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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, 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 wain 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.  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, Cusco maintains a unique charm and character that continues to enchant visitors from 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 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!

 

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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  • 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
    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$ 4,185
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Cusco: JW Marriott: Stay of Distinction

    Signature Marriott luxury in the ancient Inca capital.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 722
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
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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$ 767
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 4,550
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, VIP Luxury Touring
    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$ 2,122
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Lodges & Beach Stays, Single Friendly
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 1,322
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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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:
    Independent Travel Modules
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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$ 3,709
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • 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:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,705
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    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$ 989
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Mountain Lodges to Machu Picchu on Horseback: 7 Day

    Earn your comforts as you hike through the day, and then dine and relax in luxury at night. Enjoy enchanting mountain lodges, natural hot springs and innovative local cuisine.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,490
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
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  • Mountain Lodges to Machu Picchu: 7 Day

    Earn your comforts as you hike through the day, and then dine and relax in luxury at night. Enjoy enchanting mountain lodges, natural hot springs and innovative local cuisine.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,240
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,642
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 690
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 987
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Salkantay Trek: El Mapi

    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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,866
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Salkantay Trek: Inkaterra

    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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,078
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Salkantay Trek: Sumaq

    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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,034
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 625
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,155
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
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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.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,020
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Tours
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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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,007
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,633
    Trip Type:
    VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
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