Peru Blog Posts

June 19, 2015

Photo Contest Winners Donate Prize Money to Peruvian Community

  In every destination and on every Thomson Family Adventure, we care deeply about the relationships we’ve formed with you, our travelers, as well as the people we interact with around the globe. After all, you’re part of our family — and we want to offer you the many wonders of the world. We also…

June 16, 2015

Machu Picchu: 4 Things You Need to Know

There is a reason that Machu Picchu is on the bucket list for almost all travelers- it’s quite marvelous. The stone architecture of this deserted city is fascinating and after you remember that this entire complex was built before the invention of any machinery, it becomes that much more impressive. Although a well-known site, here…

June 5, 2015

6 Great Family Hikes

There are many great reasons to go hiking. Hikes are great for both physical and mental health, it’s simple to do, it’s low-maintenance, and hiking is also a great activity for kids. Hiking is a good way to get your kids off of the computer and out into nature! The best family bonding happens while…

August 19, 2014

Wait! I Thought I Spoke Spanish!

This week’s post from the Gamel family’s yearlong journey around the world, written by Noemi Gamel, with photography by Chris Gamel: While traveling through Peru and Bolivia, I have experienced some comical results using my native Mexican Spanish in South America. Just as my British friends look at me quizzically when I say “y’all” and…

August 12, 2014

Machu Picchu

Another post from the Gamel family’s year around the world: Why would anyone wake up at 4:30 in the morning? There are only three good reasons I can come up with: 1) Your  child is sick. 2) A job-related emergency. 3) To watch the sun rise over the majestic scenery of Machu Picchu. The enigmatic…