Two-day Inca Trail

Holiday with Kids - - Peru -

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.

Sun­gate Trail

The trek takes about 60 min­utes re­turn and you are re­warded with great views. It is suit­able for fam­i­lies with older chil­dren and teenagers.

Inca Bridge

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.

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