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  • The world famous Machu Picchu is a must for all Peru tours
  • A Lima landmark, the Basilica Cathedral, is a great photo opportunity on your Peru vacation
  • Lake Titicaca

Peru offers the visitor on a Peru vacation 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, all to be enjoyed on peru tours.  

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. On  Peru tours, 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 on Peru vacation packages 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 on Peru tours 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!

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Cruise the Amazon River with Aqua Expeditions, on Your Peruvian Vacation

Experience Luxury on a Peruvian Vacation

Discover Arequipa, an Architectural Surprise on Your Peruvian Vacation

The World’s Iconic Sites Featured on Goway’s Holidays of a Lifetime (Part 2)

History Buffs Are Sure to Enjoy a Peru Vacation!

Top 5 Sites to Be Seen on South America Tours

Machu Picchu: Peru’s Amazing Citadel in the Clouds

Lake Titicaca: Peru’s Fascinating Lake in the Sky

Peru Vacation: The Allure of the Sacred Valley

Peru Vacation Essentials: Historic and Cultural Lima

Cusco, the Superb Capital of the Incas

Top 5 Must-Dos in Lima, Peru

Ecotourism Destinations: Central and South America (Part 3)

The Many Ways to Trek to Machu Picchu

 

 


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 a Peru vacation.

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!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Peru Vacation Packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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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:
    4-5 Days
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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    4 Days
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  • 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.
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    2 Days
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  • Best of South America: Lima to Rio de Janeiro

    This South America tour takes you from the ancient ruins of Peru to Rio’s fabulous beaches. Along the way, marvel at the incredible Iguassu Falls, and tango the night away in Buenos Aires.
    Duration:
    15 Days
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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
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    Classics (Bestsellers), Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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.
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    11 Days
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  • Cusco: Chincheros Indian Market & Weaving Town Half Day Tour

    Head to the Andean town of Chincheros, commonly known as “The Birthplace of the Rainbow.” Here, you’ll visit Incan ruins, Andean village houses, and an elaborate colonial church as well as tour marketplaces, surveying the colourful arts and crafts of the local community.
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  • Cusco: City Tour & Sundowner: VIP

    Enjoy a guided tour through the "imperial city's" Incan and Colonial past. The tour starts at Koricancha, an old Incan palace, then continues to the Main Square - Plaza de Armas - on which sits the exquisite Church of the La Compania de Jesus, and other colonial buildings.
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  • Cusco: Five Course Dinner & Wine Pairing at Wayra Hacienda Sacred Valley: VIP

    Head to Wayra Hacienda in the Sacred Valley of the Inca to enjoy a luxurious seven-course meal. This prix fixe dinner offers the best of Peruvian cuisine. Savour the food’s richness and feast on the bounty of regional wines all while enjoying the incomparable setting and surrounding environment.
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    4 Hours
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  • Cusco: Gourmet Picnic Lunch: VIP

    Enjoy a gourmet picnic in one of the most gorgeous settings in all of Peru. Choosing either to stay in Cusco or head into the Sacred Valley of the Inca, you’ll enjoy gourmet food as well as expertly-chosen wine on this VIP picnic lunch. This excursion offers outstanding food that matches its incredible setting.
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  • Cusco: JW Marriott: Stay of Distinction

    Signature Marriott luxury in the ancient Inca capital.
    Duration:
    4 Days
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  • Cusco: LIMO Restaurant

    Enjoy dinner overlooking the picturesque central plaza of Cusco, Peru. Dining at Limo, one of Cusco’s best-loved restaurants, you’ll enjoy gourmet Peruvian cuisine, such as alpaca steaks or tiradito, and classical cocktails like the pisco sour that’ll have you truly understanding why people flock to Limo the world over.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
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  • Cusco: Misminay Community Project Full Day Tour

    Engage in some ethical tourism on this tour to a local farming community outside Cusco. Spend your day learning ancestral farming techniques and using ancient farming tools as you help the community in their daily routines.
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    7 Hours
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  • Cusco: Monasterio Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Your Cusco encounter starts amid luxury at this elegant hotel.
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    4 Days
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  • Cusco: Mountain Biking Full Day Tour

    Explore the archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley of the Inca on this full day bike tour. Starting in Cruzpata, you’ll bike through the Sacred Valley to the amphitheatres-like bowls of Moray as well as the salt pools of Maras and experience the breathtaking scenery of this ancient valley.
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    6 Hours
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  • Cusco: Night Tour

    Take an evening to see Cusco lit up beneath the stars. On this guided tour of Cusco, you’ll walk the streets at night, visiting Incan temples, night markets, and hotbeds of nightlife before learning to make the national drink, the pisco sour, at the Pisco Museum.
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  • Cusco: Ollantaytambo Ruins Full Day Tour

    Visit the ruins of the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, an important strategic centre in the Sacred Valley of the Inca. You’ll explore the city ruins, tour the Ollantaytambo Fortress, and learn about the city’s religious and astronomical importance.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
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  • Cusco: Pisac Ruins Full Day Tour

    Take a day in Cusco to explore the Inca ruins of Pisac. Located above the modern town that shares the same name, the Pisac ruins present an opportunity to examine various forms of Incan architecture and learn about the different modes of Incan society.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
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  • Cusco: Rainbow Mountain Full Day Trek

    The Rainbow Mountain Trek is a fantastic and less travelled trek than the Inca Trail and does not require permitts. Walking 15kms / 9 miles through the sacred Andean mountains, with the Apu Ausangate and ever dominating presence, you arrive at the multi colored hills that give the trek its name. The area has four major geological features, the Andean uplift formed by Granits, the hanging glaciers and glacial erosional valleys, the Permian formation with its singular colors: red, ochre, blue and turquoise and the Cretaceous, limestone forests - all combine to create The Rainbow Mountain.
    Duration:
    14 Hours
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  • Cusco: Sundowner: VIP

    Your day of exploring Cusco will end at Sacsayhuaman and it is from here your day ends with a unique experience - that of a sundowner overlooking what was once the heart and capital of the might Incan Empire.
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    2 Hours
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  • Cusco: Unique Dining at Cicciolina Restaurant

    Get a taste of Cusco’s emerging culinary scene with this dining experience at Cicciolina Restaurant. Located near Cusco’s central plaza, Cicciolina blends New Andean, Mediterranean, and international flavours to create memorable cuisine that is celebrated the city (and the world) over.
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    2 Hours
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  • Cusco: Unique Dining at MAP Cafe

    Experience an unforgettable dinner at MAP Café, dining in a crystal cube in the midst of pre-Colombian artefacts and artworks. This avant garde restaurant offers incredible gourmet cuisine in one of the most stunning settings imaginable. It blends delicious flavours and timeless art into a dining experience you won’t soon forget.
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    2 Hours
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  • Deluxe Chile & Bolivia Small Group Tour

    Enjoying the sights of the wilderness doesn’t have to mean compromising on comfort. This Chile and Bolivia trip takes you through Atacama and the mysterious salt flats, and to Lake Titicaca.
    Duration:
    8-9 Days
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    US$ 8,498
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    Active & Adventurous, Luxury and beyond, Small Group Touring
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  • 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$ 2,435
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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