Peru is a must for any visit to South America, and this family activity holiday is not to be missed. Famed for its Inca Kingdom, this country has so much more to offer: jungles, mountains, llamas, alpacas, colourful markets, deserts and lakes.
Hike an Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in a day
Ride a train through the Andes
Craft your own souvenir with a local potter
Ride a bicycle through the Sacred Valley
Paddleboard at Lake Piuray
Make your own bar of Peruvian chocolate
Begin your family adventure by exploring the Sacred Valley which, located close to the Inca capital of Cusco, is the perfect place to acclimatise for the main event. Walk in the footsteps of Paddington Bear as you hike a one day Inca trail to the marvellous Machu Picchu. Following this unrivalled sight, enjoy a scenic train ride through the Andes to the beautiful, historic town of Cusco.
Day1: Depart UK
Depart the uK on an overnight flight to Cusco via Lima.
Day2: Arrive Cusco, transfer to Sacred Valley; pottery class
Transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon visit a local potter and have the opportunity to craft your own special souvenir.
Day3: Cycle to Pisac market
Enjoy a cycle ride along the River Urubamba to arrive at the small town of Pisac. Spend the afternoon exploring the local markets and artisan stalls before a drive back to your hotel.
Day4: Paddleboarding on Lake Piuray
Learn paddle boarding on the emerald waters of Lake Piuray, relax and take in the stunning Andean Scenery.
Day5: Hike Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After some time taking it all in, descend to Aguas Calientes, the town below.
Day6: Explore Machu Picchu; train to Cusco
Beat the tourists and explore Machu Picchu on a morning tour, then take the train back along the Urubamba Valley to Cusco.
Day7: Climb the fortress of Sacsayhuaman
Climb the old Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman and enjoy spectacular views over Cusco. In the afternoon, learn how chocolate is made and have the opportunity to make your own bar of Peruvian chocolate.
Day8: Camelids & condors
Get up close to the friendly llamas and alpacas and visit the Cochahuasi animal sanctuary to see native Peruvian animals.
Day9: Fly back to the UK
Depart Cusco on an overnight flight back to the UK.
Day10: Arrive UK
You should note: For a longer trip, we recommend a few extra days in Peru to visit the vast Amazon Jungle. See the natural beauty of our planet spring to life as you ramble beneath towering trees and head up the Amazon river on a boat. Various jungle activities are included at the lodge such as a caiman spotting boat trip, walks in the jungle and a canoe ride spotting monkeys and tropical birds along the way. Please contact us for more details.
Prices from (exc. international flights):£1,669per adult,£1,569per child
Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK):£2,729per adult,£2,389per child
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.