Ecuador, Galapagos and Peru 11 Days

ITINERARY

11 Days: Quito, 4 night Cruise at Galapagos Islands, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco

Tour overview:

Few tours can boast of combining the number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences like this one! From moment you begin your sojourn in Quito, the rich cultural capital of Ecuador, you are bound to be enchanted. Board a cruise to The Galapagos Islands, the world’s most bio-diverse landscape, home to creatures that are found nowhere else on the planet. Once you’ve soaked it all, depart for Cusco, the oldest inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, and the base for the awe-inspiring, archaeological wonder of Machu Picchu.


Day 1, Tuesday – Arrive Quito

Arrive in Quito. You are welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Day 2, Wednesday – Colonial Quito & The Middle of the World

This morning tour offers the best of Quito, with its rich cultural legacy, ornate façades and dazzling gilt altars. Visit Independence Square, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral as well as other very representative samples of colonial art and architecture. Continue to visit and relive the history of Ecuador’s most ancient cultures in one of the finest archaeological and gold artifact collections in the Americas. There are over 1,800 pieces, beautifully arranged in chronological corridors with explanatory panels and dioramas. (B)


Day 3, Thursday – Quito / Baltra – Galapagos Islands Cruise (Thursday-Monday)

You will be assisted and transferred to the airport for your flight to Baltra. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier to board the cruise. Afternoon, Mosquera Islet. (BD)

Enjoy a 5-days/4 nights cruise on board your cruise. ITINERARY: Subject to change due to climatic conditions or National Park regulations.


Day 4, Friday – Egas Port (Santiago Island) / Rabida Island (BLD)


Day 5, Saturday – Urbina Bay (Isabela Island) / Tagus Cove (Isabela Island) (BLD)


Day 6, Sunday – Punta Espinosa (Fernandina Island) / Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island) (BLD)


Day 7, Monday – Highlands Tortoise Reserve or Pit Craters: for extended cruises (Santa Cruz Island) / Baltra Airport / Quito

The Galapagos Islands / Guayaquil / Lima
Arrive in Baltra this morning. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Ecuador. Upon arrival in Guayaquil, connect with your flight to Lima. Upon arrival to Lima’s airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative, walk to the hotel and check-in. (B)


Day 8, Tuesday – Lima / Cuzco / Sacred Valley of the Incas

Fly to Cuzco, A representative will meet and greet you and drive to Sacred Valley. Visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and have a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cosy atmosphere! Later, climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain and then you are transferred to your hotel. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. (BL)


Day 9, Wednesday – Sacred Valley of the Incas / Machu Picchu

A transportation service will pick you up and transfer you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat, yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel, presenting its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. Lunch at Cafe Inkaterra. Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). (BLD)


Day 10, Thursday – Machu Picchu / Cuzco

The delicious breakfast at the hotel is followed by a relaxing morning at leisure.
Enjoy lunch at hotel. Later, in the afternoon, transfer to the Aguas Calientes station and take the train back to Ollanta station. From here you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco. (BL)


Day 11, Friday – Depart Cuzco

A vehicle will transfer you from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative will assist you along the way. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2023
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Oct 03 - Oct 13 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Oct 10 - Oct 20 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Oct 17 - Oct 27 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Oct 24 - Nov 03 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Oct 31 - Nov 10 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Nov 07 - Nov 17 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Nov 14 - Nov 24 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Nov 21 - Dec 01 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Nov 28 - Dec 08 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Dec 05 - Dec 15 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Dec 12 - Dec 22 CAD 6,620 CAD 10,055
Cabin Upgrade Supplement:
Junior Suite / Cabin CAD 660 CAD 980
2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 09 - Jan 19 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jan 23 - Feb 02 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jan 30- Feb 09 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Feb 06 - Feb 16 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Feb 13 - Feb 23 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Feb 20 - Mar 01 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Feb 27 - Mar 08 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Mar 05 - Mar 15 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Mar 12 - Mar 22 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Mar 19 - Mar 29 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Mar 26 - Apr 05 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Apr 02 - Apr 12 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Apr 09 - Apr 19 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Apr 16 - Apr 26 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Apr 23 - May 03 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Apr 30 - May 10 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
May 07 - May 17 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
May 14 - May 24 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
May 21 - May 31 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
May 28 - Jun 07 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jun 04 - Jun 14 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jun 11 - Jun 21 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jun 18 - Jun 28 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jun 25 - Jul 05 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jul 02 - Jul 12 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jul 09 - Jul 19 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jul 16 - Jul 26 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jul 23 - Aug 02 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Jul 30 - Aug 09 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Aug 06 - Aug 16 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Aug 13 - Aug 23 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Aug 20 - Aug 30 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Aug 27 - Sep 06 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Sep 03 - Sep 13 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Sep 10 - Sep 20 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Sep 17 - Sep 27 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Sep 24 - Oct 04 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Oct 01 - Oct 11 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Oct 08 - Oct 18 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Oct 15 - Oct 25 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Oct 22 - Nov 01 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Oct 29 - Nov 08 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Nov 05 - Nov 15 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Nov 12 - Nov 22 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Nov 19 - Nov 29 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Nov 26 - Dec 06 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Dec 03 - Dec 13 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Dec 10 - Dec 20 CAD 7,120 CAD 10,905
Cabin Upgrade Supplement:
Junior Suite / Cabin CAD 705 CAD 1,040
Not included: Galapagos entrance fee - CAD 125/person & CGG (MIGRATION CONTROL CARD) CAD 25/per person
Internal airfare not included. Please contact us for current applicable pricing.
* Minimum 2 passengers
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the below hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.
Hotels:
Destination Property
Quito Dann Carlton
Galapagos Islands M/V Galapagos Legend (Standard Plus)
Lima Hotel Costa Del Sol Wyndham Lima Aeropuerto
Sacred Valley San Agustin Recoleta Urubamba
Machu Picchu El Mapi by Inkaterra
Cuzco Casa Andina Standard Cuzco Plaza

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 10 nights accommodation with private facilities
  • Standard Plus or Jr Suite cabin on the MV Galapagos Legend Cruise
  • 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Private arrival & departure transfers in Quito
  • Shared sightseeing with English-speaking guide in Quito
  • Galapagos Island cruise including all activities
  • Shore expeditions as per cruise itinerary
  • Shared arrival & departure transfers in Peru
  • Shared sightseeing with English speaking guide in Peru
  • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ride the rails through the Urabamba Valley aboard the panoramic “Vistadome train”
  • Tour the fascinating Sacsayhuaman fortress
  • Explore the extraordinary ruins of enigmatic Machu Picchu

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