Peru 7-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries

Explore 5 trekking trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Peru.

A week is just enough time to embark on a multi-day hike in Peru. If you want the unspoiled nature without the tourist crowds, consider the Cotahuasi Canyon Trek. This involves hiking a gorge twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and visiting Inca ruins and colonial villages too. There’s also the Colca Canyon Trek, a four-day hike down to the rivers and natural hot springs of one of the world’s deepest canyons. Finally, if you can’t resist the mother of all Inca ruins but want to do it differently, embark on the relatively new Cachicata Trek, which crosses high mountain passes in the Sacred Valley before arriving at Machu Picchu on the final day.

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Cotahuasi Canyon Trek
Map of Cotahuasi Canyon Trek
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.

Trek along Colca Canyon
Map of Colca Canyon Trek - 7 Days
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
Map of Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu - 7 Days
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.

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

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. 

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