Insight Vacations Welcomes Peru as its Inaugural South American Destination

~ 2016/2017 Americas Collection features 25 extraordinary tours ~

DELRAY BEACH, FL, July 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations ®, the leader of premium and luxury escorted journeys, is celebrating the launch of its first foray into South America with the addition of the new Luxury Gold itinerary, "Treasures of the Incas." Ranked as one TripAdvisor's top destinations in 2014, Peru has long been a dream destination for many seasoned travelers. To make this inauguration even sweeter, guests who  book their Peruvian vacation by July 31 can save up to $1,600 per couple with Insight's Early Payment Discount and Air Savings.

Insight's 2016/2017 USA, Canada and South America brochure features 25 outstanding itineraries that will transport guests through the geographically and culturally diverse continents of North and South America in supreme style. "Luxury Gold" travelers experience the finest handpicked hotels, including Manhattan's exclusive The Towers at the Waldorf-Astoria and the new Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian. Guests will also enjoy the cornucopia of epicurean experiences crafted into each itinerary, guaranteed to challenge even the most discerning of palates.  

"I am thrilled to introduce Peru as our newest Insight destination," said Phil Cappelli, president, Insight Vacations. "Our Americas program highlights a melting pot of cultures and unforgettable landscapes, and our new "Luxury Gold" collection provides guests with the ultimate in style and refinement."

Insight's foray into South America begins with the "Treasures of the Incas." The mysterious world of the Inca Empire is played out on this 12-day stylish exploration of Peru - a truly diverse country, with 11 ecoregions and 84 of the 117 life zones that exist worldwide. Starting in the pulsating capital of Lima, heralded as the "Future of Gastronomy" by Condé Nast Traveler, gourmands will enjoy lunch at Amor Amar - a hidden gem in the bohemian district of Barranco. Not to be outdone, guests are also treated to dinner at one of Peru's top restaurants, Huaca Pucllana, where chefs serve their take on "new Andean" cuisine while patrons dine overlooking the illuminated ruins of a 1,500 year old pre-Inca pyramid.

Travelers fly to Cusco, a UNESCO Heritage site since 1983 and known by the Incas as the "Sacred City." Stretching between the former capital of one of the main pre-Columbian empires, the Tahuantinsuyo, and the legendary city of Machu Picchu, lies what was once the fertile homeland of the Incan Empire. While at Cusco, guests meld the worlds of travel and the ability to make a difference when they meet with Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua weaver, scholar and TreadRight Foundation Heritage Initiative grant recipient. During lunch at her workshop, guests learn about the mission to preserve traditional Andean weaving techniques - a 10,000-year-old textile tradition, deeply rooted in history and culture that is in danger of disappearing.

After exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu with a Local Expert, guests board the award-winning Andean Explorer and traverse between the mountains, clouds and highlands. Upon arrival to Lake Titicaca, guests cruise the most sacred lake in the Incan civilization to the floating islands of Uros where they will meet the native Kotsuña (the "lake people") as an authentic Signature Experience

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About Insight Vacations

For more than 35 years, Insight Vacations® has been designing the world's finest escorted travel itineraries. Insight offers 113 journeys to more countries across Europe than any other operator and provides the same legendary service across North America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.

Insight guests enjoy The Art of Touring in Style® with business-class legroom aboard customized luxury coaches, intimate groups of just 40 travelers and the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as "traveling concierge." Each expertly planned itinerary includes a range of Signature Events for a unique and authentic look into the history and culture of each destination. Throughout their trip, guests will stay in handpicked hotels that are centrally or scenically located and have the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration.

About The TreadRight Foundation

Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

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