Signature Land Expeditions

Peru Family Expedition

  • Duration 7 Days | Round-trip Lima
  • Group Size Max 25
  • From $6,569 AUD
Call 1800 954 479

Trip Overview

 

Introduce your family to the mysteries of the Inca and the vibrant traditions of the Andes on this fascinating journey to Peru. Venture into Inca fortresses and towns built of giant boulders, and get immersed in the swirl of colors and crafts at a village market. Try your hand at traditional weaving and go hiking among salt terraces and ancient ruins. A spectacular train ride brings us high into the Andean peaks to amazing Machu Picchu for a full day of exploration in this lost citadel of the Inca.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Spend an entire day at Machu Picchu exploring the mysterious ruins and hiking the surrounding slopes in search of stunning views.
  • Meet artisans, bakers and more to experience ancient Andean traditions firsthand.
  • Join National Geographic grantee Nilda Callañaupa for a hands-on demonstration of traditional Peruvian weaving techniques.
  • Alongside a local chef, enjoy a pachamanca, a traditional Andean meal baked in the earth.

Itinerary - 7 Days

Day 1 Lima, Peru

Welcome to Peru, land of the Inca! This evening is free to rest up for our grand adventure.
Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel

Day 2 Cusco/Sacred Valley

Meet the rest of the group and fly to the Inca capital of Cusco. Explore the Sacsayhuamán fortress made with 100-ton stones that fit together so tightly that not even a sheet of paper can slide between. After lunch and a walk in the colorful market town of Pisac, enter the Sacred Valley of the Inca, our stomping ground for the next three days. Our welcome dinner features delicious Peruvian cuisine.
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness (B,L,D)

Day 3 Sacred Valley

In Peru, weaving is all about ritual and culture. National Geographic grantee Nilda Callañaupa welcomes us to her Center for Traditional Textiles where you can dye wool, spin yarn, or set up a loom. Later, hike among glittering salt terraces in Maras or enjoy a llama trek through villages and learn about the important role they have played for centuries.
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness (B,L,D)

Day 4 Sacred Valley

Join a master chef and local farmers and eat traditional food cooked in the ground. Explore Ollantaytambo, a classic Inca valley town, then hop the train toward Machu Picchu, passing breathtaking mountain vistas.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 5 Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most amazing sights. Spend all day exploring the ruins, hiking the steep peaks and pondering the mysteries of this “lost” city of the Inca, forgotten at the Spanish conquest and only rediscovered to the West in 1911 by Hiram Bingham with funding from National Geographic.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 6 Sacred Valley Train/Cusco

Ride back up the valley to sample pan chuta, a sweet flat bread baked in traditional clay ovens. Then young explorers will meet their new Peruvian friends as they play soccer, participate in an art project and try out their Spanish. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner in the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka (B,L,D)

Day 7 Cusco/Lima

Today explore the marvelous streets and plazas of Cusco, once lavishly adorned with Inca gold stolen by the Spanish during the conquest. This afternoon return to Lima for your overnight flight home.
(B,L)

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Peru Family Expedition

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