Tips for Traveling to Cusco with Children: Family Activities

Traveling to Cusco with Children

Traveling to Cusco with children is an exciting adventure that offers a unique opportunity to explore and learn together as a family. Cusco, the heart of the ancient Inca Empire, is not only rich in history and culture but also in activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. At Saska Boutique Hotel, we understand the importance of creating unforgettable family memories, and that’s why we have compiled a list of tips and family activities to ensure that your trip to Cusco is as comfortable and enriching as possible.

Preparations for the Trip

Choosing the Best Time to Visit

Cusco is beautiful year-round, but traveling between April and October offers you sunnier days and less rain, ideal for exploring with children. Additionally, consider visiting during local festivities for a unique cultural experience.

Preparing for Altitude

Cusco is located at a high altitude, which can be challenging, especially for the little ones. Make sure to acclimate gradually, stay hydrated, and consult your doctor about altitude sickness before traveling.

Family Activities in Cusco

Exploring the Ruins of Sacsayhuamán

A short distance from the center of Cusco, these impressive ruins offer a great space for running and playing, while learning about Inca history. The impressive stones and the view of Cusco are perfect for capturing family photos.

A Day in the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a must-visit destination. Visits to places like Pisac and Ollantaytambo combine nature, history, and adventure in a safe and fascinating setting for children.

Train Journey to Machu Picchu

A trip to Cusco is not complete without visiting Machu Picchu. The train journey is an adventure in itself, with spectacular views that will captivate the whole family. Once at the site, exploring the ancient ruins will be an educational and exciting experience for children.

Activities Inside the Hotel

At Saska Boutique Hotel, we offer activities designed for families:

  • Art and Culture Workshops: Participate in workshops where you can learn together about local culture, from pottery to Andean textile making.
  • Family Movie Nights: After a day of exploration, relax with a selection of kid-friendly movies and delicious snacks.

Food and Drink

Cusco offers a rich and varied gastronomy. Restaurants in the city are accustomed to welcoming families, offering children’s menus that include everything from traditional options to international dishes. Be sure to try the fresh fruit juice from the local market, a healthy treat for the little ones.

Useful Tips

  • Carry Snacks and Water: Keep children hydrated and energized with healthy snacks during excursions.
  • Comfortable Clothing and Layers: The weather in Cusco can change quickly, so it’s essential to dress in layers to adapt easily.
  • Safety and Health: Carry a small first-aid kit and don’t forget sunscreen and hats to protect from the sun.

Traveling to Cusco with children is a wonderful opportunity to teach them about the rich history of Peru, its vibrant culture, and the natural beauty of the Andes. With careful planning and choosing the right activities, you can ensure that the whole family enjoys a memorable and enriching experience. At Saska Boutique Hotel, we are here to make your stay as pleasant as possible, ensuring that both children and adults take home memories that will last a lifetime.



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Saska Hotel Boutique is located in Cusco, 200 meters from Coricancha, and offers concierge service, hypoallergenic rooms, free Wi-Fi throughout and garden. All rooms at this 3-star hotel have city, garden or internal views. The front desk is available 24 hours a day and has an elevator.


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