based on 13 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
Full Board and activities
Shared transfers to Reserva Amazonica
Full Board and activities at Reserva Amazonica
Half Board at Machu Picchu
Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children travelling.
Perfect for active families looking to combine the cultural and natural highlights of Peru
Meet Indian tribespeople in the Amazon rainforest and observe the diverse array of wildlife here
Relax with some beach time at the end near the laid-back surf town of Mancora
Take the train to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley
Meet 'Paddington Bear' at the spectacled bear project near Machu Picchu
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. Whales can be seen off the coast of Mancora from mid-July to the end of October.
A superb family-friendly Peru itinerary that is perfect for active families and those looking to explore the cultural and natural highlights of this diverse country. Visit the Amazon, the Sacred Valley, the awe inspiring Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the colonial gem of Cuzco before finishing on the surf beaches of Mancora for some rest and relaxation.
Begin by flying to Lima where we have suggested an overnight stay at the excellent Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, the perfect place to get your head down after a long flight, with comfortable family-friendly accommodation and plenty of fantastic facilities to include a swimming pool.
Next stop is the mighty Amazon Rainforest. A short flight brings you to Puerto Maldonado where you will be transferred by road and boat along the Madre de Dios river to the brilliant Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, one of Peru’s top wildlife lodges. Accompanied by expert guides you will head into the jungle on foot or by boat to get up close to an incredible diversity of wildlife. Spot scarlet macaws as they surround clay licks and watch as a variety of monkeys swing through the trees, keeping your eyes peeled for sloths, toucans and many other weird and wonderful creatures, as well as enjoying the opportunity to interact with indigenous communities. Three nights here will provide plenty of adventure and an unforgettable experience.
Fly to Cuzco and continue by road into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to stay for three nights at the family-friendly Sol y Luna, just outside Urubamba. Here a multitude of adventurous activities go hand in hand with incredible scenery, cultural sites, Andean villages and colourful markets. Go as hard as you like, enjoying a kayaking or white-water rafting adventure, and if you wish to add on more adventures, add on some, trekking horse riding or even an adrenaline fuelled bike ride. Alternatively, relax with great food in the stunning natural surroundings and simply enjoy the spectacular setting.
Continue the adventure with a one-day private hike to the extraordinary ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, which is simply stunning in the early morning mist. The KM104 trek takes on part of the classic Inca Trail but eliminates the need to camp so is perfect for families shorter on time. 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. Enjoy a guided tour of this impressive historic site before returning to Cuzco by train the following day.
Cuzco is a beautiful colonial city and was once the heart of the Inca empire. There are excellent museums, a great handicrafts market and good restaurants to enjoy, many of which are all within walking distance of the Plaza de Armas and the colonial centre. Stay for two nights and enjoy a guided city tour, as well as free time to explore at your own pace.
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 kitesurfing, 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.
Come eye to eye with the primates and birds that live in the treetops of the Amazon rainforest from the canopy walkways at Reserva Amazonica. Towers and hanging bridges link their way through the forest offering a unique perspective.
Explore the magical city of Cuzco on foot with a local guide visiting the highlights from Qoricancha Temple, known as the heart of the Inca Empire, as well as local markets, where you can shop for fine silver, ceramics and famed alpaca crafts.
Explore the Peruvian Amazon, meandering along its rivers and waterways by boat or exploring on foot. Your guide will introduce you to the fascinating flora and fauna here, from the tiniest insects to the colourful birdlife.
White-water rafting & inflatable canoeing are fun sports, suitable for pretty much any one. No experience is needed to take part in this great day out to a beautiful section of the Urubamba River.
The Pinipampa section is class I-II outside of Cuzco.
Reach the iconic ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on the one-day KM104 trek, taking in the final portion of the Classic Inca Trail without the need to camp overnight. On arrival, soak in spectacular views over the Inca ruins and the dramatic valley below.
A beautiful oxbow lake, home to some truly unique wildlife including the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, macaws and side-neck turtles. The lake's mirror-like reflections and resident wildlife provide countless photographic opportunities.
On arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and assisted with boarding the 30 minute bus journey to the ruins. You will be able to take lunch before meeting your guide again to start your tour.
Raft one of the world's top ten rafting rivers, the 3000 metre deep Granite Canyon of the Rio Apurimac. This 3-day mini-expedition is quite extraordinary, and an adventure lover's dream come true.
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