Peru Splendors with Galápagos Cruise


  • 13 days

  • Ecuador

tour : SOE

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£5,185pp

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£4,938pp

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Love a good mystery? This 13-day vacation to Peru is the perfect escape to delve into the world’s most intriguing lost and found story. Featuring not one, but two days behind the misty gates of Machu Picchu, this below-the-equator tour takes you high into the Andes and deeper inside the Lost City of the Incas to unearth its centuries-old secrets. Navigating the cryptic maze of trails, temples, and terraces in the world’s most famous forgotten city is one for the memory books. Other great finds on this tantalizing tour of Peru? Up-close encounters with llamas, alpacas, and other Sacred Valley locals; colorful, handwoven textiles in the former Inca Empire capital of Cusco; bold, multicultural cuisine in the foodie capital of Lima; and a warm welcome inside a traditional family home for an authentic taste of Peruvian hospitality.

When satisfying your inner historian, don’t forget your inner naturalist. Cruise around the famed Galápagos archipelago, where you’ll share the shores with every native species from the blue-footed boobies to the pint-size penguin. A meet-and-greet with a colony of sea lions seals the deal on this wondrous extension to your Peru vacation.

Small Group Discovery

Each Globus South America tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU.

Day
1

Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.

LIMA

Day
2

LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. Tastings at a LF Peruvian food market. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Day
3

LIMA Fly to Cusco.
SACRED VALLEY Participate in an LF El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Visit Awanakancha to see a pre-Columbian weaving demonstration, and llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Free time for shopping Pisac’s famous market.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU

Day
4

SACRED VALLEY Visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and a LF local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome Train through the Urubamba Valley.
MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing at Machu Picchu. Dinner at your nearby hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO.

Day
5

MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CUSCO.

Day
6

CUSCO Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery. Traditional LF Pasacalle (Andean Parade) and visits to Kenko Amphitheater and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CUSCO–LIMA–QUITO, ECUADOR.

Day
7

CUSCO Fly to Quito via Lima.
QUITO Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUITO

Day
8

QUITO Guided sightseeing includes Independence Square, the Cathedral, and San Francisco Plaza Church.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

QUITO–BALTRA–SANTA CRUZ (EMBARKATION)–CRUISING.

Day
9

QUITO Fly to Baltra.
SANTA CRUZ Drive to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island and visit the Tortoise Reserve where giant tortoises are found in their natural habitat. Embark the Galápagos Legend for your 3-night cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: GENOVESA ISLAND.

Day
10

GENOVESA ISLAND Your Naturalist guided tour take you up Prince Philip’s Steps, where you will see large nesting colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies. Wedge-rumped storm-petrels can be and, if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a short-eared Owl. After lunch on board, visit Darwin Bay to observe frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, herons, lava gulls, and many other bird species.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: SANTA CRUZ & SANTA FÉ ISLANDS.

Day
11

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND Guided walk around a brackish lagoon where feeding flamingos are often found. Climb Dragon Hill, an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely views of the neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, and Galápagos doves.
SANTE FÉ ISLAND See a large sea lion colony greets you on its white-sand beach. Walk through a cactus forest in search of the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, the largest in the islands. This island is home to a number of endemic species, including the Galápagos hawk, Galápagos snake, a variety of finches, and one of the four species of Galápagos mockingbirds.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: MOSQUERA ISLET–BALTRA (DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL.

Day
12

MOSQUERA ISLET This flat, sandy island has a large colony of sea lions and is an excellent site for observing shorebirds such as herons and lava gulls. Take a dip in the waters and snorkel to see the abundant sea life.
BALTRA Fly to Guayaquil.GUAYAQUIL Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GUAYAQUIL

Day
13

. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 feet.

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