When we ask everyone in the office why they love Peru so much, the list just goes on and on. Maybe it’s the delicious food, the rich cultural heritage, the amazing scenery, towering Andean peaks or dense rainforest or perhaps simply the friendly and inviting people. All in all it’s a fantastic destination to explore with children and we pride ourselves on designing itineraries that will suit every member of the family. Older families will love the experience of Trekking the Inca Trail together and who can’t resist the chance to spend the night in a remote lodge deep in the Amazon? And if you want to see two of South America's most famous & impressive Unesco World Heritage sites, then consider combining Peru's Machu Picchu & Ecuador's Galapagos Islands for a true holiday of a life time.

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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

A family holiday in Peru offering a perfect blend of culture, history and activity. Visit Machu Picchu & stay in a remote jungle lodge in the Amazon.

Tailor-made Luxury 2 weeks

Adults from $3,129 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,004 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,858 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,004 per person economy class from London

The ultimate Peruvian family adventure. Explore the ruins of the Sacred Valley, experience vibrant Cusco and trek the Inca Trail.

Tailor-made 12 days

Families from $1,794 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,254 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Breath-taking mountainside setting
- Multiple excursions available
- Back-to-basics philosophy
- Swimming pool, sauna, spa treatments

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic, eco-friendly property
- Centrally located in Cusco
- Walking, horse riding, motorbike excursions

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket boutique hotel steeped in history
- Well located for exploring Cusco
- Lovely central courtyard
- Butler service, spa, gym, yoga, cookery class

Posada Amazonas

Amazon Basin

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Immersive rainforest experience
- Relatively short hop from Puerto Maldonado
- Cultural village & farm visits, river cruises
- Bird watching from tree canopy, night walks

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Particularly remote spot in the Amazon
- Superb biodiversity in untouched location
- Night jungle walks, macaw clay lick visits
- Floodplain walking trails, endangered species

Sol Y Luna

Sacred Valley

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury base in stunning Sacred Valley
- 43 charming stone 'casitas' with views
- Spa, pool, gym, biking, kayaking, riding
- Horse shows, pottery workshops

Refugio Amazonas

Amazon Basin

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Immersive Amazon experience
- Best for adventurous travellers
- Activities for all ages, great for families
- Mountain biking, cruises, jungle walks

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Upmarket, historic boutique hotel
- Grand yet welcoming feel
- Art gallery in the hotel, private rooftop lounge
- Near a host of local museums and attractions

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Characterful boutique hotel
- Rooftop terrace with excellent views
- Pretty gardens
- Well located for exploring Barranco

Arrenas Mancora

Peru's North Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxurious beachside property with pool
- Peaceful location near bustling Mancora
- Surfing, kite-surfing, fishing, diving
- Whale watching (seasonal)

KiCHIC Hotel

Peru's North Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Picturesque and stylish beachside resort
- Focus on wellness and health
- Surfing, kite-surfing, quad biking
- Beach cinema, yoga, massage treatments

Hotel Libertador Arequipa

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Grand property with colonial feel
- Central Arequipa location
- Extensive facilities, lovely gardens
- Swimming pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- High end boutique hotel on private peninsula
- Stunning lakeside location
- Two private beaches, reed rafting, cycling
- Visits to local temples, villages and markets

Casa Andina Premium Arequipa

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Characterful hotel set in a former mint house
- Central Arequipa location near monastery
- Great restaurant
- Cultural and adventure activities nearby

Colpa Lodge

Machu Picchu & Inca Trail

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic property with contemporary touches
- Excellent central Cusco location
- Near main square, museums, markets, cafes
- Excursions further afield available

Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stunning setting amidst mountain terraces
- Eco-friendly retreat offering great value
- On-site hot springs and spa
- Cycling, hiking, alpaca farm, Inca ruins

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Contemporary, hacienda-style hotel
- Scenic mountainside location
- Eco-friendly & committed to local culture
- Hikes, farm visits, twilight excursions, birding

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Lovely gardens and pool
- Various dining options
- Museum, art gallery, movie theater and library

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Contemporary lakeside hotel
- Canoe expeditions to nearby islands
- Excellent on-site restaurant
- One hour from Machu Picchu

Hotel Katari

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Extremely central Arequipa location
- Fabulous rooftop terrace
- Charming, characterful rooms
- Lovely spa and restaurant

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Historic, characterful boutique hotel
- Close to 'Plaza de Armas' main square
- Beautifully-presented rooms
- Good value for money

Pakaritampu

Sacred Valley

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Superb Inca Fortress and hillside terraces
- Pretty, landscaped gardens
- Modest, comfortable accommodation
- Perfect base before or after Inca Trail

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Overlooks main plaza
- Free wifi
- Spacious rooms

Casa Andina Select Arequipa

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Lovely rooftop pool
- Located right next to the Plaza de Armas
- Fitness centre, sauna, computer room
- Pristine, simple, good value for money

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Titicaca Lake-side location
- 10 minutes drive out of Puno
- 100+room 4 star hotel

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning location in mountains
- Planetarium on site for star gazing
- Gym, spa, sauna
- Trekking, Inca ruins, white water rafting

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Miraflores neighbourhood
- 4* hotel with 155 rooms
- Spa, gym & jacuzzi
- Reasonable value

Aranwa Colca

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating

- Beautiful gardens.
- On site spa.

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Lovely view over lake.
- Wellness and relaxation area
- Viewing deck

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Well located for exploring Miraflores
- Good budget option, informal feel
- Beach and watersports nearby
- Parks, restaurants and shopping

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Centrally located in Miraflores District
- Modern, good value hotel with 42 rooms
- Convenient base for exploring the city
- Near parks, markets, beaches, restaurants

El Mapi

Machu Picchu & Inca Trail

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Large, reliable hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Unbeatable location for Machu Picchu
- Facilities include spa and restaurant
- Good value for money, lively and relaxed

Sonestas Posadas del Inca

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Next to Cathedral
- Exceptional views from the restaurant
- Outdoor swimming pool

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Charming guesthouse
- Central location
- Good Value
- Colonial courtyard

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Simple, modern hotel in historic city centre
- Many attractions within walking distance
- Good mid-range budget option

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Central Cusco location
- Attractions within walking distance
- Great mid-range option

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Really brilliant being met in the airport off the plane. It got the holiday off to the right start and driver really chatty and knowledgeable. Great transfers to and from the camps with drivers that were like guides - pointing out animals and full of interesting facts. All really friendly.

    4 Rosmead in Cape Town; We loved it here. Just the right side of plush and a lovely warm, friendly welcome. Breakfast were delicious. It was a real haven to come back to and even though it was small it didn’t feel intrusive. They were also really helpful with great places to eat.

    Tours in Cape Town; Our guide, Bevan, gave us an incredible insight into the history of South Africa whilst also being really knowledgeable on wild life and nature. No question was too hard and his answers honest. He had an intern with him from a township and this allowed us a different perspective. Bevan was brilliant with my daughter. The Cape Point trip was a full on day with lots packed in. Our highlight was the penguins but we also really enjoyed seeing Cape Point and getting our first taste of the wild life to come! Our stand out experience in Cape Town had to be the tour of Masiphumelele. We’re so pleased that we did this as it gave us an insight of the lives of so many people in SA. The visibility of such poverty was tough going at times and we learned much about the harsh realities of living in a township such as how dwellings regularly burn down, TB & HIV incidence but equally we saw the resilience, warmth and resourcefulness of the residents. We loved being shown around the nursery and the library and the chance to have a very different experience. Being in someone’s home for lunch was a real privilege. We got such a lovely welcome there and the food was really delicious. The tribal dance routine felt a little forced and I wasn’t convinced there was much pride in the display. I think being shown a little more of the craft workshop or the older people’s group might have worked better. Although I can see how this allowed us have a purpose to go into the unofficial part of the township. All in all a moving experience that will stay with us both for years to come.

    Getting around Cape Town; We quickly learnt from local people it’s not actually that safe walking around Cape Town except for in the Waterfront. Uber is the best way to travel - much safer and cheaper than the local cabs. The fares are ridiculously cheap.

    Food/Going Out; There are so many great places to eat in Cape Town. The indoor food market at the Waterfront is an absolute must. A huge variety of food that is great quality. Also a great place to hang out for a while as there is always bands playing. The Waterfront overall was a pleasant way to do a bit of shopping. We got some great township art there. We ate at the Cod Father in Camp Bay. It was night so we couldn’t benefit from the incredible views. The food was incredible and really fresh. Really warm service too. The Nelson Eye? was also gorgeous for meat eaters. A slightly retro steak house but with the best meat (nor for vegetarians!). We had great steak, ribs and a divine mint crisp local dessert. We also found a lovely place on Kloof Street called the Dark Horse (its sister restaurant the Black Sheep was closed). Really excellent small plates and great selection of wines.

    Moswari Game Reserve; This part of the holiday blew us away. The safari was spectacular. From our first game drive we saw and learnt so much about the incredible bush. We saw the Big Five within 24 hours (although we appreciate that must be unusual) but it wasn’t just that we saw them we saw them in amazingly dynamic situations - lion cubs suckling the lioness, rhino doing a strange greeting, a herd of 40 elephants at almost touching distance, a leopard eating its kill in a bush and then majestically descending. I could just go on. It wasn’t just these but also the wonderful giraffe sightings, all types of buck and antelope, a rainbow of different coloured birds. This was an unforgettable experience.

    Our guide and tracker, Weinond and Bricks, were perfect. Weinond was a lovely gentle and sensitive man with an encyclopaedic knowledge for wildlife and nature. Bricks was a skilled tracker and I am certain that without him we would not have seen half of what we did. You could feel their passion for the animals and they seemed to take as much joy from a spot as we did. Whilst driving Weinond filled us with information about life in the bush. This meant we learnt so much about the habits and habitats of the magnificent animals and birds we were seeing.

    The camp and rooms were top class. It was a small intimate camp with nicely spaced lodges for privacy. The view from our lodge was stunning. The room was large, beautifully furnished and with the best bathroom ever. If there was one thing that could be added it would be would be access to drinks in your room. Sometimes you want a beer or a nightcap without having to go all the way to the main camp.

    The food was luscious. There was something for everyone and it was all of a really high standard and cooked to perfection. It was definitely restaurant standard. My only complaint is how much weight I’ve put in because I couldn’t resist!

    The service throughout was warm, friendly and appropriate. Very professional.

    We stayed for a night in the Giraffes Nest. This was a special, magical experience. The setting was fabulous and ‘nest’ itself beautifully decorated. It was winter so it was a cold night but they gave you lots of blankets and a cosy robe to help with that. Once in the best you we’re in your own but with radio connection back to the camp. Whilst we only spotted 2 animals during the night it was a special experience sleeping under a blanket of stars. It was a bit overpriced I think for what it is and I think in the winter it should be possible might to stay a bit longer in the morning ( we were collected 6 am to join our drive group) as this might mean you would see animals in the light.

    Finally, I cannot recommend this camp enough to people. A truly spectacular holiday that we will never forget. I’ve definitely been bitten by the Africa bug!

    MissingDara d reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 02 July 2019

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

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Highlights of Peru for Families

Our Peru Family Holidays have all been created to expose you to the best that Peru has to offer, but at a pace that is just right for your family. All of our holidays are private and customised just for you. We have developed two itineraries for families wanting to visit Peru. One is for older families wanting to trek the Inca trail and immerse themselves in Incan history and culture, as well as challenging themselves to a days white water rafting on the Urubamba River. Our other holiday is the Incas & Amazon holiday for those not wanting to attempt the trek. Families will still have a chance to visit Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, but will travel by train. They will then transfer to the rainforest for a fantastic jungle experience. All of our Peru holidays are bespoke, so if you would like to tailor-make your itinerary, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

When to go

The rainy season in both the jungle and the mountains is from November through April. In the mountains, the temperature is mild, but the days will be wet. If you choose to travel to the rainforest at this time, always be prepared for heavy rain that can continue for hours or days. Around 80% of the annual average 3000 mm rainfall occurs during this season.

May - October is a cooler, drier season in both the mountains and the jungle. In the mountains, expect sunny days with cold nights. In the jungle, general weather conditions are warm and humid. The average daytime high is between 78° and 93° F (24° and 31°C) and the average night-time low is between 66° and 78° F (20° and 24°C). Nevertheless between May and September, cold fronts from Argentina can sweep into southwestern Amazonia and push daytime highs down to 50° F (9° C) and the night-time lows to 43° F (5° C).

The peak season for trekking the Inca Trail is June - August when the permits sell out months in advance. The weather at this time is cold at night, but lovely in the days with little rain and plenty of sunshine. The rainy season lasts from November - March and whilst the treks are much quieter, the rain, especially in January & February, can make the trekking harder work.

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