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.- TORTUGA BAY BEACH

In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach, after 40minute walk (approx.) we will arrive to this magic place, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos, with white sand and green mangroves. “Playa mansa” is where we can swim and enjoy of the beach. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, tour around the bay on board a yacht, starting with a visit to “La Lobería”, named because of the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel. Then we proceed with our tour to the “Canal del Amor”, a marvelous site where nature gives us an unforgettable view; at the end of this channel, just a few meters forward, a viewpoint where we can observe reef sharks; from here we continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit in “Playa de los Perros”. Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to Puerto Ayora.

*Note: shipping used in this excursion is a boat engine with capacity for 16 people. This tour only takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. .

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,
  • 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), Tortuga bay beach, 1 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 First Class Superior Deluxe ** Super Deluxe
Double room $ 2065 $ 2280 $ 2465 $ 2755 $ 3080 $ 3515
Triple room $ 1990 $ 2175 $ 2325 $ 2510 $ 2935 $ 3340

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 First Class Superior Deluxe ** SuperDeluxe
Double room (4 Pax) $ 2125 $ 2355 $ 2525 $ 2820 $ 3155 $ 3580
Double room (6 Pax) $ 2060 $ 2275 $ 2450 $ 2750 $ 3075 $ 3500

* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 55 per person

AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS PERU ECUADOR

Lima/Cusco Departs 08:00 Arrival 09:20

Cusco/Lima Departs 13:15 Arrival 14:00

Lima/Guayaquil Departs 12:50 Arrival 15:05

Guayaquil/Galapagos Departs 08:50 Arrival 09:50

Galapagos/Quito Departs 11:15 Arrival 15:45

Quito/Lima Departs 20:00 Arrival 22:25
Price per person from …. $ 810.00
Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR

City Tourist Superior Tourist First Class First Class Superior Deluxe ** Super Deluxe
LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
La Paz
Standard
Tambo I
La Paz Apart Suite
Tambo
Casa Andina Classic
La Hacienda
San Agustin
Exclusive
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Casa Andina Select
Sonesta Miraflores
Dazzler
Four Point by
Sheraton
Jose Antonio
Bellavista
Delfines
Costa Salaverry
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Costa del Sol
Aeropuerto
 Westin Lima
Country Club
CUSCO Eureka
Munay Wasi
Prisma
Casa Elena
Maytaq hotel
Siete Ventanas
San Agustín
Internacional
Sueños del Inka
Portales
Casa Andina Classic
San Agustín Plaza
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Cusco
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Eco Inn
Abitare
Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Private
Sonesta Cusco hab.
Ejecutivas
 Libertador Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Andina Killa Inn Tierra viva
Machu Picchu
Taypikala
Casa Andina
Mapi Tradicional room
Casa Andina Mapi
Superior room
Casa Andina Mapi
El Mapi
Casa del Sol  Mapi Pueblo Sumaq
GUAYAQUIL City plaza Gran hotel Gran hotel Hotel Palace Howard Johnson Oro Verde Sheraton  Sheraton
GALAPAGOS Deja vu Maidith Isla Sol by Sol Sol y Mar Royal Palm  Royal Palm
QUITO Casa Q Nu House Rio Amazonas Holiday Inn Express Mercure Dann Carlton Sheraton JW Marriott  J W 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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