Day treks in Peru take you across varied and exciting terrain. From exquisite glacial lakes to remote ruins, there are half day and full day hikes to suit all ability levels. Whether you’re looking for just a taste of adventure or a warm-up to a more challenging, multi-day hike, our private day treks are all arranged on a private basis to hike at your pace.
On our hikes we arrange gourmet pop-up picnics in secret locations in the middle of the countryside, besides glistening lakes and in the shadows of breathtaking mountains. All short treks can be combined with other exciting adventure activities – from mountain biking to stand up paddle boarding – as part of a private, tailormade trip.
In addition to our top day treks below in the Cusco and Sacred Valley, we also offer privately guided hikes to hidden corners of Peru, such as a full day hike to the impressive waterfall of Goctoa in Northern Peru, or a full day hike in Colca to the little-known pre-Incan fortress of Chimpa for views of Colca Canyon.
Just like Peru, neighboring Bolivia similarly draws hikers to its fantastic mountain landscapes. The capital La Paz makes for a great launch pad for day and multi-day hikes. Elsewhere, the countryside surrounding Sucre offers charming hikes to visit traditional rural weaving villages. Contact us to speak to an expert travel consultant for more information on the best Bolivia treks.
Palca Canyon – Full Day
With views of the Illimani Mountain towering in the distance, this trek takes you past farming village and impressive rock formations in Spirit Valley. The day hike ends in the village of Palca.
Potolo & Maragua – Full Day
Towards the northwest of Sucre lays the Cordillera de los Frailes mountain range, home to the Jalq’a ethnic group and their traditional weaving villages. Day hike trails of differing difficulties allow you to visit these communities, optionally hiking in the crater of Maragua – noteworthy for the dinosaur footprints embedded in the terrain.
The Choro Trek – 3D/2N
Thanks to its close proximity to La Paz and its variety of scenery, the Choro trek is a popular trek from La Paz in the Cordillera Mountain Range. Once forming part of the extensive Incan trail network, this challenging trail leads you from high-altitude, snowy, mountain peaks down into the semi-tropical climes of the Yungas valley, camping en route.