Adventures in family

We´ll travel throughout the mythical Urubamba Sacred Valley , enjoying our encounter with nature, history and culture. We will visit several towns that still keep their ancestral traditional alive.

Our stay here begins with a visit to Awanakancha where children will enjoy feeding the four different types of camelids that live in the Andes; Cochahuasi is our next stop, an animal sanctuary devoted to rescuing, caring for and preserving native species.

A few kilometers later we find the picturesque town of Pisac, famous for its arts and crafts market. To cap the day we will visit Ollantaytambo, during Inca times gateway to Machu Picchu and the jungle territories. Today it is the last Andean town to maintain the Inca urban planning system, jealously guarded by an imposing fortress.

Spending time and sharing chores with a family in a typical Andean Village will allow us to understand what life is like in this part of the world. Another great learning experience will be our visit to Pablo Seminario’s workshop – Pablo is a famous ceramist, creator of what people have dubbed as the “Seminario style”: modern ceramic pieces with a strong pre-Inca influence. The children can craft their own ceramic pots, maybe even creating a new style.

In Chinchero, a town famous for the quality and beauty of its textiles, we will enter the world of master weaver Nilda Callañaupa. Nilda has devoted her life to preserving her ancestor´s weaving techniques, and formed the Cusco Centerb for Traditional Textiles, an NGO sponsored by National Geographic. 

During our stay we will also visit a local school, where the kids will be able to interact with local children and will enjoy a cooking demonstration and even make their own cookies, pizzas during Pizza Night, and watch a movie after our full-day outing to Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu, was scientifically discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, who thought it was the last bastion of the Incas. Accompanied by an expert guide, we will understand how the small city functioned, its meaning and importance for the Incas, and the reason of its abandonment.

The beauty and complexity of its architecture, the spectacular natural landscapes, and the energy contained within its structures will make of this an unforgettable day.

Cusco, the oldest inhabited city on all of the Americas, was the political and religious center of the Inca Empire. During our stay we will visit the San Pedro market; the Main Square and the beautiful Cathedral, which houses an impressive collection of art which narrates the city’s history from the Spanish conquest to the middle of the colonial period. We will also have a chance to see Sacsayhuaman, an impressive archaeological structure, the purpose of which is not precisely known yet, and the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas.

For a sweet finale, we will visit Cusco’s Chocolate Museum, and learn about the process used to convert cocoa beans and other ingredients into chocolate.

Lima, a cosmopolitan city with a outstanding cultural heritage, will be the last stop of our amazing journey. After our flight to Lima, we will be transferred to a privileged spot, where will have lunch while enjoying a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Afterwards, before being transferred back to the airport for our international flight, we will do a panoramic tour of modern and colonial Lima.

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