Ruins Tours in Peru

A number of important civilizations have existed in Peru. Today, the remnants of these cultures can be seen in the ruins they left behind. On these tours, you'll visit the country's best ruins, many of which have been conserved through careful restoration projects. Explore the temples, tombs, and pyramids to learn about the ancient people of Peru. Guides help you understand the meaning of structures and symbols to better grasp the significance of these amazing sites.

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights, Peru
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 NightsCusco

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.

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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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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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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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Chinchero, Maras, and Moray Tour Chichero, Peru
Chinchero, Maras, and Moray Tour ChicheroChinchero

The Cusco region has many of its most interesting destinations folded into the pockets of the Sacred Valley. Take a tour Chinchero, Maras, and Moray for a full day of sightseeing some of the most striking innovations of the native Andeans.

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El Brujo Complex Half Day Tour, Peru
El Brujo Complex Half Day TourTrujillo

Spend a half-day exploring the El Brujo Archeological Complex during this tour. El Brujo is considered one of the more important ceremonial centers along Peru’s northern coast.

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Bosque de Pomac and Sicán Museum Half-Day Tour, Peru
Bosque de Pomac and Sicán Museum Half-Day TourChiclayo

This tour includes visits to the Sicán archeological site at Bosque de Pomac and the Sicán Museum. During the course of the day travelers will learn a great deal about Sicán culture.

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The Otuzco Windows, Peru
The Otuzco WindowsCajamarca

This tour takes you to the Otuzco Windows, old Cajamarca tombs set in a large cliff outside the city. This tour offers up a good introduction to Cajamarca culture and burial practices.

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Chauchilla Cemetery, Peru
Chauchilla CemeteryNazca

The Chauchilla Cemetery offers fascinating archeological insight into how the Nazca cared for their dead. Open tombs allow you to see the ancient remains in repose, decked out in their funerary finery. Some of the graves were looted or damaged by grave robbers, but efforts have been made to carefully restore the site.

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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.

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Full Day Tour to Chavin de Huantar Archaelogical Complex, Peru
Full Day Tour to Chavin de Huantar Archaelogical ComplexHuaraz

This all-day tour brings you to the Chavín Archeological Monument, which is one of the oldest sites in the Americas — construction began around 1500 BC. People came to this center to consult the oracle and to make offerings to the gods. The exterior walls are decorated with a series of zoomorphic faces. Other highlights of the complex include the Tello Pyramid, the Circular Plaza, the Rectangular Plaza, the New Temple, and the Old Temple. In the village of Chavín de Huantar, just a few minutes from the complex, the museum exhibits archaeological artifacts found in the complex.

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Sacred Valley Excursion, Peru
Sacred Valley ExcursionCusco

On this tour you’ll spend a day exploring the great variety of attractions the Sacred Valley of the Inca has to offer. In the marketplace at Pisac you’ll have the opportunity to buy crafts made by Peruvian artisans. Then you’ll visit the valley itself, and hike through an Inca ruin in one of the nearby mountains.

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Full Day Trip to La Paz, Tiwanaku & Desaguadero, Peru
Full Day Trip to La Paz, Tiwanaku & DesaguaderoPuno

Passengers are picked up from their hotels to visit the epic city of Tiwanaku, the capital of an ancient civilization. Located 72 km away form the city of La Paz and near the south-eastern shores of Lake Titikaka.

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Salkantay Peak Program 5 Days/ 4 Nights, Peru
Salkantay Peak Program 5 Days/ 4 NightsCusco

This tour offers an alternative option to treks on the Inca Trail. Over the course of 5 days and 4 nights, you’ll hike across beautiful mountainous environments as you make your way towards the crown jewel of Peruvian archeology—Machu Picchu.

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Archaeology Highlights of Trujillo, Peru
Archaeology Highlights of TrujilloTrujillo

This full-day combination tour offers travelers an extensive look at the culture, lifestyles, and history of Peru. You’ll tour the city of Trujillo and the UNT Museum, the Arco Iris Temple , the archeological complex of Chan Chan, and the fishing village of Huanchaco.

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Trujillo Museums and Temples of Sun and Moon, Peru
Trujillo Museums and Temples of Sun and MoonTrujillo

During this full-day combination tour you’ll explore the city of Trujillo, the University of Trujillo’s Archeology and History Museum, and the Sun and Moon Huacas. It’s a great introduction to the history and culture of this region.

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Temples, Ancient Cities & Museums of Trujillo, Peru
Temples, Ancient Cities & Museums of TrujilloTrujillo

This tour packs a powerful punch. You’ll explore the city of Trujillo and the Universidad Nacional Trujillo Museum , and then head off to visit the Sun and Moon Huacas and the archeological complex of Chan Chan.

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Full Day Mountain Bike Moray Maras, Peru
Full Day Mountain Bike Moray MarasCusco

This tour takes you on a mountain bike ride to some of the top archeological destinations in Peru’s southern highlands.

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Full Day Mountain Bike Moray Maras, Peru
Full Day Mountain Bike Moray MarasSacred Valley

This tour takes you on a mountain bike ride to some of the top archeological destinations in Peru’s southern highlands.

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