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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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Lima, Peru

  • 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$ 1,503
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Wonders of Peru

    Experience the charms and history of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire on this Peru vacation. Of course, you'll also visit incredible Machu Picchu site.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,204
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • 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$ 3,712
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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$ 3,679
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • A Luxury Week in Peru: Lima to Cusco

    Peru is a country that captures the imagination. So why not splash out for the extra comforts as you explore the land of the Incas in detail? Stay in some of the country’s most luxurious hotels, and enjoy complimentary nights in between taking in sights including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,550
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond
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  • Best of South America Coach Tour: 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$ 3,397
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • 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$ 4,731
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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$ 4,332
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
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  • Bachelor in Peru - Romance & Adventure

    Fans of ABC's The Bachelor will delight at this package, which takes you to Peru to experience some of the most romantic spots featured in the popular reality series. As you travel from Lima to Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Inca, you'll enjoy luxury accommodations, romantic dinners, and unforgettable experiences straight out of the show.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,759
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Country Club Lima - Stay of Distinction

    This 1927 83-suite 5-star hotel was remodeled in 2017 and it shows an expert blend of the classic and lively architecture of Lima with the contemporary air of a cosmopolitan and sophisticated city. Experience the city from one of it´s architectural jewels and the epicenter of Lima´s culture, gastronomy and social life. Country Club Lima Hotel is the flagship hotel of Lima.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,191
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks
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  • 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$ 2,802
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 1,076
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
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  • 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$ 2,005
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Single Friendly
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  • 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$ 317
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    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$ 828
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • 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$ 4,771
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos

    Combine two of South America’s (and the world’s) greatest landmarks on one itinerary with built-in savings. After visiting Lima, spend a few days in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and see Machu Picchu. Then head to Quito and connect to the Galapagos Islands to explore their fascinating environments and see their incredible animals.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,842
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,364
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos with International airfare

    Journey into the ancient civilization of the Incas culminating with a visit to Machu Picchu before venturing to natures playground, and a modern “Garde of Eden”, the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,309
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • 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$ 889
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 2,067
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond
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  • 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$ 1,299
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Peru Odyssey

    Discover the highlights of Peru in the company of a private guide on this comprehensive vacation. Explore the capital of Lima and enjoy its culinary delights before delving into Cusco and the Sacred Valley to experience the wonders of Machu Picchu. Cap off your trip with a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,135
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • 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$ 483
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,392
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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