At this time, it is also low water season in the Amazon Basin, which means fewer mosquitoes and great fishing for piranha!
Peru is not just about traipsing around ancient ruins, although even the most jaded teenager will be astounded by their first view of the spectacular Inca citadel at Machu Picchu, nestled amid sheer mountain sides.
There's also the exhilarating climb up Huayna Picchu peak behind for adrenalin junkies, where you are rewarded with amazing views.
Active families will love the variety of options whilst on Peru family holidays, from sand-boarding down vast desert dunes near the coast to white water rafting the Andean rivers, and from swimming and fishing for piranha in the Amazon or kayaking on Lake Titicaca.
Combine this with discovering very traditional local highland communities and some fantastic lowland wildlife and you have an incredible Peru family holiday packed full of experiences.
We can arrange for you to go horse-riding either in the Andes or on the coast, cruise along the Amazon River looking out for pink river dolphins, visit a spectacled bear rescue project (the original ‘Paddington Bear’), or even have your fortune told in the cocoa leaves by the local shaman.
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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.
Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!
I could go on but I'll spare you.
Thanks a million
Judy and Mike’
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