Kid-Friendly Circuit

Duration: 10 days

Pros: Kid-friendly, sees the highlights

Cons: Overdone, busy and touristy

Route:

Start in Lima

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

  • Flight to Cusco
  • Spend the afternoon acclimatizing to the altitude

Day 4:

  • Take a morning bus to Pisac
  • Hopefully this day is a Sunday (Tuesday or Thursday also works well) so you can see the impressive market of Pisac and even attend mass in Quechua
  • Spend the afternoon in the mountainous ruins
  • Take an afternoon bus to Urubamba

Day 5:

  • Go for a half-day horseback riding tour on the famous Peruvian Paso horses
  • Take a bus to Ollantaytambo
  • Have lunch at Heart’s Cafe in the main square
  • Visit the fortress ruins
  • Take a train to Aguas Calientes, or Machu Picchu Pueblo as it is sometimes known

Day 6:

  • Spend the day at Machu Picchu!
  • Take an evening train back to Cusco

Day 7:

  • Spend the day exploring the city.  Be sure to visit:

Day 8:

Day 9:

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