• Family trip packages Peru

Peru family vacations – Arequipa, Cusco, Machu Picchu

  • If you’re in search of a family vacation like no other, but want to skip the hassle of organizing it yourself, then look no further! River Explorers create adventure filled trips designed with families in mind. From hotel and flight bookings to organizing transfers, River Explorers does it all for you. Whatever memories you want to build, you’ll be able to do so with one of our customized Peru family vacations!

    All our tours are based in Peru and we customize each to fit the needs of your family. Introduce your family to all the wonders of Peru by choosing between our day trips or multi adventure-trip packages based in and around Peru, Cusco and Machu Picchu. Whether you have small or bigger kids in your family, our trips are designed to suit everyone’s needs. Our guides are highly professional and will take care of every little detail to ensure you a relaxing time where you can enjoy your family vacation stress free.

    To ensure the best family friendly vacation ever, we offer the following:

    • The best family friendly hotels
    • Treatment of your family as a private group at no extra cost
    • Discount prices for children
    • Tour packages which include cultural and physical activities
    • Safety gear for physical activities to suit children and adults of all sizes
    • Fun and safe tours
  • Cultural tours

    Most people might think that cultural tours are boring, but at River Explorers that word does not exist! Our cultural tours are filled with fun and excitement and can be enjoyed by all ages. Our cultural tours include:

    City tours

    City tours

    For our cultural tours you can choose between horseback riding, walking or biking through the ancient ruins, Andean towns, mountain forest archaeological sites, the Inca temples and much more sites!

    Sacred valley

    Sacred Valley

    The Sacred Valley is a destination on its own. It’ll be worth it for your whole family to visit this place. This paradise destination is only 45 minutes away from Cusco, but a tour here can last a whole day. Charming villages, farms with exquisite animals, walking trails, Inca ruins and so much more provide the perfect exploration sites for families with kids. You can choose between exploring Sacred Valley with the Ollantaytambo rafting experience, mountain biking or simply by bus.

    Main attractions at this destination are the astonishing complexes of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Easy trail walks, tunnels, bird life and outstanding views of the valley and the Urubamba River is all a part of this destination tour. This sense of adventure will keep especially your kids entertained for hours.

    *Choose between staying at our family house located right in the heart of the Sacred Valley, away from tourist crowds. An added bonus is that you’ll be right on the Sacred Valley and just outside Cusco. This house is also located only 3 hours away from Machu Picchu. For more info, contact us at contact@riverexplorers.com.

    Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu

    One of the biggest destinations on your Peru family vacation will be Machu Picchu. This destination is simply amazing! No family vacation is complete without a visit to this site. River Explorers have created a wide range of activities that will delight your kids from beginning to end.

    Our Machu Picchu family tours combine different active activities combined with guided tours to many Inca ruins and other cultural destinations. We can custom built your family trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu, where fun will be part of your itinerary. With so much to do, we offer:

    • Mountain biking
    • Hiking tours
    • River rafting
    • Zip line

    Our fully customized Machu Picchu family vacations includes:

    • Fun guided tour around Machu Picchu with the best guides that understand the most active kids.
    • Private transportation from hotel to the beginning of the tour.
    • Train tickets from and to Machu Picchu.
    • Full adventure gear for rafting and mountain biking with sizes for all ages.
    • Meals made with fresh ingredients very taste that can satisfied the most picky little adventurous.
    • All camping gear.
    • Bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (town bellow Machu Picchu)

  • Adventure

    Our adventure trips are planned carefully with your family’s safety as the first priority. These trips are fully customizable.

    The Cusco area offers an unnumbered amount of trails for walking and mountain biking as well as mountains for hiking or rivers for rafting.

    Rafting

    River Rafting

    Cusco

    Rafting rivers in Cusco are truly something that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It has flat sections that are combined with exciting whitewater rapids in the Andes or jungle. If your family loves water-sports then Cusco is the destination for them!

    The Ollantaytambo Section

    When the sun heats the Sacred Valley, it’s time to float alongside the Ollantaytambo section. This clear mountain stream flows through the entire Vilcambamba mountain range in the Sacred Valley. The main section runs for 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) from Pachar. It flows through Inca Terraces, charming villages and gentle, yet exciting rapids which tend to be perfect for families with kids.

    Machu Picchu Rafting

    Chaullay to Quillabamba is the best choice for families. You can choose between classes II to class III day trips near Machu Picchu. Each has fantastic views and excellent warm weather that is perfect for jumping in the river and catching a swim!

    Rain Forest Tours

    River Explorers gives you an opportunity to explore the rain forest for 2 days. The rain forest is divided into 3 section based on levels of experience. First timers, intermediate tourists and tourists with experience of the environment are all grouped together. This tour makes use of water based transport. The Urubamba River offers sections with rapids that are gentle, areas with waves and pools in between these that are perfect for jumping in or trying our 2 man inflatable boats.

    Just 2 hours away from Machu Picchu, close to Santa Teresa and Santa Maria, a 2 day float tour of 16 kilometers (10 miles) can be done. Here you’ll encounter gentle big waves and rapids. You can choose to spend the night in tents at Quillabamba or a charming town in the rainforest.

    Apurimac and the Black Canyon

    This tour offers your family a unique experience in a totally isolated part of Cusco. The Apurimac River, one of the world’s deepest canyons, is known as the biggest whitewater rafting site in Peru. The Black Canyon is located in the upper part of the Apurimac River and is suitable for families with kids over 11 years old. Here you’ll find nice waves, holes and technical rapids while enjoying views of water falls.

    Canopy and Zipline

    Canopy and Zipline

    Canopy and zipline tours are a new growing form of eco-tourism in the Cusco, Machu Picchu and Amazon jungle area. Our safe  zip-line, canopy and via ferrata activities in the Sacred Valley, near Machu Picchu and the Amazon jungle offer opportunities for families adventure recreation promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of the environment.

    Our activities involve taking visitors up to the mountains, forests or cliffs wearing climbing harnesses with pulleys attached to traverse between tree-house platforms along steel cables. The fields built for the canopy and zipline centers are carefully picket up to give visitors excitement of sliding above and through cables offering at the same time peacefulness by enjoying views in pristine natural environment.

    Multi-Active

    Multi-Active

    Our multi-active trips are definitely out of the ordinary! If you want to make the most out of your Peru family vacation, then this package is the one to choose. These trips are suitable for families with kids 8 years or older and begin in the beautiful colonial city of Cusco. Here you’ll visit churches, Inca temples, ancient fortresses and perhaps do some horseback riding along the Inca ruins. You’ll also explore the Andes with an exciting walking or hiking trip through Pisaq or Huchuy Qosqo. Other moderate trips in the Sacred Valley Mountains are also available at your disposal. Combine these with our family friendly biking trips in the Andes or rain forest, raft through the Urubamba River in the upper part or rain forest and finish your tour in the magical city of Machu Picchu.

    Our family adventure packages have it all and even more! Whatever you need, we’ll be able to provide it. Your family is guaranteed of a once in a lifetime experience when choosing a Peru family vacation through us!

The Upper Section Level II-III (1 day)
The Inca's sacred garden (1 day)

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