MACHUPICCHU & THE GALAPAGOS islands
Inmerse yourself in this epic adventure.
Arrival in Lima ( There are both early morning as well late night arrivals in Lima since our activities will begin at 10:00 In Lima with a city tour… we will consider arrivals day as day 0
Once we´ve determined the time of your arrival we´ll prepare a tailor-made Schedule for you. And your Schedule will be followed to the letter, ( there are cases of groups with different times of arrival) we´ll accomodate to this too.
At 10:00 the group will gather to begin with a Lima CITY TOUR visiting among other things: the Larco Museum and traditional Peruvian lunch. Afternoon city tour Lima City Tour: Old Town, Cathedral, Plaza San Martín , Seaside Park etc.
and welcome dinner
During dinner we´ll have a short lecture learning all details about the program.
Early wake up to take our early morning flight to Cusco.
The idea is that an early arrival in Cusco will grant us the opportunity to acclimate to the really high altitude of this town. We´ll take it slowly in the morning with a light stroll around town down to the market and some of the churches.Then our first tour in the afternoon this tour will be leisurely paced thus allowing us to know the main attractions of the city of Cusco and surroundings, where we will undertake our first step the cathedral in the city’s main square, then we will visit the QORIKANCHA, then we will go to SAQSAYHUAMAN, QENQO, PUCAPUCARA and finally TAMBOMACHAY, at the end of this tour we will return to your hotel.
This day PICK-UP at our hotel will be at 7:30 am to begin our trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and ending the day with a two hours train ride to Machupicchu town to spend the night in this city
We will begin our adventure visiting the archaeological center of CHINCHEROS, then go to Urubamba where we will have lunch. Then we will go to the Archaeological Center of OLLANTAYTAMBO and ending our tour in this town we will take the train for two hours until we reach Machupicchu town (Aguas Calientes), a small town located at the foot of the Inca citadel of Macchu Picchu
This day we will start very early to fully enjoy our tour in MACHUPICCHU, our guide will pick us up from our hotel at 6:00 am to the bus terminal in the direction of the Inca citadel and start our day, appreciating the beauty of the tour to to reach one of the wonders of the world, after 30 minutes of bus travel we´ll arrive at the place of entry to the citadel of Machu Picchu where we will appreciate a dazzling view thus starting 2 hours of tour exploring and enjoying the beauty and magic of the Inca citadel. After completing our tour we will return to Machupicchu Pueblo, to enjoy a delicious lunch, then we will board the train back to the town of Ollantaytambo, and spend the night at the magical Sacred Valley of the Incas.
SACRED VALLEY/ CUSCO
This morning we´ll explore the Maket of Pisac, wander around this gorgeous town and then embark on our way back to Cusco where we´ll visit in chocolate museum to visit the chocolate museum and have some traditional cooking classes; First we will tour the San Pedro market, to discover fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and local breads, including some that are exclusive to Peru, with all this we will cook, under the guidance of a bilingual chef, the best of Peruvian food. We will raise our own handmade Pisco Sour to toast for our return to the city of Cusco.
Flight to Ecuador.
Early in the morning we will go back to the airport in Cusco, for our flight back to Lima,
And connect with our flight to Ecuador
We will be received in Guayaquil “The gateway to the Galapagos Islands.” Check-in and CITY TOUR late / night.
Manglar Churute Ecological Reserve Full day (8 hours) all inclusive The “Manglar Churute Ecological Reserve”. The Reserve aims to protect one of the few coastal rainforests and mangroves that still survive in the world, with its remarkable importance for biodiversity and conservation. It is located just 45 minutes from Guayaquil and is recognized as a paradise for bird watching.
This location has three attractions:
• ESTUARY ROUTE : A place where you can learn about the fauna of the estuary. The mangrove ecosystem and its importance, the interaction between plants, crabs and birds. A place where we can see dozens of species of birds in their natural habitat.
• ROUTE OF THE HOWLER MONKEYS: A short walk (1200 m or 0.8 miles) through a tropical dry forest, one of the few remaining virgin forests in mainland Ecuador. A place to have a close encounter with the bustle of howler monkeys in the middle of the pristine habitat of a dry tropical forest.
• CACAO: Witness the making of chocolate from cocoa beans and you will have a pleasant afternoon of experiential tourism. Enjoy a delicious traditional Ecuadorian meal in a cabin by the river Here is the link where you can admire some photos of Churute and see why it is being recognized as a hot spot for bird watching.
DAY 8 to DAY 14
Flight to the Galapagos Islands we will have an 8 day cruise.
Important note: The itineraries in the Galapagos Islands are established and only in cases of force majeure will the itinerary be changed, depending on the week in which the tour is booked we will have a NORTHWEST or SOUTHEAST itinerary.
Participants will be informed about the itinerary details as soon as the tour is booked.
TUESDAY: AM: Airport – Baltra Island
PM: Bachas Beaches
WEDNESDAY: AM: Pasos del Príncipe Felipe – Genovesa Island
PM: Darwin Bay Beach – Genovesa Island
THURSDAY: AM: James Bay
PM: cruise / sailing
FRIDAY: AM: Punta Vicente Roca – Isabela Island
PM: Espinoza Point – Fernandina Island
SATURDAY: AM: Caleta Tajo – Isabela Island
PM: Urbina Bay – Isabela Island
SUNDAY: AM: Elizabeth Bay – Isabela Island
PM: Moreno Point – Isabela Island
MONDAY: AM: Centro Crianza – Muralla Lagrimas – Isabela Island
PM: Puerto Villamil – Navigation
TUESDAY: AM: Los Gemelos / Baltra Island
TUESDAY: AM: Baltra Airport
PM: Puerto Ayora / Charles Darwin Research Station
WEDNESDAY: AM: Puerto Velasco Ibarra – Floreana Island
PM: Punta Cormorán – Floreana Island
THURSDAY: AM: Punta Suarez – Española Island
PM: Gardner Bay – Española Island
FRIDAY: AM: Punta Pitt – San Cristóbal Island
PM: Lobos Island – San Cristóbal Island
SATURDAY: AM: Santa Fe Island
PM: South Plaza Island
SUNDAY: AM: North Seymour Island
PM: Bartolomé Island
MONDAY: AM: Chinese hat
PM: Cerro Dragon – Santa Cruz Island
TUESDAY: AM: Caleta Tortuga Negra-Baltra Island – Airport
Flight back home
We will have a hotel night booked on your behalf regardless of your flight times, if it is a flight scheduled for the same night this will give you a chance to freshen up and really get ready to go home.
Since we will be returning to the same hotel where we slept upon our arrival in Guayaquil, you can leave your unnecessary luggage with the hotel concierge.
Price $ 9800
We will drive through the Peruvian Andes. We will spend the night at 12000 feet above sea level in Cusco.
It is recommended to consult with your doctor if you have blood pressure problems.
There will be a walk through the cobbled streets, there will be a hike through the moors, so walking and walking shoes are recommended.
Also shoes to walk on the volcanic floor of the Galapagos Islands and a bathing suit.