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.

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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.

City Tour
Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Walking
Escape to Machu Picchu, Peru
Escape to Machu PicchuOllantaytambo

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.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Arequipa Countryside and Santa Catalina Tour, Peru
Arequipa Countryside and Santa Catalina TourArequipa

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.

Guided Tours
Historic
Tipon, Piquillacta and Andahuaylillas, Peru
Tipon, Piquillacta and AndahuaylillasCusco

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.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Historic
City Tour Santiago de Chile, Peru
City Tour Santiago de ChilePuno

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.

City Tour
Historic
Larco Museum, Peru
Larco MuseumLima

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.

Historic
Museum
Gold Museum, Peru
Gold MuseumLima

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.

Historic
Museum
Arequipa Countryside Tour, Peru
Arequipa Countryside TourArequipa

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.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Escape to Machu Picchu, Peru
Escape to Machu PicchuCusco

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.

Cultural
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Tiahuanaco Full-Day Tour, Peru
Tiahuanaco Full-Day TourPuno

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.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Historic
Photography
Ruins
Cusco to Puno All Inclusive Bus, Peru
Cusco to Puno All Inclusive BusCusco

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.

Archeology
Cultural
Historic
Museum

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