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Visiting Machu Picchu with Kids


During our visit to Peru, we got to experience
tons of incredible adventures. But no trip to Peru can be considered complete
without first looking down upon the incredible ancient city of Machu Picchu. We boarded the train at Ollantaytambo Station
for the 1-and-a-half-hour journey on Peru Rail to Machu Picchu Station. The train ride offered incredible views of
the river and mountains, and even the starting point for those hiking the famous Inca Trail
to Machu Picchu. We arrived in Machu Picchu Pueblo and wandered
through the markets and town before catching a bus up the winding mountain trail for a
25-minute drive to the entrance to the ruins. The visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu starts
with a climb up through the cloud forest that some smaller children might need a hand with,
but when we got to the first view point it was everything that we had hoped for and more. Strolling around Machu Picchu was a blast
for the whole family. There are a lot of stairs, but the maze-like
streets make for some great games of hide and seek. The ruins also made for the perfect place
for some of the boy’s favorite games, like climbing rocks, chasing grasshoppers, catching
glimpses of the local Viscachis and of course … chasing Llamas. Just watch out for those Llamas. They act like they own the place!

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46 thoughts on “Visiting Machu Picchu with Kids

  1. Geez. I am flat out jealous of your kids. Do they appreciate all the amazing places you take them to? Love that textbook view of the valley.

  2. Wow, it didn't even look that crowded during your visit! My husband and I were planning on heading to South America this year, including Machu Picchu, but had a change of plans, and I'm getting so jealous of everyone I see going there!

  3. I adored my visit to Machu Picchu. Nice to see you tackle the stairs with little ones (yikes – those drop offs!) You were lucky to get close to the llamas and they didn't spit!

  4. Breathtaking views. Glad you were able to achieve this incredible walk with kids! Hide and seek is a great way to keep them occupied! What a fabulous family trip.

  5. Those llamas walk around like everyone's just a ghost and they can pass right through them. haha. really good shots of Machu Picchu you got here

  6. Your kids are so good! They give me hope for when I have kids soon. This lets me know it's possible to still experience big adventures even when I become a parent. Those views of Machu Picchu are amazing by the way!

  7. I went here back in 2014 after the Salkantay trek. I loved it! No matter how many photos you've seen of it it's still impressive

  8. that bridge looks scary! playing hide and seek at the temple looks fun. great place to take kids!

  9. Troppo bello questo posto! Spero di poterlo visitare prima o poi!!
    Il ponte รจ veramente molto pauroso!

  10. Wow! Machu Picchu has always been on my bucket list, so thank you for sharing! I had no idea it was home to so many rude llamas, haha ๐Ÿ˜€ looks like your family had a lot of fun.

  11. Great video about trip to world famous Machu Picchu. We were blessed with an opportunity to make the same trip as a family last year and we were absolutely blown away by this place. Later I have created and posted very similar video on my channel. Please watch it and I hope you will enjoy it. https://youtu.be/E0SYKDaVHig

  12. You do this all with kids!! Such a nice experience to share. I hope that one day I find someone who will share my passion for travelling and that I can do like what you do :),
    sending you best wishes to you and your family

  13. This is beautiful in all aspects! I've been wanting to visit Machu Pichu, but your video gave me an even better, culturally rich insight!

  14. My Gosh, this is absolutely phenomenal! I just love how intrepid your little guys are. Your video and photography skills are excellent. What a joy to watch. I'm eager to visit Peru with our kids one day.

  15. I would not have thought of visiting such a place with kids. However your video made me discover that it is possible and that they seemed to have lots of fun. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I have always wanted to go to Machu Pichu. I am glad to know it is still an option with a kid

  17. That Lama said; get out of my way little human!Haha they really act like they own the place!Machu Pichu is gorgeous!!Was it easy for the kids to walk up and down all those stairs?

  18. Machu Picchu is SO high on our bucket list and you certainly fuelled our wanderlust ๐Ÿ™‚ Those views are incredible, even the train ride looks gorgeous. Awesome that it is so kid friendly too

  19. Machu Picchu is SO high on our bucket list and you certainly fuelled our wanderlust ๐Ÿ™‚ Those views are incredible, even the train ride looks gorgeous. Awesome that it is so kid friendly too

  20. This is amazing, I thought that Machu Picchu would be too hard on kids but they seem to have a lot of fun!

  21. the blue train looks so lovely! seems like the kids are having so much fun with the lama ๐Ÿ˜Š amazing place and nice video!

  22. travelling with kids! the best! I hope I can get there with my baby girl – I really like your video it's very helpful with all the information (f.e. how long you get there with train!)

  23. I will also subscribe check out your other videos later – if you have time check my travels with 1 year old Natalia

  24. Ah brings back memories, it is such a magical place. I loved the train ride too. Looks like the kids had fun!

  25. Machu Pichu is still high on my bucket list! Haha it was cute watching the kids laughed after the llama passed through. Glad you guys had a great time!

  26. ahhhhh definitely a bucket list item that I have not checked off yet. Amazing that you brought your kids along!!

  27. What a scenic train ride and the views from the ruins were spectacular. Your boys catching grass hoppers! They're not scared at all! Great video!

  28. Oh man! You guys did it seriously "Faut l'faire"! Climing Machu Picchu with two kids, it most be tough! They are going to remember this! I hope you add one hell of a blast! * Chasing LAMAS XD

  29. What an incredible site and experience that would have been! This places just fascinates me and I can't wait to see it for myself. Love the Llama!

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