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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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  • 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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  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

    Venture up the Madre de Dios River to discover the natural wonders of the Amazon Rainforest. Staying at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, you’ll enjoy your own thatched roof cabana as you head on excursions along the river and into the jungle to spot fascinating animals like sloths, toucans, and giant river otters.
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  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience: Tambopata

    The Tambopata Research Centre is a simple, comfortable lodge situated on the world’s largest macaw claylick. Having no neighbours, it is unrivalled in its access to pristine Amazon forests, bringing you up close and personal with nature on your Peru vacation.
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  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experiences: Posada Amazonas

    Get back to nature and discover the wonders of the Amazon on this adventure into the rainforest. Staying at Posada Amazonas Lodge, you’ll explore a massive communal reserve and spot fascinating wildlife as you cruise along the river, climb to the jungle canopy, and hike along trails through the verdant underbrush.
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  • Peruvian Palate

    Goway's Peruvian Palate is a 9-Day Peru vacation that excites your tastebuds. Visit Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Aguas Claientes while sampling incredible Peruvian meals.
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  • Peruvian Rivers, Jungles & Machu Picchu

    Experience luxury and adventure on this journey along the Amazon and through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Start in Iquitos, where you’ll cruise along the Amazon aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon, before heading to the Sacred Valley to explore its Incan ruins while staying at the explora lodge.
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  • Sacred Valley: Sol y Luna: Stay of Distinction

    Explore the Sacred Valley in peerless style, staying at the Sol y Luna, a boutique property located just outside Urubamba. This stay makes a superb addition to any Cusco or Machu Picchu visit.
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  • Sacred Valley: Tambo del Inka: Stay of Distinction

    Experience luxury in Peru's Sacred Valley.
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  • Salkantay Trek Peru: Cusco to Cusco

    The Inca Trail may headline its share of Peru vacation packages, but the Salkantay Trek is more than just a Plan B. It offers a hike rich with Inca heritage, with spectacular snow-capped surrounds, fewer fellow hikers, and no special permit required.
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  • Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left.
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  • Sandoval Lake Lodge: Peru Amazon

    Sandoval Lake Lodge is a comfortable lodge on the beautiful Sandoval Lake, within the Tambopata National Reserve. The lake is an excellent place to view wildlife and especially Giant River Otters since a family of them lives on it. The lodge is set on top of a high bank overlooking the lake
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  • Sky Lodges Sacred Valley Tour

    Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies and spend a night suspended high above the ground on a mountain in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Staying in a Sky Lodge, you’ll experience a bird’s eye view of this incredible mountain range and enjoy one of the most memorable adventure accommodations the world over.
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  • Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu: Stay of Distinction

    Experience one of the world’s most amazing archaeological sites while staying at a luxury hotel close by. Also enjoy the scenery in the Sacred Valley as you travel through it on the luxury Vistadome train.
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  • Trekking the Inca Trail

    Trekking the Inca Trail in a relaxed five days 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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  • Trujillo Northern Wonders

    Trujillo has hosted numerous national and international events and has a lively arts community. It is close to Chan Chan and the temples of the Sun and Moon, two major archaeological sites.
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  • Upscale & Different Peru: VIP

    World famous for Incan Ruins and ancient cultures, a Peru vacation can also be a showcase for a range of luxury and culinary experiences.
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  • Urban Lima City Break

    Urban Lima is designed to get you out, into and around the streets of Lima as well as the many restaurants, markets cafes as you absorb modern life in Peru’s capital. Be a “local - Limeño" for a few days.
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  • Wonders of Peru & Galapagos

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore two of South America’s most iconic destinations on this convenient 12-day vacation. Start your journey in Quito, where you’ll explore the colonial old town, before you connect to the Galapagos Islands to follow in the footsteps of Darwin. Finish off in Peru by exploring the capital of Lima and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, home to Machu Picchu.
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