Is Peru a suitable family holiday destination?

Peru can make a highly adventurous choice of destination for a family holiday with plenty to keep the entire clan occupied, from the fascinating history of the Inca ruins to the colorful living traditions of the indigenous population.

There's also no end to the outdoor activities available whether it's going on nature walks in the Amazon Rainforest or taking a 4x4 to the Huacachina oasis. It's a destination that's possibly best suited for kids aged seven and upwards who are old enough to understand tales of kings and foreign invaders, appreciate the talent of local artisans and enjoy a physical challenge. 

Children will likely enjoy the food in Peru with many dishes bearing some resemblance to what they'll find back home with meat, rice and fries a typical feature on the menu. It's important to consult your doctor before travelling to Peru with children, especially if visiting the Amazon and high altitudes where medication may be required.