Peru 15-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 16 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Peru.

With just over two weeks you can choose any number of Peru adventures to suit your taste. If you have your sites set on Machu Picchu, that great Inca citadel in the sky, then consider a classic tour that allows you to explore the Sacred Valley, near Cusco, visit the ruins of Machu Picchu, and dine with locals in the Valle Sur.

Active adventurers might enjoy a combined excursion that involves a trek to Machu Picchu, rafting the class III rapids of the Santo Tomás River, fly-fishing outside an indigenous village, and mountain-biking near Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Or you could visit other incredible sites in Peru, like the Nazca Lines geoglyphs, the penguin colonies of the Ballestas Islands, and the rivers of the Amazon.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 15-day trips in Peru.

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Llamas graze in the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu © Kiki Deere
Map of Peru Classic Tour with Jungle Trail - 15 Days
Peru Classic Tour with Jungle Trail - 15 Days

Experience the best Peru has to offer in just over two weeks with this exciting itinerary that takes in the very best the country has to offer. From freewheeling into the jungle to visiting ancient Inca ruins and remote islands on Lake Titicaca, this tour takes you to Peru’s most exciting destinations where you will delve into local culture, age-old customs, and traditions.

A view across Lake Titicaca
Map of Classic Southern Peru - 15 Days
Classic Southern Peru - 15 Days

Experience the ultimate introduction to Peru in just over two weeks with this active itinerary that includes options for both hiking and biking. From Inca ruins to quaint villages, bustling streets to serene landscapes, this journey across the Andes will include all the main destinations that highlight Peru's unique culture and history.

Peruvian woman walking through the Inca ruins of Chinchero
Map of Peru Highlights: Lima, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, & Amazon Adventure - 15 Days
Peru Highlights: Lima, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, & Amazon Adventure - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary starts in Lima before heading east to Puerto Maldonado, gateway to the Amazon Rainforest. Spend three days viewing wildlife while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge. From there, head to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, where you'll visit Rainbow Mountain and spend a day trekking to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail. Finally, travel to Lake Titicaca to explore the region's history and beautiful islands.

Citadel of Kuelap ruins
Ancient Cultures of Northern Peru: Cajamarca, Leymebamba, Trujillo & Lima - 15 Days

Explore the history of the pre-Inca civilizations that inhabited northern Peru on this thrilling 15-day tour. You will start in Lima, the coastal capital. Enjoy a cosmopolitan experience before heading north to Cajamarca to see temples and ancient graves. From here, you'll drive to the Amazonas region to visit mausoleums, mummies, and the ruins of Kuelap. Then, you'll drive to the coast for more archaeological excursions, including Caral, the oldest civilization in the American continent.

Gotca waterfall
Map of History & Culture of Peru - 15 Days
History & Culture of Peru - 15 Days

This exploration of ancient and modern Peru starts with Lima—and a spectacular flight over the Nazca Lines. You'll then make your way north to tour the Mochica and Tucume pyramids, along with the mud-brick city of Chan Chan. Drive inland to the Amazonas region to see the "Machu Picchu of the North" before walking in the footsteps of the Incas in Cusco. Top it all off with a private tour of the iconic Machu Picchu ruins.

An Andean condor soars over Peru's Colco Canyon
Essential Peru: Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, & Machu Picchu - 15 Days

Peru's spectacular scenery takes center stage on this far-reaching 15-day itinerary. Setting off from the capital of Lima, you'll discover a land of towering mountains, arid deserts, and lush cloud forests. Take to the skies to view the mysterious Nazca Lines, travel across the Andes to Arequipa, and spot soaring condors over the vast Colca Canyon. Your journey ends in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco—where you'll take a scenic train into the Sacred Valley, watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu, and hike the rainbow landscapes of Palcoyo Mountain.

Birds flying over a natural arch in the Ballestas Islands
Peruvian History & Wildlife - 15 Days

From Incan ruins to the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands, the 15-day version of this itinerary shows you the many sides of Peru. Experience metropolitan Lima, the incredible Nazca lines, and the Incan capital of Cusco. Walk a section of the Inca Trail, followed by a day at Machu Picchu. And make your way to Puerto Maldonado, where you'll spend three days viewing wildlife on jungle excursions while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge.

Machu Picchu
Lares Trek & Lake Titicaca Exploration - 15 Days

Trek through the Lares Valley, where you'll pass between glacier-capped mountains where llamas and alpacas graze in the surrounding hills. You'll visit the town of Lares, a colorful traditional town in the heart of the valley. Combined with the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is a trek that combines two wonderful valleys & mountain ranges with very different ecologies & landscapes. Next, enjoy a kayaking adventure on Lake Titicaca and delve into the beauty and history of the region. 

Aerial view of Cusco
Discover the Highlights & Culture of Peru - 15 days

Experience the beautiful landscapes, culture, and history of Peru during this 15-day journey. Explore Lima, Peru's largest city, and explore its historical center that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Sacred Valley via quad and hiking, and visit the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu. Take the time to walk the city of Cisco at your leisure, and sample all the local Peruvian flavors along the way. You'll also get to hike through the Andean landscape, accompanied by llamas, to the blue lagoon of Uyumayo.

Inca fortress with terraces and temple hill in Ollantaytambo, Peru
Map of Ancient Peru: Huacas de Moche, El Brujo, Túcume, Kuélap & The Sacred Valley - 15 days
Ancient Peru: Huacas de Moche, El Brujo, Túcume, Kuélap & The Sacred Valley - 15 days

Peru is famous for the ruins of Machu Picchu to the south, but the lesser-known pre-Inca sites across the country are just as impressive. This 15-day itinerary brings you up close to some of the largest and oldest sites, like the sprawling city Chan Chan, the mysterious Moray terraces, and the imposing Kuélap fortress, as you travel from arid desert to misty cloud forest.

See Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain on a two-week adventure
Map of Undiscovered Peru: Hiking Cusco to Apurimac  - 15 Days
Undiscovered Peru: Hiking Cusco to Apurimac - 15 Days

Peru's untouched landscapes and native species are wonders to discover on this active 15-day itinerary that travels beyond the tourist circuit by foot, car, raft, and horseback. Start in Cusco to learn about the former Inca capital, and then explore the countryside outside the city. Navigate Apurimac River rapids and sleep under the stars, hike to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, a natural wonder, and explore Choquequirao, a mountainous Inca site that's larger than Machu Picchu.

Step back in time as you explore ancient Machu Picchu
Map of Peru Sacred Valley Trek: 15 Days
Peru Sacred Valley Trek: 15 Days

This 15-day trek through Peru's Sacred Valley invites you to explore as the Inca did. From Lima to Cusco, get a glimpse of the country's past and vibrant present, then trek through Amazon cloud forests to marvel at Machu Picchu before you. Learn about Inca culture in Cusco and Ollantaytambo, see modern and energetic Peruvian life in Lima's Miraflores district, paddle board on Lake Piuray, and follow the Inca trail as you hike through Soraypampa.

Explore the wonders of Machu Picchu and other ancient sites in Peru
Map of Peru's Ancient Civilizations & Rituals: Trujillo, Kuélap & Cusco - 15 Days
Peru's Ancient Civilizations & Rituals: Trujillo, Kuélap & Cusco - 15 Days

Traveling by car, plane, train, and foot, you'll experience Peru's ancient civilizations and customs on this active cultural adventure. Soak up the vibrant energy of cosmopolitan Lima and explore the former Inca capital, Cusco, then learn about the rituals of ancient civilizations at El Brujo. In Chachapoyas, see the mysterious Karajia Sarcophagi and learn about Peru's pyramids and engineering feats at the Royal Tombs museum. Hike to a hidden waterfall at Gocta, sleep under the stars at Waqrapukara, and stand in awe at Machu Picchu.

Cruise amid the Amazon jungle post your Salkantay Trail hike
Map of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu & Amazon River Cruise  - 15 Days
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu & Amazon River Cruise - 15 Days

While Machu Picchu is a must-see in Peru, there's more than one way to reach the iconic Inca site. During this 15-day itinerary, take on the lesser-known, more challenging Salkantay Trail on your way to the 15th-century citadel, catching stunning mountain views and visiting villages, coffee farms, and archaeological sites along the way. Once you've completed the trek, kick up your feet for a four-day cruise within the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

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