Cusco is the perfect destination where adults and children can have a good time. If you are planning your next visit to this beautiful city, take note of the following things to do with your children.

 

When you are travelling with children remember to bring water, sunscreen, hats and it is recommended to rest the first day to get used to the altitude. It is very important to choose a cozy hotel that will provide your family the comfort they need, and at the same time with great location, near Cusco main square, to avoid any altitude sickness during your stay.

12 angle stone

To start your tour, you can visit the 12 angle stone, famous for its perfection and immense structure. You can find it on Hatun Rumiyoq Street, only 2 blocks from Cusco Main Square.

San Pedro Market

A must stop is the San Pedro Market, where you can enjoy juices made from fresh fruit. Also, your children will be able to learn more about the different local products from the region and purchase some souvenirs.

Choco museum

A chocolate adventure! This is the perfect place to learn everything about the origin of Peruvian chocolate with a hands-on experience. Here, children can take part of different workshops where they can make their own chocolate. You can visit it at 210 Garcilaso Street.

Huasao Wetland

If you or your kids are fans of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, make sure you visit this place! A themed park located in the district of Oropesa, 30 minutes from Cusco city, where kids can take photos with famous Marvel characters such as Groot, and enjoy movie experience.

Sacsayhuaman

A well-known and visited tourist attraction in Cusco is the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman that beyond the wonderful history of its construction, has a space where the family can have a good time. Here, adults and children, can climb the “stone slides” and enjoy a fun afternoon.

Take a break at Tierra Viva Sacred Valley

The perfect place to recharge, and continue with your family trip. Our Tierra Viva Sacred Valley Hotel is located in Urubamba, 50 minutes away from the city of Cusco and surrounded with beautiful landscapes. Here, the little ones can enjoy different activities like feeding the baby alpacas, sharing a bonfire, and having a spa day.

 

Stand Up Paddle o Kayak en Piuray

This is an activity that will probably take you an entire day, but it is totally worth it.  At Piuray Lake, you can have a great time practicing Stand Up Paddle or Kayak with your children. Then, learn more about the diversity of local products and food.

Train ride

For kids, probably the best part of a full day tour to Machu Picchu is the train ride. Can you imagine the excitement of your children looking at the amazing landscapes from the train? To enjoy this ride at it’s fullest, it is recommended to book a tourist train with panoramic windows.

Machu Picchu

Dream fulfilled! Even though your children might not understand all the history of the citadel, Machu Picchu is a must see destination in Cusco. You just need to be ready to help them to continue the hike if they get tired. Also, you can take an amazing family portrait with the citadel as the background. And, to finish your day trip with your family, you can stay at our Tierra Viva Machu Picchu Hotel.

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