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Peru and the Galapagos Islands

17 nights from £8,999 per person

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Overview

Soak up the colours and culture of Peru before making your way to the exhilarating Galapagos Islands on this awe-inspiring tour. Kicking off the adventure in Santiago, you’ll meet with local people, dine on regional dishes and see some of South America’s most renowned attractions, including Machu Picchu. End the trip with a cruise around the Galapagos Islands, where breath-taking scenery meets endemic wildlife species. (APT)

Highlights

  • Tour the landmarks of Santiago, including the Plaza de Armas
  • Sample the local cuisine in Lima
  • Weave through the Andean highlands to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
  • Cruise across Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros
  • Take a historic tour of Lima
  • End your trip with a cruise in the Galapagos Islands

Details

Day 1

Santiago

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Grand Hyatt Santiago

Day 2

Santiago/Valparaíso

Take a tour of Santiago today and explore the highlights and landmarks of the city, such as the Plaza de Armas. Afterwards, enjoy a wine tasting session on your way to Valparaiso. Upon arrival you can dine on a delicious lunch then embark on a guided tour of the historic centre.

Overnight: Grand Hyatt Santiago (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3

Lima

Fly to Lima this morning and enjoy a taste of the local fare with a lunch at the Brujas del Cachiche restaurant. Afterwards, take part I a tour of the centre, including the catacombs of the monastery of San Francisco.

Overnight: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco and travel onwards to Chincheros, situated in the Andean highlands, where you’ll be treated to a traditional weaving demonstration. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel which overlooks the Vilcanota River.

Overnight: Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 5

Sacred Valley

Begin today with a trip to the market in Pisac to browse the local handicrafts and fabrics on offer. Later, visit a local family for an authentic home-cooked meal that will give you a taste of classic Peruvian cooking. From here, travel to Ollantaytambo to admire the ruins.

Overnight: Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 6

Machu Picchu

Set aboard PeruRail’s Vistadome train to journey through the charming Andean landscape en-route to Machu Picchu. Take a locally guided tour of the Lost City of the Incas and explore the ruins before checking in at your hotel, just a short distance away.

Overnight: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 7

Cusco

If you want, you can return to Machu Picchu this morning and explore at your own pace, or you can relax at the hotel or explore the town of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, board the Vistadome train once more to Cusco.

Overnight: Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 8

Cusco

Enjoy a relaxed walking tour this morning and make your way to the Plaza de Armas – the historic heart of Cusco. After visiting some more of the famous sights here, you’ll enjoy lunch at your choice of one of three restaurants.

Overnight: Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 9

Puno

Board a short flight to Puno and check-in at your hotel which overlooks Lake Titicaca.

Overnight: The Libertador Lake Titicaca, in Lake View Rooms (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 10

Lake Titicaca

Today you will head to a local school near Puno to meet with the teachers and pupils and interact with them. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch then take a cruise to the floating islands of Uros.

Overnight: The Libertador Lake Titicaca, in Lake View Rooms (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 11

Lima

Fly to Lima and, upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the historic centre, taking in the sights and sounds of this area. In the evening, head to Huaca Pucllana for your evening meal.

Overnight: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 12

Quito

Today you will fly to Quito and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Hilton Colon Quito (Breakfast included)

Day 13

Quito/Otavalo

This morning, take a guided tour of Quito and the World Heritage-listed Old Town before heading to Otavalo. While you’re here, you’ll be treated to the many colourful markets and the chance to watch the local people weave.

Overnight: Hilton Colon Quito (Breakfast included)

Day 14-16

Galápagos Islands

Today you’ll fly to the Galapagos Islands and transfer to your ship, which will be your base for the remainder of the trip. After lunch, visit a giant tortoise reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island before returning to the ship. On day 15, you’ll get up close to the amazing wildlife here, including the land iguanas, red and blue-footed boobies, sea lions, colourful fish and sharks on Genovesa Island. You’ll visit Bartolome and Santa Cruz Islands while you’re here and admire the volcanic landscape.

Overnight: MV Eclipse, Main Deck Stateroom Cabin (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 17

Today, step onto the white sand Bachas Beach which is a popular nesting site for sea turtles and flamingos, then fly to Quito for a farewell dinner.

Overnight: Hilton Colon Quito

Day 18

Quito

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before transferring to Quito airport for your flight.

(Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel:
  • Hotel (14 nights); MV Eclipse (3 nights)
  • 17 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Traditional weaving demonstration in the Sacred Valley; Wine tasting at Valparaiso; Lunch at a local Peruvian home in the Sacred Valley; Visit to a local school; Traditional BBQ lunch overlooking Lake Titicaca
  • Tour guide throughout; local guides

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