Tim Winkworth is a family travel specialist with the Family Adventure Company. He travels regularly with his three young sons. Here are his thoughts on trekking the Inca Trail with teenagers:
"There's something special about doing a trek with your parents. It's normally the sort of thing you'd go off and do with your mates. It's not just about climbing a mountain; it's probably one of the most mystical places on the planet, so you're trekking up and passing Inca ruins every step of the way. You're staying in some incredible campsites, there's one small campsite that's actually above the clouds and you're there with your mum and dad!
Younger ones still have the excitement of travelling by train to the mystical city of Machu Picchu. Seven and eight year olds start to study things like Egypt at school - so they're primed, they're ready and interested. And if you want them to see some of the indigenous culture, you can always do that in the Amazon, rather than the mountains."