Family Holiday Adventure Peru
Easy/Moderate / 8 days from Cusco, Peru
Take your family on an active adventure holiday to Peru, trek the famous Inca Trail, raft rapids and make chocolate in Cusco.
After eight action-filled days, you will have seen the Inca city of Machu Picchu, paddled the Urubamba river, biked in the Sacred Valley and collected family memories that'll last a lifetime.
The trip is flexible enough for the most demanding of teenagers looking for non-stop action, and at the same time sufficiently relaxing for parents to feel they have had a holiday.
Everyone can make their own piece of pottery and Inca chocolate bar too, from the land where chocoate was invented.
This is an active family adventure, customised to each family’s requirements. Children from 6 years old and upwards are welcome (if good walkers) and generally will be able to participate in all of the programmed activities. If your kids are younger we can adjust the tour to suit.
Bike on a superb downhill ride through the heart of the Andes. Raft and canoe the Urubamba River through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Make a Pachamanca (food cooked underground, slowly), learn to paddle board on Lake Huaypo, visit the colourful Pisac artisan market and explore Cusco. You also visit the Sacsayhuaman Inca ruins.
Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - read our blog about its highlights.
We explore Cusco - full of culture, history, fine dining and fun nightlife - all the while staying at charming converted haciendas and hand-picked hotels as our base.
There is also option to extend and explore the the Amazon or Lake Titicaca, one of many Peru options. Contact us for further information, help and advice.
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We arranged a family activity holiday to Peru with Andean Trails and had the holiday of a lifetime. The first week we spent in a lodge in the rainforest seeing lots of tropical animals and birds including an opossum which raided our biscuits. For the second week we flew to Cusco where we went white water rafting, mountain biking, and horse riding, as well as visiting lots of Inca sites including Machu Picchu. For the final part of our trip we took a bus to Lake Titicaca and spent a night on Amantani island. We had a really amazing trip, the guides who looked after us were fantastic, the travel plans all worked without a hitch and the children loved all the activities that had been organised for them.
My favourite bit was the rainforest and birds. The guide that was assigned to us was a genius and found me over 120 birds in the forest including Harpy Eagle.
The local tour operators were good too. All the travel worked like clockwork, not a hitch. Also the staff were exceptional, they were very genuine and worked hard, with a lot of attention to detail.
The kids liked the rafting & canoeing, in large part because the guides, Alan & Juan, were brilliant with them.
The local tour operators changed the Cuzco hotel for the 2nd stay, which we are grateful for, because we got very tired with travel and early starts.
Thanks for your work in arranging this great trip.Richard Stansfield
Thanks for organising this we had a great time. I was amazed at how smoothly everything went, having only had experience in developing countries of Africa and Asia backpacking which is usually quite fraught at airports and railways. We were collected and looked after with absolutely no fuss, refreshments and comforts sorted out all the way by courteous staff. The transfers were as smooth as one could expect in the airports.
The trekking guides cooks and wranglers were all great. Food was varied tasty and much better than I'd expected. Tents and mats were fine. Trekking was not too hard - our 13-yr-old son managed it reasonably easily, our daughter rode most of the way and enjoyed it immensely.
Safety standards on the rafting were good, grade 3 was about right for our kids. Food and transfers very good, in all a fun day out.
Hotels were fine, especially the Hacienda Marcabamba which was lovely, with very nice hosts. Clean and central in Cusco.
The Amazon lodge was really nice and the programme you put together kept us busy and entertained. The best bits were jumaring into the tree and kayaking, although it was all good. Food and esp cocktails were fantastic. Definately recommended as a good contrast to the mountains. Flight down was awesome.David Rampersad
Peru is a beautiful country that is well worth visiting. Cusco is a lovely old city that has great history, culture and food. The tour company were great and very well organised.
Exploring the Sacred Valley by bike, horse and boat was amazing. We loved being away from the tourist buses, and getting to see a bit more of the real Peru. We never tired of the snow-capped mountains around us! The crew were fantastic, driving us around, setting everything up and cooking us beautiful meals.
The guides were lovely and very flexible with the itinerary when required.
One of the highlights for Craig was a downhill mountain bike run with Jimmy which he wouldn’t normally take tourists on. One of the great things about the trip was attention to detail, particularly around safety. They also prepared beautiful vegetarian meals for me.
Of course the highlight of any trip to Peru is Machu Picchu. The whole experience was amazing, starting with the train trip from Ollantaytambo. The hike itself was harder than we imagined and not for the unfit! Our teenagers had to push through some pain to keep going but were rewarded with amazing sights and a beautiful clear view of the ruins from the Sungate. Our guide Jaime was very patient and definitely kept up us going.
Everything was so well organised, which meant we could relax and enjoy our holiday instead of having to worry about the arrangements. Both trips were ideal for our family, with a mix of activities and sightseeing.
Thank you once again for arranging everything for us. We will definitely be back for more adventure travel in the future.Jenny Crosbie, Jan 2015, Australia
We loved the combination of touring Cusco and its environs and the build up to Macchu Picchu. Of course visiting that site and combining this with the jungle (my favorite part) made it a remarkable trip. J Schneider USA July 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Peru. You did an excellent job in picking our tour guides and activities. The guides were all well informed and their operation was excellent. They were prepared for us and told exactly what we needed to bring for each activity. Their equipment was all in great shape and had our safety in mind. They were very efficient in set up and break down. The food was wonderful and plentiful.
I once again would go on this trip again.Ann Neu May
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