Ecuador, It’s Galapagos Islands and Peru
10 Days

ITINERARY

10 Days: Quito, 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, Saturday – 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, Sunday – 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, Monday – Quito / Baltra – Galapagos Islands Cruise (Monday-Thursday)

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

Enjoy a 4-days/3 nights cruise on board your cruise. ITINERARY: Subject to change due to climatic conditions or National Park regulations.


Day 4, Tuesday – Dragon Hill – Venice, Santa Cruz Island / Cormorant Point, Floreana Island (BLD)


Day 5, Wednesday – Suarez Point, Espanola Island / Breeding Center or La Galapaguera, San Cristóbal Island (BLD)


Day 6, Thursday – North Seymour Island / Baltra airport

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 7, Friday – 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 8, Saturday – 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 9, Sunday – 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 10, Monday – 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

2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan13 - Jan 22 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jan 20 - Jan 29 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jan 27 - Feb 05 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Feb 03 - Feb 12 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Feb 10 - Feb 19 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Feb 17 - Feb 26 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Feb 24 - Mar 04 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Mar 02 - Mar 11 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Mar 09 - Mar 18 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Mar 16 - Mar 25 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Mar 23 - Apr 01 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Mar 30 - Apr 08 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Apr 06 - Apr 15 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Apr 13 - Apr 22 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Apr 20 - Apr 29 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Apr 27 - May 06 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
May 04 - May 13 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
May 11 - May 20 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
May 18 - May 27 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
May 25 - Jun 03 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jun 01 - Jun 10 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jun 08 - Jun 17 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jun 15 - Jun 24 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jun 22 - Jul 01 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jun 29 - Jul 08 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jul 06 - Jul 15 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jul 13 - Jul 22 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jul 20 - Jul 29 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Jul 27 - Aug 05 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Aug 03 - Aug 12 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Aug 10 - Aug 19 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Aug 17 - Aug 26 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Aug 24 - Sep 02 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Aug 31 - Sep 09 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Sep 07 - Sep 16 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Sep 14 - Sep 23 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Sep 21 - Sep 30 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Sep 28 - Oct 07 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Oct 05 - Oct 14 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Oct 12 - Oct 21 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Oct 19 - Oct 28 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Oct 26 - Nov 04 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Nov 02 - Nov 11 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Nov 09 - Nov 18 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Nov 16 - Nov 25 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Nov 23 - Dec 02 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Nov 30 - Dec 09 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Dec 07 - Dec 16 CAD 5,900 CAD 9,060
Cabin Upgrade Supplement:
Junior Suite / Cabin CAD 520 CAD 775
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:

  • Standard or deluxe accommodation with private facilities
  • Standard Plus or Jr Suite cabin on the MV Galapagos Legend Cruise
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 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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