Peru with Kids

Thinking of travel to Peru with Kids? Then you have found a place jam packed with Peru kid-friendly suggestions!  Planning a trip to Peru with littlies will be a breeze with all of our handy, and well researched information.

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Peru with Kids – Planning and Packing

A wonderful trip is well planned.  That is why we recommend reading as much as you can before you start booking your flights. Here are some good places to start!

Starting out, and not sure what to planning a Peru family holiday involves? Planning for Peru Family Vacation?

Once you have your tickets booked? What next Packing tips for Peru with kids

Want to get the kids interested in what they might see and do in Peru, these are some of our favourite bedtime books Best Peru books for children

Nearly 2 and exploring the Plaza de Armas of Lima with her grandmother.

Lima destination guide for families – Peru with Kids

Almost everyone who arrives in Peru has to go to Lima… and far too many just fly through or don’t spend a while. Particularly when travelling with children, this is a shame.  Lima has a lot to offer everyone – but particularly smaller kids.

Arriving in Peru, Lima offers a lot for family travellers,  take a look at Lima with Kids: Things to do in Miraflores with Children

Outside Miraflores, there are also many things to do with Children, look at Things to do in Lima for Kids

We have also stayed in many Lima hotels,  please check out our reviews Lima Peru Hotels –Best Kid Friendly Choices

We love the frontier feeling of the Hidroelectrica train station.

Machu Picchu destination guide for families – Peru with Kids

Machu Picchu is often the reason many people visit Peru – and with good reason, it is a stunning place to visit.  If this is a once in a lifetime visit to Machu Picchu, with your kids or family, you want to make it perfect… check out our suggestions.

Here are our list of tried and test tips for Visiting Machu Picchu with kids.

Where should you stay in Machu Picchu? We have a fantastic list of Machu Picchu hotels, which we have stayed in ourselves. Take a look at the Best Family Hotels in Machu Picchu

One of the major things about Machu Picchu is that you need to book really early, check out Book your Machu Picchu Family Holiday early – 6 reasons why!

Inca Trail and Trekking – Peru with Kids

For many people doing a trek in Peru is a bucket list item.  But what about when you are travelling with kids? We can help… !

To start with, ask yourself the questions found here Should I take my Children trekking in Peru?

Should you also wish to trek with toddlers, we can provide great advice having ‘been there and done that’ with Trekking with Toddlers in the Andes and the Short Inca Trail with Baby!

If camping is not your thing but you want to do a high altitude trek, consider doing a Lodge to Lodge trek.  Peru Lodge to Lodge Trek with Kids

We loved staying with Andean Lodges,  check out our Review Andean Lodges; Peruvian Lodge Review

Cusco Destination Guide for Families – Peru with Kids

Cusco was our home for a long time, we love this city and all it has to offer.  Plan to spend a few days at least.

Where to Stay in Cusco with Kids

Best Family Hotels in Cusco

Getting to know Cusco like a local with Kids – a guest post

Our daughter was gifted this traditional dress by some Ausangate villagers, and wore it each time we went into the mountains. (this is the Patacancha valley, which is why the men are wearing red ponchos.)

Sacred Valley Guide for Families – Peru with Kids

The Sacred Valley, abundant with flowers, animals and cute little villages was once the garden of the Incas. It also feels as if it was made for kids to play in!

Trek with Llamas + Kids in Peru

Where to stay in the Sacred Valley with Kids?

Best Sacred Valley Family Hotels

At the Museo Julio Tello in Paracas.

South Coast  – Peru with Kids?

The South Coast of Peru, the area directly south of Lima and north of Nazca is largely overlooked as a tourist destination…  but there is loads to do with kids.

Our full guide A guide to Peru’s South Coast with Kids

If you are interested in Peru’s South Coast, you will need a place to stay: Amazing hotels on Peru’s Southern Coast

Specific Hotels that we have stayed at

A beach getaway on Peru’s South Coast Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort Review

A very unique heritage listed place Casa Hacienda San Jose Hotel Review

The Peruvian Jungle and Kids

We have yet to take our kids down to the Amazon. With plenty of boat trips,  lagunas and trails to wander off on, we haven’t felt that it was a great destination for young children.  But, on our next trip they are going to be 8 and 5 years old. We can’t wait to explore the Amazon with them and will report back with lots of experiences!  Malaria is present in Peru, for our thoughts on travel to Malaria zones with kids. 

Peru with Kids – who are we to provide advice?

Our site has LOADS about travelling to Peru with Kids!!! We love Peru and know the country very well having lived there for 8 years before kids, and several years after kids.  If you are interested in a Peru destination but haven’t seen it on our site, please ask.

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Hi! We are a multicultural family from Peru, Nicaragua & Australia. We believe adventures can be global – and local – and are one part of our sustainable lifestyle, and raising children who are global eco-citizens.