Peru with Kids | Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Peru with Kids
Peru is an ideal destination for children aged 7 years old and up. A lunch in a transparent capsule hanging from the top of a mountain in the Sacred Valley, stand up paddle boarding in a pristine lagoon or a special cooking class with panoramic views of Cusco, these are just a few things that make this a unique adventure for the whole family.
Kaleidoscope of Peru
Welcome to Lima, the 'City of Kings'. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and privately escorted to your hotel.
Flight to Cusco. The land of the Incas is one of those destinations your children won’t forget: family trips to Cusco are definitely a wonderful adventure with the best company. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas due to its lower altitude for a better acclimatization. En route you make a stop in Pisaq. Originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved to one of South America’s most famous souvenir markets. Make sure to sample some empanadas baked in traditional clay ovens.
Today’s lunch in the Skylodge, suspended 400m (1,312ft) above the Sacred Valley will deliver a truly unique dining experience with spectacular views. You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel to head to Pachar in the Sacred Valley and arrive there at 10.45 hours. After a safety brief and equipment check, you start your climb up the face of the cliff on a steel ladder called ‘Via Ferrata’ (about 1 hour). This activity allows those who are in reasonable physical shape to ascend safely while still enjoying fantastic views of the valley. Short after mid-day, you reach the Skylodge where a 3-course lunch and drinks await for you in these transparent capsules perched on the side of a mountain. Re-energized and with enough snapshots of the Sacred Valley from this unbeatable location you start your descend via zip lining at 13:30 hrs. Two hours later you reach Pachar to be driven to your hotel in Sacred Valley or Cusco.
IMPORTANT Maximum capacity: 12 guests
Your lunch includes transportation, bilingual guide and equipment for via ferrata and zip lining (harness, helmet and gloves).
Age restriction: min. 6 years for zip lining and 9 years for via ferrata.
After lunch, you will head to the historic fortress, Ollantaytambo, that gave the name to the town. There, the Temple of the Sun (formed of six gigantic monoliths, whose total weight exceeds 50 tons) and the Terrace of the Ten Niches stand out.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Discover the Andes from a unique perspective, on a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Explore the crystal-clear waters of the picturesque Huaypo lake, away from the frequently travelled routes. Situated just one hour from Cusco, in the Sacred Valley, the lake provide habitat to a variety of fish and bird life, so make sure you take your camera for photo opportunities. Paddle around the lake and take in the beautiful scenery at your leisure, before sitting down on the banks to enjoy a well-deserved snack.
Meals: Breakfast, Snack
At the proper time, transfer from the hotel in Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo Station. The train ride takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. For centuries Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spaniards and has only been found in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction, making this Inca site one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.
In the afternoon, return by train to Ollanta, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
Be taught how to make Peruvian food and enjoy lunch with a view on this 3-hour cooking class in Cusco. You first head with an experienced local chef to the vibrant San Pedro market for an introduction on local produce as potatoes, quinoa and maize. Then, set to work preparing and cooking a traditional 2-course meal in a chic kitchen with individual cooking stations, a small bar, an outdoor patio and a large window overlooking the city. When the food is ready, enjoy your creation as you sip a Peruvian Pisco sour.
IMPORTANT This small-group tour is limited to 26 and requires a min. of 2 participants.
Starting time for cooking class and lunch 11.00 hours
Starting time for cooking class and dinner 16.00 hours
This afternoon you walk through the major sites of interest in Cusco. You visit the famous cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and many hundreds of canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School. You continue exploring the cultural wealth of Cusco at the Temple of the Sun where we witness the incredible masonry of the Incas, an engineering feat that remains an enigma. Afterwards, you walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street named after the 12-angled stone clearly visible in the remaining walls of what used to be Inca Roca’s Palace.
You make the last stop in San Blas artisan quarter. Its steeped cobblestone alleys not only offer spectacular views of the city but are lined with workshops and galleries, a great way to soak in Cusco's artistic atmosphere.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Flight to Lima. Upon arrival start your exploration of the Peruvian capital. Your sightseeing tour covers the modern districts of Lima and its historic centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. As you wander the main plaza and Plaza San Martin it is hard not to wonder about its diverse architecture. Your guide will introduce you to the city’s architectural heritage. We then proceed to Santo Domingo Monastery boasting finely carved choir stalls, the oldest of Lima. It was here that San Marcos University, the first in South America, was founded in 1551. Your tour ends in the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.While most restaurants don’t offer special kids’ meals. Lima is the greatest food city in South America, with restaurants of all budgets and a wide range of cuisines -- from upscale seafood restaurants and creole, to Chinese and plenty of Italian, French, and other international restaurants (transportation to and from the restaurant is included).
At proper time you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight.
Price per person in SGD for a family with 2 parents and 2 children (one child no older than 12 years old, and the 2nd child under 8 years old).
- SGD 3,220 ~ Adult Twin
- SGD 2,098 ~ *Child Twin
We recommend that children be at least 6 years old.
Please request for a specific quote for children older than 12 years.
- Transfers from/to the airport, bus or train station
- Accommodation based on TWIN room in selected hoel category
- Private services with local English-speaking guides with exception of
- Via Ferrata & Zip line at Sky Lodge for lunch (shared with other travellers with English / Spanish-speaking guide)
- Train ticket Ollanta - Machu Picchu - Ollanta in Vistadome Class (Superior Class)
- Entrance fees to the sites noted in the itinerary (important: the chronological order of visits in the itinerary may change to ensure the best operation)
- Meals as noted (B: Breakfast, BoxedL: Boxed Lunch, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Assistance by our Guest Experience Department
- International airfare to/from Lima
- Domestic flights, (from SGD 620 per person, subject to change depending on fare class and availability)
- Personal expenditure such as phone calls, laundry, beverages at meals, etc.
- Early check-in / late check-out at hotels (unless specified in the itinerary)
- Tips & gratuities for guides, drivers, waiters, luggage porters
- Travel insurance