Highlights
  • Rise early to watch the sun rise over iconic Machu Picchu, the spectacular centerpiece of an amazing all-ages adventure that takes you from Lima beside the Pacific Ocean to Cusco high in the Andes Mountains
  • Kayak on Huaypo Lake, a fun, active family experience in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • See alpacas, llamas and other gentle camelids at a center in Awana Kancha, and hand feed the animals yourself
  • Visit historic sites in colorful Cusco and swim with sea lions off Palomino Island
  • Join an A&K Young Explorers Guide on a visit to a local home and learn how to play the traditional Sapo game

Share the mystery and wonder of Machu Picchu on a family adventure that includes kayaking on a lake high in the Andes, feeding alpacas and llamas, playing a traditional game with local children and swimming with sea lions.

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Family Peru

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The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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An excellent trip June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Recently had a holiday booked with Abercrombie and Kent which was so disappointing we left 5 days early and the rest of the family left 3 days early. The way that A&K dealt with the situation and with us as guests was unprofessional and the property manager we dealt with on site was rude and antagonising. We have had numerous holidays with A&K before and never have we had an experience like this. It has been constant excuses and no apologies. We will never travel with them again and have advised our extended family, friends and industry contacts to do the same.
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Abercrombie & Kent June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nothing could be more seamless or well planned than trips with A&K, however many times one changes one mind, they always manage it. Wouldn't travel to Egypt without them

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Stunning holiday October 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Right from the very outset, I realised that I was in the hands of a professional and that was to be reflected and realised in our stunning holiday

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lima, Peru

Accommodation: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

Arrive in Lima this evening and transfer to your hotel. Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro, this “City of Kings” is a mélange of colonial structures, pre-Columbian sites and modern conveniences.

Day 2: Cusco/Sacred Valley | Andean Weaving

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Sol y Luna

Fly to Cusco and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant offering Novo Andino cuisine, before driving to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit members of the camelid family (llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vichunas) and learn about the fabrics made from their shaggy coats using ancient weaving techniques. Meet with locals wearing their colorful traditional clothing and learn from your guide how it differs between communities. Receive a lesson in the Quechuan language. Tonight, join the chef at your hotel for a Chef’s Table experience, as he demonstrates the preparation of a variety of Peruvian dishes.

Day 3: Urubamba | Kayak in the Sacred Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Sol y Luna

Prepare for a unique Sacred Valley adventure on the drive to Huaypo, a beautiful lagoon perched in the Andes. Admire the view of the mountains as you paddle around the lagoon in sea kayaks — a ride that reveals the natural beauty of Peru. Enjoy an outdoor picnic on the banks of Huaypo. Join an A&K Young Explorers Guide on a visit to a local house in the town of Maras. Learn how to play the traditional Sapo game and experience Peruvian home life in this remote Andean village. Enjoy leisure time at the hotel and a fun family pizza night with stargazing (weather permitting).

Day 4: Machu Picchu | The Lost City of the Incas

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

When school is in session, visit the Kuychi Center to meet the underprivileged children at Niños del Arco Iris (Children of the Rainbow), a project supported by A&K Philanthropy. Explore the fortress of Ollantaytambo, a formidable structure of massive stone terraces that hug the mountain slopes. Next, journey deep into the Andes toward Machu Picchu aboard the glass-topped Vistadome train, gazing out at the spectacular Peruvian countryside passing by. Discover this breathtaking Incan citadel, following an expert guide who paces the trek for young explorers. Imagine those who once dwelled here and marvel at their stonework.

Day 5: Machu Picchu | Sunrise at the Ruins

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Rise early to see Machu Picchu at sunrise or choose from guided hikes to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) or to Huayna Picchu. After lunch, return to Cusco.

Day 6: Cusco | The Immense Stone Marvel of Sacsayhuaman

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Discover Cusco, visiting the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Later, explore Sacsayhuaman, a stunning testament to Incan architectural skill. Compiled of massive stones, the largest of which may weigh as much as 200 tons, its walls were cut and placed together with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar. Later, visit San Pedro market, and then spend your afternoon at leisure. This evening, dine at one of the city’s finest local restaurants.

Day 7: Lima | In the City of Kings

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park

Fly to Lima and check in to your hotel. Tour the city, starting with the grid-like Plaza Mayor. View the marvelous, historic Cathedral and the colorful guards before the Presidential Palace, followed by a visit to the Church of San Francisco. Continue with a journey into the past, exploring Casa Aliaga, Lima’s oldest colonial mansion. Later drive to modern Lima to see pre-Incan ceramics at the Larco Herrera Museum, with special activities for younger guests.

Day 8: Lima | Swimming with Sea Lions

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park

Set out on an excursion to Palomino Island, a huge sea lion rookery. Wearing wetsuits and life vests, jump into the water and share the ocean with these friendly animals. After an afternoon at leisure, see the impressive Huaca Pucllana archaeological site before a farewell dinner of contemporary Peruvian cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

Day 9: Depart Lima

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, transfer to the airport and depart.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 5,995

Price Per Day:

$ 666 per day
 
  • Child Pricing | Children under 12 sharing with an adult save $800.

Journey Details

  • Internal Air: Economy class from $495 (Lima/Cusco/Lima)
  • This journey contains some active elements.
  • Minimum age is 6 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 7:00 a.m. on Day 2.
  • Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 18
Limited to 18 guests
Start City
Lima
End City
Lima
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes

Min. Age: 6

Trip ID#: PerAfaAbe

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