Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu, Galapogos, Quito

Peru to Ecuador

Destination
Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu, Galapogos, Quito
Dates From
11/05/2020
Duration
11 Nights
12 Days
Price From
$12,299
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Lima, the capital of Peru, is known as the “gastronomical capital of the Americas”, encompassing specialties from ceviche and traditional coastal cooking to refined global fare. It even boasts several of the top restaurants in the world.

Cusco, set at an altitude of 3,400 meters in the Peruvian Andes, was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Its known for its Spanish colonial architecture and Incan remains. Narrow, cobble-stoned streets lined by Inca walls stretch out from the main plaza in every direction.

Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca site, located 2,430 meters above sea level on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley. It is the most famous of all Inca sites and  was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It’s considered one of the world’s foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing.

Quito, Ecuador’s capital, sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m  and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.

Inclusions

  • 11 nights in a Double room for Single use in 4 Star quality Hotels
  • 8 x Dinners, 5 x Lunches, Breakfast daily
  • English speaking Guide throughout
  • Transfers as shown
  • Lima cooking class including lunch
  • Train tickets to/from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Cusco City tour
  • Sacred Valley tour including lunch
  • Hotel bar is open almost daily between 5.30pm and 6.30pm with beer, wine & soft drinks included
  • Gratuities and Porterage
  • Water on vehicles
  • 24 hour assistance during your trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Lima, Peru

On arrival into Lima you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Guided assistance is included.

Check-in to your Hotel and relax

This evening you will meet your Tour Manager and new friends at a Welcome Dinner with wine, beer & soft drinks included

Casa Republica Hotel, Lima (or similar) D

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will  have a Cooking Class starting the day at Surquillo’s local market and select the essential ingredients used to prepare our most traditional dishes. Later, transfer to “Señorío de Sulco” restaurant in “Miraflores” District to enjoy a demonstration of how Peruvian food and Pisco Sour is really made. Finally enjoy lunch and taste the most traditional dishes & desserts that Peru offers. Return to your Hotel

You will be transferred to the airport for your outward flight from Lima to Cusco, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Costa del Sol Ramada, Cusco (or similar) B, L

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

With your Tour Guide you will take a sightseeing tour through Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire. Visit the fascinating Koricancha Temple of the Sun, the 12-Angled Rock and the Cathedral, built on the ruins of an Inca Palace. From here head to the archaeological remains located around the city, including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo (giant rock), the ancient site of Puca Pucara and finally the Water Temple of Tambomachay. Duration: 4 hours

Lunch is at your leisure

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Costa del Sol Ramada, Cusco (or similar) B

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Today with your Tour Guide you will explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This fertile river valley was home to many important sites for the Incas, both strategic and religious. The first stop is the village of Pisac, with its famous market and Inca Ruins. There is free time to wander the colourful market stalls before heading uphill to the Pisac, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa and Kinchiracay ruins. Enjoy a fine buffet lunch in gardens overlooking the Valley.

Continue your journey along the River Urubamba, to Ollantaytambo. The town, which is dominated by a giant Inca fortress, is perhaps the best surviving example of Inca town planning and was the scene of a rare Inca victory over the invading Spanish.

Travel from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu on the comfortable Vistadome train, and let your feet have rest. Enjoy an authentic Andean experience, while relaxing in modern and comfortable interior design illuminated by Latin American music. Comfortable seats with tables in front to share the journey with friends and partake of a refreshing beverage. On-board services include a fun and refreshing selection of drinks prepared using Andean herbs and fruits, all of which boast revitalizing properties to fill you with energy and keep you ready for the next adventure waiting ahead of you.

*Due to limited space for luggage storage on trains, luggage restrictions apply: one bag or backpack (carry-on luggage) with a maximum weight of 5.0 kg/11 lb., measuring no more than 62 linear inches/157 linear cm (height + length + width)

On arrival to Aguas Calientes, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Tonight you will enjoy Dinner with beer, Wine & soft drinks included – WHERE?

El Mapi by Inkaterra Hotel, Machu Picchu (or similar) B, L, D

Day 5

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

With your Tour Guide start with a bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. You will be astonished at your first view of Machu Picchu, a stunning display of ancient architecture with incredible surroundings. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and monuments such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemeteries. You will be returned to your Hotel by bus.

Lunch is at your leisure in any of the restaurants in Machu Picchu

This afternoon travel by Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley to Cusco where you will check into your Hotel in the evening.

A light Supper will be provided with beer, wine & soft drinks

Costa del Sol Ramada, Cusco (or similar) B, D

Day 6

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will be collected from your hotel  and transferred to the airport for your flight from Cusco to Quito.

You will be met on arrival at Quito Airport for a transfer to your hotel for 1 night

Rest of the day and lunch is at your leisure

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito (or similar) B

Day 7

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you have an early transfer to Quito Airport for a morning flight to Peurto Ayora, Galápagos where you will  be met on arrival.

On the way to your Hotel your guide will make a stop in order to visit the highlands and the giant land tortoises. Here, you would have time for lunch included and enjoy the view.

Afterwards, you will continue with the transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit Tortuga Bay, which is bay with sandy beaches. Then return to the hotel for dinner with drinks included.

Hotel Ikala, Galapagos (or similar) B, L, D

Day 8

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby to take you to the dock to start your tour to Bartoleme Island which is the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones. Island destination may change depending on availability.

Lunch will be included on-board the small yacht.

In the afternoon you will return to the port and transferred to your Hotel

Tonight enjoy Dinner with wine, beer & soft drinks included at your Hotel

Hotel Ikala, Galapagos (or similar) B, L, D

Day 9

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby to take you to the dock, and start the tour which will sail to North Seymour Island, a spectacular place to hike, swim, and enjoy snorkeling. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks. Island destination may change depending on availability.

Lunch will be included on-board the small yacht.

In the afternoon you will return to the port and transfer to your hotel

Tonight you will enjoy Dinner with wine, beer & soft drinks included

Hotel Ikala, Galapagos (or similar) B, L, D

Day 10

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Early this morning, you will visit the Charles Darwin Station. Here you will see a variety of species of Giant Tortoises. You will also listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole.

Afterwards, you and the guide would take the route to the airport, which lasts approximately 1 hour. At the airport, you will take your flight back to Quito.

Check-in to your Hotel, rest of the day and lunch is at your leisure

Tonight you will enjoy Dinner with wine, beer & soft drinks included

Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito (or similar) B, D

 

Day 11

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Early this morning your tour will depart towards the city center of Quito, or Centro Histórico, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

You will start with a panoramic followed by a walk down the street of the Seven Crosses. The trip will continue with a walking tour, starting at Independence Square. From here, we will visit the presidential palace, the main cathedral, the gold-plated La Compañía Church, San Francisco Church and San Francisco P

Here, you also have the chance to live real experiences will be obtained, by involving all five senses: Taste Touch-Hear-Sight-Smell and the extra sense and that is the “Sixth Sense” is the “Love”. All the love that our Artisans put in the productive process of the variety of products delicacies with high quality, where our guests can participate in the process of manufacturing these products.

The experience will allow you to touch and feel with your hands with different textures. This is a unique adventure experience in Quito, the Andes and its history.

You can taste the culinary delights with legendary desserts, fine coffee Aroma and the best chocolate in the world.

Around noon, the tour will head north to the equator for a trip to the monument of the Middle of the World. You may choose to visit either the Ethnographic or the Inti Ñan Museums, both located near the site of the monument.  Along the way, we will stop for a traditional Ecuadorian lunch at your own expense.

After seeing these incredible sites, the tour will head back to Quito, where you will return to your hotel.

Tonight  you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner with beer, wine & soft drinks included at Los Milagros Restaurant (or similar)

Hotel Patio Andaluz, Quito (or similar) B, D

Day 12

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Today you will transfer to Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito for your on-ward flight

Adios!

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Exclusions

International Flights & Domestic Flights
Travel Insurance
Ingala Card (Gapalagos entrance fee USD$20.00pp) or Parque National GPS (USD100.00 pp) payable direct in cash
Meals not specified.
Personal expenses
Alcoholic beverages other than specified
Ingala Fee (USD$20 per person. All tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands must pay an entry tax to visit the archipelago - payable direct in cash
National Park Fee (USD$100.00 per person) - payable direct in cash