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7 Day Travel Itineraries in Peru

Spending 7 days in Peru means tasting incredible food, immersing yourself in awe-inspiring natural beauty, and finding adventure around every corner. From dancing in Lima to making the trek to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, there's so much to discover in Peru!
 

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  • Day 1 - Arrive in Lima - Welcome to the Peruvian capital and 'City of the Kings,' Lima. Rising above a long coastline of crumbling cliffs this city has a real sense of faded yet romantic grandeur, with historical sights plenty and a culinary scene that is revered the world over. Settle into your hotel and meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon, then the rest of the day is free to explore. 
 
  • Day 2 - Lima - Today, discover the famous Plaza Mayor and Cathedral. See the Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, and City Hall. Visit the San Francisco Monastery, an interesting museum featuring mysterious catacombs. Your afternoon is free. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you dive deep into the essence of Peruvian food. 
 
  • Day 3 - Lima/Cusco -  Boasting the richest heritage of any South American city, Cusco is a wealth of archaeological greatness and the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent. It's also the gateway to Machu Picchu, so you'll find many other visitors exploring its ancient streets. Take in the ornate temples and Incan ruins as you arrive before heading to Awana Kancha to visit the region's furry and famous residents - llamas and alpacas. 
 
  • Day 4 - Machu Picchu - Today's the day! Up bright and early this morning, you'll travel to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo to board the train to Agues Calientes, the Incan village at the base of Machu Picchu. Slowly chugging your way through the rugged lands of the Sacred Valley, feel the excitement levels build as you pass by village settlements and towering mountains, the landscape changing the higher you get. Making the last leg of the journey via shuttle, you'll finally arrive at the most famous archaeological site of South America and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. 
 
  • Day 5 - Sacred Valley/Cusco - Art fans are in for a treat this morning as you pay a visit to the workshop of Pablo Seminario, a respected artist who creates beautiful pottery using techniques, styles, and influences reminiscent of ancient cultures from all across Peru. Keeping things local you'll then pay a visit to a family home in Ollantaytambo to sample a drink favoured by the Incas. 
 
  • Day 6 - Cusco - Kick off the final day of your South American Discovery with a sightseeing tour of ancient Cusco. Visit Coricancha, or the 'Temple of the Sun,' the most important temple in the Incan Empire, before admiring the bounty of colonial art on display in the Cathedral. Walk down Loreto street and admire the handiwork of Incan stonemasons before shopping for local handicrafts in the San Pedro market. 
 
  • Day 7 - Cusco - 1 New Wonder of the World and an incredible 7 days later, your trip will finally come to an end this morning. Leaving with priceless memories, a wealth of new knowledge, and a wonderful group of new friends, you'll make your way to the airport today. 

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Machu Picchu

  • Day 1 - Lima - Arrive at any time and get a taste of the Peruvian capital before your adventure begins!
 
  • Day 2 - Lima/Cusco - Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore.
 
  • Day 3 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo - Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Have lunch at the Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the restaurant's project and mission while eating a delicious buffet-style lunch. 
 
  • Day 4 - Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes - Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area.
 
  • Day 5 - Machu Picchu/Cusco - Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own. Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco.
 
  • Day 6 - Cusco - Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, one of the most beautiful natural sites in the world.
 
  • Day 7 - Cusco - Depart at any time.

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Rainforest

  • Day 1 - Iquitos City - Morning departure from Iquitos City to the port town of Nanay (Bellavista), where the Rio Nanay meets the Rio Amazonas. After departing by boat we will travel downriver 70 kilometres (about 2 hours). During the riverboat trip, try to spot caimans, turtles, herons, pink river dolphins, snakes, and many other species of flora/fauna along the riverbank. 
 
  • Day 2 - Amazon River - We will begin our day early, waking up in time to see the sunrise over the Amazon River, and then we will leave the camp to go on an animal observation excursion (via boat) where will have the opportunity to see pairs various types of flora and fauna. Afternoon fishing excursion via boat with the opportunity to catch piranha, catfish, and other species of fish. Viewing of Victoria Regia – the largest freshwater aquatic plant in the world. 
 
  • Day 3 - Amazon River - Morning visit with a local village to learn about and meet with locals in the Amazon. In the afternoon we will visit lagoons and tributaries in close proximity to the Maniti Lodge. Here, enjoy a variety of possibilities such as jungle hiking, canoe rides, fishing, plant education, animal observation, or maybe just relaxing with a nice cool swim in one of the lagoons or on the Amazon River! 
 
  • Day 4 - Palo Alto - Morning jungle hike (30-45 minutes) to Palo Alto. The unique attraction “Palo Alto Mirador” is a lookout point that has 3 different observation deck levels. Here guests have a birds-eye view of the lowland Peruvian Amazon from 5, 10, and 15 meters above the ground. Enjoy excellent opportunities to observe various species of wildlife in their natural habitat!
 
  • Day 5 - Río Napo - Morning bird-watching session from Palo Alto. Today, we will visit some lagoons that are located close to the Maniti Camp Lodge, near the Río Napo. Enjoy activities such as trekking, canoe rides, fishing, identification of plants, bird watching, or swimming. In the late afternoon, we will return to Maniti Lodge to have lunch. After dark, we will go on an excursion by boat in search of the white and black caiman as well as various night birds and other reptiles.
 
  • Day 6 - Río Napo - We will begin our day early, waking up in time to see the sunrise over the Amazon River. Upon arrival, the guides will set up the campsite for the night and cook lunch. Daytime exploration of the area that includes hiking and canoe rides. At night time after dinner, we will make a night excursion by boat to search for the various species of nocturnal animals.
 
  • Day 7 - Iquitos City - Early morning jungle hike where we will have the unique opportunity to see a vast number of monkeys, birds, and a great deal of other wildlife in their natural habitat. We will also see and learn about various types of Amazonian plants. Departure from the campsite with destination Iquitos City. 

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Local languages
Spanish, Aymara
Popular destinations
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, Lake Titicaca
Perfet for
Hiking, adventure, food
Best time to visit
From May to September
Currency
Sol

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