LUXURY MACHU PICCHU & GALAPAGOS – 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

TRIP SUMMARY
  • 14 days / 13 nights luxury tour of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
  • Discover Peru’s ancient gems and modern gastronomy, and marvel at the natural wonders of Ecuador’s archipelago
  • Luxury 5-star hotels and cruises
  • Private services throughout your experience
  • Private tour of Machu Picchu
  • 24/7 concierge service to book reservations at the best restaurants, cultural events and more
  • Luxury accommodations
  • All activity and entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Private guides (EN/SP other languages available on request)
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Private transportation as mentioned in itinerary
  • Free 8GB SIM card for Peru included

Day 1 Arrival to Lima

Day 2 Lima city tour

Day 3 Sacred Valley tour

Day 4 Tour of Machu Picchu 

Day 5 Sacred Valley tour

Day 6 Cusco city tour

Day 7 Guayaquil arrival

Day 8 Guayaquil city tour

Day 9 Galapagos: Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island

Day 10 Galapagos: Darwin Bay & Barranco, Genovesa Island

Day 11 Galapagos: Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island & Bartolome Island

Day 12 Galapagos: Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island & Chinese Hat, Santiago Island & Mosquera Island

Day 13 Galapagos: Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Islands & Guayaquil

Day 14 Guayaquil International departure 

  1. Lima
  2. Cusco
  3. Sacred Valley
  4. Aguas Calientes
  5. Guayaquil
  6. Galapagos Islands
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY
  • 14 days / 13 nights luxury tour of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
  • Discover Peru’s ancient gems and modern gastronomy, and marvel at the natural wonders of Ecuador’s archipelago
  • Luxury 5-star hotels and cruises
  • Private services throughout your experience
  • Private tour of Machu Picchu
  • 24/7 concierge service to book reservations at the best restaurants, cultural events and more
  • Luxury accommodations
  • All activity and entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
  • Private guides (EN/SP other languages available on request)
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Private transportation as mentioned in itinerary
  • Free 8GB SIM card for Peru included

Day 1 Arrival to Lima

Day 2 Lima city tour

Day 3 Sacred Valley tour

Day 4 Tour of Machu Picchu 

Day 5 Sacred Valley tour

Day 6 Cusco city tour

Day 7 Guayaquil arrival

Day 8 Guayaquil city tour

Day 9 Galapagos: Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island

Day 10 Galapagos: Darwin Bay & Barranco, Genovesa Island

Day 11 Galapagos: Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island & Bartolome Island

Day 12 Galapagos: Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island & Chinese Hat, Santiago Island & Mosquera Island

Day 13 Galapagos: Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz Islands & Guayaquil

Day 14 Guayaquil International departure 

  1. Lima
  2. Cusco
  3. Sacred Valley
  4. Aguas Calientes
  5. Guayaquil
  6. Galapagos Islands

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

TRIP OVERVIEW

This luxury South American expedition tour will allow you to discover the best destinations in Peru: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. Then, you will travel to Ecuador to explore the wildlife paradise of the Galapagos Islands. Visit all the natural and geographical wonders that the archipelago has to offer, transiting aboard a luxury catamaran.

DAY 1: LIMA ARRIVAL

Arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, where a representative will be waiting…

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Arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, where a representative will be waiting to greet you and a private transportation service will transfer you to your hotel. Take it easy and plan the day on your own. If you want to jump straight into it, we can book alternative activities for you. Do you want to visit one of Lima’s top-rated restaurants? We can help you with reservations!

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DAY 2: LIMA CITY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel, before a private transfer takes you from your hotel to downtown Lima…

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Breakfast at the hotel, before a private transfer takes you from your hotel to downtown Lima where you will visit the most iconic locations of colonial Lima, including Casa Aliaga, the Casona San Marcos, etc.

Then, you will visit Larco Museum, rated one of the top 25 museums in the world. It has an impressive pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver pieces, as well as erotic art. Enjoy a delicious lunch in its famous Café del Museo Larco (included).

Return to your hotel in a private transportation service. Dinner reservations for Lima’s best restaurants upon request.

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DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Breakfast at your hotel, then a private service will take you to Lima’s airport for your flight to Cusco.

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Breakfast at your hotel, then a private service will take you to Lima’s airport for your flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival, a private transportation service will take you to the Sacred Valley. First, you will visit the archaeological site of Pisac, the largest complex of terraces in the area and a masterpiece of agriculture of the Inca Empire. After lunch, you will visit the town of Ollantaytambo and its great archaeological complex. After the tour, you will be taken to your chosen hotel in the Sacred Valley.

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DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

After breakfast at your hotel, a private transportation service will take you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Machu Picchu…

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After breakfast at your hotel, a private transportation service will take you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through the impressive Andean landscape, you will arrive at the town Aguas Calientes and take a short bus ride up to Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu means ‘Old Mountain’ and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will explore the ancient citadel in a two hour private tour.

After lunch, you will return to Aguas Calientes where you will take the train back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

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DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Start the day off with a private tour of Chinchero and its local market…

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Start the day off with a private tour of Chinchero and its local market. After lunch, you will continue your trip to Maras, an impressive salt mine, and Moray, an archaeological vestige composed of mysterious concentric circular terraces.

After the tour, you will be transferred to your chosen hotel in Cusco city.

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DAY 6: CUSCO CITY TOUR

Enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire…

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Enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, including the Santo Domingo Convent, a large baroque complex that was built over the Inca Coricancha temple.

You will also visit Cusco’s Cathedral, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the temple and amphitheater of Qenqo, and the red fortress of Puka Pukara.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco. If you want to visit Cusco’s top rated restaurants for dinner, we can help you with reservations!

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DAY 7: GUAYAQUIL ARRIVAL

A representative will pick you up at your hotel in a private transportation to take you to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil…

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A representative will pick you up at your hotel in a private transportation to take you to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil.

Upon your arrival you will be taken in private transportation to the 5-star Sheraton Hotel, where you will have a chance to rest or plan a day of leisure on your own. We can also help you book alternative activities for you.

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DAY 8: GUAYAQUIL CITY TOUR

You will begin your tour of Guayaquil after breakfast…

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You will begin your tour of Guayaquil after breakfast, starting with Las Peñas: the city’s oldest district.

Once you’ve navigated its colorful streets, you’ll be taken to the summit of Cerro Santa Ana for panoramic vistas of the city.

After lunch, you will visit Iguana Park, the modern Malecon 2000, botanical gardens, and the Parque Historico, an ideal site for ecological and archaeological tourism.

A private transportation service will take you back to your hotel.

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DAY 9: BLACK TURTLE COVE, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Your guide will pick you up in a private transportation to take you to the airport for your flight to Galapagos…

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Your guide will pick you up in a private transportation to take you to the airport for your flight to Galapagos.

Once you arrive at the Baltra airport, you will be taken to the luxury catamaran where you will be welcomed with ha drink and lunch onboard.

Your first visit will be to Black Turtle Cove, a bay situated in the northern region of Santa Cruz island. The cove is surrounded by mangroves and is accessible only by dinghy. The area is a safe refuge for marine life such as black-tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and a variety of rays.

After your explorations, you will return to the catamaran and will have dinner onboard.

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DAY 10: DARWIN BAY & BARRANCO, GENOVESA ISLAND

You will explore Genovesa Island, starting with a wet landing in the coral beach of Darwin Bay…

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You will explore Genovesa Island, starting with a wet landing in the coral beach of Darwin Bay. You can take short walks for magnificent photo ops, swim in the bay or do snorkeling. Near the bay is a mangrove swamp where you will find a colony of frigates, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and mask boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finch. Head back to the catamaran for lunch and refreshments.

After lunch, you will dry land in Barranco. Hike around Prince Phillip’s stairs, followed by a walk on the Barranco path. You will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate, red-foot boobies, mask boobies, doves, and finches. Dinner will be onboard the catamaran.

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DAY 11: SULLIVAN BAY, SANTIAGO ISLAND & BARTOLOME ISLAND

Begin the day with a wet landing in Sullivan Bay of Santiago Island…

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Begin the day with a wet landing in Sullivan Bay of Santiago Island. Much of the island is covered with uneroded lava flows. You will be able to see lava pahoehoe (basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating or ropy surface), hornitos, and mollugo (a lava colonizer). Refreshments and lunch will be served back in the catamaran.

After lunch, discover Bartolome Island. You will take a walk along the path to the top of a formation (114m) where you will see pioneering plants such as tiquilia, chamaesyce, and scalesia. The island has been formed by cones, lava pipes where lava once flowed.

Then, you will do a wet landing on the beach to visit the mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation. Head back up to the north beach where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. From the top of Bartolome Island you can also see the islands of Santiago, Rabida, and Isabela. Finish the tour by seeing penguins in the Rock Pinnacle.

Dinner will be served on the catamaran.

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DAY 12: DRAGON HILL, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND & CHINESE HAT, SANTIAGO ISLAND & MOSQUERA ISLAND

Today, discover Chinese Hat, a small islet located near the south-east coast of Santiago…

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Today, discover Chinese Hat, a small islet located near the south-east coast of Santiago. The islet is shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from afar. The area consists of a cone type “splatter” (lava ejected as drops which fall close to where they came from, which form an inclined cone) that forms the summit and many lava tubes that go down to the coast.

On the west side, you can see pillow-type lava formations, which are an indicator that the flows were formed under the sea and have been raised upward, which is why coral heads are found on the lava. The trail is 700m (round trip) and will take approximately 30 minutes. Head back to the catamaran for lunch.

After lunch visit the Mosquera islet, located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. The islet has the biggest sea lion colony and several species of birds.

You will then return to the catamaran for dinner.

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DAY 13: CHARLES DARWIN STATION, SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS & GUAYAQUIL

After breakfast aboard the catamaran, we will visit the Charles Darwin Station which is located in the main port of Santa Cruz Island…

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After breakfast aboard the catamaran, we will visit the Charles Darwin Station which is located in the main port of Santa Cruz Island. In the breeding center you will see tortoises and land iguanas in captivity. Thanks to the dedicated work of several institutions, some endangered species are being saved. This was the home of Lonesome George, the famous last survivor of the giant tortoise species found on Pinta Island.

You will be transferred in a private service to the Baltra airport for your flight back to Guayaquil. A guide will be waiting to take you to the 5-star Sheraton Hotel.

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DAY 14 | GUAYAQUIL INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight…

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After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where a guide will help you with your international departure.

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Inclusions

GUIDE:
English-speaking guide.

ACCOMMODATION:
Two nights of accommodation in Lima, two nights of accommodation in Sacred Valley, two nights of accommodation in Cusco, three nights of accommodation in Guayaquil and four nights of accommodation in Alya Catamaran.

MEALS:
Daily breakfast at the hotel from day 2
Lunch on day 2 in Lima, on day 3 in the Sacred Valley, on day 4 in Aguas Calientes, on day 5 in Sacred Valley, on day 8 in Guayaquil and from day 9 to 12 in Alya Catamaran.
Dinner from day 9 to 12 in Alya Catamaran.
Unlimited purified water, coffee, tea and soft drinks in Alya Catamaran.

TRANSPORT:
Private transfers from and to the airport.
Private transfers from and to the train stations.
Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Vistadome service (PeruRail).

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in the above itinerary: Casa Aliaga, San Francisco Church and Larco Museum in Lima; Pisac Ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress, Chinchero, Maras and Moray in Sacred Valley; Machu Picchu on day 4; Coricancha Temple, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucará, and Tambomachay in Cusco; to all the places mentioned in Guayaquil on day 8; all visits and excursions according to the itinerary of Alya Catamaran from day 9 to 13; Snorkel gear; Kayaks and paddleboards.

Not Included

  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during your meals.
  • Meals not stated in the program description.
  • Tips for your driver and guide.
  • Mandatory supplements for special dates like Easter Holidays, Inti Raymi, National Holidays, Christmas and New Year’s mentioned separately.
  • International flights to/from Peru & Ecuador
  • Domestic flights in Peru (we advise booking the first flights in the morning)
  • Domestic flights in Ecuador (These ones must be booked with us. Prices from USD$309.00. Prices are not confirmed until the tickets are issued.)
  • International and domestic airport departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local taxes if applicable.
  • National Park entrance fee (a total of USD$100.00 to be paid in Galapagos airport)
  • Galapagos transit card fee (a total of USD$20.00 to be paid in Guayaquil airport)

RATES

Period of departure: From Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 20, 2020
Package rates per person in US dollars in double accommodation

Category Double
Luxury 7,659

Other considerations:

**The catamaran itinerary is subject to change without notice; due to seasonal changes, weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulations.**

  • Rates not applicable on the following dates in 2020: Easter holidays (April 5 to April 12), Inti Raymi sun festival (June 22 to 28), National Holidays (July 27 to 31), Christmas, New Year’s, conferences or special events.
  • All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.
  • Rates do not apply to residents with more than 60 days of stay, nor corporate passengers (4 or more nights in Lima).
  • Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age and date of birth.
  • Itinerary must have 2 guests to operate.
  • Itinerary subject to change due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Peru.

**Machu Picchu photo credit: AmaraPhotos.com

**Day 2 photo: AmaraPhotos.com

ADD-ONS

Want to get the most out of your trip? Let us know if you’d like to include these optional activities (all rates are per person MIN 2 and in US dollars):

Magic Water Circuit + dinner show

$115

Visit to the Magic Water Circuit and buffet dinner with Peruvian dances live show. Private Services. Does not operate on Mondays and Fridays.

Ceramic Classes with Pablo Seminario

$169

Receive pottery classes by Pablo Seminario, a master craftsman who has studied for many years the techniques and designs of pre-Columbian pottery, incorporating them into his own art, creating unique pieces. The workshop includes tools and materials for you to develop a small piece, besides witnessing a theoretical and practical class that will help discover your artistic side. Private Services.

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