Peru Family Friendly(8 Days / 7 Night)
This is an action-packed, activity-filled adventure itinerary perfect for family and kids. This itinerary is specifically designed for family travelling with kids, eager to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu. You will begin your trip in Lima where you will visit the water fountain tour, which kids absolutely love as they can play and enjoy a great show with water and lights. You will then start your Cusco segment of the trip heading directly to the Sacred Valley. With a lower altitude, the Sacred Valley is the perfect place for you and especially your children to adjust to the altitude. Here your kids will really enjoy the hike to Maras, which is easy enough for them but exciting for everyone else. Then we will continue to Machu Picchu, where we will visit the site and allow time for the kids to play and explore. Finally we will take the train back to Cusco where we will have the opportunity to visit the city and other surrounding sites.
Day 1: Arrival to Lima
Day 2: Family Bike/Parque de las aguas
Day 3: Flight to Cusco/ Sacred valley/Awanacancha/Pisac Market
Day 4: Visit Moray & Hike Maras /Lunch Tunupa/Pottery class
Day 5: Sacred Valley Fun Adventure (Horse riding, Kayaking, Rafting, Cooking class)
Day 6: Ollantaytambo guide visit& Train to Mapi/overnight in Aguas Calientes
Day 7: Machupicchu tour / Back to Cusco/overnight in Cusco
Day 8: Partial City tour of Cusco: koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and San Blas Neighborhood / Flight back to Lima and back home.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY Peru Family Friendly
Day 1: Arrival to Lima
Upon your arrival to Lima, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and accompany you and take you to the Casa Andina Private Collection hotel in Lima.
Day 2: Family Bike Tour/Parque de las aguas/overnight in Casa Andina Private Collection (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be met and taken from your hotel to the starting point of your bike tour through Lima. We will show you amazing sights around the bay, starting with Barranco, the old and bohemian neighborhood of the city, and its mansions, bars and parks. We also visit the neighborhood of Chorrillos with its old fishing pier, beaches, and promenade and the historic Morro Solar hill. Finally, we bike through the vibrant district of Miraflores with its amazing cliff edge sidewalks and parks overlooking the ocean. Next, you will be taken to have lunch at a nice Lima restaurant. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Lima, where you will be able to rest and relax. In the late afternoon, you will visit Lima’s famous water park, where you will have the chance to have an interactive experience with great waterfalls and a great show of lights and music. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Lima.
Day 3: Flight to Cusco/ Sacred valley/Awanacancha/Pisac Market (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel in Lima, you will be picked up and taken back to the Lima airport in order to catch your short, pleasant flight to the City of Cusco. You will be met by one of our representatives and taken directly to the Sacred Valley Aranwa Hotel, where you will check in. You will have some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Some find enjoying a cup of hot coca tea a real help in adjusting to the high elevation and that’s what the locals traditionally use coca for. You will then visit Awanacancha, where where you can meet native weavers and see South American camelid species, including llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas. Your children will have a lot of fun feeding animals. You will then continue to the Pisac Market, which has a wide variety of artisan arts & crafts and you will have the chance to see the many different products that the sacred valley produces. At the conclusion of your Pisac market tour, you will go back to your Hotel in the sacred valley to rest and enjoy your dinner.
Day 4: Hike the Salt Mines of Maras and Pottery class (B,S,L)
After breakfast at your hotel in the Sacred Valley, you will head to Maras for a quick tour of this colonial city. Then, we will take the bus to the top of the salt mines where we will begin our hike down through the salt mines. This is a unique 2 ½ hour hike, full of beautiful scenery and not overly challenging, good for kids. In order to ensure that your energy levels never drop, you will be provided with a delicious and nutritious snack before your hike. At the conclusion of your hike, you will be taken back to the Sacred Valley and to the Tunupa restaurant for lunch. After lunch, we will go to our pottery class, as taught by the very talented Pablo Seminario, whose ceramic studio has been dedicated to the discovery of techniques and designs from ancient Peruvian cultures. Pablo presents a new art expression, providing continuity to these cultural inheritances. This pottery class will provide your family with an interactive class that will be a fun experience for the whole family. At the conclusion of your class you will be bring back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley for the evening.
Day 5: Sacred Valley Fun Adventure (Horse riding, River Rafting, Cooking class) (B,L)
After an early breakfast at your Sacred Valley hotel, we pick you up from the lobby and you will have a funny adventure choosing between the following alternatives we suggest: horse riding, kayaking, rafting and cooking class. Horse riding: After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart on a short, 20 minute van ride to the starting point of your horseback riding experience. On this excursion, you will horseback ride, while visiting interesting Inca sites. This horseback ride lasts roughly 2 ½ hours, following farming fields and Andean style villages through Inca sites. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be picked up, once again, and taken back to your hotel. River rafting: after an early breakfast at your Sacred Valley hotel, we pick you up from the lobby and drive to Pachar where you will receive your safety talk and equipment. (Toilet facilities will be available for your use.) After a brief period practicing on the flat parts of the river, the first part of the tour will be in easy water but with spectacular views of the mountains and archeological remains. Passing down to Ollantaytambo and its Inca terraces and we will find rapids class II and III finishing with “El Resbaladero” (the slippery one) where we will find a strong class III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. In the take out, we dry off and change cloths. (Toilet facilities once again available) At this point, we return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley where you will enjoy lunch. Cooking class: After an early breakfast at your Sacred Valley Hotel, we pick you up from the lobby and we will bring you to el Huacatay Restaurant, where you will attend an interesting and fun class with Chef Pio Vasquez de Velasco. During the class you will learn how to cook three traditional Peruvian dishes, including a first and second courses and a dessert. The class is dynamic and interactive and each participant will prepare its own dish. You will have lunch at the Restaurant and we will then return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Day 6: Ollantaytambo guide visit& Train to Mapi/overnight in Aguas Calientes (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel in the Sacred Valley, you will checkout from the Sacred Valley Aranwa Hotel, and continue on your way to your Ollantaytambo Tour. You will visit the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, still inhabited by the locals in much the same way as it was during the time of the Incas. The lodging area is formed by complex structures known as “canchas” or apartments. The Inca built a temple on a terraced site above the town. The impressive, standing stones they erected, conjure up images of Atlantis. This is the site where Manco Inca and his warriors staged a temporary victory over the Spanish Conquistadors, led by Francisco Pizarro. During this victory, the Inca warriors flooded the fields, while raining down spears and arrows from above, making it difficult for the Spanish horses to maneuver, ultimately forcing a rare retreat on the part of the Conquistadors. At the end of the tour you will be taken to the train terminal in Ollantaytambo, where you will catch your train to Aguas Calientes. We recommend packing a small bag for this trip and we will send you luggage directly to your Cusco hotel. Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will be picked up, and taken to the Inkaterra hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 7: Machupicchu tour / Back to Cusco/overnight in Cusco (B)
After breakfast at your hotel in Aguas Calientes, you will catch a short, 20-minute bus ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. We enter the ruins for a breathtaking view of the city in the sky. You will have the option to take the first bus available in Aguas Calientes to see the sunrise from the citadel. Followed, you will enjoy a full tour, especially catered for kids of the lost city and have lunch on your own after the tour. In the afternoon, we say farewell to Machu Picchu as we set out by train heading to the station at Poroy and then to the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel in Cusco arriving by car at night.
Day 8: Partial City tour of Cusco: Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman and San Blas Neighborhood / Flight back to Lima and back home (B,L)
After breakfast you will be met at your hotel and accompanied on your Partial City Tour of Cusco. We walk Cusco’s impressive Plaza de Armas and visit both the Spanish cathedral and Incan temple of the sun, Qoricancha. Next, we set out to visit the ruins above the city that were considered an essential part of the ancient capital, such as Sacsayhuaman and we will continue visiting the beautiful San Blas neighborhood.After lunch your journey to Peru winds to a close as we take you to the Cusco airport for the flight back to the coast. Flight times will depend on your flight time back home.
USD$1869.90 per child 8-11 years
USD$1844.90 per child 8 years and under.
*Group tours, other accommodations levels and train option available upon request.
As price depends on each passenger choices, please contact us to send you an updated price based on your specific request. Please send us the following information and we will respond within 24 hours with your updated price.
- Number of people in your party
- Level of accommodation (3 Superior,4,5*). Please see options
- Private or Group Tour
- Train choice. Please see options
- Adding options: if you like to add day tours, extra days, meals, etc
- Need domestic or international flights?
- Have a special request (ie: special diet, wheelchair, children, senior, etc)
About Machu Picchu Entrance Tickets As the popularity of Machu Picchu has increased in the last few years, and in order to preserve the ancient paths of Machu Picchu, the Peruvian Cultural Institute (INC) has restricted the number of people that could enter Machu Picchu to 2,500 people per day. This means that, once the 2,500 tickets are sold out, no further entrance tickets will be available. Also, please note that to avoid a secondary market for these tickets, all tickets are issued with the name of the passenger, his/her passport number, nationality and date of birth. Therefore, tickets are non refundable and non transferable.
About Huayna Picchu Tickets
Entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu are no longer free. They are now US$ 12.00 per person. There are two scheduled visits per day, with a limit of 200 people per visit (total of 400 per day). If you are interested in hiking Huaynapichu, we will need you to let us know at the same time you book your trip since Huaynapichu tickets need to be purchased in conjunction with Machu Picchu tickets.
- Round-trip Vistadome train. Other train options available upon request: Expedition train, Hiram Bingham Train upon request.
- Bus to Machu Picchu roundtrip.
- Expert leadership, guides & support personnel for all listed tours
- Accommodations: 2 nights in Sacred Valley, 2 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes, 1 night in Lima.
- Meals as noted (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, S = Snack). We can add any meals upon request
- Land excursions as noted including entrance fees (Maras, BTG, Cathedral and Qoricancha, MachuPicchu, Water Fountain Park, Lima Cathedral, San Francisco & Catacombs)
- Private Transportation: Cusco Airport/Sacred Valley Hotel, Train Station/Cusco Hotel, Cusco Hotel/Cusco Airport, Lima Airport/Lima Hotel, Lima Hotel/Lima Airport.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
- Airport taxes: Local ($5-6) and International ($31) departure tax of payable in local currency by each passenger at Lima International Airport upon departure (if applicable)
- International and domestic airfares, usually quoted separately
- Excess baggage charges
- Medical immunizations
- Insurance of any kind: mandatory evacuation insurance; suggested cancellation insurance, interruption, baggage loss, damage and delay
- Tipping & Gratuities (Guides $4 per person per day / Drivers $1 per person per day)
- Items of a personal nature (clothing, sodas, liquor, snacks, laundry, etc.)
- Visas. Please be advised that some citizens other than Canadians and US may need visa to travel to Peru. Please advise us of your nationality to help you or check with the Peruvian Consulate
All of our tours are offered in both Group and Private services; however, as we like to maintain control of the quality of our tours, even our group tours include PRIVATE transfers. This is important, as when you get picked up; you will go directly to your hotel without having to drive around the city to drop off other people in their hotels. Transportation is just for you.
Destinations Tours.- Private Transfers + Group Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Special Interest Activities + Group Cultural Tours
Destinations Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Cultural Tours
Special Interest Tours.- Private Transfers + Private Special interest Activities + Private Cultural Tours
We offer all level of accommodations. When creating an itinerary it would be important to know which your preferred level of accommodation is. Please be sure that at all levels our recommended hotels offer great service and nice comfortable rooms. Our team has personally tried all our recommended hotels.
3-star Superior.- These are 3-star that should really be considered has 4-star Hotel. Nice location, great rooms and charming decoration. Excellent service, with restaurant, room service, business centre, laundry, etc. Buffet breakfast. Best value. Perect for someone looking for an inexpensive option and still have some superior services.
4-star Hotels.- Good location, very nice rooms, great decoration and excellent service. This hotel includes more services such as room service, business center, laundry, spas, more room features, etc. Some have gourmet restaurants. Buffet breakfast. Perfect for someone looking for some luxury and special services and do not need a 5-star option.
4-star Suites.- Some 4-star hotels have suites that offer the same room features of a 5-star option. Perfect for someone looking to upgrade from a 4 star standard room and get more space and features.
5-star Hotel.- What you usually imagine a 5-star hotel is. Great location, luxury accommodations and excellent service. Gourmet restaurants, spas, room service, business center, etc. Perfect for someone looking for a 5-star service but do not need the 5-star Deluxe option.
5-star Deluxe.- These 5-star deluxe hotels offer ultimate luxury with outstanding service, luxurious rooms with deluxe room features and “you ask-you will get” concierge service. Properties have privileged locations or particular history behind it. Gourmet restaurants and spas. For the luxurious traveler.
Expedition.- The least expensive tourist train. Recently renovated cars offer nice seats and good train service.
Vistadome.- A higher category of train service, with panoramic roof windows. It offers a snack and fashion show.
Hiram Bingham.- Luxury train which offers lunch, tea-time and dinner service.
Andean Explorer.- Train service from Cusco to Puno or Puno to Cusco. Departs only on certain days of the week. Depending on the season.
Peruvian Airlines.- Peruvian owned airline. Offer the least expensive prices but has few frequencies. Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.
Star Peru.- Peruvian owned airline. It services many destinations and offers good value prices. Both Peruvian and Foreigners pay the same.
Taca Airlines.- Central American owned airline. Offers great service but few frequencies to Cuzco. Moderately expensive. It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.
Lan Peru.- Chilean owned airline. It offers great service and many frequencies to Cuzco (almost 13 flights per day). Prices are the highest of the market. It offers sale prices for Peruvian Residents ONLY that cannot be purchased by tourists.
Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $ 350 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.
DOMESTIC TICKETS (PARA LOS TOURS DE GALAPAGOS)
Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $350 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.
Quito/Galapagos/Quito: From US $421 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.