Quito / Otavalo / Galapagos Islands / Lima / Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco

Highlights:

  • 5 Day/4 Night Galapagos Islands cruise aboard the M/V Legend
  • Tour of colonial Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Shop at the famous Otavalo Indian Market
  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu, the mystical citadel of the Incas
  • Tour Cusco and the nearby ruins

Note: Airfares are not included. Ask our Destination Experts about great pricing on international and domestic Peruvian airfares.

ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Quito3Dann Carlton (Standard Room)
Galapagos Cruise4M/V Legend (Standard Cabin)
Lima1El Pardo Hotel (Standard Room)
Sacred Valley2Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness (Colonial Room)
Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)1Sumaq Hotel
Cusco2Aranwa Cuzco Boutique Hotel (Classic Room)
DAY 1
Arrival in Quito

Upon arrival in Quito, meet and transfer to hotel. 

DAY 2
Quito

Tour the city’s treasures, including many cathedrals and churches. Ascend Panecillo Hill for a breathtaking view of Quito and the Andes. Continue to the Middle of the World Monument. Afterwards, the day is yours. (B, L)

DAY 3
Quito | Otavalo | Quito

Visit to the colorful Otavalo Indian Market, one of Ecuador’s best shopping markets, filled with colorful ponchos, textiles, woven belts, hats, handbags, blankets, rugs and much more. Then proceed to an Indian village that is home to artisans and learn about their culture and daily lifestyle. (B, L)

DAY 4
Quito | Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Archipelago. Upon arrival, board the 100-passenger M/V Legend. (D)

Cruise B: Santa Cruz Island
◗Embarkation
◗ Black Turtle cove

Cruise D: San Cristobal Island
◗ Embarkation
◗ Interpretation Center
◗ Tijeretas Hill

DAY 5
Galapagos Islands

Cruise B: Santiago Island
◗ Sullivan Bay
◗ Rabida (B, L, D)

Cruise D: Española Island
◗ Gardiner Bay, Gardner, & Osborn Islets
◗ Suarez Point (B, L, D)

DAY 6
Galapagos Islands

Cruise B: Isabela Island
◗ Urbina Bay
◗ Tagus cove (B, L, D)

Cruise D: Floreana Island
◗ Post Office
◗ Cormorant Point, Devil’s Crown or Champion (B, L, D)

DAY 7
Galapagos Islands

Cruise B: Fernandina & Isabela Islands
◗ Espinosa Point
◗ Vincente Roca Point (B, L, D)

Cruise D: Santa Cruz Island
◗ Highlands
◗ Fausto Llerena Breeding Center (B, L, D)

DAY 8
Galapagos Islands | Lima

Cruise B:
◗ Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)
◗ Disembarkation

Cruise D:
◗ Daphne
◗ Disembarkation

After disembarking, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.  (B)

DAY 9
Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley

Morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, descend to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, renowned for its huge steep terraces. Later, stroll through the quaint streets and the colorful Pisac Indian Market. (B, L)

DAY 10
Sacred Valley

Day at leisure in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Optional tours are available*. (B)

*Optional tours are not included in the program price.

DAY 11
Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu

Transfer to Machu Picchu. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
Machu Picchu | Cusco

Wake up early this morning for the astonishing view of the sunrise over Machu Picchu – truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you would like to explore the second entrance to the citadel independently, motor coach tickets are included in the rates. (B)

DAY 13
Cusco

Explore Cusco, the magical capital of the Incas, including the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral and the Santo Domingo convent Monastery. Then continue to the nearby remarkable Inca Ruins of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Temple and Amphitheatre of Kenko and the red Fortress of Puca Pucara. Later, tour the pre-Colombian Art Museum housed in a beautiful colonial manor. Enjoy a special gourmet dinner of famous Novoandine cuisine. (B, D)

DAY 14
Cusco | Departure from Lima

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, tour Lima’s historical center,  a UNESCO World Heritage site. See an extensive collection of pre-Colombian art at the Larco Herrera Museum, housed in an 18th century colonial mansion. After dinner, transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B, D)

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