1 Week in Peru: Our Recommendations

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Spending 1 week in Peru is enough to tick off some of the world’s greatest wonders. Go on a whirlwind jaunt around Lima and cover Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Alternatively, head into the high Andes or the humid rainforests of the mighty Amazon during your 7 days in Peru. In between, you can sample the best of Peruvian cuisine, absorb the ambience of Cusco or drifting sedately across the world’s highest navigable lake – Titicaca.

7 days in Peru: Adventure in the Andes

Lima, capital city and one of the best places to visit in 7 days in Peru
A beautiful aerial view of the city Lima by the Pacific ocean
Puno is an enchanting region that should be added to your Peru itinerary.
Go on a boating expedition in the quaint and glistening waters of Lake Titicaca
Day 1 Welcome to Lima
Day 2 Uncover the rich history of Cusco
Day 3  Explore Sacred Valley and take train to Aguas Calientes
Day 4 Set foot in Machu Picchu
Day 5 Take the bus to Puno
Day 6  Walk on the reed islands of Lake Titicaca
Day 7  Travel back to Lima

Highlights come thick and fast during this one-week Peru tour. After wandering the historic streets of colonial Cusco, you will head for the stunning natural landscapes and scattered Incan ruins of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This culminates in a day among the ancient stones of Machu Picchu, an Inca stronghold rediscovered in 1911. Then see the unique reed boats of Lake Titicaca and discover all that Lima has to offer before saying goodbye to Peru. See tour

1 week in Peru: Rainbow Mountain Trek and more

View of the colourful and vibrant Rainbow Mountains in Peru
The Rainbow Mountains in Peru are formed partly of colorful sediments that give it a unique and surreal look
Day 1 Arrive in Cusco, explore Sacred Valley
Day 2 Explore Cusco’s colonial heart by yourself
Day 3 Hike Yanacocha trail
Day 4 Cross Pucacocha Pass into Anantapata
Day 5  Behold colorful Mount Vinicunca
Day 6  Continue to Jampa
Day 7  End your trek in Pitumarca and head back to Cusco

There are few better ways to spend one week in Peru than to explore its wealth of treasures at a walking pace. And that is exactly what this tour is about. So grab your hiking boots and head from the cobbles of Cusco to the mountains through narrow footpaths and trails where mules are still the best mode of transport. See the Rainbow Mountains and other highlight along the way. Your multi-day trek tops out at 6,400 meters at Ausangate. However, it does not end until you have walked among glaciers and returned back to Cuzco. See tour

Peru in 7 days: Best of Peru

Huayna Picchu hike is rarely done by visitors to Peru
 Aerial view of Machu Picchu as seen from Huayna Picchu mountain
Day 1  Get your first impressions of Lima
Day 2 Visit Lima’s historic sights
Day 3 Fly to Cusco and take in its attractions
Day 4  Explore Maras and Moray
Day 5 Board the train to Aguas Calientes
Day 6  Spend a day in Machu Picchu
Day 7  Say farewell to Peru

This private, guided tour encapsulates Peru’s best bits within the time frame of just seven days. Discover the cultural charms and hidden gems of Lima. Then head Cusco, once the centre of the powerful Incan empire, and explore the sights of the Sacred Valley. Take in the region’s vistas from the train en route to Aguas Calientes and visit the world-famous Machu Picchu. This mountaintop citadel is the most intact Incan site anywhere in South America and a must-see destination for all travelers heading for Peru. See tour

Like the idea of one week in Peru but want to explore some more options? Check out our guide on how many days to spend in Peru. If you are interested in getting your own itinerary built from scratch, get in touch with our travel experts in Peru today!

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