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.
The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is one of the most visited countries in South America.
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)
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.
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.)
Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city.
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)
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
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.
Guests visiting Ecuador (including Galapagos) must provide proof of medical insurance cover that is valid for the duration of the stay, otherwise entry may be denied. Please send us a scanned copy of the medical insurance certificate before the the start of your trip.
What our guests say about this trip
Enchanting Travels performs as promised. I have taken two trips, India and South America, and I look forward to using them again. They have found very special experiences for us that our a bit off the beaten path. We request cooking lessons and we get to go to some neat places that our not on the basic tourist route.
We were always met at airports and we always felt that we had people to call if we had a problem. Our tour coordinator was in touch with us frequently. We had her number to call if we had a problem. But we never had a problem. Just reassuring that you have someone available if necessary.