An incredible family trip to Peru!
Peru | Aug 3 - Aug 16, 2022

Julia
Julia M.
East Norwalk, CT | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

What a trip to Peru! It was an incredible family holiday. Even more so for not having done an adventurous trip before like this with our children (16, 14 and 11) mainly because of their age and then covid. I soon realized that I needed help planning this as there was such a lot or organize and (although I normally like to plan holidays myself) it was clear that I definitely needed help with this.

Martina was so helpful ... we went through each part of each day. We added places and... read more

What a trip to Peru! It was an incredible family holiday. Even more so for not having done an adventurous trip before like this with our children (16, 14 and 11) mainly because of their age and then covid. I soon realized that I needed help planning this as there was such a lot or organize and (although I normally like to plan holidays myself) it was clear that I definitely needed help with this.

Martina was so helpful ... we went through each part of each day. We added places and activities that I knew I would like us to do and Martina made suggestions for those I didn't know or wasn't sure about. She put together an amazing itinerary for us. We were very busy but it was thoroughly enjoyable and very importantly manageable and fun for my kids.

I really also appreciated the support from the team in Peru. Information was provided for each day in advance (tickets, guide names, transfer details) and all the work was done for me and arrived via What's App on my phone .... which was so easy! Everything went very smoothly (which I think would not always be the case in Peru!) and the services provided were excellent ... very helpful as our Spanish is extremely limited.

I definitely would plan a holiday with Martina again!

Hotel Reviews
Pisac Inn
Pisac

Loved this cozy hotel. Food was amazing!!!

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Desert Camp
Huacachina

Incredible experience! Beautifully set up for us. A great adventure. Also, the sand boarding and buggy ride before were so much fun!!!!

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Pullman Lima Miraflores
Miraflores, Lima

Such a luxury! A real treat for the the beginning and end of the holiday.

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Waman Hotel Machu Picchu

Can't recommend. Basic rooms, noisy all night. Awful breakfast. Our only bad experience.

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Everything.
San Agustin Paracas
Paracas
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The view, the pool, the location. A little threadbare generally but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Tika Wasi Casa Boutique
Cusco

Very pretty hotel ... cozy and very authentic. The staff were incredibly helpful with everything. Breakfast was good. Very nice to have coca leaf tea any time you want it! We were very happy to go back there after our travels in the Sacred Valley.

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Tika Wasi Valley
Sacred Valley

Very pretty hotel. Very convenient location.

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Activity Reviews
Sacred Valley tour : Chinchero, Maras and Moray by bike
Peru

Great fun family day! Yuri was an excellent guide.

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From Paracas to Huacachina Sand duning and buggy
Paracas

Such a fantastic experience! Thoroughly enjoyed all of it ... the buggy ride, the sand boarding and the camping. All of our family loved doing this and we will always remember it!

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From Lima to Paracas, visit of the Paracas Reserve
Lima

This was really good ... stunning actually. We had traveled to Paracas to see the Ballestas Islands and I didn't really have much expectation for this reserve but it was actually incredibly beautiful and I'm really glad we went.

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The view! The guide was also excellent.
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From Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and overnight in Aguas Calientes
Peru

The train ride from Ollyantaytambo to Aquas Calientes was great ... the views were amazing. The guide we had in Machu Picchu (Ana) was absolutely excellent. There was a small protest (very peaceful though) going on which she swiftly navigated us past and straight onto a bus up to Machu Picchu. We LOVED Machu Picchu. Ana's English was excellent. She was patient with our children mucking about (!!!). She had lots of information which was fascinating. Hotel Waman not great. We loved the hike to the top of Machu Picchu Mountain. Our 11 year old found it the easiest, funnily enough! It was much harder than expected but totally worth it and something we will never forget. The views from the top were out of this world! So glad we did this. The train ride down was HILARIOUS! There was dancing and a fashion show. So much fun!

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Visit Pisac archaeological site and market
Pisac

I didn't get to see very much of this as I wanted plenty of time in the market! What I did see was very interesting and I had an excellent guide ... Milton .... whose English was just incredible.

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Visit of Islas Ballestas
Peru

This was good ... lovely to see the penguins jumping in the water.

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Local specialist: Martina Capel
Martina
Martina Capel
Local specialist in Lima | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dear Julia,

Thank you so much for your nice comments.

I'm so glad that everybody in your family enjoyed this very special family vacation. It was a pleasure creating this trip together with you. As I have young adult-children myself, I felt very comfortable in proposing the different activities that might suit your children. They will forever remember this trip they made with you.

Warm regards,
Martina