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Essential Peru for the family

Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco

Delve into the depths of Peru's Incan heartland and the Amazon Rainforest on this family adventure, encountering Amazonian tribes and magnificent wildlife and exploring the fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu and the vibrant markets of the Sacred Valley.

At a Glance

  • Perfect for active families looking to combine the cultural and natural highlights of Peru

  • Meet Indian tribespeople in the Amazon rainforest and come close to the magnificent wildlife!

  • Take the train to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley and soak in stunning views as you glide through the Andes

  • Meet 'Paddington Bear' at the spectacled bear project near Machu Picchu

  • Add on time at the beaches of Mancora for some laid-back surfing or poolside lounging

Family, Adventure, Culture, Honeymoon

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Peru can be an absolutely wonderful destination for adventurous families, and this tour is the very best way of seeing this fascinating country with children or teenagers, combining the teeming wildlife and Indian tribes of the Amazon rainforest and iconic Machu Picchu with the colonial charm of Cuzco and the adventures to be had in the Sacred Valley.

Begin by flying to Lima where we have suggested a stay at the excellent Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel. The next day, fly to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon basin to stay for four nights at the brilliant Reserva Amazonica, Peru's top wildlife lodge. Here on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, expert guides will take your family out to explore the incredible diversity of the rainforest. By day, go on boat trips and along walking trails to discover macaw clay licks, giant river otters and monkeys or meet with some of the rainforest Indian tribes, while retiring in the evening to comfortable lodge accommodation with screened beds and the sounds of the jungle night outside.

Fly up to Cuzco and travel into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to stay for three nights at the family-friendly Sol y Luna, just outside Urubamba. You can experience some of the Inca markets, go white water rafting or kayaking, do a day trek, horse ride, go on an adrenaline fuelled bike ride or simply relax with great food in beautifully tranquil surroundings. Continue by train to the extraordinary ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, which is simply stunning in the early morning mists. Stay at the charming Sumaq Machu Picchu, located in the town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of the ancient Inca site.

Return to Cuzco by train to explore this fascinating city. There are excellent museums, a great handicraft market and good restaurants to enjoy, while based at the luxurious Belmond Hotel Monasterio for three nights before flying home.

Please see our Original Itinerary below. It is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Lima
2 nights

Lima

Belmond Miraflores Park
Fly to Puerto Maldonado
4 nights

Near Puerto Maldonado

Reserva Amazonica
Fly to Cuzco
3 nights

Urubamba, Sacred Valley

Hotel Sol y Luna
1 night

Machu Picchu

Sumaq Machu Picchu
3 nights

Cuzco

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Fly home via Lima

Location & Directions

Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco

Start your Peruvian adventure in Lima at the Miraflores Park Hotel, located on Avenida Malecón de la Reserva in the exclusive Miraflores District. It's then onto the Reserva Amazonica which is adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve where the Madre de Dios River meanders through the Southern Peru rainforest region, known as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru. From there to the Sacred Valley and Hotel Sol y Luna which is 1km from the town of Urubamba. A 2-hour train ride away from the Sacred Valley is Machu Picchu and Sumaq Machu Picchu, located at Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes village) at 2,450 meters (8,038 ft.) above sea level. Next to the Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco, located on Calle Palacio just two blocks from the Plaza de Armas, where the cathedral and most important museums are located.

When to go

April to October is best for time for visiting Peru’s Andean region and main highlights. It is typically sunny in the day and cold at night due to altitude. Heavy rains last from December to end of February with January and February being the wettest months. The Amazon is generally hot, wet and humid year round.Peru is very popular in the high season, especially during their many cultural festivals such as Inti Raymi on 24 June, so best to book well in advance.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

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