Luxury intergenerational family trips Pt 2 – Peru

philanthropic travel Peru Sacred ValleyFollowing on from our introductory blog about luxury intergenerational family trips that make a difference, where we featured New Zealand, today we are looking at how intergenerational families can leave a legacy and bond even closer together in Peru.

Luxury intergenerational family trips

Peru is fantastic for adventurous intergenerational families because there is an abundance of hiking, walking and cycling, and UNESCO World Heritage listed sites that you will love and treasure!

For architecture, Peru’s Cusco has ancient stone streets, the Qoriacancha palace and the church of Santo Domingo around the Plaza de Armas. This high-altitude melting pot of Amerindian and mestizo culture is home to exceptional textiles, bright summer festivals and rich archeological wonders that continue on into the Sacred Valley, which is where you can make a lasting difference as part of your luxury intergenerational family vacation.

You can get immersed in the local culture, your youngest ones can play with the local children, and the older ones can get involved in helping install ecological stoves in homes in a remote rural village. These stoves are awesome because:

  1. They replace open flames, so are much safer, as children no longer fall into the flames and get burned
  2. They have a chimney, so respiratory problems caused by smoke inhalation are eliminated
  3. They are much more fuel efficient, so they are better for the environment

There are superb luxury lodges to stay at whilst volunteering, such as Sol y Luna and Inkaterra Urubamba.

In addition to making a difference, the lush green Sacred Valley will seduce you with plenty of attractions – rivers flowing down gullies and valleys, archaeological sites and fascinating indigenous people. For the thrill seekers in your intergenerational family, adrenaline activities ranging from rafting, paragliding, rock climbing, mountain biking between Inca sites… you name it, the Sacred valley has it! Or if prefer more sedate activities, you can go to a farm to learn how alpaca wool is woven into cloth and then you can walk the herd through the farm.

Your  visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu will probably be one of the highlights of the your trip – it has an astonishing location and yes, it is best-known archaeological site on the continent. You reach the ancient citadel by train, including the opportunity to take the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Aguas Calientes, or on foot along the Inca trails (we can even offer you a luxury lodge based trek!)…you’ll love your trip to this beloved site.

Back in Cusco, enjoy  the excellent works of artisans, and something that you cannot  miss here is the Peruvian cuisine, which has been awarded ‘Best Culinary Destination’ by World Travel Awards for years. You can attend cooking classes in both Cusco and Lima and learn some of the local recipes and bring home the sublime flavors of Peru.

Get in touch about luxury intergenerational family trips

Are you interested in a meaningful luxury intergenerational family trip to Peru, or elsewhere? Get in touch with one of our specialist advisors for a no-obligation consultation.

Or view the 2019 Family Travel Brochure for more inspiration, or take a look at our website.