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.
169 Things to Do
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This private transfer from Chiclayo to Trujillo includes a stop at the El Brujo Complex, an ancient monument from the Moche culture. As such, this is a great way to get from one place to another and also see a fascinating Peruvian ruin.
Venture out at night to explore what the Spanish referred to as the “City of Kings.” On this nighttime tour, see the pale colonial buildings of historic Lima lit up in stark relief against the night sky. Once you’ve had your fill of colonial splendor, switch gears and experience the culture of provincial Peru with dinner and a show. The evening’s entertainment includes lively folk dances, and a buffet that showcases the best of local dishes.
At the Historical Center of Lima, you’ll see what’s left of the epicenter of Spanish control of the New World. Spanish power has long since ebbed away, but the streets of Lima still bear the majestic, imperial stamp of Spanish rule. On this nighttime tour, witness Lima lit up in the beautiful historic district, and the colorful fountains of the Parque Reserva.
Spend some time with one of Lima’s local chefs and learn how to make Peruvian cuisine and cocktails. Shop for your meal’s ingredients at the local market — choosing the freshest, most colorful ingredients. Let her graciously welcome you into her home as she teaches you how to prepare authentic Peruvian cuisine and cocktails. The best part? You will learn this dishes in a hands-on manner; that way, you’ll be able to recreate them at home and conjure up memories of Peru in your own kitchen, whenever the mood strikes you.
If you want to explore the city at your rythm and according to your main interest maybe this option fit better with your preferences. Having a transport and guide or only a transport for 4, 6 or 8 hrs can let you take a ride around the city which match with your flights times if you are on transit via Lima City.