An 8-Day Family Vacation to Machu Picchu and Cusco
Take a break from the hustle & bustle of the daily life and immerse your loved ones in wondrous mystery, rich culture and stunning landscapes of the valley of Incas. This family-friendly vacation will be an excellent opportunity for you and your family to explore the streets of Cusco, enjoy the traditional Peruvian dish and awesomeness of Machu Picchu. You can enjoy biking, hiking and paddling your way along with the regional lodgings and local cuisines. Below is a detailed itinerary for you and your family
Day 1: Start the tour exploring the Peruvian culture and serene beauty of Lima
Day 2: Take a tour of Lima which is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 3: Enjoy at the Inca empire capital Cusco and visit Awanacancha
Day 4: Enjoy walking at Chinchero Indian market and several textile related activities.
Day 5: Enjoy river rafting at Urubamba river and explore the ruins of Ollantaytambo
Day 6: Visit the Wiñay Wayna & Chachabamba and enjoy the local cuisines
Day 7: Explore the mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu and enjoy hiking at Huayna Picchu Mountain
Day 8: Explore the archeological ruins of Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay along with a guided tour.
Trip At A Glance:
Explore the architecture of the city of kings 'Lima' which is also the cultural hub of Peru.
Discover the unique culture and enjoy visiting the several UNESCO world heritage sites
Savor fine Peruvian cuisine and shop at vibrant Inca markets.
Enjoy rafting in the rapids of the Urubamba river.
Explore the archeological ruins of Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Lima is also known as the city of king’s and is a cultural hub of Peru. After you arrive here, head straight to your hotel preferably at Miraflores, Casa Andina. You will be intrigued by the mysteries of Peruvian culture, nature, and geography. You can also enjoy the unique art collection at Lucia de la Puente gallery. Enjoy the dinner at Pacific at La Rosa Nautica which located at Lima Beach Circuit. Take proper rest at night to enjoy the next day activities.
Day 2: Lima
Start your day with a morning tour of the historic center of Lima which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the unique places that you must visit are San Martín Square, Paseo de la República, Government Palace, the Main Square, the Archbishop's Palace, Basilica Cathedral, and the City Hall Palace. You can enjoy the lunch at Mangos de Larcomar and can explore the Columbian artifacts during the visit to the Larco Herrera Museum.
Day 3: Cusco
Cusco is the Inca Empire's capital and is one of the oldest inhabited city in the entire Western Hemisphere. You can visit the Awanacancha (llama project) during which you will notice the different South American camelids. Your family will enjoy the mysterious mountainside ruins at Pisac and an impressive display of handmade crafts and textiles at the local market.
Day 4: Chinchero and Maras
Start the day with a visit to Chinchero Indian market where you can learn a lot about textiles. You can enjoy biking up to the Inca site of Moray and can have a lunch there. You can also visit Salinas de Maras which are the ancient salt pools.
Day 5: Urubamba River and Ollantaytambo
If you are interested in river rafting, it’s now time to hit the whitewater rapids of the river Urubamba. Take proper safety instructions before you start the rafting. You can enjoy a traditional pachamanca lunch before you explore the ruins of Ollantaytambo. You can also enjoy the Peruvian Paso Fino horse ride if you are interested in horse riding.
Day 6: Inca trail and Machu Picchu
The cloud forest at Inca Trail and hike to the subtropical jungle of Machu Picchu will be the most adventurous events that you will enjoy with your family. You can visit the Wiñay Wayna & Chachabamba and can enjoy lunch at the waterfall before Intipunku. Head to your hotel at Machu Picchu before its dark.
Day 7: Machu Picchu and Cusco
You can enjoy exploring the mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu with your family and a private guide. Hiking at Huayna Picchu mountain is also possible if you are interested and the weather permits. Enjoy the local cuisine at Machu Picchu before you ride back to Ollantaytambo and a car transfer back to Cusco.
Day 8: Cusco
It's now time to explore the archeological ruins of Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman, and Tambomachay. Take a guided tour of the square of the Cathedral, Cusco, and the Korikancha temple followed by a farewell dinner at Map Café. It's will be the last day of your trip and you will be transferred back to Lima from where you can take the international flight to home.
This 8-day trip to Machu Picchu and Cusco will be exciting and adventurous for you and your family. You will be amazed and spellbound with the rich architecture and cultural heritage that these cities have to offer.