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Peru for Teens

Peru is one of the best countries in Latin America for family travel, and teens especially, flourish here. It’s an enthralling country with a thriving culture and spellbinding scenery. The key to an unforgettable family vacation in Peru is to intersperse the ruins, temples, museums and churches with plenty of contrasting activities, so no member of the family goes into culture overload. At Scott Dunn, we know how to customize the best combination of experiences to make sure that no matter your teenager’s interest, you’re well taken care of.

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For adventurous, active teens, Peru is a natural amusement park and white-water rafting down one of the world’s top-ten rafting rivers is the roller coaster. The 3000m deep (that’s twice as deep as the Grand Canyon!) “Granite Canyon” of the Rio Apurimac offers a heavy dose of excitement. Plunge through rapids, viewing fascinating wildlife and breaking for campfire meals on pristine sandy beaches.

For a change of scenery, trek through the dense greenery of the Amazonian rainforest on a canopy walk. Your family will get a unique perspective of the jungle while coming face-to-face with brightly colored toucans and rambunctious monkeys swinging through the treetops. It’s a great way for your family to learn about the inhabitants at each level of this diverse ecosystem. In addition to rainforest trekking, there’s tons of hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and mountain biking in Peru.

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When vacationing with teens in Peru, Cuzco is the place to be. It’s a beautiful colonial city with a fun, youthful, laid-back vibe, so teenagers will really love the atmosphere. While here, there are many activities to breakup richly historical excursions while still injecting a healthy dose of culture into your vacation.

Peru has become one of the foodie capitals of the world, so don’t miss your chance to get a taste of the country. Under the guidance of an expert chef, weave your way through the San Pedro market, where you’ll meet friendly local people and shop for a wide-range of eye-catching indigenous ingredients. Then, roll up your sleeves and learn how to cook delicious Peruvian specialties like quinoa salads and ceviche. And you’ll receive a recipe book as a memento to take home with you, something your kids will surely keep way beyond their teen years.

Another must do while in Cuzco is visiting the Choco Museo, where Peruvian history and culture are infused with delicious chocolate delights. Take a bean to bar or hands-on chocolate workshop where you’ll eat and drink like the Incan gods. It’s well worth the sugar rush. Due to its proximity, Cuzco is also the perfect jumping-off point for Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu is every bit as incredible as it looks in pictures. A mesmerizing relic of the Inca civilization, your family will be enthralled by this magical “lost city.” The journey to get there is half the fun, take in the exquisite scenery on a train journey or hike the storied Inca Trail. After exploring the archaeological ruins, hike Huayna Picchu for a perfect panoramic view of Machu Picchu. This is the quintessential view that you see in photos. And don’t forget to snap a selfie with a llama while here, they make excellent profile pics.

As your kids grow older, the world opens up to them more and more, and taking your teens on an unforgettable vacation to Peru is a fantastic way to introduce them to cultures and experiences that they’ve only dreamt about. So, take advantage of this precious time and make their dreams a reality in Peru.

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Atacama to Lake Titicaca

Santiago wine region, San Pedro de Atacama, Uyuni, La Paz, Lake Titicaca

We have taken this classic backpackers' route from Chile to Peru through Bolivia's high deserts, and given it a luxury twist. Now you can enjoy a groundbreaking adventure in some of the most epic landscapes on Earth while staying in considerable comfort.

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Couples, Culture

Coast to Coast: Peru To Brazil by Belmond

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

From ancient Inca ruins in the Peruvian Andes to roaring waterfalls in the jungles of Iguazu National Park and samba beats and beaches in Brazil, this epic South America itinerary takes you from coast to coast, staying at Belmond properties all the way.

Best for: Culture, Adventure, Honeymoon, Short Break

Machu Picchu trek & Amazon Adventure

Cuzco, Lares Trail, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Puerto Maldonado

No adventure to Peru is complete without visiting the awe-inspiring lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, perched high in the Andes. After a spectacular trek to this mystical place, a few days in the Amazon beckons, admiring magnificent flora and fauna.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Culture, Wildlife

The Colors of Peru

Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley

A comprehensive private tour of Peru visiting Arequipa, the dramatic landscapes of the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, colonial Cuzco and the stunning Sacred Valley with a visit to the majestic Machu Picchu Inca ruins and enjoying wonderful train journeys.

Best for: Adventure, Culture, Rail, Wildlife

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