5 things to do with kids in Cuzco and surroundings
Sometimes too young, sometimes too teen, traveling with kids can be a real challenge as there is really not a perfect age to take them out, but also because of their interests, restlessness, and personality.
So, aiming to tackle the situation by giving you different approaches, here we provide you a brief list of activities to do with kids in Cuzco. But let’s start with the surroundings:
Awana Kancha – Pisac (South Valley, 1 h from Cusco)
To get in close contact with animals is normally a good way to drain energy and emotions, so what can be better than to attend a farm full of llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos, where petting and feeding can take place.
But Awana Kancha is a lot more than just that. Adults can also be delighted observing the weaving techniques that take life in their workshops, or purchasing the fabulous products coming out of the natural fibers of the animals you see outside, and the dying arts of ancestral origins.
Inkariy Museum – Calca (1.5 h from Cuzco)
A museum?… really?
Well, yes! This is a small but very comprehensive display of the most representative cultures of Peru, completely presented in a visual way, so the kids won’t get bored at all. (Actually, next Halloween or Carnival your kids might ask for some costumes like the ones they will see at the exhibit).
Of course, adults won’t be missing the real facts, as this museum is a very accurate source of information.
To gaze and get absorbed into the stars is something no one can resist, as it is imprinted in our primal beings, so the little inner caveman the kids carry inside will be pleased. This is a safe bet that it also happens to be only 15 minutes away from the city center.
Once the little caveman is satisfied, the little artist can take place and flourish all its creativity in a ceramic workshop that is out of the ordinary. Traditional Cusquenian motifs and techniques will be involved in the process of creation, and the resulting personal artwork will be sent to your hotel after leaving the oven. The perfect souvenir to make the little ones proud!
Chocomuseo (Museum of Chocolate in Cusco city, Pisac and Ollantaytambo)
Here I start to get thrilled as I can imagine chocolate entering through the veins and … , although thinking about it better, if your kids are hyperactive you might not want to take them to the chocolate workshops, as the extra boost of energy will make them unstoppable. However, the smiles provoked by the sweetness of this experience are totally worth it.
There is a chance now that you might start feeling a little relief knowing that there are options for traveling with kids in Cuzco. Many other activities remain to be discovered in this land, and for that reason we encourage you to contact us.This way our travel specialists get a better idea of your kids’ ages and interests so new and customized activities can be suggested.
Activities for more active and older kids like: stand-up paddling, mountain biking, zip-lining, horse riding, rafting (at more distant locations of course), or even cooking classes can be chosen as well.