12 Day Galápagos Islands & Machu Picchu Experience

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours, Traveler pickup is offered to Lima - Perú

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History & Culture – Galapagos Islands – Inca´s RuinsThis 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.
ItineraryDay 1: Transfer to your hotel in Quito Stop At: Quito Airport Shuttle, Quito, Pichincha ProvincePrivate transportation from the airport to your hotel in Quito Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Quito Day 2: Quito City Tour + Teleférico + Mitad del MundoStop At: Mitad Del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceVisit to Mitad del Mundo Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Teleferico Quito, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceVisit to Teleferico in Quito Duration: 1 hourStop At: Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceVisit to Intinan Museum in Mitad del Mundo Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceQuito, 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 hoursStop At: Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceKnown 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 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Selected hotel in Quito Day 3: Mindo Cloud ForestStop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo, Pichincha ProvinceMindo, Ecuador is set in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. The rivers and elevation combine to create a lush cloud forest more than 100 square miles in size. The landscape and climate in Mindo are ideal for the more than 450 different types of birds, numerous species of exotic butterflies, and a variety of animals and reptiles who call the cloud forest home.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceThe El Pahuma Orchid Reserve is a 650 hectare (approx. 1,500 acre) protected cloud forest located only one hour from Quito. The reserve is home to over 300 species of orchids, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena laminirostris), and other spectacular montane forest species. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Selected hotel in Quito Day 4: Tijeretas Hill and Carola Beach Stop At: Cerro Tijeretas, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsTijeretas 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 hoursStop At: Playa Punta Carola, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsLocated 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 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Selected Hotel in San CristobalDay 5: Lobos Island or Kicker rock Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos IslandsAbout 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 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Box Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal Day 6: El Chato Reserve + Garrapatero beach Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsIf 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 hoursStop At: El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos IslandsLocated 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 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Selected Hotel in Santa Cruz Day 7: Uninhabited Island Stop At: South Plaza Island, Galapagos IslandsOne 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 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Box LunchAccommodation included: Selected hotelDay 8: Transfer to the airport - Lima City Stop At: Lima Airport Shuttle, Lima, Lima RegionTransfer from the islands to Quito/Guayaquil, flight connection to Lima Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Selected hotel in Lima Day 9: City Tour in Lima + Flight to Cusco + City Tour in Cusco Stop At: Cusco Transport & Tours, Cusco, Cusco RegionThe site was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th-century Spanish conquest. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with the title "City of Cuzco". It has become a major tourist destination, hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year. The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Selected hotel Day 10: Sacred Valley of the IncasStop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco RegionDuring the tour you will appreciate the towns of Pisac, Yucay, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. All these places have pre-Hispanic archaeological ruins that were built by different Incas and used as citadels or resting places. Ideal places to buy handmade goods.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Selected hotel Day 11: Machu PicchuStop At: The Ruins of Intipata, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco RegionStarts our guided tour of 2 hours of the main Inka palaces and its attractions. After that you will have free time to enjoy at your own discretion and pace this world wonder. We recommend visiting the house of the chosen, the intiwatana (the sundial, marking the seasons), kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as the large areas with terraces. Also you can climb the sacred mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the sun gate and Inka bridge or anything you want to do at your convenience. If you want to visit the Hot Springs, this day, you´ll have enough time to enjoy it.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Selected hotelDay 12: Transfer to the airport Stop At: Cusco Airport Shuttle, Cusco, Cusco RegionTransfer to the airport in CuscoDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 11x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Adventure program in private and small groups
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • 11x Breakfast
  • 8 x Lunch
  • 1x Dinner
  • English - Spanish speaking certified guide
  • All activities as mentioned in Ecuador and Per
  • 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
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Airport Shuttle
  • Entry/Admission - Teleferico Quito
  • Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
  • Entry/Admission - El Pahuma Orchid Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Tijeretas
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Punta Carola
  • Entry/Admission - Kicker Rock
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
  • Entry/Admission - El Garrapatero
  • Entry/Admission - South Plaza Island
  • Entry/Admission - Lima Airport Shuttle
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Transport & Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Intipata
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Airport Shuttle

What’s not included

  • 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)
  • Activities not specified in the program
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips
  • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo

Itinerary

Day 10: Sacred Valley of the Incas Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region During the tour you will appreciate the towns of Pisac, Yucay, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. All these places have pre-Hispanic archaeological ruins that were built by different Incas and used as citadels or resting places. Ideal places to buy handmade goods. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Selected hotel
Day 11: Machu Picchu Stop At: The Ruins of Intipata, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region Starts our guided tour of 2 hours of the main Inka palaces and its attractions. After that you will have free time to enjoy at your own discretion and pace this world wonder. We recommend visiting the house of the chosen, the intiwatana (the sundial, marking the seasons), kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as the large areas with terraces. Also you can climb the sacred mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the sun gate and Inka bridge or anything you want to do at your convenience. If you want to visit the Hot Springs, this day, you´ll have enough time to enjoy it. Duration: 7 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Selected hotel
Day 12: Transfer to the airport Stop At: Cusco Airport Shuttle, Cusco, Cusco Region Transfer to the airport in Cusco Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Transfer to your hotel in Quito Stop At: Quito Airport Shuttle, Quito, Pichincha Province Private transportation from the airport to your hotel in Quito Duration: 3 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Quito
Day 2: Quito City Tour + Teleférico + Mitad del Mundo Stop At: Mitad Del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha Province Visit to Mitad del Mundo Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Teleferico Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province Visit to Teleferico in Quito Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha Province Visit to Intinan Museum in Mitad del Mundo Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha Province 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 Stop At: Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Quito, Pichincha Province 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 Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Quito
Day 3: Mindo Cloud Forest Stop At: Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Mindo, Pichincha Province Mindo, Ecuador is set in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. The rivers and elevation combine to create a lush cloud forest more than 100 square miles in size. The landscape and climate in Mindo are ideal for the more than 450 different types of birds, numerous species of exotic butterflies, and a variety of animals and reptiles who call the cloud forest home. Duration: 5 hours Stop At: El Pahuma Orchid Reserve, Quito, Pichincha Province The El Pahuma Orchid Reserve is a 650 hectare (approx. 1,500 acre) protected cloud forest located only one hour from Quito. The reserve is home to over 300 species of orchids, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the Plate-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena laminirostris), and other spectacular montane forest species. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Quito
Day 4: Tijeretas Hill and Carola Beach Stop At: Cerro Tijeretas, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands 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 Stop At: Playa Punta Carola, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands 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 Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Selected Hotel in San Cristobal
Day 5: Lobos Island or Kicker rock Stop At: Kicker Rock, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands 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 Meals included: • Lunch: Box Lunch • Breakfast Accommodation included: Selected hotel in San Cristobal
Day 6: El Chato Reserve + Garrapatero beach Stop At: Reserva El Chato, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands 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 Stop At: El Garrapatero, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands 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 Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Selected Hotel in Santa Cruz
Day 7: Uninhabited Island Stop At: South Plaza Island, Galapagos Islands 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 Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Box Lunch Accommodation included: Selected hotel
Day 8: Transfer to the airport - Lima City Stop At: Lima Airport Shuttle, Lima, Lima Region Transfer from the islands to Quito/Guayaquil, flight connection to Lima Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Selected hotel in Lima
Day 9: City Tour in Lima + Flight to Cusco + City Tour in Cusco Stop At: Cusco Transport & Tours, Cusco, Cusco Region The site was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th-century Spanish conquest. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with the title "City of Cuzco". It has become a major tourist destination, hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year. The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Selected hotel
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