Peru captivates the imaginations of adults and children alike. Our Peru family holiday has been carefully designed by people with kids. It visits some of the most famous sights of Peru while avoiding long travel distances. Sporty families will embrace the options to explore on foot, canoe or even paddle board. Our specialist local guides bring the history of Peru to life making it fascinating for adults and children alike.
The price quoted is based on 2 adults and 2 children with our fixed departure program which runs during school holiday periods. Please enquire for more information and dates. Our Peru Family holiday can also be run on a private basis.
|Day 1||Arrive Lima|
|Day 2||Pucusana Fishing Village|
|Day 3||Fly to Cusco, Transfer to Sacred Valley|
|Day 4||Cycle to Pisac Market|
|Day 5||Exploring the Sacred Valley|
|Day 6||Hike to Machu Picchu|
|Day 7||Machu Picchu|
|Day 8||Sacsayhuaman and Chocolate Making|
|Day 9||Canoes and Camelids|
|Day 10||Free day in Cusco|
|Day 11||Fly to Lima and Home|
Drive to Pucusana, a traditional fishing village situated about an hour south of Lima. We take a short boat trip around the headland where we may be able to spot penguins, sea lions and many other sea birds including Boobies. Afterwards we watch the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day before returning to Lima.
Fly to Cusco and transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. This is a scenic journey so you can stop as often as you wish for photos. Later you can visit a local potter and can make your own souvenir to take home.
The Sacred Valley has a pleasant climate and the off road flat route to Pisac is suitable for all levels of ability. Market day is busy, with people coming from the remote countryside to barter their potatoes, carrots and onions in return for jungle produce such as fruits.
This morning we take you to Lake Piuray, set off the tourist trail surrounded by corn fields with mountains behind. You will help prepare a Pachamanca, a special Peruvian meal that is cooked underground. While lunch cooks take to the lake with a paddle board, expert guides will teach and watch over you. After lunch there is an easy hike through the ancient salt pans back to the valley floor.
An early start today to hike the last section of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. After a few hours steady climb you reach Winay Wayna where you stop for lunch. The next 2 hours take you through one of the most beautiful parts of the entire trail. Finally reaching the Sun Gate Machu Picchu is there in front of you in all its glory.
Note. You can take the train rather than hike if you prefer.
Your local guide will take you back up to Machu Picchu this morning. See temples in the shape of Condors, baffling gigantic carved stones and, if you are very lucky indeed, Paddington Bear! Later return to Cusco by train and vehicle.
A leisurely day today exploring another stunning Inca Site; Sacsayhuaman which looks out over Cusco. Some of the stones used to built it weigh 140 tonnes.
In the afternoon your hosts will explain how chocolate is made and help you make your very own bar to take home. (Or enjoy on the plane home perhaps).
This morning we take you to the Pinipampa section of the River Urubamba. The easy, fun rapids are perfect for beginners and your expert guides will give a full safety briefing and tuition.
After lunch we visit the Ccochahuasi animal sanctuary to see just how enormous a Condor’s wingspan is.
A free day to wander the cobbled streets of Cusco. You might like to buy some souvenirs in one of the many markets, or see Inca treasures in one of Cusco’s museums.
We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.
The hotel is in Miraflores, a modern, safe area on the coast with shops, excellent restaurants and all amenities close by.
Casa Andina Classic Cusco San Blas is a comfortable and cosy hotel in the district of San Blas, away from the hustle and bustle of Cusco.
Pretty walkways overflowing with flowers lead you to your own ‘casita’.
This hotel is a blend of classic styles and recycled materials.
Stunning views over the Urubamba river.
The lodge sits by a natural, private “cocha” or lake, home to rich ecosystems, tropical plants and beautiful wildlife.
This lodge blends comfort and excellent service with the local environment with great success.
This is a welcome sanctuary after the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes.
Miraflores Park is in a privileged location on the cliffs above the ocean.
The tranquil Casa Andina Private Collection blends well with its surroundings.
A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.
The most famous of Cusco’s hotels and deservedly so.
This hotel is the perfect base for exploring the area.
The Rio Sagrado is a charming small luxurious hotel in lush gardens.
Time your visit to coincide with one of Cusco’s colourful festivals for a big dose of culture. Children will love the costumes and colours.
If you have time add on a few days in the Amazon and discover Peru’s natural world at its best.
Yellow fever immunisation and Malaria prophylaxis are sometimes recommended for the Amazon. Check with your Doctor or travel clinic for the most up to date information and advice.
Domestic flights are included in the price and we can also arrange your international flights.
From May 2016 BA start direct flights from London Gatwick to Lima. Lima is Peru’s international airport and is well served by European and North American airlines.