|Peru and Ecuador Tour
(19 days, 18 nights)
Day 1: Lima
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to a four star hotel.
Day 2: Lima City tour of Lima including a guided visit to the Cathedral, the Main Square and the San Francisco Catacombs.
Day 3: Ballestas Islands
We visit the Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas islands. Commonly referred to as the "little Galapagos", here you will see an amazing concentration of sea birds and sea lions in their natural habitat.
Day 4: Nazca Lines
Today we fly over the spectacular Nazca lines, gigantic drawings and figures which are over 2000 years old.
Day 5: Arequipa
City tour of Arequipa, the "white city", including the 16th century convent which is built entirely of volcanic lava.
Day 6: Colca Canyon
After breakfast, we drive through some wonderful scenery towards the Colca canyon, where we shall see groups of wild alpacas,
vicuñas and guanacos.
Day 7: Arequipa
An early start to visit the Colca canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world (the deepest canyon lies only a few kilometres from here). We shall also have an opportunity to see the huge condor, the largest flying bird.
Day 8: Cuzco
Flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Guided tour of Cuzco including the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Day 9: Sacred Valley
Excursion to Urubamba, the sacred valley of the Incas and to the ancient Inca market of Pisac.
Day 10: Machu Picchu
Train journey to Aguas Calientes and a full day's guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world.
Day 11: Quito
Return to Lima for the connecting flight to Quito. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 12: Quito
After breakfast, city tour and excursion to the equatorial line monument.
Day 13: Otavalo
A full day visit to Otavalo Saturday outdoor market, some 95 km from Quito. The market dates back to pre-inca times when jungle products
from the east were traded with highland products. Traditional dress is observed throughout the market. Return to Quito.
Day 14: Cotopaxi
Fabulous journey south to Latacunga, passing beautiful, mountainous landscapes. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 15: Cotopaxi
Full day trip to the Cotopaxi National Park. Climb to the base camp of one of the highest, active volcanoes in the world.
Day 16 - 18: Mishualli
Journey to Mishualli, in the Amazon region of Ecuador for a four day jungle tour. The lodge is located on the banks of the Misahuallí River, a tributary of the Napo River which forms the Amazon River in Peru.
Jungle tours with a bilingual guide include canoe rides, jungle treks and an opportunity to visit the local jungle Quichua community.
Day 19: Quito
Return to Quito and onward for your flight home.
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