Exodus offers a fantastic action-packed family adventure holiday to Peru. If you have teenage children, we would suggest our ‘Inca & Amazon Family Adventure’. Suitable for families with children aged 12 and over, you’ll walk the classic Inca Trail to arrive at the Sun Gate overlooking Machu Picchu, spend three nights in the Tambopata Reserve in the Amazon Rainforest and have time in Cuzco. If your children are younger you might like to arrange your own Private Adventure.
Peru Family Adventure Holidays
14 DaysfromCAD 5,045
Peru's classic Inca Trail trek with the tropical Amazon Rainforest
Alpacas and llamas are irresistibly cute, with long fuzzy necks and fluffy faces. These iconic Andean species are both central to the livelihoods of locals, but they’re not the same animal.
Llamas are pack animals, originally domesticated by the Quechua people about 6,000 years ago. Alpacas are bred for their hair, and they’re about half the size of Llamas. You’ll find soft knit products made from Alpaca fiber all over Peru. To make matters even more confusing, Peru is also home to Vicuña, which looks a lot like Alpacas and Llamas. The Vicuna are an endangered species, much smaller and more deer-like than its cousins.
Meeting these animals of the Andes are a guaranteed highlight of family travel to Peru. Both Alpacas and Llamas are woven into everyday culture here, so seeing them up close helps visitors understand their significance. Llamas and Alpacas can be found almost everywhere, from the streets of Cusco to the mountains surrounding Machu Picchu. Family Trekking in Peru will likely involve the help of strong, agile Llamas, and some Alpaca wool will keep you warm along the way.
We went on this trip as a family of four with children aged 12 and 14, over Christmas 2022. We had an absolutely brilliant time and the memories will stay with us forever. Costa Rica just has everything- amazing wildlife, great weather, beautiful scenery, beaches, friendly people, felt very safe and just a wonderful and easy place to be. Without exception the activities were all brilliant especially the hot springs and rafting. Johnny and Victor looked after us incredibly well and really went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time. Johnny clearly has a genuine love for his country and is exceptionally knowledgeable regarding the wildlife. The travelling was all very pleasant and the only bad thing was that the trip had to end! Cannot recommend this trip highly enough if you want a great experience with loads of amazing wildlife, fun and adventure.
Before we went on this amazing trip whenever we were asked where we were going it invariably provoked a “Really…why?” type of response. We’re now much more qualified to answer that question. Firstly, let’s address the 4/5 rating. Don’t get us wrong, this trip was amazing but it’s up against our first Exodus holiday to Costa Rica in Christmas 2019 and that’s a very hard act to follow. Being more cultural, historical and less about animals and adrenaline, this is a far harder holiday to make work with our particular family. Despite this, our time in Jordan was virtually non-stop and we’ve come home with memories that will last our lifetimes. No more comparisons.