Peru is a nation of contrasts, with a capital city larger than New York and villages that haven't changed in 1,000 years. In Pre-Columbian times, the land was ruled by the Incas, an ancient civilization who worshipped the sun gods. They held fascinating rituals and created incredible architectural wonders. Peru was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century and remained under their rule until gaining independence in the 1800's. A mixture of European, South American and Ancient influences, Peru is a compelling land of mystery.
Damon embarks on a new age journey high in the Andes to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, traveling through the major cities and smaller villages of Peru, before reaching his ultimate destination. He discovers that the old beliefs are far from gone. Yesterday's abandoned religion may appear much like today's new age thought. The Incan beliefs are still alive in the hearts of many people, who have embraced Spanish culture, but have not forgotten their ancient ancestors.