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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

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

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.

Sacred Valley

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

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.

Lake Titicaca

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.

Amazon Jungle

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

Explore Everything That a Peru Vacation Has to Offer

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

Fantastic Train Travel Can Be Part of a Goway Tour

Ecotourism Destinations: Central and South America (Part 3)

The Many Ways to Trek to Machu Picchu

Fun Shopping Experiences in Markets Around the World

 

 


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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  • Peruvian Landscapes

    The former Inca Capital and Spanish colonial city of Cusco is our base for this great expedition, letting a city rich with culture, history, good restaurants, and active nightlife take centre stage your Peru vacation.
    Duration:
    7 Days
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    US$ 1,450
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  • Wonders of Peru

    Experience the charms and history of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire on this Peru vacation. Of course, you'll also visit incredible Machu Picchu site.
    Duration:
    7 Days
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    US$ 888
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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
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    US$ 3,698
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  • Traditional Inca Trail

    Trekking the Inca Trail is the best way to appreciate this amazing trail whilst avoiding the busiest campsites. Enjoy a day in Machu Picchu and explore Aguas Calientes.
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    4 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.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 3,679
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  • A Luxury Week in Peru: Lima to Cusco

    Peru is a country that captures the imagination. So why not splash out for the extra comforts as you explore the land of the Incas in detail? Stay in some of the country’s most luxurious hotels, and enjoy complimentary nights in between taking in sights including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
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    7 Days
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  • Luxury Cruising in the Amazon Delfin

    When authentic memories, traveling in style and meaningful experiences is the priority, then look to the original innovators in luxury cruising in the Northern Peruvian Amazon on board the luxury Delfin vessels.
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  • Best of South America Coach Tour: 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.
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    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.
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    19 Days
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  • explora Peru

    Experience the classical sites of South America’s most-popular country, Peru. Sample the culinary delights of the capital of Lima before walking the colonial streets of Cusco and passing into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see the country’s crown jewel, the famed Machu Picchu.
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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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  • 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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  • Bachelor in Peru - Romance & Adventure

    Fans of ABC's The Bachelor will delight at this package, which takes you to Peru to experience some of the most romantic spots featured in the popular reality series. As you travel from Lima to Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Inca, you'll enjoy luxury accommodations, romantic dinners, and unforgettable experiences straight out of the show.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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  • Country Club Lima - Stay of Distinction

    This 1927 83-suite 5-star hotel was remodeled in 2017 and it shows an expert blend of the classic and lively architecture of Lima with the contemporary air of a cosmopolitan and sophisticated city. Experience the city from one of it´s architectural jewels and the epicenter of Lima´s culture, gastronomy and social life. Country Club Lima Hotel is the flagship hotel of Lima.
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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: JW Marriott: Stay of Distinction

    Signature Marriott luxury in the ancient Inca capital.
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    4 Days
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  • Cusco: Monasterio Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Your Cusco encounter starts amid luxury at this elegant hotel.
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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.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 9,618
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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:
    4-6 Days
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    US$ 2,114
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  • 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
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    US$ 1,456
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  • Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley: Stay of Distinction

    The height of luxury in the sacred land of the Incas.
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    4 Days
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  • Hotel B Lima – Stay of Distinction

    Tour Peru’s capital city from the charming comforts of a luxury mansion. Staying at Hotel B, you’ll tour the city to learn about its culinary traditions as well as its rousing history, all while enjoying the impeccable service and accommodations of this distinguished hotel.
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    4 Days
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  • 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.
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    3 Days
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    US$ 314
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  • 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.
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    7 Days
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    US$ 1,920
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  • Iquitos: Treehouse Lodge: Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy an once-in-a-lifetime experience as you stay in the treetops of the Peruvian Amazon. On this stay of distinction at Treehouse Lodge near Iquitos, you’ll explore the Amazon Rainforest and spot incredible wildlife like sloths and pink dolphins while staying in a comfortable treehouse pitched amidst the jungle canopy.
    Duration:
    3-4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 884
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    Active & Adventurous, Stays of Distinction
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