Machu Picchu was brought to the world's attention after American Hiram Bingham III rediscovered the Incan site more than a century ago, a blip in time for the high-altitude ruins that date to the 15th century.
San Francisco-based Llama Expeditions leads a weeklong trip to Peru that links tours of Incan temples and ruins with modern-day dwellers in the Andes Mountains. The tour begins in Peruvian capital Lima before flying to Cuzco for sightseeing and dinner with a family in their home. The next day features a visit to a nearby mountain village to see the art of textile weaving and share lunch with the locals.
Participants then take a train to Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu for a day exploring the ruins. Other highlights include the Old Town of Ollantaytambo and a visit to salt mines that have been operating from ancient times to the present.
The deal: The company offers discounts of up to $1,000 off a group of four ($100 off the first booking, $200 off the second, $300 off the third and $400 the fourth). The discounts are good for trips booked by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Feb. 14.