5 Day itinerary in Peru, South America

Discovering the "Must See" @ Peru, Lima, Cusco & Machu Pi...

Discover Peru, Cusco archaeological capital of America, the main square in the center of the city full of history, the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Travel to the magical Inka city of Machu Picchu, visiting all its enclosures, altars and roads. Learn more about its gastrono... 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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trip type


trip attributes

Visit markets

Meet local people

Indigenous culture

Outdoors & Nature





Lima, Peru´s capital


Cusco archaeological capital of America,


Sacred Valley of the Incas


Magical Inka city of Machu Picchu


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Day 1

place International Arrival - Lima Airport

Upon your arrival, the local representative will be awaiting to greet 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

Breakfast at hotel. In due time, transfer to Lima Airport to board your flight destination Cusco. 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. 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 3

place Sacred Valley of the Inkas

After hotel pickup in Cusco at around 8am, we will drive to Pisaq to start out The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. Our first visit will be to the main square, filled with its well-preserved Inka walls and altars. Our next visit will be the colorfull market o Pisaq as we will see and learn experience of the art of Andean textiles. Local weavers will guide you through a step-by-step process of the ancient science of Andean weaving as it has been done since long before the Inka. As we continue on our way to our next site we will pass through lush agricultural fields and small rural communities. Weather permitting, spectacular views of snow-capped peaks line the horizon far into the distance. Our next stop is Moray and its spectacular terraces of concentric rings, which has been proven to be an experimental center for understanding the various climates and temperatures of different crops or agricultural plants, perhaps even used for domestication of different crops. After exploring Moray, we will descend lower in elevation to Urubamba. In the afternoon, our train will depart from the town of Ollantaytambo to the train station in Machu Picchu. You have the option of visiting local hot springs before retiring to your hotel.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • High-end Accommodation: XIMA CUSCO HOTEL
Day 4

place Full Day 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 Flight Back 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

Accommodation expand_less

  • The Ranch Hotel

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (2)

Transport expand_less

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

Activities expand_less

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

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

Not Included expand_less

  • There are optionals activities which you can add to your experience, please check with us.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Meal Budget: Allow approx. US$10 US$15 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.

About Pablo


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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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