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Peru Inca & Amazon Family Adventure

Your Peruvian Family Adventure
13 Days

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime! Exploring the exceptional Peru en all its glory

13 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip-at-a-Glance

The Extraordinary Awaits

Day 1

Arrival in Lima

Day 2 - 4

Fly to Puerto Maldonado, start your 3 Nights all-inclusive Lower Amazon rainforest adventure with Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Day 5

Fly to Cusco and head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Enjoy your hotel’s included outstanding experiences in a breathtaking location.

Day 6

Explore Pisac Ruins, Pisac Indian Market, and enjoy biking off the beaten path from Pisac to Calca

Day 7

Venture to the town of Maras and the circular Inca terraces of Moray, with Kayaking or Paddle Boarding on Lake Huaypo and picnic lunch

Day 8

Discover the fortress town of Ollantaytambo, before proceeding to Machu Picchu area

Day 9

Explore the breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu and hike Huayna Picchu. Travel to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 10

Enjoy a Cusco Family exploration & Andean Instrument workshop

Day 11

Fly to Lima, head onto Paracas. En-route, enjoy a Paso Horse experience at Hacienda Mamacona

Day 12

Have an adventure with a NazcaLlines flyover or Ballestas Islands experience, and a Sand Dune Buggy and Sand Boarding excursion

Day 13

Depart Peru

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Day 1: ARRIVE LIMA, PERU

Welcome to Peru!

Welcome to Peru!
Start your Inca & Amazon family adventure with an arrival into Lima.

  • Accommodations:Wyndham Costa del Sol
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2-4: LIMA / LOWER AMAZON REGION

3-nights all-inclusive Amazon Rainforest adventure

Fly to Puerto Maldonado, proceed to Tambopata National Reserve to start your 3-nights all-inclusive Amazon Rainforest adventure.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica all-inclusive rainforest adventure program includes accommodation, all meals, beverages, ground transfers, and quarter, half, and full day scheduled guided excursions.

Your journey will take you to the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, where you will experience magnificent beauty in the sounds, scents, colors, and solitude of the rainforest. You will find yourself surrounded by a vast environment, connecting with nature in an entirely new way.

  • Accommodations: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
Day 6: SACRED VALLEY

Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Fly to Cusco and proceed to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Enjoy your hotel’s included outstanding experiences in a breathtaking location.

  • Accommodations: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 7: SACRED VALLEY

Experience the beautiful sites of Maras and Moray

Venture to the fascinating and beautiful sites of Maras and Moray.

The circular terraces of Moray are referred to as a greenhouse of the Incas by the Local people, and historians believe the site was used as an agricultural research center. In Maras, explore the town and learn how to prepare the traditional fermented drink called ‘Chicha’. Enjoy the view at the salt fields of Maras, which are often an astounding sight during the dry season.

Navigate lake Huaypo on a Kayak or Paddle Boarding adventure. Enjoy the natural beauty of the lake while you keep your eyes open to spot some of the many species of birds that live in this region. A picnic lunch is included by the lakeshore.

  • Accommodations: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Today
Day 8: SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU

Explore the fortress town of Ollantaytambo

Explore the fortress town of Ollantaytambo before traveling to Machu Picchu aboard the Inca Rail 360°.

Ollantaytambo is where you will find the best surviving example of Inca town planning. Many of the building foundations in old town Ollantaytambo were built by the Inca, and most of the Inca canchas, or blocks, are still intact. The Fortress was first a place of worship, as well as a location for studying astronomy. It was here that Manco Inca defeated the Spanish in 1538 before fleeing to the mountains of Vilcabamba.

The 16 massive terraces spread before you are a testimony to the magnificent Inca masonry. Climb the steep stone steps up to the imposing fortress at the top of the mountain – around 260 steps! From there, the view down the valley is superb and you can admire the huge monoliths that form the Temple of the Sun.

Enjoy included immersive experiences at your hotel and surrounding cloud forest that is home to 372 native orchid species, more than 200 kinds of birds, and 111 species of butterfly.

  • Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 9: MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas during a visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu hike.

Begin with an exhilarating hike up Huayna Picchu, which has an ascent of just over 1,000 feet. Once at the top, the views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary and well worth the climbing effort. From the Huayna Picchu summit, the scale and ingenuity of Machu Picchu and its various structures and terraces is fully revealed.

Explore Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” known as the holy grail for lovers of Inca monuments, and the most famous archaeological site in all South America. You will be amazed and feel inspired as you walk around the citadel’s agricultural terraces, royal houses, and temples. Enjoy a 2nd entrance to the citadel, giving you additional time to explore on your own.

Travel to Cusco aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train.

  • Accommodations: Palacio Del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Today
Day 10: CUSCO

Enjoy an immersive exploration of historic Cusco and Sacsayhuaman fortress.

Sacsayhuamán, which is perched on a hill on the northern outskirts of Cusco.

In addition to a wonderful view over Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sacsayhuamán boasts massive stones – measuring up to 13 feet tall – placed tightly together, creating a fortress-like structure.

Cusco’s historical center boasts many spectacular sites, including the Temple of the Sun at Koricancha, and Convent of Santo Domingo, who’s stones were once covered with gold!. The main square is where you will find the beautiful Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral. Included in your visit, a cultural Andean Instrument Workshop with a local musician.

  • Accommodations: Palacio Del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 11: CUSCO / LIMA / PARACAS

A day at Hacienda Mamacona

Fly to Lima and head to Paracas. En-route enjoy a Paso Horse demonstration at Hacienda Mamacona.

The Rizo Patrón family at Hacienda Mamacona have cultivated the tradition of the Peruvian Paso Horse in the beautiful surroundings for many decades.

Experience a folk show that incorporates different artistic and cultural aspects of Peru’s culture. Enjoy colorful dances from all regions of Peru, followed by the highlight, The Peruvian Paso Horse show. These athletic horses are so well-trained and athletic that at one point they dance with female folk dancers, mirroring their movements. Lunch will be included at the hacienda.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 12: PARACAS

Choose to discover the Ballestas Islands, or fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines.

Design your morning, choose to discover the Ballestas Islands, or fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Take an exhilarating sand dune buggy & sand boarding excursion.

Nazca Overflight:
Take off and fly over the World Heritage-listed geoglyphs, the most famous in the world. The high, arid plateau of the Nazca Desert reaches across more than 50 miles; its isolation and dry climate has helped to preserve the lines over time. The exact origins and significance of these hundreds of figures are unclear, but it is believed that the designs were created by the Nazca people between 400 and 650 AD.

OR

Ballestas Islands:
Embark on a discover of the Ballestas Islands. Located 45 minutes off the coast of Paracas, the Ballestas Islands attract an impressive quantity of marine animals: chiefly seabirds and penguins, as well as large populations of seals, which swim and jump close to the boat. Enjoy the scenery and surroundings and admire the rocky formations and variety of wildlife. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel.

Experience navigating on the sand dunes onboard a Dune Buggy vehicle. Enrich your experience going up and down, discovering new routes. You can also try sandboarding, an exciting sport that will test your balance and skills on a board while riding over the dunes. An experience not to be missed.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 13 DEPART PERU

End of your 13 day trip

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will connect with your departure flight from Peru.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Interested in this trip?
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With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


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