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Combine exciting outdoor activities with history and culture in Cusco and a one-day trek of a lifetime on the famous Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on this adventure holiday in Peru.

Highlights

This Air & Space adventure holiday to Peru takes you to one of the most exciting countries in South America combining the spectacular scenery of the Andes with a wealth of history and vibrant culture.

Specifically designed for the needs of the modern adventurous family, our local experts will accompany you throughout your trip ensuring just the right amount of exploration, fun and relaxation.

From Cusco, the former Inca Capital, you’ll explore rarely visited ruins on horseback, raft and canoe the Rio Urubamba and descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas by mountain bike.  Having acclimatised to the altitude, the world-famous Royal Inca Trail awaits, an awe-inspiring trek leading to Machu Picchu, bound to be the highlight of your Peruvian adventure.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 
Arrival in Peru

Day 1
Arrival in Peru

Upon your arrival into Lima you will be collected from the airport and taken the 50 metre walk to your hotel, where you can relax in anticipation of you adventure into the jungle.

Day 2 - 3
Jungle Adventure

Day 2 - 3
Jungle Adventure

After a short flight to Puerto Maldondao airport, your expert resident guide will take you to the docks to board a motorized dugout canoe for the trip to your jungle lodge. While at the lodge you can choose from a number of activities: jungle hikes, canoe trips or simply taking a siesta and enjoying the sounds of the jungle from your hammock.

Day 4 - 6
Sacred Valley

Day 4 - 6
Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is a very special place with different ways of experiencing it. Why not have your guide take you cycling alongside the River Urubamba all the way to Pisac. Visit the market in Pisac and wander amongst the many artisan stalls at your leisure. Or indeed take out the local horses for a ride through the stunning landscape.

Day 6 - 7 
Machu Picchu

Day 6 - 7
Machu Picchu

Take the train to the start of the Royal Inca Trail, making the assent to Wiñay Wayna, a beautiful Inca ruin full of swallows and orchids. A contour path through the cloud forest leads to, the gateway of the Sun and your first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Returning first thing the next morning you have Machu Picchu virtually to yourselves with a private guide before boarding the afternoon train back to Cusco.

Day 8-11 
Cusco

Day 8-11
Cusco

Spend you time wisely in Cusco as there is so much to see and do. There is the old Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Standing guard above Cusco, Sacsayhuaman boasts an impressive system of tunnels just waiting for you to explore or a short drive takes you to the Pinipampa section of river where you can ride the rapids in your very own inflatable canoe and plenty more sights and sounds in this incredible city.

Day 12 
Travelling Home

Day 12
Travelling Home

From Cusco you will board a flight which will take you back to Lima in time for your international flight home.

Personalise your adventure

Because our adventure itineraries are completely bespoke we can tailor the experiences you'll enjoy to your exact specifications. Below you'll find just a few suggestions to personalise this itinerary.

Take the Orient Express train to Titicaca
Take the Orient Express train to Titicaca

Take the Orient Express train to Titicaca

Often described as one of the "Great Train journeys of the World". This spectacular rail adventure begins in Cuzco and runs south to the historic city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. You'll get breathtaking views as you travel through the mountains, valleys and plains of the Andes.

Lake Titicaca homestay on Amantani Island

Lake Titicaca homestay on Amantani Island

Spend a couple of days on a cruise boat out onto Lake Titicaca, a unique experience visiting a collection of islands, home to Aymara-speaking Uros people. Continue your journey on to Amantani, where you’ll stay overnight as guests of one of the local families.

Lake Titicaca homestay on Amantani Island
Jungle Activities
Jungle Activities

Jungle Activities

The jungle comes to life very early in the morning so head out pre-dawn and discover monkeys, birds, giant otters, ants galore whilst learning about the rainforest from your expert guides either on foot or by dugout canoe.

Raft the Black Canyon of the Apurimac

Raft the Black Canyon of the Apurimac

Now with relatively easy access from Cusco, the Black Canyon of the Rio Apurimac is one of the world's hidden gems. It combines exhilarating rapids and deserted sandy beaches to camp on ideal for anyone looking for a true wilderness experience close to Cusco.

Raft the Black Canyon of the Apurimac
Private Lares trek to Machu Picchu
Private Lares trek to Machu Picchu

Private Lares trek to Machu Picchu

On this cultural trek to Machu Picchu you'll follow an ancient Incan trail through Lares where you'll get a taste for rural Peru. Perfect for families looking to escape the crowds this 5 day trek is perfect for those who want to get a real insight into local Andean culture.

Destination Facts

Approx. flight times
Approx. flight times
LHR - LIM: 13 hours
Time difference
Time difference
GMT -5
Currency
Currency
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
When to travel
When to travel
May - Sep
Language
Language
Spanish, Aymara and Quechua
Average temperature
Average temp.
18°C

Pricing

Our dedicated Adventure consultant will be able to put together a bespoke quote for your perfect adventure holiday. The prices below include accommodation, a complete itinerary of activities, luxury transfers between destinations and any english speaking guides that you'll need along the way.   

From
From
From
£2,393
per person
for an 8 day Peruvian adventure
in July 2015 based on 4 travelling
£2,206
per person
for an 8 day Peruvian adventure
in March 2015 based on 4 travelling
£2,352
per person
for an 9 day Peruvian adventure
in September 2015 based on 3 travelling

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