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Enchanting Landscapes and Ancient Wonders

An unforgettable family holiday to Peru, from the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to the lush Amazon rainforest, Peru offers a wealth of enriching activities for the whole family.

Begin your adventure in Lima, the coastal capital known for its vibrant atmosphere and rich history. Explore the city's museums and historical sites, such as the Larco Museum, where you can delve into Peru's fascinating ancient civilisations. Enhance your family's culinary skills by participating in a family cooking class, where you'll learn to prepare traditional Peruvian dishes together.

Continue your journey to the Sacred Valley, where the stunning beauty of the Andes Mountains awaits. Discover the captivating remnants of the Inca civilisation at archaeological sites like Ollantaytambo and Pisac. Thrill-seeking families can brave the rapids of the Urubamba River through white water rafting, an adrenaline-fueled activity suitable for children aged eight and above. You can cycle through rural villages, soak in stunning views of valleys and mountains, and immerse yourselves in the local culture.

Undoubtedly, the highlight of any trip to Peru is Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Set high in the Andes Mountains, this ancient Inca city offers amazing views, impressive architecture, and a glimpse into a fascinating past. We recommend taking the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, followed by a hike or bus ride to the ruins, allowing your family to submerge themselves in the incredible landscapes of the Andes Mountains. For older children, we recommend the day hike from KM104 to reach Machu Picchu via the symbolic Sun Gate (Inti Punku).

Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, should not be missed on your family holiday. Its narrow-cobbled streets, colonial architecture, and bustling markets create a vibrant atmosphere perfect for exploration.

For a truly unique experience, venture into the Amazon rainforest, home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Expeditions in the rainforest can be done on foot or by canoe. Spot exotic wildlife, and learn about the local flora and fauna from knowledgeable guides. Many lodges offer educational activities for children, including nature walks, scavenger hunts, and craft workshops.

Experience the thrill of sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru's desert oasis. Nestled among towering sand dunes, Huacachina offers the perfect setting for this adrenaline-pumping activity. Strap on your board, slide down the steep slopes of fine golden sand, and feel the rush as you carve your way through the dunes. Whether you're a seasoned sandboarder or a beginner, Huacachina provides an unforgettable adventure for all.

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