What can be more perfect than spending time surrounded by nature, culture and your loved ones. Cusco is this magical and enchanting city that will trap you in its mysticism and culture that has remained alive through al this years, uncover its secrets and have the most fun and adventurous experiences while walking the ancient Incas path and make long lasting memories along your family. This wonderful program fits perfectly for a big numerous and various ages family members, do not miss it for the world!

Included

  • A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized private tour from start to finish.
  • Professional english-speaking guides with knowledge of all diverse attractions along the route.
  • 04 nights in family-friendly accommodations of your selection.
  • 03 nights of ultra-luxury camping
  • All Cultural attractions and excursions.
  • Hiram Bingham train tickets for return (Usual train stations: Aguas Calientes – Poroy) Train stations and train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.
  • Inca Trail permits from Km 82 to Machu Picchu citadel.
  • One-way bus ticket from Machu Picchu citadel to Aguas Calientes town.
  • All meals during the program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) at First Class restaurants and locations (07 breakfasts, 07 lunches, 07 dinners). It is possible to accommodate all type of food restrictions or preferences, just please inform in advance to your travel specialist.
  • All overland private transportation.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • All the required Peruvian taxes (IGV)

Not Included

  • Walking sticks (if you request them in advance, we can provide you a pair of standard walking sticks per customer)
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee.
  • Extra transportation required along the program due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Domestic or International flights.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gratuities.

Day 1

Welcome to Cusco! (L, D)

Upon your arrival at Cusco (3400 mts/11154.9 ft), you will be welcomed by our friendly View Peru representative whom will capture the first of many lovely photos of your family in this dreamy destination. Then, you will be transferred to your enchanting Cusco hotel for you to rest and acclimatized to the high altitude of the city.

Tonight we had prepared a delightful and special dinner at a centrally located restaurant so you can enjoy the exquisite Peruvian cuisine and gain strength for your following adventure ahead.

  • Suggested arrival flight: 12:00 pm
  • Maximum altitude: Cusco City – 3400 masl/ 11154.9 ft.

Day 2

Amusing local market visit and cooking classes (B, L, D)

We understand that participative activities are a great way to strengthen family ties and create memorable experiences while learning new things, today you will enhance your family bond with this fun experience inside Cusco’s typical market. After having your breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and leave walking towards the picturesque and cheerful San Pedro Market. On the way we will explain about the different types of street food that exist in the city such as “emolienteras”, “anticucheras”, etc.

Upon arrival to the market, we will continue with the explanation about its construction, the Inca trading system and how it continues until these days. The market offers several shopping options for local people and foreign visitors, from exotic fruit juices, cow hearts and fresh meat, traditional vegetables, herbs and flowers to chocolates, food and miscellaneous souvenirs. Then, we will proceed to tour the different market stalls, during our route we will pass through the meat area, then to the section of cheeses, breads, fruits, chocolates and coffee, potatoes, grains and spices; tasting some sample products on the way.

At the end of the tour, we will have a short time in case you want to buy something; right after, we will head to the restaurant where our chef will teach us how to prepare 2 typical dishes inspired by local products from Cusco. During this didactic class, we will learn about the recipes and ingredients that we will use on the process as well as some native products. Once you have finished, you will enjoy a savory lunch at an exclusive Cusco restaurant, later you have the rest of the day at leisure to benefit from this idyllic city.

  • Pick up time: 09:30 am
  • Drop off time: 12:00 pm 
  • Minimum altitude: Cusco City – 3400 masl/ 11154.9 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Notes: If you prefer to include another activity in the afternoon, please contact us since we have a diverse variety of family activities such as Peruvian chocolate participative, workshop, Treasure hunt on Cusco streets, typical ceramic painting classes, rural community workshops nearby Cusco, Cusquenian Embroidery experience and more.

Day 3

Meeting the beautiful Sacred Valley (B, L, D)

The Sacred Valley is a beautiful and the perfect place to relax and explore with your adventurous family. The incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley will leave you breathless; from the sky high terraced mountains to the snow-capped peaks in the distance and endless colorful farmlands of different nuances which resemble beautiful paintings, the traditional Andean way of life will enchant you!

Firstly, we will stop by an exhibition of South American camelids. You will be able to interact with vicuñas, guanacos, alpacas and llamas. You will truly enjoy of this unique experience (especially your kids), learning more about these graceful animals, feeding them and of course taking many sweet photos. Then, we will continue towards the impressive Pisac ruins (3300 mts/10826.8 ft) complex. This enigmatic place is decorated by superimposed terraces, ceremonial baths and a residential settlement. Besides this marvelous archaeological center, we will head to the colonial and picturesque town of Pisac (2972 mts/9750.7 ft) where you can meander down through its cobblestone streets and have a brief tour of the most cheerful craft market of course here you will have opportunity to chat with the locals and buy some handcrafts if you wish. Handmade products made of fine alpaca fiber and some beautiful pieces of jewelry are typical products offered.

Also, it is a fun opportunity to test your bargaining skills and practice your Spanish! After this enjoyable experience, we will head to Ollantaytambo (2792 mts/9160.1 ft) to have a delicious lunch made out of ingredients grown and cultivated locally in the Sacred Valley. Following lunch, we will move to Ollantaytambo train station. After a short train ride through rural landscapes and hedged by looming mountains, you will arrive to Aguas Calientes Town (2070 mts/6791.3 ft) and be escorted to your hotel.  Once you had settled at your hotel, it’s time for a delectable dinner in this charming town. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy and explore as you desire.

  • Pick up time: 08:00 am
  • Drop off time: 17:30 pm (depends on your train schedule)
  • Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town – 2070 masl/ 6791.3 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: Cusco City – 3400 masl/ 11154.9 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Notes: 
  • Train stations and train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.

Day 4

Sacred Valley - Km 82 – Tarayoc – Wayllabamba (B, L, D)

As we greet you early this morning, after you have finished breakfast at your Sacred Valley hotel. We then depart towards km 82, where is located our trek start point. On the way we will make a quick stop in Ollantaytambo town (2792 mts/ 9160.1 ft) to make some las minute purchases as we also use the restroom if needed. 

Then, we will embark on a 40-minute drive to finally reach the km82 or also called as Pisacucho (2675 mts/ 8776.3 ft). On our arrival we will reunite with the rest of the team that will accompanied you during this extraordinary experience and take care of the camping equipment. When ready we will start following the same path that the Incas walked in ancient times, as we progress on the hike we will appreciate the amazing flora, fauna and archeological ruins. After walking for about 4 hours, we will approach the site of Tarayoc (2675 mts/8776.3 ft) where we will enjoy of a delicious picnic lunch having fantastic views. 

When you have enjoyed and rested to recover back your energy, we will for 2 hours more to reach Wayllabamba (2970 mts/ 9744.1 ft), a pretty village where we will encounter our luxury campsite laying. We highly recommend you to soak in a hot shower to ease the tension after the hike, and then indulge in a massage session given by our expert therapist. Then awaiting you is the dinner tent where a delicious dinner has been prepared by your excellent cook with organic and local ingredients, right before resting and enjoying of your cozy bedroom tent and sleep peacefully surrender by nature.

  • Trek starting time: 09:30 am
  • Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Km 82 – 2675 masl/ 8776.3 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: Wayllabamba campsite – 2970 masl/9744.1 ft.
  • Distance covered: 11 kms/6.8 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Notes:
    • The walking sticks are not included, but if you prefer we can arrange to provide you a pair of basic poles (Standard Brand) without any charges; you just need to ask in advance to your travel specialist.
    • In order to provide you a superb personalized attention, it is vital that you send us your rooming list distribution in advance.

Day 5

Wayllabamba – Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayo (B, L, D)

Today arise early and enjoy of a nourishing breakfast, to then continue with our hike for about 1.5-hour, while getting closer toward the Ravine of Ravine of Ayapata (3328 mts/ 10918.7 ft, you will be welcome and amazed by an ethereal forest, capture this precious moment with your camera. Our hike keeps going for 3 hours, of course we will some stops on the process as we reach Llulluchapampa (3760 mts/ 12335.9 ft). You will be welcome by a delicious lunch already served as you take into the peaceful Andean forest and witness the views of the Warmiwañusca Pass well known as the Death Woman’s Pass.

Later on, the next part of our hike starts for about 2-hours, as we finally approach Warmiwañusca Pass (4215 mts/ 13828.7 ft), walking by the stretch may be demanding, but definitely worth it, as you finally reach the Pass. After achieving this, your guide will capture fantastic pictures of you and this moment. We will rest and appreciate the beauty of Warmiwañusca for a while, before start heading towards Pacaymayo Ravine (3500 mts/ 11482.9 ft), and then reaching our campsite of the night Pacaymayo (3500 mts/ 11482.9 ft). Once there, take benefit on your accustomed hot shower and you massage treatment before you pass by your dinning tent to savor your exquisite dinner and then crown the night with a soundly and calm sleep.

  • Wake-up time: 05:30 am
  • Trek starting time: 07:00 am
  • Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Ayapata site – 3328 masl/ 10918.7 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: Warmiwañusca Pass – 4215 masl/13828.7 ft.
  • Distance covered: 9 kms/5.6 mls (9 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Challenging.

Day 6

Pacaymayo – Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca (B, L, D)

Awaking up early and refresh, as you embark on a 30-40 minute yoga session to restore your energy and be ready for today’s hike. Appreciate the gorgeous mountain as a sight and breath the clean air. Once you have finished your yoga session, indulge in a hot shower and a delightful and wholesome breakfast later as you get ready to departure for a short hike on the Runkurakay ruins direction, as we reach the place your knowledgeable guide will provide a wonderful explanation and details of this site.

On more hour walking pass until we finally reach our Second Pass of Runkurakay (3955 mts/ 12975.7 ft), on the top we will be able to appreciate the Inca Trail we have walked and what is left, a breathtaking sight without doubts. On the side a stunning lake cover by seaweed lays for us to be seen as we begin our descending for an hour. As our trek continues, we will then reach another ancient town of the Incas Sayacmarca (3585 mts/ 11761.8 ft), your guide will clear up any question you may have. As we begin our walk to Chaquicocha (3535 mts/ 11597.8 ft) where your exquisite gourmet lunch is awaiting you.

After lunch, we recommence our hike for about 2.5 hours, on a well taken care path we approach Phuyupatamarca Pass (2640 mts/ 11942.3 ft), as we keep walking we will pass by a stone tunnel, as we reach our campsite for the night Phuyupatamarca (3670 mts/ 12040.7 ft). Once again we will welcome by the extraordinary services of our team from one last time. Indulge in a hot shower and later relax and sooth with your massage session before being delighting with your dinner. As your last evening, the staff will gather and we recommend you to make a toast for the wonderful experience and hard work they have done to contribute to this. Cheers!

  • Wake-up time: 05:00 am
  • Trek starting time: 08:00 am
  • Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Chaquicocha site – 3535 masl/ 11597.8 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: Runkurakay Pass – 3955 masl/12975.7 ft.
  • Distance covered: 9 kms/5.6 mls (5.5 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 7

Phuyupatamarca - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B, L, D)

This morning we will go through the last portion of the hike hoping you have enjoyed it. Arising at 4:30 am, to have the right time to warm up with a delicious breakfast and hot beverages, as we start back on the trail. We will walk for about 3 hours until we reach Wiñaywayna (2650 mts/ 8694.2 ft) meaning “forever young” is the second most well preserved Inca site after Machu Picchu, its name honors the beautiful Orchids that grows in the area. We still have ahead a 1.5-hour as we make our way toward the San Gate or Intipunku in quechua (2750 mts/ 9022.3 ft), one of the most beautiful sights of the Citadel of Machu Picchu can be appreciated from above. After some minutes we will start heading down to Machu Picchu.

After these past days building up the excitement to visit this Wonder World you will finally be at Machu Picchu presence (2430 mts/ 7972.4 ft) while strolling by the premises you will be enchanted by its beauty. During 2 hours you will be led by your knowledgeable guide as it is explained to you the history, relevant features, secrets, theories of all types of the construction and purposes of Machu Picchu; all the doubts you may have will be also cleared up. After you amazing guided visit you will have plenty of time to encapsulate this moment in fantastic photos, as you also enjoy of the citadel at your leisure. When you feel ready a delightful lunch will be awaiting you at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel that is included as part of this wonderful program. Once you have tried on different flavors and feel satisfy you will enjoy of the tea time, which is part of the Hiram Bingham services, until is time to head down to Aguas Calientes. 

At this wonderful experience is coming to an end, you will now board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, a Pullman wagon that was inspired on the 20’s. Take pleasure on a well-deserved rest, as you relish on an outstanding dinner service, delicious Peruvian drinks and live shows, as you make your way to Poroy train station where you will be met by a representative whom will take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

  • Wake-up time: 04:00 am
  • Trek starting time: 05:30 am
  • Arrival to Machu Picchu citadel: 11:30 am
  • Arrival to Cusco: 21:56 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel – 2430 masl/ 7972.4 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: Intipunku site – 2750 masl/9022.3 ft.
  • Distance covered: 8 kms/4.9 mls (5.5 hours walking approx.)
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Notes:
    • Train stations and train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.
    • If you would like to have another short hike to experience Machu Picchu from a different perspective, for instance you can choose to hike Huayna Picchu Mountain for a great panoramic view and uncover different archaeological sites or climb Machu Picchu Mountain to enjoy this ancient wonder from the highest vantage point in almost complete solitude. Please take in mind that these hikes are unguided, require an additional cost and involve starting the hike at 03:00 am on the 4th day. If you are interested, please consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance.

Day 8

Nostalgic farewell to Cusco (B)

On the final day of your splendid tour, enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel. At an appropriate time, our View Peru Representative and a private vehicle will be arranged accordingly to your flight schedule taking you to Cusco Airport and continue with your next adventure.

We are sure that you will take with you the most romantic and beautiful memories of your Cusco visit.

Please note that, at all times throughout your family tour, your View Peru representatives are at your service. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to let us know.

  • Suggested departure flight: 12:00 pm
  • Maximum altitude: Cusco City – 3400 masl/ 11154.9 ft.
  • Notes: If you are interested in extend your trip to another Peru destination, please feel free to contact us since we do offer romantic extensions to Tambopata Jungle, Mancora Beach, Nazca lines and Paracas, Lima, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia and more.

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