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Peru for Solo Travelers: Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu

9 days |  12 days with the Amazon extension
9 days |  12 days with the Amazon extension
Group size1522 travelers

4.9 out of 5 stars

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Explore Peru’s past and present on this tour for solo travelers.

Make your way from cosmopolitan Lima to historic Cuzco to the sweeping Sacred Valley—and mystical Machu Picchu—alongside fellow solo travelers on this weeklong tour of Peru. Along the way, you’ll watch artisans bring handicrafts to life using traditional techniques, follow in the footsteps of forward-thinking Incas, and savor the flavors of fresh, Peruvian cuisine.

Your tour package includes

  • 7 nights in a private room at handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 2 tastings
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Included highlights

  • Huaca Pucllana
  • Barranco district
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • San Pedro Market
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
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Lima2 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Lima

Welcome to Peru! Transfer to your hotel in Lima and get settled in.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Lima
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Welcome dinner

Set out on a guided tour highlighting the Peruvian capital’s modern and UNESCO-recognized quarters.

  • Walk through Plaza de Armas, viewing the Cathedral of Lima and Church of San Francisco
  • Enter the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana to learn about the towering adobe and clay pyramid
  • Visit the Parque del Amor in the Miraflores district and take in views of the Pacific Ocean during a walk along the boardwalk
  • Stroll through the artsy Barranco district, stopping to sample coffee and alfajores cookies

Enjoy a free afternoon in Lima or add an excursion.

Tonight, gather with your Tour Director and fellow group members at a mixer before enjoying a welcome dinner.

Callao Monumental Street Art & Gastronomy Tour

From $130 per person

Cuzco2 nights
Day 3: Flight to Cuzco
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the airport for your flight to Cuzco.

Upon arrival, enjoy free time to acclimate to the elevation as you explore at your leisure.

Tonight, get a taste of Peruvian cuisine during an included dinner as you listen to local Peruvian music.

Day 4: Sightseeing tour of Cuzco
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Join a local guide on today’s tour of Cuzco, the UNESCO-recognized ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

  • Stroll through the ruins of the Sacsayhuaman citadel, which was once completely covered in gold
  • View the towering Cristo Blanco statue, a thank-you gift from the Palestinian refugees who took shelter in the city during World War II
  • Walk through the city center and step inside the Convent of Santa Domingo, built by the Spaniards where the Inca temple of Koricancha stood
  • Stop in Plaza de Armas to enter Cuzco Cathedral
  • Visit San Pedro Market to see crafts made by local artisans and try fresh fruits

Spend a free evening in Cuzco or add an excursion.

Cuzco Cooking Class & Dinner

From $165 per person

Machu Picchu Region1 night
Day 5: Aguas Calientes via the Sacred Valley
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

En route to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. First, make several stops in the Sacred Valley to take in the sights.

  • Start your morning in the quaint village of Chinchero to visit Balcon del Inka, a local textile cooperative run by Quechua women
  • Watch as artisans demonstrate traditional weaving, spinning, and dyeing techniques using both alpaca and sheep yarn
  • Try your hand at spinning on the loom
  • Peruse the colorful stalls of the open-air Chinchero Market, where you can shop for local textiles
  • Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant in Chinchero
  • Continue to the ancient Ollantaytambo ruins to explore still-standing Inca homes and fortress stone walls with a guide
  • Board a scenic train to Aguas Calientes, soaking in views of the Sacred Valley

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Sacred Valley2 nights
Day 6: Machu Picchu & Hike to Sun Gate
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Uncover the UNESCO-protected city of Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the entire South American continent.

  • Tour the ruins of the ceremonial center, cultivation terraces, and guard house
  • Visit Funeral Rock, the Main Temple, Temple of the Three Windows, Chamber of Ornaments, the Sacred Plaza, and the Intihuatana stone

Then, experience Machu Picchu from a different angle as you hike to the Sun Gate.

  • Join your local guide and begin your hike up to the stunning viewpoint
  • Learn how the Sun Gate was once the main entrance to Machu Picchu and how it was built to honor Inti, the Sun God

Please note: Travelers who opt out of the hike can enjoy free time to explore Machu Picchu at their leisure. Additionally, the hike to Sun Gate is weather-dependent and typically sometime closes for routine maintenance.

Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes. Then, travel through the Sacred Valley on a scenic train ride to Urubamba, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 7: Free day in the Sacred Valley
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a free day in the Sacred Valley or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Misminay Village Home-Hosted Lunch, Moray & Maras

From $149 per person

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 8: Flight to Lima & departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Transfer to the airport in Cuzco, where you’ll board your flight to Lima.

In Lima tonight, celebrate with your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner. Then, relax in your dayroom before a late-night or early morning flight home.

Please note: If you’re traveling on the extension, you’ll spend the night in Lima.

Arrive Home
Day 9: Travel day

Arrive home today.

Extension to the Amazon
In the Amazon, nature is on display like nowhere else (seriously—more flora and fauna live here than anywhere else in the world). Fly to Iquitos, then set out to see incredible wildlife in the world’s biggest rainforest and meet indigenous Yagua people to learn about their history.
Lima1 night
Day 8: Flight to Lima
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Lima this morning and settle into your hotel.

The Amazon2 nights
Day 9: Flight to Iquitos & rainforest walk
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Iquitos this morning to begin your adventure in the Amazon. When you arrive, enjoy lunch before setting out on an invigorating walk in the rainforest reserve surrounding your lodge.

This evening, sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Please note: Some flights to Iquitos depart very early in the morning and breakfast may not be included.

Day 10: Free morning & Yagua village visit
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, enjoy a free morning in the Amazon or add an excursion. Then, sit down for an included lunch before setting out to visit a local village.

  • Take a short river cruise to a Yagua indigenous village, keeping your eye out for the elusive pink dolphin
  • Learn about the local village culture and watch a blowgun demonstration

This evening, sit down for an included dinner.

Amazon Canopy Walk

From $225 per person

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 11: Franciscan mission town visit & departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the Franciscan mission town of Indiana this morning. This large river community has grown to include its own market, high school, and small hospital.

Later, fly to Lima and relax in a dayroom before boarding your late-night or early morning flight home.

Arrive home
Day 12: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.9 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Peru 2024
    5/4/24 by 2nd-time traveler Sloan

    Traveling to see Machu Picchu has been a long-time dream of mine, but this trip was more than just that. Every day had something wonderful planned and it was better than could be expected. We had all kinds if of ways we traveled. Plane, bus, train, motor taxi, and boat. All were great experience...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/21/24

    Sloan, thank you for your terrific review. Congrat...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Experience
    5/4/24 by 1st-time traveler Anonymous

    This was my first solo trip and first tour and it was absolutely incredible. I didn’t really know what to expect but the whole experience overall was spectacular. I thought they did an amazing job with the itinerary, the group I went with was really great as well. Everyone was super nice and got alo...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Traveling Peru from Machu Picchu to the Amazon.
    2/17/24 by 3rd-time traveler Kim

    The Solo Travelers Tour was amazing. I had never had any experience like it before. It was a little challenging for me with the altitude. Our tour director Leo was very, kind, helpful and knowledgeable. Without him the trip would not have been half as good as it was. All of the hotels were very ...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 3/6/24

    Hi Kim, We're thrilled to hear that your Peru for...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores
    Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores

    This modern hotel is located in the Miraflores district of Lima. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool, fitness center, and city views. Nearby you'll find sev...

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    Novotel Cusco
    Novotel Cusco

    This historic hotel is located in a 16th century building in Cusco. Guests enjoy colonial styled rooms, the spa, and on-site restaurant. Nearby you'll...

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    El MaPi by Inkaterra
    El MaPi by Inkaterra

    This contemporary hotel is located in Aguas Calientes. Guests enjoy Wi-Fi, a bar, and laundry service. Nearby, you'll find Machu Picchu, Phuyupatamarc...

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    Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay
    Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay

    This colonial hotel is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley near the town of Urubamba. Guests enjoy a foreign currency exchange, a business cente...

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    Ceiba Tops Lodge
    Ceiba Tops Lodge

    This lodge-style hotel is located in the Amazon rainforest. Guests enjoy Wi-Fi, a pool, and a hammock house. Nearby, you'll find the Amazon River and ...

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