Itinerary Highlights
  • This family adventure will be tailored to your family's exact needs
  • Mountain biking, trekking, culture, gastronomy, markets: a varied and packed itinerary
  • The Sacred Valley, the Inca trail, Machu Picchu: endless family photo opportunities
  • All our usual additional services are including, such as fast-track airport services and our local Concierge network

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Peru in teenage mode

Visiting Peru with teenagers... an active and fast-paced journey with enough time to enjoy the places, as well as time to relax and unwind. Knowledgeable guides are available everywhere. At each major leg of the trip, activities in the great outdoors are designed to enable the whole family to learn about Incan culture and history. Visit the great sites by mountain bike or go trekking on the Inca trail: mixing action and culture is a great way to spark your teenagers' interest in this immense civilisation. Outside of the itinerary, feel free to book a private guide to explore a specific area of interest, or surprise your family even further, with paragliding or an equestrian show.
After an active day, spend the night relaxing in comfortable hotels. Finally, each leg of the trip is designed to minimise transport times (Cusco to Puno by plane rather than by car) and ensure some much-needed down time. And of course, there's always our local Concierge service for any last-minute changes or requests.

The kids will love it...

Stroll around Lima's bohemian district of Barranco and find unique treasures and gifts for family and friends - Learn to cook 'ceviche' (raw marinated fish marinated in lime) and potato dishes and then taste the end results - Visit a major Incan site on mountain bike - Go trekking on the Inca trail - Explore Cusco, capital of Tahuantinsuyu, the Inca empire - Take photos in front of the phenomenal Machu Picchu - Paddle in Lake Titicaca...

Route

Everything is 100% tailored to you
DAY 1

Flight to Lima

Private transfer and two-night stay in a private, period house, located on the waterfront of Barranco, Lima's art district. The communal areas are designed like an art gallery with the rooms upstairs. Rooms are all decorated differently, but feature the same elegant simplicity, with garden and ocean views. Breakfast is served in the kitchen of the house, around a large, communal, wooden table. The ocean and old town are close by and there are well-tended green spaces everywhere. The historic centre of Lima, otherwise known as Cercado, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers splendid examples of Spanish colonial architecture, such as Torre-Tagle Palace (18th century) and the Basilica Cathedral of Lima (17th century), home to the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador who led the Spanish conquest of Peru.

DAY 2

Lima

Included in the itinerary - Half-day cooking class that focuses on preparing and tasting Peru's most typical dishes. Visit the market to see the various fish, vegetables and fruits typically used in Peruvian cuisine. Then, wander around Chinatown and find the type of ingredients used in 'chifa' dishes, the fusion of Peruvian-Chinese cuisine. Enjoy lunch in a seafood restaurant. Here, the chef introduces Peru's most typical dishes, 'ceviche' (raw fish marinated with lime), 'causa' (mashed potato dish) and 'lomo saltado' (stir-fried steak). For parents: Try a real pisco sour, the national aperitif. The rest of the day is then up to you, follow our suggestions and recommendations, especially in Barranco, a popular seaside resort at the beginning of the century, and now one of Lima's most fashionable districts. Visit the Larco Herrera collection, bringing together ceramics, textiles, and jewellery, especially from northern Peruvian communities, in a 17th-century vice-royal house.
Optional - Raise their adrenaline and heighten their senses with tandem paragliding over Miraflores and the coast.

DAY 3

Lima - Urubamba

Private transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. Second transfer to Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley. An hour north of Cusco, this quietly charming little town is the gateway to the valley's must-see spots and endless activities, all waiting to be discovered over the next three days. Your hotel is located in the southern part of the town. The contemporary Andean architecture means this hotel enjoys beautiful natural light. The interior design features white wood furniture to create a light and stylish look. The rooms are pristine and minimalist with a laidback charm and stunning views of the surrounding scenery. The gardens are the perfect setting for relaxing during the day and gathering around the fire in the evening. The small spa, with its sauna, jacuzzi and wide selection of massages, provides valuable treatments and relaxation services after a long day exploring.

DAY 4

Urubamba

Included in the itinerary - Pisac market. There's a whole host of handicrafts, including textiles and ceramics galore. You can also visit the archaeological ruins overlooking the town. Overlooking the Urubamba River (or Vilcanota River), soak up the site's fascinating history and spectacular views of the Sacred Valley. Spend the afternoon visiting the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, which was a gigantic agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military complex of the Inca Empire.
Optional - For young riding enthusiasts and their parents, an equestrian show and dinner is the perfect experience while in Peru. Discover the Peruvian Paso horse, especially renowned for its four-stroke walk and considered as the world's best dressage horse.

DAY 5

Urubamba

Included in the itinerary - Mountain biking on the Terraces of Moray, with a guide. The first part of the route gradually climbs to reveal the snowy peaks of the Urubamba mountain range. Between trails and paths, the short valleys follow one another before reaching the impressive and mysterious concentric terraces of Moray. Discover the Inca's amazing agricultural engineering techniques with this impressive set of four perfectly circular main terraces, surrounded by a dozen secondary circles, dug into the earth and reminiscent of a Greek amphitheatre. Also explore the salt mines of Maras, and its four thousand hillside basins, some of which even predate the Inca era. Slightly farther away, the village of Ollantaytambo and its imposing citadel guards the northern entrance to the Inca Valley.

DAY 6

Urubamba - Aguas Calientes

Included in the itinerary - The Inca Trail is arguably one of the most beautiful routes on Earth. A preserved wilderness between mountainous forest and the Altiplano, connected by a trail that offers breathtaking views. The Incas used it as a pilgrimage route to their sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. Explore this historic trail on a two-day trek. The trek begins with a visit to the archaeological site of Chachabamba. After about four hours, arrive at the archaeological complex of Winay Wayna located at approximately 8,700ft above sea level. The site is named after a species of small orchid that inhabits this area and means 'forever young'. After lunch, head to Intipunku (Sun Gate), to enjoy the splendour of Machu Picchu. Overnight stay in a hotel in Aguas Calientes. This modern and friendly accommodation features contemporary decor designed with recycled materials. It has comfortable and cosy rooms as well as deliciously fresh cuisine. The hotel also has a spa with four private treatment rooms, a heated swimming pool, a sauna and hydromassage showers.

DAY 7

Aguas Calientes - Cusco

Included in the itinerary - Spend your second day visiting Machu Picchu. In the early hours of the morning, drive up to the citadel by private shuttle bus to enjoy full access to the site and express pass tickets to save time. Take a guided tour of the archaeological site. The Machu Picchu stone citadel is the single most iconic site in Peru, located in the Amazon rainforest, 9,190ft above sea level and 70 miles from Cusco. Then, head down to Aguas Calientes. If you have time, the thermal baths are worth a visit.
Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy then private transfer to Cusco. Three-night stay three blocks from Cusco's main square, Plaza de Armas, in the old town. The hotel's interiors focus on vibrant colours and local folk art.

DAY 8

Cusco

Included in the itinerary - First, visit four archaeological sites: Sacsayhuaman, which dominates the historic centre of the city; Qenqo, a collection of stone constructions, made of tunnels and chambers dug into the hill; then Tambomachay and Puka Pukara, a temple and guard post. Finally, get off the beaten track to reach the small village of Yuncaypata. It's here, at the foot of the mountains that form the foothills of the Andes, that your descent on mountain bike begins. The trail leads quickly to the outskirts of the Kusikallanca Lagoon, with views over Cusco and the valley leading to Puno. For the last part of the descent, choose between the wide trail down to the suburbs of the city or a more challenging route of single tracks and jumps.

DAY 9

Cusco

The colonial city of Cusco is a beautiful throwback to the Inca civilisation, whose ruins are linked to the beliefs of a tribe who worshipped the sun. Explore some of the must-see sights, including the cathedral, the Plaza De Armas and the 'Qorikancha' or the Temple of the Sun.
Optional - Kayaking on Huaypo Lagoon, with private guide.

DAY 10

Cusco - Puno

Private transfer to airport then flight to Juliaca. Second private transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay in central Puno. This hotel is simple but pristine, with pretty indigenous touches: walls are decorated with 'aguayo', traditional wool fabric from the Altiplano region, as well as figurines and watercolour paintings. In the dining room, enjoy unpretentious Peruvian cuisine and a few international dishes, too.

DAY 11

Puno

Included in the itinerary - The floating islands of the Titinos are comprised of totoras (reeds), which are also used to build their boats, used for sailing and fishing on Lake Titicaca. The island of Taquile, about three hours by boat from Puno pier, is of great cultural interest and a magnificent sight. Its inhabitants are farmers, who have developed an original form of communal tourism, sharing their homes, food, customs and traditions with visitors. This community, however, continues to live in harmony with the ancient traditions and laws of their ancestors.

DAYS 12 & 13

Return flight

Flight to Lima, then catch your flight home. Overnight flight, arriving the next day.

A la carte

Tandem paragliding in Miraflores

This is one of the best ways to see Lima... and the photos will be incredible. Paraglide along the coast, in tandem with an instructor, in complete safety.
Optional - Ten-minute flight

Dinner and dressage show in Urubamba

During dinner, which adds a modern twist to the culinary traditions of the Sacred Valley, there's a fabulous dressage show. The perfect opportunity to discover the magnificent Peruvian Paso, considered as the world's best dressage horse. This event is part of the nation's heritage and has been declared a Cultural Heritage of the Nation by the National Institute of Culture.
Option

Kayaking on Huaypo Lagoon

Head for Huaypo Lagoon, located between Urubamba and Cusco, for a kayak adventure on its sparkling waters, with a private guide.
Option - Half day

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £4,500 to £5,600 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost will vary depending on several factors, including the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £4800 per person.
  • International flights with a scheduled airline
  • Domestic flights mentioned Included in the itinerary
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Private transfers included in the itinerary
  • Two-night stay in Lima in double rooms with breakfast included
  • Four-night stay in Urubamba, in double rooms with breakfast included
  • Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes, in superior double rooms with breakfast included
  • Three-night stay in Cusco in superior double rooms with breakfast included
  • Two-night stay in Puno in superior double rooms with breakfast included
  • Cooking class in Lima, with a private guide
  • Tour of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, with a private guide
  • Tour of Moray and the salt mines of Maras by mountain bike, with a private guide
  • Two days trekking on the Inca Trail, with a private guide
  • Visit the archaeological sites around Cusco and enjoy a mountain bike trail down from the village of Yuncaypata
  • Tour of the floating reed islands of Titinos and Taquiles, on Lake Titicaca
  • Boleto Turistico General ticket - Cusco/Machu Picchu
  • Our local Concierge service
  • A few of the benefits of travelling with us
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