Peru Family Adventure

Peru Family Adventure Peru Family Adventure
£3573

In Peru you don’t just treat your family to a great holiday, you embark on an adventure with them. 

A journey of discovery that takes the gang from populous cities like Lima and untouched towns built by Spanish colonialists, to a lost city near Cusco, dating back to the Incas. In the Sacred Valley they’ll experience the sheer exhilaration of white water rafting, before going on to explore the astounding natural world of the Amazon Basin. It’s a trip so exciting that they won’t even notice that it’s also extremely educational. And they’ll never forget the memories they make on a Peruvian family adventure.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

Days Location Detail
days 1 - 2

London – Lima

Your flight departs from London …

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London – Lima

Your flight departs from London early in the afternoon and arrives in Lima later the same evening. You’ll be met and taken to your hotel in Miraflores – one of the best districts in the City of Kings. A tour of Peru’s capital takes you through the country’s history with a trip along Peru’s first freeway to the impressive colonial monuments and buildings in downtown Lima. Convento de Santo Domingo (circa 16th century) with its viewing tower, the Larco Museum featuring displays of ancient Peruvian gold and silver and a fine archaeological collection, plus a visit to Cafe del Museo to sample a local lucuma fruit dessert complete your introduction to this fascinating city.

Stay: Two nights in two twin rooms at Casa Andina Private Collection.

days 3 - 5

Cusco

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Cusco

Today you travel back to the time of the Incas. Cusco is set high in the Andes and offers impressive remains from the Incan civilisation. Koricancha – the Temple of the Sun – and the massive walls of the Sacsayhuamán fortress give you a vivid picture of the size, ingenuity and sophistication of the Inca empire, as well as a glimpse into their lifestyle. A complete contrast in style is evident in Cusco’s Andean Baroque buildings dating back to the colonial period. Wander around cobble-stoned streets and charming plazas and you’ll find fantastic buildings like the Cathedral and the Church of the Company of Christ, to mention but two in this World Heritage Listed site. Even more exciting excursions are to be enjoyed over the next couple of days; you and the family can embark on an exhilarating white water rafting experience on the Urubamba River, paddling through beautiful canyons and roaring torrents. You can also choose to see the surrounding countryside by hiking or on a horse riding expedition

Stay: Three nights in two twin rooms at Casa Andina Private Collection.

days 6 - 7

Sacred Valley

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Sacred Valley

The action continues just 45 minutes outside Cusco. At Pinipampa you can take to the water in inflatable single or double canoes and skim through the rapids. You can also take a short drive into the small town of Pisac to visit the colourful local market and haggle for hand-woven fabrics, arts, crafts and leather goods. Then comes a mountain bike adventure along the Sacred Valley. Your guide will show you the best trails and make sure you gather an insight into local life and the surrounding countryside of the Chinchero plateau and its agriculture. You’ll be able to explore Inca ruins with circular terraces at Moray and take classic photos of the gang with the snow-capped Urubamba Mountains in the background, before arriving at the salt pans of Maras.

Stay: Two nights in two twin rooms at Casa Andina Private Collection.

days 8 - 9

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

Another of the Sacred Valley secrets is a place few visitors see. The Patacancha Valley is populated by locals wearing handwoven red ponchos and colourful felt hats and following traditions passed down by generation after generation from the Incas. You can hike to long lost Inca ruins and intricate stone terracing, before following the old Inca Trail along the steeply terraced valley down towards Ollantaytambo with its ancient streets and Inca walls. Then it’s time to catch your train to Machu Picchu. This ancient citadel is truly awe-inspiring, its stone buildings and terraces straddling the mountain and its geometric terraced slopes tumbling down the steep valley towards the Urubamba River and the town of Aguas Calientes. After being buried for centuries in the jungle, these ruins are the only major Inca site to have escaped 400 years of looting and destruction and are, alone, worth the journey to Peru. A guided tour shows you the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge and includes a climb up the exposed, time-worn steps of Kuayna Picchu for a condor’s eye view of the ruins – a must for keen photographers. In the evening you return to Cusco.

Stay: One night in two twin rooms at the Hotel Sumaq Machu Picchu followed by one night in a double room at the Casa Andina Private Collection.

days 10 - 12

Amazon Basin

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Amazon Basin

From Cusco you fly to Puerto Maldonaldo where you’ll start your Amazon Basin adventure by boarding a motorised dugout canoe for a trip to your jungle lodge overlooking a wildlife-rich lagoon. You’ll be staying in 819 hectares of unspoiled natural rainforest between Tambopata National Park – famed for its bio-diversity – and the mighty Madre de Dios River. The thatched lodge stands above the ground on stilts and has direct views over the forests. It is the perfect spot to explore the Amazon rainforest with an expert guide who will show you the forest’s secrets; its animals, insects and amazing birdlife. You’ll have a wide range of excursions, nature walks and activities to choose from, including jungle exploration, canopy walks high in the treetops, canoe rides along the river and birdwatching expeditions.

Stay: Three nights in two twin rooms at Hacienda Concepcion.

days 13 - 14

Puerto Maldonado – Lima – London

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Puerto Maldonado – Lima – London

Depart from Puerto Maldonado Airport in the afternoon, to meet your international flight at Lima. You arrive back at London Gatwick the following afternoon.

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