Family Holiday Adventure in Peru



Family Holiday Adventure in Peru

Peru as a Family holiday has many interesting sites including Lake Titicaca, home to a number of islands and fascinating floating reed Uros Islands. The islands on the lake, offer possibilities for trekking, boating or relax on its small beaches. Cusco and the Scared Valley are perfect for families who prefer active holidays. The historical sites are within comfort zone, the accommodation and food is fantastic and there are great opportunities for interesting family activities; walking, biking and rafting.

This tour is designed especially for families. The private tour features the best of Peru’s incredible natural and cultural attractions, including Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Cusco and the Amazon River Basin. It includes family-friendly activities, luxury train and boat adventures. We have worked out the details such as hotel rooms with supplemental oxygen in 3,400-metre-high Cusco, that are sure to make your holiday in Peru enriching, enjoyable and relaxing.

And, experience optional activities such as pottery-making, trekking & rafting.

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Change accommodation and services to suit your budget and style.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We provide admin support with our local contacts at our associate offices throughout South America.
What to Know
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces.
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing. Do not forget your skin and eye protection items
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • Our Peru tours easily combine with touring other destinations in South America
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Family Holiday Adventure in Peru Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Amazon
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Lima Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your hotel for one night. Depending on the time of your arrival, you can either take a half day city tour or extend your stay by one day.

This cosmopolitan city is well worth a visit for the opportunity to experience its history as well as Peru’s best museums, shopping and restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Miraflores Park Hotel

Day 2 – Transfer
Cusco/ Sacred Valley Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Sacred Valley for two-night stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 3 – Private Touring
Sacred Valley Full-day private touring of archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley). Your private guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca and pre-Inca sites, and meetings with renowned local weavers. Active pursuits can also be incorporated, if desired, such as day treks, rafting, horse-back riding or mountain biking. A private Nuevo Andean cooking lesson can also be arranged, upon request.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 4 – Private Touring
Sacred Valley Continue full-day private family-focused touring in the region
On another day, AwimAway will arrange a family adventure based on your family's interests. Options include a visit to a llama and alpaca farm, a hands-on weaving experience, a pottery-making workshop, a visit to a local schoolhouse, trekking, rafting, horseback riding, a Peruvian Paso horse demonstration and performance, quad biking, or a private tasting tour at a market followed by a cooking lesson.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 5 – Transfer & Private Touring
Machu Picchu Private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your hotel for your one-night stay. In the afternoon, take a private tour of Machu Picchu with your private guide who will explain about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (B)

Day 6 – Private Touring & Transfer
Cusco Spend the morning with your private guide exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before continuing to Cusco. In the afternoon take the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. On arrival private transfer to your hotel for two-night stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 7 – Private Touring
Cusco Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins. Take a private tour through the narrow cobblestone streets as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. Visit markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops. Also opt to see important archaeological sites just outside of the city. In the evenings, enjoy dining reservations at Cusco’s top restaurants. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, such as a meeting with a local art expert or an evening cultural performance.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 8 – Transfer
Iquitos/ Amazon Private transfer to airport for flight to Lima. Airport assistance and connecting flight to Iquitos for a three-night luxury expedition cruise in the Amazon River Basin.
Overnight: Cruise your choice
Recommended: M/VAria Cruise (B, L, D)

Days 9 & 10 – Cruise-based Excursions
Amazon Cruise-based activities and excursions.
While on board, enjoy gourmet meals created by one of Peru’s top chefs, observe wildlife along the waterways from the observation deck, and choose from a variety of wildlife and nature excursions led by expert naturalists. You might like to visit at a local Amazon village, go piranha fishing or on a night excursion to see nocturnal wildlife, visit a manatee rescue centre, or board a skiff to explore narrow waterways and spot monkeys and pink dolphin.
Overnight: Cruise your choice
Recommended: M/V Aria Cruise (B, L, D)

Day 11 – Depart
Lima Transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight. (B)

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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There There are no direct flights from London to Peru but there are direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam. Airlines with regular services to Peru include Air Canada, American Airlines, Iberia and KLM and take anywhere between 16 and 22 hours. The principal international airlines for Peru are Lan and Avianca.

When to go The best time to visit Peru is May to September, which is a dry season in the highlands. The western side of the Andes are very clear, warm, and dry for the greater part of the year. The Inca Trail has limited spaces hence travellers should book at least six to nine months in advance. From October to December, the dry season comes to an end, but conditions are still pleasant. An abundance of birdlife and flora, particularly orchids, can be enjoyed in Peru’s cloud forests at this time. 

January to April is the rainy season. The eastern slope of the Andes, like the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall, which extends from January through April. Travellers however visit the highlands all the rear round since it rarely rains for more than a few hours and there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. During February, the Inca Trail is closed. However, Machu Picchu remains open but it is a bit more challenging for those wishing to trek.