Peru Family Adventure – 7 Day Multi-Activity Tour

PERU FAMILY ADVENTURE

7 Day Multi-Activity Tour for Families

Multi-Activity Experience Peru 7 Days Local Hotels March to January Private Group

From US$ 2,175 per person

Our local Partner for this Trip

Our local partner for this tour is an adventure travel company based in Cusco and one of Peru's most committed companies to sustainability. They have been heavily involved in re-planting native forest, offset all carbon emissions, are a 1% for the planet member and are Peru's only B Corp. All carbon produced by your trip is offset into a carbon sink in Manu, in association with the ONG Regenera, which makes your trip within Peru carbon neutral.

Trip Facts: Peru Family Adventure

Sacred Valley & Cusco

Start your trip in the Sacred Valley, an area full of history and gorgeous landscapes and a great place to acclimatize to the altitude as well as the beautiful historic city of Cusco.

Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate

Hike to Machu Picchu via the Royal Inca Trail, a family-friendly way to experience the original Inca steps and walk via the Sun Gate, the entrance to Machu Picchu that was used by the Incas.

Fun & Kids Friendly Activities

Explore the Cusco region during a trip packed full of exciting family-friendly activities: biking, stand-up paddling, whitewater rafting and hiking.

Family Friendly Accommodation

Accomodation is in beautiful locally owned 3-Star hotels which have been especially selected for families.

TRIP ITINERARY

Peru is a fantastic family travel destinations! During this Peru Family Adventure you will visit the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco and explore Peru‘s fascinating culture and wonders in a fun and adventurous manner. The trip is suitable for families with children aged 8 years or older and it combines the must-see destination with exciting activities both kids and grown ups will love: e-biking through the beautiful Sacred Valley, Stand-Up-Paddling on Lake Huaypo, hiking through the mighty Sun Gate to Machu Picchu, rafting on Apurimac River and getting creative at a workshop with a local artisan. This trip can be adapted according to each families special needs and interests and can be made as challenging or as comfortable as needed.

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PERU!
  • Reception at Cusco airport
  • Transfer to the Sacred Valley
DAY 2: EXPLORE THE SACRED VALLEY BY E-BIKE
  • Today you‘ll explore the Sacred Valley by E-bike riding from Pisac to Ollantaytambo, always supported by a vehicle, which allows to carry any extra gear or weary riders
  • Start the tour with a visit of Pisac village, a small town based in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and stroll around the lovely plaza and artisan market stalls
  • Hop on your bike and cycle between local villages and haciendas, appreciating traditional farming methods still in use against the beautiful backdrop of glaciated mountains
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River
  • Pass by Qoya, Calca, Huaran and Huayllabamba and stop for a picnic lunch en-route before continuing to Ollantaytambo
DAY 3: STAND UP PADDLING AT LAKE HUAYPO & MARAS SALT MINES
  • Head to the shores of Lake Huaypo, a relaxing rural spot, set amongst fields of corn with fantastic views across to the snow capped Vilcanota mountains and the perfect place to acclimatise and enjoy some fun on the water
  • Choose between exploring the lake on our Stand Up Paddleboards or Sit On Top Kayaks
  • Once fully kitted up in wetsuits, booties and life jackets, your expert guide will give you a full instruction on these easy to use crafts before you head out through the reeds and onto the lake itself
  • Paddle across lake Huaypo, a magical experience as you glide along enjoying spectacular views of the Andes mountains and the local farms and hopefully glimpse some of the birdlife that use Huaypo as a migration base including the rare Andean Flamingo
  • Enjoy some snacks on the far side of the lake before heading back to our base in time for hot showers and lunch, a delicious picnic buffet made with local products and freshly prepared natural drinks
  • Relax in the hammocks and enjoy the stunning views before saying farewell to Huaypo and taking a dirt road to the incredible ruins of Moray, some rarely visited circular ruins which are thought to have been agricultural experimental stations in the times of the Incas
  • After visiting the ruins, head back across the plains through the interesting town of Maras to visit the amazing Salineras, a series of salt pans that have been worked since Inca times
  • Explore this amazing site before finally returning to the hotel after a full day of fun, culture, fine dining and history
DAY 4: ROYAL INCA TRAIL (KM104) TO MACHU PICCHU
  • Early in the morning transfer to the train station for the beautiful journey towards Machu Picchu
  • At km104 we alight, pass through the control and start a walk past the interesting ruins at Chachabamba
  • Follow an ancient Inca trail, ascend through tropical cloud forest and climb high above the roaring Urubamba River
  • An initially challenging ascent is replaced by satisfaction as we reach Wiñay Wayna, a beautiful Inca ruin full of swallows and orchids
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and, time-permitting, visit these impressive ruins before joining what is generally considered to be the most spectacular part of the Inca Trail: the contour path through the fascinating cloud forest leads to Inti Puncu, ‘the gateway of the Sun’ and your first glimpse of Machu Picchu
  • Savour the moment, take photos and then once in the ruins themselves, your guide will give you an extensive walking tour of Machu Picchu and explain the fascinating history of the Incas
  • If time permits explore further to the Inca Bridge or just relax and take in the stunning location
  • Catch an afternoon bus to Machu Picchu town and transfer to the train station, where you can catch a late train back to Ollantaytambo and onwards to your hotel
DAY 5: FREE TIME IN CUSCO & ART WORKSHOP
  • Enjoy a free morning in Cusco for some rest and recuperation.
  • Whether your interest is exploring Inca ruins, visiting Colonial churches, bargain hunting in artisan markets, visiting the chocolate museum or just relaxing over a coffee on a terrace overlooking the Plaza de Armas, Cusco has something for everyone.
  • In the afternoon, take a short Cusco art workshop led by a member of the Totemiq Art Collective and decorate your very own Pucara Bull
  • The workshop takes places in La Mestiza cafe on the Avenida El Sol, a cafe that was decorated by Totemiq and demonstrates how they are helping preserve the traditions of Cusco´s artists by fusing with modern-day design
  • You will learn and apply the gilding techniques so important to traditional Cusco art, about the history of the bulls and their role in local customs and about the Cusco school of art and its fusion of Andean culture with European
DAY 6: RAFT THE APURIMAC - BLACK CANYON SECTION
  • Today you‘ll have the unique chance to paddle a section of the mighty Rio Apurimac, through a 3000m deep canyon on the true source of the Rio Amazon – a full day of total adventure, spectacular views, amazing whitewater, pristine beaches and great memories
  • Early pick-up in Cusco for a spectacular drive to the Apurimac canyon, hopefully glimpsing on route the snow-capped Vilcanota mountain range and Salcantay Massif before descending an incredible road into the canyon and so to our starting point on the banks of the Apurimac
  • After inflating the specialised rafts, and following a full safety talk and instruction in the art of white water rafting, head off into the canyon in search of adventure
  • Travel through the most spectacular canyon with world class rapids, interspersed with gentle floats, elusive wildlife and amazing scenery
  • Stop to explore side canyons, have lunch on a deserted beach before enjoying more fun rapids
  • At the take out at Puente Huallpacachaca where we celebrate the day with cold drinks, before jumping in the vehicles for the journey back to your hotel
DAY 7: CUSCO - COBBLES, CULTURE AND COFFEE
  • Today you are free to wander around Cusco, explore the cobbled side streets of the San Blas artist district or stare in awe at the Inca treasures in the many museums
  • In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your onward journey, perhaps to Lake Titicaca, the Amazon jungle, or even just home

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