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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 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$ 925
    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$ 1,316
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 2,881
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Peruvian Rivers, Jungles & Machu Picchu

    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, before heading to the Sacred Valley to explore its Incan ruins while staying at the explora lodge.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,670
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
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  • 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$ 6,185
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond
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  • Urban Lima City Break

    Urban Lima is designed to get you out, into and around the streets of Lima as well as the many restaurants, markets cafes as you absorb modern life in Peru’s capital. Be a “local - Limeño" for a few days.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,571
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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