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  • Cusco is typically the starting point of all Peru vacations
  • Plaza do Armas, Cusco is a must inclusion on all Peru tour

The continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city, Cusco is located in southeastern Peru near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes Mountain Range.  Ever popular with tourists on a Peru vacation, Cusco serves as the gateway to world famous Machu Picchu.

Before the arrival of the Incas, Cusco was inhabited by the Killke people from 900-1200 AD.  The city grew to become the capital of the Inca Empire and was the centre of its political, military and cultural dealings.  While Spaniards originally came to Cusco in November 1533, the city was not officially founded until Francisco Pizarro arrived in March 1534.  Just as Cusco was important to the Incas, it became the centre for Spanish colonisation as well as a base for the spread of Christianity.  The city’s importance began to wane until the discovery of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in 1911 brought Cusco worldwide attention. 

Today Cusco has been designated as the Historical Capital of Peru and remains increasingly popular with tourists on Peru vacation packages.  Bingham used the city as a base to explore Machu Picchu more than one hundred years ago, and visitors continue to use Cusco as a starting point to explore the many Incan ruins available.  Cusco’s centre retains many pre-Columbian and colonial buildings and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.  Despite being a busy destination on Peru tours, Cusco maintains a unique charm and character that continues to enchant visitors from around the world.

 


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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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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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Cusco, Peru

  • 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$ 1,100
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    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$ 4,997
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips, Luxury and Beyond
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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.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips, Luxury and Beyond
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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.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Cusco: JW Marriott: Stay of Distinction

    Signature Marriott luxury in the ancient Inca capital.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 539
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Cusco: Monasterio Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Your Cusco encounter starts amid luxury at this elegant hotel.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 830
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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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.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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 permits. Walking through the sacred Andean mountains, with the Apu Ausangate an ever dominating presence, you arrive at the multi-coloured hills that give the trek its name. All combine to create the stunning Rainbow Mountain.
    Duration:
    14 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Day Trips
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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.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips, Luxury and Beyond
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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.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,555
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
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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
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,122
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
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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
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,412
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 426
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands

    This itinerary combines Cusco, the Sacred Valley and then Machu Picchu, the “Lost City” by train with a Quito stopover and a cruise through the stunning Galapagos Islands
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,290
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands with International and Regional Airfare

    Escape on a Peru vacation that explores the best natural and historical sites of Latin America. This incredible tour takes you from the heights of the Andes and the magnificent Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru to the Galapagos Islands and the centre of the world in Quito, Ecuador.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,401
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,013
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
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