Peru Family Journey

Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

  • Building an underground oven for an Andean barbecue, then unearthing a sizzling feast
  • Hike to breathtaking views of mountaintop Machu Picchu
  • Cusco’s atmospheric streets, filled with Quechua kids, sheep, and goats
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 8 Days
Activity type(s): Cultural Tour, Day Hiking, Rafting, Biking, Horseback Riding
Trip Extensions: Peru Extensions

There’s no need to leave the kids at home when traveling to a country as rich in cultural wonders and outdoor fun as Peru. This smartly planned journey delves into both, making for a highly engaging, informative, and entertaining multigenerational trip into the heart of the Inca empire.

After overnighting in Lima, you’ll fly across the breathtaking Andes to Cusco, then drive into the Sacred Valley of the Incas for kayaking, mountain biking, and ruin discovering. Get a taste of daily life as you build an underground oven for an Andean barbecue and spend time with Quechua folk. Next comes a train ride to the long-lost jungle city of Machu Picchu. During its most quiet hours, alongside our expert guide, you can hike, investigate, reenact, and ponder the great civilization that once thrived on this orchid-strewn mountaintop.

Returning to Cusco, saddle up to fascinating archaeological sites on horseback. Afterward, while adults explore the Incan capital’s charming streets and Spanish colonial masterpieces, kids make chocolate at the ChocoMuseo. You'll quicken the pulse with whitewater rafting and meander through nearby villages. On your last day, fly to Lima and visit the impressive Larco Museum before your late-night fights home.


Now is the time to plan:
Inca Trail permits are limited and hotel availability is going fast.
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Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive Lima
  • Day 2: fly to Cusco, drive into Sacred Valley
  • Day 3: kayaking, mountain biking, ruin exploring
  • Day 4: train to Machu Picchu, guided visit
  • Day 5: sunrise at Machu Picchu, return to Cusco
  • Day 6: archaeological sites by horseback, Cusco guided walk
  • Day 7: whitewater rafting, tour villages
  • Day 8: morning in Cusco, fly to Lima, visit Larco Museum, late flights home.