We were beyond excited for this leg of the journey through Peru. A taxi came to pick us up from our lodge in Urubamba to take us to Ollantaytambo Train Station were we would catch our train to Aguas Calientes; the closest town to Machu Picchu where tourists arrive.
During our time in the Amazon Jungle and River we saw huge varieties of exotic and truly stunning flora & fauna during our trip to the Amazon in Peru's most Northern Territory: Iquitos, where we took a speed boat ride 45 mins to our Eco Lodge, we visited the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve several times.
So many people ask "what is it like travelling with a child to a far, unknown, foreign country... And alone". Some people comment on how brave it is, how educational and stimulating it is for both parent and child. Then there are some who hold some negative thoughts about the whole concept; "It's dangerous, how can you go all that way alone?" or "He will never remember it so what's the point in spending all that money" and even "What if something happens to you, you don't know anyone".
Any parent will know that children and hot, sunny weather aren’t always as good a match as we’d like them to be. Dreams of long happy days playing at the beach can quickly give way to tantrums and demands to go inside, and that’s before you’ve dealt with the warmth at bedtime. To help make your holiday as stress-free as it should be for you and your little ones, the travel experts at Thomas Cook got in touch with Single Mum Travels. Here, they give us their top tips for helping your children deal with the holiday heat.