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Luxury Peru & Galapagos Cruise
Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca - Quito - Galapagos
15 days / 14 nights.
Luxury Peru & Galapagos Cruise
Luxury Peru & Galapagos Cruise
ITINERARY
Day 1 April 24. LIMA (No meals included today)

Arrival to Lima, reception at the airport and transfer by private vehicle to the deluxe five star hotel, Marriott or Country Club Hotel. Check in to your hotel.

Hotel Marriott  |  Country Club Hotel

Day 2 April 25. LIMA (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

After breakfast, a private guided visit of colonial and modern Lima, including the cathedral, dating from 1654, the main square, which still houses the original bronze fountain built in 1650, and the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs. Known as the city of the kings, Lima was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in 1991, the same year that UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. One of the very few South American cities that preserve the colonial past, Lima was home to the Spanish viceroy during the time of the Spanish colonialists. The tour will include a visit to the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, before stopping at Larco Mar to enjoy a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Return to your hotel in Lima. 1 hour massage per person

Meals: B, L & D

Day 3 April 26. LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. After the one hour flight, reception and transfer to the exclusive deluxe five star Monasterio Hotel. The room will be oxygenated to help you relax and sleep more comfortably in the high altitude setting of Cuzco (11,600ft above sea level).
VIP check-in through the Chapel at the Monasterio Hotel with handmade chocolates In the afternoon, a guided tour of Cuzco including the Cathedral, Qoricancha temple, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco, Qenko and Puka Pukara. Return to the hotel.

Hotel Monasterio  |   Meals: B, L & D

Day 4 April 27. SACRED VALLEY - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Full-day excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and remains the larder of Cuzco. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Indians barter their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. After a buffet lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. Late afternoon return to Cuzco whilst visiting en-route the traditional market of Chinchero. Return to your hotel.
Lunch and dinner included

Meals: B, L & D

Day 5 April 28. CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Enjoy a good night's sleep before boarding the Hiram Bingham train to Aguas Calientes.
Arrival to Aguas Calientes, assistance with your luggage and boarding of the bus for the short ride up to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel. At the very entrance to Machu Picchu, your hotel is located, the Sanctuary Lodge hotel. Check in to your room.
Sanctuary Lodge hotel - deluxe twin mountain room and terrace Shortly after, a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. Dinner and accommodation at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Opportunity to return to the site once all the other visitors have gone and an opportunity to truly appreciate the grandiose setting of this Inca masterpiece; with no crowds but only an eerie silence that few people experience.

Sanctuary Lodge Hotel  |   Meals: B, L & D

Day 6 April 29. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Free day in Machu Picchu. Time for some private reflection before returning for breakfast. Today no guide is provided as we feel that Machu Picchu requires a certain amount of self discovery to be fully understood. Take any of the several paths around various parts of the site (we will provide a map to help you), trek up to Wayna Picchu or walk down to the Inca's bridge. Let Machu Picchu unfold all its mysteries for you, take in the breathtaking cloud forests and jagged mountains, or marvel at the extraordinary Masonic precision of the ancient Incas. Either way, your day of self discovery will be a day never to be forgotten. Return to your hotel for lunch before returning to Cuzco on the Hiram Bingham train and to the Monasterio hotel.

Hotel Monasterio  |   Meals: B, L & D

Day 7 April 30. CUZCO - PUNO (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

After breakfast, transfer to the railway station for the first class Andean Explorer train to Puno (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only). Enjoying marvellous view en route, you shall also enjoy lunch onboard before arriving to Puno. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. We recommend the Libertador Hotel but you can upgrade to the best hotel available, Titilaka Hotel for an additional cost. Dinner at your hotel.

Hotel Libertador  |   Meals: B, L & D

Day 8 May 1: ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

After breakfast, a full day excursion to the islands of Uros and Taquile in group service with other hotel guests.
Uros, a group of islands made entirely of tortora reeds is home to a small community dating back to a pre-Inca culture. The inhabitants of Taquile are more closely related to the Aymara people of Bolivia than the Quechua Incas of Peru. Lunch box provided. Return to Puno and your hotel. Dinner at your hotel.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 9 May 2. PUNO - JULIACA - LIMA - QUITO (Breakfast, in flight-lunch and dinner)

After breakfast, transfer to Juliaca airport for the return flight back to Lima and connecting international flight to Quito. In-flight lunch. Arrival to Quito and transfer to your hotel, the Plaza Grande. Dinner at your hotel.

Meals: B, F-l & D

Day 10 May 3. QUITO (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

After breakfast, a full day's private guided visit of colonial Quito, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1978. A visit to the Old Town, including the Plaza de la Independencia. The President still conducts business here, so access to the inside may be limited. It is the home of the tomb of Sucre and also houses interesting 17th and 18th century paintings. A visit to the Parque Alameda that houses the oldest astronomical observatory in South America, as well as an impressive monument of Simon Bolivar.
The Plaza de San Francisco was constructed by the Spanish in 1553, and the church has a high altar made of gold and beautifully carved ceilings. You shall also visit La Compañia, the finest of all Jesuit churches. Damaged through the years by fires and earthquakes, it has since been restored and has a richly sculptured facade and interior. In the afternoon head over to the Museo Guayasamin and the Capilla del Hombre for a look at some contemporary Ecuadorian art, the Templo Del Hombre, and the famous collected Incan artefacts and jewellery designs by the artist.

4 DAY/ 3 NIGHT GALAPAGOS CRUISE (All meals included) - Itinerary subject to change

Meals: B, L & D

Day 11 May 4. QUITO - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra Island. Reception and transfer to your yacht, the First Class Coral, to begin on a fabulous cruise around the Galapagos Islands. After an introductory talk and lunch, your Galapagos expedition begins with a visit to La Galapaguera to observe giant turtles. The day is concluded with a visit to the Loberia highlands.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 12 May 5. GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

A visit today to Santa Fe, home to a beautiful turquoise lagoon with two small beaches and where you can view numerous sea lions. Taking a trail along the coast and through an Opuntia Forest where these prickly pear cacti are the largest on the Galapagos. We will also see Santa Fe land iguanas. After the hike, a swim or snorkel in the bay in the company of sea lions. Continue onto South Plaza, one of the smallest islands and only 130 metres wide and just 800 metres long. Here there is a large colony of sea lions, with over 1,000 occupying the smooth rocks. The small cactus forest is populated by land iguanas, where they can be seen sunning themselves or feeding on Opuntia pads and fruits. Along the cliff edge nesting swallow-tailed gulls are the predominant seabirds, along with tropic birds.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 13 May 6. GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

A visit to the isolated Española where there is a high percentage of endemic fauna. Gardner Bay, on the eastern shore has a magnificent beach. The beach is frequented by sea lions, and is a major nesting site for marine turtles. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will come across many species of fish, turtles and perhaps even sharks. On a trail leading to the western part of the island, several nesting sites of the waved albatros will be encountered. These huge birds nest here from April to December. Finally at Punta Suarez, along with many nesting seabirds there are mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptile, including the marine iguana and the lava lizard, are also inhabitants of the island. Here you may also see a spectacular blowhole.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 14 May 7. GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - QUITO (Breakfast only)

The last day, we follow in the path of Charles Darwin and navigate close by Kicker Rock, a small islet whose cliffs are home to many sea birds. A visit to the Interpretation Centre at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno before arriving to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno for the transfer to the airport and return to the mainland and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 15 May 8. QUITO (Breakfast only)

Free morning. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: B

End of our services.
Luxury Peru & Galapagos Cruise - Itinerary Overview:
Day 1 April 24. Lima (No meals included today)
Day 2 April 25. Lima (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3 April 26. Lima - Cuzco (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 4 April 27. Sacred Valley - Pisac - Ollantaytambo (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 5 April 28. Cuzco - Machu Picchu (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 6 April 29. Machu Picchu - Cuzco (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 7 April 30. Cuzco - Puno (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 8 May 1. Islands Of Lake Titicaca (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 9 May 2. Puno - Juliaca - Lima - Quito (Breakfast, in flight-lunch and dinner)
Day 10 May 3. Quito (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 11 May 4. Quito - Galapagos Islands (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 12 May 5. Galapagos Islands (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 13 May 6. Galapagos Islands (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 14 May 7. Galapagos Islands - Quito (Breakfast only)
End of our services.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Accommodation in double rooms/suites at selected, five star hotels and 3 nights aboard a First Class Galapagos Yacht
  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Transfers based on private service
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary with English speaking specialist guides
  • All internal flight tickets (economy class)
  • Train tickets include the Hiram Bingham train and Inca Explorer to Puno
  • All entrance fees except the Galapagos Fees of $110 per person paid in person
  • Exclusive Benefits include access to VIP lounges in domestic airports (where available), VIP check-in through the Chapel at the Monasterio Hotel with handmade chocolates and freshly cut flowers and a complimentary one hour massage/spa per person in Lima
Our price does not include:
  • International flight to Peru and any airport taxes ($6 for domestic and $32 for international)
  • Galapagos Fees of $110 per person paid in person
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc
  • Gratuities, baggage porterage and other extras not specified
Luxury Peru & Galapagos Cruise - 15 days / 14 nights.

Luxury Peru & Galapagos Cruise

Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca - Quito - Galapagos
15 days / 14 nights.

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Hi Jim,

Just wanted to write and say a big thank you for our amazing trip to South America. We had a fantastic time ! The hotels were excellent and our travel arrangements seamless. The guides were delightful knowledgeable and with a good command of English- it was a pleasure to be with then. Please tell Monica our Lima guide know that not only did we see Paul Mcartney but we were on the terraces with one direction at Machu Picchu!! We were very pleased that you managed to alter the arrangements for the Hiram Bingham. We got extra time on the train and were the envy of other travellers! Thank you for doing this and we appreciate that it was done at no extra cost. All in all the services provided by your team and in particular yourself were the best I have ever experienced. If you have a manager then please forward this email as I would like them to know just how much I appreciated your organisation which led to such a great adventure for us.

With all best wishes, testimonials Cathy and Family

Cathy and Family
London, UK.

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