Arguably two of South America’s most scintillating spots are combined! Enjoy this Galapagos and Peru tour where you can indulge in unique living flora and fauna, and the renowned wonder of the world, Machu Picchu.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3QuitoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Of The World Equator, Independence SquareHotel Patio Andaluz, Casa Gangotena
3 - 7GalapagosUNESCO World Heritage Site Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina Island, TrekkingArchipell Cruise, Queen of Galapagos
7 - 9LimaMonastery of San Francisco, Plaza Mayor, UNESCO World Heritage SiteCasa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, B Arts Boutique Hotel
9 - 10Sacred ValleyPisac, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, Chincheros, River Rafting, Horseback RidingSol y Luna, Belmond Rio Sagrado
10 - 12CuscoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Koricancha, Tambomachay, Qenko, Puca Pucara, SacsayhuamanEl Mercado Tunqui, JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
12 - 12LimaMonastery of San Francisco, Plaza Mayor, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 7,115 /person
  • Option 2 $ 9,380 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 11 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Quito – Baltra, Baltra – Guayaquil, Guayaquil – Lima, Lima – Cusco, Cusco – Lima
  • All activities as listed :
    • Quito: Quito City tour and Middle of the World
    • Galápagos: 4 nights Archipel Cruise (B2) Baltra-San Cristobal
    • Galápagos: Included Activities at Queen of Galápagos
    • Lima: City Tour of Lima
    • Cusco: Private Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train with Local guide
    • Cusco: Visit to Chincheros Town, Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins from Cusco
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Private transfer to Hotel (1.5 - 2h)

Quito

2 Days

The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is one of the most visited countries in South America.

Included Activities

Quito City tour and Middle of the World
On this private full day guided tour, visit the Independence Square flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one of the greatest religious buildings of the New World. Its impressive façade and atrium lead to its gold interior, Baroque influence by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. Then continue approx. 25 km north of Quito to the ‘Middle of the World.’ Here at the 30 m tall monument, learn about the French-Spanish geodetic expedition of 1736-1744 which determined the position of the Equator. Stand and have your picture taken with one leg in the northern hemisphere and the other leg in the southern hemisphere of the earth. (Full day, private activity, lunch included)

Hotel Options

Hotel Patio Andaluz – Opt 1
RoomDuplex
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
Casa Gangotena – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryLuxury
Day 3 - 7

Private transfer to the Airport (1.5 - 2h)

Flight from Quito to Baltra (3 h, 20 min - 1 stop in Guayaquil)

Included Activities

4 nights Archipel Cruise (B2) Baltra-San Cristobal
Thursday: Baltra airport – Santa Cruz, highlands

Friday: Floreana (Cormorant Point, Champion Is., Post Office)

Saturday: Española (Gardner Bay, Suarez Point)

Sunday: San Cristobal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)

Monday: San Cristobal Island (Lobos Island), San Cristobal airport

On this itinerary you can see tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas, cormorants, flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks, finches, frigates, Nazca & blue-footed boobies, waved albatross (seasonally). Snorkeling: tropical fish, sea lions, occasionally sharks and sea turtle.

(Snorkeling included, wetsuits extra cost)

Included Activities at Queen of Galápagos
Aboard the Queen of Galapagos you can enjoy many shore excursions as part of your cruise experience, and of course, all onboard meals and soft drinks are also included. Experience the Galapagos Islands with a bilingual naturalist and local assistant as you soak up the diverse fauna of the archipelago, as well as striking volcanic features and places of historic interest. You can pay in cash for extra expenses on board the catamaran, such as diving experiences.

Hotel Options

Archipell Cruise – Opt 1
RoomMain Deck
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
CategoryMid-range
Queen of Galapagos – Opt 2
RoomRack Upper
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
CategoryDeluxe
Day 7 - 9

Morning flight from Baltra to Guayaquil (1 h, 50 min)

Flight from Guayaquil to Lima

Transfer to Hotel

Lima

2 Days

Peru’s capital city enjoys a great location directly on the Pacific coast and boasts of spectacular views, elegant neighborhoods, historical districts and a vibrant assortment of cultures.

Included Activities

City Tour of Lima
Explore the highlights of Lima on this privately guided city tour as you gain insights into Peru and her capital. Stroll through the beautiful city center visiting the main square of Plaza Mayor, the Lima Cathedral, and the Government Palace and other historical attractions. (Duration 3 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity.)

Hotel Options

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
B Arts Boutique Hotel – Opt 2
RoomChamber
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryDeluxe
Day 9 - 10

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Lima to Cusco

Private transfer from Cusco to Sacred Valley (60 km, 1.5 hrs)

Sacred Valley

1 Day

The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas) is reachable via Cusco, and links this erstwhile capital of the Incan Empire with the citadel in Machu Picchu.

Hotel Options

Sol y Luna – Opt 1
RoomSol Y - Casita Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
CategoryUpmarket
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Opt 2
RoomRio-Garden Junior Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryLuxury
Day 10 - 12

Private transfer from Sacred Valley to Cusco (60 km,1.5 hrs)

Cusco

2 Days

Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city.

Included Activities

Private Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train with Local guide
The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel to the lost city of the Incas via Vistadome train before spending an afternoon at the sacred citadel with a private guide from Machu Picchu town. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (06:00 to 20:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Visit to Chincheros Town, Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins from Cusco
On this full-day privately guided excursion you will visit the beautiful colonial town of Chincheros as well as the spectacular Incan sites of Maras and Moray. Start your morning at the fascinating Maras Salt mines which feature more than 100 small pools fed by a salt-water mountain spring that is interconnected by channels. It still remains in use today by the community and represents an important income for numerous families in the area. In the afternoon, you will head along a dirt road towards another typical Andean village called Moray; famed for being an Inca agricultural experimental center. Both these ancient sites and your visit to Chincheros, will take your breath away and leave you fascinated by the mysteries of the Incan civilization. (09:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Hotel Options

El Mercado Tunqui – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco – Opt 2
RoomClassic Inca
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
Day 12 - 12

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Cusco to Lima

Lima

0 Days

Peru’s capital city enjoys a great location directly on the Pacific coast and boasts of spectacular views, elegant neighborhoods, historical districts and a vibrant assortment of cultures.

International Departure

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