Lisa Homsy holding a Peruvian child wrapped up in a red blanket smiling


Most countries around the world are fascinating and worth a visit but Peru is one of those places that stands out from the crowd.  The sheer grandeur and diversity of the natural resources alone is worth a trip.  It’s the home of the renowned and impressive Incan ruins including Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.  Additionally, the country’s people, cultures, and cuisine are not to be missed in this lifetime.  Thanks to Lisa Homsy, a Canadian travel influencer for sharing her recent Peruvian guide with us.  Lisa has an immense passion for travel and photography.  She shares the details of her trips in a way that has the reader dreaming of their next adventure.  Lisa was also a guest on our podcast where she shares her story on how she started her successful blog as well as her favorite travel locations.  You’ll love getting to know her, listen here.



7 Day Guide to Peru


grid pics of Lisa Homsy in Peruvian countryside

Day 1:  Arrive in Cusco

  • Fly into Custco which sits in the Peruvian Andes at just over 11,000 feet above sea level.  It was once the capital of the Incan empire and is known for it’s archeological remains.
  • Stay at Casa Adina


Day 2:  Custco & Machu Picchu

  • The famous salt pools Salineras de Maras (you’ll be in complete awe of the beauty).
  • A local weaving village and learn their handmade customs + purchase a gorgeous scarf, blanket, pouch, or sweater.
  • Take a 2-hr picturesque train ride to Aguas Calientes, base of Machu Picchu.


Day 3:  Machu Picchu

Lisa says visiting Machu Picchu was a lot more of a challenge than she thought but totally worth it!

To see the sunrise at the summit, here’s what you need to do:

  • Wake up at 3:30 am
  • Get in line at 4:15 am
  • On the bus at 5:30 am


Make sure to:

  • Dress warm
  • Limit your drinking (no bathrooms)
  • Don’t rush through (once you head down the mountain, you can’t come back up to the viewing point)
  • Get your passport stamped


Stay the night in Ollantaytambo in the charming Hotel Pakaritampu.


grid pics of Lisa Homsy in Peruvian countryside


Day 4: Sacred Valley

  • Visit the town of Ollantaytambo set in the Andean mountains by the Urubamba River
  • Journey to a local village to experience a traditional llama blessing (Lisa says this is unforgettable)


Are you loving what your reading and thinking of planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Peru?  Head over to Lisa’s blog and read her full post for all the details here .  She’s got great style and is a talented photographer so while you’re there, give some of her other posts on fashion and lifestyle a glance.