South America Tours: Ecuador - Peru - Galapagos - Machu Picchu
Sample Multicountry tour
Galapagos cruise and Machu Picchu tour luxury class
Day 1 Tuesday
Welcome to Ecuador! You will be met, assisted with baggage, and transfered to your luxury class hotel in Quito(Swissotel or similar).
Day 2 Wednesday
City tour of colonial Quito, the first city to be declared by UNESCO a world heritage site of culture. Visit the main plazas, colonial churches with astonishing religious art, gold ceilings and beautiful stone work. Also visit the Middle of the World monument and the Inti Nan solar path museum where you will discover that the Equator is not just a line. A tipycal Ecuadorian lunch will be enjoyed at a nice restaurant at the middle of the world city. Return to your hotel, overnight.
Day 3 Thursday
Quito, Baltra, Cruise, Santa Cruz
Morning flight, Quito to Baltra (Galapagos). Board the luxury class Expedition ship, the Galapagos Legend. Lunch by pool. Dragon Hill (dry landing), land iguanas & flamingos. Dinner, evening lectures.
Day 4 Friday
Prince Phillips Steps (Genovesa), dry & wet landing. Red footed boobies & frigate birds. Palo Santo trees. Lunch. Darwin Bay (wet landing). Sea lions, lava gulls, night herons & fiddler crabs. swim or snorkel. Dinner, evening lectures.
Day 5 Saturday
Cruise, Hispaniola, San Cristobal
Dry landing, Punta Suarez (Hispaniola). Masked & blue footed boobies, waved albatross, hood mocking birds, tropic birds, lava lizards and marine iguanas. Blowhole. Lunch. Dry landing, San Cristobal, interpretation Center. Dinner, evening lectures.
Day 6 Sunday
Cruise, Black Turtle Cove, Baltra
Arrive at Black Turtle Cove in the north of Santa Cruz Island. Visit the mangroves and observe sea turtles, white tipped reef sharks, and rays.
Baltra, Cruise, Bartolome
Afternoon disembark at Bartolome Island with hiking and snorkeling. Penguins, iguanas, and other wildlife encounters.
Day 7 Monday
Cruise, Fernandina, Isabela
Dry landing, Espinoza point (Fernandina). marine iguanas, flightless cormorants & Galapagos penguins. Lava fields. Lunch. Dry landing, Tagus Cove (Isabela). Darwin's salt water lagoon. Penguins, Hawks & frigate birds. Dinner, evening lectures.
Day 8 Tuesday
Cruise through Bolívar channel, possible to see whales or dolphins. Dry landing, Point Moreno (Isabela). Green sea turtles, oystercatchers, reef sharks & flamingos in salt water lagoons. Lunch. Wet landing, Urbina Bay (Isabela). Giant tortoises & land iguanas. Swim or snorkel. Dinner, evening lectures.
Day 9 Wednesday
Cruise, Santa Cruz
Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Station(Santa Cruz). Turtle and iguana breeding centers. Find "lonesome George". Lunch in the highlands. Giant turtles in the wild, finches, "Los Gemelos" craters lava tubes. Dinner, evening lectures.
Day 10 Thursday
Cruise, Baltra, Quito, Lima
Wet landing, Baltra Beach, marine iguanas & sea lions bodysurfing. Swim or snorkel. Return flight to Guayaquil or Quito. Upon arrival you will be met and assisted with your connecting flight to Lima Peru. Upon arrival reception by your Latin Trails tour leader and transfer from the airport to your luxury class hotel. Overnight.
Day 11 Friday
Very early transfer to the airport to take your flight Lima/Cusco. On arrival reception and transfer to your luxury class hotel Monasterio, time to rest and adapt to the altitude. In the afternoon a three hour escorted city tour of Cusco and the surrounding ruins of Kenko, Puca-pucara, Tambomachay and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Machu Picchu tour
Day 12 Saturday
Cusco, Machu Picchu
Discover the Lost City of the Incas “Machu Picchu”, these ruins are the most impressive due to their construction entirely in stone, bearing in mind that modern mechanical devices were unknown in the era in which this structure work was executed. Lunch . Overnight at the Machu Picchu sanctuary hotel.
BL(D = dinner included at the Sanctuary lodge)
Day 13 Sunday (October 17, 2004)
Machu Picchu, Cusco
In the morning return to explore the ruins before the crowds arrive. In the afternoon return to Cusco and transfer to your hotel. Overnight. B(L= lunch included at the Sanctuary lodge)
Day 14 Monday
Early transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Lima. Arrival and assistance, transfer to your hotel for a day room. Today
we tour “the city of Kings” Colonial and Modern Lima, going to downtown visiting the Cathedral with Pizarro’s remains. Driving by colonial buildings like Santo Domingo Church, San Pedro Church, Torre Tagle Palace ( now the Ministry of Foreing Affairs ), and then through the districts of San Isidro ( Olive Grove ) and Miraflores.Afternoon free for shopping and discovery. Transfer for evening flight home.
Price (based on 2 passengers sharing a twin cabin on cruise and double rooms at hotels):
Galapagos Legend Moon or Junior suite, Monasterio hotel in Cuzco and Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
All airport Transfers
Meals as listed(breakfast B, lunch L, dinner D)
2 hotel nights in Quito (luxury class)
7 night Galapagos cruise on board the Galapagos Legend in selected cabin type - to see details and cabin descriptions on the Galapagos Legend.
1 night hotel in Lima Doubletree Pardo, Melia or similar(luxury class)
2 night hotel in Cuzco Monasterio (luxury class)
1 night Machu Picchu sanctuary lodge (luxury class by the ruins)
Guided excursions with English speaking guide
Briefings and lectures
Bottled water on cruise ship and purified water with all meals.
Use of snorkeling equipment, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, gratuities, personal expenses.
Airfare to Ecuador is extra.
Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Guayaquil
Galapagos Park entrance fee
Airport tax Ecuador
Flight Quito to Lima $183.00 depending on time of booking and availability.
Roundtrip airfare between Lima / Cuzco $ 183.00 net
Local airport taxes $ 5.00 net
International airport taxes $ 28.00 net
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