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  • The Iconic City of the Incas, Machu Picchu is a must inclusion on your Peru vacation
  • The Aguas Calientes is a popular stop on the way to Machu Picchu on your Peru tour

Often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco region of Peru.  One of the most impressive ancient sites in the world, Machu Picchu is an icon of the Inca civilisation and, on a Peru vacation, remains the country's most popular tourist destination.

Machu Picchu was built around 1450 AD, at the height of the Incan Empire.  It is believed that the area was constructed as an estate for Pachacuti, an emperor who ruled from 1438-1472.  The site was abandoned just over 100 years later at the time of the Spanish conquest in 1572.  Despite settling in nearby Cusco, the Spanish never discovered Machu Picchu and the site eventually became overrun by the surrounding jungle.  American historian Hiram Bingham discovered the site in 1911 and made it known to the outside world.

In 1981, Peru declared the area an Historical Sanctuary and in 1983, UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site because it served “as a unique testimony to the Inca civilisation”.  In order to conserve the area, entrance restrictions were put in place in 2011, but this has done nothing to diminish Machu Picchu’s immense popularity.  People come from around the world to hike the famous Inca Trail on Peru tours and to come face to face with the past in this magical and iconic site.

Machu Picchu is one of the world's most famous landmarks. Book one of our Machu Picchu tours today and be awed by this spectacular site. You won't be disappointed.

 

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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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  • 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$ 3,499
    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$ 4,883
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil 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
  • explora Sacred Valley Peru

    Spend 3 nights in the Sacred Valley at a lodge complete with a spa. Explore the Sacred Valley with visits to Moray with its sunken Inca amphitheatre and to Maras with its unusual salt flats.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,122
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Lodges & Beach Stays, Single Friendly
    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$ 1,459
    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
  • Heart of the Incas

    Cusco is the base for this great expedition. From Cusco, travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing the Inca Fortress town of Ollantaytambo before embarking on Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,320
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    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
  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands

    This itinerary combines Cusco, the Sacred Valley and then Machu Picchu, the “Lost City” by train with a Quito stopover and a cruise through the stunning Galapagos Islands
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,335
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    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
  • Machu Picchu: Sanctuary Lodge: Stay of Distinction

    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,771
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Mountain Lodges to Machu Picchu: 7 Day

    Earn your comforts as you hike through the day, and then dine and relax in luxury at night. Enjoy enchanting mountain lodges, natural hot springs and innovative local cuisine.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,530
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, VIP Luxury Touring
    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
  • Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu: Stay of Distinction

    Experience one of the world’s most amazing archaeological sites while staying at a luxury hotel close by. Also enjoy the scenery in the Sacred Valley as you travel through it on the luxury Vistadome train.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,153
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Traditional Inca Trail

    Trekking the Inca Trail is the best way to appreciate this amazing trail whilst avoiding the busiest campsites. Enjoy a day in Machu Picchu and explore Aguas Calientes.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,020
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Small Group Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Trekking the Inca Trail

    Trekking the Inca Trail in a relaxed five days is the best way to appreciate this amazing trail whilst avoiding the busiest campsites. Enjoy a day in Machu Picchu and explore Aguas Calientes.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,007
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, 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
  • 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$ 1,215
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Wonders of Peru & Iguassu Falls

    Focused on the ancient sights of Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, this Peru vacation puts you in touch with the country’s traditional side before flying on to another great wonder of South America, the mighty Iguassu Falls.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,572
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Peru See Trip Details
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