8 daysActivity Level
ModerateOur moderate adventures are similar to our easy adventures, but you’ll spend more time on your feet.
7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
Discover Machu Picchu on this fun and exciting family vacation in Peru! Hike the amazing site and wander in wonder among the mysterious ruins. Also, discover the breathtaking sites of the superbly preserved Ollantaytambo, the military complex of Sacsayhuamán, the Sun Temple Ruins at Pisaq, and the fascinating city of Cuzco.
Recommended Age: 8+
Explore Famous and Mysterious Machu Picchu
Walk and 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 thats use and purpose is still being investigated today.
Hike to the Top of Huayna Picchu
Venture through the grounds of Machu Picchu and hike to the summit of Huayna Picchu, a rocky knoll overlooking the ancient complex. Itt’s one of the best views in the world.
Meet the Kids of Chinchero for Friends Across Borders
Watch as your kids meet local Peruvian kids in a Chinchero village. They will play with them, get to know one another, and kick around a soccer ball.
Walking Exploration of Cuzco
The city of Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the capital of the ancient Incan Empire and many of its old buildings and structures are well preserved today for your family to discover.
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.
Extension: Can’t Get Enough of Peru?
Trek deep into the Amazon to look for caimans, monkeys and so much more.
Fly to Peru
Journey to one of the best preserved and least visited ruins in the Sacred Valley, Pisaq, showcasing the Inca’s advanced masonry skills from stone terraces to aqueducts and the Sun Temple.
Awanacancha Llama Center
Make friends with a llama at the Awanacancha weaving center, getting up close and personal with the animals whose wool is fundamental to ancient Peruvian textile arts.
Chinchero Quechua Weaving Lesson
Visit the small Andean village of Chinchero, to watch local Quechua women demonstrate the age-old craft of back-strap weaving, the oldest form of loom in the world.
Maras Salt Terraces Hike
Take a drive over to the Maras region and explore the fascinating salt-mine terraces. The mounds of salt we’ll find are strking and beautiful.
Take a step back in time with your family as you explore the fascinating archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, imagining life as an Incan family in this supremely-preserved setting!
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.
Friends Across Borders: Chinchero
Kids will have the opportunity to meet their Peruvian pen pals in the village of Chinchero, where we’ll enjoy a soccer game together and spend some time getting to know one other.
Lunch With a Local Family
Get a glimpse into Peruvian life and culture, eating an authentic lunch with a local family. We’ll eat incredible food and make some really great friends!
Cuzco Walking Tour
Tour the temples and buildings of Cuzco, a city that revels in marrying ancient Inca artistry with the splendor of Spanish architecture.
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.
We’ll explore Hatun Rumiyoq, an immense building named for the tightly fitting stones cut with impossible precision, which once may have been the palace of an Inca ruler!
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.
Dates & Prices
12/22-12/29Adult $4590Teen $4590Child $4390Internal Air $400
12/25-01/01Please CallAdultTeenChildInternal Air
03/16-03/23Sold OutAdult $4340Teen $4340Child $4190Internal Air $400
03/30-04/06Adult $4340Teen $4340Child $4190Internal Air $400
04/13-04/20Adult $4340Teen $4340Child $4190Internal Air $400
06/22-06/29Adult $4340Teen $4340Child $4190Internal Air $400
07/27-08/03Adult $4340Teen $4340Child $4190Internal Air $400
08/03-08/10Adult $4340Teen $4340Child $4190Internal Air $400
12/21-12/28Adult $4590Teen $4590Child $4390Internal Air $400
12/26-01/02Adult $4590Teen $4590Child $4390Internal Air $400
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection!
$300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults.
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle.
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.
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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 Travel Protection 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 DeparturesNo matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.
GuidesBe 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 GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.
What Travelers are Saying
“Sharing the magic of Peru with my granddaughter Maddie was the greatest gift I could have ever asked for. Thomson Family Adventures has a client for life!”