Flights via Madrid with Iberia. Transport minibus, boat, train, 1 internal flight and on foot.
8 nights good standard hotels, 3 nights camping, 1 night homestay and 1 night basic hotel. All hotels have en suite facilities, most are centrally located and have colonial charm. While camping there will be a toilet tent and separate dining tent but no hot running water. The homestay has basic shared facilities.
there are few/no opportunities for swimming but you will be busy trekking and exploring ancient Inca ruins.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners included.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Adventure Company (TAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. We consider the Inca Trail as moderate to demanding and this tour is designed for families with older (teenage) children in mind. Although you may walk for up to seven hours a day and the route involves considerable ascent and descent, it can be done by anyone in reasonable health and with the will to witness the splendid sight of Machu Picchu. Heat, altitude and rough roads can be tiring. The minimum age for this trip is 11 years old. Specifically for this trip, you should consider the following: - Altitude: much of the trip takes place at high altitude and this can cause shortness of breath, headaches and sleeplessness. We have tried our best to pace the tour so that you can acclimatise at a gentle pace before commencing the Inca Trail hike, but this issue is worth considering. - Flights: it takes a long time to fly to Peru, and there is also a big time difference, so the effects of jet lag may be noticeable for a couple of days on arrival. - Strike action: protests and strikes are not uncommon in Peru, and in some cases it may be necessary to modify our itineraries in the event of demonstrations or roadblocks. Although we accept children aged 11 or over on this trip, it is very important that you know your child's limitations and are confident that they are able to manage all of the activities on the itinerary, including the hike to Machu Picchu which involves long days walking (5-7 hours each day) and steep climbs in parts.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 11.
A fantastic family adventure letting you experience the best of Peru, the magnificence of the Andes and the Inca ruins.
Helen Bichard, August 2011
In Peru, you can find 1701 species of birds, making it the most of any country in the world.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
Fitness is important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most treks at this grade compare to extended walking in mountainous terrain such as the Lakes of Snowdonia, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Previous trekking experience is desirable, but not vital if you are confident of your physical condition.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.