Exploring Peru’s Natural Wonders with your Family

10D / 9N

Discover Peru’s most bucket-list-worthy destinations on our exclusive Peru Family Tours. Explore a blend of magnificent, unspoiled nature and fascinating historic sites of vanished civilizations, venturing across the Amazon and Andes.

Start in the Amazon jungle, studying the diverse wildlife in this strange yet serene jungle. After exploring the depths of the rainforest, travel into the heart of the Inca Empire. Meet local artisans and cuddly camelids in the Sacred Valley, see stupendous views of the needle-like Andean peaks, and marvel at the mystical kingdom of Machu Picchu. Finish your custom Peru family tours in the city of Cusco, where the Inca, colonial, and modern worlds unite.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
JULY - SEPT

IDEAL TRIP LENGTH
10 DAYS

Highlights

  • Stroll through the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway comprised of seven hanging bridges, eight treetop platforms, and two observation towers.
  • Go fishing, search for nocturnal creepy-crawlies, and take part in other thrilling jungle excursions.
  • Immerse yourself in local life with visits to remote Andean villages that are, for most travelers, uncharted territory
  • Visit the characteristic Sacred Valley towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
  • Embark on a private city tour of Cusco, whose fascinating streets feature a unique connection of Inca ruins and colonial constructions.
  • Scale the ancient stone stairway up Machu Picchu’s iconic peak, Huchuy Picchu.
  • Tour Machu Picchu with your very own expert guide to explain the history, architecture, and theories surrounding the site, before wandering independently among the magnificent ruins the following day.
  • Discover the delights of Peruvian cuisine at the country’s finest dining establishments.
  • Enjoy enriching experiences with local artists at their workshops.

Itinerary

Lima Peru Family Travel

Welcome to Peru! Arrive at your hotel in Lima, the City of Kings.

When your flight arrives in Lima, a Kuoda host will welcome you personally and escort you to the hotel. Instead of navigating a new city after a long flight, let us take care of the transportation logistics. We will drop you off at your hotel so you can refresh and enjoy a peaceful evening before the adventure truly begins. Relax with a good night’s rest before your flight to Puerto Maldonado in the morning.

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Fly to Puerto Maldonado where the Amazon expedition begins.

In the morning, your Kuoda host will escort you to the airport for a flight to Puerto Maldonado. A travel guide from your jungle hotel will be waiting when you land and captain the boat to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. Upon arrival, you will be served a delicious lunch with fresh-pressed juices.

Embark on a guided jungle walk along the Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will find Shihuahuaco trees that can grow to the heights of 50 meters (164 feet) and a diameter of 1 meter (3.3 feet) over the course of 700 years. Learn about the strangler fig trees, or matapalos, and spot exotic jungle birds and insects.

As the sun sets, enjoy a twilight tiver excursion watching the jungle transform into an energetic nocturnal world. Spot unique mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects that thrive in the darkness, and enjoy their peaceful songs as you fall asleep in the ecolodge.

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Embark on the ultimate jungle excursion.

After a serene sunrise breakfast, sail to Lake Sandoval, gliding through the Amazon river in a wooden canoe. Voyage a captivating oxbow lake and see if you can spot one of the endangered river otters. Other wild inhabitants here include red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, sick-neck turtles, and more.

Nourish yourself with an energizing lunch before exploring the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Here, you’ll wander across eight observation platforms, located 30 meters high in the jungle canopies, linked by suspension bridges. Be on the lookout for toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and the three-toed sloth. After your descent, stroll along the Anaconda Walk and observe various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, and the lush foliage of this seasonally flooded marshland.

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Trek the dark-water creek and take a daring late-night jungle excursion.

It’s another early morning today, as you set off to investigate Gamitana creek. Embrace the exciting wildlife research opportunities on this winding dark-water creek, home to piranhas, caiman, turtles, and birds. Afterward, visit Gamitana Model Farm and learn about Amazonian agriculture. You’ll even get the chance to make your own plantain flour used to make bread back at the lodge.

After lunch, it is a 35-minute boat ride upstream to the Hacienda Concepcion – an extraordinary botanical garden with over 200 different species of flora and fauna. After a calming afternoon, prepare for a daring Rainforest by Night experience hosted by the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve. Venture into the forest and spot creatures that only come out to play at night.

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Fly to Cusco, visit a local project that promotes sustainable weaving practices and relax in the breathtaking Andean countryside.

After breakfast, we will bid goodbye to the Amazon jungle as the Refugio Amazonas team will escort you back to Puerto Maldonado. From the airport, you will embark on a flight to Cusco. Once you land, a guide will accompany you to the stunning Sacred Valley, whose bucolic farming and weaving towns – a few thousand feet lower in elevation than Cusco – are ideal for acclimatizing.

On the way to the valley, stop at Sulca Living Museum, showcasing a comprehensive collection of ancient textile art from various Peruvian cultures. Here, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to meet Peru’s renowned llamas and alpacas up close!

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Visit Ollantaytambo’s iconic ruins and enjoy an earth oven lunch.

Start your tour of the Sacred Valley in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo, where the centuries-old influence of the Incas is still very much visible. Water from the mountains trickles down to the Inca-built street canals, while the original Inca walls and trapezoidal doors are still standing.

With your guide by your side, ascend beyond the slope-side terraces to the ruins of a centuries-old fortress above the town. This is the spot where the Incas secured an important victory over the Spanish conquistadors. Inspect the intricately hewn stone constructions and have your guide show you the distant quarries from which the Incas sourced their materials. This site also affords fabulous views of the valley and the Urubamba River that meanders through it.

We hope you worked up an appetite this morning, because next on the schedule is a true Peruvian feast: the traditional Pachamanca! The centuries-old Pachamanca tradition involves marinating lamb, pork, chicken, and potatoes in a variety of Andean ingredients and cooking them to perfection in an underground oven. You’ll witness each step of the process: how the oven is prepared, how white-hot stones are layered, and how the feast materializes before your eyes!

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Relax with a morning train through the cloud forest on your way to visit Machu Picchu!

This is the moment all Peruvian explorers wait for. Board a luxurious train in Ollantaytambo and watch the cloud jungle pass by through the large glass windows. See if you and the kids can spot some alpacas grazing in the valley outside. The second leg of your trip to Machu Picchu will be a short bus ride. Upon arrival, enjoy a little lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge where you’ll get a taste of the breathtaking views surrounding this mountaintop citadel.

Your luxury tour of Machu Picchu continues after lunch as you and your family enter the ancient site. Seeing the astonishing Inca stonework in person will surpass any and every expectation you may have. An expert guide will take the family on a private tour of the cloud-level citadel, explaining the history and secrets of this mysterious ancient city.

Return to Aguas Calientes this evening and fall asleep to the sound of the humming cloud forest around you.

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Embark on an exclusive trek up the lovely Huchuy Picchu Mountain

Today you have the option to hike Huchuy Picchu, which means ‘Little Mountain’ in Quechua, which is an archaeological jewel, combining Inca history with beautiful natural landscapes.

In the afternoon, reconvene in Aguas Calientes and board the return train to Ollantaytambo. Your Kuoda host will meet you at the station and bring you to your hotel for a well-deserved good night’s rest.

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Uncover the secrets of Cusco’s cobblestone streets on a private city tour!

Prepare to fall in love with Cusco, a gorgeous city that wins the heart of almost every traveler that passes through it. A private tour is the best way to learn about this historic city and uncover the best insider secrets and tasty treats along the way. Your guide will meet you at your hotel, and from there you’ll start your exploration of the city!.

Explore the archaeological remains of Sacsayhuaman, where the Incas staged a great battle against the conquistadors, the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, a hub of artistic inspiration, and Qoricancha and the Santo Domingo monastery, a colonial structure built on top of the ancient Inca temple of the sun, enjoying local snacks and tasty treats along the way!

At the end of the tour, you will be free to explore our vibrant city on your own! Take in the artisan area of San Blas and bask in the views of the city. Take a chocolate-making workshop, see the stars as the Incas saw them with an evening at the planetarium, or simply stroll and absorb the excitement of being in a new place!

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Tour the bohemian streets of Barranco and bid farewell to Peru!

Going home is the worst part of any private Peru vacation, but at Kuoda, we’ll do our best to make it as smooth and hassle-free as possible. First, we’ll bring you to Cusco airport for your return flight to Lima. In Lima, a Kuoda host will meet you and take you to the seaside bohemian district of Barranco.

See the streets of Barranco come alive as you visit a number of local art galleries and shops that support local artisans. Finally, enjoy a first-class gourmet meal featuring world-renowned Peruvian flavors in a restaurant of your choice before returning to the airport for your journey home! Buen Viaje!

PRICE & INCLUSIONS

Each journey is tailored to your specific needs and desires, and so our prices vary depending on the number of people
traveling, level of accommodations desired, and activities included, among other factors.

Our travel designers will curate a journey specifically for you. If you have a budget you want us to work with, please let
us know, and we will do our best to achieve it.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Personalized itinerary planning
  • A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
  • The majority of meals in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights to and from your home country
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • All gratuities

ACCOMMODATIONS

From luxury properties to boutique hotels, our staff handpicks your ideal stay to ensure you get the ultimate comfort during your travels.

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