Category: Peru family tour

Peru is a fascinating country and geared for families looking for meaningful and memorable experiences. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and show your kids the wonder of Machu Pichcu. Get up close with traditional rural communities in the countryside or Lake Titicaca to learn about contemporary lifestyles little changed over the years. Delve into the heart of the Amazon for an adventure to cherish.

As the leading Peru family tour experts, in ‘Peru family tour’ we share suggested family activities to inspire and top tips for travelling with kids – from young ones to teenagers – based on our personal experience and first-hand recommendations.

Family Trip to Peru: Amazing Andean Adventure

Family Trip to Peru: Amazing Andean Adventure

At the heart of any family adventure is the importance of fun, interactive and educational experiences, and a balance between keeping the kids and adults happy and entertained. Peru offers a rich array of experiences for a family trip to Peru. Our 14-day Amazing Andean Adventure itinerary is an introduction to some of the most fascinating places in the country and features activities specifically geared towards the comfort, safety, and interests of families. With a range of organized experiences including incredible wildlife excursions in the Amazon rainforest, learning to…

5 Trips to Peru to Inspire Your 2017 Vacation

5 Trips to Peru to Inspire Your 2017 Vacation

It’s winter in the northern hemisphere, and for many of you it’s time to start planning your 2017 vacation! Where will you be heading this year? There’s the whole world to choose from, but it’s an excellent time to plan a trip to South America, and Peru in particular, with incredible bucket-list attractions, a world-renowned food scene, and unique off-the-beaten-track adventures. Unique tailormade trips to Peru – just for you Aracari specialises in luxury, tailormade travel – so our list below includes example itineraries to inspire you – but they’re certainly…

Pick a local ‘friend’ for the best guiding in Lima

Pick a local ‘friend’ for the best guiding in Lima

The best guiding in Lima is with a local friend Despite all of the guidebooks and web resources out there, there is nothing that comes quite as close as having a friend in the city you’re visiting, to see and experience a new place with someone who can show you ‘their’ city from a local’s perspective. Whilst a tour guide might have all the textbook facts, Aracari also has a handpicked selection of ‘friends in the city’ who can give you this home-away-from-home insider experience. From their insight on Lima, to…

A Tranquil Escape – Sacred Valley Private Villas

A Tranquil Escape – Sacred Valley Private Villas

Walking into the villa, I was greeted by two things simultaneously – the beautiful bright colours of the eclectic but tasteful Andean decór, and the inviting smell of my dinner simmering away from the kitchen, under the watchful eye of Berta the cook. A hidden oasis of Sacred Valley Private Villas Nestled in a private gated group of condominiums, set in lush tropical gardens, are seven beautiful and inviting Sacred Valley private villas, two of which are available for Aracari guests. With similar configuration and character and style, they…

A Guide to the Smithsonian Institute’s Folklife Festival in Washington DC

A Guide to the Smithsonian Institute’s Folklife Festival in Washington DC

The Smithsonian Institution hosts an annual Folklife Festival in Washington DC, with the spotlight turning to Peru this year as the theme of the event. Held outdoors on the National Mall in Washington DC from June 24-28 and July 1-5, the festival delivers a program that showcases contemporary living and cultural traditions. Entitled Perú Pachamama, the 2015 activities draw their inspiration from across Peru to celebrate and promote its rich heritage with many performers and artisans traveling from Peru to the United States to participate in the festival….

A Family Weekend in Granada, Spain

A Family Weekend in Granada, Spain

It is often the case that one tends to overlook the more obvious places. This is what has happened to me in the last 20 years or so… and now I am determined to change it. A visit to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain was at the top of the list.  I ventured for a short break with my son and some friends a couple of weeks ago. The Alhambra bizarrely only made it to the finalist list of the new wonders of the world but so did some of…

Three Wise Travellers on a Trip to the Holy Land

Three Wise Travellers on a Trip to the Holy Land

Jerusalem and Petra were always on my bucket list, but somehow I never thought of that trip as travelling to the Holy Land, the name given to the area where Jesus spent his life, which is in essence the land that is now Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan.  By contrast, a trip to the Holy Land was at the top of my mother´s bucket list, so when I proposed this as a birthday present, she was delighted. As I started dipping my toes in the arrangements, I realised…

The Galapagos Safari Camp Family Suite: Perfect for a Galapagos Family Vacation

Following our recent blog post where we discussed the latest Galapagos Islands news with expert Santiago Martinez,  we were in contact with our friends at Galapagos Safari Camp regarding another exciting peice of Galapagos news: their brand new family-oriented suite.  In addition to nine luxury tents, the safari camp now features a three-bedroom suite that comfortably sleeps six. This is ideal for families looking for a space of their own or for those with young children who would prefer not to be separated between multiple tents. Owners Michael…

Highlights of my Peru Bolivia Chile tour

By Marisol The highlights of my trip across Chile, Bolivia and Peru in July/August 2012. Favourite Hotel | Tierra Atacama Best Service | Titilaka Cosiest Hotel | Posada del Inca, Isla del Sol Funkiest Hotel | Luna Salada Most personalised Hotel | La Lune, Cusco Loveliest Room | Awasi Best food | This wasn’t exactly a foodie trip, but the best ice creams were at Alto Atacama (white chocolate and Chaniar) and Rosas Ice cream at Rinascimento Ice Cream Parlour in La Paz. Most stunning views | 1) Lake Chalalan from highest Mirador, 2) Lake Titicaca from…

Trip Report: 5 days in Cusco and the Urubamba Valley

By Marisol | There are so many new options coming up in Cusco and the Urubamba Valley – to stay the night, to dine and to be active – there was no doubt that part of our trip was going to be spent in the area, trying out new services and hotels. I define the Urubamba Valley as the area between Pisac and Ollantaytambo and also encompassing the town of Chinchero and the archaeological remains of Maras and Moray. This is an area where Aracari guests stop for…