With this 10 Days adventure you will rediscover the joy of spending quality time with your family, having rewarding experiences in top destinations in Peru. We had specially curated this itinerary which combines coast, nature and adventure, meeting local people, and of course expanding to the maximum your way of thinking while making everlasting memories and bounds with your dear ones.

The first city to visit will be Lima known as the City of Kings where you will have a didactic tour through the must-sees attractions and also a fun activity for your children where they will learn about our rich culture by means of activities according to their age. Then, we will move to the jungle portion of our country to Tambopata where you will have diverse activities to choose depending on your mood or interests (canopy tower walks, seeing diverse wildlife on the process, and more!), continuing our adventure to Cusco and visiting the typical San Pedro market to have a participative and amusing cooking class, wandering with llamas and alpacas at Sacred Valley and exploring various archaeological sites as Pisac and of course, the imposing Machu Picchu. Definitely a lifetime trip surrounded by your most valuable treasure: your family.

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.
  • 09 nights in family-friendly accommodations of your selection.
  • All Cultural attractions and excursions.
  • Round trip train tickets (Usual train stations: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes, 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.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee.
  • Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu citadel.
  • All meals during the program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) at First Class restaurants and locations.
  • 09 breakfasts, 07 lunches, 09 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 the City of Kings!

Upon your arrival at Lima (5 mts/16.4 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 wonderful getaway. Your hotel will be located either in Miraflores or San Isidro, the most secure and beautiful districts in Lima where you will enjoy amazing views of this colonial city and can visit the "Costa Verde" admiring the coastal view.

At night, we had prepared a delightful and special dinner at a glamorous restaurant so you can enjoy the exquisite Peruvian cuisine and relish before your exciting trip.

  • Suggested arrival flight: 14:00 pm
  • Maximum altitude: Lima City – 5 masl/ 16.4 ft

Day 2

Learning and having fun at the same time

After a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, prepare to explore the diverse Lima highlights while you spend a great time with your children. During this special tour we will observe a Pre-Colombian archaeological site Huaca Huallamarca, in the middle of the residential area, this is an adobe pyramid construction located in the heart of San Isidro district (109 mts/357.6 ft). Among the objects found there are mummies, ceramic pots from the Lima Culture, textiles, wind instruments, jars and bottles decorated with red, white and black geometric figures and jugs with anthropomorphic representations. 

Then, we will visit the Larco Museum, the best Precolombian art private collection in Peru. The Larco Museum was founded in 1926 by Rafael Larco Hoyle, pioneer of Peruvian archeology. Located in a colonial mansion of the XVIII century and surrounded by beautiful gardens where your kids can freely explore, the Larco Museum is a space that stimulates and inspires, and where you can enjoy and understand the fascinating history of ancient Peru. Also, you will have the option to choose 01 of amusing programs designed by Museo Larco, through interactive activities, challenges and games, all members of your family can explore the museum’s collection and discover fascinating stories from ancient Peru.

  • Gods of Ancient Peru (recommended for families with children aged 3 to 12 years): Travel through time and learn about the most powerful gods of pre-Columbian Peru and their importance in the lives of ancient Peruvians.
  • Fruits of Ancient Peru (recommended for families with children aged 3 to 6 years): Today in Peru we enjoy delicious natural products that were domesticated thousands of years ago by ancient Peruvians. Which is your favorite? Explore the Museo Larco visible storage and find it!
  • The Journeys of Ai Apaec (recommended for families with children aged 7 to 12 years): Learn about Ai Apaec, the mythical Mochica hero, who fought different creatures from the ocean and the world of darkness, in defense of the harmony of nature’s cycles.

Right after you will try a mousse made of “lucuma”, a Peruvian endemic fruit at Cafe del Museo restaurant. After relishing this delightful dessert, we will take a stroll at the Historic Downtown of Lima (UNESCO site), wandering through its most important streets to observe its architecture, monuments, etc.  Finally, we will visit Convent of Santo Domingo, one of the best preserved buildings from the colonial times. The historic chapter house of the Basilica of Santo Domingo was the place where the University of San Marcos, officially the first Peruvian university and the oldest university in the Americas, began to function in the 16th century. Here we will get more adventurous by climbing its tower, to have a great view of the city. 

Once you have been enthralled by this amusing experience, it is time to have your lunch at your own (we will be glad to recommend some family-friendly restaurants) Afterwards the rest of the day is yours to explore by your own or take another activity depending on your family interests. At night, we have made reservations at one of the best restaurants in this City of Kings. 

  • Pick up time: 08:30 am
  • Drop off time: 14:00 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Miraflores district - 79 mts/259.2 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: San Isidro district – 109 masl/ 357.6 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Notes: We also offer a wide variety of different tours that you in which you can partake according to your unique preferences, for instance you can opt to visit the dazzling Magic Water fountain show, take Surf classes, go on yacht and swim with sea lions and much more.

Day 3

Going on a wildlife adventure

After enjoying a specially prepared breakfast at your hotel, our View Peru representative will be there to meet you. This morning you will be transferred to the airport in order to connect with a short flight to the town of Puerto Maldonado (183 mts/600.4 ft) which is an obligated stop to get into Tambopata jungle.

From the airport, you will take a beautiful ride to the river port where a traditional riverboat will take you down the unforgettable river in the Tambopata jungle and bring you where an itinerary full of fun activities awaits you. Upon arrival to your accommodation, you will be briefed by a guide on all of the activities available to you and will have the afternoon free to an activity or to relax in this amazing atmosphere with your family. In the evening you will enjoy a lovely dinner in the lodge and have the opportunity to indulge yourselves while watching the unforgettable Amazonian sunset. 

  • Suggested departure flight: 11:14 am
  • Arrival to your hotel: 17:00 pm (depends on your lodge location)
  • Minimum altitude: Lima City – 5 masl/ 16.4 ft.
  • Maximum altitude: Puerto Maldonado City - 183 masl/ 600.4 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Notes: The ride from Puerto Maldonado airport to your lodge will depend on its location and your program type (further lodges are located 4 hours away approximately)

Day 4 to 5

Merging ature and adventure!

After awakening with the relaxing sounds of the jungle, you will enjoy a breakfast featuring local fresh fruit before a day filled with various activities of your selection. The trip to the Tambopata National Reserve offers you a unique opportunity to discover a colorful biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees where your children will definitely be amazed, entertained and most importantly will learn in an easy way. The variety of flora is greater than almost any other part of the world and diverse records of animal species are concentrated in small areas.

For instance, you can have the opportunity to take a canopy tour on a walkway overlooking the forest canopy where you can spot various wildlife, such as macaws, parrots, toucans, and monkeys. Another great option is a relaxing canoe tour of an oxbow lake where you will encounter giant river otters, turtles, hoatzin and many other wading birds. Or perhaps take a nature walk to an ethnobotanical center where a local will teach you about the local flora and it is utilitarian and medicinal uses as local shaman practice traditional medicine and rituals. All of these options and more will ensure you have a day full of great experiences in an amazing and relaxing setting.

  • Usual starting time for activities: 08:00 am
  • Usual ending time for activities: 17:00 pm
  • Maximum altitude: Tambopata Jungle – 200 masl/ 656.2 ft
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (depending on your selections)
  • Notes:
    • The activities vary depending on your lodging. Please feel free to consult your travel specialist for more activities or programs depending on your interests and hotel.
    • Also, the activities are subject to climatic conditions, depending on the desired activity.

Day 6

Heading to higher destinations

Keeping on with our venture and after a singular awakening with unique amazon sounds at your lodge, you will have your final amazing jungle experience being transported back to Puerto Maldonado airport to board your flight to Cusco.  Upon your arrival at Cusco (3400 mts/11154.9 ft), you will be welcomed by another of our friendly View Peru representative. Then, you will be transferred to your enchanting Cusco hotel and after you had settled, you will have the rest of the day at leisure to adjust to the altitude or wander around to explore the city by yourselves.

In the afternoon, we had ready an amusing walking tour through Cusco narrow streets, firstly we will visit the Golden Temple Qoricancha which was an important Inca shrine to various deities such as the Sun, rainbow, stars, the triple deity: lightning, thunder and lightning among others. After the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, the Dominican order built the Convent of Santo Domingo on its structures in order to culturally subdue the Incas. Nowadays, both constructions coexist in a single temple. Afterwards, we will take you to San Blas neighborhood which is also called the Cusco’s balcony because it is located on top of the Main Square. Due to its capricious topography, the houses of San Blas had to be accommodated to the narrow streets or winding slopes and each street has a different configuration. Its colonial houses hold many of the best workshops and art shops with works of the best artists in the city, as well as musicians and dancers everywhere during the diverse Cusco festivities. This fairy atmosphere has turned San Blas into one of the best places to visit for families, where you can find paintings, textiles, imagery, jewelry, ceramics, stone and wood carvings and much more!

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: 14:30 pm
  • Minimum altitude: Tambopata Jungle – 200 masl/ 656.2 ft
  • Maximum altitude: Cusco City – 3400 masl/ 11154.9 ft.

Day 7

Amusing local market visit and cooking classes

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 8

Meeting the beautiful Sacred Valley

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 9

Exploring the magical citadel Machu Picchu!

Today is the day where your dream of visiting Machu Picchu is realized! Although it is an early morning start, we have taken care of everything. Then, to begin this amazing and exciting day, enjoy a nourishing breakfast at your hotel.  Afterwards, our knowledgeable guide will pick you up in order to catch the bus up to the citadel for a 30 mins ride and have the first glance over this Lost City of the Incas. Sometimes and especially in high season (April to July) we will have to be patient as the queues to go up to this World Wonder will be longer than expected, but with the help of your qualified guide and a bit of good humor there is nothing impossible!

When visiting Machu Picchu (2430 mts/7972.4 ft) you will feel the magic that still await every construction and complexes. It shows a magnificent citadel hidden on the Mountains and the vast valleys, indeed a Lost City of the Incas, our well-informed guide will teach you about the magnificent theories about the purpose of Machu Picchu, the history of its buildings and of course, about the millenary culture of the Incas. Following the tour, you have time to lose yourself in the dizzying heights and history whilst you meander along the ancient paths or find a quiet spot to enjoy the serenity of this incredible moment. When you have already accomplished your tour, a delightful lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge hotel is included with our fascinating program. Following your lunch, we will return to Aguas Calientes Town where you will board the train back to Cusco.

Upon arrival, our View Peru representative will be waiting to transfer you to your specially chosen hotel. When you are settled into your hotel, take the rest of the evening to relax and unwind at your leisure. There is never a shortage of things to see and do as you get swept up in the vibes of Cusco.

  • Pick up time: 07:00 am approx.
  • Drop off time: 21:56 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 to 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.
  • If you would like to take the short hike to 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, then please take in mind that these hikes are unguided, require an additional cost and consult with your travel specialist as we need to check availability far in advance.

Day 10

Nostalgic farewell to Cusco

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 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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