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Peru Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

 
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Ancient Incan Empire—Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

  • Unearth the secrets of fascinating Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”
  • Hike and bike to ancient ceremonial sites and impressive ruins—Tambo Machay, Sacsayhuamán and others
  • Discover deep insights into Peru’s rich culture and diverse ancient civilizations from our knowledgeable local guide
  • Explore sky-high Cusco, alive with the energy of the Inca and history of the Spanish conquistadors

Standing above Machu Picchu, wispy clouds floating by, the jagged Andes in the background, you'll snap the photo. But actually being there—it will forever reset your view of humanity. How did they do this? There are few places on Earth like this. And to think, it's only one moment in a week's worth of incredible moments.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Explore Cusco, once the center of the pre-Columbian Inca Empire | Visit Coricancha, a Spanish colonial church built atop the ruins of an Inca temple | Our local guide joins us as we journey through the Temple of the Moon and Sacsayhuamán | Shop for handicrafts in the local markets and check out the action in the Plaza de Armas | Discover the superb collection at Cusco’s Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.

Days 3-4 Pedal through the Sacred Valley amid a panorama of snowy peaks and traditional villages | Explore the magical ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo | Engage with Quechua culture in a community famous for its master weavers | Visit the world-renowned ceramics studio of Pablo Seminario.

Day 5 Hike through Las Salineras, a stunningly beautiful honeycomb of tiered pools | Bike in the altiplano through ancient Inca farmland and high-altitude terraces | Enjoy a private lunch in the home of a local family | Join an exclusive cooking class with a local chef.

Days 6-8 Be awed by Machu Picchu—the incredible “Lost City of the Incas” | After a train ride, hike the Gate of the Sun trail for a bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu (you may have the option to take the famed Inca Trail) | Spend a second full day exploring the “Lost City” | Learn about local flora and fauna during a walk with a naturalist.

When it comes to authentic travel experiences, Backroads' Family Multisport Adventure in Peru is really tough to beat. Everyone in your family is sure to find inspiration on this trip, which features a great mix of stunning Andean landscapes, fascinating Inca history and captivating Quechua culture. You'll join a longtime Backroads friend and local guide, who shares insights into Peru's history and culture. And your visit to Machu Picchu will most likely be an experience you'll remember forever.
Michelle Muench-Regional Manager - Latin America

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Hiking the Inca Trail

One of our hikes requires an Inca Trail permit, which we recommend booking at least 4-6 months prior to departure. Without it, you will miss this portion of the trail but will still visit Machu Picchu with an alternate hike within the ruins. Also, due to national park regulations and difficulty securing permits, your Backroads leaders will likely not be able to accompany you along the hike requiring an Inca Trail permit. Rest assured, you will always be well supported by our local Peruvian guide, who we've worked with for years, and a staff of porters.

Terrain & Trail Support

Our hikes through Peru's captivating rugged terrain climb rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads. Vehicles will get us to and from the trailheads, but the nature of these trails is such that we won't see our vans along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.

Hiking on Your Own

This trip has been designed to offer as many hiking options as possible. Since many of the trails are unmarked, we recommend that you hike with the company of a Backroads leader or one of our local support staff. On the few days when we're in national parks, regulations require you to hike in the company of one of our certified park guides.
$5,398 - $5,698
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(+$1,150 to $1,200 for sgl. occ.)

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6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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Cusco, Peru

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All breakfasts, 7 dinners, 6 lunches included

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Hotel Monasterio

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Cusco (2 nights)

"An outstanding property housed within a converted 16th-century monastery situated just a short stroll from the Plaza de Armas," says Andrew Harper.

Sol y Luna Lodge

Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa

Urubamba (3 nights)

"An unpretentious but impeccably maintained lodge set in a wonderful garden surrounded by mountains," according to the Hideaway Report. (pool, spa)

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Aguas Calientes (2 nights)

This hotel with Andean-style casitas is just minutes from the ruins of Machu Picchu. (pool, spa)

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Other Cusco Guided Walk (3.5 Hours)
2 Walking/Hiking 3* 300 5* 300 6 300
3 Biking 10* 400 23* 700 29 1000
Biking 13* 500
Walking/Hiking 2* 200
4 Walking/Hiking 2* 500 4 1400
Walking/Hiking 3 600
Other Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Walk (1 Hour)
Other Cultural Visit in Huilloc Weaving Village (1.5 Hours)
5 Biking 8* 500 18* 800 23* 1200
Walking/Hiking 2* 0 4* 0
6 Walking/Hiking 2* 800 5* 2000 7* 2100
7 Other Machu Picchu Guided Walk (3 Hours)
8 Other Early-Morning Naturalist Walk (45 Minutes)
 

Note: On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (approximately 70% dirt and 30% paved). Most activities on this trip take place at elevations of 8,000–12,000 feet, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest. Some of our hiking routes include substantial elevation loss.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Peru

We've Found a Better Way to the Lost City

Most hikes up the famed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu involve four nights of rustic camping. Ours is one of the few trips on which you can explore the fabled mountaintop city (which of course was never lost) and then enjoy gourmet dining and luxurious accommodations. And if you book early enough, we arrange a one-day permit to hike the stunning Winay Wayna section of the trail, arriving at the Gate of the Sun for a view of Macchu Pichu that will take your breath away.

The Best Leaders in Peru

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Peru, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Peru designed for families with older teens and 20-somethings. Our Family Breakaway trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Peru, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politics – and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Peru with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multisport trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Peru are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Peru trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,798 pp dbl occ

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