Peru Family Adventure

Combining culture and thrilling adventure, you’ll encounter the Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Cuzco on this Peru family holiday.

Peru Family Adventure

Encounter the steamy Amazon jungle, the once capital of the Inca Empire; Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and of course, awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Our Peru Family Adventure is packed with thrilling activities to keep the kids entertained, cultural experiences for the adults and based on family-friendly properties throughout.

The untouched world of the Amazon Rainforest is home to fascinating flora and fauna. Traverse canopy walkways, cross rivers in dugout canoes and hike jungle trails in search of noisy monkeys, colourful parrots and camouflaged caiman.

Between lofty mountain peaks lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stretching over 100km, the valley is dotted with indigenous villages, bustling traditional markets and ancient archaeological sites. Be as active as you like, and choose from a multitude of activities from visiting a llama farm, paddle boarding on a high Andean lake, horse riding, mountain biking or trying your hand at haggling in a colourful market. The gateway to the valley is the city of Cuzco. Considered one of Latin America’s most beautiful cities, its eclectic mix of ancient Inca stonework and Spanish colonial architecture is all easily discovered on foot.

Perhaps a highlight for all is the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Its dramatic location, sheer size and complexity wont fail to impress.

With English-speaking guides throughout and all transfers and transport pre-arranged, the needs of the whole family will always be catered for. With comfortable, characterful properties, continuous support and local knowledge from your guide, this family holiday will be a trip to remember.

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    DAY 01

    UK – Lima

    Lima

    Fly to Lima on a direct BA flight. Evening arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next 2 nights. Stay at the Jose Antonio Deluxe located in the heart of Miraflores. Accommodation Options

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      DAY 02

      Lima

      Lima

      Today on a half day private excursion you’ll visit the downtown area of the “City of Kings”. Visit the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and Metropolitan City Hall. Discover the San Francisco Monastery with its famous catacombs; Huaca Huallamarca, a pre-incan pyramid; and take in the views of the Pacific back in Miraflores. Optional afternoon excursion to explore Barranco and Miraflores by bike stopping for delicious snacks along the way. Accommodation Options

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        DAY 03

        Lima – Puerto Maldonado (Peruvian Rainforest)

        Peru Amazon Rainforest

        This morning transfer to the airport and fly to Puerto Maldonado, the gateways to the Peruvian Amazon. Navigate by motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to your jungle lodge. In the afternoon, along with a guide, discover nature trails and learn about this incredible rainforest, its flora and fauna. At dusk, head out on a motorized canoe in a twilight river excursion spotting wildlife such as caiman and other nocturnal animals. Accommodation Options

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          DAY 04

          Puerto Maldonado (Peruvian Rainforest)

          Peru Amazon Rainforest

          On foot set out to explore the famous Tambopata National Reserve and Lake Sandoval. Navigate by dug-out canoe the mirror-like ox-bow lake, home to endangered giant otter, blue and yellow macaws, monkeys and caiman. After lunch, venture out to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and Anakonda walk. Ascend two 30 metre towers and cross seven hanging bridges that connect the treetops. Spot monkeys, sloths and birdlife. In the evening, explore the forest under the cover of darkness. Accommodation Options

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            DAY 05

            Puerto Maldonado (Peruvian Rainforest)

            Peru Amazon Rainforest

            This morning visit a local farm to learn about native farming techniques and the medicinal properties of the plants in the area, considered to be a “natural pharmacy”. In the afternoon venture out on a dugout canoe to Cocha Lake to try your hand at piranha fishing (catch and release) and spot birds along the banks of the lake. Accommodation Options

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              DAY 06

              Puerto Maldonado - The Sacred Valley

              Sacred Valley

              This morning travel by canoe back to Puerto Maldonado, visit the local butterfly house and learn about these beautiful colourful insects. Fly to Cusco and upon arrival transfer out to the Sacred Valley for three nights to allow for plenty of time to gradually acclimatize to the altitude. Home to spectacular Andean mountain scenery, rich indigenous culture and an array of Incan archaeological sites, there are a multitude of activities in the surrounding area to suit young and old alike. Accommodation Options

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                DAY 07

                The Sacred Valley

                Sacred Valley

                Day at leisure. Pick from a variety of exciting activities in the local area such as horse riding, kayaking or paddle boarding, visiting a llama farm or enjoying a traditional lunch whilst watching a wayra horse show. Accommodation Options

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                  DAY 08

                  The Sacred Valley

                  Sacred Valley

                  Day at leisure. More optional excursions that can be arranged are mountain biking or a visit to archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo and Chinchero, visits to colourful indigenous markets or learning about ancient traditions in local communities. Accommodation Options

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                    DAY 09

                    The Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

                    Machu Picchu

                    This morning travel by train through stunning mountainous landscapes to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu. This incredible feat of engineering is uniquely saddled between high peaks that soar above the Urubamba river with a back drop of cloud forest covered mountains. Take a tour of this ancient citadel and learn about how this 15th century city was an example of an extremely advanced civilization and left forgotten until the early 1900s. Spend the night in Aguas Calientes. Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu
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                      DAY 10

                      Machu Picchu – Cusco

                      Cuzco

                      This morning is at leisure. Choose from re-visiting the ruins and exploring them at your own leisure or perhaps visiting Inkaterra’s bear rescue project to learn about the endangered Andean Spectacled bear. In the afternoon travel by train back to Cusco. Known as the navel of the world to the Incas and perhaps South America’s most beautiful city, Cusco is a mix of Inca traditions and Spanish colonial architecture. Accommodation: San Agustin El Dorado
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                        DAY 11

                        Cusco

                        Cuzco

                        This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the city. In the afternoon why not make your own chocolate? Peru being one of the finest producers of cacao in the world, learn about the process from bean to bar and the end product! In the evening, why not visit the Planetarium to learn about the important relationship between the indigenous Andean communities, the Incas and the cosmos Accommodation: San Agustin El Dorado
                          DAY 12

                          Lima - UK


                          This morning is at leisure before you take an afternoon flight to Lima to connect onwards with your overnight international flight home.
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