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.
Lima – International Arrival & Airport Transfer
Taxis weave in and out of traffic while bicycles veer off into public plazas in Peru's bustling capital city of Lima. Car radios can be heard while soothing serenades from local musicians ring out in the distance. Adults gather around frothy glasses of pisco sour at outdoor cafes while children play a pickup game of futbol in a grassy field. You and your family will jump up with excitement once you land at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. After making your way through customs and collecting your bags, you will meet your private airport transfer.
In no time, you and your kids will bump on cobbled streets, careen down frenzied metropolitan avenues, and wrap around the city's most beloved public plazas. As you look out the window, you will get a sneak peek into Peru's storied past. Massive cathedrals and decadent government buildings sit side-by-side with ancient structures and monumental innovations. You will journey forward in time as your private transport then leads you to the prestigious neighborhood of Miraflores, which is marked by its towering, white skyscrapers that line the Pacific Coast. It is here that you will settle into your luxurious accommodation.
Starting in the afternoon, you and your family will enjoy some relaxed sightseeing and self-exploration. You can wind through the scenic streets of the iconic downtown and glance inside quaint jewelry and produce shops. Then, as the sun begins to fall in the sky, you can head to the water's edge, which is where the city really comes alive. At sunset, you can enjoy a lovely welcome dinner as you overlook Lima's crashing waves.
Lima – Guided City Tour and Moonlit Water and Lights Show
Cusco – Plaza de Armas and Qorikancha
Cusco – Saqsayhuaman & Horseback Riding in the Sacred Valley
Aguas Calientes – Guided Tour of the Famed UNESCO Ruins of Machu Picchu
Puerto Maldonado – Amazonian Bird Watching and Ziplining
Puerto Maldonado – Nature Conservation and Culture Class
Lima – Airport Transfer & International Departure
- 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
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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$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.
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