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Traveling with children for the end of the year holidays. Next stop Peru.

Almost everyone is focusing on the end of the year holidays; most people are starting to purchase presents for their family and friends. The classical euphoria of the Christmas holidays surrounds everything around us and takes over our minds, but what if people like me do not want to participate in any of that? What if I want my children to not part take of this consumerist madness?

Fortunately for us, The best present we can get to our children is a holiday spent in a different country, however choosing the right place to travel with them is always a challenge and a hard choice to make.

Peru Traveling with children

To do that, one has to consider many factors to make a wise decision. for instance, not only the attractions have to be entertaining for the kids, but the place itself has to have the necessary accommodations and infrastructure for people who travel with children.

After careful analysis and research, my recommendation for such destination for 2017 and 2018 is Peru, the land of the Inca.

Peru is a place that is located in the southern hemisphere, which means that while we are entering the cold winter, they will be entering a warm summer. Some of the best places to go with children in Peru are the Paracas National Park, and it’s Ballestas islands where one can see the large and unique wildlife of the Pacific Ocean in South America. Sea otters, Humboldt penguins, and other exotic animals can be seen from the boats touring this attraction.

Not far from there, in the Coastal desert of Peru south of Lima, it is located the Huacachina lake, which is a natural oasis of that holds beautiful and surreal sunset views. In that same area, one can take the kids on a boogie ride to the nearby dunes and practice some sand boarding which will keep the kids entertained and happy.

Traveling with children Peru

And if that is not enough, Peru is the home of the beautiful lost city of the Inca; Machu Picchu. In this place, one can perform a bunch of activities and tours ranging from visiting zoos to see the fantastic wildlife of the Andean mountains, handicraft markets and even do some camping along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which is one of the most famous hiking routes of the world. The best part of that is that Machu Picchu is a great place for kids, they can learn many things there.

It is important to know that to do this hike one needs to make reservations ahead of time with a trusted tour operator. They usually provide you with all the essential gear that is necessary for this type of activities which means that one does not even need to but or take these things from home.

To sum up, this whole end of the year frenzy, traveling to Peru and enjoy the beauty of its magnificent culture will be my present and the present I will give to my children.

Playing with a Mirror (Mirror Activities for Toddlers)

It is not a secret that babies love to see their face from the mirror. Although they recognize themselves from the mirror or not, giving a small mirror to a baby is a wonderful idea to see how they stay happy with it. When it comes to a toddler, they have some understanding of the reflection and they can also recognize themselves through a mirror reflection.There are lot of mirror activities for toddlers,however this is a mirror activity which my son found himself while we were at a shopping mall. 🙂

Playing with a Mirror

Playing with a Mirror

These are some photos which I captured in end of 2015 during our Sri Lanka holiday. Our son was exactly 2 years old at that time and we were in a shopping mall. He suddenly found this mirror in the fitting rooms’ area and started exploring and experimenting. As the shop was not crowded and as he was seriously experimenting the reflections through the mirror, I didn’t bother of taking him out. Instead I used the opportunity to allow him to learn, explore and experiment.

Can you see how curious he is with the different reflections through the mirror? 🙂

Playing with a Mirror

Experimenting with a Mirror

Benefits of Playing with a mirror for Toddlers

Playing with mirrors is one of the popular toddler activities which help them to boost different skills. Some of the benefits of playing with mirrors include focusing and identifying their image. A mirror may help developing social skills at the same time emotional development. I also found in another post that a mirror can boost the development of brain of a toddler or a baby as they try to explore and experiment different reflections.

Playing with a Mirror

Playing with a Mirror

Anyway, this was a beautiful moment for us although he was sitting on the floor of the shop thinking it as his own home. There are times which we have to forget about hygiene, but be sure to clean hands after such play time with wet tissues or hand sanitizer.(if you are traveling)

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Kids Friendly Excursions in Marmaris

Beautiful sandy beaches and great weather are the most interesting things that come into my mind when I think of Marmaris which is a beautiful Mediterranean port town in Turkey. Having another holiday in an attractive port city sounds really interesting. However, a holiday with a kid should be well planned. With my recent trips to few different places I experienced lot of hard moments and really exciting moments of travelling with kids.So I want to share some of the activities you can do in a family friendly holiday to Marmaris with kids.When you plan your holiday with kids friendly activities,they will enjoy their holiday,and you will too. 🙂

Kids Friendly Excursions in Marmaris

Spending time in the beach is great while you can have great fun with the kids. Recently we visited the beach and of course it was really enjoyable. There are lot of activities which you can do in the beach with kids including playing with sea waves, sand playing and kite surfing with kids. My toddler loved all these activities and I know these are worth activities to do in Marmaris beaches too.

Kids love their time in the beach

Although you can spend the whole day in a Marmaris beach with such activities, a holiday is not really complete if you don’t enjoy special activities. I mean activities really special for Marmaris and which you can’t easily experience elsewhere.

Kids love to spend time with animals too.A horse Safari in Marmaris is great to entertain them.

So, don’t ruin your time just spending at the beach with kids. Let them explore Marmaris by joining either a Marmaris Pirates Boat Trip or a horse safari.

Pirates’ boat trip is enjoyable for both adults and kids, so you will not regret booking a tour for your family. Enjoy time in the boat tour while enjoying games and fantastic views along the way.

A Day in Aqua Dream Water Park can be another great way to spend time in Marmaris which in return your kids would talk about their experience for many years. I am sure they’ll love this activity.

How to plan your Marmaris Holiday?

Sometimes it is not easy to arrange holidays on your own. This is where Marmaris excursions are helpful. With lot of available excursions in Marmaris, it is not difficult to plan your holiday arrangement in Marmaris. Only you have to do is visit a tour operating site such as www.excursionsmarmaris.net and book your favorite Marmaris excursions. It is stress free and they will do the best arrangement for your holiday.

Other than that, always don’t forget sunscreen, water and a camera with extra batteries. These will make your moments in Marmaris more enjoyable!

 

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