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On an outdoor adventure in an Amazon reserve, enjoy three nights at the luxury Tambopata Research Center
Map of 1 Week in Peru - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Peru - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

With one week in Peru, you can uncover the historical, natural, and cultural wonders of one or two regions while indulging your creature comforts. Must-see destinations for first-time visitors are Machu Picchu and the vibrant cities of Lima and Cusco, while the Peruvian Amazon is an excellent fit for adventure lovers. Other options include a trip down Peru's Pacific coast and a gourmet food tour amid the Andean highlands.

Ride aboard a luxury train to arrive in the high-altitude city of Cusco, en route to Machu Picchu
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10 Days in Peru - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Ten luxury days in Peru are perfect for focusing on two or three regions while discovering the country's impressive ruins and natural beauty. Must-see sights include Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, and you can experience all of them during activities catered to your preferences. Wildlife lovers should also include time in the Amazon, while those who love train travel can glide to Lake Titicaca. Paracas, known for its coastal dunes and wildlife, is another superb destination to consider.

Lounge poolside with views of Colca Canyon on a southern Peru luxury adventure (photo courtesy of Belmond Las Casitas)
2 Weeks in Peru - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Private drivers, luxury trains, and well-appointed cruise ships ensure you can visit Peru's cities, jungles, and mountains in two weeks—and in style. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy spotting monkeys and other critters from their private Jacuzzi on an Amazon cruise. Active travelers can overnight in a cliffside capsule in the Sacred Valley, tackle high-altitude trekking in Colca, and sandboard in Ica. Those seeking a rejuvenating journey can try Andean healing treatments and unwind in 5-star spas.

The elegant bar car on PeruRail's Hiram Bingham train
6 Ideas for Luxury Travel in Peru

Sleep in a palace, take a ceviche class with a local chef, or indulge in a spa treatment incorporating ancient Inca ingredients. Peru offers countless luxurious experiences to choose from—here are a few favorites.

Peru luxury itineraries

The exotic fruits of Lima's markets
Map of Flavor and Luxury in Peru  - 10 Days
Flavor and Luxury in Peru - 10 Days

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.

Ollantaytambo
Map of Peruvian Luxury Experience - 8 Days
Peruvian Luxury Experience - 8 Days

Explore ancient Incan ruins, charming colonial towns, and the breathtaking Sacred Valley as you make your way through some of Peru's most beloved sights in style. Gourmet meals, five-star hotels, and spa treatments await in between explorations on this tour that perfectly pairs adventure and luxury.

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.

End the trip by spending a few days in the Paracas National Reserve
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Explore Peru's Epic Landscapes: Jungle, Mountains, Desert & Ocean - 14 Days

For a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Peru, you'll want to see it all—and this two-week itinerary comes close. After an exciting food tour in Lima, set off for the epic landscapes, starting with a remote lodge in the lush Amazon. Next, fly to the high-altitude Andes for hikes and cultural activities—including time in Machu Picchu—before ending at a Sahara-like desert next to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, you'll meet local artisans, llama herders, and even marine life in the "Peruvian Galápagos."

Try several classic Peruvian dishes such as Pacific seafood ceviche
Map of Luxury Peru Culture & Foodie Adventure - 10 Days
Luxury Peru Culture & Foodie Adventure - 10 Days

Peru is known for its world-class cuisine and rich cultural heritage. Experience both on this 10-day luxury tour, starting with fine dining and foodie tours in Lima, where you'll try national favorites like Pacific seafood ceviche and Amazonian piranha. Then, fly to the southern highlands to hike around ancient Inca archaeological sites, marvel at Spanish-colonial plazas and churches, and visit local markets. You'll also squeeze in a private tour of Machu Picchu followed by free time to explore independently.

Stay in your own luxury casita with a plunge pool before exploring Machu Picchu (photo courtesy of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel)
Map of Luxury Peru Train Adventure: Cusco, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca - 7 Days
Luxury Peru Train Adventure: Cusco, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca - 7 Days

Spend a week journeying around Peru as you explore Cusco, relax in the gorgeous Sacred Valley, visit the ancient Inca gem of Machu Picchu, and enjoy two luxury train rides. Starting in the ancient imperial city of Cusco, you'll immerse yourself in local culture plus dine at some of the finest restaurants in the country. Then, visit luxury lodges (and their pools!) in the unspoiled Sacred Valley, followed by a scenic three-day train ride south to lesser-known marvels, like Lake Titicaca and the vast Colca Canyon.

Stay overnight at a luxury hotel just outside of Machu Picchu (photo courtesy of Sanctuary Lodge)
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Luxury Amazon River Cruise & Machu Picchu Adventure in Peru- 10 Days

Over 10 days, combine jungle adventures on the Amazon River with excursions to Peru's most legendary sites, like Machu Picchu. Things kick off with a multiday luxury cruise along Peru's section of the mighty Amazon River, stopping for nature hikes and cultural exchanges in jungle villages. Then, fly south to the mystical highlands, where you'll visit ancient Inca archaeological sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, followed by an overnight pilgrimage to the legendary and once-in-a-lifetime Machu Picchu.

Stay overnight at a luxury lodge outside of Machu Picchu (photo courtesy of Sanctuary Lodge)
Map of Luxury Culture & Gastronomy Tour in Peru - 7 Days
Luxury Culture & Gastronomy Tour in Peru - 7 Days

Get ready for food, fun, and culture in one of the best places in the world for all three: Peru. Enjoy adventures of a lifetime over seven days, starting with guided tours of Lima's famous Spanish-colonial landmarks, plus dining at the city's best restaurants. More culinary highlights await when you head south into the Andes for traditional meals at haciendas, visits to local markets in the Sacred Valley, and tours of the country's most famous Inca ruins, like Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.

Climb your way to your accommodation on a cliffside (photo courtesy of Skylodge)
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Luxurious Peru Adventure for Active Travelers - 14 Days

Active types will love this luxury tour across Peru's highlights, from its Spanish-colonial cities to its Inca monuments and citadels. Arrive in Lima, where you'll dine on Peruvian cuisine amid views of pre-Hispanic pyramids before trading city life for sandboarding on the otherworldly desert oasis at Ica. From there, you're off to Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, and the nearby Machu Picchu, followed by a hike to one of Peru's famous rainbow mountains and time on the mystical waters of Lake Titicaca.

Stay three nights in the Sacred Valley relaxing, hiking, cycling, and exploring nearby Inca ruins (photo courtesy of Explora Valle Sagrado)
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Luxury Highlights of Peru: Lima, Cusco & the Sacred Valley - 7 Days

Spend a week hitting three of Peru's top destinations while enjoying a bit of the good life. In the capital of Lima, you'll take a cultural tour and discover Peru's world-famous cuisine. Then fly to Cusco for more adventures in the southern highlands, where in between strolling cobbled streets, you'll feast on Andean barbecue and visit important Inca sites. Round out the week with spa sessions and hiking trails in the beautiful Sacred Valley, plus a luxury train ride to the one and only Machu Picchu.

Spend three days exploring Peru's Amazon region on a luxury cruise (photo courtesy of Delfin Amazon Cruises)
Map of Peru Luxury Escape: Jungles, Mountains & Coast - 14 Days
Peru Luxury Escape: Jungles, Mountains & Coast - 14 Days

Experience the natural highlights of Peru with two weeks of adventures that will take you from the Amazon River to Machu Picchu and beyond. After marveling at street art in Lima, fly north for a three-day luxury jungle cruise on the mighty Amazon, which includes wildlife spotting, visits to Indigenous villages, and a stop at a manatee rescue center. Then, head south to Cusco for hikes around the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before enjoying resort-style fun on the desert beaches of Peru's Pacific coast.

Learn about Peru's pisco production while staying in a luxury estate in desert wine country in Ica
Map of Peru's Luxurious Coastal, Desert & Vineyard Tour - 7 Days
Peru's Luxurious Coastal, Desert & Vineyard Tour - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure in Peru will take you both on and off the beaten path, discovering highlights up and down the coast while staying in luxury hotels. Start with a stay in Lima's upscale Miraflores district before hitting the road to the unspoiled desert beaches around Paracas. After visiting the Ballestas Islands (the "Galápagos of Peru"), you'll learn about pisco production in Ica and cap the trip with a scenic flight over the legendary Nazca Lines—ancient geoglyphs etched into the arid landscapes.

Enjoy three nights in a luxury lodge in the Peruvian Amazon (photo courtesy of Tambopata Research Center)
Map of Luxury Peru Outdoor Adventure in the Andes & Amazon - 7 Days
Luxury Peru Outdoor Adventure in the Andes & Amazon - 7 Days

This exciting weeklong escape to Peru covers not one but two of its most famous regions: the southern Andes highlands and the northern Amazon rainforest. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas and Spanish conquistadors in the imperial city of Cusco, capped off with a trip to legendary Machu Picchu (via luxury train). Then, you head east for three days in a luxury jungle lodge in the Amazon, where you'll pick between adventures like canoe rides, nature hikes, and wildlife spotting.

Sit back and enjoy the Amazonian scenery while dining on a cruise (photo courtesy of Aqua Nera)
Map of Luxury Culture, Food & Nature Tour in Peru - 14 Days
Luxury Culture, Food & Nature Tour in Peru - 14 Days

This two-week holiday is packed with adventures throughout Peru, starting in the dynamic capital of Lima, with its coastal bluffs, historic Spanish-colonial center, and mind-blowing cuisine. Then, kick things up a notch on a trip to the southern highlands and imperial Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the jewel in the crown: Machu Picchu. Not to be outdone, the trip finishes with three days of nature excursions on a luxury Amazon cruise, where you'll return to the boat each night to dine in style.

Enjoy live music and dancing on the luxury train to Puno
Map of Peru's Luxury Train Tour to Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca - 10 Days
Peru's Luxury Train Tour to Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca - 10 Days

Discerning travelers will love this 10-day journey, where you'll see the best of Peru on foot, by car, and even by luxury train. Dive right into the country's famous gastronomy in the handsome capital of Lima. Then, travel to the southern highlands to experience the Sacred Valley. From there, take a train ride to Machu Picchu for two days of tours and hiking before continuing south via another glitzy railway car to Puno, where you'll enjoy cultural experiences on the shores of Peru's biggest lake, Lake Titicaca.

Stay two nights on a luxury train as you travel from Cusco to Colca Canyon (photo courtesy of Andean Explorer, a Belmond Train)
Map of Luxury Train Journey to Machu Picchu & Southern Peru - 14 Days
Luxury Train Journey to Machu Picchu & Southern Peru - 14 Days

Experience the best of southern Peru on a luxury trip that combines world-famous landscapes with city culture in Lima and Arequipa. After a street-art tour in the nation's capital, you'll travel to the Sacred Valley to walk in the footsteps of Incas at Ollantaytambo and ride the rails to the sky-high ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The luxury train adventure continues to Lake Titicaca and the vast Colca Canyon for more hiking, followed by relaxation in the charming colonial city of Arequipa.

Stay two nights in the Sacred Valley surrounded by the Andes (photo courtesy of Sol Y Luna)
Map of Outdoor Luxury Tour of Peru's Mountains & Coastline - 10 Days
Outdoor Luxury Tour of Peru's Mountains & Coastline - 10 Days

This 10-day luxury vacation takes you from the dazzling Inca highlights of its famous southern highlands to the wide and inviting beaches of its extensive Pacific coastline. The adventure begins in the capital of Lima, where you'll marvel at local art and dive into Peru's world-famous culinary scene. Then fly to the highlands to visit the most famous Inca ruins in the region, from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, before kicking back in a coastal resort with access to sand dunes and the "Galápagos of Peru."

Stay a night in this luxury lodge with quick access to Machu Picchu (photo courtesy of Sanctuary Lodge)
Map of Luxury Amazon Jungle & Machu Picchu Adventure - 10 Days
Luxury Amazon Jungle & Machu Picchu Adventure - 10 Days

Venture deep into the Peruvian Amazon and find your inner archaeologist in the Andes—all while traveling in the lap of luxury. Start with a hop around one of Lima's coolest neighborhoods on a food tour, then leave the capital for three days of Amazonian adventures in a jungle lodge. The last leg of the trip takes you to the southern Andean highlands and bucket-list destinations like the Inca imperial city of Cusco, historic villages in the Sacred Valley, and Peru's most iconic landmark: Machu Picchu.

Stay two nights in a luxe 16th-century building while exploring Arequipa (photo courtesy of CIRQA)
Map of Luxury Southern Peru: Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu - 14 Days
Luxury Southern Peru: Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu - 14 Days

Canyons, lakes, colonial cities and ancient Inca ruins—you'll explore all this and more over two weeks in Peru. Enjoy first-class amenities as you travel in style, beginning with fine dining, art, and culture in the dynamic capital of Lima. Then, visit the nation's most awe-inspiring landmarks, like spotting condors at Colca Canyon, exploring Lake Titicaca, and horseback riding around the Spanish-colonial city of Cusco. You'll also hike at your own pace around that great citadel in the clouds, Machu Picchu.