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Peru in a Day: Discover the highlights of Peru with our carefully curated day tours.

Unforgettable Wonders of Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, and Puno Day Trips in Peru

Day Tours in Peru Through the Eyes of Local Experts

Valencia Travel Cusco, offers a variety of day tours that capture the essence of Peru. Whether you want to explore historic sites, natural wonders, or vibrant markets, we have the perfect day trip for you.

The culture and impressionistic landscapes of Peru with our diverse selection of one-day tours will help you discover the beautiful and colorful fabric of our Peruvian culture and our beautiful nature.

In Cusco

You can immerse yourself in history with the Cusco City Tour, trek the stunning Humantay Lake, or discover ancient wonders in Exploring Cusco’s South Valley. Celebrate traditional festivities with the Inti Raymi Festival, and delve into the mysteries of the Maras and Moray Tour. The Exploring the Sacred Valley and Rainbow Mountain tours offer more adventures in this ancient Inca region.

Tours in Lima

experience the bustling capital with the Lima City Tour and savor local flavors with the Taste of Peru Experience and Traditional Lunch.

Touring the colorful Arequipa

Discover the historical treasures of Arequipa with the Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Convent & Juanita Museum.

Pure Peruvian essence in Puno

Finally, explore the unique culture of Puno with the Floating Islands of the Uros and Taquile.

Each of these day tours offers a unique glimpse into Peru’s rich heritage and stunning scenery, providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

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Why Visit Peru?  

If you're looking for reasons to visit Peru, then you really don´t have to look too hard! Imagine Incas, llamas, trekking routes, and deep, lush jungles on an Indiana Jones scale of adventure! Whether you are looking for a luxury Peru tour, a family vacation, or a solo backpacking expedition, there are limitless reasons to visit Peru. Peru is full of attractions, activities, culture, and history to surpass any other South American destination. read our blog for just some of the reasons about why you should book a Peru visit now! 

Peru History 

Peru has a pretty colorful history, from cities of gold to mystical lines that appeared in the desert. From earthquakes to conquests, it's sometimes hard to know where fiction ends and facts begin! From a pre-Colombian and pre-Inca history that talks of mummification ceramics, weaving, and gold, to the enigmatic Inca Empire and its magnificent buildings and road networks, to Spanish conquest and Independence. Inca history is profound fascinating, unique, and diverse. Read these blog articles for more detailed Peru history to give you some insight into the fabulous history of Peru. Such as Cusco and its main Square and a  History of  Machu Picchu´s Discovery

Where is Peru? 

 Peru is one of 12 nations in South America. It sits just south of the equator to the west of the continent. Peru is famous worldwide for the Inca archaeological site, Machu Picchu. Travelers also visit Peru for the Amazon rainforest, and the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. The center of Peru is 10 degrees south latitude and 76 degrees west longitude. Peru is the third largest country in South America and it has 3 three distinct geographic zones: the coast, the mountains (The Andes), and the jungle (The Amazon). The country has 5 land borders, with Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador. Peru has a total area of approximately 496,224 square miles or 1,285,216 square kilometers which makes it a fascinatingly large country to visit when you travel to Peru. 

Is Peru Safe?   

With landscapes verge on the extraordinary, ranging from snow-capped mountains to dense rainforest, and a desert thrown in for good measure, Peru is one of the most astounding places to visit on the planet. Combine this with remarkable history, unique cultural heritage, astounding archaeology, and the most amazing friendly people and you have an unbelievable destination when you visit Peru. However, you may be wondering is Peru safe to visit? or if Peru is a safe country. Check out our blogs about if it is safe to travel to Peru, if Peru is safe to travel alone, or whether it is safe for women to travel alone in Peru. 

What are Peruvian People like? 

Peru's population is approximately 25 million. At the time of the Spanish conquest (mid-1500), the indigenous population numbered around 12 million.  Two-thirds of Peru's population is concentrated along the major urban centers of the coastal region. The rest is in the Andean region, making the Amazon the least populated of its regions. There are four major ethnic groups included in the Peru population: White (of European ancestry); mestizos (of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry; Indigenous; and Afro-Peruvians (of African descent). Peruvian people speak Spanish and Quechua, both are recognized as official languages in Peru. Spanish is the language used in the education system and by the government. There are also several other indigenous languages spoken by indigenous groups who live in Peru's Amazon basin. Peruvians are known for their friendliness, are courteous and respectful, are proud of their heritage, many are religious, and know how to celebrate! Peruvian culture is demonstrated in their music and traditional dances, their gastronomy, their love of football, their concept of family, their warmth and welcoming attitude, and are passionate and proud of their country. The Peruvian people are why the country is such an incredible country and definitely why you should visit Peru! 

 

 

Enjoy our selected packages of Day Tours to Peru

Lima City Tour & Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyTOP SELLER

Lima City Tour & Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Half Day

Our Lima city tour will take you on a guided trip to some of the most important locations in the city. Book this half-day tour with Valencia Travel today!

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From USD$107Per person twin share
Cusco City TourTOP SELLER

Cusco City Tour

Half Day

Experience the traditions and history of Spain on this Cusco City half-day tour! This Cusco day trip includes a tour of religious and archeological sites.

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From USD$74Per person twin share
Lima City TourTOP SELLER

Lima City Tour

Half Day

Are you looking to do some sightseeing in Lima, Peru? Check out this Lima City tour and experience the high and fascinating city with a knowledgeable guide.

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From USD$73Per person twin share
Maras and Moray Tour, by ATVTOP SELLER

Maras and Moray Tour, by ATV

Half Day

This Maras and Moray tour by ATV is the perfect half-day tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Book this adventure tour for yourself with Valencia Travel!

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From USD$38Per person twin share
Humantay Lake TrekTOP SELLER

Humantay Lake Trek

Full Day

Experience one of the true hidden gems of the Peruvian highlands on this full-day Humantay Lake trek! This hike is relatively short but quite challenging.

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From USD$171Per person twin share
Exploring Cusco’s South ValleyTOP SELLER

Exploring Cusco’s South Valley

Half Day

Looking for a South Valley tour of Cusco? Check out this alternative tour where you'll explore an unbeatable mix of archaeological sites & local gastronomy.

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From USD$74Per person twin share
Maras and Moray Tour, by Mountain BikeTOP SELLER

Maras and Moray Tour, by Mountain Bike

Half Day

Join Valencia Travel Cusco on this Maras to Moray tour by mountain bike! Our half-day mountain biking tour is suitable for all different types of riders.

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From USD$198Per person twin share
Inti Raymi FestivalTOP SELLER

Inti Raymi Festival

Full Day

On June 24, Cusco celebrates the Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun, a traditional religious ceremony of the Ina Empire. Experience this festival with us!

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Floating Islands of the Uros and TaquileTOP SELLER

Floating Islands of the Uros and Taquile

Full Day

See the floating islands of the Uros and the natural island of Taquille on this full-day adventure! Learn more about this tour and book with us today.

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From USD$313Per person twin share
Maras and Moray TourTOP SELLER

Maras and Moray Tour

Half Day

From salt mines to coliseums, experience the culture of the two locations in our Cusco Maras tour. Book this Maras Moray half day tour with us today!

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From USD$67Per person twin share
Arequipa Walking Tour & Santa Catalina ConventTOP SELLER

Arequipa Walking Tour & Santa Catalina Convent

Half Day

Arequipa is unquestionably one of the prettiest cities in Peru. Experience this beautiful city on our Arequipa walking tour & Santa Catalina Convent visit.

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Rainbow MountainTOP SELLER

Rainbow Mountain

Full Day

The colorful rock mountains within the Vinicunca space are the best factor you’ll see on this Rainbow Mountain hike. Book this Mount Vinicunca trek here!

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From USD$185Per person twin share
Highlights from La Paz to PunoTOP SELLER

Highlights from La Paz to Puno

2Days

This 2 day tour is a great way to see some of the highlights of both La Paz and the enchanting Lake Titicaca. See the highlights from La Paz to Puno with us!

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Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Convent & Juanita MuseumTOP SELLER

Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Convent & Juanita Museum

Half Day

Our Arequipa city tour will take you to the Santa Catalina Convent and the Juanita Museum. Book this tour with Valencia Travel to experience the city!

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From USD$154Per person twin share

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