Peru Family Adventure

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Trip Details

hands weaving in Peru

What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • An Array of Activities: Horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, ziplining, and bagging a peak above Machu Picchu – Wheee!
  • Small, excellent (and breathtaking) Lodges: Private bungalows on beautiful grounds in Sacred Valley, set on the side of a mountain at Sky Lodge, at one of Travel and Leisure’s top 500 hotels in Aguas Calientes, and a colonial manor house near Cusco’s main square.
  • Interpretive guides: Expert local guides are at your fingertips as you explore the ruins, markets, artisans, and vast landscape.
  • Culture + Outdoor Adventure + Must-See Sites = Perfection! Need we say more?

Peru Family Adventure

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: South America

Region: Peru

Trip Price: $5,440

Duration: 9 days/8 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Lima, Peru / Lima, Peru

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Peru Family Adventure

Peru Family Adventure - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight in Lima

Arrive into Lima, City of Kings, and the cultural, financial, and political capital of Peru. With most flights arriving in the evening, and a morning flight to Cusco tomorrow, retreat to a hotel near the airport. 

Days 2-4: Sacred Valley of the Inca

Catch a morning flight to Cusco, gateway to the world of the Inca! From Cusco, travel to Sacred Valley, with fascinating stops en route – a weaving cooperative, markets, and ruins. With a central base at fabulous Sol y Luna Lodge, daily outings take you out and about in Sacred Valley with ease. Saddle up on Peruvian Paso Fino horses for a ride to the Maras salt works and unique Inca ruins of Moray. Visit the Andean community of Willoq to observe the complex processes used to make wool clothing and blankets. Hike to see the striking terraces, water canals, and traditional Inca stone architecture of Pumamarca ruins. Evenings are spent enjoying meals at the lodge and the onsite swimming pool, tennis court, spa, and courtyard. 

Day 5: Urubamba River and Sky Lodge

Immerse even deeper into Sacred Valley on a whitewater rafting trip on the Urubamba River, featuring mountain views, archaeological ruins, small villages, and farms. After lunch in a small village, head to the one-and-only Sky Lodge. Sky Lodge Adventure Suites is a transparent “luxury capsule” hanging from a mountaintop, overlooking the Sacred Valley. By way of “Via Ferrata” (metal ladders), arrive at the lodge, crafted from aerospace aluminum and polycarbonate. Each pod has a private bath, dining area, and 360-degree Sacred Valley views. After a delicious dinner, keep an eye out for condors, take in the sunset, and sleep well! 

Day 6: Machu Picchu and Aguas Caliente

An extraordinary day awaits! After coffee, harness up and zipline down, down, down, to the town of Ollantaytambo. Back on terra firma, a train trip to Aguas Calientes puts you at the foot of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in town, settle into your pretty, whitewashed guest cottage at the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, and enjoy a leisurely evening. 

Day 7: Machu Picchu and Cusco

Rise early to visit the other-worldly ruins at Machu Picchu. Mid-morning, hike to the top of Huayna for an alternative view from high above the “lost city.” Take much of the day to explore, then return by train to Ollantaytambo, and continue down to Cusco. Spend the night in a colonial manor house near Cusco’s main square. 

Day 8: Cusco

This morning, enjoy a thorough exploration of the city of Cusco on foot, including many fascinating sites built by the Inca, the Spanish, and some that pre-date both empires! After a farewell lunch in one of Cusco's best restaurants, spend the afternoon exploring on your own – ruins, markets, museums, and more. 

Day 9: Lima

Fly from Cusco to Lima, spend time exploring Lima, then catch an evening flight home.

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