This package includes two countries in South America that have plenty to offer. We start with Ecuador and its beautiful capital city of Quito followed by the always intriguing and fascinating Galapagos Islands which we will discover in a four-day tour. Next is Peru with its vibrant capital city of Lima. We will visit Cusco as well as the new wonder of the world; Machupicchu. This is a trip that will allow you to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and astounding archeological sites that these two countries have to offer.
HIGHLIGHTS: Quito, Galapagos Islands, Lima, Cusco, and Machupicchu.
Arrival in Quito; upon your scheduled arrival our Receptionist will be waiting for you at the arrival area. After the greeting and introduction we will then proceed to transfer you to the designated hotel. Once you have been briefed and checked in and depending on the time of your arrival, you can take this time to walk around and get to know the vicinity or just relax and enjoy the rest of the day.
We will be picked up in the morning from the hotel to start the tour. First we will visit the colonial part of town which is considered a UNESCO world heritage due to the rich architecture. Places to watch are the Independence Plaza, government´s palace and the Cathedral as well as many colonial churches in the vicinity. We will take the cable car to the top of the mountain on order to get an amazing panoramic view of the city.
In the afternoon we head to “Mitad del Mundo” which is where the equatorial line is located. We will visit the Intiñan museum to partake in some science activities at this facility.
We will transfer you to the hotel once the tour is completed.
We will pick you up early in the morning to catch the flight that will take us to Baltra Island. We will start our Galapagos tour from this location. We will transfer you to the port of Puerto Ayora (1 Hour). After Lunch we will take the speedboat to Isabela Island (Ca. 2.5 hours). Once we arrive to the island we will take a short tour to the Flamingo Lagoon, which is the largest lake in these Islands and is also the main reproductive site for the majority of the flamingos.
Once we are done with the tour, we will proceed to take you to your hotel.
After breakfast, we will take you on a guided tour to the “Sierra Negra” volcano, which is the second largest volcanic crater in the world. We start the four hour trek in Puerto Villamil and cross the rim of the caldera along its eastside before heading into the fresh lava fields north east of the crater.
After a well-deserved lunch and rest, we can go snorkeling or swimming at Concha Perla where you can see the colorful fishes, sea lions and other marine life forms native to the area.
We will take you to your hotel once the tour is done.
Early in the morning we take the speedboat to Santa Cruz Island. After breakfast we head to Charles Darwin research station where scientist and volunteers assist with the conservation of the environment and biodiversity of Galapagos. Here we will get to see the famous giant Galapagos tortoises.
After lunch we will take a tour of Tortuga bay where we can walk along the beach and watch the marine iguanas, Galapagos crabs, birds and the famous Galapagos tortoise roaming freely in their natural habitat.
Once the tour is completed, we will take you to the hotel.
After breakfast we will take you to the airport from where you will catch your flight to Quito. Once you arrive to Quito, we will take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your disposal.
We will transfer you to the airport to catch your international flight to Lima. The duration of the flight is of about two hours. Once you arrive to Lima, One of our representatives will be waiting for you at the arrival section of the airport. We will transfer you to the hotel.
City tour of Lima, the places that we will visit include Huaca Pucllana, which was a ceremonial and administrative Pre-Incan building, the Cathedral of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s Tomb, the catacombs of the San Francisco Monastery and more. Also we will get to see the modern neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores with its beautiful boardwalks along the coast.
Following the city tour, we will get ready to indulge into an exceptional gastronomic experience; Musiculinaria awaits us. Lima is considered the gastronomic capital of South America. Needless to say a visit to Lima without experiencing its cuisine would be unthinkable. This is why we will head to the bohemian district of Barranco and inmerse ourselves in the atmosphere of this part of town, walk through the”bridge of the sighs” and other attractions nearby. After that we will see a “Huarique Limeño”. In this restaurant we will have the opportunity of tasting amazing typical dishes and desserts all of this while enjoying a fabulous artistic show that combines the music with the gastronomy during their preparations.
Early in the morning we will transfer you to the airport to fly to the imperial city of Cusco. The duration of the flight is of about an hour. Our representative will be waiting for you in Cusco´s airport to transfer you to your hotel. We recommend you to use this time to rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude. The remainder of the day is free for you to get to know this marvelous city
Tour a la carte.
Two options are available:
Option A: Sacred Valley tour and transfer to Machupicchu
Option B: One day Inka trail to Machupicchu
They say that part of a life of Journeys around the world includes a mandatory visit to Machupicchu. Early morning after breakfast you will start your incredible experience at one of the new marvels of the world; Machu Picchu. The two Hour guided tour will take you to some of the most important landmarks in Machupicchu like the Main Square, Intihuatana, the temple of the Sun, Temple of the three windows, and the temple of the Condor to mention only a few of them. After the guided tour, you will have plenty of time to explore the citadel all by yourself. We return late in the afternoon via train to Cusco and subsequently we will take you to your hotel.
We will transfer you to the airport in the morning for your flight to Lima. Once you arrive to Lima one of our Representatives will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to make some last arrangements or visits to the many attractions that Lima has to offer.
We will arrange the pickup from your hotel depending on the time of your flights departure. At this point we want to express our gratitude for taking our services and hope to be available for you another time when you decide to come back to Peru or any other location in this wonderful part of the world. Thank you so much and see you soon!!!
******Optional activities are available upon request*****
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