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Price: 4,990

Highlights Quito, Galapagos Islands, Cusco, the Incas’ Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lima.
Tour code ECS-S04
Duration  10 days
Trip Grade Easy
Max Altitude 11,100 ft/3,380 m.
Accommodation 3/4 star hotels
Season Jan to Dec

Galapagos y Machu Picchu

Enjoy a lifetime adventure full of unique and exotic sceneries combining nature with adventure exploring two of the South America’s highlights: Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu!
You will have personalized service, English-speaking guides, quality tours, and 24-hour assistance during your entire trip in Peru.
Please notice all our tours are fully customizable.
Please look over the itinerary below to see all details and contact us to arrange your once in a life time experience.

Day 1 Saturday: Quito

Upon arrival at Quito international airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel, located in the center of town, the safest and nicest area of Quito.
Overnight in Quito – Mercure **** (Suite)

Day 2 Sunday: Flight Quito- Baltra/Santa Cruz Island/Highlands

Am. After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport to board your flight to Baltra where you will start your cruise aboard the Yacht Coral I or II.
Upon arrival at Baltra airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and escorted to Santa Cruz Island, crossing Itabaca Channel by ferry; on the way, we will cross the different vegetation zones of this fascinating island. In Santa Cruz Island, you will join your group and explore one of the enormously complex lava tunnels, which are approximately 2 km long. Then you will visit the Galapágos giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Overnight on CORAL I – First Class Yacht (Moon Cabin)
(B, L, D)

Day 3 Monday: Española Island – Suarez Point - Gardener Bay

Española is the southernmost and oldest island of the Galápagos archipelago. Because of its isolated position, you can explore a lot of endemic wildlife. In the morning, you will have an excursion to Point Suarez, which is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptiles, including the marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island. When heavy swells are running, Point Suarez is also the site of a spectacular blowhole, with thundering spray shooting 30 yards into the air. The walkabout on a stony path is about 2km (duration about 3 hours). Gardener Bay is on the eastern shore with turquoise shot coloured water and a magnificent beach. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by a transient colony of sea lions, which enjoy swimming with human beaings. Birds, like the endemic Hood-Mockingbird and different species of Darwin finches, are omnipresent.
Overnight on CORAL I – First Class Yacht (Moon Cabin)
(B, L, D)

Day 4 Tuesday: Floreana Island – Cormorant Point – Champions - Post Office Bay

Floreana Island is perceived as one of the most exotic Island of the archipelago. At Cormorant Point, you land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 m long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingoes, white-checked pintail ducks and other shorebirds. Afterwards there is a great snorkelling or swimming at Champions Islet. The underwater world there is various with riff sharks, starfishes, marine turtles, sea lions and additional tropical ornamental fishes.
In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in. Nowadays you can leave a letter and hope that it will make its destination via another tourist.
Overnight on CORAL I – First Class Yacht (Moon Cabin)
(B, L, D)

Day 5 Wednesday: Island North Seymour / Island Santa Cruz – Flight to Quito

After a dry landing, you will have a short walk along the coast of the northernmost island of Seymour. Guests will encounter swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions and cliff crabs. This site is also known for being a major nesting colony of blue-footed boobies, and the largest colony of the magnificent frigate bird, a species different to the great frigate bird.
You can also spot both endemic species of iguanas, the marine iguanas and land iguanas. You will enjoy this relaxing hike around the nesting sites.
Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Quito.
Upon arrival at Quito international airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel, located in the center of town, the safest and nicest area of Quito.
Overnight in Quito – Mercure **** (Suite)
(B)

Day 6 Thursday: Quito City Tour and Mitad del Mundo/Flight to Lima

After breakfast, we will start our Quito city tour, which includes visits to the “Guapulo Mirador”, passing through The 12th of October Avenue up to the Culture House and the Legislative Palace (Congress) where the rock murals that are related to the history of Ecuador can be appreciated.
Then we go on through the Gran Colombia Avenue up to the Basilica Church, here we will have a short stop by the “San Juan Mirador” having a beautiful view of Colonial Quito.
We continue our tour, walking through the colonial streets stopping at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, and the archiepiscopal palace. Then we will visit La Compañia Church where many adornments and golden altars are admired. Then we visit San Francisco Cathedral, which was built in the XVII century. Next, we travel out of the city to visit Mitad del Mundo, the Equatorial marker where the northern and southern hemispheres meet. Your tour includes a visit to the excellent ethnographic museum where you get an overview of the Ecuador's amazing cultural diversity.
Evening: Flight Quito - Lima

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima.
Upon arrival at Lima airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Miraflores, the bustling, cosmopolitan area of the city.
Overnight in Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores ***** (Superior Room)
(B)

Day 7 Friday: Flight Lima - Cusco (11,100 ft)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your early morning flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival at Cusco airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel, located in the center of Cuzco.

Guided tour of Cusco and nearby Inca Ruins

14:00: this afternoon your guide will pick you up from your hotel and show you the highlights of Cusco, the colonial cathedral, the great temple of Korikancha and the 4 impressive Inca ruins around Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, with its massive walls, Qenko, site of carved living rock, Puca Pucara, an Inca lodging Site and Tambo Machay, known as the Baths of the Inca. You will learn more about the Incas’ secrets!
Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Private Collection **** (Superior Room)
(B)

Day 8 Saturday: Guided tour of the Incas’ Sacred Valley

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to start your adventure in the Incas’ sacred valley; today you will visit the famous Indian Market of Pisac where the local families sell their products and handicraft. The trip includes visits to Quechua colorful villages like Calca, Yanahuara, Urubamba, Yucay and others where you will be able to interact with the locals and learn about their ancient customs and traditions. After lunch, your guide will show you Ollantaytambo, this incredible Royal Inca site where the Incas made one of their last stands against the Spanish, a truly amazing Incas’ highlight.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley – Casa Andina Private Collection **** (Superior Room)
(B, L)

Day 9 Sunday: Machu Picchu by train

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Ollantaytambo train station to board the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes (the base town of Machu Picchu).

Guided tour of Machu Picchu (8,000 ft)

Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and take a 25 minute bus journey to Machu Picchu, the most impressive and mysterious Inca Site where you will have a private guided tour and learn about the history of this site, who lived here, how it was discovered in modern times and why the Spaniards never found it.   You will have some insight into the various features of this sacred city and have free time to really enjoy yourself alone in this spectacularly located site, an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever!
After enjoying Machu Picchu, you will have lunch at Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant then you will board the bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will board the train to Cusco.

Afternoon: Train journey to Cusco (Poroy train station)
Upon arrival at Poroy station you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Private Collection **** (Superior Room)
(B, L)

Day 10 Monday: Flight Cusco – Lima

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to board your morning flight to Lima.
Upon arrival at Lima airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Miraflores, the bustling, cosmopolitan area of the city from where you will start your afternoon Lima tour.

Lima Tour
After lunch, you will be driven downtown into the city of the Kings; your English speaking guide will show you the colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies, Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, the baroque cathedral, Palacio de Gobierno (Governors Palace), the Archbishop's Palace with its big carved wooden balconies, and the convent of San Francisco. Underneath the convent lie extensive catacombs that served as the cemetery for the whole of Lima during the colonial period!

Evening flight back home
You will be picked up from Miraflores center and transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.
(B)

$4,990 per person in double occupancy
*Please contact us for single supplement

Tour price inclusions

  • 24/7 Assistance during the entire trip in Ecuador and Peru.
  • English-speaking tour guides.
  • Six nights of accommodation at selected Hotels with breakfasts and three nights in Moon Cabin on Coral I Yacht.
  • Galapagos Cruise including: all transfers in Galapagos, 4 day cruise on board of the CORAL I in double accommodation (Moon Cabin) with all facilities, all meals during the cruise, multilingual naturalist guide, purified water free for drink, coffee or tea.
  • Plane tickets Quito Baltra Quito/Quito Lima.
  • Guided city tour of Quito and Mitad del Mundo (Guide, transport and entrance fee).
  • Half day guided tour of Cusco and the four nearby Inca ruins (Guide, entrance fee and transport).
  • Full day guided tour of the Incas’ sacred Valley (Guide, entrance fee and transport).
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu including: Guide in Machu Picchu, entrance fee, Vista dome train ticket (Cusco- Aguas Calientes-Cusco), bus tickets (Aguas Calientes-Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes) and Lunch.
  • Half day guided tour of Lima city (Guide, entrance fee, and transport).
  • Plane tickets Lima Cusco Lima.
  • All airport/train station-Hotel transfers in Quito, Lima and Cusco.
  • Confirmation of Domestic and International flights. 

Price does not include

International air fares to Ecuador/Peru, Galapagos Entrance Fee ($100), airport taxes, meals other than those specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips.