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Beyond Machu Picchu: 5 Awe-Inspiring Places to Visit in Peru

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Just as there’s more to France than the Eiffel Tour, Machu Picchu’s just the beginning when it comes to what to do in Peru. Beyond this ancient monument’s polished, dry-stone walls and classical Inca-style architecture lies a whole world of Peruvian landscapes and cultures to be explored. Check out these awe-inspiring places to visit in Peru with kids.

Chile Family Adventure: The Atacama with Kids

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The Atacama contains some of the most unique and remarkable landscapes in the world. Because of the expansive terrain, remoteness, and bizarre landforms, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another universe. What will you see on a Chile family adventure to the Atacama? Read on to find our more about this unique location’s must-see attractions.

Chile with Kids: On the Lookout for Unique Birds

Even though it feels almost impossible not to get caught up in the sheer expansiveness of Chile’s geography, it’s also important to stay on the lookout for some of this nation’s most unique birds. From penguins to condors, flamingos to rheas, here’s our list of some of the most interesting birds who make Chile their home.

Puerto Maldonado: Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Peruvian Amazon rainforest

Visiting the Peruvian Amazon rainforest may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting the Land of the Incas. Yet, Peru also boasts lush, verdant jungles. The city of Puerto Maldonado represents one of the main gateways to Peru’s splendid tropical jungles where an unforgettable family adventure awaits you.

Experiential Family Travel in Peru: A Day in the Quechua Village of Huilloc

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Experiential family travel is the act of immersive, present, and meaningful interaction with a country’s traditions, values, and culture. This usually means stepping out of your comfort zone and into the shoes of someone much, much different from you. We recently had the opportunity to do just that when we visited the indigenous village of Huilloc, located in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Inca thanks to Our Whole Village. Find out more about our life-changing journey.

Chow Down: Delicious Peruvian Food for Kids

Peruvian food for kids

From Aji de Gallina to Salchipapas, there’s no end to yummy Peruvian food for kids. What’s more, the Peruvian reliance on local vegetables and fruits translates into nutritious dishes sure to satisfy without causing a sugar rush. Here’s our rundown of the best Peruvian food for kids based on countless family adventures to the Land of the Incas.

Peru Travel with Kids: The Inti Raymi Sun Festival

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The second largest festival in South America, people from all over the world gather in Peru to watch the Inti Raymi on June 24th. The celebration takes place in the heart of the former Incan Empire, the Sacred Valley and is filled with pageantry, color, and dramatic theatrical depictions.