Peru is an ideal destination for all kinds of travelers, including families with young kids. With its diverse wildlife, stimulating culture, and interesting ancient history, your kids will surely have a blast while vacationing in Peru. To give you an idea, here are our top Peru family programs.
Adventure Activities at Cusco and Machu Picchu
In Cusco, your family can explore the interesting sites of the Sacred Valley on board a 4X4 quad bike or an ATV. Then you can head to the Machu Picchu for a trek via the Inca trail. If you are not comfortable with taking your kids for a long trek for your vacation to Machu Picchu, you can always take the train that travels to the top, while passing through beautiful sceneries along the way!
Swimming, Whale Watching and Turtle Observation at Máncora
If your kids want to go swimming during your vacation in Peru, then take them to Máncora, a beautiful resort town in Peru’s Piura Region. You can also book one of those Peru vacation tours for families that include a visit to the resort town of Mancora where you and your kids can partake in an exciting whale watching and turtle observation activities.
Adventure Activities at the Amazon
Are your kids dying to see the Amazon? Then take them to an exciting adventure to the Amazon rainforest. There are plenty of Peru vacation packages that include a visit to the Amazon, where you and your kids can have a close encounter with the Amazonian wildlife while taking part in some of the fun activities in Peru for families. You can visit a shaman, go kayaking over the black water lakes, or spot different species of birds!
Boat Trip from Paracas for a Close Encounter with Penguins and Sea Lions
You should include the Islas Ballestas in your list of places to visit on your Peru vacations with the family. Your kids will surely enjoy a close encounter with the sea lions, penguins, and the pelicans in this island. For this activity, you need to book a boat tour from the Paracas, a charming small town on the west coast of Peru.
Visit a Waterpark in Lima
Kids will certainly love a visit to a water park. Thus, when heading to Lima for your Peru family vacation, make sure you visit a water park, such as the El Circuito Mágico del Agua. Located in the downtown of Lima, this water park is known for its spectacular illuminated fountains that are truly a sight to behold!
Witness the Andean Condors Flying Over the Colca Canyon in Arequipa
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 Peru family travel vacation. There are plenty of Peru vacation packages that include a visit to the Colca Canyon, which is easily accessible from the city of Arequipa.
There’s a wide range of accommodations in Peru that cater to families. It’s important that you choose the hotel that can make your stay in the country more comfortable, especially since you are traveling with the entire family. Here are our recommended Peru hotels for families.
There are plenty of jungle lodges in Peru for families, but the Refugio Amazonas is the best of them all. This eco-friendly accommodation is set in a 200-hectare area, within the Tambopata National Reserve. All the lodges are surrounded by nature, which makes for a truly fun and exciting experience, for both for the adults and the kids.
If you are going to the Islas Ballestas and you plan on staying at the Paracas, 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.
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.
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.