Peru

Assist with village life

luxury family travel Peru

You can share in the daily activities of villagers in the Sacred Valley, such as doing farm chores, helping out with the animals, knitting and weaving, learning about traditional healing with medicinal plants, and assisting with the harvest if you are there at the right time.

This is very much ‘soft volunteering’ where the emphasis is on cultural interaction and insight.

It is great for families who want their children to engage with the Peruvian culture, and learn first-hand about their way of life and the challenges they face.

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

luxury family travel Tambo del Inka

Tambo del Inka is by far the most lavish place to stay in the Sacred Valley. This 128-room hotel is all triple-height ceilings, towering stone chimneys, and colorful Peruvian weavings. On offer are captivating Andes mountain and river views, even from your bathtub, and heated swimming pools. The Euro-Peruvian food at Hawa (“heaven”), the fine-dining […]

luxury family travel Sol y Luna

There are certain hotels that have you plotting a return from the moment you arrive. Places that make you feel so welcome and so at ease that you want everyone you love to stay there. Sol y Luna is such a place. Situated in Peru’s scenic Sacred Valley, surrounded by majestic Andean mountains, Sol y […]

luxury family travel Rio Sagrado

One of the best luxury options in the historic Sacred Valley of the Incas, this hotel lies on the banks of the Urubamba River. The rooms, villas and suites all enjoy a sprinkling of Inca crafts, and the El Huerto restaurant is a destination dining experience in itself.

luxury family travel Inkaterra Urubamba

New for 2015, built as a traditional “Peruvian casa hacienda”, Inkaterra Urubamba has just 12 rooms, but another 24 “boutique casitas” will be added soon. The hotel has a design inspired by the architecture of the Cusco region, with an interior design inspired by local materials. A luxurious Andean environment proper of the Inkaterra spirit […]

Sacred Valley

North west of Cusco, the Urubamba Valley – aka The Sacred Valley of the Incas – stretches for around 60 miles (100 km) through rugged slopes. It is lined with villages, and framed by Cusco and Machu Picchu, and was one of the holiest places for the Incas. You can take a one-day bus tour, but it’s worth committing to a few days of relaxed scenic wonder.