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12

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Family Adventure in Peru

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Journey Highlights

A Peru family holiday has plenty to offer. A land of true contrasts, this South American gem is perfect for those looking for an adventure, especially restless teenagers looking for something to really impress their classmates with. Packed with history, culture and both natural and man-made wonders, everyone will come away awed and enlightened from exploring the ancient remains, thriving cities and intriguing wildlife that lies within Peru.

This journey offers an expertly tailored Peru family holiday itinerary, incorporating all the essential highlights of any visit. Bookended by stays in the cities of Lima and Cuzco, where you can take guided tours and unique excursions to experience them at their best, this itinerary includes stops to explore the Amazonian rainforest of Tambopata, where you can get active as you learn about the rainforest. You will also spend four nights in Sacred Valley, a region in the Andean highlands, where you can discover colourful markets, ancient Incan sites and embark on adrenaline-fuelled adventures such as mountain biking, zip-lining or horse-riding. For the less athletic, you can visit the Ollantaytambo fortress and workshops of local artisans for more cultural learnings.

Finally, like any good adventure in Peru, you will visit the magnificent Machu Picchu. Accompanied by an expert guide, there are a number of trails to choose from. After a full day at the site, this journey takes you on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train, where you will relax and enjoy dinner, disembarking in Cuzco for your final stop. For a dose of culture, excitement and education, there is no better way for families to explore Peru.

Luxury Family Holidays Culture & History Luxury City Breaks
Perfect for:

Families with a sense of adventure

Guide Price:

Prices from £30,390 per family. This price includes accommodation, flights and transfers

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Your journey at a glance

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    2 nights Lima, Peru
  • 2
    3 nights Inkateera Reserva Amazonica
  • 3
    4 nights Sacred Valley, Peru
  • 4
    1 night Machu Picchu, Peru
  • 5
    2 nights Cuzco, Peru
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The Peruvian winter, between May to September, is the driest season and therefore an ideal time to travel, especially if you are planning to visit the Cusco region and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The summer, December to March is the wettest season with frequent heavy showers.

Fly from London to Jorge Chávez International Airport

Transfer to Hotel B

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Lima, Peru

Staying at

Hotel B

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Arrive at Hotel B and rest after your flight. The next morning, wake up in the bustling capital city of Lima for your first taste of Peru.

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, choose from three family-friendly morning activities. Athletic types will love the chance to enjoy one of the world’s premier surfing destinations, with almost 2,500km of coastline to practice on, though the calm waters are ideal for first-timers, too. On the Costa Verde shore, the Latin American Surf School can teach you techniques suited to your level. Animal lovers can visit the Palomino Islands and spot the sea birds or even swim with the sea lions, if they make an appearance – this is best experienced in the warmer summer months of December to March. If your appetite likes to lead your way, the third option is for you: a food tour through the lively local markets, where you can learn about the colourful ingredients that make up the country’s cuisine.

After lunch, it’s time to get to know the city a little better. Depending on your interests, your four-hour guided tour can lead you from the colonial streets to the beautiful cathedral and Casa Aliaga, which is said to be the oldest home on the continent. Alternatively, visit the intriguing ancient site of Huaca Huallamarca or the catacombs of the Convent of San Francisco.

In the evening, allow your concierge to provide recommendations and reservations to one of the acclaimed restaurants in the city.

Staying at

Hotel B

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Located in Lima’s romantic Barranco district, Hotel B is a beautiful boutique hotel showcasing Peru’s contemporary charm and fascinating history. A former holiday home of 1920sPeruvian president Augusto Leguia, Hotel B was abandoned for twenty years before being lovingly restored to become one of Lima’s finest hotels. The signature Belle époque architecture, expertly curated art collection and opulent additions of Italian marble, expansive terraces and open balconies make Hotel B entirely unique.

Guests are perfectly placed to explore Barranco, a bohemian district, home to many of Peru’s most famous artists, musicians, photographers and designers. A rich café culture, quaint shops, museums and churches await your discovery while the hotel itself offers many exclusive excursions and elegant amenities. A private outdoor lounge, with panoramic city views, is the ideal place to take time for relaxation and to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Hotel B’s inner courtyard is alive with scents of jasmine and fig which grow in abundance in this intimate setting.

The hotel’s art concierge can arrange private viewings at local galleries and invitations to specialist arts events in the local area. Additionally, guests can enjoy a taste of Peruvian culture with organised trips to local markets, cooking classes and Pisco tasting events.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Boutique hotel in Lima's bohemian district
  • Feature:Relais & Chateaux hotel
  • Rooms:17 Rooms
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Lima Airport
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Transfer to Jorge Chávez International Airport

Be met by a representative in the lobby who will assist you to the airport.

Fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado

Take a boat ride to Inkateera Reserva Amazonica

Be greeted by a representative and escorted to the boarding wharf. Travel through the rainforest on a forty-five-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to arrive at Inkateera Reserva Amazonica lodge.

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Inkateera Reserva Amazonica

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Arrive at Inkateera Reserva Amazonica in Tambopata National Reserve, where one of the rustic yet elegant thatch-roof cabins will be your base for the next three nights. After a short briefing, settle into your cabana and enjoy lunch before exploring your surroundings.

Tambopata National Reserve comprises a wonderful section of the Amazon, where there is a haven of natural wonders waiting to be explored. After lunch, chose to either embark on a guided walk along the trail system for an introduction to the Amazon Basin and its forest, or a twilight river boat ride along the Madre de Dion River to spot the nocturnal inhabitants. Later, enjoy dinner in the lodge's main dining room and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

The next morning, make the most of your breakfast before a full day of exploring. Fist, visit Lake Sandoval on a wooden canoe and seek out the endangered giant river otter and other friendly creatures who have made the area their home. After lunch, you will have the chance to walk through the rainforest canopy along the suspension bridge network of the Canopy Walkway and Anaconsa Walk. At twenty-nine meters above the forest floor, be on the lookout for toucans, monkeys and sloths hiding in the leaves!

On your third and final day at Tambopata National Reserve, start with a trip to Gamitana Creek and Farm and explore the rainforest banks where piranha and turtles can be spotted before you receive a guided tour of the farm. As evening falls, head into the rainforest for a night excursion to hear the nocturnal sounds and learn about the wildlife behind them.

Return to Inkateera Reserva Amazonica for your final night in Tambopata National Reserve.

Take a boat ride from Inkateera Reserva Amazonica to Puerto Maldonado

Return to Puerto Maldonado and stop to visit the Butterfly House, where you will find the greatest variety of butterflies in the world.

Transfer from Puerto Maldonado to the airport

Fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco

Transfer from Cusco Airport to Sacred Valley

Be met at the airport and head towards Sacred Valley. On your way, you will receive your multi-use ticket to many historical sites and will stop to explore Awanacancha and Pisac.

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Sacred Valley, Peru

Staying at

Sol y Luna

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Arrive at Sacred Valley and check in to Sol y Luna hotel, where you will stay as you spend the next three days exploring the culture and history of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During your time here, there are a number of excursions to chose from. To get active, you may wish to take up stand-up paddle boarding on Lake Huaypo, which boasts incredible views of the mountains, or go cycling along the dirt roads and llama tracks where you can admire the salt pans of Maras, which you can also take a day trip out to to learn more. For the really adventurous, you can spend the afternoon climbing Peru’s first via ferrata, which is a ladder-like structure stretching three-hundred metres up a mountain side. At the top, you will be rewarded with a zipline!

A popular day out is to visit the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo, where one of the greatest battles of the Conquest was fought. You can also head to the charming El Albergue hotel, an organic farm where you can learn how to prepare a Pachamanca – a traditional earth oven. For more cultural trips, you could also spend a day with traditional weavers, in the pottery, chocolate and beekeeping artisan workshops of the Chichubamba community or learning the agricultural way of life of the Huayllafara community.

Staying at

Sol y Luna

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Nestled in Sacred Valley, known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, Sol y Luna is a haven of serenity and solitude in a stunning location. Made up of forty-three cosy casitas – each created out of local stone and individually decorated – enjoy stunning views of the Andes Mountains in accommodation that seamlessly blends authenticity with luxury. Be immersed in the deeply ingrained culture of the region with a number of experiences and excursions, ranging from culinary discoveries to adrenaline-inducing journeys across the landscape. With a beautiful natural playground and trove of cultural heritage, Sol y Luna is a true gem to behold.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Peaceful casitas nestled in stunning surroundings
  • Feature:Cultural experiences bring guests closer to Peru's heart
  • Rooms:43 casitas
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
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Transfer to Ollytambo Train Station

Be collected from Sol y Luna hotel and be driven approximately 20-minutes to Ollantaytambo train station

Board the Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes

Admire the stunning scenic views on your journey to Machu Picchu on board the comfortable PeruRail Vistadome, featuring panoramic windows for you to take some photos and make the most of your approximately 90-minute journey. For those wishing to arrive at Machu Picchu by foot, avoiding the crowds, there is an option to disembark the train early and take an approximately six-hour guided hike

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Staying at

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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Arrive at the magnificent Machu Picchu and take a short walk to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, where you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep. This lodge offers guests the unique opportunity to access the ruins early in the morning and later in the evening, allowing you to avoid the crowds.

Start early the next morning to explore Machu Piccu. There are a variety of excursions available to fill your day with activities, offering a choice dependent on your interests. A hike to the Inca Bridge is a forty-minute round walk along the narrow Inca roads through the vegetation. For a longer two-and-a-half-hour round trip, you can hike to the ‘Sun Gate’, which is the original gateway into Machu Picchu and boasts stunning views. For a real challenge, hike up the mountain of Huayna Picchu for lofty views of the site from above, or climb the strenuous three-thousand meters up Machi Picchu Mountain.

Staying at

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu sits alone at the entrance to the world’s most famous Inca citadel. As the only hotel standing adjacent to the formidable Urubmamba mountain range and tumbling stone steps of Machu Picchu, the lodge’s location is unbeatable. The property has been sensitively incorporated into the hillside, offering guests demure, mellow rooms and flourishing gardens overlooking the verdant hollows of forested mountain slopes. Many rooms face Huyana Picchu – the impossibly steep peak and hauntingly beautiful icon of the Andes panorama. Wake early and enjoy breakfast on your terrace while watching the dawn break through a cloak of darkness. By day, explore the Incan ruins – arrive before the hoards and leave long after they depart and then watch silence fall over the region from your outdoor hot tub.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:The only hotel to be located adjacent to Machu Picchu
  • Feature:Admire breathtaking sunrises from your terrace
  • Rooms:31 rooms & suites
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport
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Take a bus to Aguas Calientes train station

After spending the day exploring Machu Picchu, take the bus to the train station in Aguas Calientes

Travel onboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train to Poroy

Known for its luxurious train journeys, join Belmond Hiram Bingham for an elegant journey through the stunning scenery. Enjoy dinner on board and admire the landscape as you relax on your way to your final stop.

Transfer from Poroy train station to your hotel in Cuzco

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Cuzco, Peru

Staying at

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

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Arrive in Cuzco, a city that was once the capital of the Incan empire. Check in to Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, a refurbished colonial convent, and relax in total luxury amid this beautiful city.

The next morning, embark on a four-hour walking tour of Cuzco. Starting from the Main Square, learn about the exquisite Spanish Colonial architecture and the history behind it. You will also see the Incan Sun Temple and the breathtaking cathedral, which houses a collection of colonial art pieces and archaeological artefacts. You can also tailor your tour tp your interests, and add on a visit to the chocolate museum, Pre-Columbian Art Museum, San Pedro Market, the quaint neighbourhood of San Blas or the Casa Concha manor, which is a fully restored colonial mansion housing an extensive collection of historic artefacts.

Families may also like to play ‘The Cuzco Challenge’, a live-action play meets scavenger hunt which brings to life the city’s history with traditionally dressed Incan characters. With stories, tests, quizzes and clues leading your around the city, this is a fun way to explore.

In the afternoon, enjoy an interactive cookery class, and learn about Peruvian gastronomy and the fusion of culinary traditions from the diverse cultures of the country.

Staying at

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

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Years of restoration has converted this former palace and convent into one of the city's most exclusive hotels; a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine complete this intimate urban retreat. Featuring just 55 suites, this ultra-exclusive resort is enriched with oxygen and the essence of elegance. Each suite enjoys butler service while the signature restaurant provides delectable dining experiences and some of the regions finest excursions and activities.

Steeped in 16th Century architecture and delightfully dedicated to its Inca and Andean heritage, this unforgettable hotel is a joy to experience. Embrace the spirit of South America with a sizzling salsa lesson, taste Peru’s national drink Pisco or take a cooking class to recreate the fulsome flavours of Peruvian cuisine. The hotel itself is a work of art and guided tours reveal the fascinating history of the stunning setting.

The ideal addition to any Peru or Machu Picchu itinerary, this stand out hotel is, in its own way, one of Peru’s finest man-made wonders.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square
  • Feature:The city's first outdoor pool
  • Rooms:55 suites
  • Location:Peru
  • Nearest airport:Cuzco Airport
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Transfer from your hotel to the airport

A representative will meet you in the hotel lobby to escort you to the airport

Fly from Cuzco to Lima

A representative will meet you at the airport and assist you with your connecting flight

Fly from Lima to London

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