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Peru & Machu Picchu with Kids

Peru is a 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.

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.

Machu Picchu Express Tour
Duration: 3 days
Highlights: Cusco, Machu Picchu
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Cusco Adventure with ATV
Duration: 5 days
Highlights: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu
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Rafting Adventure in Cusco
Duration: 5 days
Highlights: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu Tour with Overnight
Duration: 5 days
Highlights: Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
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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
Duration: 9 days
Highlights: Lima, Iquitos, Cuzco
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Amazon Treehouse and Machu Picchu
Duration: 9 days
Highlights: Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Iquitos
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Amazon and Machu Picchu Tour
Duration: 7 days
Highlights: Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado, Amazon Rainforest
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Peruvian Andes and Amazon Tour
Duration: 10 days
Highlights: Lima, Amazon Rainforest, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca
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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
Duration: 15 days
Highlights: Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Amazon Rainforest, Nazca Lines, Paracas
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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.

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.


Any of the activities mentioned above can be included in your itinerary Talk to an Expert Now.