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DAY 1 ARRIVE TO LIMA
DAY 2 LIMA – CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY
DAY 3 SACRED VALLEY
DAY 4 MACHU PICCHU
DAY 5 MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
DAY 6 CUSCO – LIMA - QUITO
DAY 7 FLY TO GALAPAGOS & BOARD THE LUXURY QUEEN OF GALAPAGOS
DAYS 8-14 CRUISING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
DAY 15 FLIGHT HOME

Description

15 DAYS /14 NIGHTS VISITING MACHU PICCHU AND THE HIGHLIGHTS OF PERU AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Itinerary Day by Day


Day 1 - ARRIVE TO LIMA

Upon your arrival in Lima you will be met by your transfer-man who will assist you with your luggage and will assist you with check in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary and vouchers for all your purchased tours, services and hotel nights. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotels information as well as our office's contact information for each city and the 24-hour emergency numbers for any further assistance you may require.

Overnight in Lima. One night, one room (double occupancy), including breakfast, hotel tax and service charge.

Day 2 - LIMA – CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

Upon arrival to Cusoc, the Imperial City, you will be met by our transfer-man and private driver who will assist you with your luggage and will drive you to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

On the way, visit the Awanacancha textile center to observe traditional Andean weaving and to see the four types of camel-related Andean animals – llamas, guanacos, alpacas and vicunas. Alpacas have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. Awanacancha is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts.

Here you can meet these four types of camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools, the natural dying techniques and have a chance to see native weavers from different areas showing their different weaving styles.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Two nights, one room (double occupancy), including breakfast, hotel tax and service charge.

Day 3 - SACRED VALLEY

Our first visit is the town of Pisac, where the Incas built an observatory to study astronomy as well as an impressive network of cultivated terrace. After this, you will have the opportunity to bargain with vendors at the local handicraft market in Pisac.

Lunch will take place at a great restaurant accompanied by a Paso Horse Demonstration. Peruvian Paso Horses, with their elegance and noble spirit, symbolize a centuries-old tradition of cultural fusion and folklore that defines and enriches Peru. In this presentation, Paso horses from our stables demonstrate their flowing gait and graceful motion to the rhythm of 'la marinera,' the national dance of Peru.

Lunch is enjoyed in the Wayra Gardens among the native plants, served in a modern environment. We are enveloped by the aroma of freshly baked bread coming out of the wood-burning ovens, tasty empanadas with different fillings, and an amazing assortment of native potatoes from remote communities that have preserved them along with their stories.

After lunch, we will continue to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible. After seeing the magnificent past of the spot stroll through the quaint streets of the present town before returning to your hotel.

Day 4 - MACHU PICCHU

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel early this morning. You will be driven to the train station to board the Vistadome train, for a dramatic train ride to Machu Picchu (6180 feet), the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911.

It sits on a mountain site of extraordinary beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, with its giant walls, terraces and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. Upon arrival to the ruins, you will take a guided tour of the lost citadel.

Lunch will be provided at Sactuary Lodge next to the ruins.

Overnight in Machupicchu. One night, one room (double occupancy), including breakfast, hotel tax and service charge.

Day 5 - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Early in the morning, you will go to Cusco by train, and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will have a city tour. Inca rulers once called Cusco the "Navel of the World". Cusco remains today a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with older, more austere remains of pre-Columbian glory. One can see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today.

You will go on a private escorted half day sightseeing tour of the city of Cuzco, visiting its most important landmarks from both The Inca & the Colonial times: the Korikancha (the ancient temple of the Sun), the Inca street of Loreto, (12 cornered stone) and Ahuajpinta which keep the remains of outstanding palaces from the ancient City and the Colonial monuments of the Cathedral; the Museum of Colonial Art and continue to the archaeological park of Saqsaywaman (the fortress-temple), the nearby shrines of Kenqo (funeral worship) and Tambomachay (cleansing water rituals), besides the ancient Tambo of Pukapukara.

Overnight in Cusco. One night, one room (double occupancy), including breakfast, hotel tax and service charge.

Day 6 - CUSCO – LIMA - QUITO

Transfer to the Cusco airport in time for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, you will have assistance at the airport to catch your flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, meet your bilingual guide; then start your Quito by night tour.

Your tour starts after sunset, you take a panoramic tour of the colonial city of Quito; the city looks amazing at night when the lights are on. You will walk through the independence square and you will see the most important buildings of the city like the White house, the main Cathedral and the Archbishop palace which now holds a number of restaurants and cafes inside. Then you will continue your walk through La Compania church and will end up at San Francisco square. Then your guide will take you to one of the most traditional restaurants in Quito where you can enjoy a nice dinner with live music.

Overnight in Quito. One night, one room (double occupancy) including breakfast, hotel tax and service charge.

Day 7 - FLY TO GALAPAGOS & BOARD THE LUXURY QUEEN OF GALAPAGOS

Transfer to the Quito airport in time for the TAME Airlines flight # 193, departing Quito at 09:30 AM and arriving in San Cristobal Island at 11:45AM. Transfer to the luxury catamaran M/C QUEEN OF GALAPAGOS.

Begin your 7-night cruise through Darwin's "Enchanted Islands". Accommodations will be in one cabin "double accommodation". All cabins are spacious and feature a private bath/shower and air-conditioning. All meals, lectures and shore excursions are included. The excursions and cultural programs are led by category "3" naturalist with years of experience in guiding in the Galapagos Islands.

PM: Visit Lobo Island

Day8-14 - CRUISING THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Day 8 Visit North Seymour Island

Day 8 Visit Mosquera Island.

Day 9 Visit Chinese Hat

Day 9 Visit Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island.

Day 10 Visit Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Island.

Day 10 Visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island

Day 11 Visit Cormorant Point, Floreana Island.

Day 11 Visit Post Office Bay, Floreana Island.

Day 12 Visit Suarez Point, Espanola Island.

Day 12 Visit Gardner Bay, Espanola Island.

Day 13 Visit Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island.

Day 13 Visit Sleeping Lion, San Cristobal Island.

Day 14 Visit Junco/Galapaguera, San Cristobal Island.

Day 14 Fly back to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer your hotel. One night, one room (double occupancy), including buffet breakfast, hotel tax and service charge.

Day 15 - FLIGHT HOME

A private transfer will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel in time for your international flight home.

End of Services.


Included

  • Air conditioning
  • Home Theater
  • Central Heating
  • Laundry
  • Balcony
  • Storage
  • Garage
  • Yard
  • Electric Water Heater
  • Deck
  • Gym
  • Ocean View