Land of the Incas - Peru Family Adventure
Peru, Family, 12 days - from £1,795 (land only) - from €2,245 (land only) - from $3,140 (land only)
Revised for 2014
Our new itinerary now incorporates the Amazon, Inca Trail, Machu Pichu and Lake Titicaca!
- Ultimate family adventure holiday to Peru, Amazon & Machu Pichu
- Cusco and it`s fascinating mix of Inca and Spanish architecture
- Amazon Rainforest Jungle adventures and activities
- Walk on the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with the family
- Boat trip and homestay on the islands on Lake Titicaca
This unique family adventure holiday in Peru combines all the essential main areas that you would wish to visit including the Amazon rainforest, Cusco, a day on the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. We start out in the Amazon rainforest where we take a motorised canoe to our jungle lodge to see the magical wildlife in this pristine environment. We then fly to Cusco and descend to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where, from our comfortable accommodation, we visit the traditional Indian market at Pisac, an alpaca and weaving farm, and we can try our hand at some painting some pottery. The following day we have a cookery class learning a traditional way of cooking under hot stones and then we visit the picturesque saltpans at Maras. The adventure continues with the classic 1-day Inca Trail hike up to the Sun Gate, where we have our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. (Note: If Inca Trail permits are not available at the time of booking, an alternative walk or activity is arranged). After a night in the colourful town of Aguas Calientes (with the chance to try out the hot springs), we make an early morning return to the 'Lost City of the Incas' - Machu Picchu - and spend the morning here with a specialist guide. In the afternoon, we take the famous train ride back to Cusco. We visit the impressive Inca ruins that surround the Andean city of Cusco, either on an optional horse-back ride, or on foot. It's then onto Lake Titicaca and a boat ride to the Uros Islands where we overnight in a homestay before flying home from Juliaca...phew! This is one of the best family adventure holidays in Peru - if you are going to do it, you might as well do it right!
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children from 8 yrs old
This holiday is designed for families to experience some of the highlights and the distinct culture and Inca Ruins of Peru. The emphasis is on touring and sightseeing and making it fun for the family at the same time. The walking is on well-defined tracks, including some sections of ancient Inca trail - namely when we have our day on the Inca Trail. The activities at the Amazon lodge will include boat rides, canopy walks and short (1-2 hrs) jungle walks in this hot humid environment. All safety equipment is provided where necessary throughout. All activities are designed for beginners and can be done by all members of the family. The accommodation we use throughout the tour is comfortable in well-located hotels. This is with the exception of the 1 night at a homestay on Lake Titicaca. In order to see all these key sights, it is necessary to travel some distance during the holiday. With families in mind we make this as comfortable as possible, using 1 internal flight of between 1 and 1.5 hours duration, while road transfers are kept to a minimum and are generally short, we do have a long day mainly on the bus when we journey from Cusco to Puno.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on high altitude.
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