Peru for Families & Kids (8 years old and older)
- Day 1: Arrival to Lima + Connect to Cusco + Transfer to the Valley + Chinchero on the way to hotel + Overnight in Sacred Valley
- Day 2: Rafting Urubamba River with visit to Ollantaytambo + Lunch + Overnight in Sacred Valley
- Day 3: Via Ferrata in the Sacred Valley: Zip-Line, Climb and Hike + Overnight in Sacred Valley
- Day 4: Inca Trail Express 2D/1N + Overnight in Aguas Calientes
- Day 5: 2nd Day Machu Picchu Tour + Back to Cusco + Overnight in Cusco
- Day 6: Horseback riding in Cusco + Free afternoon + Overnight in Cusco
- Day 7: Back to Lima & free afternoon + Overnight in Lima
- Day 8: Market Visit & Fruit Festival + Cooking Class with Lunch + Back Home
8 DAY-7 NIGHT PROGRAM
|Destinations:||Lima, Sacred Valley, MachuPicchu, Cusco.|
|Price:||FROM USD$1529.90 per adult & USD$1469.90 per child 11 and under. Private Tours and Transfers.|
|Type of Tour:||Available in both Group and Private See Details|
|Number of People:||No minimums or maximums|
|Accommodations:||Budget, Moderate, Luxury See Details|
|Domestic Flights & Trains Options:||Best value, Well-known Airlines. All Train Options. Bus Options See Details|
Day 1: Arrival to Lima/Transfer to the Sacred Valley with Chinchero Tour on the way
Upon your arrival to Lima, you will immediately catch your short, one-hour connecting flight into the Cusco. Once you arrive in Cusco, our representative will meet you at the airport and to take you to Sacred Valley where along the way, you will have a chance to see the bustling, market town of Chinchero. The town of Chinchero is located at over 11,500 feet. Its extensive agricultural terraces made it, in Incan times, the breadbasket of Cusco city. The main sight to see at this location is a catholic church, with fine paintings from the Cusquenian School. Modern Chinchero has a very active community of women weavers who create textiles on blackstrap looms using only natural dyes. The weavers make fine, high quality mantas, table runners, pillows, bags, belts, and scarves in soft natural colors. Once arriving in the Sacred Valley, you will be taken directly to your hotel, for a very well-deserved rest. *Depending on your international flight, you might need an extra night in Lima before your flight to Cusco. Please let us know if you would like us to include an extra night in Lima.
Day 2: River Rafting & Ollantaytambo Visit (B, L)
After an early breakfast at your Sacred Valley hotel, we pick you up from the lobby and drive to “Pachar”. Here 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 sites passing down to Ollantaytambo and its Inca terraces and we find rapids class II and III finishing with “El Resbaladero” (the slippery one) which a strong class III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. We will then have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside and owned by the local community. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects. Proceed to Ollantaytambo, one of the last Inca cities remaining still on foot. Passengers will enjoy a guided visit to the site that crowns the town 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. Finish your tour, we will go to Pahcar, where we dry off and change cloths. (Toilet facilities once again available.) At this point, we return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley for a well deserved rest. * An extra overnight at the sacred valley can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities and meals.
Day 3: Via Ferrata (B, S)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by one of our representatives, and taken to the starting point of your guided, zip line excursion. This tour will surely appease your most adventurous desires! With the help of metal steps, and constantly secured by a steel cable and feel unique emotions climbing up 300 meters using iron ladders and knowing you are 100% safe. After this you will have a walk of 30 to 40 minutes until you get to the zip line where you will fly over the sacred valley finishing a great adventure. The lines have between 100 and 500mt, for a 2000 mt total. Each one is different from the other, largest one, fastest one, perfect for each adventure level. After the zip line, you will break for a snack before heading back to your Sacred Valley hotel. * If one of the members of your family does not want to participate in this, you can accompany them and enjoy their rider while taking pictures. An extra overnight at the sacred valley can be added upon request. Please let us know if you like us to add additional activities and meals.
Day 4: Inca Trail Express: Trek to Wiñaywayna and Machu Picchu (B, S, L, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up and transferred from Cusco to the train station, where you will take the train to the 104km. At this point we commence the trek for approximately 3 hours, up to the well-preserved remains of Wiñay wayna (2900 mts/9,514ft). On the way, we can see stunning waterfalls and scenic landscapes. Here you will have some free time for exploring the ruins with its houses, terraces, towers and local museum. After this visit, we then begin the final leg of the trek to the lost city of Machu Picchu. First we will hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), where we will take in an awesome panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. The final descent is a quick, 30 minutes through the Inti Punko gateway to the citadel of Machu Picchu. After a quick initial visit, you will be transported by bus, back to your hotel in Aguas Calientes, where you will enjoy dinner on your own, before ending an event-filled day of mystery and adventure. *Depending on the ages of your children and their fitness level, you can choose to change this activity going directly to MachuPicchu by train and hike from there to the sungate instead.
Day 5: Machu Picchu Tour (B)
After an early breakfast at your Aguas Calientes hotel, we catch the bus for the short ride up switch backs, to the Machu Picchu citadel overhead. We enter the ruins for a breathtaking view of the city in the sky. You will enjoy a full tour of the lost city and have lunch on your own after the tour. In the afternoon, we say farewell to Machu Picchu as you take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, and ultimately back on the train to Poroy train station. Once you arrive in Poroy, you will be picked up and taken to your Cusco hotel to rest for the night. * Another overnight in Machu Picchu or an extra day in Cusco can be added upon request. * Please let us know if you like to add meals
Day 6: Horseback riding to Cusco & Free afternoon (B)
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 that surround the city of Cusco. This horseback ride lasts roughly 2 ½ hours, following farming fields and Andean style villages through Inca sites, and over viewing the Cusco citadel, which at one point in time, was considered the temple of the moon. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be picked up, once again, and taken back to your hotel. After lunch, you will have the remainder of the afternoon at your leisure, to either explore the city of Cusco, with its shops and interesting site points, or rest and relax at your hotel. * An extra day in Cusco can be arranged. Please let us know if you would like to add additional activities or meals.
Day 7: Back to Lima & Free afternoon (B)
After breakfast at your hotel in Cusco, you will be picked up, and taken to the airport in Cusco, where you will, once again, catch your short flight back to the capital city of Lima. Once you arrive in Lima, one of our representatives will be waiting to take you to your Lima hotel, where you will have the remainder of the afternoon free for your leisure. * While in Lima, we highly recommend adding culinary activities such as cooking classes and tasting dinners in the best restaurants of Latin America, for more information check our Culinary site: taste-of-peru.com and ask our agents for more information. An extra day in Lima can be added upon request.
Day 8: Market Visit & fruit Festival + Mission Ceviche + Cooking Class with Lunch (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel in Lima, you will go to your market visit tour with one of culinary guides. This market is informal and a great way for kids and teenagers to experience a little bit of the Peruvian culture in its daily life. In the Main Market you can find the best variety of vegetables and fruits in the country, including exotic products from the “Andes” and the “Jungle”. In all Peruvian markets, “el regateo” is a common practice “asking for a discount and negotiating the price for the product with each vendor” people even ask for a “Yapa” something for free with your purchase, one extra lime or one extra potato. After you finish tasting the exotic fruits and learn about the vegetables and tour the market you and your family will start your secret mission: Mission Ceviche. We will give you a list, money and a market bag and you will have to buy the ingredients for your ceviche on your own. This is fun as you will have to find ways to stretch the money we give you to buy everything…Don’t worry…El Regateo really works!
Immediately following your market visit, you will then head out to your cooking class where you will have the chance to take part in a very special, Intro to Peruvian Cuisine class, followed by lunch. Our chefs will teach you the quintessential basics of Peruvian Cuisine. You will learn how to prepare Peru’s staple dishes and afterwards you will enjoy a full tasting of these traditional Peruvian dishes. At the conclusion of lunch, your journey to Peru winds to a close as we take you back to your hotel, where you will pick up your luggage and continue on to the airport for the flight back home. Flight times will depend on your flight time back home. * This class could be exchanged with a “Tea-time” class in which you will learn to make Peruvian staple sandwiches. Depending on your kids ages and preferences, the tea time class may be more suitable for your family. Please let us know if you like to add extra activities in Lima or a day hotel if your flight is late at night
Not exactly what you want?
Remember that Magical focuses on providing the best available options and can work with you on customizing your tour to better fit your interests and budget, without compromising the quality of your tour. Just contact us with your questions and preferences and we can modify this tour based on your expectations and requests.
About MachuPicchu Entrance Tickets
As the popularity of MachuPicchu has increased in the last few years, and in order to preserve the ancient paths of MachuPicchu, the Peruvian Cultural Institute (INC) has restricted the number of people that could enter MachuPicchu to 2,500 people per day. This means that, once the 2,500 tickets are sold out, no further entrance tickets will 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 Huaynapichu Tickets
Entrance tickets to Huaynapichu are not longer free, entrance tickets 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 the Huaynapichu, we will need you to let us know at the same time you book your trip since the Huaynapichu tickets need to be purchased in conjunction to the MachuPicchu tickets.
This tour (*) is available from:
USD$1529.90 per person. All Private Tours, except Inca Trail in group. All Private Transfers.
USD$1469.90 per child 11 years and under.
For single supplement and prices in a private service, please contact us!
* Based on double occupancy, 4 people, Budget Accommodations
IMPORTANT: 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, 4, 5*). Please see options
- Choosing a 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 (e.g.: special diet, wheelchair, children, senior, etc)
- Round-trip Expedition train. Upgrade to other trains: Vistadome train, Hiram Bingham Train upon request.
- Bus to Machu Picchu roundtrip.
- Expert leadership, guides & support personnel for all listed tours
- Necessary Equipment for all activities (Bike and helmet for the biking tour; harness, helmet, via ferrata lanyard, zip-line set and gloves for the Via Ferrata & Zip Line; and finally for the rafting, top of the line rafting equipment, professional first aid kit and security kayak)
- Accommodations: 3 nights in Sacred Valley, 1 night in Aguas Calientes, 2 nights in Cuzco and 1 night in Lima.
- Meals as noted (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, S = Snack). We can add any meals upon request
- Culinary Gift
- Land excursions as noted including entrance fees (BTG, Cathedral and Qoricancha, MachuPicchu and Inca Trail Permit)
- Private Transportation:, Cusco Airport/Sacred Valley 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
Lima/Cusco/Lima: From US $190 per person. This is an example price. Prices depend on the airline, date and time of booking.