Peru

Inca Trail Family Holiday with teenagers

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Visit Peru on a family adventure that tackles the Inca Trail

Duration

14 days

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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 l...

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Itinerary

Day 1Lima
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru.  With colonial charm, ancient Inca history and llamas around every corner, Peru is a destination with a difference. You'll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. Your adventure officially begins with a Welcome Meeting at 5pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. It’s important that you attend, as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information for each member of your family. If you’re going to be late, please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. If you arrive early, be sure to take a stroll around Miraflores. Go from Central Park (Parque Kennedy) to LarcoMar via Larco Avenue. Alternatively, go to Parque del Amor (Love's Park) and check out its mosaics and El Beso statue. Pachacamac, home to the Temple of the Sun, is also well worth the trip (approximately 30 km from downtown Lima). Limenos (Lima's residents) are friendly, and there are plenty of great restaurants and cafes at which to sample delicious ceviche, a local seafood specialty.
Day 2Cusco
Explore Lima with a guide today. Your tour will take you through the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History – the largest and oldest public museum in Peru. Check out some of its 100,000 pre-Incan artifacts – there are ceramics, textiles, tools and ruins from as far back as 1,000 BC. You will also visit the infamous catacombs underneath the San Francisco church. Here you'll find the bones of an estimated 75,000 bodies arranged in ornate patterns in stone pits. While it can get a little claustrophobic down there, it's a fascinating display. The church itself is also quite a sight, built in the boroque style of the late 17th century. Later on, catch a flight to Cusco (approx. 1.5 hours).
Day 3Cusco
Approach your day at a nice easy pace, taking time to acclimatise to the city's altitude (3,450 m). You will enjoy a half-day city tour in which a guide will show you some of Cusco's excellent sights and activities. This city is really the heart and soul of Peru. The city itself is the continent's oldest continuously inhabited city and was the home of the Incas for two centuries before the Spanish built their first capital here. Today Cusco is a fascinating combination of both cultures, and it's a dream to walk around. Inca-built walls line the central streets, and many of the elegant colonial buildings are built on or around Inca foundations.  While you're here, you'll visit the local Coricancha archeological site, Cusco Cathedral, the ruins of the most opulent temple in the Inca Empire as well as the 4 main archaeological sites near the city: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.
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Trip title

Inca Trail Family Holiday with teenagers

Trip code

GGFA

Validity

Validity: 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019

Introduction

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 Cusco and journeying to the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley. Acclimatise in Chinchero and enjoy a loca...
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Style

Original

Themes

Family,Walking & Trekking

Transport

Minibus,Plane,Train

Physical Rating

4

Joining point

Hotel El Tambo II

Joining point description

Hotel El Tambo 2 is located in Miraflores just 800 metres from Kennedy Park. The rooms feature air conditioning, cable TV and a private bathroom. The hotel also offers wifi, a 24 Hour front desk and luggage storage.

Joining point instructions

An arrival transfer is included in this trip - Please advise flight details at least 14 days prior to departure. If you have pre-booked this service you will be met after exiting customs. As you exit please look for the Intrepid sign with your name on it. There is only one exit for international arr...
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Finish point

Garcilaso Hotel I

Finish point description

Garcilaso Hotel I is located in the centre of Cusco, just 5 minutes walk from the main square. It features a central courtyard perfect for relaxing in. Wifi is available.

Finish point instructions

Cusco Airport is located approximately 10 minutes drive from Garcilaso Hotel I. A departure transfer can be pre arranged for your and your family. Please contact your booking agent to arrange this prior to departure. If you have booked a departure transfer please ask your tour leader to confirm yo...
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Important information

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 ...
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Group leader

Family Trips All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, of...
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Safety

HIKING IN PERU In accordance with local laws governing tourism in Peru, trekking groups of up to and including 8 trekkers will be led by one local guide. The evacuation of an injured traveller in normal conditions may take more than 8 hours. For your own safety, it's crucial that you adhere to the l...
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Visas

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specif...
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Why we love it

Discover the best sights of Lima, from the colonial architecture and excellent museums to the mysterious catacombs and their ornate displays of human bones

Is this trip right for you

This trip visits places that are at high altitude (Cusco 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 trekking is tough going, especi...
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Health

All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or l...
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Food and dietary requirements

While travelling with us you'll experience a vast array of dishes, beverages, dining experiences, ingredients and produce. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, the trip price does not include all meals. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility – w...
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Money matters

The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN). Peruvian banks are allowed to reject dollar bills which are old, torn (more than one centimetre) and which have too many stamps on them. Please make sure you don't accept bills in such conditions as you may not be able to use them. MON...
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What to take

CLIMATE & CLOTHING: Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Please pack accordingly.

Climate and seasonal

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 Intrepid alternative trek. DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS: Demonstrations and protests, often in response to local labour or socia...
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A couple of rules

Everyone has the right to feel safe when they travel. We don’t tolerate any form of violence (verbal or physical) or sexual harassment, either between customers or involving our leaders, partners or local people. Sexual relationships between a tour leader and a customer are strictly forbidden. Use...
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Feedback

After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/

Emergency contact

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/ While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while...
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Responsible travel

We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestio...
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The Intrepid Foundation

Help us change thousands of lives by creating meaningful work and supporting skills training in communities around the world. The Intrepid Foundation is the not-for-profit for Intrepid Group. We work with local organisations around the world to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and...
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Accommodation notes

Due to energy supply and timing provisions being limited in some places, please be prepared for some cold showers. The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of room...
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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. When trav...
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Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and pr...
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Itinerary disclaimer

We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of tr...
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Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts),Homestay (1 nt),Hotel (8 nts)
Inca Trail Family Holiday with teenagers