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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
  • Andean Explorer Train Journey from Puno

    Andean Explorer Train Journey
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 278
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, Rail Travel Ideas
    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
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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.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,018
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Casa Aliaga visit - VIP

    The Aliaga House is as old as Lima itself. When conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded the capital city on Jan. 18, 1535, he gave the plot adjacent to that of the Government Palace to his trusted ally Jeronimo de Aliaga, so they could be neighbors.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 85
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Champagne Bites, Luxury Yacht Ballestas Islands - VIP

    The Ballestas Islands are often referred to as the "Poor man's Galapagos" but that is far from the truth and the Champagne Bites Experience is far from the "poor man's experience".
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 176
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Chincheros Indian Market and Weaving Town

    Spend time in this traditional Andean town known as “the birthplace of the rainbow” which offers Inca ruins, Andean village houses and an elaborate colonial church built on Inca foundations.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 81
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Chucuito Temple of Fertility

    You will begin the day travelling through part of the ancient Aymara territory south of Puno. En route visit the Totora Reed Museum where displayed are interesting examples of reed boats or flowers.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 35
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 4,338
    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$ 2,917
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Culinary Tour Lima

    Peru is world famous for its food. There is no better way of immersing yourself into this world than taking a dedicated culinary tour around Lima.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 203
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Cusco City tour and 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.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 194
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Cusco LIMO restaurant

    Unique Dining - Cusco LIMO restaurant
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 74
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Cusco Night Tour

    With a guide, walk the streets visiting Incan temples, markets and nightlife spots finishing at the Pisco museum where you take part in a lesson on making Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 46
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 70
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru 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
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,079
    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$ 1,442
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 1,639
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, Locally Escorted Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Five Course Dinner & Wine Pairing - Wayra Hacienda Sacred Valley - VIP

    Enjoy the richness of Peruvian cuisine and fusion cooking in a 7 course dinner paired with the best Peruvian and regional wine selection.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 271
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Gourmet Picnic Cusco - VIP

    Gourmet Picnic Cusco - VIP
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 254
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Half Day Bike Tour - Lima

    Half Day Bike tour - Lima, Peru
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 118
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Half Day Downtown Bike Tour Lima

    Get ready for a trip through time and history. The goal is to reach the main square in the oldest part of Lima starting from Miraflores area. Along the way you will have a chance to see many magnificent buildings.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 138
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Peru See Trip Details
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