Day by Day
Day 1 - Lima
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 - Lima -Cuzco (B)
After breakfast, a guided visit of colonial and modern Lima, including the cathedral, which still houses the original bronze fountain built in 1650, and the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs. Known as the city of the kings, Lima was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in 1991, the same year that UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. Transfer to the airport for the afternoon flight to Cuzco. Arrival in Cuzco, reception and transfer to you hotel.
Day 3 - Cuzco (B)
Afternoon guided visit of the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Return to your hotel.
Day 4 - Sacred Valley - Pisac - Ollantaytambo (B & L)
Full-day excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Inca situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. Visit the market. After a buffet lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. Return to your hotel.
Day 5 - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu (B)
After breakfast, take the train to Aguas Calientes. Guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. After the tour, free time to enjoy this magical and spiritual wonder. Opportunity for a trek (approx 1 hour) up to the sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the Inca Trail, for a magical view of the sanctuary. Return to Aguas Calientes and to your hotel.
Day 6 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)
Opportunity to return to the sanctuary (bus tickets and entrance tickets not included). Return to Cuzco with the afternoon train. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 7 - Cuzco - Lima - Quito (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima and your connecting flight to Quito, Ecuador. Transfer to your hotel. 5 Day/ 4 Night Galapagos Cruise - Itinerary subject to change
Day 8 - Quito - San Cristobal (B, L & D)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to the Galapagos Islands. Transfer to the port and boarding of your yacht for an unforgettable wildlife adventure. After an introductory talk and lunch, your Galapagos expedition begins with a visit to La Galapaguera to observe giant turtles. The day is concluded with a visit to the Loberia highlands.
Day 9 - Santa Fe - South Plazas Island (B, L & D)
A visit today to Santa Fe, home to a beautiful turquoise lagoon with two small beaches and where you can view numerous sea lions. Taking a trail along the coast and through an Opuntia Forest where these prickly pear cacti are the largest on the Galapagos. We will also see Santa Fe land iguanas. After the hike, a swim or snorkel in the bay in the company of sea lions. Continue onto South Plaza, one of the smallest islands and only 130 metres wide and just 800 metres long. Here there is a large colony of sea lions, with over 1,000 occupying the smooth rocks. The small cactus forest is populated by land iguanas, where they can be seen sunning themselves or feeding on Opuntia pads and fruits. Along the cliff edge nesting swallow-tailed gulls are the predominant seabirds, along with tropic birds.
Day 10 - Española - Gardner Bay - Punta Suarez (B, L & D)
A visit to the isolated Española where there is a high percentage of endemic fauna. Gardner Bay, on the eastern shore has a magnificent beach. The beach is frequented by sea lions, and is a major nesting site for marine turtles. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will come across many species of fish, turtles and perhaps even sharks. On a trail leading to the western part of the island, several nesting sites of the waved albatros will be encountered. These huge birds nest here from April to December. Finally at Punta Suarez, along with many nesting seabirds there are mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptile, including the marine iguana and the lava lizard, are also inhabitants of the island. Here you may also see a spectacular blowhole, which shoots spray 30 metres into the air.
Day 11 - Santa Cruz - Charles Station - Highlands (B, L & D)
A visit to the second largest island in the Galapagos, Santa Cruz. With six different zones of vegetation: Coastal, Arid, Transition, Scalesia, Miconia, and Pampa Zones. The Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park offices are also based here. The station is also a tortoise breeding centre, where tortoises of different species are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most famous inhabitant is probably Lonesome George, the only survivor of this specific turtle species. The lush green scenery of the Santa Cruz highlands is a welcome contrast to the aridity of the lower islands.
Day 12 - San Cristobal - Quito (B)
The last day, we follow in the path of Charles Darwin and navigate close by Kicker Rock, a small islet whose cliffs are home to many sea birds. A visit to the Interpretation Centre at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno before arriving to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno for the transfer to the airport and return to the mainland. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 13 - Quito (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. End of our services.
Tour Price Includes:
• Accommodation nights in twin/double rooms at selected hotels including breakfast and service taxes.
• 4 nights aboard a tourist class Galapagos yacht with all meals (upgrades available).
• All meals as specified on the itinerary.
• Transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides.
• Train tickets to Machu Picchu.
• Entrance fees except The Galapagos Tax ($110 per person).
Tour Price Does Not Include:
• Galapagos National Park Tax (payable in US$ cash once you arrive on the island).
• US$100.00per person and monitoring fee ($10 per person).
• Meals not specified on the itinerary.
• Lima -Quito international flight (approx $550 per person).
• Domestic flights (ask for price)
• US$32.00 tax for all international air departures.
• All domestic flights require a US$6.00 charge (airport tax).
• Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
• Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc.
• Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
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