Peru Day Tours - Ascend Adventure Travel

Ascend Travel Day Tour Packages

You don't want to miss these unforgettable day trips with our knowledgeable and entertaining guides! Check out our different options for travelers looking for an extra adventure that can be added to any travel package.


Day Tour Options

#1 The Cusco City Tour

1 day
Sacsayhuaman, Qoricancha, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, more

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#2 The Sacred Valley

1 day
Pisaq market, Intihuatana, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros

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#3 The Lima City Tour

1 day
Lima, Pachacamac, Miraflores, Plaza de Armas, Catacombs, more

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#4 Maras and Moray

1 day
Moray Agricultural ruins and Maras saltpans

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#5 Lake Titicaca Day Tour

1 day
Lake Titicaca, Floating Islands, and Taquile Island

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#6 Arequipa Day Tour

1 day
Explore the famous "White" City in just one day

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#7 Cusco Hiking Adventure

1 day
Off-the-beaten path hiking in Cusco to the ruins of Wanakauri

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#8 Cusco Horseback

1 day
Horseback riding to Salineras, Maras, and Moray

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The Cusco City Tour

Ascend Travel's Cusco City Tour Package


The Cusco City Tour is the perfect way to get the inside-scoop on the City of Cusco.  By the end of this tour, you will be an expert in Incan and Spanish colonial history as we visit the famous Saqsayhuaman Fortress, the sacred Incan fountain of Tambomachay, the look-out point of Pucapucara, the caves of Q’enko, the 12-angle stone, the Cathedral in the Main Plaza, and the great Inca Temple of Qoricancha – this one-day tour is a must for any first time traveler to Cusco!


The Sacred Valley Tour

The Sacred Valley of the Incas


The Sacred Valley Tour is one of those can't-miss things to do in Cusco. This fabulous one day tour takes us to many famous destinations, including the Pisaq ruins, the Pisaq artisan market, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and the town of Chincheros. Throughout this tour, we will enjoy splendid views of the deep and beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, observe native traditions that have been passed down for hundreds of years, enjoy great local cuisine, visit breathtaking ruins, and have the chance to purchase authentic artisan goods to bring home with you. Don't miss it!



The Lima City Tour

The Lima City Tour by Ascend Travel

Get to know Lima, the Capital of Peru, in this one-day tour. Visit ancient pre-Incan ruins, colonial palaces in the main-square, and modern Lima – all in one day. In this trip you will visit the pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac, with their dramatic view of the Pacific Ocean - have lunch and see a cooking demonstration of Peruvian foods in a highly-rated restaurant in Miraflores  - visit downtown and the colonial plaza, while observing the beautiful architecture and monuments – visit the dark and dusty catacombs beneath the Convent of San Francisco - and conclude with an optional visit to the Magic Water Circuit for a thrilling light, water and music show.



The Maras and Moray Tour

The Maras and Moray Day Tour by Ascend Travel

Enjoy a variety of amazing views, traditional towns and culture, Andean farming techniques, and remarkable saltpans in this one-day tour right outside of Cusco. First, our itinerary takes us to the Incan ruins of Moray – an impressive agricultural center that demonstrates the ancient Incan’s mastery of high-altitude crop growing. Next, we will visit the colonial town of Maras.  Maras is known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds – which have been in use since the time of the Incas! We can also enjoy an optional hike through the salt evaporation fields as we make our way towards the Sacred Valley before heading back to Cusco.



The Lake Titicaca Day Tour

The Lake Titicaca Day Tour by Ascend Travel

Set high in the Andes at 12,500 feet above sea level, the beautiful and mysterious Lake Titicaca is divided between Peru and Bolivia. It is much more than the world’s highest navigable stretch of water – it is also known as the birthplace of the Incas and has been considered sacred since pre-Columbus times. The expansive lake is studded with many beautiful islands - both natural and man-made. This exciting itinerary takes us out onto Lake Titicaca to visit the floating islands of Uros and the natural island of Taquile.


The Arequipa Day Tour

The Arequipa Day Tour by Ascend Travel

In this one-day tour, you will explore the beautiful colonial city of Arequipa. Known as the “White” City due to the white volcanic rock incorporated into the local architecture, Arequipa is Peru’s 2nd biggest city and one of its most beautiful. In this tour, we will visit Arequipa’s most important landmarks and embark on an open-air bus to visit the countryside – all the while enjoying incredible views of Arequipa’s giant nearby volcanoes and amazing urban and rural scenery.


The Cusco Hiking Adventure

Cusco by Horseback with Ascend Travel

In this fabulous off-the-beaten path day hike we will experience a side of Cusco that very few others see.  We will pass through Andean communities, experience the natural beauty of lush mountain canyons and streams, pass by ancient Incan terraces, enjoy splendid views of the City of Cusco, make our way through agricultural lands with ancient farming techniques still in use, and conclude our journey with a visit to the ruins of Wanakauri – famous from Incan mythology as the place where the God Wiracocha plunged his golden cane into the ground and thus founded the City of Cusco as the Capital of the mighty Incan Empire.



Cusco by Horseback

Cusco by Horseback with Ascend Travel

Travel via horseback through the Sacred Valley to explore the Salineras salt mines, the historical colonial village of Maras, and the archeological site of Moray. Marvel at ancient Incan salt Pools, entrenched circular ruins and one of the oldest churches standing in Latin America. Snap some photos of glorious snowcapped peaks of the Andes as you enjoy a picnic prepared by our gourmet chefs. This off the beaten path horseback ride will take you on an adventure like you have never experienced through some of the most incredible terrain Peru has to offer.



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