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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 and 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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Sacred Valley

  • Wonders of the Galapagos & Peru

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore two of South America’s most iconic destinations on this convenient 11-day vacation. After a brief stopover in Guayaquil, connect to the Galapagos Islands to follow in the footsteps of Darwin. Later, you’re off to Peru where you'll explore the capital of Lima, the Sacred Valley and, finally, indomitable Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,889
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations, Small Group Touring
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  • Peru Odyssey: Lima, Amazon, Machu Picchu & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL-GROUP: Embark on an unforgettable small group journey through the nature and history of Peru. Connecting from Lima to the Amazon, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, you’ll survey stunning vistas, feast on culinary delights, spot exotic wildlife, and learn about the fascinating history of this diverse nation.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,099
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Wonders of Peru and Bolivia

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Explore Peru and Bolivia on this first-class 13-day vacation. Travel from Lima to Cusco, once the capital of the Incan Empire, to the iconic Machu Picchu. Visits to the Misminay community, Raqchi, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Yumani village, Inak Uyu temple, and La Paz make this an unforgettable trip full of rich Andean culture and tradition from both countries.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,039
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Peru Signature: Lima, the Amazon and Machu Picchu

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover award-winning flavours and priceless artifacts as you explore Peru. Journey from Lima, one of the world’s great culinary capitals, to the Peruvian Amazon, where you’ll float in luxury for 4 nights, to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and indomitable Machu Picchu. Where's your bucket list? Time to cross off a big one.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,549
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Peruvian Rivers, Jungles & Machu Picchu

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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, then head to the Sacred Valley to explore its Incan ruins while staying at the Explora lodge.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,012
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond
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  • Best of Peru & Bolivia

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: See the highlights of Peru and Bolivia on this outstanding combo vacation. Start in Peru, where you’ll venture into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore Machu Picchu and later connect to Bolivia to explore the capital, La Paz, and marvel at the stark beauty of the Uyuni Salt Flats.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,421
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Peru and the Galapagos

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Escape to South America and explore two iconic countries on one amazing, tailor-made journey. Start in Peru where you’ll venture into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore Machu Picchu. Soon after, it's off to Ecuador where you’ll tour historic Quito before enjoying four nights on land in one of nature’s greatest playgrounds, the Galapagos Islands.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,032
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Lima, Cusco & the Salkantay Trek

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: The Inca Trail may headline its share of Peru vacations, but the Salktantay Trek is more than just Plan B. After touring the historical landmarks of Lima and Cusco, embark on this hike that takes you alongside snow-capped mountains en route to Machu Picchu, where you’ll explore the Lost Citadel of the Incas.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,330
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Cities of South America

    FIRST-CLASS: TAILOR-MADE: 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:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,223
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • A Luxury Week in Peru: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Peru is a country that captures the imagination. Why not splash out and enjoy a few extra comforts as you explore the land of the Incas? Stay in some of the country’s most luxurious hotels, and enjoy complimentary nights between taking in sights like Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley to experience the best of the region.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences
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  • Crossing Argentina

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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$ 3,444
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Incan Explorer: Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Family Vacations, Private Experiences
    Peru See Trip Details
  • Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Your Way

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: See two of the world’s greatest landmarks on this unforgettable itinerary that you can upgrade or customize to your preferences. After visiting Quito, head to the Galapagos Islands to see its bevy of animals in volcanic environments before connecting to Cusco and exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the citadel of Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,933
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Peru At Your Table

    FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALTY GROUP: Discover the diverse flavours of Peru on this journey through the South American nation. Learn to cook local favourites and dine at a pre-Incan pyramid in Lima, explore Inca ruins and visit local villages in the Sacred Valley, and tour the magnificent mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu before exploring the legacy and food of Cusco.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,549
    Trip Type:
    Specialty Groups & Events
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