The vivacious textiles of hand woven cloth shine from market stalls. Women in bowler hats and large shawls walk llamas along the cobblestone streets of Cuzco. The relaxed beachside charm of Lima blends with the rush of its capital streets. Birds chirp in the Amazon, their cries carry over the howling monkeys. The jungle and glacial peaks create a unique combination, filled with definitive culture and an endless connection to a complex past. On this family friendly adventure Peru tour, the children...
Lima – The Shores of Lima
Lima is a beachside city at heart, pressed against a mountainous backdrop and filled with the collections of culture from around the country. The Pacific Ocean glistens against rising cliffs and charming walkways that wind around the neighborhood of Miraflores. The sea air swirls around the daylight. The breeze blows in and fills the neighborhood with the delightful aromas of freshly trimmed grass and the nearby ocean. The city’s history is palpable, filling stately museums with original pottery.
Modern, edgy art is situated next-door to religious processions that date back to the 18th century. When you arrive, the family is met at the airport by a private transfer arranged by our Peru travel agency, and you will be taken to your fabulous hotel. In the evening you can find over one dozen vendors in the main square in the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, creating the jovial night market. People from around the countryside, the Andes to the Amazon, display their handcrafted jewelry and artesian woven alpaca shawls glowing in the city’s evening light.
Lima – Subterranean Delights
Puerto Maldonado – A Jungle Family
Puerto Maldonado – Sounds of the River
Cusco – The Lowlands and Highlands of Peru
Cusco – Surrounded by the Sacred
Inca Trail – Foot on the Trail
Aguas Calientes – Pushing Past the Limits
Aguas Calientes – Castle in the Clouds
Cusco – Returning from History
- Experience the unparalleled celebrated ruins of Machu Picchu
- Explore the wondrous world of the Amazon Rainforest
- Hike a portion of the famous Inca Trail
- Traverse the power and beauty of the Inca and Spanish architecture around Cuzco
- Immerse the family in the cultural traditions of the Andes at Pisac
- Enjoy a comfortable train ride through the Andean plains and forest
- Visit the exceptional catacombs at the Monastery of St. Francis
- Find the endless mystique and charm of Peru with the entire family
Peru conjures images of endless mountain ranges and mysterious ruins, curling waves and soaring toucans. The kids will marvel at the endless wonders and adventures on this 10-day luxury family vacation. Taste the fresh ceviche. Hike through the Andean plains en route to the famous remains of Machu Picchu. Scour the Amazonian canopy in search of spider monkeys and scarlet macaws. Wild vicuna graze on the sprawling grasslands. Spanish cathedrals decorate historic skylines. Bring the family closer together with every passing moment. Each day brims with wonderment and showcases the incomparable beauty of Peru.
Arrive in Lima, the capital city of Peru, and be swept up in the thrilling life of the locals. Each neighborhood conjures the different cultures that surround the city, bringing together the Andes and the Amazon, the desert and the beach. Traverse the streets of the city on a guided tour and find the family spellbound by the Spanish and pre-colonial antiquity. Venture onward to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazonian basin. The kids remark on how the city emanates adventure, surrounded by trees and bordered by converging rivers.
You can hear the rushing water beneath the calls of the wild. The aromas of fresh plantains and tropical fruits are everywhere. Traverse the waterways and venture into the jungle. The family is thrilled with the prospect of a journey in the rainforest. Your guide points out the flora and fauna and the kids follow your guide’s every move. A private transfer meets you at your hotel and takes you on the Interoceanic Highway that stretches across the country. Your view of the changing landscape is distinctive and beautiful.
Arrive in Cuzco and see the stunning Spanish architecture built on a base of Inca ruins. Explore the Sacred Valley with a visit to Pisac, known for its ruins that climb the hillside and its thriving cultural market. Follow behind your guide as they take you through the cobblestone streets of Cuzco to see the mixture of Spanish and Inca edifies that decorate the historic city. The family begins to hike along a portion of the Inca Trail at Tambomachay. Spend time touring the ruins interspersed across the hillsides. Indulge in the crisp, clean air.
Notice the rolling hills and fabulous landscape. Visit the site known as “Little Cuzco,” before traveling to Aguas Calientes by a train equipped with a glass-viewing dome. When you reach Machu Picchu the family’s excitement is undeniable. Search the ruins with your guide. Discover the Temple of the Condor and the looming peak of Huayna Picchu. Return to Cuzco where you will board your flight home. Natural and manmade wonders wash over Peru to create sensational adventure for the entire family to discover.
$2,855 per person (excluding international flights)
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