Cultural Tours and Activities in Peru

Ancient Inca pyramids. World class museums. Indigenous villages. Peru's cultural offerings are wonderful and widespread, and these tours will introduce you to some of the top attractions in this category. Guides lead the tours and provide participants with a wealth of knowledge and information.

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Lake Titicaca Full Day Tour, Peru
Lake Titicaca Full Day TourPuno

Lake Titicaca is one of the prides of Peru. During this tour you’ll explore the lake’s floating Uro Islands and encounter an indigenous Quechua-speaking group on Taquile Island.

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Cultural tour to Machu Picchu, Peru
Cultural tour to Machu PicchuAguas Calientes

This tour introduces you to local history and some truly stunning views. On this educational tour, your guide will point out the agricultural, residential, and religious buildings. Because we have so few written records left behind by the Inca, historians have had to make educated guesses about what purpose some of the structures served and much of the site remains shrouded in mystery.

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Guided Tours
Ruins
Andean Wedding - Arac Masin, Peru
Andean Wedding - Arac MasinAguas Calientes

The Andean wedding is the symbolic Andean ceremony for couples those looking to express their love for each other or renew vows.

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Inca Rope Bridge Qeswachaka Full Day Tour, Peru
Inca Rope Bridge Qeswachaka Full Day TourCusco

Take this tour to see one of the only Inca bridges that still exists. It’s made of straw and stretches 92 feet across a canyon, and offers stunning views of the surroundings, including the Apurímac River. If you’re feeling brave, walk across and get one of the most incredible views of the Inca landscape.

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Suspension Bridges

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Home Stay on Lake Titicaca 2-Day Trip, Peru
Home Stay on Lake Titicaca 2-Day TripPuno

Lake Titicaca is an enormous lake with islands that are home to indigenous people. On this 2-day tour you will meet some of these natives, and even spend a night at the home of a family that lives on Amantani Island. On your tour of the lake, you’ll also learn about the history and mythology of Lake Titicaca.

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Boat Tours
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Hiking
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Tasting Peru with Pedro Miguel Schaffino Tour, Peru
Tasting Peru with Pedro Miguel Schaffino TourLima

This tour of Peruvian culinary excellence will introduce you to a new dimension of sustainable cuisine. On this culinary tasting tour Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will show you how he makes award-winning dishes with ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon.

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Culinary
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train Excursion to Machu Picchu, Peru
Hiram Bingham Luxury Train Excursion to Machu PicchuCusco

On this luxury train ride to Machu Picchu you’ll get to speed through the pastoral beauty of the Sacred Valley. First you’ll take a 4-hour train ride, and then a 30-minute bus ride up the side of the mountain. On they train voyage you’ll get to eat, drink, and enjoy live music.

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Train
Titicaca Deluxe Train - Cusco to Puno, Peru
Titicaca Deluxe Train - Cusco to PunoCusco

During this full-day tour you’ll ride a luxury train from Cusco to Puno, one of the most spectacular routes in all of Peru. This is one of the highest passenger trains in the world.

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Leisure
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Titicaca Deluxe Train - Puno to Cusco, Peru
Titicaca Deluxe Train - Puno to CuscoPuno

During this full-day tour you’ll ride a luxury train from Puno to Cusco, one of the most scenic routes in all of Peru. This is one of the highest passenger trains in the world.

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Civilizations of Trujillo, Peru
Civilizations of TrujilloTrujillo

During this full day tour you’ll explore Peru’s Moche and Chimú civilizations. Along the way you’ll visit the Sun and Moon Huacas, Huaca Arcos Iris , the archeological site of Chan Chan, and the traditional town of Huanchaco.

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Pyramids & Museums of Chiclayo, Peru
Pyramids & Museums of ChiclayoChiclayo

This tour includes visits to the ancient archeological site of Sipán, the Tumbas Reales Museum, and the pyramids of Túcume. As such, it provides travelers with an unparalleled look at both the Moche and Sicán cultures.

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Archeology Highlights of Chiclayo, Peru
Archeology Highlights of ChiclayoChiclayo

This full day tour includes visits to the archeological site of Sipán, including the Tumbas Reales Museum and Huaca Rajada, as well as a stop at the Bruning Museum. It’s a tour packed with culture and history.

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Museum
Lunch with Wine Pairing and Queirolo Vineyard Tour, Peru
Lunch with Wine Pairing and Queirolo Vineyard TourIca

Experience distinctly Peruvian food and drink at the Quierolo Vineyard lunch and wine pairing. You'll have the benefit of a sommelier tour guide's expert insight into the production and flavor of locally grown wine and pisco brandy.

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Ese Eja Day Experience, Peru
Ese Eja Day ExperiencePuerto Maldonado

Visit the Infierno village of the Ese Eja tribe for a half-day tour that will introduce you to the guardians of the Amazon. In this village, locals are still very much connected to the jungle. You’ll get to see their handicrafts, as well as the ancient artifacts that still have a role in everyday life. Your hosts are happy to tell you about their culture and explain what these objects mean to them.

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Arequipa City and Santa Catalina Monastery Tour, Peru
Arequipa City and Santa Catalina Monastery TourArequipa

Set in the foreground of the scenic El Misti Volcano, Arequipa’s white stone architecture is truly a sight to behold. This tour will introduce you to several of the city’s religious buildings – including the very special Santa Catalina Monastery – and take you to a few key lookout points to see the city of from above.

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Guided Tours
Historic
Walking
Offerings and Andean Ritual Ceremonies, Peru
Offerings and Andean Ritual CeremoniesSacred Valley

Get closer to Andean traditions with this ceremony in Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, in the midst of a beautiful landscape. These religious practices predated the Inca, and have survived for many thousands of years. The ritual culminates with a three-part ritual. By the end of the ceremony, practitioners should feel filled with a strong positive energy.

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Spiritual
Peruvian Paso Horse Exhibition and Marinera Dance, Peru
Peruvian Paso Horse Exhibition and Marinera DanceTrujillo

Experience two Peruvian cultural traditions during this tour—you’ll see dancers perform the Marinera and witness the Peruvian paso horse in action.

Cultural
Quierolo Vineyard Tour, Peru
Quierolo Vineyard TourIca

On the Quierolo Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour, you’ll tour one of Peru’s most beautiful and successful vineyards. Besides Peruvian wine, this tour will serve as an educational introduction to Peru’s favorite liquor, pisco. Pisco is a brandy made from grapes, and Quierolo has some of the finest piscos in the country.

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Guided Tours
Homestay on the Uros Floating Islands 2Days/1Night, Peru
Homestay on the Uros Floating Islands 2Days/1NightPuno

Located in the high Andean plateau between Peru & Bolivia, Uros Khantati is one of over 50 small islands in an extraordinary archipelago of floating reed islands populated by the Uros, an ancient indigenous people. This island, Khantati, is an authentic rural homestay you won't find anywhere else. Their goal is to provide you, the visitor, with a living hands-on experience there among the reed islands of Lake Titicaca. Their lives depend on the lake, so they strive to ensure their impact on the environment is minimal. Their island accommodations are clean, comfortable, and always ecologically friendly.

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Home Stay
Aerodiana Pisco Nazca Total, Peru
Aerodiana Pisco Nazca TotalParacas

There is much more to the Nazca Desert than the Nazca Lines. Nazca and Paracas culture spread throughout the surrounding valleys, and the artifacts they left behind are still being uncovered today. On this tour, you’ll get to view the entire landscape the ancient Nazca inhabited.

Archeology
Cultural




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