As one of Latin America’s safest countries, Peru is an ideal destination for family vacations.
Currently rated one of the safest Latin American countries, Peru is an ideal destination for family vacations. The incredible wildlife, combined with some of the world's most popular attractions, including stunning Machu Picchu, is guaranteed to capture the imagination of your kids. Travel to Peru with your family, and create memories that will last a lifetime! Below we highlight just some of the most family-friendly travel options for you and your children to enjoy together during your Peru family vacation.
Cusco: Tradition and living culture combine in the ancient capital of the Inca empire. From the picturesque cobbled streets of the city center to the beautiful ruins of Sacsayhuaman, there is plenty to learn, see and do Cusco. Challenge your kids to read the Quechua street names and take a family photo with a llama! There are so many fun ways for your children to learn about Andean culture!
Sacred Valley of the Incas: Located close to the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a jewel of the Peruvian Andes. Filled with amazing archaeological sites, it is definitely one of Peru's "must-see" tourist destinations! Sacred Valley tours include Inca ruins, the chance to stroll through craft markets, visits to picturesque villages, and weaving demonstrations at traditional textile centers.
Peruvian Amazon jungle: Your kids will love spotting exotic animals and camping in the jungle. With its incredible biodiversity, the Peruvian Amazon is the ultimate destination for young explorers whose dream is to see wildlife. Animals large and small, from caimans and monkeys to butterflies and other insects, will capture the imagination of your children, as they learn important lessons about biodiversity and conservation.
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain: This multicolored mountain accessible from Cusco offers beautiful scenery, with its striped slopes making for an extraordinary sight. At Palccoyo, the path is short enough for your children to climb, making it the perfect place to enjoy real Andean wilderness and take great photos for your family album.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Of course, no family vacation in Peru would be complete without a visit to the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. While the quickest way to get there is by train, the Inca Trail offers an exciting and accessible alternative. Take your family back in time, following in the footsteps of the Incas as you explore the remains of a lost civilization. Kids never learn history better than when they actually experience it!