Peru Family Experience

Lima to Lima

9 days from 1,499 pp

Every traveller should visit Peru at some point. Introduce your kids to it early through this comprehensive trip that bundles the Amazon, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and more into nine life-changing days. You’ll spend two nights at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon learning about the wildlife from naturalists before exploring the Urubamba Valley, gazing awestruck at Machu Picchu and interacting with the locals in Cusco and Lima. Peru will stick with your children long after they’ve stopped being kids.
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9 days Lima to Lima

From 1,499 per person

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Travel Style: Family

Trips built for adventurers of all ages

Just because you’ve settled down and had kids doesn’t mean your adventuring days are through. Family trips explore exciting locales — Tanzania, Thailand, the Galápagos, Europe and more — with age-appropriate activities and hotels that know how to cater to families on the move.

 

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

 

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

 

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 20, avg 12

 

Age requirement: 6+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Please note: hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel Antigua Miraflores (or similar)
Day 2: Lima/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to the comfortable, intimate, and exclusive G Lodge Amazon. Enjoy guided excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes, and treetop towers.
Fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon jungle. Travel by motorized canoe to our lodge in the Tambopata rainforest area, which holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area.
Explore the jungle with local guides before flying to Cusco, located high in the Andes. Depending on flight arrival times, enjoy either a boxed lunch aboard the boat or lunch upon arrival at the lodge. Rubber boots are provided at the lodge.
The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact, eco-friendly technology. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with mosquito netting for individual beds, flush toilets, showers (no hot water), and kerosene lamps for lighting (no electricity).
Local community members make up the majority of lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Take the opportunity to learn from them about the area’s rich flora and fauna, and their extensive practical uses for medicinal plants and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

Plane:
Lima – Puerto Maldonado2h30m

Fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado

Motorized canoe:
Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata3h

During the voyage, take the opportunity to see bird species typical of the river or forest edge such as black skimmers, pied lapwings, capped herons, Jabiru storks, roadside hawks, and several species of kingfishers, swallows, and flycatchers.

 

Accommodation:
Tambopata G Lodge (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3: Tambopata

Enjoy visits to oxbow lakes and small clay licks to learn about the jungle and its inhabitants. Be introduced to the area’s rich flora and fauna by expert naturalist guides, who can teach extensive uses for medicinal and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques. Be prepared to go early morning or evening to avoid the heat of midday. Enjoy a leisurely pace – the trip requires some walking, but nothing too strenuous.

Jungle Excursions:
Tambopata

Enjoy visits to oxbow lakes to learn about the jungle and its inhabitants. Be introduced to the area’s rich flora and fauna by expert naturalist guides, who can teach extensive uses for medicinal and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques. Be prepared to go early morning or evening to avoid the heat of midday. Enjoy a leisurely pace – the trip requires some walking, but nothing too strenuous.

 

Accommodation:
Tambopata G Lodge (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4: Tambopata/Cusco

Boat transfer to Puerto Maldonado for a flight to Cusco. Explore the many plazas, ruins, shops, and markets during free time.

Transfer by boat, then take a morning flight high into the Andes and the heart of Inca territory to Cusco. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing and getting to know the city. Cusco is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city, and the hub of the South American travel network.

Motorized canoe:
Tambopata – Puerto Maldonado3h

Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.

Plane:
Puerto Maldonado – Cusco1h-1h30m320km

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

Free Time:
Cusco Afternoon

Free time is yours to use any way you want. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. This vibrant city has endless streets, monuments, and markets to discover that will fire the imagination and capture the heart.

 

Accommodation:
Taypikala Hotel Cusco (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5: Cusco/Aguas Calientes

Transfer to Ollantaytambo to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Settle in and explore the town, taking time to look at the local handicrafts.
Transfer to Ollantaytambo, the town and fortress are strategically situated overlooking the beautiful Urubamba River valley. This major ruin site is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spanish lost a major battle during the conquest.
Take a scenic train to get to Aguas Calientes villages, passing by beautiful Urubamba Valley.

Private Vehicle:
Cusco – Ollantaytambo1h45m94km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Train:
Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes1h30m

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel Taypikala Machupicchu (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6: Machu Picchu/Cusco

Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu with a local guide. Transfer back to Cusco by train and van.

Enjoy the unique experience of visiting the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins and have the opportunity to soak in the nearby thermal baths. Return by train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and then transfer by van to Cusco.

Machu Picchu Guided Tour:
Machu Picchu

Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

Train:
Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo2h-3h118km

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Private Vehicle:
Ollantaytambo – Cusco2h-2h30m95km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Accommodation:
Taypikala Hotel Cusco (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7: Cusco

Visit the G Adventures-supported Cusco Youth Drop-in Centre. After, enjoy a free afternoon in Cusco to visit museums or the famous Sacsayhuaman ruins that tower over the city.
Every year, Cusco attracts thousands of travellers who come to delve into its noble but tragic past. It is the perfect base for optional explorations around the city and area as well as a range of outdoor activities. Relax and explore this fascinating city, and take time to acclimatize to the high altitude.
Please Note – on some departures it may not be possible to visit the Cusco Youth Drop-in Centre, as it may be closed for seasonal holidays. On these occasions, this visit will be replaced with a visit the Caccaccollo and the Planeterra Women’s Weaving co-op. Here your family can meet the women and learn about traditional weaving methods.

G Adventures for Good: Cusco Youth Drop-in Centre Visit:

Visit the Cusco Youth Drop-in Centre, a drop-in program where youth living in extreme poverty are taught important life skills and are given meals and can participate in skill-building workshops designed to help them create a better future.

Free Time:
Cusco Afternoon

Your trip is just that – yours. Want to linger at the market or grab a table at that cozy café? Consider it done. We give your trip structure and direction, but you decide what you want to do with it on your free days.

 

Accommodation:
Taypikala Hotel Cusco (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8: Cusco/Lima

Enjoy the morning in Cusco before flying to Lima. Opt for a traditional dinner.

The evening is the last chance for a dinner with our group. Peruvian food is now becoming world renowned. Opt to try some delicious ceviche, juicy lomo saltado, or perhaps guinea pig. Adults might want to try the famous Pisco sour, but this drink is definitely not for the kids.

Plane:
Cusco – Lima1h30m-2h572km

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel Antigua Miraflores (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9: Lima

Depart at any time.

We recommend booking additional time in Lima to explore. The optional activities below may require additional time, speak to your CEO for further information.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Cusco Youth Drop-in Centre Visit, Cusco
  • Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (2 nts)
  • Guided excursions with naturalists
  • Rubber boot use
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

Accommodations:

Hotels (6 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts)

 

Meals:

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD255-335 for meals not included.

 

Transportation:

Private van, boat, plane

 

Staff & experts:

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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