Just as the Incan empire became the dominant culture which replaced earlier civilizations in Peru, so too did the Inca give way to Spanish colonialism. Take a break from outdoor adventures such as Peru surfing and hiking, and explore the country's Spanish-Colonial architectural history.
Cobblestone streets will be a change from rugged adventures in this Andean mountain country, but the opportunity to learn about the nation's evolution in real time is too good to pass up. History and design aficionados will enjoy walking tours or sketching outside of cafés. As an added bonus, pair Peru's colonial history with its archaeological history to enjoy city tours and jungle treks.