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Children In The Uros Islands Lake Titicaca Peruistock 1306125619

Peru Family Holidays

Active families will find Peru’s diverse landscapes enchantingly exhilarating
If your young explorers are hungry for an adventure, look no further than Peru. The diverse landscapes range from the vibrant jungles of the Amazon Rainforest to the jagged peaks of the Andes Mountains. Needless to say, you’ll have the chance to experience the unique mountain top setting of mysterious Machu Picchu.

Culture and outdoor adventure collide in the incredible scenery of Peru. Here is one of the few destinations where you can combine tropical jungle, mountain vistas, and thriving city scenes into the same itinerary. We do suggest this intrepid trip to families with older children and teens in order to fully appreciate all of the exciting treks.

Take a bicycle tour through the trendiest neighbourhoods in Lima before being transferred to an ecolodge in the Amazon; here you’ll definitely want to take a thrilling boat safari along the river in search of leaping monkeys, leathery caiman, and colourful birds. You may then choose to hike or horseback ride through the emerald green expanse of the Sacred Valley of the Incas before taking a sunrise hike to the Sun Gate above Machu Picchu to gaze in awe at this incredible ancient site before the crowds arrive. An unforgettable Andean train journey then takes you to the world’s highest navigable lake, the vast Lake Titicaca. This watery expanse is home to Uru people who live on floating villages and if you’d like, we can arrange a private stay for you to learn about their culture.
Why Choose Peru For Your Family Holiday?
Peru is the perfect holiday destination for active families and is best with older children and teenagers. More than half of Peru falls within the boundaries of the Amazon Rainforest, one of the most biodiverse areas of our planet. But it also has 2,250 miles of Pacific coastline stretching inland to the dunes and mysterious ancient geoglyphs in the Sechura Desert at the foot of the Andes. Then there is Peru’s cultural heartland, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, dotted with ancient ruins and colourful Andean villages, this is the gateway to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Travelling through the Andes from Machu Picchu you reach Lake Titicaca, at 3,812 m above sea level you are sailing on the roof of the world.Peru is the perfect holiday destination for active families and is best with older children and teenagers. More than half of Peru falls within the boundaries of the Amazon Rainforest, one of the most biodiverse areas of our planet. But it also has 2,250 miles of Pacific coastline stretching inland to the dunes and mysterious ancient geoglyphs in the Sechura Desert at the foot of the Andes.

Then there is Peru’s cultural heartland, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, dotted with ancient ruins and colourful Andean villages, this is the gateway to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Travelling through the Andes from Machu Picchu you reach Lake Titicaca, at 3,812 m above sea level you are sailing on the roof of the world.
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Top 10 Peru Experiences
Home to grand peaks of the Andes, the Amazon Rainforest, and holding the secrets to the lives of the ancient Inca civilisation, Peru is a country of incredible history, fascinating wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes. To show you what’s possible, our Latin America travel experts have put together a list of their favourite Peruvian activities.Home to grand peaks of the Andes, the Amazon Rainforest, and holding the secrets to the lives of the ancient Inca civilisation, Peru is a country of incredible history, fascinating wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes.

To show you what’s possible, our Latin America travel experts have put together a list of their favourite Peruvian activities.
Which Areas of Peru Should You Visit?
Paddington’s not the only treasure to have burst forth from deepest, darkest Peru. Machu Picchu, the Inca wonders of the Sacred Valley, and the mysterious Nazca Lines geoglyphs reveal the first layers of the country’s ancient civilisations, complementing the country’s rich natural history.Paddington’s not the only treasure to have burst forth from deepest, darkest Peru. Machu Picchu, the Inca wonders of the Sacred Valley, and the mysterious Nazca Lines geoglyphs reveal the first layers of the country’s ancient civilisations, complementing the country’s rich natural history.
Lima Ss By Christian Vinces
Lima Ss By Christian Vinces
Lima
Indigenous groups lived in the area around Lima in pre-Columbian times, but it was the Spanish Conquistadors who founded the city in the 16th century. The fact that the area is seismically active means that Lima’s gone through a number of reincarnations, but historic buildings do survive from each of its major periods. Feast your eyes in the capital’s architectural melting pot.
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Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Incas moved into this part of Peru around 1,000 years ago, probably because the valley was at a lower altitude - and thus more suitable for agriculture - than other parts of the Andes Mountains. They divided the conquered land between the emperor, the religious community, and the farmers, and it’s for this reason that there are the ruins of so many royal and religious buildings here. While Machu Picchu steals the show, the “Sacred Valley” is filled with fortresses, observatories, temples, and mysterious unexplained structure.
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Machu Picchu
Delicately draped across a mountain, this Incan city is a must see. Machu Picchu is one of those destinations we all dream of visiting. Whether you first saw it in a National Geographic photographic spread, read Hiram Bingham’s account of the city’s discovery, or were inspired after watching Charlton Heston in Secret of the Incas, these iconic ruins are once seen, never forgotten.
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Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca links Bolivia and Peru. The origins of the unusual name are unknown, but it may be a reference to a lead-coloured puma which features in an Aymara rock carving on the Island of the Sun. There are a huge number of islands within Lake Titicaca. On the Peruvian side, many of them are man-made floating islands, inhabited by the indigenous Uru people. They consider themselves to be the ancestral owners of the lake, and we can take you to visit their islands close to the town of Puno.
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View Of Cuzco Ss By Pocholo Calapre
Cusco
Cusco’s history begins long before the arrival of the Spanish, and you can learn about its early development in the superb galleries at the Museo de Arte Precolombino. The museum building began life as an Inca ceremonial courthouse, but it was converted into a mansion by the conquistador Alonso Díaz Moreno. The Palace of Inca Roca experienced a similar transformation, later becoming the Archbishop’s residence. The twelve-angled stone in the walls was part of the original Inca stonework and is now the emblem of the city. Walking through the Old Town you’ll see plenty of such Inca-Spanish fusion.
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Paracas Region Ss By Ksenia Ragozina
Ica, Paracas and Nazca
Centrally located along Peru’s coastal highlights is the Paracas National Reserve, where we can take you on a marine safari among the humboldt penguins, sea lions and humpback whales. The Paracas Candelabra – a mysterious 183 meter tall geoglyph was also made in prehistoric times. Moving south, you come to the town of Ica, on the edge of the Atacama Desert. The town boasts stunning Spanish colonial architecture, and the pisco made in Bodega El Catador is said to be amongst the best in the world. Visit to see this delicious grape brandy being made, and at harvest time to press the grapes yourself under foot.
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