A wonderful and adventurous family trip to Peru exploring the Amazon Rainforest, Machu Picchu and the beautiful Sacred Valley

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  • Every trip helps support Conservation

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Itinerary highlights

  • Explorations of the Amazon Rainforest
  • Visiting the traditional Patacancha community in the Sacred Valley
  • Walking in the footsteps of the Incas at Machu Picchu
  • Making your own chocolate on a private tour of the Choco Museo

What's included

  • Private tours throughout your trip, tailored to your family
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

With its colourful traditions, natural wonders and wonderful array of wildlife, Peru is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family trip.

Your adventure starts in the Amazon Rainforest, an area of incredible beauty and one that is teeming with wildlife. You’ll stay in a luxury lodge and enjoy daily explorations into the flooded forests and waterways and nature walks that will bring you close to cheeky monkeys and colourful tropical birds.

You’ll then make your way to the Sacred Valley, an area that is not only spectacularly beautiful but rich in history as well. It is the perfect place to explore Peru’s traditional culture and you’ll even enjoy a trip to visit the Patacancha community, known for their colourful dress and weaving skills.

No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, which is every bit as magical as you expect it to be. Explore the misty mountains with an expert private guide who will make the ruins come alive, then enjoy a morning to explore by yourself and soak up the atmosphere of this very special place. The final stop on your epic adventure is Cusco, a colonial city whose cobbled streets are lined with beautiful buildings. Also included is a visit to the Choco Museo where you’ll learn all about the production of chocolate and have a go at making your own.

This trip has been designed especially for families, but can be adapted however you like to cater to your family’s interests.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-2


Flights & transfers


Meet and greet at Lima airport


Private transfer to your hotel in Lima

Accommodation in Lima

Overnight in Lima Overnight in Lima

Enjoy the Capital of Peru, known particularly for its excellent cuisine and good museums, as well as the historic down-town areas. Your Travel Designer can arrange a tour for you should you wish and you'll have all of our recommendations at hand for the best things to see and do in the city to make the very most of your stay.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Lima airport


Flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado


Private transfer to your lodge in the southern Peruvian Amazon

Days 2-5

Southern Peruvian Amazon

Accommodation in Southern Peruvian Amazon

Three days exploring the southern Peruvian Amazon Three days exploring the southern Peruvian Amazon

The Amazon is one of the world's most incredible ecosystems and discovering this dense rainforest filled with a spectacular array of animal and plant life is a real highlight of any trip to South America. Day-to-day activities depend on your lodgings, but most include daily explorations of the flooded forests, waterways, rivers and nature trails through the national reserve encountering all the abundant wildlife and birdlife in between.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport


Flight to Cusco


Private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley

Days 5-8

Sacred Valley

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

Three days exploring the Sacred Valley Three days exploring the Sacred Valley

Spend your time relaxing and exploring the incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley. It's a great place to experience the culture of Peru and the landscape is breathtaking.

Ollantaytambo Ollantaytambo

Visit the Inca fortress town of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and is one of the most important if not visible vestiges of how the Incas inhabited and functioned in their cities making it a fascinating place to explore. There is a fortress at the top of the hill (and quite a few steps) which is particularly interesting to investigate for the techniques the Incas used in its construction.

Maras and Moray Maras and Moray

Your guide will bring you to the fascinating (and beautiful) sites of Maras and Moray. Maras is an open system of terraces that has been used for centuries to harvest salt from a stream of mineral rich water that comes from within the mountain. Moray is an ancient system of Inca terraces which they used to acclimatise new plants to the high altitude environment.

Visit to the Patacancha Community Visit to the Patacancha Community

Enjoy a visit to the Patacancha community, immersing yourself in interactions with locals and gaining insights into their way of life. Countless villages in the valley have upheld the customs and heritage of their predecessors, tracing their lineage back to the time of the Incas. These traditions encompass everything from agricultural methods, dietary habits, and weaving traditions to language and traditional attire. To conclude this enriching experience, a delicious lunch awaits you at a local restaurant.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Ollanta station


Train to Machu Picchu

Days 8-9

Machu Picchu

Trains to Machu Picchu

Private tour of Machu Picchu Private tour of Machu Picchu

Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. After your tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at leisure. You can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins.

Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.

Accommodation in Machu Picchu

Morning free to explore Machu Picchu Morning free to explore Machu Picchu

You have the morning free to explore the famous site on your own.

Flights & transfers


Train from Machu Picchu

Trains from Machu Picchu

Flights & transfers


Private transfer from Ollanta Station to your hotel in Cusco

Days 9-11


Accommodation in Cusco

The terracotta roofs of the Cusco skyline, Peru
Two days in Cusco Two days in Cusco

Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this beautiful city. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Your personal travel designer will be able to recommend activities that are most suitable to your interests.

Cusco walking tour Cusco walking tour

Cusco is a beautiful and vibrant city and you’ll explore its many gems including the cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School. The cathedral sits on the Plaza de Armas square, the nerve centre of the city - keep your eyes peeled for the two flags that usually fly here, the red and white Peruvian flag and the rainbow coloured flag that represents the four quarters of the Inca empire. You’ll also visit San Blas with its beautiful colonial church, housing an impressive pulpit and a filigree woodcarving celebrating the fruits of the region.

ChocoMuseo tour ChocoMuseo tour

Head to the ChocoMuseo to learn about the history of cacao and its production but also about the role it plays for the city and Peru. Enjoy a workshop that includes the preparation and tasting of your own chocolate. Definitely a fun experience for kids!

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Cusco airport


Flight from Cusco to Lima

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