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  • The Basilica Cathedral of Lima
  • Lake Titicaca

Peru offers the visitor an extraordinary array of wonders both historical and geographical. The country is divided into three regions. There is the coastal Pacific plain on which the capital, Lima is located, the Altiplano of the Andean mountain range and the jungle which covers approximately half of Peru in the Amazonian Rainforest. The inhabitants of Peru are a mixture of ethnic backgrounds (Spanish, Indigenous and African) and contribute greatly to the cuisine and the music of the country.

Lima, situated on the Pacific Ocean, is a large busy city. The centre or Centro Historico as it is known locally is a UNESCO World Heritage site based on its beautiful pre-Hispanic and Colonial architecture. The oldest buildings can be found in an area called Barrios Altos. One museum that is a must visit is the Museo Larco which relates the country’s history in an interesting and engaging way. The upscale suburb of Miraflores situated on the ocean with its many parks and gardens is where a large number of tourists stay.  It has many high rise modern buildings and is home to a number of hotels and restaurants.  

Cusco, also known as Cuzco, is a magical city with a rich archaeological legacy. It was the capital of the Inca Empire and as such is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cusco is easy to walk around to get to know this colourful walled city. The beautiful and lively Plaza de Armas in the very centre consists of churches, shops, restaurants and bars. The vibrant San Pedro Market is an excellent place to watch the locals do their shopping. Nearby is Sacsayhuaman which is approximately 1 mile/2 kilometres outside of Cusco. It is something of a climb to reach on foot but well worth the effort due to its ambience and its Inca relics. .

The Sacred Valley is not too far from Cusco and is so named because the Incas found it to have the best land. Situated in the Urubamba Valley, it contains numerous archaeological remains. Visit Pisac, famous for its Indian market with excellent handicrafts for sale and also its Inca ruins. Another interesting town in the valley is Ollaytaytambo which is laid out as it was in Inca times. It is an old town built over a period of 500 years by the Incas. The Inca ruins here are largely of religious significance and date back to the time when the Incas defeated the Spanish in a battle here.

Machu Picchu is one of the true wonders of the world. Only discovered in 1911, the name in the ancient language of the Incas, Quechan, means “Old Mountain”. It is actually a citadel perched high on top of a mountain and was the centre of worship for the Incas. It also served as an astronomical observatory. One can walk freely among the relics which consist of temples, tombs and other structures.

The Inca Trail is a well known trekking route which starts 3 to 4 days of walking outside Machu Picchu arriving eventually at the site of Machu Picchu. It is 43 kilometres/27 miles in length. This stone paved trail is not only Peru’s most popular trek but one of the most spectacular walks in Latin America.

If one takes the train from Cusco to the south of the country to Puno on Lake Titicaca, the journey will be awe-inspiring as it travels through the most amazing mountain scenery.

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake and is shared by both Peru and Bolivia. Puno is a port on the banks of the lake and also a picturesque hillside city. It is here that one can see many local women and men in their traditional clothing. One of the main attractions is the floating islands of Uros. These do actually float and are made of reed as are the houses and the boats of the local residents. Not too far away is the uninhabited Isla de la Luna known for its mythological significance for the Incas.

Peru’s second largest city is Arequipa located on the southern coastal plain of the country below the Andean Altiplano. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its well preserved old buildings and many churches.  There are over 250 colonial buildings here. The Plaza de Armas is a beautiful square in the centre. Other attractions are the magnificent cathedral and the Convento de Santa Catalina, the most visited building in the city. The latter is actually a “city within a city” with narrow streets and a timeless air

Not far from Arequipa is the amazing Colca Canyon, the world’s deepest canyon and twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. The area is astoundingly scenic. There are endless trails in the area which link the around 14 villages which have been preserved from early Colonial times.

One other region which is of interest in Peru is the Amazon Jungle best travelled on board a small cruise vessel which will take you deep into the heart of the jungle to the meeting point of two Amazon River tributaries.

One very unusual place to visit is Paracas on the Pacific Ocean. It is from here that one can view the Nazca Lines in a small aircraft. These are an age-old mystery. They are an area of land seen only properly from the air consisting of complex designs up to 300 metres/980 feet in length. They consist of vast drawings of figures of animals, insects and deities. They were only discovered in 1927 and date back to as early as 300 BC. 

Peru is a destination for travellers looking for something off the beaten track. If you are looking for unique trip, book one of our Peru tours today....you won't be disappointed!

 

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Peru Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Peru.

Learn about the history and culture of Peru, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Peru's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Peru for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Peru tours today!

 

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  • Luxury Cruising in the Amazon Delfin

    Take a luxury cruise into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. Search for red howler monkeys in the depths of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, swim with pink river dolphins and fish for piranha in the waters of the Amazon River.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,169
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Cradle of the Incas: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Goway's fully escorted Cradle of the Incas tour captures the essence of the Inca culture that permeated Peru. Marvel at the magnificent and mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. Experience fascinating cultures as you visit a local village with traditions linked to the Spanish Conquistadores and the Inca Empire. View spectacular scenery and the incomparable Andean mountain range.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,899
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Arequipa & Colca Canyon Condors

    Arequipa, in the Desert Mountains of the Andes, is the starting point for visits to the famous Colca Canyon. The drive from Arequipa to the canyon is one of the most beautiful in the world.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 603
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Baby Inca Trail

    Trekkers short on time should try the Baby Inca Trail. Enjoy the authentic trail and see the ruins of Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate without the physical exertion of the traditional trek.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,018
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Cities of South America

    The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,462
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Crossing Argentina

    This Argentina tour uniquely departs from Lima, giving you a chance to sample Peru and Brazil before taking in the exquisite natural sights of Argentina, and sizzling Buenos Aires.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,918
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Argentina See Trip Details
  • Essential Peru

    Find panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungles, not to mention a rich history, archaeology, wildlife and culture. Spend time uncovering amazing Peru.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,426
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • explora Sacred Valley Peru

    Spend 3 nights in the Sacred Valley at a lodge complete with a spa. Explore the Sacred Valley with visits to Moray with its sunken Inca amphitheatre and to Maras with its unusual salt flats.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,122
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Lodges & Beach Stays, Single Friendly
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Explore Peru and Iguassu Falls Super Special

    This tour is a wonderful combination of history, culture and spectacular scenery. In Peru, enjoy Colonial Lima, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the awesome site of Machu Picchu and Cusco, the former capital of the Inca civilization. In Brazil, experience the dramatically scenic Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,310
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
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  • Explore Peru Super Special

    This Peru tour takes you from Lima to the heart of the Inca Empire, visiting Cusco and uncovering the secrets of the Sacred Valley. Then visit the crown jewel of that lost era, Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,000
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Explore Peru Super Special 
With Air from North America

    This Peru tour takes you from Lima to the heart of the Inca Empire, visiting Cusco and uncovering the secrets of the Sacred Valley. Then visit the crown jewel of that lost era, Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,775
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, Locally Escorted Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Heart of the Incas

    Cusco is the base for this great expedition. From Cusco, travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing the Inca Fortress town of Ollantaytambo before embarking on Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,322
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley: Stay of Distinction

    The height of luxury in the sacred land of the Incas.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 350
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Incan Capital: Cusco Stopover

    Experience the very best of Cusco and Incan ruins. Shop for local handicrafts, explore the beautiful Urubamba Valley and have plenty of time to fully appreciate the ancient Incan Capital.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 426
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Incan Explorer

    See the best of the Incas’ legacy on this one week Peru tour, focused on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and peerless Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,842
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
    Peru See Trip Details
  • JW Marriott Cusco: Stay of Distinction

    Signature Marriott luxury in the ancient Inca capital.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 722
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lake Titicaca Stopover

    Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake, a region where many subsistence framers make a living herding llama and alpaca at altitudes that leave North Americans gasping for air.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 486
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Las Casitas del Colca Canyon: Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy the spectacle of Colca Canyon with (almost) equally impressive accommodation.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 349
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Libertador Isla Esteves: Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy the world's highest lake from the region's highest rated hotel.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 408
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima Stopover: Ancient Cultures

    Lima was one of the first cities established in South America by the conquistadores. The oldest part of the city is considered a cultural legacy of Peru with many jewels to discover.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 290
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Luxury Amazon Cruise: MV Aria

    Beginning in Iquitos, spend 4 days sailing in the Amazon. Float down the Tahuayo, spotting a variety of wildlife then explore the Yacapana Islands before visiting Puerto Miguel village.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,874
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Luxury Inca Trail

    Journey in style on a once in a lifetime trek. Reward yourself each night with oversized tents with beds, portable toilets and hot showers and gourmet chef-prepared meals with champagne.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,901
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands

    This itinerary combines Cusco, the Sacred Valley and then Machu Picchu, the “Lost City” by train with a Quito stopover and a cruise through the stunning Galapagos Islands
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,829
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands with International and Regional Airfare

    Escape on a Peru vacation that explores the best natural and historical sites of Latin America. This incredible tour takes you from the heights of the Andes and the magnificent Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru to the Galapagos Islands and the centre of the world in Quito, Ecuador.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,875
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu by Train

    Journey in comfort by train from Cusco to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. The ruins found there are some of the most famous and most beautiful ancient sites in the world.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 989
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
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