"Oh, the zipline WAS intense. I probably would have bailed had my son not been there. We are a fiercely competitive family and I NEVER would have heard the end of it! We were thrilled by the hikes and zip line but my husband would have passed out (which is why we left him at home)!" concluded Jennifer Hines upon their return from a mother-son Wildland Adventure to Peru.
|Joe gets unclipped from the zip line on this mother-son Peru Family Adventure.|
|Joseph climbs up the via ferrata fixed climb up the side of the Urubamba Valley.|
|Creating memories to last a lifetime on their Machu Picchu tour.|
"This trip gave me some wonderful memories with Joe that I will always cherish. And it only becomes more challenging coordinating schedules with older children. My daughter is 22 and is off enjoying her own adventure for 3 months teaching in South Africa!"Jennifer and Joe explored the ruins and restaurants of Cusco, and hiked, climbed and dipped in hot springs exploring native communities and Inca sites of the Urubamba Valley. They hiked for a day on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, kayaked in Lake Titicaca, and explored along the ocean bike paths through the historic Baranco neighborhood of Lima by bicycle:
|Joe poses looking down at Machu Picchu from high atop the Huayna Picchu peak.|
"The favorite part of our trip was the entire experience in the Machu Picchu and Cusco region. Our guide, Quique was extremely professional and fun to be with. He has an extraordinary wealth of information to share from history to culture to knowledge of plants and their homeopathic uses. Our driver Gustavo made a few impromptu stops to add a few activities that were not included on the itinerary which were interesting and fun such as the llama and alpaca ranch on the way to Pisac where women weavers demonstrated wool spinning and the natural dyeing process. The hikes were appropriately increasingly difficult and we always had the impression that Quique made sure we were safe throughout our entire experience. He was always asking questions to make sure we weren’t experiencing any altitude sickness symptoms (and we were not) and each day would remind us of what we needed to be prepared for the next day (sunscreen, bug spray, passports, etc.). From beginning to end, you did an outstanding job handling our arrangements."
The Uros Indians on Lake Titicaca expand the floating islands they live on with reeds, build their homes, make their boats, and eat the tender roots which Joe nibbles during their Uros tour.
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