10 days / 9 nights.
Arrival to Lima, reception at the airport and check in to your airport hotel.Day 2: LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast)
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 your hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy this ancient city.Day 3: CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast & lunch)
Enjoy a good night's sleep before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. Arrival to Aguas Calientes. 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. Lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Opportunity to return to the site before returning to Cuzco for your last night in Peru.Day 4: CUZCO - LIMA - QUITO (B, in-flight L & D)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Lima and your connecting international flight to Quito. In-flight lunch. Arrival to Quito and transfer to your hotel.Day 5: QUITO - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Breakfast & lunch)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra Island. Reception and welcome at the VIP lounge before private transfer to Santa Cruz Island and your hotel before an afternoon tour of the world famous Charles Darwin Research Station. Visit the breeding centre and Giant Tortoise pens located at Puerto Ayora, where you will witness the various stages of development of these world renowned, indigenous tortoises that can easily outlive us. While enjoying a close encounter with these impressive animals you will hear all about their fascinating life history and the story of "Lonesome George" one of the more famous island residents. Return to your hotel.Day 6, Day 7, Day 8 and Day 9. GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Breakfast & lunch)
For these four days, you shall embark upon day trips to four of the Galapagos Islands (either Bartolome Island, Santa Fe Island, North Seymour Island and Bachas, or South Plaza Island and Punta Carrion). Selection of island depends on National Park rules at the time. Each island is home to a unique selection of endemic animals such as tortoises, iguanas, scores of birds and marine life. Or you may choose from a variety of activities offered by the hotel: scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, mountain biking, or take a day trip to Academy Bay, Tortugas Bay, Pelican Bay, etc.Day 10: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS- QUITO (Breakfast only)
In the morning, enjoy breakfast and the before transferring back to the airport for your midday flight back to Quito trip. Arrival and connect for your international flight home.
"Highly recommended, professional and well-organized, 'perfect tour', knowledgeable guides" Footprint Handbook 2013
"Transportation services and accommodations are top-notch, and the guides are flexible and extremely helpful" Fodor's Guides 2013
Amazing Destinations is a reputable firm with an impressive variety of unique excursions…" - At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE, Magazine At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE
Recommended in Bonnie's South America Travel Blog at About.com .
Incl. Miraflores Park, Monasterio & Sanctuary Lodge Hotels, all trains, all private tours, finest service guaranteed
03rd April 2013
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