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Travelling to Peru/Machu Piccu with children

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1. Posted by Mitch (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

I am planning on travelling to Peru/Machu Piccu/Quito with my 9 & 4 yr old. They are well seasoned travellers. Any suggestions or comments?

2. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 11y

I presume you won't be doing the 4 day Inca Trail with the kids!

3. Posted by jenmc (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

This is not specific to kids, but make sure to allow yourself and your kids time to acclimitize properly in Peru! Even Cusco can take getting used to!

Also, give yourself two days at Machu Piccu. It is filled with tourists between around 10 to 3. Either side of that it is wonderfully empty! I found that the majority of tourists catch the train in and out on the same day which is just not enough time to fully appreciate the ruins.
I also recommend reading about the ruins before you get there as that allows you to either not take a tour or for the tour to build on knowledge that you already have!

Bien viajes!
Sian