Imagine a family trip to Machu Picchu. Nat Geo’s 100 Places That Can Change your Child’s Life includes the Lost City of the Inkas and tells that the archaeological site would have never been rediscovered if it was not because of the help of an andean child. A religious place, a royal property, an astronomical observatory? Researchers can not tell so far the real function of this enigmatic destination that will fascinate the kids since they take the train across the Sacred Valley of the Inkas until they get to Machu Picchu and explore it.
For the tour you will need to contact an entertaining guide. Just ask RESPONS as children need to be interested and focused to enjoy the best of Machu Picchu, a result of 5 thousand years of andean engineering and architecture. Don’t forget to bring water and food from Ollantaytambo, because everything is expensive in Aguas Calientes and even more in Machu Picchu.
Once you are done with the citadel tour, if you and your family still have energy, you can climb the Wayna Picchu mountain with your older children, because the way is too demanding and risky for the younger ones. Another option is the Machu Picchu Mountain, which takes more time but it is also more safe, and you will find less people. From the top of both mountains you will have breathtaking views from the citadel and the surrounding mountains. Remember that you will need the right Machu Picchu tickets before the trip to do this. Find the best tips to travel to Machu Picchu here.
If you stay with your family one night in Aguas Calientes, we recommend a room in one of our favorite hotels there, to rest well and enjoy the tour. Just ask Us!
Machu Picchu is an ideal destination for a family trip with children of all ages. For more information, please write to cusco @ responsibletravelperu.com and we will help you with everything you need, and even plan your trip. It will be a pleasure!
Machu Picchu with the Family Don Owens via Flickr.