8 Day itinerary in Peru, South America

Amazing getaway to the Andes @ Peru including trekking to...

Visit the magical places of Peru, Cusco city in the Peruvian Andes, explore its impressive archaeological centers such as Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Tipon hydraulic center, the pre-Inca city of Wari, ascend to 5000mnsn and know the Vinicunca Mountain, travel the magical Inka city of Machupicchu filling w... Read More

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By Pablo, Marilda and Pablo


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English, Spanish


On Some Day Trips

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Visit markets

Meet local people

Indigenous culture

Outdoors & Nature





Lima, Peru's capital of country


Cusco city in the Peruvian Andes


Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Tipon hydraulic center, the pre-Inca city of Wari


Magical Inka city of Machu Picchu


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Day 1

place International Arrival - Lima Airport

Upon your arrival Inca Footsteps representative will be waiting for you at Lima airport, from where you will be transfer in a comfortable ride to your hotel. The rest of the day will be for you to enjoy the city of kings at your leisure.

Guide: Included for the day


  • High-end Accommodation: The Ranch Hotel
Day 2

place Flight from Lima to Cusco

In due time, transfer to Lima Airport to board your next flight destination Cusco.  Max altitude. 10.990ft  Climate: windy and cold  Weather: winter Upon arrival in the Imperial city we will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel where we will have a coca tea that will help you with the acclimatization.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: XIMA CUSCO HOTEL
Day 3

place Inkas Sacred Valleys (Chinchero, Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo)

acred Valley Tour start at 8:30 am and head to the high mountain village of Chinchero, famous for its weaving and spectacularly sited at high altitude (3,800m/12,500 ft.) We will visit a weaving house and have a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques as well as visiting the famous Chinchero market. From Chinchero, we descend to the base of the Sacred Valley and then onto Moray, which features an impressive set of terraces leading from the top of a natural sinkhole. We have a buffet lunch in Urubamba before heading to the Salt Mines – our final stop for the day. In Maras or the salt mines, we continue to Ollantaytambo. This is a long but rewarding day for those who want to experience the best of the Sacred Valley in a short amount of time.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • High-end Accommodation: XIMA CUSCO HOTEL
Day 4

place Full Day to Machu Picchu

We will rise at first light for breakfast, then head to the bus station to take the first buses up to the majestic mountain of Machu Picchu, also known as the “The Crystal City”. We recommend arriving early enough to catch sunrise before receiving a guided tour which last about 2½ hours, followed by free time to explore the site on your own. If booked in advance, we will arrange for you to climb Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Mountain. We will agree on a time to meet in the afternoon in Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Ollantaytambo and then private bus or van back to Cusco.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • High-end Accommodation: XIMA CUSCO HOTEL
Day 5

place Rainbow Mountain

We will pick you up between 05:00 hrs. – 05:15 hrs. Then we are going to set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive takes around 2 hours to get Cusipata District where we are going to stop for breakfast. After that we are going to drive you 1.5 hours more to Quesiuno community (4,326 m / 14,189 ft.), where we are going to start with the trekking of 3 hours approx. long to the rainbow mountain (most of the way is going up). In the way up we are going to be able to enjoy amazing landscapes of herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain, many red mountains and traditional local houses. When we finally reach our goal the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft.), you will have time to explore the area and take pictures. We will spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depend of the weather conditions and our group conditions). After the amazing view of the landscapes on the top we are going to down to the beginning of our trekking point, that take 2 hours approx. (Quesiuno community) where we are going to take our transportation to Cusipata District to have lunch. Then you are going to be drive to Cusco, and drop you off at your hotel.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • High-end Accommodation: XIMA CUSCO HOTEL
Day 6

place Cusco, City Tour

We will start with the pickup of the hotel, for the visits to the Korikancha or Temple of the Sun, one of the first Inca constructions, where you will be able to appreciate the fine work that the Incas carried out on the stone; Continuing with the tour, you will head towards Sacsayhuamán, a fortress with a strategic location, which offers an unparalleled view of the city. You will also appreciate other archaeological complexes such as Kenko, Tambomachay and you will have a panoramic view of the Puca Pucará archaeological complex towards the city of Cusco.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: XIMA CUSCO HOTEL
Day 7

place Visit to Pisaq, Tipon, Pre Inka City Pikillacta

Breakfast. We will start our tour by visiting Pisaq. It is made up of groups of archaeological remains, including platforms, aqueducts, paths associated with walls and portals, canalized water channels, cemeteries and bridges. We will continue to the southwest part until we reach Tipón, which is part of the Qapac Ñan route, then we will go to Pikillaqta considered one of the most famous and best-preserved cities in the pre-Inca world in Peru, return to the Hotel.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • High-end Accommodation: XIMA CUSCO HOTEL
Day 8

place Flight from Cusco to Lima

Breakfast. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima and international connection. End of our services

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • The Ranch Hotel

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  • Breakfast (7)
  • Lunch (3)

Transport expand_less

  • PicK up & Drop off at Lima Airport
  • PicK up & Drop off at Cusco Airport

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  • All transfers and excursions in private service with an English-speaking guide
  • All indicated pick-ups and transfers in private service with an English-speaking guide

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  • Round trip Vistadome train ticket, Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Domestic flight Lima - Cusco - Lima only

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  • There are optionals activities which you can add to your experience, please check with us.
  • Additional and personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, etc.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Meal Budget : Allow approx. US$25 US$30 for every meal not included.
  • Tips for the guides, porters and other staff.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst staying at hotels.
  • Alcoholic drinks, tickets for the hot springs at Aguas Calientes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.

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Hi! I´m Pablo Freddi and I´m 33 years old. I´m lucky enough to say I have been in Signature Tours creating, developing and assisting with tour services in Argentina for 10 years to nearly 150.000 passengers.

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