PERU (Machu Picchu ) & ECUADOR (Galapagos)

12 DAYS/ 11 NIGHTS
LIMA –CUSCO –MACHU PICCHU-GUAYAQUIL-GALAPAGOS-QUITO
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DAY 01.- LIMA

Reception at Lima Airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 02.- LIMA – CUSCO – CITY TOUR

At exact time, transfer to the airport to take flight to Cusco, flights in the morning (1 hour 20 minutes); reception and transfer to your selected Hotel. At 2:00 p.m. Visit to Cusco City where we‘ll appreciate the “Cathedral” that stands out due to its beauty, the “chorus” and the “pulpit” which contains an important collection of paintings of Cusquena School and objects made of embossed silver. Continuing with the trip, we’ll visit the “Plaza de Armas”, the Sun’s temple known as “Koricancha” which was one of the most stunning constructions of Andean “Cusco”. By car 10 minutes away  from Cusco City, we will visit the “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, the type of this construction is Cyclopean due to the stone’s size, some of them weight between 90 and 128 tons. We will go at 15 minutes to Cusco City in car, where we’ll arrive to the archeological center of Qenqo known as the Labyrinth sacred place in which the ceremonies in honor to the Sun, the moon and the stars took place. After 30 minutes ride, we’ll visit another archeological complex named Pukapukara, this center has several grounds, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads. Finally, we will finish the journey visiting the Archeological Complex of Tambomachay which played an important function related to the Water and to the regeneration of the land. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 03.- SACRED VALLEY – URUBAMBA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the journey starts in Pisaq town. – 32km in the north-east of Cusco City (1 hour by car). Pisaq is well known by the Handicraft Makers Market. Then visit Ollantaytambo It was built during the Inca Times, it was a military area that includes a temple, the andenes, and an urban area. Also there are traces of ancient Inca roads and aqueducts. Ollantaytambo town is called “Pueblo Inca Vivo” because their people live in the same way the incas used to live in the past,  keeping alive their customs and traditions. Transfer to the station Ollanta from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. The trip will take 2 hours 30 minutes. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 04.- MACHU PICCHU

Departs from the station of Aguas Calientes, minibuses Tourist Transport ascends 8km through a narrow road. Arrival to Machu Picchu ruins. Entrance control. Possibility of entry to the Sanctuary of Wayna Picchu (“young mountain” in Quechua) climb to the top is an amazing experience, appreciate the sacred precincts and terraces built on the cliff. The ascent is from the main square of Machu Picchu by a road, built by the Incas, which is marked and in good condition. The guided visit of the “Archeological complex of Machu Picchu” includes the urban areas that lodge the mayors architectural elements of the Inca City, the Sun’s Temple, the “Intiwatana”, the group of the sacred stone, the temple of the 3 windows and the mausoleum. Return to Cusco by train. Arrival at night. Accommodation in Cusco.

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Tourist Information

Altitudes

LIMA – 101 m.s.n.m. CUSCO – 3326 m.s.n.m. QUITO – 2800 m.s.n.m.

DAY 05.- CUSCO – LIMA

Transfer to the Airport to take off to Lima, flights in the morning or afternoon. Reception and transfer to your selected hotel. Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 06.-LIMA-GUAYAQUIL

Transfer from airport to hotel and night stay in Guayaquil. Accommodation.

DAY 07.- GUAYAQUIL – GALAPAGOS

Transfer from hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos (tkt not included) Welcome at the Baltra airport and free transfer by bus to the tip of the Itabaca canal,  where  you will proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting in order to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, area where the hotels are located on the Island. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galápagos Islands; the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of Evolution, the conservation programs, and observe some Giant Turtles in captivity. Accommodation.

DAY 08.- ISLANDS OF GALAPAGOS

Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé, Floreana or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation. ** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc. However, our agency guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific place to visit.

DAY 09.- ISLANDS OF GALAPAGOS

Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé, Floreana or similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation. ** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are    also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc. However, our agency guarantees the number of excursions and visits to be met, but does not guarantee the itinerary or specific place to visit.

DAY 10.- GALAPAGOS-QUITO

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel to go to the canal of Itabaca, where a ferry will take you to Baltra Island. At the port you will board a bus of your airline that takes you to the airport. En route you are going to visit a coffee plantation which is part of a social responsibility program. The encouragement for the organic coffee cultivation contributes to the conservation of plants and soil and therefore is deemed to be a perfect model of sustainable tourism Transfer from airport to hotel and night stay in Quito. Accommodation in Quito.

DAY 11.- QUITO – CITY TOUR – LIMA

Touristic route along the most important areas of ​​the city, shopping centers and Zona Rosa “La Mariscal “(bars and restaurants), where most of the hotels in Quito are located. Continue towards the historic   center to visit its churches and major landmarks, explore each of its corners at your own pace from the door of your hotel, enjoying deeply those topics that are of interest: music, architecture, living cultures, gastronomy, handicrafts, photography, shopping, watching tourist attractions and unique landscapes, but above all, feel the local vibe and flavor of our unique city. (Tickets not included). Transfer from hotel to airport to take the flight to Lima. Reception and transfer hotel . Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 12.- LIMA – DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to the country of your final destination.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast; included in all the cities of the tour.
  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport in Lima, Cusco, Guayaquil, Galapagos, Quito
  • In Lima: 3 nights of accommodation, city tour
  • In Cusco: 2 nights of accommodation, City Tour, Tour Sacred Valley of Urubamba w/buffet lunch, excursion to Machu Picchu by Tourist train, 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • In Guayaquil : 1 night accommodation

In Galapagos : 3 nights of accommodation in Galápagos (Santa Cruz Island) with breakfasts Transfer Baltra / hotel in Puerto Ayora, visiting the highland part of Santa Cruz Island (Includes lava Tunnels and a turtle reserve) + Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station. (Transfer operates at 12h00pm, except on Saturdays at 11h00am) 2 Full day Excursion in yacht to one of the following islands Bartolomé, Seymour, Plazas, Floreana or similar ones (Lunch included) Transfer hotel / airport & Finca de café. (Transfer operates at 8h30am)

  • In Quito : 1 night accommodation, City tour.


IT IS NOT INCLUDED:
* International and domestic airfare *Migration Control Card Galapagos: U.S. $10. This tax can be paid directly by the passengers (cash only) before flying to Galapagos
* Galapagos National Park Tax. U.S $100 This tax can be paid directly by the passengers (cash only) upon arrival in Galapagos.

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS REGULAR SERVICES SHARED WITH A GROUP (Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation Tourist Superior Tourist First Class Deluxe Superior Deluxe Super Deluxe
Single room $ 2515 $ 2785 $ 3415 $ 4335 $ 5015 Check rates
Double room $ 2105 $ 2270 $ 2500 $ 3035 $ 3420 Check rates
Triple room $ 1990 $ 2125 $ 2335 $ 2895 $ 3220 Check rates
  • 2 passengers at least.PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS PRIVATE SERVICES 4 or 6 PERSONS SHARING (Tour Guides in English/Spanish)
Type of accommodation Tourist Superior Tourist First Class Deluxe Superior Deluxe SuperDeluxe
Double room (4 Pax) $ 2195 $ 2365 $ 2590 $ 3120 $ 3510 Check rates
Double room (6 Pax) $ 2095 $ 2260 $ 2490 $ 3020 $ 3410 Check rates

* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 40 per person

AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS PERU ECUADOR

Lima/Cusco                  Departs 09:30    Arrival 10:45
Cusco/Lima                  Departs 13:15    Arrival 14:00
Lima/Guayaquil            Departs 09:05   Arrival 11:30
Guayaquil/Galapagos   Departs 11:00   Arrival 12:05
Galapagos/Quito          Departs 11:20    Arriva 15:55
Quito/Lima                   Departs 20:15    Arrival 22:30
Price per person from …. $ 820.00
Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR

City Tourist Superior Tourist First Class Deluxe Superior Deluxe Super Deluxe
LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
Faraona
Tambo
Inkari Luxury
Casa Andina Centro
San Agustín Exclusive
La Hacienda
Jose Antonio
Dazzler
Casa Andina Select
Four Point Sheraton
Estelar Miraflores
Costa Whymdam Salaverry
Delfines
Suite y plaza del bosque
Courtyard Marriott
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Westin Lima
Marriott
CUSCO Inkarri
Eureka
Mabey Cusco
Prisma
Maytaq hotel
Los Portales
Tierra Viva Centro
Andes de América
Jose Antonio
San Agustín Dorado
San Agustín Plaza
Tierra Viva Saphi
Casa Andina Classic
Sonesta Posada Cusco
Sonesta Cusco
Casa Andina San Blas
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Private
Novotel
*habitaciones Standard
Libertador Cusco
Marriott Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Inkatower
Andina
Intipunku Inn
La Cabaña
Taypikala
El Mapi (con cena)
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Casa Andina Mapi
Mapi Pueblo
(Dinner)
Sumaq (Dinner)
Mapi Pueblo
(Dinner)
Sumaq (Dinner)
GUAYAQUIL City Plaza Palace Hampton In Hampton In Hilton Colon
GALAPAGOS Flamingo Fernandina Isla Sol Sol y Mar Royal Palm
QUITO Reina Isabel Nu House Mercure Dann Carton JW Marriott

RESPONSIBILITY:

  • In all of our arrangements Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES operates by order and count of our clients, we organize means of transport, accommodation or another tourist services required, so that we are not responsible in case accidents, losses, robberies, delays or interferences happen to the tour by chance or any other events which we are not responsible for them. We recommend you to hire an international insurance in your country to face something could happen suddenly.
  • Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES is not responsible for any change made at the last time by airlines and bus lines, they can modify or cancel their operations for their own reasons, and the consequences that these produce such as additional transfers, accommodation (not included), tours scheduled for the dates shown on this itinerary. * Category quoted room: Standard (except where noted). * Prices not valid for Holidays and Dates of Meetings and Conventions.

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