that line Cuzco's streets can chip away at its antiquated feel.
Day 3: Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo
From the fertile plains of the Sacred Valley to the emerald peaks of the Andes, it’s all part of the Inca story. Dig a little deeper with visits to the colorful villages that dot the terraced mountainsides.
Days 4-7: Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
An epic journey through mountainous rain forests, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is sure to impress - but nothing compares to that first glimpse of the ancient citadel emerging from the morning mist.
Day 8: Cuzco
Shake out sore muscles with an evening of lively Cuzco nightlife. At the evening’s end, take the scenic route back to the hotel through the lit-up Plaza de Armas under the starry sky.