This is a Private Tour
17 Days From £6,183 pp / $8,223 pp
A classic journey through both Peru’s most interesting regions including Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and eight days spent getting up close to wildlife on a small boat cruise in the Galapagos Islands.
Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, full ATOL financial protection
International flights, travel insurance, some meals,
Bartering with the locals at the famous markets in the Sacred Valley
Exploring Machu Picchu with our local guide who will bring the ruins to life
Swimming and snorkelling with sea lions off the Galapagos Islands
To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.
Day 1: Lima – Arrive transfer to the hotel / AC Hotel Lima Miraflores
Day 2: Lima – Guided tour of the highlights of Lima / AC Hotel Lima Miraflores
Day 3: Cuzco – Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the hotel / Costa del Sol
Day 4: Cuzco – Tour of the highlights of Cuzco and the nearby ruins / Costa del Sol
Day 5: Sacred Valley – Visit Pisac market and Ollantaytambo / Sol y Luna
Day 6: Aguas Calientes – Take the train to Machu Picchu town / El Mapi
Day 7: Cuzco – Explore Machu Picchu with a local guide and return to Cuzco / Costa del Sol
Day 8: Quito – Fly to Quito and transfer to the hotel / Patio Andaluz
Day 9: Quito – City tour of Quito / Patio Andaluz
Day 10: Galapagos – Fly to Galapagos. Afternoon Santa Cruz Highlands / Cachalote Explorer
Day 11: Galapagos – Santa Fé and South Plazas / Cachalote Explorer
Day 12: Galapagos – San Cristobal – Cerro Brujo and El Junco / Cachalote Explorer
Day 13: Galapagos – Española Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez / Cachalote Explorer
Day 14: Galapagos – Floreana Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown and P O Bay / Cachalote Explorer
Day 15: Galapagos – Santa Cruz – Cerro Dragon – Santiago Sullivan Bay / Cachalote Explorer
Day 16: Galapagos – Genovesa – Prince Phillip’s Steps and Darwin Bay / Cachalote Explorer
Day 17: Quito – Black Turtle Cove and Fly to Guayaquil for onward flight
Touch down in Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital. Our guides are all local and accredited in showing visitors the very best hidden secrets of this city. You’ll see pre-Hispanic temples, colonial mansions and its myriad of different districts. There’s almost one for every mood, Barranco is a bohemian neighbourhood and packed with curious cafes, nightclubs, pubs and music. Santiago de Surco boasts forgotten wine cellars going back more than 100-years. Kickback in Miraflores, offering beaches and beautiful cliff side bays. Take a paragliding leap off the coast and see this glorious city from the air. The AC Hotel Lima Miraflores has stunning views over the Pacific Ocean, serves some of the best food in the country, is one of Lima’s most comfortable hotels.
cobbled streets and colourful markets
Board your flight to Cuzco. Its old city is worth a visit in its own right, with cobbled streets, colourful markets, and buzzing nightlife. You can get a taster for the Inca Trail by exploring Cuzco’s nearby ruins, in the blissful silence that you can only experience in this part of the world. Your hotel, the Picoaga, won’t disappoint as each day you can return to your luxury bolthole. Cuzco is also the gateway to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas and one of the most amazing archaeological sites on the planet. Next stop is Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo, the last inhabited Inca settlement, before arriving in the Sacred Valley and the Sol y Luna Hotel. Continue by train through the valley up to the town below Machu Picchu itself. However you choose to get there our local guides will make these majestic ancient ruins come alive with stories of daily life in the heyday of this lost citadel before giving you time to explore the wonder for yourself. You’ll be staying at El Mapi.
Jet off to Quito, one of the loftiest city in South America. They say the setting alone is enough to leave you speechless and it certainly is. Find it sitting in the Andean mountain range and in the lap of stunning volcanoes. Its old colonial city is an onslaught to the senses, smell the aromas of street vendors, baking bread and hogs roasting around a fire, wander as if lost in time through its narrow streets. There’s loads of time to absorb the ambience as you prepare for the Galapagos Islands ahead. You’ll do all this in comfort staying at the Patio Andaluz.
swimming with sea lions
Follow in Darwin’s footstep’s as you arrive into the Galapagos Islands and board the Cachalote Explorer motor yacht for your eight day voyage. First stop is Black Turtle Cove, where you can spot sharks rays and sea turtles. These shores are brimming with nature preserving a magical territory unfound anywhere else. Walk around the red mangroves and see the igunas gorging on the prickly pear. Refuel for a spotting-spree of rare species. We show you the best spots to spy the Galapagos fur seals, normally too shy to be viewed up close. Each day you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with the marine wildlife from sea lions to sharks and tropical fish to rays. Study the vibrant and colourful scenes of finches and flamingos then finish your trip learning how people are trying to preserve these amazing islands and their unique creatures. Wowed by the dizzying array of wildlife, we take you back for your flight back home.
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