Overview

Enjoy and explore the ancient land of the Incas and its remarkable variety of archaeological wonders and diverse landscapes. We begin on the Peruvian coast where we explore Lima, one of the colonial capitals of the Conquistadors, and learn more about the emerging Muslim community. We then take a trip into the Amazon jungle, marvelling at Allah’s (swt) creation. Finally, we hike along “El Tarico de Los Incas” to the world famous 16th century citadel of Machu Picchu, the ancient “Lost City of the Incas”.

Places to visit include:

  • Plaza de Armas, Mezquita de Magdalena, Ruins of Huaca Pucllana, Valle Sagrado [Sacred Valley of the Incas], Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Amazon Jungle, Ruins of Sacsayhuamán, and more.
  • Cities and towns: Lima, Ollantaytambo, Cusco and Aguas Calientes.

History:

Like with many ancient kingdoms around the world as described in the Qur’an, Latin America experienced various dynasties reaching it zenith under the Incas. The Inca Empire was formed during the reign of Pachacútec Yupanqui, who conquered and united other Amerindian nations in the 15th century. In little more than 50 years, Inca influence was extended from what is now Colombia in the north to present-day Chile in the south, with the bustling city of Cusco as its capital. The united tribes of humble Andean farmers who called themselves the “Children of the Sun” shared knowledge of textiles, irrigation and building techniques to form an advanced and highly structured society until the arrival of the Conquistadors in 1532, and the rest, as they say, is history.

A lost city is found – Re-discovered less than a century ago, it is believed by many that Machu Picchu was a royal retreat for Inca nobility in Cusco, built during the reign of Pachacútec, a place of spiritual and ceremonial significance, or possibly the administrative centre for a well-populated region. It would have been no more than a small town by Inca standards; home to less than 1,000 people at its peak. It is still a mystery as to why the Spanish never found the hidden jewel of the Andes. Some believe that it was abandoned and its memory lost even to the Amerindians of the region before the Conquistadors arrived. This entire mountain masterpiece was built, settled and abandoned in less than 100 years. We may never know why.

Today, Muslims account for about 0.1% of the population and the community is growing amongst the indigenous population.

Join us as we rediscover “El Tarico de Los Incas”.

Partner Organisations:

Our local partner and guide for Peru has over 10 years of experience organising tours in this region.

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