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Also known as the Urubamba Valley, Peru’s Sacred Valley is located near Cusco in the valley below the legendary Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.  The area encompasses everything between Calca and Lamay, Písac and Ollantaytambo which can all be visited on a Peru vacation.

Formed by the Urubamba River, the fertile valley proved to be an important agricultural centre for the Incas.  They believed that the river’s flow was linked to the constellations and was the Milky Way’s counterpart on earth.  The Incas built many great estates, temples and palaces throughout the region, the ruins of which have become popular on Peru tours with tourists around the world.  It was given the name Sacred Valley because it contained some of the best land available and was the property of the Incan Emperor.

Today the Sacred Valley continues to be the breadbasket of the country while hosting many major attractions including Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo, Písac, Yucay and more.  The many ruins that dot the landscape are some of the best in the country with the most famous being Machu Picchu.  The scenery in the valley and surrounding it is stunning and many of the cities and villages are beautiful.  Despite being a popular tourist destination, the Sacred Valley retains a great deal of old world charm and mystery that surrounds its various archaeological sites.

 


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
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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$ 4,495
    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 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 Aranwa Sacred Valley: Stay of Distinction

    The height of luxury in the sacred land of the Incas.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 350
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    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 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
  • 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
  • Sacred Valley: Sol y Luna: Stay of Distinction

    Explore the Sacred Valley in peerless style, staying at the Sol y Luna, a boutique property located just outside Urubamba. This stay makes a superb addition to any Cusco or Machu Picchu visit.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 987
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Sacred Valley: Tambo del Inka: Stay of Distinction

    Experience high luxury in Peru's Sacred Valley.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 831
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Salkantay Trek: El Mapi

    The Inca Trail may headline its share of Peru vacation packages, but the Salkantay Trek is more than just a Plan B. It offers a hike rich with Inca heritage, with spectacular snow-capped surrounds, fewer fellow hikers, and no special permit required.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,866
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Salkantay Trek: Sumaq

    The Inca Trail may headline its share of Peru vacation packages, but the Salkantay Trek is more than just a Plan B. It offers a hike rich with Inca heritage, with spectacular snow-capped surrounds, fewer fellow hikers, and no special permit required.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,034
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Sky Lodges Sacred Valley Tour

    Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies and spend a night suspended high above the ground on a mountain in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Staying in a Sky Lodge, you’ll experience a bird’s eye view of this incredible mountain range and enjoy one of the most memorable adventure accommodations the world over.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 625
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    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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