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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 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$ 7,728
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Salt Lakes of Bolivia

    One of the greatest "natural wonders", the Uyuni salt flats are the biggest salts lakes in the world. Spend time discovering some of Bolivia’s most spectacular and most isolated marvels.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,481
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Bolivia 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$ 6,453
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond
    Peru See Trip Details
  • 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$ 1,591
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Wonders of Peru & Iguassu Falls

    Focused on the ancient sights of Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the worlds largest waterfalls of Iguassu, this Peru and Brazil vacation puts you in touch with the regions traditional side before flying on to another great wonder of South America, the mighty Iguassu Falls.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,851
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Wonders of 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$ 1,659
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Peru See Trip Details
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