Enchanting Ecuador & Peru 11 Days!
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Enchanting Ecuador & Peru 11 Days!

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Created: Thursday, August 26, 2021
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A comprehensive tour visiting the Highlights of Ecuador and Peru. This land only trip focuses on the culture and nature of two unique and distinctive South American countries. For its size, Ecuador thrills its visitors with an amazing variety of experiences. Your adventures continue in Peru, discovering the capital city of Lima, Cusco, and the ancient lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, all UNESCO World Heritage sites. Whether you’re into history, culture, or just in it for the adventure, our Enchanting Ecuador & Peru tour is one trip you don't want to miss.

Dates you can travel with the best offer for 2022: Jan 4, Feb 8, Mar 8, Jun 7, Jul 12, Aug 30, Oct 4, Nov 8 & Dec 6. Wanting to add your departure city? Click on Customize.

Created: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Destinations: Guayaquil, The Galapagos Islands, Lima, Cuzco/Cusco, Sacred Valley, Cuzco/Cusco
Themes
Nature
History
Ecuador
Peru
Fixed departures
Land Services
Your day to day
04 Jan
Detail Itinerary

Enchanting Ecuador & Peru

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Tuesday: Guayaquil 

Transfer in Guayaquil. English speaking assistance.

*Note that this first night can be changed to Quito for an extra cost. 

Overnight at Unipark (Standard Room) or similar

Included: transportation, English speaking guide.

Meals: none.

Day 2: Wednesday: Guayaquil, Galapagos (Santa Cruz Island) 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take flight to Galapagos.

Flight Guayaquil / Galápagos – Included 

Arrival in the Galapagos. English speaking assistance. Today we arrive on Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos. This tiny island was a military base during the Second World

War and hosts the Islands’ principal airport. The airport was built using the most advanced environmental techniques to reduce emissions and energy use, some of which you will notice as you transit through the facility. It was the first ecological airport in the world. Ferry to Santa Cruz Island. Afterwards drive to our exclusive giant tortoise reserve where our tented camp is located. Perched high on a hillside overlooking the ocean, Magic Galapagos Tented Camp will be our home for the night. The sounds of nature will be our lullaby in the evenings, and the Milky

Way will be our night-light. We will be able to feast our eyes on the mountains and forest surrounding the lodge and enjoy the peace of having the entire hillside to ourselves, except for seasonal resident giant tortoises. Watching the colorful sunset from Magic’s western perch is the perfect segue into evening. Dinners are scrumptious three course affairs, prepared by expert chefs in an open-air kitchen in the main lodge. A favorite post-dinner activity is a short walk to the natural lava tubes on the reserve for a nightcap in the one-of-a-kind ‘Lava Lounge!’ It is the perfect spot to relax around the fire and share stories from the day’s adventures.     

*Check in at Galapagos Magic Tented Camp is at 3pm.

If guests are arriving earlier, the transfer included in the program will drive them to Puerto Ayora (not to the hotel). Lunch is not included this day, so you can take advantage of your time at Puerto Ayora to explore on your own and enjoy of a meal in a local restaurant (ask our team for recommendations). Luggage will be stored until the moment of the check in, so guests have time to explore on their own Puerto Ayora and have lunch at town (not included). Later, a taxi will pick them up to be transferred to Galapagos Magic.

**Magic Galapagos doesn’t have an open restaurant. Breakfasts and dinners are included with the stay. Lunch is only available upon request, with previous notification.

***Not Included: Galapagos National Park entrance fee and tourist transit card (Ingala) 

Overnight at Galapagos Magic or similar (double tree house)

**Note: Some departures have limited availability at Galapagos Magic. Whenever unavailable, this night will be changed to your selected hotel in Puerto Ayora and an extra visit to El Chato turtle ranch will be included to round off the experience. In this case, dinner will be on your account. Please, confirm availability at the time of booking.  

Included: transport, English speaking guide and lodgingMeals: Breakfast and dinner (*only when lodged at Galapagos Magic). 

Day 3: Thursday: Galapagos 

Breakfast. 

Half-day excursion to Bay Exploration

This morning we will join a Puerto Ayora’s bay exploration, at the main dock we will have a quick 10-minute navigation to la Loberia Island named after a sea lion colony that inhabits there. This small island is a great place to snorkel in amongst sea turtles and a great variety of colorful fish, and for playing with the ever-friendly and inquisitive sea lions. Our next stop will be a hike to the Túnel del Amor (lover’s tunnel) with a great viewpoint from where if lucky you can watch

resting white-tip sharks. On the way back we will visit Punta Estrada’s dock, where we’ll go on a walk to watch marine iguanas. 

OPTIONAL FULL DAY EXPERIENCE WITH EXTRA COST:

Full Day Garrapatero Beach, Charles Darwin Research Station and visit to a local artisan.

(This tour replaces the Bay Exploration. Minimum 2 passengers.) Price per person: $ 215.00

Overnight at Fiesta hotel (Standard room) or similar

Included: local guide, transportation and lodging

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 4: Friday: Galapagos

Breakfast. 

Daily Tour on board a motor yacht

Embark our motor yacht and enjoy of a daily excursion with a welcoming crew members and knowledgeable naturalist guide, and experience the remote islands in comfort and style. Our daily excursions will take you to experience the Galapagos Islands in a safe and comfortable manner. Check the boat´s weekly itinerary. We may visit North Seymour and Bachas, South Plazas, Santa Fe Island or Bartolome and Sullivan Bay, according to boats’ schedules allowed by the National Park. 

** These excursions are subject to availability and change without prior notification. 

Later, drive to Puerto Ayora to spend the night.

Overnight at Fiesta hotel (Standard room) or similar

Included: transport, excursion and lodging

Meals: Breakfast, lunch on board.

Day 5: Saturday: Galapagos - Guayaquil - Lima

After breakfast, transfer to Baltra´s airport to board connection flight to Lima-Peru. 

Flights Galápagos /Guayaquil | Lima – Included  

Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered. 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Sunday: Lima 

Breakfast.

HALF DAY CITY TOUR (COLONIAL AND MODERN LIMA)

Visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", beginning in the districtsof Miraflores and San Isidro. Pass by a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7: Monday: Lima, Cusco 

Breakfast.

At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city.

Flight LIM/CUZ is included

DAY AT LEISURE IN CUSCO

Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisan’s neighborhood, the Cathedral, and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

PM HALF DAY CITY TOUR AND RUINS (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS) Price per person: $ 60.00

You will tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, discovering its fascinating culture, surrounded by majestic mountains. You will visit a small and picturesque Andean town, where you will explore an important Inca archaeological site and learn about the local history. Afterwards, you will pause at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the mostrepresentative architectural complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress, that also served as a temple.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast 

Day 8: Tuesday: Cusco, Sacred Valley 

Breakfast. 

FULL DAY AUTHENTIC SACRED VALLEY

You will tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, discovering its fascinating culture, surrounded by majestic mountains. You will visit a small and picturesque Andean town, where you will explore an important Inca archaeological site and learn about the local history. Afterwards, you will pause at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the mostrepresentative architectural complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress, that also served as a temple.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Sacred Valley 

Meals included: breakfast & Lunch

Day 9: Wednesday: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco   

Breakfast. At proper time you will board the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu.  

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm  

FULL DAY MACHU PICCHU

You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explorethe site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip.Board train in Aguas Calientes, to Ollantantaytambo, and transfer back to Cusco.

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm  

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Day 10: Thursday: Cusco Breakfast. 

DAY AT LEISURE IN CUSCO

Enjoy a unique experience filled with beautiful scenery, spectacular views, small communities, and opportunities to observe local wildlife. The Adventure awaits you! Don’t miss Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Pallcoyo or Humantay Lagoon. 

OPTIONALS WITH EXTRA COST:

FULL DAY VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS) Price per person: $55.00

You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the RainbowMountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point.Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco. 

PALCCOYO – (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS) Price per person: $81.00

Palccoyo, known as the Montaña Colorada, is a surprising natural formation that is shown along a mountain range of the Vilcanota mountain range, usually it is part of the attractions where you walk on the routes that surround the Apu Ausangate main attraction of the place. The Mount of Ausangate is considered in the Andean World as the Sacred Mountain or the Mountain Spirit and since pre - Inca times it has been a place of veneration and worship, a tradition that continues until the present. In this opportunity we will walk towards the Palccoyo Mountain that you can reach thiscolorful place in a full day. In this route we will walk over 4,000 meters and along we can enjoy extraordinary landscapes, small communities, flora, and fauna typical of the area and above all we will have at all times the company of Apu Ausangate which will be seen from various points of the route. 

HUMANTAY LAGOON (SIB) – (MINIMUM 2 PASSENGERS) Price per person: $ 81.00

You will leave Cusco early in the morning heading to Soraypampa, starting point of your trek. On the way, you will cross the city of Limatambo -located at 2100 m.a.s.l.- an important access point to the city of Cusco during the time  of the Inca Empire. There you will find the archaeological remains of Tarawasi, a place that served as a resting point for those heading to Chinchaysuyo. Then, you will continue your journey along the right bank of the Apurimac River until you reach Soraypampa. From this point, you will start your trek up the mountain towards the Humantay Lagoon. Upon arrival, you will appreciate the stunning scenery of this wonderful place andenjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Before leaving, you will have time to take pictures around the lagoon. At the end of the visit, you will walk back to Soraypampa, where the transport will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.  

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast  

Day 11: Friday: Farewell

Breakfast. 

At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Suggested flight time: 12am to 4pm. Kindly note that there diverse options, in case you need to connect to your international flight home.

Meals included: breakfast  

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on two travelers sharing a room.

Flexible booking:

a. The customer has up to 60 days before the departure of the trip to request the flexible booking and change dates for other departure available on the program.

b. Flexible booking only applies for land services.

c. Flights are non-refundable and restrictions of each airline apply.

Information to consider before traveling:

Click here to learn more about Covid-19 with World Health Organization.

Entry requirements to enter to Peru:

-PCR test result issued up to 72 hours prior to plane boarding, or antigen test result issued up to 24 hours prior to plane boarding or if you recently had Covid-19, a certificate of medical clearance issued up to 3 months prior to boarding.

-Sworn stament of health and geolaction authorization signed 72 hours prior to boarding.

-Face mask and face shield are mandatory on the airport, malls, supermarkets and other public spaces. The non-compliance regarding the use of the face mask or the instructions given by the airlines, the airport, or others, can result in boarding cancellation or it can be a reason to reject the boarding of a passenger to Perú.

Entry requirements to enter to Ecuador:

-Ecuador is open to all fully vaccinated passengers. They may be required to quarantine and present a negative COVID-19 test result and forms. 

Important note: Passengers arriving from Brazil or India are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result even if they are fully vaccinated.

-All passengers, vaccinated and non-vaccinated, whose point of origin, stopover or transit is Brazil or India, must undergo a mandatory quarantine.

Fully vaccinated passengers:

-Fully vaccinated passengers are exempt from presenting a negative test result to enter the Galapagos Islands. They must present proof of vaccination

- The certificate/document may be requested at different points of the trip. They must present proof of vaccination that must comply with Ecuador’s requirements.

To be considered fully vaccinated by Ecuador you must comply with the following: Present the vaccination card against COVID-19 or its equivalent, with the full scheme, showing that the vaccination was completed at least 14 days before arrival.

Other passengers

All passengers must present a negative RT-PCR test result to enter the Galapagos Islands with 72 hours before boarding the flight to Ecuador.

Journeyou Assistance:

Journeyou Assistance is the exclusive program of primary emergency that our traveler receive with this program. It is an immediate service of attention, in case of illness, including COVID-19, during a trip in any of our destinations, 24 hours a day.

Biosafety Protocols:

Every government have established a health and safety protocol mandatory for all hotels and restaurants. We will be carefully monitoring our suppliers operations asking for full compliance on up to date Biosecurity protocols. We will make sure of this with:

- All our suppliers will have to complete mandatory affidavits that state their compliance and practice of Biosecurity Protocols.

- We will be holding surprise spot checks on suppliers throughout the year.

- We will maintain social distancing, personal protection equipment and hygiene.


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US$3,291
Based on 2 adults
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Destinations 6
Transports 4
Accommodations 7
Tours 1
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Pick up at Guayaquil Airport
Included
  • Transport by air-conditioned van.Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 1 night accommodation in Guayaquil.
  • 1 night accommodation in Santa Cruz.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Ayora.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Lima
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cusco.
  • 1 night accommodation in the Sacred Valley.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Entrances for the excursions detailed on the itinerary
  • Internal flight: Guayaquil - Galápagos
Excluded
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Items not specified in the itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Not Included: Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12)
  • Tourist transit card (Ingala) (US $20 per person)
Hotels
Guayaquil
Hotel Unipark
Hotel Unipark
88%
HOTEL WYNDHAM GUAYAQUIL
HOTEL WYNDHAM GUAYAQUIL
90%
The Galapagos Islands
Hotel Magic Galapagos
Hotel Magic Galapagos
89%
Hotel Fiesta
Hotel Fiesta
78%
Ikala Galapagos Hotel
Ikala Galapagos Hotel
88%
Lima
Arawi Miraflores Express
Arawi Miraflores Express
86%
Pullman Lima San Isidro
Pullman Lima San Isidro
90%
Cuzco/Cusco
SUEÑOS DEL INKA
SUEÑOS DEL INKA
89%
Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Casa Andina Premium Cusco
89%
Sacred Valley
Hacienda del Valle
Hacienda del Valle
90%
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas
89%
Cuzco/Cusco
SUEÑOS DEL INKA
SUEÑOS DEL INKA
89%
Casa Andina Premium Cusco
Casa Andina Premium Cusco
89%

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