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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Family Peru 2017


9 Days from TBA

Limited to 18 guests

Share the mystery and wonder of Machu Picchu on a family adventure that includes kayaking on a lake high in the Andes, feeding alpacas and llamas, playing a traditional game with local children and swimming with sea lions.

A&K Advantages

Rise early to watch the sun rise over iconic Machu Picchu, the spectacular centerpiece of an amazing all-ages adventure that takes you from Lima beside the Pacific Ocean to Cusco high in the Andes Mountains

Kayak on Huaypo Lake, a fun, active family experience in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

See alpacas, llamas and other gentle camelids at a center in Awana Kancha, and hand feed the animals yourself

Visit historic sites in colorful Cusco and swim with sea lions off Palomino Island

Join an A&K Young Explorers Guide on a visit to a local home and learn how to play the traditional Sapo game

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:
Arrive Lima, Peru
DAY 2:
Cusco/Sacred Valley | Andean Weaving
DAY 3:
Urubamba | Kayak in the Sacred Valley
DAY 4:
Machu Picchu | The Lost City of the Incas
DAY 5:
Machu Picchu | Sunrise at the Ruins
DAY 6:
Cusco | The Immense Stone Marvel of Sacsayhuaman
DAY 7:
Lima | In the City of Kings
DAY 8:
Lima | Swimming with Sea Lions
DAY 9:
Depart Lima
DAY 1:
Arrive Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima this evening and transfer to your hotel. Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro, this “City of Kings” is a mélange of colonial structures, pre-Columbian sites and modern conveniences.

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport
DAY 2:
Cusco/Sacred Valley | Andean Weaving

Fly to Cusco and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant offering Novo Andino cuisine, before driving to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit members of the camelid family (llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vichunas) and learn about the fabrics made from their shaggy coats using ancient weaving techniques. Meet with locals wearing their colorful traditional clothing and learn from your guide how it differs between communities. Receive a lesson in the Quechuan language. Tonight, join the chef at your hotel for a Chef’s Table experience, as he demonstrates the preparation of a variety of Peruvian dishes.

Hotel Sol y Luna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3:
Urubamba | Kayak in the Sacred Valley

Prepare for a unique Sacred Valley adventure on the drive to Huaypo, a beautiful lagoon perched in the Andes. Admire the view of the mountains as you paddle around the lagoon in sea kayaks — a ride that reveals the natural beauty of Peru. Enjoy an outdoor picnic on the banks of Huaypo. Join an A&K Young Explorers Guide on a visit to a local house in the town of Maras. Learn how to play the traditional Sapo game and experience Peruvian home life in this remote Andean village. Enjoy leisure time at the hotel and a fun family pizza night with stargazing (weather permitting).

Hotel Sol y Luna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:
Machu Picchu | The Lost City of the Incas

When school is in session, visit the Kuychi Center to meet the underprivileged children at Niños del Arco Iris (Children of the Rainbow), a project supported by A&K Philanthropy. Explore the fortress of Ollantaytambo, a formidable structure of massive stone terraces that hug the mountain slopes. Next, journey deep into the Andes toward Machu Picchu aboard the glass-topped Vistadome train, gazing out at the spectacular Peruvian countryside passing by. Discover this breathtaking Incan citadel, following an expert guide who paces the trek for young explorers. Imagine those who once dwelled here and marvel at their stonework.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5:
Machu Picchu | Sunrise at the Ruins

Rise early to see Machu Picchu at sunrise or choose from guided hikes to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) or to Huayna Picchu. After lunch, return to Cusco.

Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6:
Cusco | The Immense Stone Marvel of Sacsayhuaman

Discover Cusco, visiting the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Later, explore Sacsayhuaman, a stunning testament to Incan architectural skill. Compiled of massive stones, the largest of which may weigh as much as 200 tons, its walls were cut and placed together with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar. Later, visit San Pedro market, and then spend your afternoon at leisure. This evening, dine at one of the city’s finest local restaurants.

Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7:
Lima | In the City of Kings

Fly to Lima and check in to your hotel. Tour the city, starting with the grid-like Plaza Mayor. View the marvelous, historic Cathedral and the colorful guards before the Presidential Palace, followed by a visit to the Church of San Francisco. Continue with a journey into the past, exploring Casa Aliaga, Lima’s oldest colonial mansion. Later drive to modern Lima to see pre-Incan ceramics at the Larco Herrera Museum, with special activities for younger guests.

Belmond Miraflores Park
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8:
Lima | Swimming with Sea Lions

Set out on an excursion to Palomino Island, a huge sea lion rookery. Wearing wetsuits and life vests, jump into the water and share the ocean with these friendly animals. After an afternoon at leisure, see the impressive Huaca Pucllana archaeological site before a farewell dinner of contemporary Peruvian cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

Belmond Miraflores Park
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9:
Depart Lima

This morning, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $495

(Lima/Cusco/Lima)

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 6 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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