Familiy Aventure

6 day/5 night or 8 day/7night

Quality time with the family is priceless and travelling is the perfect way to open up a child’s world by the exposure to new cultures. Peru is known for its rich cultural and archaeological heritage, but its great biodiversity offers the perfect combination to make unforgettable family memories visiting the highlands and the jungle, where young members will be delighted!

Overwiew

  • DAY 1 Arrival in Lima
  • DAY 2 Departure to Cusco. Proceed to the Sacred Valley visiting Awanacancha and Pisac market
  • DAY 3 Excursion to the Sacred Valley: Maras, Moray (atv´s) and Ollantaytambo
  • DAY 4 Machu Picchu. Visit the World Heritage Site
  • DAY 5 Tour of the city, Sacsayhuaman Fortress and Choco Museum
  • DAY 6 Departure to Lima or departure to Puerto Maldonado and continue to Tambopata with activities in the rainforest
  • DAY 7 Activities in the rainforest
  • DAY 8 Return to Puerto Maldonado. Departure

Included

  • Round trip arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation in Lima, Sacred Valley, Cusco and Tambopata (if selected option)
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Transfer in Cusco including Awanacancha and Pisac market
  • Sacred Valley excursion with lunch
  • Machu Picchu excursion with transfers, train and bus tickets
  • Cusco city and archaeological tour
  • Entrances and one-day pass to Machu Picchu
  • Lima city tour
  • Professional guides
  • Private services
  • Full board in Tambopata option
  • Jungle excursions in Tambopata option

Not inlcuded

  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar, laundry, medical expenses, etc.
  • Air tickets

Day 1 Lima

Upon arrival to Lima, transfer to your hotel. En route, pass by the modern and residential districts.

Day 2 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel at the gorgeous Sacred Valley. En route, visit Awanacancha, a town exclusively dedicated to textile art. Meet natives weaving with techniques from their ancestors and see South American camelid species, including alpacas, vicunas, llamas and guanacos. Continue on and make a brief stop at the colorful Pisac market, where you can interact with the artisans and shop for handicrafts and souvenirs before continuing to your hotel.

Afternoon at leisure. Opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, walk around or have additional activities such as horse riding.

Day 3 Sacred Valley

Have a family adventure and tackle the rough ground by powerful all-terrain quad bike exploring in a different and fun way. Get to know Maras, famous for its salt mines made up of about 3,000 small wells in a reduced area, where the ancient Inca ways working traditions are still preserved and in Moray, discover a very unique archaeological site in the region: in an enormous natural depression, the Incas built amphitheater style irrigated farming terraces where nature has created microclimates. This was an Inca experimental place to study the adaptation of vegetal species to new ecosystems for human consumption. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant and proceed to Ollantaytambo, an Inca town with narrow cobbled stone streets and place of a great complex of buildings at its upper part, with an impressive ceremonial center used for water worship. Ollantaytambo, an example of Inca urban planning that is still alive today, is undoubtedly one of the master works of the Incas.

Day 4 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco

An unforgettable experience. Transfer to the station and depart on a scenic train ride to the breathtaking Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu town (former Aguas Calientes), you will be driven to the citadel nestled in a location that can only be described as magnificent. Overseeing a deep canyon of the Urubamba River, fine stone carved stairways will take you to ceremonial shrines, the Sun Dial, agricultural terraces, squares and the urban areas. With a history dating back to the 15th century, this enigmatic site where the energy can be felt all around has not revealed yet the mysteries behind its construction. After the guided tour, free time to explore this wonder. Afternoon return to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

Optional: you may extend your trip and include an overnight.

Day 5 Cusco

Visit the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress and return to the city center for a walking tour including the Koricancha Temple, dedicated to the worship of the sun god and the impressive Cathedral. Continue on to the Choco Museum to learn about the chocolate produced in Cusco, discover the history of cocoa in the country, learn why Peru is one of the top chocolate producers in the world… and make your own chocolate with your family!

Rest of the day at leisure to visit Cusco, a World Heritage Site, discovering hidden places at your own pace.

Day 6 Cusco – Lima or Cusco – Puerto Maldonado and Tambopata

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima.

Optional: Extension to Tambopata

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival, proceed to the river port and depart by motor boat to the lodge. During the journey, enjoy the beautiful low jungle of the Amazon. Connect the kids with nature. Introduction to one of the most spectacular areas of virgin forests in the world. Learn about the biodiversity of the area by walking in open trails, appreciate the flora and fauna with different types of vegetation, insects, birds and other animals. Depending on the selected lodge, visit a scaffolding canopy tower to obtain spectacular views of the vast forest: toucans, parrots or macaws can be seen; or visit lookout towers designed for birdwatching and viewing other animals leaving at this altitude. After the sunset, when animals and birds are replaced by nocturnal species, take a canoe ride to look for alligators and other animals and hear the unique sounds of the jungle.

Day 7 Tambopata

Admire the Amazonian biodiversity of this Ecological Reserve, home to more than a thousand species of birds, more than 20,000 species of plants, 90 species of mammals, over a thousand of butterflies; amphibians, reptiles and giant trees of a self-sustaining ecosystem. Spend the day walking through open trails in primary forest, take a boat ride by the river, visit a lake to discover hidden animals like giant otters, visit a macaw clay lick at dawn wondering with an amazing spectacle of color and climb to an observation place to admire a spectacular sunset. The day’s activities will depend on the selected lodge. Kids can get tattooed in the rainforest with natural dyes that last only few days, with different shapes of animals and other patterns associated with the rainforest, follow the discovery trail and have a lot of fun while learning.

Day 8 Tambopata – Puerto Maldonado – Lima

Return to Puerto Maldonado sailing by the river, and transfer to the headquarters to pick up the large luggage not taken to the lodge before proceeding to the airport to board your flight. This may require a dawn departure depending on your flight schedule.