Peru Historic Tours
Peru has a fascinating history that includes the Inca empire, Spanish conquest, and independence. The following tours will explore some of this history. Led by a knowledgeable and engaging local guide, historic tours visit the monuments, structures, and sites associated with important historical events in Peru. Many sites are related to Spanish colonialism.
The city and surrounding countryside of Arequipa hold numerous fascinating sites, some natural, some manmade. This tour shows you a few of each, including the famous monastery in Arequipa.
Visit the South Valley of Cusco, a half day visit to visit the Tipon Complex, Pikillacta and the Andahuaylillas Church known as the Sistine Chapel of America.
Meet the llamas that help Ecuadorian farmers make the Andes their home on this half-day tour. The hike with the llamas is only moderately challenging, and you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views and a picnic. The Llama Pack Project is dedicated to supporting rural Andean communities and helping them maintain their eco-friendly lifestyle.
On this tour of Santiago de Chile, you’ll get to see some of the most iconic buildings that define the culture of Chile’s capital city. This tour is equal parts education and experience – along the way, you’ll get to meet locals, taste the food, and hear the music that makes up the fabric of everyday life in Chile.
Explore one of the largest and most impressive pre-Columbian art collections in the world. This tour takes you to Lima’s Museo Larco, a museum that is set in an 18th-century mansion built atop a pre-colonial ruin.
This tour takes you across different landscapes to several destinations that are interesting for either architectural or natural aesthetics. You’re likely to get views of nearby volcanoes as you move through the countryside from site to site.
Encounter Peru’s most famous collection of gold during this tour. Lima’s Gold Museum is a huge private collection of gold pieces, many of which date to pre-Columbian times.
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.
During its lifetime, Machu Picchu saw the rise and the fall of the Inca Empire. Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century, just before the Spanish arrived and took control of the surrounding region. Touring the vast complex of agricultural, residential, and religious buildings, it becomes clear Machu Picchu was a world unto itself, the busy last chapter of an accomplished civilization.
This tour takes you to some lesser-known sites around Lake Titicaca, before crossing over into Bolivia to see the ancient cultural center of Tiahuanaco. You’ll depart at 7:00 am, and break for lunch once you arrive at Tiahuanaco — make sure to eat breakfast before leaving. Also, this tour crosses over into Bolivia, so bring your passport and $160 for the visa fee. Visa needs to be arranged al least 1 day before, and it can get it in Puno City: and you require to show the following: Hotel resevration, airticket, credit card copy, personal photo and itinerary. Visa can be arranged also in your country.
Machu Pichu’s vast ruins have a distinctly Inca layout. Scholars have discovered that many of the site’s buildings have astrological significance. With a design inspired by the stars, Machu Picchu has an implacable hold on the imagination of everyone who tours it.
On this tour you’ll travel from Cusco to Puno on a comfortable bus and make stops at several interesting sites along the way. The whole tour lasts about nine hours.
The Colca Canyon is one of Peru’s most beautiful and dramatic areas. This canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and is scattered with mountains, rivers, and small villages. During this tour you’ll spend 2 days and 1 night exploring the Colca Canyon.
Santiago is home to the main administrative buildings and government of Chile. It has 37 communes, 26 of which are located in the metropolitan area. In these communes we find entertaining neighborhoods with vibrant nightlife, restaurants, designer shops and art galleries.
This 4-day, 3-night tour provides travelers with a comprehensive experience on the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for several days, passing Inca archeological sites and enjoying stunning views before arriving at your final destination—the sacred city of Machu Picchu.
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.
Take a tour to combine the very best of Peruvian food and adventure. Your dining experience will take place in a transparent dome, suspended 1,312 feet in the air, securely fastened to a cliff that looks out over the Sacred Valley. This dining experience is open to a maximum of 12 people, so you and your fellow guests will have enough room to take in the incredible view.
Your service will start out with a brunch. A little while later the service continues with lunch. Your meals include non-premium beverages, including a tempting wine list — you might start your trip with a refreshing glass of orange juice and a glass of sparkling wine.
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.