Moms and Daughters Trips

Peru Mothers and Daughters 2024

Sunday July 2 - Sunday July 9, 2024

Welcome to Peru!

Dates: Sunday July 2 - Sunday July 9, 2024

Location: Cusco - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley - Cusco

GOOD Travel is excited to bring you this once in a lifetime trip to Peru! This trip will provide moms (all moms welcome - lesbian moms, straight moms, grandmoms, aunties etc.) and their daughters (all ages welcome) with the unique opportunity to spend time immersed in Peruvian culture by getting to know the Peruvian Hearts scholars as well as other incredible non-profit organizations and tour companies leading the way in building a more sustainable tourism industry. Every aspect of this trip – from the hotels to the llama hikes to the chocolate making – has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit.

This trip is specifically focused on the empowerment of women in tourism in Peru. It has been designed to build relationships between women clients, guides and tour guide students that are supported through your trip donation to Peruvian Hearts. Our team have worked with Peruvian Hearts for over a decade and they are committed to the education and empowerment of young women in Peru. We love their work and we are sure you will, too!

GOOD Travel is an inclusive organisation, which celebrates diversity. We welcome trip participants of all sexual orientations, backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and ethnicities.

Trip highlights shared by past participants:

  • Spend time with like-minded moms in a true community of travelers.
  • Hike one of the 7 wonders of the world, trek with llamas, make chocolate, visit indigenous communities, shop in local markets … all with your daughter!
  • Experience a fun, enjoyable, real vacation without having to worry about what is happening next.
  • Understand the culture in Peru - something you cannot do from a tour bus.
  • Create memories that moms and kids will share for their lifetimes.
  • Show your kids how to be responsible travelers, kind and compassionate friends, researchers of new cultures, explorers of new experiences and appreciative of all they have. And prove to our formidable enemy - time - that we moms can connect with our kids in meaningful and memorable ways.

Information pack: Download an information pack with more details about the trips here.

"I loved every bit of it and it was well worth travelling half way around the world for.  I love the passion that the GOOD Travel team have for what they do - it's palpable and admirable - and it's so good to see that they are truly making a difference to so many lives." ~ Mom from past Peru mother-daughter trip.

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Our commitment is to:

  • Support women within the tourism industry and ensure equal opportunity
  • Ensure the majority of those who guide us through this journey are women, with our very own Peruvian co-founder, Heidy, as the GOOD Travel representative
  • Ensure your funds go to support the education of young women through Peruvian Hearts
  • Provide you with authentic experiences carefully crafted by the community members themselves, whereby they share their culture and knowledge and where your money goes to support their livelihoods
  • Include carbon offsetting to reduce the impact on the environment caused by this trip
  • Choose partners who are equally committed to having a positive impact
  • Capture and measure our positive impact throughout this trip
  • Cultivate a commitment to responsible tourism within your children
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Details & Itinerary


The following itinerary provides a good indication for what you can expect during your trip to Peru, however, please note that there may be some small changes.

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met by a representative from GOOD Travel and taken to your accommodation. You'll have the day to rest and acclimatize to the altitude.

In the late afternoon, we will explore Cusco by foot (Plaza de Armas and the Santa Domingo Church) while heading to our welcome dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant in Cusco to celebrate your arrival. The restaurant focuses on supporting local producers as well as working in close partnership with community and social projects. Not only is this a GOOD restaurant, but the food is delicious and they have a great kids area and menu!

During dinner, we will meet our partner, Peruvian Hearts. This non-profit organization works to end poverty and gender inequality by educating young women and creating community leaders in Peru - one girl at a time. Peruvian-born Ana Dodson developed this nonprofit organization to enable young women to embrace education, believe in their own power, and dream of a life beyond the conditions into which they were born. $150 from each trip fee per person will be donated directly to Peruvian Hearts. Your donation will support one of the Peruvian Hearts scholars to help cover expenses such as her tuition fees, books, school supplies, uniform, school sponsored field trips, and transportation. You will also be supporting Peruvian Hearts through various activities – including spending time with these amazing girls – during the course of the trip.

Overnight in Cusco. Dinner included.

Day 2: Community day

We'll spend the morning visiting the homes of some of the Peruvian Hearts scholars within Cusco. This will give you and your child a unique opportunity to get beyond the tourist trail to understand life in Peru. This experience will also provide context for the work of Peruvian Hearts as you will hear the stories of some of the young women involved in their programs and begin to understand the challenges and opportunities they face.

In the afternoon, we'll visit a local community to learn about ancient weaving traditions and to have the opportunity to do some shopping to support local artisans. The day will end with a meal with the Peruvian Hearts scholars.

Overnight in Cusco. All meals included.

Day 3: Aguas Calientes

Today we will visit communities in the city and rural areas of Cusco to understand the challenges and opportunities people who live in these areas face. We will learn about topics like education, health care, infrastructure and culture. We'll also visit an animal sanctuary which rescues animals and provides a safe home for them.

In the afternoon, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, a stunning 1.5 hour journey full of surprises through the magnificent Vilcanota Canyon. Arriving at Aguas Calientes, we will check into our accommodation before tucking in for an early night, in preparation for tomorrow's early start.

Overnight in Agua Calientes. All meals included.

Day 4: Machu Picchu

Rise and shine! After our pre-dawn wake-up call, we will take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu in order to appreciate this World Heritage Site and one of the Modern Wonders of the World in the early morning light. (For those wishing to hike up, this option can also be arranged.) Your visit to Machu Picchu will begin with exploring some of the alternative routes, like the Inca Bridge, after which your guide will give you a 2-3 hour walking tour of the historic citadel.

After visiting Machu Picchu, you can take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and enjoy some time exploring the village and doing some souvenir shopping. You may also wish to visit the local hot springs to relax after our busy day of exploration!

Overnight in Agua Calientes. All meals included.

Day 5: Machu Picchu

We'll have an additional morning to explore Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes before traveling to the Sacred Valley in the afternoon.

We'll be staying in a hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas called Las Casitas del Arco Iris. By staying here we will be helping to create a better future for the communities of the Sacred Valley. Casitas del Arco Iris donate their profits to the Niños del Arco Iris Foundation which provides education and health services to more than 160 children from the Sacred Valley and their families.

Overnight in Urubamba, Sacred Valley. All meals included.

Day 6: Llama Pack Project

We'll spend the day with Llama Pack Project taking llamas for a walk to learn about these (smelly yet gorgeous!) animals. We'll have the opportunity to learn about the inspiring work of Llama Pack Project and how they are using tourism as a tool for sustainable rural development and conservation of mountain ecosystems in the Urubamba mountain range.They work with high-Andean communities that are located between 3,200 – 4,500 meters above sea level with a focus on empowering communities so that they are able to hope for a better future and make it a reality.

In the late afternoon, we'll return to Cusco in time for a Moms night out!

Overnight in Cusco. All meals included.

Day 7: Final day in Cusco

We'll spend our final day back in Cusco where we'll have some free time to do some shopping at fair trade markets and take part in a Peruvian chocolate workshop. We'll learn all about the chocolate making process, starting from the cacao tree in the jungle and we'll make our own chocolates with milk or dark chocolate and more than 15 different flavorings. The workshop will take place at the Choco Museo, a company with a strong focus on intrapreneurship, local production and transparency.

In the evening, we'll have a farewell dinner with the Peruvian Hearts scholars. We'll have time to share our stories and aspirations for the future.

Overnight in Cusco. All meals included.

Day 8: Departure

The trip ends here in Cusco.

All airport transfers, regardless of flight time, are included today. Breakfast included.


Your homework in advance is to research the words that appear in bold below. Then you can share your findings and/or your thoughts on our Group Facebook page!

Day 0: Before you head to Peru, it would be amazing if you can collect some funds or supplies to support the kids you will be meeting in Peru. If you are able to do any fundraising, 100% of the funds you raise will support Peruvian Hearts. If you would prefer to collect items, any of the following items would be really appreciated by the Peruvian Hearts scholars: women's hygiene products, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, body lotion and warm women's clothing in excellent condition.

Day 1: Fly to Peru – home of Paddington Bear and the Amazon Rainforest! When we arrive into Cusco, we’ll be tired from the flight and will have the day to rest and play and get used to the new altitude! In the evening, we'll celebrate our arrival with a welcome dinner and we will learn all about the fun time we are going to have this week!

Day 2: We'll spend the morning visiting the homes of some of the Peruvian Hearts scholars. In the afternoon, we'll visit a local community to learn about weaving and do some shopping!

Day 3: Today we go by train to the village of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu – one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. After exploring the village, we'll get to sleep early so we can get up before the sun the next morning!

Days 4 and 5: On day four, we will wake bright and early to reach Machu Picchu in the early morning light (by practicing sustainable travel). We'll have plenty of time to explore the ancient ruins (just like famous archaeologists) and play in the Andes mountains. We'll also have the next day to explore Machu Picchu a bit more before heading to the Sacred Valley in the afternoon and partake in a cooking workshop preparing some traditional Peruvian meals.

Day 6: Today, we get to walk llamas and learn all about these (smelly but gorgeous!) animals and the work of the Llama Pack Project. Then we return to Cusco for a girl’s night in at the hotel (with our GOOD Travel guide) – moms excluded!

Day 7: Today is our last day but we will be too busy to be sad. We’ll get to go shopping (with the help of mom) at fair trade markets and even learn how to make Peruvian chocolate – yummy! In the evening, we'll have a goodbye dinner with the Peruvian Hearts scholars and trade email and Facebook addresses so we can be virtual penpals.

Day 8: Today although we have to fly home, we’ll be too excited about all the new friends we have made, the experiences we have shared and all the good we have done in Peru to be sad!

What's GOOD about this trip?

Every aspect of the trip has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit:

  • Accommodations: We will be staying at hotels that are actively involved in supporting the local community and/or environment. For example, in Cusco we often stay at Niños Hotel, which was established to support Ninos Unidos Peruanos Foundation, providing meals, medical care and homework support to 600 marginalized girlsand boys in Cusco and nearby villages.
  • Tours: All tours are organized in partnership with local tour operators who share GOOD Travel's vision of transforming the tourism industry into a force for GOOD. For example, we will go for a hike with the Llama Pack Project, an organization working to recover traditional uses and breeding of llamas as a tool for sustainable rural development and conservation.
  • Meals: We will eat delicious Peruvian food during this trip at a range of farm-to-table restaurants. Many of the restaurants we work with are proactively supporting local producers as well as community projects. For example, in Cusco we will enjoy a delicious dinner at Nuna Raymi, a restaurant working in close partnership with community projects and supporting young entrepreneurs - including female chefs.
  • Shopping: We encourage you to purchase your souvenirs during our visit to Huchuy Yachaq community center, which supports mother entrepreneurs or from one of the fair trade stores we will visit on the last day of the trip.
  • Donation: $150 of your trip fee will be donated directly to Peruvian Hearts to help cover expenses for one of their scholars such as her tuition fees, books, school supplies, uniform, school sponsored field trips, and transportation.

Trip Facilitators

The trip has been coordinated by GOOD Travel and your trip leader will be Heidy Aspilcueta. There will also be several different local guides involved in your various activities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to spend time with the young women and leaders involved in the local non-profit organizations we support, including Peruvian Hearts.

Heidy Aspilcueta

Heidy Aspilcueta is one GOOD Travel's Co-founders and was born and raised in Cusco, Peru. She holds a MBA from ESAN university in Lima and has over 10 years of experience managing operations of tours and volunteer programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean. She currently works with our local partner organization, Good Life Expeditions and is also a Mum to the adorable Facu! She can't wait to meet you and show you all that she loves about her country, Peru.

What's included

The trip cost includes the following:

  • Seven nights of accommodation in sustainable bed & breakfasts and hotels in a mix of double and quadruple rooms (if requested).
  • Airport pick-up on your arrival into Cusco airport.
  • All local transport during the trip.
  • $150 donation to Peruvian Hearts girls forging their place in the world through education.
  • All meals beginning with dinner on your arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day.
  • A range of activities, including a tour to Machu Picchu, a hike with Llamas, a cooking workshop, a Chocolate making workshop, weaving, shopping and more!
  • Exclusive membership in our Peru 2023 Facebook group, where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers, learn more about Peru and have all your questions answered.
  • 24/7 support from your trip leaders throughout your stay in Peru.
  • An amazing bonding experience with your daughter while giving back to communities and then environment.
  • Carbon offsetting for your flight and towards our carbon footprint in country.

Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

  • International flights to Cusco, Peru.
  • International travel insurance, with COVID-19 coverage (required).
  • Visa for Peru (if required).
  • Vaccinations: We strongly encourage you to visit your doctor at least two months prior to the trip to get all the recommended vaccinations. Please note that we require all adults and children over 12 to have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Should you not be able to get a COVID-19 Vaccination, please email us to learn more about our exceptions to this rule.
  • Snacks, drinks, souvenirs.
  • COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure (required) and any necessary testing to return to your home country.

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Cost per person: US$3400 per person, with a US$400 discount for all kids 18 and under.

The price includes all accommodation, meals, activities, project donation, carbon offsetting and travel within Peru as outlined in the What's Included tab. Payment plan options are also available.

To secure your spot on this trip, we require a non-refundable deposit of $400 per person (please note that due to the popularity of Machu Picchu and the limited number of admissions tickets allowed per day to maintain the sustainability of the UNESCO World Heritage site, deposits are required well in advance which is the purpose for the non-refundable deposit.)

Please click the Book Now button below to book your spot. You will then be directed to pay your deposit of $800 (one adult and one child). If you will be travelling with more than one child or you would prefer to pay via payment plan, please contact us. Before you make your payment, please make sure you’ve read and understood our terms of service. If there is anything in our terms of service that you’d like us to clarify, please contact us for more information.

Our trip will be confirmed once we have the minimum number of participants needed. Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed.

We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Why wait? Space is limited, reserve your adventure today.

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