Family: Peru Family Experience (SPFA)

Countries Visited: Peru
Trip Style: Family - Before you decided to start a family, you backpacked and slept in hammocks by the sea. Now you want to share that spirit of adventure with the family. Keep it alive with authentic and educational trips that reflect what's important to parents-short travel times and the safety of group travel.
Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Trip Style: Family - Before you decided to start a family, you backpacked and slept in hammocks by the sea. Now you want to share that spirit of adventure with the family. Keep it alive with authentic and educational trips that reflect what's important to parents-short travel times and the safety of group travel.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 20, avg 12
    Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Information not Available

    Highlights
    Search for wildlife along the Amazon River, explore the mysteRious Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, sample the seafood in Lima

    Description
    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 - including kids - in Cusco and Lima. Peru will stick with your children long after they've stopped being kids.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12344283

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LimaDay 1 Lima
    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: 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.
    Day 2TambopataDay 2 Lima/Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D)
    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. Additional Notes: 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. Transport: Fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado Plane (2.50 hour(s)) 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. Motorized canoe
    Day 3TambopataDay 3 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D)
    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. Included Activities: Jungle Excursions
    Day 4CuscoDay 4 Tambopata/Cusco (1B)
    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. Transport: Motorized canoe (1.50-1.75 hours) Plane (0.50 hour(s))
    Day 5Aguas CalientesDay 5 Cusco/Aguas Calientes (1B)
    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. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.75 hour(s)) Train (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 6CuscoDay 6 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)
    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. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Train (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.75 hour(s))
    Day 7CuscoDay 7 Cusco (1B)
    Visit the G Adventures-supported Cusco Kids Project, a drop-in program where kids living in extreme poverty are provided meals and can participate in skill-building workshops designed to help them create a better future. 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 Kids Project as the project can be closed for seasonal holidays. On these occasions, this visit will be replaced with a visit the Caccaccollo and the Planeterra Womens Weaving co-op. Here your family can meet the women and learn about traditional weaving methods. Included Activities: G Adventures-supported Cusco Kids Project Visit
    Day 8LimaDay 8 Cusco/Lima (1B)
    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. Transport: Plane (1.25 hour(s), 572km)
    Day 9LimaDay 9 Lima (1B)
    Depart at any time.
    Dates/Pricing

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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