|Peru and The Galapagos Islands
(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: Cuzco
We fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Guided tour of Cuzco including the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Excursion to Urubamba, the sacred valley of the Incas and to the ancient Inca market town of Pisac.
Day 5: 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. Return to Cuzco.
Day 6: Amazon Jungle
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport and transfer by canoe to the jungle lodge. Packed lunch on the canoe. Travelling through virgin rain forest, you will eventually reach the jungle Lodge. An introductory walk into the forest behind the lodge which is dominated by giant Brazil-nut and Dipteryx trees. Frequently seen mammals on the trail are Saddle-back Tamarins, Brown Capuchins and Agoutis. Toucans and many other species
of birds are also commonly sighted. Return for dinner, followed by a guided night walk to find nocturnal animals.
Day 7: Amazon Jungle
Trip to the Macaw Clay-lick (Colpa) by canoe, continuing a further 4 hours upriver, deep within the National Reserve where the actual Collpa is situated.
After lunch a guided exploration of the the trail system in the area. Camp on a beach near the Collpa.
Day 8: Amazon Jungle
A pre-dawn start is needed to get to the clay-lick before the birds. They arrive in search of minerals and salts and the digestive properties of the clay. On average, several hundred macaws and smaller parrots visit the clay-lick daily, including Scarlet, Blue and Yellow, Red and Green, Chestnut-fronted and Blue-headed parrots, among others. This clay-lick is considered to be one of the largest in the world. Following a late morning hike and lunch, return down river to the lodge.
At night, a search for caiman (alligators) and other nocturnal animals by canoe along the Tambopata River.
Day 9: Amazon Jungle - Lima
A dawn start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado with fabulous views of the sunrise over the river. Opportunity for early morning wildlife observation which is particularly active at this time. Howler monkeys are frequently heard, and your guide will assist in your arrival in Puerto Maldonado. Transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Lima.
Reception and transfer to your hotel.
Day 10: Quito
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Quito Ecuador. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 11: San Cristobal
Transfer to the airport for the flight to the Galapagos. Start of your Galapagos cruise from San Cristobal to the Isla Lobos.
Day 12: Espanola
Cruise to Espanola, Pta Suarez and Bahia Gardner.
Day 13: Floreana
Trip to Floreana, Pta Cormorant and the Post office.
Day 14: Charles Darwin station
Excursion to Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin station and the highland.
Day 15: Puerto Egas
Trip to Rábida and Puerto Egas.
Day 16: Sullivan
Journey on to Bartolome and Sullivan.
Day 17: North Seymour
North Seymour and Plazas.
Day 18: San Cristobal - Quito
San Cristobal and Centro de Interpretación, the last day of the cruise. Transfer to the airport for the return
flight to Quito.
Day 19: Quito
Optional city tour before transfer to the aiport for your flight home.
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