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

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.

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.

Arequipa

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 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.

Other Places to Visit

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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  • explora Sacred Valley Peru

    Spend 2 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.
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  • Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley: Stay of Distinction

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  • Inca Discovery: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: This expedited adventure introduces you to the wonders of Peru. Begin in Lima to explore its colonial past and modern neighbourhoods before you connect to the former Incan capital, Cusco. Delve further into Peru’s past with a city tour and then ride the train to Machu Picchu and explore the Lost Citadel of the Incas.
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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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Lares Camping & Hotel Trek

    Journey through the ancient landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this guided hike from Cusco. Spend three full days hiking through mountain landscapes, visiting small farming villages, and experiencing the breathtaking Andean climate and wildlife. Cap it off with a visit to Machu Picchu, the lost citadel in the clouds.
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  • Lares Lodge to Lodge Trek

    Embark on an adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, journeying to Incan ruins each day and staying in mountain lodges each night. Expert guides will tailor your hike to your interests as you visit Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu.
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  • Las Casitas del Colca Canyon: Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy the spectacle of Colca Canyon with (almost) equally impressive accommodation.
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  • Libertador Isla Esteves Lake Titicaca: Stay of Distinction

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  • 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.
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  • Lima: 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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  • Lima: Miraflores Park Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Minutes from the beach, enjoy prestigious alternative accommodation in Lima.
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  • Luxury Amazon Cruise: Aria Amazon

    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.
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  • 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.
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  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Your Way

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: See two of the world’s greatest landmarks on this unforgettable itinerary that you can upgrade or customize to your preferences. After visiting Quito, head to the Galapagos Islands to see its bevy of animals in volcanic environments before connecting to Cusco and exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the citadel of Machu Picchu.
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  • 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.
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  • Monasterio Hotel Cusco: Stay of Distinction

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  • Nazca & Paracas Luxury Experience

    Exploring a side of Peru far from Machu Picchu and Cuzco, this luxury extension brings something a little special to any Peru tour, with a flight over the Nazca lines, and a VIP experience in the Ballestas Islands.
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  • Nazca Experience

    Witness the Nazca Lines as well as the Ballestas Islands. See where the desert and the sea come together in spectacular landscapes in Paracas that are teeming with wildlife.
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  • Peru & Chile explora

    Explore the Atacama Desert and the Sacred Valley of the Incas while enjoying luxury accommodations on this journey across South America. Staying in explora lodges, you’ll experience the best in hospitality as you venture through some of South America’s greatest natural and historical landmarks.
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  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Peruvian Highlands Train Journey

    Tour Peru’s most scenic regions, enjoying the opulence of the country’s first luxury sleeper train. Set out from Cusco, taking in Lake Titicaca before disembarking in the white city of Arequipa.
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  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Spirit of the Andes Train Journey

    From Lake Titicaca to the heart of Incan civilisation, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.
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  • Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Spirit of the Waters Train Journey

    From the heart of Incan civilisation to Lake Titicaca, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.
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  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience: Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

    Discover the wonders of nature on this adventure into the Amazon Rainforest. Staying at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion, you’ll cruise along the Madre de Dios River and explore the jungle canopy in order to spot toucans, caimans, and sloths and experience the beguiling atmosphere of the jungle.
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