Discover the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, the “sister city” of Machu Picchu, along this challenging yet rewarding trek. The 65 km trek passes through lush jungles, deep canyons, and snow-capped peaks en route to Machu Picchu. If you’re up for the adventure, this is one of the most beautiful treks in the Cusco Region.
Peru 10-Day Tours & Itineraries
With 10 days, travelers can combine Peru's iconic highlights with lesser-known, off the beaten path destinations— covering three areas in Peru is a good goal for this length of time. For a relaxed pace, tour the Sacred Valley before a few days at cultural hotspot Lake Titicaca and a flight over the Nazca Lines. Adventurous travelers can complete the scenic Ausangate or Choquiquirao treks to Machu Picchu, or combine shorter treks on the Inca Trail with sightseeing. Or, focus on wildlife by pairing a visit to the biodiverse Ballestas Islands with the Amazon rainforest.
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Embark on a private, 10-day food and luxury tour of Peru, and discover what makes it the ultimate culinary destination. Explore Lima, home to some of the world's best restaurants. Delight in fine dining, browse markets, sample local fare and learn culinary techniques from leading chefs. Taste an incredible variety of ingredients from the coast to the jungle, and enjoy the country’s impressive scenery — including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Named after the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range, the Salkantay Trek takes you high in the Andes outside Cusco, providing specular views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, and lush cloud forest. It’s an easy to moderate hike, with some sections of challenging terrain. The trek involves comfortable stays at luxurious lodges in remote locations so that you can enjoy the gorgeous Andean scenery without having to give up your comforts.
Explore Peru's picturesque coast, the snowcapped Andes, and the Amazon rainforest on this 10-day adventure. Start in cosmopolitan Lima, then ride a motorized canoe deep into the jungle for guided hikes and nocturnal wildlife tours. Continue to Cusco to explore ancient ruins and the stunning Sacred Valley, spending a day at the famed Machu Picchu citadel. Finish the trip at Lake Titicaca—South America's largest lake—learning about native cultures and boating to floating islands.
This colorful adventure around Bolivia and Peru introduces you to the best of both countries. You'll start in Cusco, touring the high-altitude Inca city and exploring the Sacred Valley before moving on to the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu. Then fly to La Paz to discover Bolivia's most beautiful landscapes, including the Salar de Uyuni salt flats and the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. Accompanied by llamas, you'll hike around a lagoon on the last full day of the trip.
Interested in a unique honeymoon? Consider a 10-day tour that combines Peru's highlights with a romantic twist. Stroll Lima's bohemian seaside neighborhoods and shop at a local mercado before your Peruvian cooking class. Enjoy a wine-tasting at Tacama Vineyard, visit the colorful textile markets of Cusco, and zip-line over the Sacred Valley—all before capping off your trip with a guided visit to the iconic Machu Picchu.
Go from the Sacred Valley to the Amazon with this 10-day itinerary. Explore the markets, small towns, and Inca ruins around Cusco before walking a section of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Then, travel east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point to the rainforest. Spend multiple days viewing wildlife like the giant river otter and tropical parrots, and spend your nights in the comfort of an eco-lodge.
From Cusco to the Amazon rainforest, this grand Peru tour is ideal for adventurous travelers, nature lovers, and history buffs. The highlights are many: explore Indigenous/colonial Cusco, visit the Uros floating islands, and witness the majesty of Machu Picchu. Then travel south to Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon, where you'll stay in a rainforest lodge and embark on nature tours to spot exotic wildlife.
Explore the best of Peru and Bolivia on this ten-day trip. You'll start in Peru with visit to Lima and the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see Machu Picchu and other Inca citadels. Continue to La Paz, where you'll take a side trip to the spectacular Uyuni Salt Flats. End on Lake Titicaca to see even more Inca history and culture.
On this 10-day itinerary, get a taste of Peru's metropolitan capital Lima, then head south to to Nazca for an aerial view of the world-famous geoglyphs, and to Paracas for a marine wildlife tour. Afterwards, travel to Cusco, ancient center of the Inca Empire, and explore the beautiful surroundings of the Andes in the Sacred Valley, visiting pretty, historic towns like Ollantaytambo and tackling the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. End your trip by visiting one of Peru's geological wonders, Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
This 10-day tour of Peru strikes the perfect balance between culture and nature. Begin in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas, which will be your base for trips to the Sacred Valley and legendary Machu Picchu. Spend the remaining five days in Manú National Park, where you'll enjoy boat rides, nature walks (including a nocturnal expedition), and wildlife excursions to spot monkeys, macaws, and maybe even a jaguar.
This 10-day itinerary brings you to Peru's most iconic landscapes. Explore the metropolitan city of Lima, and delve into the culture and history at Lake Titicaca. Next, head to the Inca capital of Cusco, explore the colorful textile markets and small towns of the Sacred Valley, and cap it off with a visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
From colonial cities to remote Inca ruins, this 10-day tour of Peru is ideal for travelers who like a bit of history with their adventure. Start by enjoying cosmopolitan Lima before jetting off to Cusco, a former Inca capital later conquered by the Spanish. From there, hit the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and finish the trip on the shores of mystical Lake Titicaca, where you'll visit floating islands.
Beginning your Peruvian odyssey in cosmopolitan capital Lima, this 10-day itinerary sees you first travel to jungle metropolis Iquitos. You then embark on a trip along the main source of the River Amazon, the River Marañón, using a lodge near Pacaya Samiria Reserve as a base for jungle adventures including night-time rainforest hikes and meeting indigenous communities. You next travel up into the stunning Andes, to ancient Inca capital Cusco and the Sacred Valley: a journey culminating in a visit to the ultimate Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. You end this itinerary by exploring another of Peru's geological wonders: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
Follow in the footsteps of the Incas as you hike an ancient trail and explore meticulously preserved ruins with this 10-day itinerary. Relax in mineral hot springs and learn traditional coffee roasting techniques with experts at an organic farm. Afterward, lose track of time exploring the narrow, winding streets of Cusco—the historic capital of the Incan Empire.
On this Peruvian adventure, you'll start in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. Embark on a rewarding trek to the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, the “sister city” of Machu Picchu, passing through jungles and snow-capped peaks en route to Machu Picchu. If you’re up for a challenge, this is one of the most beautiful treks in the Sacred Valley.
From the ancient city of Cusco to the lush waterways of the Amazonian rainforest, this diverse 10-day trip showcases Peru's fascinating culture and magnificent landscapes. Begin with a brief stay in Lima, where you'll have time for sightseeing before continuing to the wine-growing region around Ica and the massive sand dunes of Huacachina. Then you'll catch a flight to Cusco and explore the ruins of the Sacred Valley. Explore Macchu Pichu on an early-morning excursion and hike around the vibrant Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. You'll wrap up the trip with a few days in the Amazon, spotting wildlife, learning about indigenous cultures, and boating along jungle rivers.
Explore the best of the Peruvian countryside on this ten-day adventure trip. Start in the capital city of Lima, then catch a domestic flight to Arequipa — the base for all adventures in Colca Canyon. You'll spend a few days exploring the condor's home, then transfer to Machu Picchu for the Sacred Valley highlights and a hike up the colorful Rainbow Mountain.
From Machu Picchu to the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands, the 10-day version of this itinerary brings you to a variety of Peru's landscapes. Experience metropolitan Lima, the Inca capital of Cusco, and Puerto Maldonado—your launch point to the Amazon. Spend three days viewing wildlife on jungle excursions while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge.
This 10-day tour combines Peru's highlights for an active and fun getaway. Explore Lima and stroll around its bohemian sea-side neighborhoods. Go shopping for fresh produce at a local mercado before heading to a cooking class to get an authentic taste of Peru. View some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs then try your hand at sandboarding on the nearby dunes. Next, head south to Cusco. Explore the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu, colorful textile markets, and bustling plazas of southern Peru. Embark on an exciting via ferrata and zip-lining adventure and hike to the peak of Huayna Picchu mountain for some stunning views. Finally, travel to Lake Titicaca to experience the beauty and culture of its islands.
The Ausangate trek is beautiful and remote, a great option for travelers keen on avoiding the crowds of the Inca Trail. With this itinerary, you'll start with history and culture in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco. From here, embark on your five-day trek and discover the beauty and rugged highlands of the Ausangate region—glacial lakes, herds of alpacas, and pretty mountain views. Cap off your trek with a day of exploration at Machu Picchu, Peru's most iconic ruins.
This 10-day itinerary introduces travelers to two South American countries—Peru and Bolivia—and their top cultural and natural attractions. In addition to stops at classic sights like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, the trip takes you off the beaten path to see lesser-known destinations. Visit a crimson-hued lagoon, observe wildlife at a remote flamingo habitat, ride a cable car high over La Paz, see the desert that inspired the work of the great Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, and hike with llamas in a quiet mountain landscape: these are just a few of the experiences you'll enjoy on this unforgettable adventure.
Go off the beaten path in northern Peru to discover some of the country's most incredible archaeological sites. Besides touring pre-Columbian temples and pyramids, you'll also visit Indigenous and Spanish-colonial landmarks in cities like Cajamarca. As a bonus, you'll hike up to one of the country's most beautiful waterfalls, tour "Machu Picchu of the North," and visit an actual mummy museum.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Peru's Sacred Valley on this active 10-day adventure. After a tour of Lima, you'll fly across the Andes to the ancient capital of Cusco—your gateway to the land of the Inca. After exploring remarkable sites like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Moray, lace up your hiking boots and set out on a three-day trek along the iconic Lares and Short Inca Trails to Machu Picchu.
Pair a short trek in the Lares Valley with Amazon exploration on this ten-day tour. Spend two days hiking past glacier-capped mountains and grazing alpacas, ending in the traditional town of Lares in the Sacred Valley. Then, walk a short section of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu before heading to Puerto Maldonado—gateway to the rainforest. Enjoy wildlife and botany tours, ride the river in a dugout canoe, and spend your nights in the comfort of an eco-lodge.
Best of Cusco & the Sacred Valley: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake, Rainbow Mountain & More - 10 days
After a day in Peru's cosmopolitan capital Lima, this 10-day adventure sees you starting your sojourn in the Peruvian Andes in ancient Inca capital Cusco. You will travel to the highlights of the Sacred Valley, from stunning archaeological sites like Moray and Maras to picturesque towns such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo, concluding your time here with a hike on the Short Inca Trail to arrive at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Your Andean journey concludes with visits to two of the finest sights in the Cusco region, the mountain lake of Humantay and the geological wonder of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
Enjoy the highlights of Peru on this ten-day honeymoon getaway. You'll start in Lima with a culinary tour of some of the city's best restaurants, then continue to the coast for luxury desert camping and dune surfing. Transfer to the Sacred Valley for lunch in a suspended glass sphere and a visit to Machu Picchu.
Learn to make ceviche, hike through rainbow-colored hills, taste pisco at a historic Peruvian winery, and ride a zip line through the Sacred Valley on this exciting 10-day journey through Peru. Offering a mix of gourmet experiences and thrilling outdoor activities, the trip starts in Lima, where you'll sightsee and go on a foodie tour in bohemian Barranco. Then you'll travel down the coast to Huacachina to try "surfing" on massive sand dunes and tour family-run wineries. Continue on to Cusco, day-tripping to the Sacred Valley for a rock climbing and zip-lining excursion. Travel to Machu Picchu at dawn to explore the lost city of the Incas, then spend the last day of the itinerary hiking around the colorful landscapes of Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain. With fresh air, delicious food, and insights into Peru's history and culture, this trip is a traveler's favorite.
On this classic 10-day adventure, spend time in Peru's cosmopolitan capital Lima, in the ancient center of the Inca Empire, Cusco, and the pretty Sacred Valley surrounding it. Then, the main part of this trip is the four days of adventure on the Classic Inca Trail: the world-famous trek to the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Your itinerary finally finishes in eclectic style with a hike up the rarely-visited Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain.
Beginning your 10-day adventure in Lima, you then fly to the southern colonial city of Arequipa and explore nearby Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, before continuing to Puno on Lake Titicaca, Peru's most dramatic lake. You will next get to visit the lake's iconic islands, including the Uros Islands and Taquile Island. You then travel overland on the scenic 'Route of the Sun' to ancient Inca capital Cusco. Your trip finishes with some adventures in the beautiful terrain surrounding Cusco, including the Sacred Valley, world-famous Inca citadel Machu Picchu and the geological wonder of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
This adventurous 10-day itinerary combines the highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley with an unforgettable three-day mountain trek. Flying from Lima, you'll cross the Andes to reach the ancient Inca capital of Cusco—gateway to the wonders of the Sacred Valley. Tour remarkable Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac Citadel, and the salt mines of Maras, then hit the trails and hike through spectacular mountain scenery to reach the crowning glory of Machu Picchu.
On this 10-day journey, you will truly get to see the very best of Northern and Andean Peru. In the north, you will be based in Chachapoyas for trips to one of the world's mightiest waterfalls, Gocta Falls, and the amazing pre-Inca fortress of Kuélap. You will then begin discovering the Andean Inca heartland of Peru, seeing magical Sacred Valley ruins such as those at Moray, Pisac and Ollantaytambo before exploring the regional highlight, Machu Picchu. The trip ends with a trek to one of Peru's geological highlights, Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
This classic family itinerary through Peru—perfect for first-timers of all ages—is just what the parents ordered. Kick-off in Lima with a guided food tour followed by a day trip to the Peruvian Galápagos, where you'll see sea lions and penguins. Next, fly to Cusco for your entry into a range of historic sites in the Sacred Valley alongside fun classes like chocolate-making and painting. You'll even take a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu for a private tour of the famous Inca citadel to complete the adventure.
On this action-packed 10-day adventure, you will be using ancient Inca capital Cusco as a base to see sights in the enchanting Sacred Valley the adventurous way: through white-water rafting, quad biking, horse-riding and mountain trekking. This itinerary sees you stay one night out in the Sacred Valley too: in Machu Picchu Town below the famous Inca citadel Machu Picchu, which you will also have the chance to explore. The trip ends with a trek up to one of Peru's geological highlights, Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
If you and your family prefer to get active on your vacations rather than sit at the beach, this 10-day tour of Peru is designed for you. Starting in Lima, you'll begin with sandboarding in a desert oasis before heading to the high-altitude Andes (with time to acclimate). Then dive right into the Sacred Valley with standup paddleboarding, ziplining, riding ATVs to remote Inca villages, exploring the unmissable Machu Picchu, and ending with a hike to a lake surrounded by snowcapped mountains.
Calling all intrepid family explorers! Create memories to last a lifetime with this 10-day trip to Peru, perfect for families with active older kids seeking adventure. Experience the sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle, discover Machu Picchu's ancient Inca ruins, and live among locals on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca—immersing yourselves in Peruvian culture against a backdrop of natural wonders.
After spending time in Peru's cosmopolitan capital Lima and then in the ancient center of the Inca Empire, Cusco, the main part of this 10-day trip is the four days of adventure on the Inca Jungle Trek: the most adrenaline-filled way of arriving at Machu Picchu. You will hike, mountain bike, white-water raft and zip line your way to the magical Inca citadel. After a day exploring Cusco independently, your trip then concludes with a journey to one of Peru's geological wonders, the striking Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
Family adventures don't get more exciting than this fast-paced, 10-day tour of Peru, which is best suited for older kids. After arriving in Lima, head deep into the Peruvian Amazon for a three-day cruise in the rainforest. Next, change things up in the high-altitude Peruvian Andes, where you'll stay in exclusive mountainside accommodations that can only be reached by zipline or via ferrata. Finish the trip with a tour of Machu Picchu and free time to explore Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas.
Embark on an active adventure in Peru without sacrificing comfort on this 10-day, family-themed tour. Start from Lima to explore the coastal city's kid-friendly parks and squares, then set off by boat to swim with sea lions. It's off to the Andes next to tour the most impressive sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley with modified activities that are perfect for kids. Meet friendly llamas, hike a portion of the Inca Trail, take a private tour of Machu Picchu, and scale the colorful slopes of "Rainbow Mountain."
This 10-day Peru adventure delivers the highlights, from uniquely delicious cuisine and stunning architecture to world-famous Inca ruins. Start in Lima with city tours and cooking classes before jetting off to volcano-fringed Arequipa for river rafting and canyon hikes. The journey culminates on the ancient streets of Cusco, from which you'll explore Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley, and of course, Machu Picchu.