12 Day Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu Experience

Quito, Ecuador

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Overview

History & Culture – Galapagos Islands – Inca´s Ruins

This 12  day adventure package allows you to explore a great variety of landscapes in Ecuador and Perú as well as nature and cultural highlights, which you will be able to observe on this fully guided tour. From the capital Quito, which was one of the first cities declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will go to Lima, the City of the Kings, Cuzco, Machu Pichu and its Sacred Valley to admire the inca´s ruins and history. This is a great chance to see the main of Ecuador and Perú Highlights.

11 nights accommodation
Adventure program in private and small groups
Accommodation in selected hotels
English - Spanish speaking certified guide
Snorkeling equipment
Flights from/to Galapagos Islands – Lima / Cusco / Lima
Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with private driver
Bus round trip (Consettur to Machupicchu)
Personal assistance in English and Spanish.
Hotels pickup and drop-off
Lunch (7)
Breakfast (11)
Dinner (2)
International flights (GYE - LIMA)
Galapagos National Park entrance fee. $100,00
INGALA $20,00 fee to Galapagos
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Entrance to Cusco Cathedral (USD 14)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Tips

Departure Point

Quito, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
Send us flight details to pick you up from the airport in Quito

Airports

  • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador


Return Details

Jorge Chavez International Airport, Av. Elmer Faucett s/n, Callao 07031, Peru
Itinerary
Quito Airport Shuttle
Private transportation from the airport to your hotel in Quito
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel in Quito
Meals:
  Not Included
Mitad Del Mundo
Visit to Mitad del Mundo
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
TeleferiQo Teleferico Quito
Visit to Teleferico in Quito
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Intinan Museum
Visit to Intinan Museum in Mitad del Mundo
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Quito Old Town
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
Known colloquially as la Compañía, is a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. It is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster, and wood carvings. Inspired by two Roman Jesuit churches
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel in Quito
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Cerro Tijeretas
Tijeretas Hill, also known as Frigatebird Hill, is a lookout point located on San Cristobal Island, with views of Kicker Rock to the west and Shipwreck Bay to the south. From the center of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the top of the hill, which serves as a nesting spot for two species of Frigatebirds. At the base of Tijeretas Hill, there is a small cove perfect for swimming and snorkeling and where is usual to see sea lions and tropical fish.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Playa Punta Carola
Located on the trails behind the visitor's center, Punta Carola is only a few minutes' walk from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It's a small, sandy beach, home to sea lions and shore birds. In Punta Carola you can see exotic flora and fauna. There is ideal for surf. Even, so if you're looking for a place to put down a towel and relax for a while, this is a better bet.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected Hotel in San Cristobal
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Kicker Rock
About an hour’s boat ride northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is León Dormido (Kicker Rock), so named because of its resemblance to a sleeping lion. León Dormido is an imposing, vertical, sheer-walled tuff cone that has been eroded in half; smaller boats can sail between the two rocks.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel in San Cristobal
Meals:
 Lunch  Breakfast  
Reserva El Chato
If you came to the Galápagos to stand face-to-face with a giant tortoise, then you can't pass up a trip to El Chato Tortoise Reserve. But tortoises aren't the only animals to look out for here: As you get acquainted with these immense, dome-shaped creatures, you may even hear the chirp of a Darwin finch or the hoot of a short-ear owl overhead.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
El Garrapatero
Located approximately 30 minutes drive from Puerto Ayora, Playa El Garrapatero is a hidden gem of a beach on the eastern side of the island of Santa Cruz.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected Hotel in Santa Cruz
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
South Plaza Island
One of the smallest and, depending on the season, most colorful islands. Find sea lion colonies, land, and hybrid iguanas and countless birds soaring by the cliffs.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Lima Airport Shuttle
Transfer from the islands to /Guayaquil, flight connection to Lima
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel in Lima
Meals:
 Breakfast  
CITY TOUR LIMA
Breakfast at the hotel. In afternoon visit of the city of Colonial and Modern Lima, we will visit Lima in its 3 historical periods, Pre Hispanic, Colonial, and Modern. We will have a panoramic view of "La Huaca Pucllana", we will visit the impressive Historical Center of Lima, its palaces, mansions, churches, and plazas ending with a visit to the residential and financial area of San Isidro. Finally, we will have an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean in the district of Miraflores. Return to the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel
Meals:
 Breakfast  Dinner  
City Tour Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the regular flight to Cusco. Arrival, reception, and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the morning free to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon pick up for your City Tour Cusco where you will visit The Cathedral, Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the nearby ruins: Qenqo (Ceremonial and Ritual center, place where sacrifices were made), Puca Pucara (this complex was probably used by Emperor Pachacutec as a Tambo), Tambomachay (also called “The Bath of the Inca”) and Sacsayhuaman Fortress (place where the main Inca Festivals, Inti Raymi and Warachicuy take place). Return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight. (B, D) Cusco: 3,395 msnm
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel in Cusco
Meals:
 Breakfast  Dinner  
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning departure for our visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit the textile center Awanacancha, then we will go to the town of Pisac, here we will visit a picturesque craft market where we can see how until today the locals maintain the tradition of exchanging their things or food, just like it was done in the past. Buffet lunch at local restaurant. Later we will go to the town of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the fortress that bears the same name. Here we will visit the most important attractions of the place, and our guide will give us an explanation about its history. Transfer to your hotel in Valley. Finally, we will depart from Ollanta train station towards the majestic city of Aguas Calientes, the travel time is approximately 01 hour 30 minutes. Arrival to Aguas Calientes town and transfer to your hotel
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected hotel in Aguas Calientes
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Breakfast at hotel. This day will be the highlight of our trip, the visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Very early we will board the buses to ascend to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. The tour will be 02 hours and 30 minutes and the visit includes the Intihuatana (the Solar Clock), the Palace of the Incas, the Three Windows, etc. At the end of it we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to go shopping and lunch at local restaurant. At a scheduled time, transfer to the station to board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Cusco (only driver).
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Selected Hotel
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Cusco Cathedral
Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled hour, transfer to the Airport to board your international flight
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable ( 22 KILOS per passenger)
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Flight must arrive in the international airport in Quito and the tour finish in Lima.
  • Important note: Standard Hotels (Expedition Train) Comfort Hotels (Vistadome Train) Luxury Hotels (Hiram Bingham Train)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.Learn more about cancellations.
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