Duration: 12 Days
Location: Ecuador, Peru
Price: US$ 5,190(AU$ 7,711)
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  • Inclusions:

    • Peru: Visit Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu – Accommodation and Excursions included
    • Galapagos cruise – all incluside
    • Daily Breakfast
    • Quito and 2 Days Otovalo Market and Magdalena
    • Airport transfers
    • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
    • The unique chance of discovering two of the most fascinating destinations in Latin America!

     

    Daily departures available


    • Day 1 LIMA

      Arrival in Lima, transfer to your accommodation. Overnight in Lima


    • Day 2 LIMA - CUSCO (B)

      City tour of Cusco which was the capital of the Inca Empire. It includes the main square, the Cathedral, its extremely somber renaissance facade contrasts with the baroque and plateresque style of its interior, and Koricancha, a famous temple dedicated to the sun. Overnight.


    • Day 3 CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B - L)

      Guided visit to Machu Picchu, “Lost city of the Incas” UNESCO World Heritage Site. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls fitted with masterful precision. Its primary buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of Three Windows. Overnight.

    • Day 4 CUSCO - LIMA - QUITO (B)

      Transfer to Cusco – Lima. Flight Lima – Quito. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

    • Day 5 QUITO (B)

      Colonial city tour, bustling streets and squares in the largest historical old town of the Americas, a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. Overnight.

    • Day 6 QUITO - PEGUCHE - COTACACHI - MAGNALENA KARANKI COMMUNITY (B - D)

      Visit the village of Peguche with its traditional looms, and its Andean instruments. Then go to Magdalena, the Karanki community inhabit a paradise lost in time amongst llamas and condors, peaceful lagoons and the Imbabura Volcano. Admire the beauty of their embroidery, share their everyday shepherding and harvesting activities and stand face-to-face with people untouched by the emergencies of modern life. Share a comfortable room with private facilities, hot water and taste their food. The natural realm of this hidden mountain niche can be absorbed in optional activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, or hiking up to the nearby hills. Overnight.

    • Day 7 MAGDALENA KARANKI COMMUNITY - TRAIN RIDE TO SALINAS (B - L)

      Visit the Otavalo market where craft fairs can be found, then drive to Ibarra to take the train that crosses mysterious tunnels through the mountains, astonishing bridges spanning wide gullies and a unique biodiversity.

      Arrive in the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Salinas whose inhabitants are well-known for their agricultural activity. Back to Quito. Overnight.

    • Day 8 - Day 11 GALAPAGOS CRUISE (B - L - D)

      Domestic flight to Galapagos. All-inclusive 3-night top quality cruise (M/Y Galapagos Legend or M/Y Coral I or M/Y Coral II). Only a special few have the chance to travel to this paradise, sailing on a charming ship, with nautical interior decoration of wood and brass featuring ample outer decks, sea view cabins and suite, jacuzzi or pool, bar and more. See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful landscapes of volcanoes.

      Swim and snorkel in the clear waters among tropical fish, manta rays, sea lions, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Multilingual naturalist guides lead shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other, full of wildlife that has no fear of man. Daily lectures explain the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands in several languages.

      A fine selection of meals will delight you, ice cream festivals, and evening BBQ. Flight to Guayaquil. Overnight.

    • Day 12 GUAYAQUIL (B)

      Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your onward flight. Extension programs can be arranged by Latino Holidays.


     

     

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    Food Code = (B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

    LHKTMTY001 *Please note: Prices based on twin share, low season, per person, as per described itinerary. Optional tours / Extensions not included and are at extra cost. The package does not include flights for the following routes: Lima – Cusco – Quito – Galapagos – Guayaquil. The itinerary & pricing can change at any time due to availability & of activities. Please check our website for full terms and conditions*

  • More information on the visited countries:

    Peru is one of the most diverse countries on the face of the Earth. You can find almost every type of weather here as well as world records for the number of butterflies, orchids, birds, whales, and other animal groups. Deserts, neverending beaches, snow capped mountains, enchanted lakes, inter-Andean valleys, cloud forests, and jungles that stretch to the horizon and divided by the longest, mightiest river in the world, the Amazon. If we had to make a list of other impressive sites, then we would be obliged to top it with Machu Picchu, recently voted one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, followed by incredible Pre-Incan sites like the Nasca Lines, mud temples from the Moche civilization, and marvelous terraced hillsides along the Colca Valley, each an extraordinary testimony of people who lived in these lands long before the Incas.

    Ecuador – The State of the Andes has its name because of its location on the equator. Ecuador is situated in the northwest of South America and borders in the north with Columbia, in the east and south with Peru and bounds in the west upon the Pacific Ocean. The Galapagos Islands, situated in the Pacific Ocean, with a distance to the continent of about 1000 km, belongs to the national territory of Ecuador.

    More information on the visited destinations:

    Lima was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro as “The city of the kings” and became the capital and most important city of the Spanish Viceroyalty. Today it is still Peru’s most important city as it is home to about 9 million people, almost 30% of the national population. The historical city centre comes with splendid colonial style architecture, ample squares such as the Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Mayor) and grand churches which yielded it the declaration as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. In its modern quarters such as Miraflores and San Isidro you can find present day architecture, rich entertainment possibilities and a great number of first class hotels and restaurants. Peruvian cuisine is excellent and is becoming world famous which the Peruvians are extremely proud of.

    Cusco – South America’s archaeological capital and oldest continuously inhabited city is now one of Peru’ s most important and most frequented tourist attractions. Nevertheless, its vivid legacy remains as the hub of the Inca Empire: Quechua-speaking Inca descendants can still be found multitudinous in the centuries-old stone-walled city streets. Cusco also boasts magnificent repositories of colonial art – fine examples can be found in the Cathedral and Museum of Archaeology.

    Machu Picchu called the Lost City of the Incas, this cultural heritage of mankind is a beautifully located impressive stone city constructed with a technique incredible for its era and even for present times. Stone upon stone, fitted together perfectly without any cement, with impressive delicacy, exquisite detail and discrimination worthy of the world’s greatest palaces. There are many theories about Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure – it is one of the most impressive sites in the world.

    Quito – The capital city of Ecuador, is situated between mountain peaks and a green landscape. The city’s “Old Town” is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage and is packed with colonial monuments and architectural treasures, restored buildings, 17th century facades, plazas and magnificent churches.

    Quito will also surprise you with good nightlife and gastronomy. The city is your main entry point to discover the secrets of Ecuador.

    Galapagos – doubtlessly, the Galapagos Archipelago will be the highlight of every Ecuador trip and you also should not miss a visit, for it is the most unique living museum of evolutionary changes and you will see a variety of exotic species endemic to this Archipelago! Galapagos is the perfect setting to experience the evolutionary changes, which have led to a new understanding of life on earth. Animals unafraid of man and so different from any others found elsewhere, make visitors wonder about their existence on our planet. Among the animals found, are the different species of giant “Galapagos” tortoises that gave the islands their name, a variety of birds and marine mammals such as iguanas, sea lions, dolphins, whales as well as a great number of fish. Among the flora, the most distinctive are mangroves and endemic cacti -to mention only a few!

    Guayaquil – also know as Santiago de Guayaquil, the city is the largest and most populous city in Ecuador. Located on the coast of the country, this huge city is home to the main port of Ecuador.

    More information on visa requirements:

    Peru:

    Australian citizens do not require a visa to visit Peru for a maximum stay of 183 days. A valid passport and a return ticket must be presented on arrival.

    For more information contact your nearest Peruvian Embassy / Consulate.

    Ecuador

    Visas are not required for Australians when the maximum stay is 90 days.

    When visiting Galapagos you may obtain a Transit Control Card – Fee: USD 10.00 (Ingala Fee)*.

    *Note: the fee to enter Galapagos is subject to change at any time without prior notice.

    For more information consult your nearest Ecuadorian embassy/consulate.

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