There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail .

Day 1 Lima

Arrive in Lima, a city steeped in fascinating history and filled to the brim with some of South America’s most beautiful architecture and diverse cuisine. Walk the cobbled streets on a city tour that takes in the finest monuments of the colonial era, or peruse the plentiful market stalls for colourful handicrafts.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-4 Cuzco

Take a short flight to Cuzco before heading out on a guided walk around the city centre. Marvel at the imposing colonial cathedrals, time-worn palaces and buzzing city squares that make this one of Peru's most pleasant cities. Pop into the museum for an insight into Inca history, and then wander out to the ancient ruins dotting the city's surrounding hillsides.
ACCOM: Hotel - 4

Day 5 Sacred Valley

Journey through the Sacred Valley, stopping off en route in the small village of Pisac to observe traditional ways of life that are still in operation. Hone those bargaining skills at a colourful market and perhaps pick up a handcrafted souvenir.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 6 Chinchero

Adjust to the Andean altitude on a rarely trodden trail up through the Urquillos Valley. Stay overnight with a local family in Chinchero – a small traditional village whose residents are renowned for their weaving skills and attractive traditional dress.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Day 7 Ollantaytambo

Continue on to the peaceful little town of Ollantaytambo – the only Inca stronghold ever to have resisted persistent Spanish attacks. Clamber the terraced ruins of this ancient metropolis, or nestle back in one of the quaint hole-in-the-wall eateries and watch the world crawl by at snail's pace.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 8-11 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

Embark on a memorable trek along Peru's iconic Inca Trail. Cross high mountain passes, traverse lush green valleys and stalk through misty cloud forests to emerge at the majestic ancient marvel of Machu Picchu. Spend some time exploring this fascinating archaeological site in the company of a knowledgeable local guide, and try to imagine what life would have been like for the people that lived here all those centuries ago.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Days 12-14 Cuzco

Perhaps brave an early rise for the opportunity of catching Machu Picchu awash in soft morning light. Explore these spectacular ruins before returning to Cuzco, where there'll be plenty of time for further exploration of this charming city. Why not scour the central markets for some unique souvenirs, take to the hills for some mountain biking or simply wile away the remaining hours on this Peruvian family adventure, meandering the cobblestone laneways.
ACCOM: Hotel - 4