It takes more than epic views and colorful landscapes for a truly memorable journey to Peru. It takes grand experiences. From unraveling the mysteries of Machu Picchu to experiencing a ceremony performed by a local shaman; from flying above the enigmatic Nazca lines to visiting a local Peruvian food market, your South American adventure awaits.

With Globus, your visit to Peru is filled with the bright lights of Lima, the mosaic of colors in the Sacred Valley, and even more colorful experiences–with VIP access and inclusions like no other.

More than Machu Picchu. Peru’s Great Finds Beyond the Lost City

Behind most travel experiences, there’s much more than meets the eye. This is especially true of Peru! From the Peruvian Amazon rainforest to the wild islands of Isla Ballestas to music-filled chicherias, Peru is a world of the unexpected. With a variety of travel styles and vacation lengths, no one offers more ways to see Machu Picchu–and Peru’s other must-dos–than Globus Cosmos and Monograms.

Open doors. Open arms. Meet the people of Peru.

Peru’s mild temperatures and abundance of sunshine certainly make it a popular destination for travelers, yet it’s the warmth of its people that draws visitors deeper into its vibrant cities, its rural countryside and its colonial, rustic and floating villages.

With a multi-ethnic history of Incas, Amerindians and Spaniards, Peru is a great melting pot of people eager to share their regional cultures and traditions. Come face-to-face with an Inca King. Join a parade of Andean musicians and dancers. Cross the threshold of houses and huts for a true glimpse of day-to-day life. With Globus, Cosmos and Monograms, we take you beyond the famous sights, where you’ll be invited into the homes, onto the farms and into the studios of locals to see how they live, eat, harvest, weave, carve and paint.

You say potato. We say salchipapas. Taste the unique flavors of Peru.

If you’ve had pasta and gelato in Italy, or wine in a French vineyard, you know there’s no substitute for authentic local fare. It’s also true of Peru. Channeling Inca, Asian and European influences, Peruvian chefs get creative with the freshest catches from the sea and the abundant produce from the countryside, including more than 4,000 varieties of potatoes—whipped up in the most delectable ways.

With its proximity to the ocean, year-round growing seasons, and influx of gastronomic masterminds, Peru has become one of the top culinary destinations in the world. Down the colorful streets, into the bustling markets, and through the doors of renowned restaurants, you’ll enjoy mouthwatering tastings and hands-on experiences, from learning to make the country’s signature ceviche to crafting the perfect Pisco Sour.

Whether you venture out to try the irresistible street eats or the five-star sensations of Lima and Cusco, prepare to taste the greatest fusion of cultures and ingredients in the world.

Bonnie Hedges, CTC/CTS, of Bentley Hedges Travel Service (founded in 1970), contributed to this travel column. Contact one of Bentley Hedges’ professional travel agents to book your trip to Peru at their new office at 10021 S. Pennsylvania Ave., in Oklahoma City, online at bhtravel.com or call 237.3333.