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Families will love:

  • Mix of natural and cultural highlights
  • Machu Picchu, of course
  • Family-friendly Latin culture

Intrepid families looking for adventure south of the border know that Peru offers a mix of it all -- beaches, culture, city life, ruins (hello, Machu Picchu), lakes, hiking, horseback riding and more.

Lima is the gateway arrival city, but most people make for Cusco soon after (an hour's flight from Lima), the launching point for explorations into the Andes and Machu ... more
Intrepid families looking for adventure south of the border know that Peru offers a mix of it all -- beaches, culture, city life, ruins (hello, Machu Picchu), lakes, hiking, horseback riding and more.

Lima is the gateway arrival city, but most people make for Cusco soon after (an hour's flight from Lima), the launching point for explorations into the Andes and Machu Picchu, which you can easily reach by train from Cusco.

Other highlights to add to your itinerary if you have more than a week in Peru include the mysterious Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca and its islands and the beautiful mountain regions of the Cordillera Blanca. Brush up on your Spanish, come with an open mind and an adventurous spirit and your family is sure to have a vacation to remember.

Written by Terry Ward less

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