A diverse team of experts accompanies this expedition — seasoned naturalists, undersea specialists, and researchers — who will share their knowledge and insights with you and bring each destination to life. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
Anthropologist Jean-Jacques Decoster has studied Andean cultures for more than 25 years. He earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University and lives in Cusco, where he teaches Inca history and Andean ethnology at the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad. Since August 2012, Jean-Jacques has also served as Director of the Machupicchu Casa Concha Museum in Cusco. The museum exhibits pieces excavated during the National Geographic- and Yale-sponsored 1912 Machu Picchu expedition, which were recently returned by Yale to Peru.
Peter Frost is a writer, photographer, archaeologist, and independent scholar who has explored the Andes and Amazon for 35 years, and lived in Peru since 1987. He has published four books on Peru and Ecuador, including a guide to the Cusco region and a book on Machu Picchu. In 2001 and 2002, he led National Geographic Society-sponsored expeditions into the remote region of Vilcabamba, finding and exploring the previously unknown Inca and pre-Inca site of Qoriwayrachina (National Geographic magazine, March 2004).