Visit Peru on a family adventure that tackles the Inca Trail
Travel to Peru on this family adventure and uncover the terraced ruins of Peru’s mystical ancient city. Explore some of South America’s most beautiful architecture in Lima before flying to Cuzco and journeying to the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley. Acclimatise in Chinchero and enjoy a local homestay, then warm up for the Inca Trail trek with a mountain bike adventure in the Andean countryside. Rest up and recharge in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo before embarking on the iconic Inca Trail to the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu. This 14-day tour encapsulates Peruvian culture and lets you in on the secrets of their ancient civilisation.
This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. View permit availability here.
Discover the best sights of Lima, from the colonial architecture and excellent museums to the mysterious catacombs and their ornate displays of human bones
Venture into the Sacred Valley to discover the quaint old town of Ollantaytambo and tour the staggering Inca ruins
Be mesmerised by the mother of all Incan cities, the mysterious Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the site, plus an extra day of free time to explore
With ancient cultures, beautiful architecture and stunning mountains to explore, Cuzco has something for everyone, making the perfect end to your family adventure
Tackle the glorious Inca Trail with all the creature comforts you need – a spacious tent, a cook to prepare your meals, and experienced porters who will take care of the heavy lifting
Experience some real Andean hospitality with a homestay in Chinchero, a great chance to experience the culture and daily life of the locals
This trip visits places that are at high altitude (Cuzco is located at 3,450 m). Some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information on this.
Some of the Inca Trail is tough going, especially with the altitude. It's important to be patient as your body adjusts. With an experienced support crew, you'll be in good hands for the duration of the trek.
Tradition runs deep in beautiful old Cuzco, so a little homework will put you in good stead. Ask your leader about photography etiquette, and remember to order 'Cerveza helada' for a beer that's cold!
The weather can be unpredictable in the Andes. Be sure to bring warm clothes and prepare for all elements.
Staying with a local family in the Sacred Valley is a rewarding experience, but keep in mind that the facilities will be basic. Water is cold only, meals are simple, and bathrooms are shared.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Inca Trail Family Holiday with teenagers trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old.
A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.
A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 6 (Homestay)
INCA TRAIL PERMITS
Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you.
If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Moonstone Trek.
The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Moonstone Trek.
Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.
On June 30th Peruvian authorities released a new list of regulations for visiting Machu Picchu, which came into effect from July 1st. The main points impacting our visits are:
1. There is now a time limit to visit the citadel. Morning visitors must exit the site by 12pm and afternoon visitors by 4.30pm
2. Visitors must complete a designated circuit, in one direction only. Exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted and, upon completion, visitor must exit the site. There is no allowance for personal exploration of the site any longer.
Overall we support these changes as they help preserve this invaluable archaeological site. While this somehow restricts the amount of time we are now allowed to spend in Machu Picchu, we’ll do all possible to maximise your time there and make sure you have the best possible experience.
Our Inca Trail Family Holiday with teenagers trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
A great way to discover the world of Incas. Cooks, porters and hot water bottles make the trekking more comfortable, but no less exhausting. Tough, but rewarding, and feasible for paunchy adults with more will-power than muscle. Pack warmly (duffel coats, gloves and hats), practice a few mountain walks, and prepare to be amazed and mystified by the Incas architectural mastery, historical mystery and the many interesting aspects of Peruvian life and civilisation. Remember to book early (at least 9 months in advance for the high season) if you really want to walk the Inca trail.
Review submitted 20 Aug 2018
Teens on the trail was our first ever organised trip and first with Intrepid. It is overall a great concept, however there could be some more thought around what teens are really going to be interested in doing and seeing. Maybe some more down time either side of the trek and mountain biking would be good. Overall, a fantastic experience and worth doing.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2017