I’ve tried to rough it, really I have, but I am just not that kind of girl. Things happen to me when I have attempted to travel low-key, such as getting food poisoning, bizarre tropical weather-induced rashes, the time I lost the small fleshy part of my pinky toe … and don’t even get me started on the idea of cockroaches as big as a Hot Wheels. I am, sadly, totally first world. But at the same time, I do have a hankering to see more exotic locales like India, Cambodia, and my recent obsession: Peru.
I’ve never been to Peru, and don’t have any plans to do so anytime soon, but I’ve been having a grand time living vicariously through the posts from our own Dara Pettinelli. Dara’s been sharing her recent adventure of going to Peru with Latism and her travels as a “gringa” traveling along side Ana Roca Castro (who’s Latism’s founder and fellow Babble blogger).
Reading their experiences were totally amazing — Dara and Ana were there to create an Internet network for the locals, so they in turn would be able to make an income by selling their wares to the world. Yet still, there were descriptions in their travel log that I just couldn’t do: “no hot water,” “no heat,” and “they do not have Internet,” among them. I wish I could; really, I do. So what’s a wimpy traveler to do? Enter MY kind of travel, a Adventures by Disney Peru trip.
The Adventures by Disney trip takes families to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima over the course of 9 days and 8 nights. And it’s not just sightseeing — you’ll be participating in some seriously awesome-sounding activities. Some of the highlights include:
A Pachamanca feast and Inca dancing
Urubamba river rafting
A privately guided Machu Picchu tour
Checking out local industries, such as the master weavers at the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco
Meeting adorable llamas and alpacas
Pisco Sour tasting for adults and local fruit juices for kids
As for hot water, heat and comfy beds, this tour has you covered. Guests stay at such hotels as the The Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa (a gorgeous hotel that features spa packages, gardens, jacuzzis and a gourmet restaurant) and Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel Cusco (a luxury hotel in Cusco). It’s adventure by day and all the comforts of home at night.
Photo Source: Adventures By Disney