Individual South Peru, special for families with children
Special tour in 16 days for families with children with Lima, Jungle, Cusco , Machu picchu, Titicaca, Colca canyon
Individual tour with, hotels/transport and excursions included/From Lima to —Lima
What is the difference ?
* less time in buses
* not just city tours , nut activities interesting for children
* more private transport/ only for the family
You can choose this tour in 3 options
1/ Budget tour : in hostals/ local transport / excursions in international group
2/ classic tour: in 3* hotels/ mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – international group
3/ Luxe tour: all 4 * hotels / private transport / private excursions/ included entree fees
How do we work ?
In our packet, you travel all by yourself, Southamerica planet take care for you, we reserve all your hotels and transport. When you arrive in Peru you get a personal briefing in your first hotel. We give you an envelop with all the vouchers for hotels /buses and excursions. The excursions you do in International groups with English speaking guides.
We also arrange your transfers and give you the bus tickets to go from A to B, like this, you travel around by yourself but without worry’s , all arranged thru southamerica planet. If there are any problems, you always find support by contacting our office in Cusco or Lima! During your travels we have always contact with you by whatsapp.
What is included?
* All bus transport, all hotels and all the tours as indicated in the program.
* All your vouchers, information packet, like general info over all the places you visit.
* All hotels are based on double room with private bathroom, single rooms on request for an extra price, all buses are based on good buses, we work most of the time with cruz del sur, the best company in Peru.
* We can offer this tour in star hotels or local clean hostels. or in a mix
* all the transfers
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax.
*Local flight Cusco / Lima
Day 1: Lima
Arrive at Lima airport, someone from Southamerica planet pick you up from the airport and brings you to your first hotel in Lima or Miraflores.
The city of Lima, also known as the City of Kings, was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535 on the right bank of the Rímac river because of the excellent strategic and geographic conditions of this valley.
Lima, whose name comes from the Quechua word Rímac, which translated into Spanish means talker, began its rapid growth amidst the testimonies of the mille-nary cultures that developed in the entire area. During the Viceroy ship, between the sixteenth and seventeenth century, Lima became the most important and powerful metropolis in Spanish America, and the cultural and commercial center of the region, until the creation of the Viceroy ship of La Plata in the 18th century, which took up the famous mines of Potosí. Already in 1 821, following a series of intense political movements, General San Martín proclaimed the independence of Peru. Thus the Republican period of the country had begun. Today, Lima is a modern city that offers a wide array of attractions which, united to its rich past, provides visitors with a harmonious synthesis of all this historic richness in its many museums, traditional quarters, restaurants, handicrafts galleries and night life. Free time to walk around in Miraflores and go to Larco Mar shopping along the coast
hotel/hostal in lima
Lunch + diner
Day 2 :Lima
First day in Lima. Not the traditional city tour, but a city tour by bike. We drive thru quit area, like barranco and Chorillas In Lima. This tour last about 4 h with an English speaking guide. The tour start and finish in your hotel.
city bike tour in lima ( private in 4* )
In the evening water fountain tour ( private in 4*)
hotel/hostal in lima
lunch + diner
Day 3 +4: Arequipa
Early in the morning transfer to the airport of Lima and local flight to Arequipa. The white city and its famous historic downtown. Visit the Plaza de Armas, the Church of the Company and the Church of San Francisco. The highlight of Arequipa is the 16th century Santa Catalina Convent. This beautiful complex of plazas and buildings is remarkably intact and remained closed to the outside world until 1970. Visit also the star of Arequipa “The Mummy Juanita “. In the evening you may choose to dine at one of Arequipa’s many fine restaurants. Try tha amazing alpacca steak. Day 2 you visit in a reality tour, the real Peru. You go to the local market, to the stone works.Arequipa is the perfect place to acclimatize to altitude before your tours in the Colca Valley.
transfer in lima and Arequiopa
hotel / hostal in arequipa
reality tour day 4
Lunch + diner
Local flight ( we also can arrange)
Optional you can go on rafting, or cooking classes
Day 5 :colca 2 days
After breakfast you’ll be picked up for your journey to the Colca Canyon. It’s a scenic route 165 km from the city of Arequipa. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Misti, Chachani and PichuPichu volcanoes as you climb to the Canahuas National Reserve. Along the way, you will pass through Pampas Cañahuas, a plain in the midst of the Aguada Blanca y Salinas National Reserve. Along the way you’ll stop at 3800m to drink some coca tea to counteract the effects of altitude sickness. As you climb yet further up onto the Altiplano you’ll begin to spot wild vicunas, llamas and guanacos as well as some interesting birdlife on the lakes. After reaching the highest point at about 4800m you’ll descend a little to the town of Chivay. The Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, although its incline is much more gradual. Here we stop for lunch. after we bring our luggage to the hotel and in the afternoon we go to the nearby hot-springs, la calera. 1 night hotel in the small village.
2 days tour in international group ( private in 4* )
hotel / hostal in colca canyon
entree fee 70 sol ( included in 4*)
entree fee hot springs 15 sol
lunch + diner
Day 6 : Colca – Puno
This morning you will have an early breakfast at your hotel and set out to the Cruz del Condor look-out point, 60 Km from Chivay, for spectacular views across the canyon. We are looking for the world’s largest bird, the majestic Andean condor, gliding on the thermals that rise up through the canyon. Be sure to bring your camera. On the return to Chivay you’ll make various stops, firstly at the traditional town of Pinchollo with its 1500 year old stone terraces, and later at the Choqetico view point and the Andean town of Maca. Around 1.30 Pm we take the good Tourist bus for a 6 hours journey to Puno over the altiplano. The last part of the day is the drive to Puno. Accommodations for the night in Puno.
Optional 1: you can take he 3 day Colca canyon tour, than you walk down in to the canyon, you sleep very basic at an oasis, next morning you start early the climb to Cabanaconde, from where we take the local bus back to Chivay and up to Puno
Opcional 2: You can take private car and guide for 1 1/2 day or for 2 days
hostal / hotel in Puno
Shared bus to puno at 1.30 Pm ( private car in 4*)
Transfer in Puno
3 days with trekking
Lunch + diner
Day 7: amantani
Today you will visit the incredible Lake Titicaca. Situated some 3800m above sea level and covering an area of over 8000 square kilometres. You’ll begin your tour by visiting the fascinating Uros islands, home to the descendants of the pre-Inca Urus people, who continue to live on the floating islands, which are constructed using the totoro reeds which grow around the lake. It is said that, when seen from above, the lake looks like a Puma hunting a rabbit. Uros is comprised of about 40 islands, but the total number varies over time. Than we go to Amantania island ,you sleep on the island with a local family, basic but a nice adventure ! They treat you as there own children, in the evening you sing and dance with the whole village in local clothes. This option provides a great opportunity to interact with the warm and hospitable islanders and to learn about their daily lives. Thr bigg lugage we leave in Puno, and we travel with a day pack.
boat tour ( private boat in 4*)
Local basic family stay with food
present for the family
Optional you can go to the luxury suasi island
Day 8: Puno
After breakfast, we leave our local family and go to Taquile Island. Another beautiful destination. The island still bears vestiges of a pre-Incan past. The are Ayamara Indians. The intricate and brightly-colored textiles produced here reflect the inhabitants’ Andean beliefs, myths, and ways of life. After a short but steep climb to the main village you’ll enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the island and finding out about its people. The islanders are known for the beautiful textiles and garments that they produce, and interestingly the knitting of these garments is done exclusively by men. Boat back to Puno /hotel Puno .
Taquile boat tour
hotel – hostal in puno
lunch and diner
Day 9 : Cusco
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the busstation for your journey to Cusco. During this journey you will enjoy stunning views of beautiful landscapes of the the Andes. We take the direct bus for about 6 h. Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be welcomed by southamericaplanet. In the evening there are many excellent restaurants to choose from in Cusco
Optional you can take the bus with stops at the La Raya Pass, the Incan archeological site of Raqchi, renowned for its massive temple to the god Viracocha. Next on the itinerary is a stop at the village of Andahuaylillas, where you will see an actual architectural masterpiece: its main church, built in the 17th century, whose finely painted interior walls will astound you.
Also optional its possible to take the amazing train ride Andean explorer Puno to Cusco
Accommodations in Cuzco.
Direct Bus to Cusco ( bus with guide + lunch + stops in 4*)
Hostal / hotel Cusco
Bus with stops / guide and meals or Train
lunch + diner
Day 10: Cusco
Cusco, where you can do many things this day, you can sleep some longer. We don,t do the standard city tour, but just go for 1 h in a wooden old tram around the city. After lunch you wil have a horse ride tour for 10 Km to the ruins above cusco, Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Incan fort that guarded the Imperial city. After this afternoon excursion you walk back to your hotel to relax. Accommodations in Cuzco.
Optional you can learn how to make chocolate
Hotel / hostal Cusco
City tour in wooden old tram for 1 h in cusco
Horse ride to the ruins above cusco ( private in 4*)
Entree fees/ like cusco visitor ticket 130 sol ( included in 4*)
Other entree fees
lunch + diner
Private car and guide
Hotel – hostal in the sacred valley
Cusco visitor ticket
lunch + diner
Sacred valley tour in Private
Expedition train to Aquas Calientes
Hostal/hotel in Aquas
lunch + diner
Day 13 : Machu Picchu
Today we will leave early for sunrise to the Machu Picchu ruins. You will start with a guided tour of the ruins for 2 h, in which you will learn all about the origins of this archaeological wonder with some free time to explore on your own. Your return train through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Cusco will depart in the afternoon and arrive in the evening. hotel in Cusco
Early in the morning you will be transported by bus to Machu Picchu citadel, Our bilingual guide will take you throughout the vast ruins for about 2h. After this you have some free time to wander around yourself Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca ruins, as it is recognized worldwide yet it is not mentioned in any of the writings of the Spanish Conquistadors. It believed to have been constructed around the mid-15th century and was “rediscovered” by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an inspiring experience. Visit the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the excursion you can walk to Inti Punko, the “SUN GATE” to take the famous picture. Than you drive down by bus to the town of Aqua Calientes where we take the afternoon train back direction Cusco. hotel in Cusco
bus to machu picchu
entree fee to machu picchu
2 h English speaking guide ( private in 4*)
trein to Poroy or ollanta
hotel / hostal Cusco
Lunch + diner
Wayna picchu permit 16 usd
Day 1 arrive + cocktail + jungle walk
Reception at Padre Aldamiz International airport. Here your professional guide will await you. He will accompany you throughout your stay. From there we will go to our office to obtain the official waterway permits (you can also guard luggage you won’t need during your stay). Meanwhile you can visit the town’s main square and also take some photos of the beautiful scenery overlooking the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata from Grau square.
Embarkation will be at Capitania port, the destination being our lodge. We will navigate approximately 40 minutes on the Madre de Dios River in a typical Amazonian boat.Arrival at the Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge. Here we will have a welcome cocktail. Afterwards you will be handed over the keys to your bungalow and we will have lunch. The kitchen of our Lodge stands out for the beautiful presentation and the exquisite tastes of the dishes prepared by our French chef. After that you will have some free time to get comfortable in your bungalow, or take a refreshing dip in our pool.
3:30pm: It gets time to have some first contact with the jungle. On this trek you will see a large variety of tropical trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies and other animals. Upon return we will make a small stop at a lookout. Here you can observe toucans, macaws and other species of birds upon your return for sunset. (Duration: between 2,5 and 3 hours) Returning to the lodge you can take a refreshing dip in the pool or have an exotic cocktail in our terrace- bar. You could also watch the sunset in the relaxing, tranquility of palm and mango trees at our port.
7pm: Before dinner we will go on a nightly boat trip, a little safari trying to spot the white caiman (caiman crocodilus) that lives in the river banks.
8pm: After the delicious dinner, those who wish can have some Smalltalk in our reclining seats or have some fun and make friends with other travelers in the bar. Another option is to take a bath in the pool (with bar) under the shining Amazon sky and marvel at the Cross of the South.
Day 2 Parrot clay lik + Sandoval lake
At 5:30am we will go on a trek of about 20 min until we arrive at the parrot clay- lick. Here a minimum of five different species feeds on special clay, vital to their metabolism. It’s a truly marvelous, multicolored spectacle.
8am: Breakfast and free time to explore the splendid gardens of Corto Maltes Amazonia. We have dozens of varieties of exotic plants and flowering trees.
10:30am: Again we will navigate the Madre de Dios River. This time on an expedition destined to “Monkey Island” where some species of these interesting and entertaining animals live in freedom. Following another boat ride of 30 min we will enter the territory of the Tambopata- Candamo National Reserve. We will trek 5km through the dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Giant trees, snakes, monkeys, birds and sometimes even the illusive jaguar can be observed here
Our destination is heavenly Sandoval Lake. Its privileged settings are shared by numerous species of animals: Birds (in particular Hoatzins, Kingfisher, and Cormorants), different species of monkeys (Squirrel monkeys, Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys). At the lake itself we can enjoy the spectacle of Giant River Otters. Black Caimans and Piranhas (sometimes we can even observe anacondas in the areas covered by reed). This is also the habitat of the giant Arapaima, a fish of more than 2,5m, weighing in at +200kg. Traveling by canoe, the sunset in the lake is a spectacular unforgettable sight. On our return to the river we might be able to spot some nocturnal animals.
8pm: The body demands rest and food after an active day in the jungle. You will enjoy the exotic tastes of our meals, especially our desserts. If you still have energy left you can share moments of music and conversation in the bar whilst having a cocktail or enjoy the sounds of the rainforest surrounding you from your hammock. After a long day full of activity you will enjoy the comfort of you bungalows hammocks. You can also recover with a massage by the lodges’ qualified masseurs
Day 3 departure
After breakfast its time to say goodbye to the setting and staff of Corto Maltes Amazonia. Your guide will accompany you on your way back to the city. We will pass by our office again to recollect the baggage left. Following that we will visit the local market to show you agricultural products of the region; especially fruits of the Amazon. Afterwards our personnel will accompany you to the airport wishing that your stay was as pleasant for you as it was for us to show you this beautiful corner of Peru.
Lima + Flight Home
End of the 16 days Tour
This program is only an example, we can make programs to all your needs !!!
Its also possible to extend with North Peru or relax some days at the beach.
This tour you can use as a base, you can add the 2 or 4 days Inca trail or extend this tour wit a visit to the north, or beach at Paracas or iguazu waterfalls
People who like to do the very famous INCATRAIL , the 2 or 4 days (look at this website for the program ) have to make reservation for this ,together with the reservation of this tour .This Inca trail is so popular that it need more than 90 days reservation in advance !
What do we need when you make a reservation?
*Full name as it is written in your passport.* Scanned copy of your passport.
*exact arrival date and flight nr.
*vegetarian or no.
*kind of room 2 beds or 1 big bed.
*we ask 40 % deposit when reserve the rest 4 weeks before departure. Banktransfer to our Peruvian bankaccount or Wetravel ( +4,5% )
For general information click below