You will experience the ultimate family adventure during your 14-day kid-friendly Peru tour. Machu Picchu will bring to life the fabled Inca Empire and a zipline tour through the Amazon Rainforest will reveal views of exotic parrots. Ride horseback through the lush Sacred Valley, lounge in ancient hot springs, and sail to the majestic floating islands of Lake Titicaca to reveal the surprising wonders and unforgettable excitement of Peru.
Lima – Sunset Dinner Beside the Pacific Ocean
Your family will grow giddy with excitement as your plane steadily coasts along the tarmac at Jorge Chávez International Airport. Your Peruvian adventure is just about to begin. As you exit customs, you will meet your private driver who will escort you to your hotel. In the moments that follow, you will bump down the cobbled streets of post-colonial Lima and then wind down the scenic coastlines that hug jagged seaside cliffs. Wafting smells of beachy saltwater and the citrusy lemon-lime of ceviche will have the whole family peaking their heads out every window. The honks and whistles of frenzied traffic will make way for the subdued tranquility of cooing seagulls and melodic busking duets.
Soon, you will arrive at your luxurious hotel in the sophisticated neighborhood of Miraflores where white skyscrapers line the picturesque shorelines and locals lounge in the meticulously manicured parks nearby. In the evening, street lights illuminate pedestrian roads and families dine at beautiful restaurant patios that overlook the Pacific. As a family, you will get your first taste of authentic local cuisine: crunchy fresh seafood or crispy blackened chicken. You can top off the night with a light gelato or milky ice cream treat at one of many outdoor cafes that line the downtown area. In the evening, you will return to the hotel and rest for tomorrow’s full day of lively sightseeing.
Lima – Private Guided Tour & Water Show
Ica – Sand Dune Buggy Ride & Private Sandboard Lessons
Tambopata National Reserve – Arrival in Peru’s Amazon Jungle
Tambopata National Reserve – Conservation Center & Hiking
Tambopata National Reserve – Zip-lining and Macaw Sightings
Puno – Arrival in Puno & Dinner
Lake Titicaca – Full-Day Boat Tour of Lake and Uros Islands
Cusco – Tour of Qorikancha, Cathedrals, and Markets
Cusco – Half-Day at the Ruins of Tambomachay and Saqsaywaman
Sacred Valley – Natural Yarn Dyeing in Chinchero & Visits to Moray and Maras
Aguas Calientes – Scenic Train Ride & Hot Springs Swim
Machu Picchu – Full-Day Excursion & Huayna Picchu Climb
Lima – Connecting flight & International Departure
- Ascend to the ruins of Machu Picchu and discover the captivating history of the internationally revered UNESCO world heritage site
- Surf down the sloping sand dunes of Huacachina and ride in an all-terrain dune buggy for a thrilling adventure
- Ride on horseback through the Sacred Valley and attend an Andean culture class where you will learn natural yarn dyeing techniques
- Zipline along the Amazon’s canopy and get an up-close look at native species including monkeys, birds, crocodiles, and small insects
- Tour Lima’s downtown and peddle along the Pacific’s sparkling coastlines before sampling Peru’s tantalizing ceviche
- Stroll down the cobbled streets of Cusco’s downtown and uncover several strongholds of the former Inca Empire looming above
- Bask in the medicinal hot spring waters of Aguas Calientes and climb to the peak of the great Huayna Picchu
- Discover the unique “floating islands” of Lake Titicaca and learn about the resilient history of the Uros people
Your two-week long journey to the birthplace of the Inca Empire is sure to be a whirlwind of an adventure. As you and your family descend on one of the most diverse countries in the world, you will uncover fascinating cultures and unparalleled landscapes. Travel by plane, train, boat, and even a thrilling zipline ride as you traverse the coastal planes, rugged mountain peaks, serene valleys, and dense jungles of this remarkable country.
You will start your journey in Lima, which is the nation’s bustling capital. Soon, make your way south to the desert oasis of Huacachina and put your footwork to the test as you learn to sandboard. Later, venture to one of the most remote corners of the world: the Amazon. It is an idyllic place to check out rare and native species. You will also get a chance to visit a rainforest conservation center where you will zipline past macaws in the canopy layer high above. After a short overnight trip to the southeast city of Puno, you will embark on a day-long cruise around Lake Titicaca and discover its curious “floating islands.”
Over the next few days, you will settle in at the former capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco’s rich blend of indigenous Andean culture mixed with Spanish colonialism of the 1500s and 1600s make for truly amazing architectural design. Next, wind your way through the Sacred Valley as you unearth details about ancient agricultural practices, military expertise, and spiritual beliefs of the Andean people. The climax of this trip takes place at the ruins of Machu Picchu among the seven of the new world wonders, which is the crown atop Peru’s countless sparkling gems. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Peru, and see how you can customize your own dream vacation.
$3,999 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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