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.

DayActivityOvernight
Day 1Arrive in LimaLima
Day 2Historical & Culinary Tour of LimaLima
Day 3Flight to Arequipa & Free afternoonArequipa
Day 4Tour of Colonial ArequipaArequipa
Day 5Scenic Journey to the Colca CanyonColca Canyon
Day 6The Condor’s ViewpointColca Canyon
Day 7Scenic journey from Colca Canyon to PunoPuno
Day 8Exploring Lake Titicaca: Taquile, Luquina & UrosPuno
Day 9Sillustani Tombs, flight to Cusco & Drive to the Sacred ValleySacred Valley
Day 10Misminay, Moray Terraces & Maras Salt PondsSacred Valley
Day 11Ollantaytambo Fortress & Machu Picchu expeditionAguas Calientes
Day 12Return to Cusco & Andean Pachamanca on routeCusco
Day 13Cusco Walking City tourCusco
Day 14Departure 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.

DateActivityOvernight
Day 1Arrive in CuscoCusco
Day 2Sacsayhuaman & Cusco Guided HikeCusco
Day 3Horseback Riding to Apu WanakaureCusco
Day 4Choquequirao Trek, Cusco to Chiquisca & Santa RosaCamping
Day 5Choquequirao Trek, Santa Rosa to ChoquequiraoCamping
Day 6Choquequirao Trek – Choquequirao To ChiquiscaCamping
Day 7Choquequirao Trek – Hike To Capuliyoc & Train To Aguas CalientesAguas Calientes
Day 8The Lost City of Machu Picchu ExplorationCusco
Day 9Free Day in CuscoCusco
Day 10Arrive In Tambopata National ReserveTambopata
Day 11Oxbow Lake & Canopy TowerTambopata
Day 12Parrot & Mammal Clay LickTambopata
Day 13Farewell 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.

DateActivityDestination
Day 1Arrive in LimaLima
Day 2Lima Huariques & Bike TourLima
Day 3Arrive in Tambopata & transfer to your Jungle LodgeTambopata
Day 4Wildlife searching & Catch-release of PiranhasTambopata
Day 5Arrive in Cusco & Drive to the Sacred ValleySacred Valley
Day 6Hiking with llamas, Maras Salt Mines & Moray Circular TerracesSacred Valley
Day 7Ollantaytambo, Huilloc Community & GlampingHuilloc
Day 8Morning hike & PachamancaSacred Valley
Day 9Train to Aguas Calientes & Discovering Machu PicchuAguas Calientes
Day 10Return to Cusco & Free AfternoonCusco
Day 11Cusco Walking City Tour & Chocolate WorkshopCusco
Day 12Arrive in Lima & Journey to Paracas BayParacas
Day 13Ballestas Islands tour & Excursion to Moron OasisParacas
Day 14Departure 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.

DateActivityOvernight
Day 1Welcome to Cusco & Drive to the Sacred ValleySacred Valley
Day 2Hiking with Llamas, Visit Maras & MoraySacred Valley
Day 3Agricultural Experience at the Amaru CommunitySacred Valley
Day 4Hike to Pisac & Drive to the Sacred ValleySacred Valley
Day 5Leisure day exploring OllantaytamboSacred Valley
Day 6Coffee & Cacao Route to Machu Picchu: Visit Julia’s plantationHuayopata
Day 7Coffee & Cacao Route to Machu Picchu: Hike to Alejandro’s farmLucmabamba
Day 8Coffee Route to Machu Picchu: Arrive in Machu Picchu TownAguas Calientes
Day 9Discover Machu Picchu & Return to CuscoCusco
Day 10Cooking Classes in Cusco with Seledonia MezaCusco
Day 11Scenic drive from Cusco to PunoPuno
Day 12Sail to the Amantani Island in Lake Titicaca & Meet your host familyAmantani
Day 13Spend a day in Amantani Island & PachamancaAmantani
Day 14Departure 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.

DateActivityOvernight
Day 1Arrive in LimaLima
Day 2Lima Must-SeesLima
Day 3Flight to Cusco & the Sacred Valley of the IncasSacred Valley
Day 4Local Workshops in the Sacred Valley, visit to Maras & MoraySacred Valley
Day 5Ollantaytambo, Andean Pachamanca & train to Aguas CalientesAguas Calientes
Day 6Discovering Machu Picchu & Return to CuscoCusco
Day 7Cusco Walking City TourCusco
Day 8Free day in CuscoCusco
Day 9Arrive in La Paz & Walking city tourLa Paz
Day 10Flight to Uyuni & Drive to VillamarUyuni
Day 11Uyuni Colored Lagoons & Ojo de PerdizUyuni
Day 12Uyuni Salt Flats & ColchaniUyuni
Day 13Flight to La Paz & transfer to your hotelLa Paz
Day 14Departure 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!

Happy traveling!

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