Peru 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 17 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Peru.

One week is a solid amount of time to visit Peru. Travelers can combine a comfortably-paced visit to Machu Picchu with another region—the Amazon and Lake Titicaca are both great choices—or take day trips from Cusco throughout the Sacred Valley. If you don't mind skipping Machu Picchu, you can explore a number of less-visited areas like northern Peru, the Ballestas Islands, and Colca Canyon. Trekkers can easily spend three days hiking—consider the Cachicata or Lares treks to Machu Picchu, or trek off the beaten path in the Huaraz and Cordillera Huayuash region.

See our itinerary options below, or check out our roundup of great 7-day trip options in Peru.

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Looking down on the city of Cusco
Map of Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour - 7 Days
Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour - 7 Days

Explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu on this epic one week adventure. While in the Sacred Valley, you'll get to choose from a selection of great adventures, including mountain biking, horseback riding, or zip-lining. 

Cotahuasi Canyon Trek
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Cotahuasi Canyon Trek

Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, the Cotahuasi is the deepest canyon in the world, cutting through the Coropuna and Surimana massifs. With numerous hiking trails and vantages points, Cotahuasi is a beautiful region that few travelers get to see. With single and multi-day tours, you’ll get to hike the length of one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.

Ruins of Machu Picchu
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Explore the Heart of the Inca Empire - 7 Days

This seven-day journey highlights all of the iconic landscapes, famous Incan ruins, and cultural experiences that make Peru a sought-after destination. Stroll the textile markets of Cusco, visit the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, spend a day at the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, and more.

A red-headed poison dart frog
Map of Machu Picchu & the Amazon Jungle - 7 Days
Machu Picchu & the Amazon Jungle - 7 Days

From the remote Machu Picchu ruins to the lush Amazon rainforest, this seven-day itinerary brings you to Peru's iconic landscapes. Fly to metropolitan Lima, then connect with the Inca capital of Cusco. Explore colorful textile markets, small towns, and Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley before traveling east to Puerto Maldonado, your launch point to the lush Amazon. Spend three days viewing wildlife, like the giant river otter, river cayman, and vibrant parrot species, while enjoying a comfortable stay at an eco-lodge.

Machu Picchu at sunset
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Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain Adventure - 7 Days

Explore the essential highlights of Peru, including visits to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Rainbow Mountain, on this weeklong adventure. Begin with a night in Lima and head to the Sacred Valley, where you'll enjoy cultural experiences and a tour of the Maras Salt Flats. Hike part of the famed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, where you'll spend a day immersed in Inca history. End your trip with a special hike to the brilliantly-hued Rainbow Mountain.

Machu Picchu citadel
Map of Best of Peru: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, & More - 7 Days
Best of Peru: Cusco, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, & More - 7 Days

Tour the essential highlights of Peru's Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Rainbow Mountains over seven days. Starting in Lima, you'll travel to the Sacred Valley of the Inca's, where you'll find a huge concentration of ancient Incan sites, including nearby Machu Picchu. Spend a day hiking to the high-altitude Rainbow Mountains, which have to be seen to be believed. End in beautiful Cusco, a city with centuries of history and culture to be explored.

Trek along Colca Canyon
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Colca Canyon Trek - 7 Days

For people who enjoy backpacking in the mountains and beautiful hot springs, this is the ideal multi-day trek. You'll have a local guide who will help you discover Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, with stunning views of the Andes.

Mt. Veronica, Sacred Valley
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Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu - 7 Days

Cachicata is a relatively new and less-crowded trek in Peru's Sacred Valley. You'll pass beneath beautiful snow-capped mountains, cross over a high pass, and descend down into the Sacred Valley, arriving at the village of Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, it's a short train journey to Machu Picchu where you can enjoy a private tour of the ruins.

Paracas Coastline Preserve
Map of Peru's Cities, History & Ecotourism - 7 Days
Peru's Cities, History & Ecotourism - 7 Days

Explore Peru's iconic cities, ancient archaeological sites, and coastal wildlife in this seven-day exploration. Start in the capital of Lima, then head south to Paracas for a marine wildlife tour and views of a 2,200-year-old geoglyph. Try your hand at sandboarding in the desert oasis of Huacachina before heading to the imperial Inca city of Cusco. Explore Inca ruins, bustling textile markets, and the local culture of the Sacred Valley. Finish your visit with a day trip to Machu Picchu, the iconic 15th-century citadel.

The historic site of Moray, where the Incas experimented in crop production.
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Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu: Jungle Adventure - 7 Days

This 7-day adventure is perfect for those planning to visit the top two sights in Peru – Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. In addition to these unforgettable highlights, this itinerary will take a detour over some stunning Andean scenery, from icy peaks to steamy jungle. Along the way, enjoy a dip in hot springs, a visit to a coffee cooperative and shopping in traditional Andean markets.

Tour the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu for a day
Map of Classic Peru - 7 Days
Classic Peru - 7 Days

This classic route through Peru introduces you to the country's top attractions for an immersive experience in seven days. See the contrast between old and new Lima, visit ancient archaeological wonders and textile communities in the Sacred Valley, and marvel at the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu. You’ll also spend a day and a night in the beautiful colonial city of Cusco for your fill of treasures from its Inca and Spanish legacy.

Looking down over Miraflores, Lima
Discover the Highlights of Lima - 7 Days

You don't have to venture far outside Peru's capital city for a week's worth of fascinating history, culture, high-altitude thrills, and world-class cuisine! On this 7-day itinerary, you'll base yourself in Lima, exploring the city's top museums and landmarks with a local guide. Learn how to make pisco sours and ceviche on a food tour around the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, then enjoy a few side trips away from the city. First you'll detour to the Inca site of Pachacamac, then you'll board a small plane for a ride high over the famous geoglyphs known as the Nazca Lines. Return to Lima for one last night on the town before this weeklong journey comes to an end.

Preserved mummy in a tomb of Chauchilla cemetery in Nazca, Peru
Map of Lima, Paracas & Nazca Adventure - 7 Days
Lima, Paracas & Nazca Adventure - 7 Days

On this weeklong journey through Peru, you'll get a taste of metropolitan Lima before heading south to Paracas for a marine wildlife tour. Next, head to Nazca and get an aerial view of some of the world's most impressive geoglyphs. Top it all off by trying your hand at sandboarding in the desert oasis of Huacachina.

Peru's Rainbow Mountain
Map of Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, & Jungle Adventure - 7 Days
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, & Jungle Adventure - 7 Days

From the city to the jungle, this 7-day exploration of Peru is perfect for adventurous travelers. Start in metropolitan Lima, then continue to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. Explore the ancient Incan streets of Cusco then continue to the jungle for a stay at a jungle lodge. Explore the rainforest, visit a coffee plantation, and hike the Inca Trail to see the Llactapata ruins. Spend a day visiting Machu Picchu, the famed 15th-century citadel. Finally head back towards Cusco to see the colorful Rainbow Mountain. 

Restorative yoga in the Sacred Valley
Restorative Wellness in the Sacred Valley - 7 Days

Rejuvenate, awaken, and connect in Peru's Sacred Valley during this 7-day intentional wellness trip. Start in Lima's eclectic art neighborhood of Miraflores, then head to ancient Cusco and your cozy bungalow retreat in the Sacred Valley. Connect with your body and soul through ancient meditation practices and energizing yoga practices, ending your trip with a visit to the famed Machu Picchu ruins. 

Learning about Inca weaving traditions
Cultural Tour of the Sacred Valley - 7 Days

Immerse yourself in Peruvian tradition, from pre-Inca to the present, on this weeklong cultural tour around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Along the journey, you'll see all the major sights, including Cusco's Qoricancha, the UNESCO-honored Machu Picchu, and the ruins of Pisac. But you'll also get off the beaten path, enjoying authentic experiences with locals. Hike with llamas, learn about Inca weaving techniques, and surround yourself with locals in Cusco's central marketplace — these are just a few of the unforgettable activities you'll enjoy on this insightful 7-day adventure.

Experience sunrise over Machu Picchu
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Deluxe Peru Adventure - 7 Days

If you wish to experience the Peruvian Andes with a private guide—and a touch of luxury—then this weeklong itinerary is for you. Starting and ending in Cusco, you'll tour the area's best villages and archaeological sites, take an epic hike to Machu Picchu, and visit a lesser-known Rainbow Mountain at 15,500 feet (4,724 m) above sea level. Of course, each day includes memorable meals on family farms, top-notch restaurants, and even a special train ride to round out this quietly sophisticated adventure.

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