Take the entire family on a trip you will never forget to the ancient wonders located in Peru. Get lost in the dazzling city life of the nation's capital before venturing off to the secluded jungles and majestic mountain tops of Peru's central regions. You will get the thrill of a lifetime as you zipline amongst the treetops of the Amazon Rainforest and trek to the breathtaking heights of Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in local culture before stargazing amongst the serenity of the Sacred Valley.
Lima – International Arrival
When you descend on the lovely city of Lima, you will immediately be met with the shimmering waves of the Pacific glistening under the sun's warm rays. As you deboard, you will be greeted by your private guide and escorted to your ground transportation. Your driver will whisk you along the busy highways surrounding the major metropolitan city before bumping along the charming cobbled streets of Lima's historic downtown. In less than an hour, you will arrive at our luxury hotel with a private balcony overlooking the ocean. Staff will welcome you and your family with a steeping cup of mate de coca tea, a traditional herbal tea.
After settling into your hotel, you can stretch your legs as you begin to explore the city's major highlights. Your guide will lead you on a brief tour of the historic downtown, starting at the vibrant Plaza de Armas. Here, shady palm trees dot the main square, and colorful buildings burst from the square's perimeter. You can step inside the basilica and even tour the catacombs below for an inside look at Spanish architectural influence. Then, in the evening, you will return to the coast to enjoy a delicious locally sourced seafood dinner beside the verdant Parque del Amor.
Puerto Maldonado – Bird Watching and Culture Class
Puerto Maldonado – Zipline and Nighttime Hike
Cusco – Plaza de Armas and Qorikancha
Sacred Valley – Chinchero and Star Gazing
Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes – UNESCO Ruins
Lima – International Departure
- Keep watch for rare bird species and learn about the indigenous communities of the Amazon Rainforest
- Zipline along the treetops of Peru's jungle before taking part in an adventurous nighttime hike
- Stroll along the cobbled streets of the Plaza de Armas before stepping inside the famed Inca temple known as Qorikancha
- Attend an authentic culture class in Chinchero and settle into your glass-domed hotel for some peaceful star gazing
- Summit to the world-renowned ruins of Machu Picchu and learn about the rich history of Inca innovation
- Explore the serene mountain town of Aguas Calientes and dip into the medicinal hot springs at night
- Experience the fast pace of city life in Lima and unwind with a sunset dinner along the coast
Make memories your whole family can look back on for years to come when you journey to the beautiful country of Peru. You will experience the best the picturesque nation has to offer alongside your expert guide during your week-long customized travels. Not only will you behold the diverse beauty of Peru, but also delve deep into the cultural traditions and history that make this such a unique place to visit.
From the start, your itinerary will be filled with blood-pumping excitement as you set out for the captivating rainforest region. After landing in Lima, you will take a connecting flight to Puerto Maldonado in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. You and the kids will be welcomed by the chirping of exotic bird species and rustling of leaves of monkeys swing from one treetop to the next. Before you know it, you will be swinging from the treetops just the same as you take off on a zipline adventure across the Amazon's canopy layer. Then, you will get down low as you glide across the river and keep watch for colorful macaws and other indigenous bird species. Later in the day, you will attend a culture class among the thick vegetation where you will learn about the groups of people who have called the rainforest home for generations.
During the second half of your family adventure, you will spend time in the birthplace of the Inca Empire, Cusco, where you will visit the esteemed Plaza de Armas and step inside the halls of the Sun Temple. You will visit several local markets and sample culinary delights beloved around the country. Then, you will journey through the Sacred Valley as you marvel at several key sites of the Inca Empire before descending on the quaint town of Chinchero. You will take part in several cultural traditions and feast with the locals. That evening, you will truly experience the magic of the Sacred Valley from your glassed-in hotel room suspended on a mountainside as you stargaze. Your trip will culminate in an unforgettable trip to Machu Picchu as you step back in time and appreciate the ingenuity of one of the Incas' greatest designs. You will follow your guide to the most prominent features of the site before enjoying some time to explore the masterpiece on your own. Finally, you can take stunning family photos that everyone can look back on for years to come.
$1,997 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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