Family Hotel Review: Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa, Urubamba, Peru If I could create the perfect hotel it would look something like Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa; this wonderfully whimsical hotel is a delight. Best For: Acclimatising in the Sacred Valley; kids of all ages.
Family Hotel Review: Tierra Viva Saphi, Cusco, Peru Positioned in a quiet corner of historic Cusco is this renovated colonial residence that provides an excellent base for families. Best For: Cusco on your doorstep; kids of all ages.
Family Hotel Review: Tierra Viva Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Peru Just one hour’s walk (or a quick shuttle bus ride!) from magical Machu Picchu, this family-friendly hotel offers everything you need for an overnight stay. Best For: Accessing Machu Picchu; kids of all ages.
Peru with Kids: The Ultimate Guide to Peru for Families. We share our tips on where to go, where to stay, what to see and how to avoid altitude sickness (hint: the order in which you visit the key sights and sites makes a big difference!). We also share our tips and tricks for planning, booking and budgeting a family holiday to Machu Picchu, and a LOT more including things to do in the Sacred Valley and Cusco.
Cusco is known as the Historic Capital of Peru and the centre of the Incan empire. It was the imperial city of the Incas from the 13th century up until the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century and today is one of the most popular cities to visit on a Peruvian adventure. The following four sites can all be accessed by foot from the centre of Cusco but the walk is not an easy one, particularly at this altitude. Given that we were travelling with 7- and 6-year olds, we opted for a car and…
At 2,792m (9.160ft), The Sacred Valley makes a great first port of call for families travelling in this area. Most classic Peruvian itineraries start in the ancient Andean capital of Cusco, however we chose to head straight to the valley in order to avoid altitude sickness; Cusco is very high at 3,400m (11,150ft). What’s more, The Sacred Valley has so much to do for kids.
Q’eswachaka Bridge is Peru's last hanging rope bridge in existence. Remade from twisting local grasses together to form ropes, nearby communities gather annually to complete rebuild the bridge in this age old Inca tradition that has existed since the 15th century. Would you walk across such a bridge?