Located in the Sacred Valley in Peru, Machu Picchu rises nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. In 2007, it was voted one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Not bad for a 570-year old city! Shrouded in clouds and mystery, the panoramic views of this “Lost City” will stay with your family a lifetime. Read on to learn more about visiting Machu Picchu with kids.
Each June, hundreds of Peruvian families come together for a one-of-a-kind festival near the village of Quehue. About 100 miles from Cusco, Quehue boasts an ancient tradition rooted in the culture of the Inca. Lasting four days, the event includes bridge building, dancing, a feast of local delicacies, and marks a unique way to learn about Peruvian culture for kids. Learn more about the Q’eswachaka Festival and why it helps locals “bridge” the cultural gap to their past.
Whether you’re looking for ancient mummies, massive stairways guarded by mythical creatures, or stunning colonial architecture, Cusco with kids is an adventure. It’s a spectacular city where kid-friendly activities abound. Of course, family fun in Peru doesn’t stop with the museums and plazas of Cusco. They’re just the beginning. Interested in learning more about what to do in Cusco on a Peru family trip? Let’s go!
When it comes to experiencing the Andes Mountains with kids, what’s the first image that comes to mind? Maybe marching up to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu? Or, perhaps, snapping photos of your kiddos posed with alpacas and brightly-clad ladies in Cuzco? While these are must-see highlights, Peru family travel doesn’t stop there. Check out these kid-friendly destinations that showcase the diverse geography of the Peruvian Andes.
Chile remains a land of geographical extremes, from the Atacama Desert, the second driest location in the world (after Antarctica), to Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago off the southernmost tip of South America where penguins rule. Besides stunning and diverse natural scenery, Chile offers dynamic cities like Santiago, its vibrant capital, and Valparaíso, the edgy jewel of the Pacific. But no matter where you go, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly amenities and kid-approved activities. Here’s our list of what to do in Chile on a family vacation.
From streetside tango to Malbec wines and gaucho culture, Argentina’s impressive size is rivaled by its vibrant culture and diverse natural landscapes. A kid-friendly destination, there’s plenty for little ones to see and do while adults get their fill of adventure (and great wine), too. Here’s our list of what to do in Argentina on a family vacation.
No two families are alike. So, why do so many family vacation packages and tours look the same? At Our Whole Village, we think vacation opportunities should be just as varied and creative as the families who take them! That’s why, today, I’m shining a spotlight on distinct types of family travel. That way, you can find the best fit for your family’s unique interests and needs.
Everything about the Brazilian Amazon proves astounding, from its sheer size to its incredible biodiversity. But is traveling the Amazon rainforest with kids safe? Yes! What’s more, the rainforest will inspire your kids to be better global citizens. Learn more about awe-inspiring Amazonia and how to make it a kid-friendly destination.
From ancient monuments to cascading waterfalls and towering Buddhist statues, traveling Thailand and Cambodia with kids makes for many unforgettable experiences. You’ll also marvel at perfumed floating markets, sandy beaches, and urban centers where monkeys reign. Want to learn more? Check out our ultimate family travel guide to these fantastic, ancient lands.
In the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors scoured Peru in the search for El Dorado, a land of incomparable wealth. Today, Peru remains a land rich in cultural heritage, colorful history, and vibrant folkloric traditions. Ready to learn more about traveling to Peru with kids? Read on for our ultimate family travel guide.