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Peru Family Adventure

Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Mancora

A superb family-friendly Peru itinerary that is perfect for active families and those looking to explore the cultural and natural highlights such as the Amazon, the Sacred Valley, the awe inspiring Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the colonial gem of Cuzco.

At a Glance

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

  • Meeting Indian tribespeople in the Amazon rainforest

  • Taking the train to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley

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

  • Relaxing with some beach time at the end near the laid-back surf town of Mancora

Family, Adventure, Beach, Culture

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 surf beaches of Mancora in the north.

Begin by flying to Lima where we have suggested an overnight stay at the excellent Miraflores Park Hotel. The next day, fly to the Amazon Basin to stay for three 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 Inkaterra Machu Picchu, set in the cloudforest that abounds in hummingbirds and wild orchids. There is even a spectacled bear project, and you may see one of the rehabilitated Paddington Bears while you are there.

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

To finish, fly up to Tumbes via Lima for some final relaxation on one of Peru's northern beaches, near the chilled-out surf town of Mancora. Enjoy kitsurfing, whale watching or horse rides along the sand, basing yourself at the stylish and family-friendly Arennas Mancora. Fly back to Lima after your final three nights here and connect with your flight back 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
1 night

Lima

Belmond Miraflores Park
3 nights

Near Puerto Maldonado

Reserva Amazonica
3 nights

Urubamba, Sacred Valley

Hotel Sol y Luna
1 night

Aguas Calientes

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
2 nights

Cuzco

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
3 nights

Mancora, Peru

Arennas Mancora
Fly home from Lima

Location & Directions

Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Mancora

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 Inkaterra 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. Your final stay is at Arennas Mancora on Peru's northern coast for a bit of beach relaxation and surfing.

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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