Enjoy A Family Vacation To Machu Picchu and Peru With This Tour Guide

Stretching across a ragged, 7,000-foot-high hilltop in the midst of the Andes, the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu mystify and intrigue travelers and historians alike. A trip to the remote Peruvian site is a must-do for tourists in Peru, and while some visitors join organized tours prior to their departure, many others venture to the site as independent travelers.

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Stretching across a ragged, 7,000-foot-high hilltop in the midst of the Andes, the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu mystify and intrigue travelers and historians alike. A trip to the remote Peruvian site is a must-do for tourists in Peru, and while some visitors join organized tours prior to their departure, many others venture to the site as independent travelers. If you're planning your own trip to the iconic site, read our tour guide to make the most of your visit.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Wander through the historical temples, homes, baths, and plazas of the famous Inca Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu

  • View the majestic water dancing of El Circuito Magico del Agua in Lima at the fountains near the downtown area

  • Learn how to craft textiles and imitate nature’s vibrant colors by hand when visiting the Center of Traditional Textiles

  • Travel a portion of the Upper Urubamba River on class II and III rapids rafting excursion, which is safe and fun for the whole family

  • Climb the unique agricultural terraces of Moray, where the Inca cultivated varieties of crops with microclimates changing up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Discover ancient history at Lima’s Huaca Pucllana adobe pyramid, which was erected around the 6th century AD

  • Traverse the Incan splendors of Cusco at Coricancha, the former Sun Temple draped in gold

 

Trip at a Glance

(Day 1): Lima – Arrive in Lima and Enjoy the Remaining Day at the Family’s Leisure

(Day 2): Lima – Explore Historic and Cosmopolitan Lima

(Day 3): Sacred Valley - Fly to Cusco to Visit the Textile Center and Pisac Town

(Day 4): Sacred Valley – Enjoy a Rafting Excursion and the Ruins of Ollantaytambo

(Day 5): Sacred Valley – Relish a Biking Adventure to View the Towns Moray and Maras

(Day 6): Sacred Valley – Experience the Excitement of a Half-Day in Machu Picchu  

(Day 7): Cusco – Transfer to Cusco to Find Spanish Colonial Charm and Inca Style

(Day 8): Cusco – Depart for Home

 

Activities

  • Cultural / Arts & Crafts Tours / Cultural Activities / Educational / Historical Sites / Local Food / Market / Bazaar / Trekking / Walking Tours / Outdoors & Sports / Biking Tours / Hiking / Nature / Outdoor Adventures / Rafting

 

Themes

  • Leisure / Family Vacations / Educational / Child Friendly / Outdoors & Sports / Outdoor Adventures

 

Features

  • Leisure / Outdoors & Sports / Spectacular Scenery / Child Friendly

 

Places To Visit

Lima, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Moray, Maras, Pisac

 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Detailed Tour Description

Peru is a land of ancient civilizations, secluded mysteries, thrilling excursions, and educational activities. Llamas graze on the highlands, and colorful textiles decorate the merchant stalls in bustling markets. Your 8-day family-friendly tour embraces the distinctive landscape and vibrant history of Peru, immersing the family in an exciting exploration of cities, towns, ruins, and scenery. Whether witnessing the adobe pyramids of Huaca Pucllana, traversing the stone fortress at Ollantaytambo, wandering through the market at Pisac, or climbing the narrow stairwell to reach the top of Huayna Picchu, the family will bond, celebrate, and enjoy getting up-close to the cultural history of Peru.

The adventure begins with your arrival at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, where your private transfer escorts you to a hotel in the heart of the seaside neighborhood of Miraflores. The remainder of the day is yours to get acquainted with the charms of the Peruvian capital at your leisure. The majesty of Peru is quickly evident in the distinctive properties of Lima, from its cultural melting pot ambiance to the historic Spanish colonial architecture. The Sacred Valley provides insight into the past and present life of Andean peoples inherently shaped by the Inca Empire.

Women craft elaborate textiles utilizing historical methods to capture the landscape’s natural colors. The magnificent market of Pisac depicts a traditional village in which the surrounding communities gather for the market, set beneath the dramatic ruins rising up the hillside. Locals continue to reside in the Incan architecture at Ollantaytambo while the former fortress crowns the looming summit. The family will find thrills in a whitewater rafting excursion and excitement wandering through and climbing the agricultural terraces hidden in the hills. Enjoy a train ride through the Sacred Valley to reach Machu Picchu and discover the stunning features of the Lost City of the Inca. Enjoy a private tour of the Cusco, capital of the empire, for insight into the temples, fortress, and antique foundations supporting the Spanish colonial architecture.

 

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