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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.

 


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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Cusco, Peru

  • Essential Peru: Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungles are yours to explore. Along the way, reveal rich histories and impressive archaeology, all while enjoying Peru's world-renowned hospitality.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,209
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lima, Cusco & the Inca Trail

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Embark on a hike along the world-famous Inca Trail. After touring the historical highlights of Lima and Cusco, you’ll head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to hike from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu over several days. Cap off the journey with a guided tour of the Lost Citadel of the Incas.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,066
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Inca Discovery: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the wonders of the Incas on this journey through Peru. Tour the country’s colonial past and modern charm in Lima before you delve into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit local markets, tour fortress ruins, and ride to the train to Machu Picchu to explore the famous Lost Citadel of the Incas.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,963
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Peru Signature: Lima, the Amazon and Machu Picchu

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover award-winning flavours and priceless artifacts as you explore Peru. Journey from Lima, one of the world’s great culinary capitals, to the Peruvian Amazon, where you’ll float in luxury for 4 nights, to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and indomitable Machu Picchu. Where's your bucket list? Time to cross off a big one.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,549
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lima, Amazon Jungle Lodge & Machu Picchu

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Get back to nature and discover the wonders of the Amazon and Machu Picchu on this jungle and mountain combination. Begin with a brief stop in Lima to explore the capital before connecting to the Peruvian Amazon to spot an incredible range of wildlife. Later, visit Cusco, and then cap off your adventure by exploring spectacular Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,204
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Heart of the Incas: Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Venture through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and discover ancient wonders with the help of private, local guides. Start in Cusco, the former Incan capital, and descend into the Sacred Valley to visit the markets of Pisac, the fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, and the breathtaking mountain citadel of Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,557
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peruvian Rivers, Jungles & Machu Picchu

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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, then head to the Sacred Valley to explore its Incan ruins while staying at the Explora lodge.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,276
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
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  • Best of Peru & Bolivia

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: See the highlights of Peru and Bolivia on this outstanding combo vacation. Start in Peru, where you’ll venture into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore Machu Picchu and later connect to Bolivia to explore the capital, La Paz, and marvel at the stark beauty of the Uyuni Salt Flats.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,090
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima, Cusco & the Salkantay Trek

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: The Inca Trail may headline its share of Peru vacations, but the Salktantay Trek is more than just Plan B. After touring the historical landmarks of Lima and Cusco, embark on this hike that takes you alongside snow-capped mountains en route to Machu Picchu, where you’ll explore the Lost Citadel of the Incas.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,272
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Mountain Lodges to Machu Picchu: 7 Day

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Follow the alternative Inca Trail along the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Earn your comforts as you hike through the Andes Mountains each day and then dine and relax in luxury each night. Stay in enchanting mountain lodges, dine on innovative local cuisine, and savour the breathtaking mountain trail.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,990
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Luxury and Beyond, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Cities of South America

    FIRST-CLASS: TAILOR-MADE: 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:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,991
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • explora Peru

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the classical sites of South America’s most-popular country, Peru. First discover the nation's capital, Lima, before visiting Cusco. Later, you'll pass into the picturesque Sacred Valley of the Incas for an incredible 3 night stay, culminating with a visit to the country’s crown jewel, Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,628
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 1,213
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 289
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,933
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,533
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
    Peru See Trip Details
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