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How many days do you need in Peru?

Peru with all its richness is able to offer all that you are expected to see; even more. For a solo trip, couples or family, for any reason you may have, holidays, honeymoon, wedding anniversary, or just to reward yourself; Peru is perfect, tailored to your tastes.

Also, Peru is one of the world’s most varied countries. It is a multicultural nation, filled with traditions, unique gastronomy, and vast nature reserves. It is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 84 of the planet’s 117 life zones. Its enormous territory, covering more than 1.2 million square kilometers, is composed of three regions: Coast, Highlands, and Jungle.

Thanks to a long history defined by major ancient civilizations, Peru is home to more than 5000 archaeological sites. Many of these remain shrouded in mystery, but are still capable of transporting visitors to the periods when such societies flourished; but it also has cosmopolitan cities, beautiful beaches, culture, art, and some of the best food in the world.

Therefore, with this knowledge, your stay can be completely varied; all will depend on your time and preferences. However, we could recommend some very beautiful mandatory areas and places that you cannot miss support by our very professional staff.

If you only count with three or four days, that could be a long weekend in Peru it’s possible to pack in the highlights of Cusco and the Sacred Valley in just a few days. We can wait for you at the airport and help you with your connection fly straight from Lima to Cusco and spend a day discovering the city’s colonial Spanish architecture and Inca heritage. Spend day 2 in the Sacred Valley, taking in Inca ruins at Pisac and the indigenous market. Alternatively, head straight to more impressive ruins at Ollantaytambo. Stay overnight in this endearing town and spend the morning exploring the amazing Lost City of the Incas at Machu Picchu before heading back to Cusco to fly back to Lima.

If you’ve already seen the Machu Picchu region or would like a different short stay itinerary, head south of Lima to the Paracas Reserve and Islas Ballestas where you can watch sea lions and penguins. Then drive through the Ica Desert and take a flight over the incredible Nazca Lines, ancient geometric shapes and depictions of animals, best viewed from above, have fascinated archaeologists for generations.
Try not to lose our great Pisco Sour, the traditional alcoholic drink in the country, and amazing food in a great restaurant.

If you have around one week, it is better to have more time. You can start with the cosmopolitan Lima and know about its history and sites and enjoy magnificent cuisine. Continue spending two days exploring Cusco – as well as the Cathedral and Coricancha in the historic center, don’t miss the ruins of Sacsayhuaman on the city outskirts where the Incas made their last stand. Linger longer in the Sacred Valley – the ruins and market of Pisac, the agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Salineras, and the fantastic ruins of Ollantaytambo. Stay overnight in Aguas Calientes to have more time exploring Machu Picchu before returning to Cusco. An alternative to this itinerary is to spend up to four days hiking all or part of the Inca Trail; we are the most experimental and deluxe adventure operator that assure you an amazing experience and that will end arriving at Machu Picchu. To finish your tour, we can add the south route visiting the Rainbow Mountains, Vinicunca or Palcoyo
But, if you have from 10 to 15 days, Peru is yours! Two weeks in Peru gives you enough time to explore much more. With our experts’ help, you can visit Lima, its history and gastronomic experiences: Then visit Paracas and Nazca to continue to Arequipa with its deepest Colca Canyon to continue to Cusco that having much more days it’s possible in this time to explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley as well as the South Valley with Tipon, Piquillacta, and Andahuaylillas; having the best of each place. What is important having many days to enjoy, a great idea is to have the world’s famous Inca Trail; this is really an amazing idea. And to finish, we cannot forget to visit Puno and the highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca Lake
On the other hand, and if you have more time, then you can go deeper into the Amazon jungle visiting Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado

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