Peru Family Holiday

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.

Highlights

  • Experience Peruvian culture first hand with colourful, bustling local markets, chocolate making and a traditional Pachamanca dinner
  • Hiking the one day Inca trail to Machu Picchu and arriving at the famous Sun Gate, (or you can take the train)
  • Get active with options for stand up paddle boarding, cycling and canoeing
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
Full Itinerary

Included

  • Accommodation with breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • Flights within Peru
  • All tours, activities, land transportation and entry fees.

Not included

  • International flights to and from Latin America. The price and schedule vary, we can quote a flight inclusive price according to your travel dates.

Itinerary - Peru Family Holiday

Day 1. Arrive Lima

Arrive into the capital city of Lima, private transport to your hotel.

Day 2. Pucusana Fishing Village

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.

Day 3. Fly to Cusco, Transfer to Sacred Valley

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.

Day 4. Cycle to Pisac Market

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.

Day 5. Exploring the Sacred Valley

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.

Day 6. Hike to Machu Picchu

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.

Day 7. Machu Picchu

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.

Day 8. Sacsayhuaman and Chocolate Making

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).

Day 9. Canoes and Camelids

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.

Day 10. Free day in Cusco

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.

Day 11. Fly to Lima and Home

Today you fly to Lima to connect with your international flight home, taking memories to last a lifetime.

Accommodation - Peru Family Holiday

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.

El Tambo Lima

The hotel is in Miraflores, a modern, safe area on the coast with shops, excellent restaurants and all amenities close by.

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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.

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Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa Sacred Valley

Pretty walkways overflowing with flowers lead you to your own ‘casita’.

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El MaPi Aguas Calientes

This hotel is a blend of classic styles and recycled materials.

Hatun Inti Machu Picchu

Stunning views over the Urubamba river.

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The lodge sits by a natural, private “cocha” or lake, home to rich ecosystems, tropical plants and beautiful wildlife.

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This lodge blends comfort and excellent service with the local environment with great success.

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Machu Picchu Pueblo Machu Picchu

This is a welcome sanctuary after the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes.

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Miraflores Park is in a privileged location on the cliffs above the ocean.

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The tranquil Casa Andina Private Collection blends well with its surroundings.

El Mercado Cusco

A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.

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The most famous of Cusco’s hotels and deservedly so.

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Hotel Pakaritampu Sacred Valley

This hotel is the perfect base for exploring the area.

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Rio Sagrado Sacred Valley

The Rio Sagrado  is a charming small luxurious hotel in lush gardens.

Expert Lowdown - Peru Family Holiday

 

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.

Flight Information - Peru Family Holiday

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.

11 days from $2965 pp

plus international flights

Stephanie

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