PERU FAMILY TRIP
PER-41 / 15-day trip
PERU FAMILY TRIP
Peru is an ideal destination for families! This 15 days family friendly trip offers plenty of opportunities to learn about ancients cultures, nature excursions, exciting outdoor adventures and also entertaining interactive tours.
The highlights of this family trip are:
- Lima and visit to Natural History Museum
- Arequipa, Colca Canyon & Condors
- Titicaca and Luquina community
- Cusco, city tour and Chocolate Workshop
- Sacred Valley with llamas, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos
- Bike Tour or Rafting in Sacret Valley
- Zip Line and Viaferrata
- Light “Inca Trail” for kids (km 104)
- Machu Picchu
The tour can either end here or continue with an extension to one of our jungletours in Puerto Maldonado
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|Day 1||Arrival in Lima|
|Day 2||Visit to Lima & Natural History Museum|
|Day 3||Travel to Arequipa & “Reality Tour”|
|Day 4||Colca Canyon|
|Day 5||Colca Canyon & Puno (Titicaca)|
|Day 6||Luquina Community (Titicaca)|
|Day 7||Luquina Community (Titicaca) – Puno|
|Day 8||Travel to Cusco|
|Day 9||City tour & Chocolate Workshop|
|Day 10||Sacred Valley: Pisaq, Awanacancha & Ollantaytambo|
|Day 11||Sacred Valley: Mountain Bike or Rafting|
|Day 12||Sacred Valley: Zip Line & Viaferrata|
|Day 13||Inca Trail 2d/1n (soft hike)|
|Day 14||Inca Trail 2d/1n & Machu Picchu|
Arrival in Lima
Visit to Lima City, Natural History Museum & “Magical Water Show”
Afterwards continue the tour to the Natural History Museum
EXCURSION MAGICAL WATER CIRCUIT WITH DINNER AND SHOW
Travel to Arequipa & “Reality Tour”
Colca Canyon & Puno
Luquina community (Titicaca)
8:00: The tour starts in Puno. We transfer you from the hotel to the dock in Puno. We embark on a boat journey towards Taquile Island and later on to the community of Luquina. On the way to Taquile, we stop by the floating Islands of Uros for a guided interpretation of the local way of life of the Uro people.
11:30: We arrive in Taquile Island and start a soft hike up to a community where we will enjoy a textile and cultural exhibition where a native guide will provide and interpretation of the traditional clothing and textile designs from Taquile.
12:30: Lunch in Taquile Island.
13:30: We return to the dock to continue our trip to the community of Luquina.
15:00: Upon our arrival in Luquina, we will be greeted and welcome by the friendly members of the community. We will immediately notice their beautiful bright typical clothing and enjoy the sound of their musical instruments. As part of the community based tourism initiative, travelers cans spend time with the locals, gaining and insight into such daily activities as farming, fishing sailing and cookery. Some groups have been able to play soccer and volleyball against the locals; such sport activities are the favorites of local children and young people to share with the visitors.
19:00: A delicious dinner made of local produce will be served in the host family house: Quinoa soup and a tasty potato and vegetable stew with rice. Communication might be difficult as the local people speak mostly Aymara and some Spanish but they are very warm and gracious. Gesturing and smiling works often very well!
20:00: In the evening, the community will offer us a chance to enjoy their Andean music played with traditional instruments and we will be more than welcome to try to join the local group for either dancing or playing a local musical instrument. Do not be surprised when you will also be given the opportunity and privilege to try on the local dress and costumes.
Luquina community (Titicaca)
8:00: After breakfast, the morning will be filled with more activities such as hikes around the community and through the paths crossing the small farmlands or sailing on a fishermen’s boat around the peninsula’s cliffs.
13:00: lunch time (not included)
14:00: After lunch our host families will wave goodbye as we embark again on the boat back to Puno and to continue on the next adventure.
15:30: We arrive in Puno dock and we will be transfer to our hotel.
Travel to Cusco
8:50 am Pucará Museum 3900 meters of altitude. Pucará was the first regional population nucleus in the Titicaca basin north of the lake during the Late Formative Period (500 BC-200 AD), which provides valuable information about the origins of the Andean civilization in the highlands. During its heyday, it covered more than a square kilometer and housed thousands of bureaucrats, priests, artisans, farmers, shepherds, and possibly warriors. The Pucará style is identified by impressive monolithic sculptures with a variety of geometric, zoomorphic, and more intricate anthropomorphic images, multi-colored ceramics in a variety of ritual and domestic forms.
11:00 am — La Raya — 4335 meters of altitude. Abra La Raya (La Raya) is the watershed between the valley that flows into Lake Titicaca and the valley that leads to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The altitude is 4,338 meters (14,232 feet).
11:35 am — Marangani Buffet Lunch — 3552 meters altitude. Sicuani is a relatively large city of the highlands. The city is an important intersection, with the road to Puno / Arequipa passing through here. This city is surrounded by beautiful snowy hills. Afterward, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with a family atmosphere.
1:00 pm — Raqchi “Temple of Wiracocha” — 3225 meters of altitude. The most important building within the complex is the “Wiracocha temple” that according to the ancient chroniclers was built by the Inca Wiracocha in honor of the invisible Superior God of the Andean people: “Apu Kon Titi Wiracocha”. The “Wiracocha Temple” is a great construction for that age. Architecturally it is classified as “Kallanka”, that is, a tall building completely covered with straw (wood and “ichu”). Externally it is 92 meters long (302 feet) and 25.25 meters wide (83 feet).
3:30 pm — Andahuaylillas “Sistine Chapel of America” — 3122 meters of altitude. There, you will find the church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas, built by the Jesuits in the 16th century. Like other Spanish and religious constructions of the time, it was built on top of a huaca or sacred place for the Incas. Made of adobe and brick, the church is a small structure consisting of a single nave, apse and bell tower. But there is a reason why it is known as the Sistine Chapel of America.
5:00 pm – Arrival (Cusco) – 3400 meters of altitude.
City tour & Chocolate Workshop
Sacred Valley: Pisaq, Awanacancha & Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley: Mountain Bike or Rafting
MOUNTAIN BIKING TO MARAS AND MORAY
Sacred Valley: Zip Line & Viaferrata
Inca Trail 2d/1n (soft hike)
Inca Trail 2d/1n (soft hike) & Machu Picchu
- All transfers and transport as descriped in the itinerary
- All tours as mentioned in the program with English Speaking guide.
- Meals according to day-day program
- Accommodation according to hotel list (availability will be confirmed upon booking)
- International flights
- Domestic flights (Cusco – Arequipa & Cusco – Lima).
- Meals not mentioned in the program
- Day 11: In case of choosing Rafting instead of Moutain Biking there will be a supply of 50 USD per PAX.
- Personal expenses