Top 10 family-friendly activities to do in Cusco, Peru in 2023

๐ŸŒ„ 1. Explore the Historic City Centre

Strolling around the picturesque city centre of Cusco is a must-do for families. The city is full of vibrant streets, colourful markets, and historical sites. The Plaza de Armas, Cusco Cathedral, and the Twelve Angled Stone are among the highlights. Always ensure you have a sturdy, comfortable pram for your little ones, which you can rent from Tiny Trek Rentals.

๐Ÿฆ™ 2. Visit Awana Kancha

Awana Kancha is a living museum where families can learn about traditional Andean weaving and textile production. Kids will love the opportunity to get up close with llamas, alpacas, and vicuรฑas. Remember to bring a baby carrier for hands-free comfort, available at Tiny Trek Rentals.

๐Ÿž๏ธ 3. Day Trip to the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is home to Incan ruins, traditional markets, and beautiful landscapes. Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero are key spots to visit. It’s an easy day trip from Cusco and a great way to experience Andean culture.

๐Ÿš‚ 4. Take the Train to Machu Picchu

A visit to Cusco wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the iconic Machu Picchu. The train journey itself is an adventure, with incredible views of the Peruvian countryside. Pack a portable high chair from Tiny Trek Rentals for meal times.

๐Ÿด 5. Try Peruvian Cuisine

From cuy (guinea pig) to ceviche, Peru offers a unique culinary experience. Ensure you’ve got a high chair handy for your tiny food explorer, which you can rent from Tiny Trek Rentals.

๐Ÿฆœ 6. Visit the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary

This sanctuary is a haven for rescued animals including Andean condors, pumas, and spectacled bears. Itโ€™s a short drive from Cusco and makes for a great family outing. Donโ€™t forget a comfy car seat for the journey, available at Tiny Trek Rentals.

๐ŸŒฝ 7. Learn at the ChocoMuseo

At the ChocoMuseo, you can learn about the chocolate-making process from bean to bar. There are also workshops where you can make your own chocolate. Ensure you have a stroller for tired little legs, available for rent at Tiny Trek Rentals.

๐ŸŽญ 8. Enjoy the Cusco Planetarium

The Cusco Planetarium offers an exciting look at the southern hemisphere’s night sky. It’s a fun and educational evening activity for the whole family. Remember to keep your little ones warm with cosy blankets available at Tiny Trek Rentals.

๐Ÿฐ 9. Visit Sacsayhuaman Fortress

Just outside of Cusco, this Inca fortress offers panoramic views of the city. The large stone walls and structures are impressive, and kids will love exploring the site. Ensure you have a baby carrier for easy exploring, available for rent at Tiny Trek Rentals.

๐ŸŽˆ 10. Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride

For a unique perspective of Cusco and surrounding Andean landscapes, consider a hot air balloon ride. This activity is perfect for families with older children. Don’t forget to pack extra layers for the cool morning air, available at Tiny Trek Rentals.

Activity Address Website
Awana Kancha Pisac-Cusco Km. 23, Cusco 08003, Peru www.awanakancha.com
ChocoMuseo Calle Garcilaso 210, Cusco 08000, Peru www.chocomuseo.com
Cusco Planetarium Reserva Ecologica, Cusco 08000, Peru www.planetariumcusco.com
Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary Carretera a Pisac km 22, Cusco, Peru www.cochahuasi.com