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Peru & Machu Picchu with Kids

Traveling to Peru with Kids

Peru is an great destination for families with kids of 7+ years old, that are old enough to walk on their own for long periods of time and don’t need to look for bathrooms at a short notice. With its diverse wildlife, stimulating culture, and interesting ancient history, your kids will surely have a blast while vacationing in Peru. The following programs are only suggestions, they all can be modified based on your family preferences.

Cusco and Machu Picchu with Kids

In Cusco, the kids will enjoy hearing the story of the Incas, get amazed at the ancient Inca buildings and seeing little llamas in some streets. The whole family can enjoy the interesting sites of the Sacred Valley on board a 4X4 quad bike or an ATV. Then, an exciting adventure on board a comfortable train that will take you to a charming town located at the top of a mountain, where Machu Picchu is located.

Cusco Adventure with ATV
Price per person from $1170
Thanks to sights like Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley, Peru ... More info
Rafting Adventure in Cusco
Price per person from $1025
This trip shakes up the traditional Peruvian itinerary. In addition to ... More info
Machu Picchu Tour with Overnight
Price per person from $1050
This five-day tour opens a portal into the past of the ... More info

Peru Family Tours to the Amazon

Are your kids begging to see the Amazon? Then take them to an exciting adventure to the Peruvian Rainforest! They will have the chance to sail the Amazon River on a very comfrotable Cruise, stay overnight at the top of a tree and explore the rainforest next morning for a close encounter with different and interesting species, pink dolphins, reptiles, instects and lots of mammals and exotic birds. 

Delfin III Amazon Cruise and Machu Picchu
Price per person from $4305
The Delfin III Amazon Cruise will take you along the mighty ... More info
Amazon Treehouse and Machu Picchu
Price per person from $2305
This fantastic nine-day tour takes you to the city of the ... More info
Amazon and Machu Picchu Tour
Price per person from $1465
This tour will introduce you to two of South America`s greatest ... More info
Peruvian Andes and Amazon Tour
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This trip leaves no stone unturned as far as Peru's most ... More info

Penguins, Sea Lions and Condors

You should include the Islas Ballestas in your list of places to visit on your Peru vacation with the family. Your kids will surely enjoy a boat tour for close encounter with the sea lions, penguins, and the pelicans in Paracas Bay (240 km south of Lima), located 240this island. 

The Andean condors are among the largest birds in the world and seeing them flying over the Colca Canyon is a truly remarkable experience. You can share this experience with your kids during your family trip. 

Peru Overview Tour
Price per person from $2910
This trip sees your average tour itinerary, and raises it. The ... More info

Whale Watching and Turtle Observation in Mancora

Another great option for families that love sea wildlife. You can take your kids to Máncora, a beautiful resort town in Peru’s Piura Region. Only a 1-hour flight from Lima and you will enjoy beautiful beaches and the chance to see whales, from August to February.

Our Recommended Peru Hotels for Families

The following hotels offer outdoor recreational areas, diverse amenities, interesteing activities included, wide range of food options and connecting rooms to have your kids close. That is why we can highly recommend them and you can ask our travel specialists to include them in your plan. 

Refugio Amazonas

Refugio Amazonas is an eco-friendly accommodation set in a 200-hectare area, within the Tambopata National Reserve. The lodge is surrounded by nature, which makes for a truly fun and exciting experience, for both adults and kids.

Aranwa Paracas

If you are including a visit to the Islas Ballestas, the Aranwa Paracas hotel is a perfect place to stay with your family. The best thing about this hotel is that it’s close to the beach and they have an outdoor pool that opens to the beautiful views of the sea. You and your kids will surely have a relaxing and comfortable stay at this hotel.

Marriott Lima

The Marriott Hotels are known for offering outstanding quality of service to their guests and their Lima hotel is of no exception. Ideal for all kinds of travelers, including families with kids, the hotel is situated in the Miraflores district of Lima, just across the sea. There’s also a shopping mall nearby and the beaches of Costa Verde are only a few minutes by car.

Vichayito Bungalows

If you’re heading to the resort town of Máncora, you can stay at the Vichayito Bungalows, a hotel that’s within the Vichayito Beach. The hotel is only 20 minutes away from Mancora and it’s equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay with the family.


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