Peru: Machu Picchu Extension

  • Extension
  • Overview
    Starts at



    4 days

    Activity Level



    3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinners

    While you’re in South America, hop on over to Peru to visit the must-see ruins of Machu Picchu. No words and no photos can truly express what you feel when you walk into the site and see the Inca splendor laid out before you. On the way there and back, between rides on planes, vans and trains, you’ll see magnificent mountains and valleys, and locals in colorful traditional dress.

    Ride a Train through the Mountains

    Settle into your comfortable seats for a ride through the dramatic landscape of mountains, canyons and rushing rivers. At times it seems you are perched on the edge of a great abyss!

    Magnificent Machu Picchu

    Both breathtaking and mind boggling, a visit to these ruins set on a rocky ridge is an unforgettable experience. Just imagine how this was all built – and why it was deserted.

    Get a Taste of Peruvian Culture

    Your native Peruvian guide knows everything! In just two days you’ll learn the history and traditions of Peru and discover the local cuisine. Before you know it you’ll be dipping your French fries in mayonnaise, and drinking neon yellow Inca Cola!

  • Hotels

    Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel

    The Wyndham hotel is linked directly to the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. The hotel features 130 clean, comfortable rooms, each with air conditioning, a hair dryer, heating, a safe deposit box, and internet access. Other highlights of the hotel include a business center, restaurant, and gym. This hotel is chosen because of its proximity to the airport.

    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

    The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, surrounded by twelve acres of beautiful cloud forest, is conveniently located just minutes from the train station. It features tile-roofed casitas (bungalows), a tea plantation, more than 100 species of birds and 250 species of butterflies. The hotel has eighty-five large, comfortable rooms – many with a fireplace and a balcony or terrace. Other amenities include a hot tub, spa, jogging track, hair dryer, and business center, outdoor non-chlorinated pools, laundry service, and Internet access.

    Libertador Palacio del Inka Luxury

    A storied mansion dating back nearly five centuries, the Libertador Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cuzco. Directly across from the Koricancha, it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets, and restaurants. Uniting the past and present, Palacio del Inka Spa presents indigenous treatments and an indoor therapy pool. The exquisitely appointed guest rooms combine Peruvian art and handcrafted furnishings with contemporary amenities—from a signature Luxury Collection bed to state-of-the-art technology, including an LED TV, High Speed Internet Access, and an iPod docking station.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

From the Blog

Read the latest from our team, get inspired, and learn about the best family travel destinations.

Visit our Blog

Starts at



9 days

Activity Level


Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.