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Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour

Best Galapagos Island TourDuration: 12 days

Activities:
Archaeological, Cultural, Camping, Ecological, Hiking

Highlights:
Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands

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Itinerary : Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands 12 days

(B)=Breakfast ; (L)=Lunch ; (D)=Dinner

Day 1 : Lima pick up

Assistance at your arrival to Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores or San Isidro. You may choose from optional activities if time allows.

Day 2 : Lima – Cusco (B)

Morning transfer to Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM). Flight to Cusco, center of the Inca Empire. Assistance at your arrival to Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ) and transfer to your Hotel after a quick tour of the beautiful Plaza De Armas. You will be free for the remainder of the day to relax and acclimatize to the altitude (10,856 ft).

Day 3 : Cusco (B)

This morning you’ll have a guided CITY TOUR and 04 archeological sites. Guided visit to the City’s CATHEDRAL with magnificent colonial art and the Santo Domingo Church – KORIKANCHA which displays the best Inca stonework in Cusco, and Archeological Ruins near the city: Indian sanctuary of SACSAYHUAMAN with its megalithic stone terraces, The amphitheatre of Q’ENQO, the fortress of PUKA PUKARA and the spring-shrine of TAMBOMACHAY. Return to the Hotel.

Day 4 : Cusco – Sacred valley (B)

Today you will embark upon a day-long guided excursion through snowcapped mountains to the legendary Sacred Valley of the Incas. Begining in PISAQ, then to URUBAMBA and we continue to the Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Day 5 : Sacred valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco (B)

After breakfast, Transfer to the Train Station in order to take the train to Aguas Calientes Station. There we take a special Bus to MACHUPICCHU. FULL DAY MACHUPICCHU GUIDED VISIT. After the tour you will have some free time to wander around, then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to Aguas Calientes. The afternoon train takes you back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel.

Day 6 : Cusco (B)

Day at leisure.

Day 7 : Cusco – Lima – Quito (B)

Transfer to Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ) for the return flight to Lima where you will connect with your international flight to Quito

Day 8 : Quito - Santa Cruz Island (B)

Welcome at the Baltra airport and free transfer by bus to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you will proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Transport will be waiting in order to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, area where the hotels are located on the Island. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galápagos Islands; the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of Evolution, the conservation programs, and observe some Giant Turtles in captivity. (Transfer operates at 12h00pm, except on Saturdays at 11h00am). Accommodation.

Day 9 : Santa Cruz Island (B)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach, after 40minute walk (approx.) we will arrive to this magic place, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos!, with white sand and green mangroves. “Playa mansa” is where we can swim and enjoy of the beach. Free time for lunch (not included).In the afternoon, tour around the bay on board a yacht, starting with a visit to “La Lobería”, named because of the presence of sea lions. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel. Then we proceed with our tour to the “Canal del Amor”, a marvelous site where nature gives us an unforgettable view; at the end of this channel, just a few meters forward, a viewpoint where we can observe reef sharks; from here we continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit in “Playa de los Perros”. Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to Puerto Ayora.

Day 10 : Santa Cruz Island (B)

Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé, Floreana o similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation.

** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc.

Day 11 : Santa Cruz Island (B)

Excursion in yacht to one of the following Islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé, Floreana o similar ones. Lunch included and return to Puerto Ayora to accommodation.

** Tour Operations in Galápagos, may change due to climate conditions, operations, and logistics and are also subject to availability and itinerary changes, days of excursions, etc.

Day 12 : Santa Cruz Island - Quito (B)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel to go to the canal of Itabaca, where a ferry will take you to Baltra Island. At the port you will board a bus of your airline that takes you to the airport. En route you are going to visit a coffee plantation which is part of a social responsibility program. The encouragement for the organic coffee cultivation contributes to the conservation of plants and soil and therefore is deemed to be a perfect model of sustainable tourism.

Included in the Machu Picchu and Galapagos Package

- All transfers stated on the itinerary
- Entrance ticket to all attractions stated on the itinerary
- Accomodation on double or triple rooms
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- 1 night of accommodation in Lima
- 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco
- 1 night of accommodation in Ollantaytambo
- Domestic Flight LIMA/CUSCO/LIMA
- CITY TOUR and 04 "RESTOS ARQUEOLOGICOS" in Cusco
- Sacred Valley Tour
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail.
- One bus ticket one way down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket one way Aguas Calientes/ Ollantaytambo
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Hotel in Cusco
- Transfers in/out in every city.
- Entrance ticket to all attractions stated in the Itinerary

Excluded in tour cost
- International round - trip airfare to and from Peru
- Airport taxes international (around US$30) and local (around US$6)
- Tips and gratuities to guide and support staff
- Personal gear
- Travel insurance
- Continental breakfasts are included at all hotels. All other meals are not included unless specified in the itinerary.


Note: If you are considering bringing some photography equipment or other heavy accessories, please request additional portering service to carry your personal belongings, this way you will freely enjoy the hike. (This is highly recommended if you have never hiked over 10000 feet). Cooks handle all the kitchen chores during the Inca Trail.

† Vistadome train upgrade : USD 60.00

Accommodation included in the Package:

CITY : HOTELS Nights
LIMA Bayview 1 night
CUSCO Tika Wasi 4 nights
OLLANTAYTAMBO El Albergue 1 nights
QUITO Gran Quitumbe 1 night
Puerto Ayora Galapagos Inn 4 nights
PROMOTIONAL PRICE: Double or Triple USD 2850.00 Single USD 3350.00

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