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Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012





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Galapagos and Machu Picchu Tours 16 days

Combine two South American highlights for the Galapagos and Machu Picchu Tours of a lifetime in this unique Latin Excursions journey!

Travel to the fabled Sacred Valley and city of Cuzco, along with the mysterious Machu Picchu, before heading to the Galapagos Islands to experience the natural wonders of the Enchanted Isles.

This fascinating tour is one of our most popular and allows you to maximize your time in Peru and the Galapagos. You’ll have enough time to combine a 5 day/4 night Galapagos cruise with a visit to Peru, without compromising on time spent at any destination.

From Inca fortresses, colorful local markets and Andean scenery, to crystal-clear waters where you can snorkel with sea lions and get up close and personal with blue-footed boobies, this adventure is perfect for families, couples and travelers of all ages.

Itinerary Summary

Days Activities
DAY 1 Arrival in Lima: Arrival in Lima, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2 Lima: Today enjoy a half-day city tour of the highlights of colonial Lima, including lunch at Rosa Nautica. In the afternoon visit the famed Museo Larco. (B, L)
DAY 3 Sacred Valley: Flight to Cuzco, where you will be met and transferred to the Sacred Valley, to better help with acclimatization. En route you will visit Pisac village and market. Later today relax with an optional spa afternoon. (B, L)
DAY 4 Sacred Valley: Spend the day in the Sacred Valley, visiting the villages and ruin sites at Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. Also visit the terraces and mines at Maras & Moray. A box lunch is included. (B, BL)
DAY 5 Machu Picchu: Transfer to the train station for the Vistadome train to one of the world’s most important archaeological sites – Machu Picchu (Deluxe and Luxury categories include Hiram Bingham Luxury Train Service). Upon arrival you will have a private guide who will show you around the citadel, with time for lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Spend the night in Aguas Calientes. (B, L)
DAY 6 Machu Picchu: You’ll have a second day at Machu Picchu, without a guide, although entrance fees and roundtrip bus tickets are included. Explore the ruins at your leisure, before returning to Aguas Calientes at the appropriate time for the train to Cuzco. Transfer to your hotel in Cuzco. (B)
DAY 7 Cuzco: 
Cuzco is a magnificent town, probably one of the most beautiful in South America. Today you will have a tour, giving you the chance to explore this living example of the mixture of Inca and Spanish culture; also visit Sacsayhuamán Fortress and the sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. (B)
DAY 8 Quito: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, connecting to Quito. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Ask us about optional extensions to the Amazon, a Quito city tour or an overnight at a traditional hacienda.
DAY 9 Galapagos: Early this morning transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Once in Galapagos, you’ll pass through the airport, before embarking on your comfortable vessel – depending on your preferences, we work with boats that range from 16 to 100 passengers. All boats have excellent naturalist guides, who will be your resource for the next five days and four nights as you cruise the Islands, learning more about the amazing flora and fauna that make the Galapagos so unique. (B, L, D)
DAY 10-14 Galapagos: 
Highlights of your Galapagos journey could include swimming with playful sea lions, snorkeling with penguins and sea turtles, or watching a mother blue-footed booby feed her baby. Marvel at the giant land tortoises, cross the Equator and visit the famed Charles Darwin Station! Your cruise will include two island visits each day with a highly trained naturalist guide, along with all meals, accommodation, snacks and the opportunity for the experience of a lifetime! (B, L, D)
DAY 15 Quito :Today your Galapagos cruise will end; transfer to the airport for your return to Quito. Transfer to your Quito hotel. (B)
DAY 16 Transfer to the airport at the scheduled time for your international flight home. (B)

 


2012 Rates

Deluxe
If, along with high quality experiences and amazing guides, you’d like luxurious accommodations, this option is for you. The pricing below includes a Junior Suite on the M/Y Corals.Option “A”

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5-9 pax
5275 4805 4735 4720

Luxury
Accommodations, cruises and even the train service to Machu Picchu have all been selected to offer five-star service, comfort and style. The pricing below includes a Renaissance Balcony Suite on the Galapagos Explorer II.

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5-9 pax
5373 5203 5133 5108

 

First Class
Similar to the tourist traveler, you’re conscious of your budget on this amazing vacation, but are not averse to dedicating a slightly higher budget to hotels and cruises that perhaps offer more amenities. The pricing below includes an Upper Deck Cabin on the M/Y Tip Top II or III.

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5-9 pax
4520 4335 4275 4255

 

Prices are per person and starting from the least expensive cruise option in this category, and include all park fees and internal airfare; keep in mind airfare and park fees are subject to change. Ask us about single supplements, and pricing for groups larger than nine. Contact us for availability and pricing on the yacht that best fits your travel style, and we can send you an itinerary.

Included:

  • Galapagos cruise
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee & Ingala transit card
  • Accommodation as specified (both Peru and Quito)
  • Meals as specified
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions and tours with private, bilingual guide
  • All entrance fees to museums, ruins, etc.

Not Included:

  • International airfare from home country
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities


Details

Deluxe Hotels

  • Casa Andina Private Collection (Lima): This upscale property, in the heart of Miraflores, offers modern, elegant accommodations, along with amenities like a spa, gym and heated swimming pool.
  • Casa Andina Private Collection (Sacred Valley): Set on three hectares in the heard of the Sacred Valley, the hotel is close to important archaeological sites and has a spa and exquisite cuisine.
  • Hilton Colón: Just five minutes from the airport, the Hilton Colón’s modern amenities and spacious rooms will welcome you before your Galapagos adventure.

Yacht Suggestions

  • M/C Athala: 16-passenger catamaran with private balconies for spacious staterooms. Suggest: Lower Deck Stateroom
  • M/Y Coral I & II: Midsized sister yachts with 20 and 36 passengers. Suggest: Junior Suite
  • M/V Galapagos Explorer II: 100-passenger luxury vessel with amenities for a stylish stay. Suggest: Premium or Deluxe Balcony Suite

LuxuryHotels

  • Miraflores Park Hotel: This modern high-rise hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean in the Miraflores district, and combines elegance with impeccable service and all the amenities of a hotel of its category.
  • Sol y Luna: Private bungalows on the outskirts of Urubamba village, with excellent service at the owner-operated property make it a standout in the Sacred Valley.
  • Hilton Colón: Just five minutes from the airport, the Hilton Colón’s modern amenities and spacious rooms will welcome you before your Galapagos adventure.

Yacht Suggestions

  • M/C Athala: 16-passenger catamaran with private balconies for spacious staterooms. Suggest: Main Deck Stateroom
  • M/Y Coral I & II: Midsized sister yachts with 20 and 36 passengers. Suggest: Junior Suites
  • M/V Galapagos Explorer II: 100-passenger luxury vessel with amenities for a stylish stay. Suggest: Deluxe Balcony or Renaissance Balcony Suites

 

Tourist Class Hotels

  • Casa Andina Classic (Lima): This comfortable, simple hotel is just a few blocks from downtown Miraflores, and near shops, restaurants and cafés.
  • La Casona de Yucay: In the Sacred Valley, this hotel is a colonial hacienda with a lovely patio and garden, as well as a cozy lodge.
  • Unipark: Just 15 minutes from the airport, this hotel has modern amenities and a location in Guayaquil that makes exploring the city easy.

Yacht Suggestions

  • M/Y Tip Top II & III: 16-passenger sister yachts with personalized service with excellent guides. Suggest: All cabins
  • M/Y Coral I & II: Midsized sister yachts with 20 and 36 passengers. Suggest: Standard Cabin
  • M/V Legend: 90-passenger vessel with Kids’ Corner and welcomes Galapagos adventurers of all ages. Suggest: Superior Interior Cabins

First ClassHotels

  • Jose Antonio: Three blocks from the Pacific Ocean, and in the exclusive Miraflores district, this hotel offers a variety of entertainment options and a central location.
  • Sonesta Posada Yucay: Relax in this hacienda-style hotel in the Sacred Valley, with gardens, courtyards and a private chapel.
  • Hampton Inn: This centrally located hotel is in a former colonial mansion, with spacious rooms.
  • Dann Carlton: This hotel has a central location in downtown Guayaquil, while still being close to the airport for your Galapagos departure.

Yacht Suggestions

  • M/Y Tip Top II & III: 16-passenger sister yachts with personalized service with excellent guides. Suggest: All cabins
  • M/Y Coral I & II: Midsized sister yachts with 20 and 36 passengers. Suggest: Moon Suite
  • M/V Galapagos Explorer II: 100-passenger luxury vessel with amenities for a stylish stay. Suggest: Classic Suite