Two-day Inca Trail
Peru’s number one tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, is located at dizzying heights in the Andes Mountains. There are a variety of challenging walks suitable for families with active teenagers, but keep in mind the high altitude that can randomly affect anyone regardless of fitness or age, and the weather changes constantly. It’s also very busy and worth noting that numbers are limited.
Four- and five-day Inca Trail
This is a difficult walk no matter what age and best suited to fit adults and active teenagers. The trail is limited to 500 people a day with a guide. It starts 82 kilometres along the Cusco Railway to Aguas Calientes. This is suited to older children and teenagers. The trek starts 104 kilometres along the railway from Cusco and involves a four-hour walk uphill to Wiñay Wayna and a couple of hours further to Machu Picchu.
The trek takes about 60 minutes return and you are rewarded with great views. It is suitable for families with older children and teenagers.
This is a short flat walk at the back of the Machu Picchu to the ruins of an Inca Bridge, once used by the Incas. It has great views of the valley below. Suited to all.