Cathedral at Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru

Ultimate Family Getaway to Eccentric Peru

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Peru

Places Visited

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes, Puerto Maldonado

Suggested Duration

8 Days

An incredible 8-day family Peru tour is the perfect getaway. Here, you will experience it all: cultural heritage, unparalleled terrain, and diverse plant and animal life. The enchanting birthplace of the Inca Empire in Cusco hosts travelers from around the world en route to Machu Picchu and the luscious Amazonian Rainforest hosts a zipline along the canopy's stunning treetops. You can enjoy the adventure and create everlasting memories together.

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Trip Highlights

  • Follow your expert guide on a tour of Lima's energetic downtown and enjoy a captivating, moonlit water and lights show in the evening
  • Discover the rich influences of Spanish conquistadors in Cusco's Plaza de Armas and step back in time as you enter the fortified Inca Sun Temple that is known as Qorikancha
  • Admire the ingenious engineering techniques of the Incas at Saqsayhuaman and Tambomachay before riding horseback ride through the mystic Sacred Valley
  • Summit to the peak of famed UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Machu Picchu and dip into the medicinal hot springs of Aguas Calientes
  • Zipline along the treetops of Peru's Amazonian Jungle in Puerto Maldonado and learn about local conservation efforts

Detailed Description

You and your family will set out on the vacation of a lifetime when you journey to the navel of the world and the birthplace of the Inca Empire, This 8-day expedition to Peru will give you a diverse understanding of this nation's gems from its storied past to the captivating culture traditions that carry on to this day. You will also be immersed in the beautiful landscapes of Peru from the rocky cliffside and shimmering shorelines of Lima to the rugged mountains peaks of the Andes in addition to the luscious foliage of the Amazon Rainforest.

You will begin your trip among the hustle and bustle of the nation's capital. Here, the pace of life is quick, and the cultural influences are diverse. You will be led on a tour of the city's highlights as you admire bursting facades of the postcolonial era that are mixed with the ancient stonework of Inca and pre-Inca times. You will then amble down the vivacious streets of the Barranco District where illustrious street art pops around every corner. Then, in the evening, you and your kids will return to Lima for an exciting light and water show against a backdrop of the city skyline.

The second half of your excursion will bring you to the heart of Inca innovation. You will begin in Cusco, where you will be provided with a taste of local culture at open-air markets and the Plaza de Armas. Later, you will venture to the ancient Sun Temple of Qorikancha and marvel at the exquisite engineering techniques that were used at Saqsayhuaman and Tambomachay. A scenic horseback ride through the Sacred Valley will offer you a peaceful respite before summitting the internationally acclaimed ruins of Machu Picchu. You will culminate your experience will two incredible days in the Amazon Rainforest, where you will zip line past spider monkeys and exotic bird species as you cruise along the sun-kissed treetops.

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Starting Price

$1,755 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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