Peru

Peru Family Trek

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $4190PP

    Duration

    8 days

    Activity

    Level 4

    Meals

    7 breakfast, 7 lunch, 5 dinner

    This Peru family vacation is an active cultural adventure like no other! Bring history to life as your family travels the country and discovers the remnants of ancient cities and fortifications. Trek in the Peruvian countryside, in the shadow of the Andes, spend a full day exploring Machu Picchu, and camp amongst ancient Inca foundations.

    Spend a Day Exploring Machu Picchu

    Hike the grounds of Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city shrouded in mystery that was discovered in 1911 when an archaeologist stumbled upon the 400 year old stone city. It’s use and purpose is still being investigated today.

    Discover the Ruins of Pisaq

    Explore the incredibly well preserved ruins of Pisaq, a place most travelers never get to, in the Sacred Valley and see its incredible stone terraces, aqueducts, and Sun Temple.

    Explore the Sacsayhuamán Ruins

    Venture through the old Incan military complex, designed and laid out in the shape of a puma head, and walk its zigzagging double layered walls— the teeth of the puma design.

    Camp Under the Stars in the Countryside

    Stop at an ancient rock quarry, the place where the Incas sourced their stone for building, and set up camp in the Andes with an uninterrupted night sky to gaze at.

    Trek through the Andes Mountains

    Trek through the gorgeous and calming mountain range making stops at remote villages, meeting locals and experiencing what few people get to: the path less traveled.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Peru


    Days 2-3

    Machu Picchu

    Ollantaytambo Walking Tour

    Take an easy walking tour of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo; a site that’s so well preserved it serves as a veritable replica of a typical Incan community. It will feel as if you’ve taken a step back in time!

    Machu Picchu

    Your kids’ history books will come to life as we enter the main entrance of Machu Picchu; the spellbinding “Lost City” of the Incas perched in the clouds at 7,800 feet! We’ll have a guided tour through the citadel to learn all about what this amazing site has to offer.

    Gate of the Sun Hike Option

    Hike a rewarding route following the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Inti Punku or “Gate of the Sun,” for an incredible look over the Machu Picchu complex.

    Huayna Picchu Hike Option

    Intrepid adventurers will enjoy a guided hike to the sacred summit of Huayna Picchu, the rocky knoll overlooking the entire site of Machu Picchu.


    Days 4-5

    Ollaytantambo

    Patakancha and Andean Weaving Demonstration

    Visit the small Andean village of Patakancha; watching local women demonstrate the age-old craft of back-strap weaving, the oldest form of loom in the world.

    Qachikata Quarry Trek

    Venture out on a five-hour trek toward a massive Inca quarry—the evening’s lofty campsite at 11,562 feet sleeping under the stars—exploring the amazing stonework of the ancient civilization, a unique adventure that few of Peru’s visitors get to experience!


    Days 6-7

    Cuzco

    Quarry Camp Hiking and Exploration Option

    Early birds have the chance to hike up to the nearby ridge, which provides breathtaking views of the Inca ruin Huayraqpunku (Gate of the Wind – 12,923’) and Nevado Veronica (18,637’) across the vast valley.

    Koricancha Temple

    Tour Cuzco’s Koricancha Temple or “golden courtyard” in native Quechua, once the most revered temple in the Inca Empire dedicated primarily to the Sun God, Inti.

    Plaza de Armas and San Blas Walk

    Stroll through Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas, through the San Blas neighborhood toward Hatun Rumiyoq, named for the tightly fitting stones cut with impossible precision. We’ll also visit some artisan shops, so don’t forget your wallet!

    Sacsayhuamán Ruins

    Explore the best-known ruins outside Cuzco, the Sacsayhuamán military complex, comprising a zigzag double wall made of massive stones weighing up to 125 tons each, a masterpiece created by the Inca to show the world their great power and elegance.


    Day 8

    Depart


  • Dates & Prices

    2018 Dates


    03/24-03/31

    Adult $4190PP
    Teen $4190PP
    Child $4040PP
    Internal Air $400

    06/30-07/07

    Adult $4190PP
    Teen $4190PP
    Child $4040PP
    Internal Air $400

    12/23-12/30

    Adult $4590PP
    Teen $4590PP
    Child $4440PP
    Internal Air $400

    Additional Info

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!

    Triple Discount

    $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    Groups 

    Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Price includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

  • Hotels

    Hotel Costa del Sol Lima

    Hotel Costa del Sol is conveniently located in 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, business center, outdoor non-chlorinated pools, laundry service, and Internet access.

    Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado

    Casa Andina is nestled in the hills of the astounding Andes Mountains. Every window you look out, walk you take, and balcony that you relax on will offer an incredible and refreshing view. There is plenty of open outdoor space for kids to run and play. The hotel is quaint and inviting with a rustic charm that encapsulates the Andes. The hotel has a planetarium where you can stargaze at night and see the Milky Way and Southern Cross. With Wi-Fi, a sauna, a spa, a gym, spacious clean rooms, and a friendly staff, your family’s time at Casa Andina will be wonderful!

    Qachikata camping

    Camp at 11,562 feet, next to the ancient Inca granite quarry of Qachikata. This quarry supplied the massive stones for the building of the Ollantaytambo Sun Temple. The site overlooks a vast and rugged valley, providing views of all sorts of Inca ruins and remnants of their amazing stone work and engineering ingenuity.

    Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka

    The Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka, a historical site dating back several centuries, is surrounded by magnificent Inca and colonial buildings. It is conveniently located just minutes from Cuzco’s major attractions, like the main square and the Spanish Cathedral. The hotel features 240 elegant rooms, as well as a fitness center, a sauna and jacuzzi, a business center, currency exchange, wireless internet, restaurants, and a gift shop.

    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.

  • Why Thomson

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler from free flight insurance and trip cancellation to a brand new GoPro.

    Friends Across Borders

    Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.

    Guaranteed Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.

    Small Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

    Travel Insurance

    Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.