This amazing 12 day tour will take you to two of South Americas most enigmatic places; Machu Picchu; the Lost City of the Incas and the cradle of Darwin’s theory of evolution; the Galapagos Islands.
- 12 days / 11 nights
- 8 nights in hotels based on US standards
- 4 days Galapagos Cruise
- Tours in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands
- Daily departures
- Completely customizable
- Also available in Superior & Luxury
This package is designed for people looking for a combination of history and wildlife. Start this trip in Lima and continue to Cusco and Machu Picchu. From here we will take you to one of the world’s most interesting Island group; The Galapagos Islands. These you will visit on board of a Luxury cruise taking you to several of these amazing islands.
DAY 1 - Lima
On arrival in Lima you will be picked up and taken to your Lima hotel in the up market neighborhood of Miraflores. Your hotel will be located close to great restaurants, the Miraflores coastline and other entertainment.
DAY 2 - Lima
Today you will be picked up for a half day tour of the city of Lima. You will visit the colonial city center, and the commercial and business districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. In the afternoon you may opt to visit one of the famous museums Lima has to offer. Another possibility would be to enjoy a culinary tour of the new South American culinary capital.
DAY 3 - Cusco
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Cusco. On arrival in this “imperial city” you will be picked up and taken to your Cusco hotel. In the afternoon you will be picked up for a half day Cusco city tour, this excursion will show you the city center as well as other famous sites such as Q’enqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara located just outside of Cusco. The evening you have free at leisure.
DAY 4 - Sacred Valley of the Incas
You will be picked up from your hotel and set off for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the famous market in Pisac, one of the best artisan markets on the continent, have a buffet lunch in Urabamba and finish your excursion at the impressive Inca citadel of Ollantaytambo. The night you will spend in the quietness of the Sacred Valley or return to Cusco for the night.
DAY 5 - Machu Picchu
In the early morning you will have your train from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes. This beautiful ride on one of the different train options, gives you a good impression of the change in altitude between Cusco and Aguas Calientes. On arrival you will check in your hotel before heading up to the site of Machu Picchu for a 2 hour guided tour. After the tour you will have some free time on the site before going back to your hotel in Aguas Calientes or stay at the famous Sanctuary Lodge at the entrance of Machu Picchu.
DAY 6 - Machu Picchu
Today you will have the chance to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Take one of the early busses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and enjoy a second day at the site. This day you can use to climb Huayna Picchu and enjoy the magnificent views of the site below. In the afternoon you will return to Aguas Calientes and the train station for your return train to Cusco. In Cusco you will be returned to your hotel.
DAY 7 - Cusco - Lima
Today you will be returned to Lima for one night. On arrival in Lima you will be picked up and taken to your Lima hotel in Miraflores. The rest of the day you have free at leisure in this fascinating city. Enjoy some great shopping, amazing restaurants and maybe visit some of the great museums this metropolitan city has to offer.
DAY 8 - Lima - Quito
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Quito. On arrival in Quito you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. In the afternoon you will have a half day city tour of Quito, one of the oldest cities in South America.
DAY 9 - Quito - Galapagos Islands
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to the famous Galapagos Islands. On arrival on Baltra Island you will be taken to your Galapagos cruise ship. After settling in, you will set sail for the some of the most beautiful and special islands on this planet.
DAY 10 - 11 - Galapagos Islands
AThese days you will continue your cruise on the Galapagos Islands. You will visit several islands, enjoy the views, the excursions and of course the fauna and flora you will encounter during these days. Meanwhile travelling from island to island, you can indulge yourself with the luxury and tranquility of travelling by boat through this wonderful destination.
DAY 12 - Galapagos Islands - Quito
After returning to Baltra Island, you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to the Ecuadorian mainland. On arrival in Quito or Guayaquil, you can connect with your international flight.
This package is also available in Superior and Luxury varieties with private tours and 4 or 5 star hotels. All our packages are completely customizable and can be combined to your preferences. Please note that flights have not been included at this stage unless stated above. For information about any type of South America vacation you may be looking for, please do not hesitate to contact your personal travel expert now!!!