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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.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

    Depart the uK on an overnight flight to Cusco via Lima. 

  2. Day 2: 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.

  3. Day 3: 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.

  4. Day 4: Paddleboarding on Lake Piuray

    Learn paddle boarding on the emerald waters of Lake Piuray, relax and take in the stunning Andean Scenery.

  5. Day 5: 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.

  6. Day 6: 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.

  7. Day 7: 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.

  8. Day 8: Camelids & condors

    Get up close to the friendly llamas and alpacas and visit the Cochahuasi animal sanctuary to see native Peruvian animals.

  9. Day 9: Fly back to the UK

    Depart Cusco on an overnight flight back to the UK.

  10. Day 10: 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.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,669 per adult, £1,569 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £3,465 per adult, £2,959 per child

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Ideal for ages: 11+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    3* hotels x 8 nights
  • Meals

    8 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Activities

    • Chocolate tour

    • Cross-country skiing

    • Cycling

    • Hiking

    • Pottery

    • Scenic train

    • Stand up paddle boarding

    • Wildlife watching

Tailored for You

A private departure can also be arranged and tailored to suit your requirements. Contact our experts today.

Next Steps


Choose your preferred departure date from the 3 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary Dates Prices Per Person From (Exc. Flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2019 13 Apr 20 Apr £1,669 £1,569 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
2019 27 Jul 3 Aug £1,669 £1,569 Available* Book or Enquire
2020 4 Apr 11 Apr £1,745 £1,640 Available* Book or Enquire