||Cultural Tour, Day Hiking, Rafting, Biking, Horseback Riding
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 action-packed 8-day 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 three days of river rafting, village visiting, mountain biking, salt mine exploring, and ruin discovering. Get a taste of daily life as you make pottery, 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. On your last day, enjoy a guided visit to Lima’s Plaza de Armas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before flying home.
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Itinerary at a Glance
- Day 1: arrive Lima
- Day 2: fly to Cusco, drive into Sacred Valley
- Days 3–4: rafting, ruin exploring, mountain biking
- Day 5: train to Machu Picchu, guided visit
- Day 6: sunrise at Machu Picchu, return to Cusco
- Day 7: archaeological sites by horseback, Cusco guided walk
- Day 8: fly to Lima, sightseeing tour, late flights home.