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Family Peru: Machu Picchu and Amazon adventures

19 days from £3575pp

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Family Peru: Machu Picchu and Amazon adventures

19 days from £3575pp
 

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The top sights of Peru will leave all the family thrilled by the scenic grandeur, ruined temples, colonial cities and exotic wildlife. You travel from the dizzy heights at the rim of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, and the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians on Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, the Inca Lost City, once buried under the tropical forest which surrounds it.

Fly from the vast capital, Lima to the colonial plazas of Arequipa, Peru’s White City, which sits in the desert in the shadow of Volcano Misti. Travel by road up through stark desert to remote Colca Canyon, where a traditional rural lifestyle has been preserved.

Drive on to the icy, sapphire waters of Lake Titicaca: spend time with the farmers and fishermen who live there. 

Continue by road to historic Cusco, showcase of Inca and Spanish colonial treasures. It’s a short drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with towering ruined temples and lovely country walks. Travel by rail through a narrow gorge to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the Urubamba Valley which leads down to the oh-so-close Amazon: you’ll travel by short flight and boat to a wildlife lodge for adventure and wildlife spotting.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Lima. Transfer to hotel in the Pacific coast district of Miraflores.

Day 2

Fly to Arequipa.

Day 3

City tour of Arequipa and Santa Catalina Convent.

Day 4

Drive up through the Andes to Colca Canyon.

Day 5

Condor spotting excursion.

Day 6

Drive to Lake Titicaca.

Day 7

Boat trip to Taquile Island, Luquina and Uros Islands, overnight.

Day 8

Return to Puno.

Day 9

Travel by coach across the altiplano to Cusco.

Day 10

Walking city tour, including nearby Inca ruins.

Day 11

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Overnight there.

Day 12

Walking tour around Huilloc and Pumamarca.

Day 13

By train to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Overnight nearby.

Day 14

Optional revisit to the site, return to Cusco.

Day 15

Fly to Puerto Maldonado in Amazonia, by boat to lodge.

Days 16-17

Guided jungle adventures.

Day 18

Fly to Lima.

Day 19

Colonial Lima and Larco Museum.Transfer to airport.

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Lima Cathedral
Places visited

Lima


 
Walking Tour of Cusco
Thing to do

Walking the ruins around Cusco


 
Hotel Intiqa
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Hotel Intiqa


 

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What our experts say

When I took my children to Peru Last year I knew we could not miss out on one of South America’s biggest highlights, Machu Picchu. Knowing how altitude sickness could affect our trip, I arranged for our family to head straight to the Sacred Valley which is located between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Staying at a lower level than Cusco meant we could gradually acclimatise without any problems at all.

Laura

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