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Day Tours in Peru

Day experiences in fascinating locations across Peru!

All our day tours in Peru have been selected with passion and care to give you a wide choice of unique short experiences that will bring you closer to the Peruvian people. Each excursion also adds a positive impact to the destination visited!

If you’re crafting your own Peru itinerary, you can feel free to choose as many of these day tours as you’d like. Check out our city tours to explore more of our most popular urban areas, or get out into nature with our adventure tours to experience even more!

We keep adding more options to our selection of day tours, so feel free to check back for more options soon!

Or get in touch if you’re looking for a particular destination or trip…we might have something available behind the scenes.

Browse our Peru day tours and activities

Experience the vibrant diversity of Lima with our Day Tours! Choose from ten unique tours, from food to history and culture, to truly immerse yourself in this bustling city. Navigating one of the Americas’ largest cities can be daunting; let us guide you through Lima’s historic city center, artsy neighborhoods, and traditional fishing culture. Discover Lima’s unmissable character with us!

P.O.V. of kayaker of two other kayaks with young passengers saluting with paddles - RESPONSible Travel Peru

Explore Peru’s stunning Southern Coast like never before with our Day Tours! Experience adventures beyond typical tourist destinations, from kayaking in the Paracas Bay, biking around Nazca’s highlights to uncovering the underwater world with a scallops farmer. Join us for a unique blend of adventure and culture on the Southern Coast!

The Archs of Yahanuara made of volcanic stone and engraved with messages | RESPONSible Travel Peru

Discover the heart of Southern Peru with our Arequipa Day Tours! Explore Peru’s second-largest city, nestled in the Andes at 7,650 feet, perfect for acclimatizing to altitude. From its UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, to gastronomic delights and fascinating archeological sites, Arequipa offers a unique window into Peruvian culture and history. Let’s create your dream trip to Peru together!

People from Chimu

Maximize your Lake Titicaca experience with our Day Tours! Engage in activities, meet locals, and immerse yourself in unique cultural experiences. We prioritize less-touristy spots and responsible interactions with local communities, ensuring a sustainable and authentic journey. Discover Lake Titicaca beyond the known highlights with us!

Cusco's Plaza de Armas must be one of South America's prettiest squares. The Walking Tour developed by RESPONSible Travel Peru avoids the masses whilst showing you Cusco's most important highlights. | RESPONSible Travel Peru

Experience the magic of Cusco with our immersive day tours! We showcase local communities, culture, and nature, promoting responsible tourism. Engage in unique activities from art workshops, cooking classes to exploring the Sacred Valley’s agriculture. Enjoy day hikes with llamas or partake in spiritual ceremonies with a shaman. Join us for an authentic, impactful journey in Cusco!

Llamas in mountains

Discover the wonder of the Sacred Valley with Impactful Travel! Our day tours offer a vibrant array of experiences, from community visits to unique cultural workshops. Here, you’re not just a visitor, but a vital part of the positive impact we create. Immerse yourself in this paradise for community-based tourism and let’s make a difference together!

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Local artisan from Pachacamac sharing with a traveler on a tour with RESPONSible Travel Peru
Archaeological Wonders & Art

Artisan and Pachacamac Tour

7 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
Travel with us to the impressive archaeological complex of Pachacamac and visit a local neighborhood known for its talented artisans and beautiful handicrafts.
It is impressive to walk along the Inca terraces | Responsible Travel Peru
wow experience!

Inca road to Huchuy Qosqo

8-9 Hours
Availability : All year round (Apr-Dec preferably)
In this short tour, you will hike through a beautiful and biodiverse route, a diversity of landscapes, and an impressive archaeological center.
Urban art in Lima, Peru | Responsible Travel Peru
For Street Art Lovers!

Callao Get-Away! Urban Art, History and Gastronomy

4 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
Get to know Callao following the graffiti route with murals made by different artists. Visit art galleries and taste the exquisite cuisine of Callao.
Quinoa field | Responsible Travel Peru
Beyond Food

Agriculture and Gastronomy in the Highlands of the Sacred Valley

6 Hours
Availability : All year round (Apr-Dec preferably)
We revolutionize the format for visiting the peasant communities. In this tour, local residents are the protagonists. A unique opportunity for genuine integration and cultural exchange through agriculture.
Man sitting on island floor while using hands and feet when making totora strands | Responsible Travel Peru
See a unique way of living

Chimu Floating Islands

4 Hours
Availability : All year round
Learn more about the Chimu people, their way of living, as well as the importance and many uses of the Totora reed in their day-to-day life.
Travelers and local guide arriving to Cantayoc aqueducts on bicycles
Nazca on wheels

Route to the enigmatic aqueducts of Cantayoc on bicycle

4 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
On this tour you'll bike to places full of history, archaeological remains still in use and artists who put in value the ancestral art.
Group of solidarity travelers visiting an educational project | Responsible Travel Peru
Reality Tour

Full-Day Authentic Lima Tour

7 Hours (longer version of Lima's local communities tour)
Availability : All year round
Spend your day with responsible cultural immersion and meaningful encounters with locals who work hard to improve their community in the real, authentic Lima.
Three llamas and hikers among cropfields in the Sacred Valley of Cusco
a "furry" unique experience

Inca Road to Huchuy Qosqo with Llamas

8-9 Hours
Availability : All year round (Apr-Dec preferably)
Hiking with llamas through the beautiful landscapes will take you back to Inca times, especially when arriving at the beautiful and well-preserved archeaological site.
The always charming streets of Ollantaytambo
Improve your travel pictures!

Photography in the Streets of Ollantaytambo

2 Hours
Availability : All year through
Roam the streets of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley while acquiring new photography skills you can apply directly during your trip!
Local man from Jayujayuni playing the charango - RESPONSible Travel Peru
A Unique Cultural Experience!

Hosts of the Great Inca Trail, the Qhapaq Ñan, on Lake Titicaca

4.5 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
A cultural visit led entirely by the local people. Enjoy walking in a beautiful natural environment and cultural landscape where families involve travelers in their daily activities.
One tandem and two single kayaks from the air in Paracas bay - RESPONSible Travel Peru
Paddle a greater distance!

Touring Sea Kayak in Paracas on a full morning

6 Hours
Availability : Restricted (see calendar)
Sea kayaking in one of the most emblematic and biodiverse reserved bays on the Peruvian coast. This is its longer version.
Meet local scallop farmers

Harvesting and tasting scallops directly from the Ocean

1 Hour
Availability : Year Round
Join us to witness our meticulous processes, from nurturing to harvesting, and savor the natural flavors of freshly shucked scallop shells.

Looking for something else?

Can’t quite find the adventure you’re seeking? Don’t fret! Dive into our comprehensive collection of tours. With a handy filter function, you can easily find journeys tailored to your preferred location, activities, and duration.

But our quest to bring you Impactful Travel experiences doesn’t stop there. We’re perpetually expanding our horizons, adding fresh tours and even brand new destinations. If your dream journey is still eluding you, we invite you to reach out. Share your travel aspirations with us. We might just have that transformative itinerary waiting in the wings, ready to connect you with vibrant local communities and offer personal growth. Together, let’s make travel truly matter!

What previous travelers say
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See all our customers’ reviews here. (And if you wonder why you see so many mentions of “RESPONS” and “RESPONSible Travel Peru”; well, that was our name until the end of 2023! Read our story here.)