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  • An iconic sight in Lima, the Plaza de Armas, is a great photo opportunity on your Peru tour
  • Peruvian wool souvenirs
  • Cathedral Church on Plaza de Armas
  • Lima is typically the starting point of all Peru vacations

The capital and largest city in Peru, Lima is located in the central part of the country.  A melting pot of cultures, Lima offers a mixture of European, Andean, African and Asian influences to be enjoyed ona Peru vacation.

The city of Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro on the Catholic feast day of Epiphany in 1535, earning it the nickname the “City of Kings”.  The city became the capital of the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru and grew into the continent’s richest town.  Lima was devastated by an earthquake in 1746 but was rebuilt quickly and became the capital of Peru upon independence in 1821.  The beginning of the 20th century witnessed a population boom as the city began to industrialise and people started to move from the countryside into Lima.

Today, Lima is the major point of entry for visitors on Peru tours and has a well developed tourist infrastructure.  The Historic Centre of Lima, made up of the districts of Lima and Rímac, is a massive draw for tourists and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.  The district houses colonial architecture and many churches that date from as early as the 16th century.  Lima has been named the “Gastronomical Capital of the Americas” and is home to the highest concentration of museums in the country making the city a hub of Peruvian cultural activity.

 


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 Stay

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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  • Cradle of the Incas: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Goway's fully escorted Cradle of the Incas tour captures the essence of the Inca culture that permeated Peru. Marvel at the magnificent and mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. Experience fascinating cultures as you visit a local village with traditions linked to the Spanish Conquistadores and the Inca Empire. View spectacular scenery and the incomparable Andean mountain range.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,899
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Best of South America: Lima to Rio de Janeiro

    This South America tour takes you from the ancient ruins of Peru to Rio’s fabulous beaches. Along the way, marvel at the incredible Iguassu Falls, and tango the night away in Buenos Aires.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,911
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Tours
    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$ 4,451
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Crossing Argentina

    This Argentina tour uniquely departs from Lima, giving you a chance to sample Peru and Brazil before taking in the exquisite natural sights of Argentina, and sizzling Buenos Aires.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,012
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Argentina See Trip Details
  • Essential Peru

    Find panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungles, not to mention a rich history, archaeology, wildlife and culture. Spend time uncovering amazing Peru.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,956
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    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$ 4,495
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Explore Peru and Iguassu Falls

    This tour is a wonderful combination of history, culture and spectacular scenery. In Peru, enjoy Colonial Lima, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the awesome site of Machu Picchu and Cusco, the former capital of the Inca civilization. In Brazil, experience the dramatically scenic Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,310
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Explore Peru Super Special

    This Peru tour takes you from Lima to the heart of the Inca Empire, visiting Cusco and uncovering the secrets of the Sacred Valley. Then visit the crown jewel of that lost era, Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,000
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Explore Peru Super Special 
With Air from North America

    This Peru tour takes you from Lima to the heart of the Inca Empire, visiting Cusco and uncovering the secrets of the Sacred Valley. Then visit the crown jewel of that lost era, Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,776
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, Locally Escorted Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,186
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Incan Explorer

    See the best of the Incas’ legacy on this one week Peru tour, focused on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and peerless Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,842
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 309
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Lima: Miraflores Park Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Minutes from the beach, enjoy prestigious alternative accommodation in Lima.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 773
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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. In celebration of the launch of a new collaboration between Aqua Expeditions and Jean-Michel Cousteau, there will be a series of special luxury cruises featuring this world-renowned champion of ocean conservation and environmental protection. 2018 Departures February 9th – 3, 4 or 7 Night Itinerary February 12th - 4 Night Itinerary October 5th - 3 & 7 Night Itinerary October 8th - 4 Night Itinerary
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,874
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,214
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, VIP Luxury Touring
    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$ 5,509
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu Express

    With limited time, the Inca archaeological site of Machu Picchu can be enjoyed with this tour which starts from and returns to Cusco. An overnight is included close to the site at Aguas Calientes.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 909
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,042
    Trip Type:
    VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,223
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience

    Get back to nature on your Peru vacation with a short stay in the rainforest. Posada Amazonas is a charming lodge that caters to families and works in collaboration with ANIA, an environmental education NGO.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 484
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,262
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peruvian Amazon Jungle Experience 5 Day (Inkaterra)

    Inkaterra Reserve is situated in a private reserve, surrounded by a vast jungle canopy. There is no set itinerary for your time here so spend 5 days enjoying unique eco-tourism experiences on your Peru vacation.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 902
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Peruvian Landscapes

    The former Inca Capital and Spanish colonial city of Cusco is our base for this great expedition, letting a city rich with culture, history, good restaurants, and active nightlife take centre stage your Peru vacation.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,415
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Single Friendly
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,154
    Trip Type:
    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$ 5,668
    Trip Type:
    VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
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