Land of the Incas - Peru Family Adventure
Peru, Family, 12 days - from £1,795 (land only) - from €2,155 (land only) - from $2,965 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon rainforest Complimentary airport transfers are provided. Our lodge is situated near Lake Sandoval amidst unspoiled wilderness of the Amazon. Depending on arrival time we have a twilight river cruise. Overnight at the jungle lodge in the rainforest.
Day 2: A full day of jungle activities. From our family friendly lodge we can choose from many activities including interpretive walks in the forest, a trip in a dugout canoe, a canopy walkway high in the treetops, a river cruise or a visit to the butterfly house. We will learn a lot about the magical Amazon rainforest.
Day 3: Depending on our flight times we have an early excursion before flying to Cusco. From here we transfer to Pisac in the heart of the sacred valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the Awana Kancha centre with its llamas and alpacas, and weaving community. Overnight Pisac.
Day 4: This morning we walk around the Pisac Ruins, a hilltop Inca citadel above the village, which receives relatively few visitors. With its terracing and massive stone doorways it's impressive. We return and visit the colourful market. In the afternoon we have an optional pottery class to decorate a vase, mug or bowl. Overnight Pisac.
Day 5: This morning we transfer to Chinchero and explore this beautiful village with its weavers, artisans and archaeological sites surrounded by green fields and snow-capped mountains. We have a cooking lesson making a Pachamanca with hot stones. This afternoon we visit the Maras Saltpans. Overnight Ollantaytambo.
Day 6: Inca Trail day! We take the train to KM 104 and then walk to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate. We descend through the ruins and take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where we overnight.
Day 7: We return to Machu Picchu in the morning for a guided tour, with time afterwards to explore and wander through the ruins. We travel by the vistadome train and bus to Cusco and our hotel.
Day 8: A full day in Cusco. We visit the Cusco Ruins of Tambo Machay, Quenko and Sacsayhuaman. Optional horse-back ride to these sites. Overnight Cusco.
Day 9: This morning we depart Cusco and travel to our last stop in on our family adventure in Peru - Lake Titicaca. We take the tourist bus/coach to Puno which drives through some beautiful scenery. We have many stops during the day making it a full day sightseeing. Overnight Puno.
Day 10: We board our motor boat launch on Lake Titicaca for a fascinating visit to the floating islands of the Uros Indians before continuing on to the small community of Llachon where we stay with local families in a community based project.
Day 11: This morning we spend some time with the local communities. We may be able to hire a kayak or go on a fishing trip. We then return to Puno via the Taquile Islands. Overnight Puno.
Day 12: We depart Puno and depending on flight times we will have time to visit the Inca ruins at Sillustani before arriving at the airport in Juliaca. KE Land Only services end.
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.