Peru is a country that truly has it all. From astonishing landscapes, exotic animals, and one of the most fantastic foods in the world!
Staying two weeks in Peru is, actually, the perfect length to have an amazing trip combining the capital city, the Andes, the coastal desert, and even the Amazon. Here are some 2 weeks in Peru Itinerary ideas for your next trip to our country.
#1 Highlights of Southern Peru
This itinerary is the best way to enjoy the unique natural and cultural heritage on a journey of discovery through the main sites and regions of Peru.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lima||Lima|
|Day 2||Historical & Culinary Tour of Lima||Lima|
|Day 3||Flight to Arequipa & Free afternoon||Arequipa|
|Day 4||Tour of Colonial Arequipa||Arequipa|
|Day 5||Scenic Journey to the Colca Canyon||Colca Canyon|
|Day 6||The Condor’s Viewpoint||Colca Canyon|
|Day 7||Scenic journey from Colca Canyon to Puno||Puno|
|Day 8||Exploring Lake Titicaca: Taquile, Luquina & Uros||Puno|
|Day 9||Sillustani Tombs, flight to Cusco & Drive to the Sacred Valley||Sacred Valley|
|Day 10||Misminay, Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Ponds||Sacred Valley|
|Day 11||Ollantaytambo Fortress & Machu Picchu expedition||Aguas Calientes|
|Day 12||Return to Cusco & Andean Pachamanca on route||Cusco|
|Day 13||Cusco Walking City tour||Cusco|
|Day 14||Departure day|
Arrive in Lima and explore the best of the capital city through its cuisine. Visit a traditional market in Lima, learn how to make a Ceviche, and taste the most traditional dessert of the capital. After Lima, travel to Arequipa to walk along its charming streets and visit its monuments. The day after, you’ll have a scenic drive to the Colca Canyon, one of the best places to spot Andean condors in Peru.
Continue from Colca Canyon to Puno and then sail in the Lake Titicaca to Uros, Taquile, and Luquina communities. There, you’ll enjoy stunning landscapes and learn about the traditions and ancient knowledge these societies hold.
After Lake Titicaca and, on your way to Cusco, you’ll explore a fascinating pre-Incan cemetery, Sillustani, on the shores of Umayo Lake.
Once in Cusco, you’ll go straight to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the perfect place to enjoy your first days in Cusco, because of its lower elevation (2,870 m or 9,415 ft) and it’s peaceful atmosphere.
On your second day in the Sacred Valley, you’ll visit the Misminay community, Maras Salt Ponds, and Moray circular terraces. These two are some of the most exciting and still mysterious Inca sites. The next day, you’ll wake up early to have one the most exciting discoveries of your trip, Ollantaytambo Fortress and the lost city of Machu Picchu! First thing in the morning, you’ll explore Ollantaytambo, a fortress with impressive Inca stonework and a charming village. Then, you’ll board a comfortable train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), from where your Machu Picchu adventure starts! Visiting Machu Picchu in the afternoon is a great advantage during high season (dry season) as most travelers are already leaving the citadel at that time!
After a long but fun day in Machu Picchu, it’s time to take your train back to Ollantaytambo, where a delicious Andean Pachamanca is waiting for you. Finally, touring the charming Cusco city is the best way to end your Peru trip. See the details of this itinerary.
#2 Choquequirao Trek & Tambopata National Reserve
Following the footprints of an ancient civilization to an astonishing citadel hiding in the heart of the mountains is not something you can do anywhere but in Peru. This itinerary allows you to explore the best of Cusco, discover the breathtaking Choquequirao trek, and go into the magnificent Tambopata National Reserve.
|Day 1||Arrive in Cusco||Cusco|
|Day 2||Sacsayhuaman & Cusco Guided Hike||Cusco|
|Day 3||Horseback Riding to Apu Wanakaure||Cusco|
|Day 4||Choquequirao Trek, Cusco to Chiquisca & Santa Rosa||Camping|
|Day 5||Choquequirao Trek, Santa Rosa to Choquequirao||Camping|
|Day 6||Choquequirao Trek – Choquequirao To Chiquisca||Camping|
|Day 7||Choquequirao Trek – Hike To Capuliyoc & Train To Aguas Calientes||Aguas Calientes|
|Day 8||The Lost City of Machu Picchu Exploration||Cusco|
|Day 9||Free Day in Cusco||Cusco|
|Day 10||Arrive In Tambopata National Reserve||Tambopata|
|Day 11||Oxbow Lake & Canopy Tower||Tambopata|
|Day 12||Parrot & Mammal Clay Lick||Tambopata|
|Day 13||Farewell Peru|
Take a flight to Cusco and get ready to discover this ancient and historical city. You’ll spend the first nights in Cusco, exploring its lovely famous streets as well as horseback riding to one of our favorite off-the-beaten-path places, Apu Wanakaure. Fall in love with the beautiful Cusco city while getting ready for your next big adventure: the Choquequirao Trek!
Start your 4th day early in the morning to start hiking to the less-famous but fantastic “Machu Picchu’s sister”, Choquequirao citadel! This trekking route will lead you from the high Andean plains to the lush green cloud forest, finding enigmatic sites hidden under the vegetation along your way. The 4-day journey finishes with a remarkable exploration this site just before heading to another highlight of our trip, the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu.
You’ll return to Cusco to rest after such a challenging but fun adventure. Finally, get amazed at the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest! In Tambopata National Reserve, hike through its forests, find wildlife, look at huge trees, and sail in the river to top it all off! See the details of this itinerary.
#3 Peru Family Adventure
Peru, as one of the most diverse countries in the world, offers hundreds of possibilities to enjoy a great time with all-aged travelers, from veterans to kids! This 14-day expedition is a great way to immerse you and your family through the best of the South Coast and Andes of Peru stunning spots while having a great time together.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lima||Lima|
|Day 2||Lima Huariques & Bike Tour||Lima|
|Day 3||Arrive in Tambopata & transfer to your Jungle Lodge||Tambopata|
|Day 4||Wildlife searching & Catch-release of Piranhas||Tambopata|
|Day 5||Arrive in Cusco & Drive to the Sacred Valley||Sacred Valley|
|Day 6||Hiking with llamas, Maras Salt Mines & Moray Circular Terraces||Sacred Valley|
|Day 7||Ollantaytambo, Huilloc Community & Glamping||Huilloc|
|Day 8||Morning hike & Pachamanca||Sacred Valley|
|Day 9||Train to Aguas Calientes & Discovering Machu Picchu||Aguas Calientes|
|Day 10||Return to Cusco & Free Afternoon||Cusco|
|Day 11||Cusco Walking City Tour & Chocolate Workshop||Cusco|
|Day 12||Arrive in Lima & Journey to Paracas Bay||Paracas|
|Day 13||Ballestas Islands tour & Excursion to Moron Oasis||Paracas|
|Day 14||Departure day|
After a nice rest in Lima, you’ll take a bike tour around Miraflores and Barranco to taste the best of the Peruvian food. Next, board a flight to Puerto Maldonado and travel to Tambopata National Reserve in the middle of the Southern Amazon Rainforest! Once there, spend 3 days and 2 nights at a jungle lodge in the buffer zone of the reserve, sailing to nearby oxbow lakes and fishing-releasing piranhas, kids’ favorite!
After exploring the jungle, take your bags and fly to Cusco, Inca’s city. From there, we’ll go to the Sacred Valley to spend the first nights for better acclimatization, since Cusco is higher than this valley.
On your second day at the Sacred Valley, join one of our all-times-favorite activities, hiking with llamas! Such a fun and educative tour that allows you to interact with lovely llamas in the valley, but also support the surrounding Andean communities, a must-do!
After the fun day with llamas and visiting the most important sites in the area, you’ll go glamping in the Huilloc community, near Ollantaytambo, a unique way to spend the night in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and discover charming villages.
After a night at the deluxe family glamping and spending time with the hosts, you’ll make your way to Machu Picchu, the most famous ancient citadel in the heart of the Andes. Return to Cusco to explore the Inca city for a pair of days before traveling back to Lima. Finally, spend your last 3 days with your family next to the Pacific Ocean, relaxing, exploring, and sandboarding at Moron Oasis in the desert of Paracas. See the details of this itinerary.
#4 Authentic Peru Experience
Get ready to experience Peru like a local, discovering its wonders and soaking in its beauty in an off-the-beaten-path journey.
|Day 1||Welcome to Cusco & Drive to the Sacred Valley||Sacred Valley|
|Day 2||Hiking with Llamas, Visit Maras & Moray||Sacred Valley|
|Day 3||Agricultural Experience at the Amaru Community||Sacred Valley|
|Day 4||Hike to Pisac & Drive to the Sacred Valley||Sacred Valley|
|Day 5||Leisure day exploring Ollantaytambo||Sacred Valley|
|Day 6||Coffee & Cacao Route to Machu Picchu: Visit Julia’s plantation||Huayopata|
|Day 7||Coffee & Cacao Route to Machu Picchu: Hike to Alejandro’s farm||Lucmabamba|
|Day 8||Coffee Route to Machu Picchu: Arrive in Machu Picchu Town||Aguas Calientes|
|Day 9||Discover Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco||Cusco|
|Day 10||Cooking Classes in Cusco with Seledonia Meza||Cusco|
|Day 11||Scenic drive from Cusco to Puno||Puno|
|Day 12||Sail to the Amantani Island in Lake Titicaca & Meet your host family||Amantani|
|Day 13||Spend a day in Amantani Island & Pachamanca||Amantani|
|Day 14||Departure Day|
Arrive in Cusco and travel directly to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to rest and acclimatize for the first days. On your second day in the valley, visit Maras and Moray, two of the top sites in the area, and hike with llamas! Spend your third day at leisure in Ollantaytambo as you get ready for your upcoming adventure, the coffee route to Machu Picchu.
Start your sixth day early in the morning with the 4-day Coffee Route, a completely off-the-beaten-path adventure to the long-lost citadel of Machu Picchu. During the next 3 days, you’ll hike along spectacular sections of the Inca Trail, spend time with the local families, learning about coffee and cacao plantations, from the tree to the cup! After 3 days of a fantastic route, visit the fascinating Machu Picchu, the cherry on top! Return to Cusco city and, after a well-deserved resting night, broaden your horizons by joining Seledonia in a culinary master class to discover the secrets of Peruvian gastronomy.
On the 11th day, head from Cusco to Puno, and enjoy the last days of your trip exploring a less-traveled route through the majestic Puyas de Raymondi Forest and the Tinajani Canyon. End your journey in the millenary Lake Titicaca, discovering its ancient culture as you stay with a local family. If you’re an explorer and discoverer at heart, looking to get a real feel of our gorgeous Peru, this trip is just right for you! See the details of this itinerary.
#5 The Best of Peru & Bolivia
Peru and Bolivia, two of the most amazing Andean countries combined in a 2-week journey. This itinerary allows travelers to discover the best of the Inca Empire and the tranquil lifestyle of the high plains.
|Day 1||Arrive in Lima||Lima|
|Day 2||Lima Must-Sees||Lima|
|Day 3||Flight to Cusco & the Sacred Valley of the Incas||Sacred Valley|
|Day 4||Local Workshops in the Sacred Valley, visit to Maras & Moray||Sacred Valley|
|Day 5||Ollantaytambo, Andean Pachamanca & train to Aguas Calientes||Aguas Calientes|
|Day 6||Discovering Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco||Cusco|
|Day 7||Cusco Walking City Tour||Cusco|
|Day 8||Free day in Cusco||Cusco|
|Day 9||Arrive in La Paz & Walking city tour||La Paz|
|Day 10||Flight to Uyuni & Drive to Villamar||Uyuni|
|Day 11||Uyuni Colored Lagoons & Ojo de Perdiz||Uyuni|
|Day 12||Uyuni Salt Flats & Colchani||Uyuni|
|Day 13||Flight to La Paz & transfer to your hotel||La Paz|
|Day 14||Departure Day|
After arriving in Lima, take an excursion to explore the highlights of historical Peru’s capital city and visit the most famous sites and museums. On your third day, travel to Cusco and settle in your hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During the following days, you’ll visit the Chichubamba’s local workshops, where you’ll take hands-on classes of ceramics, chicha, and chocolate making!
Continue your trip exploring Ollantaytambo Fortress, and tasting a delicious Pachamanca. It is a traditional cooking technique where the food is prepared underground using preheated stones and leaves to separate ingredients from the soil. Make your way to Machu Picchu and finally wonder at the incredible Machu Picchu on your sixth day in the country.
Spend your last days in Peru, enjoying the charming city of Cusco as you explore its streets and sites, before flying to La Paz.
On your ninth day, arrive in Bolivia and explore La Paz on foot, one of the best ways to discover a new city. Get ready to travel to Uyuni and see Bolivia’s salt plains. The next 4 days will be full of discoveries at Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve, a destination for travelers with a true spirit of adventure. Immense salt plains, red and green colored lagoons, surreal landscapes are just some of the things you’ll see. See the details of this itinerary.
There are plenty of options when traveling around Peru, take what you like the most of each place and go! If you need help planning your next vacations in the country, talk to our specialists!