Walk the cobbled streets of colonial Quito and explore the islands of Galapagos and discover more about the unique flora and fauna which resides in the archipelago. Travel to fascinating Lima to experience the city's modern and colonial highlights before departing for Cuzco to uncover the Inca legacy, culminating in a visit to Machu Picchu.

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Galapagos & Machu Picchu Discovery

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Day 1

Quito

Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to your hotel. 

Day 2

Quito

Visit the old colonial quarter with its narrow cobbled streets.  Highlights include Independence Plaza, the Church of La Compania de Jesus and the Church of San Francisco.  Conclude with a visit to the Equatorial Monument located 25km north of the city and which marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º, where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. (B)

Day 3

Quito - Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport and fly to Baltra Island. Transfer to the M/Y Coral I for your three-night Galapagos cruise. Afternoon visit to Charles Darwin Research Station. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Galapagos Cruising

Visit Mosquera Islet, home to a large colony of sea lions. This afternoon stop at North Seymour Island. Walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies and others. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Galapagos Cruising

Walk through the cactus forest in search of the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, the largest in the islands. See the large colony of smaller size land iguanas on Plaza Island. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Galapagos Islands - Quito

Disembark on San Cristobal Island and visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve, before transferring to the airport for your return flight to the mainland and overnight at the airport hotel. (B)

Day 7

Quito - Lima

Fly to Lima. On arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 8

Lima

Enjoy a sightseeing excursion of colonial and modern Lima.  Conclude with lunch at the Larco Herrera Museum’s enchanting restaurant.  (B)

Day 9

Lima - Cuzco - Yucay

Transfer to the airport. Fly to Cuzco and transfer by road to the Sacred Valley where you will spend the night.  (B)(D)

Day 10

Yucay

Discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting on the Inca's Balcony, a beautiful place with an impressive view of Chinchero ruins and city, where twelves families still preserve their traditional way.  Learn their ancestral way in which they process the wool, and obtain those vivid colours for their textiles.   Continue onto Moray, an impressing pre-Inca greenhouse.  Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.  Conclude the day with a visit to Ollantaytambo Fortress and spend time in the town with its narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.  (B) (L) 

Day 11

Yucay - Machu Picchu

Board the train to Aguas Calientes. Travel by bus to reach the entrance of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of this Lost City and lunch in Aguas Calientes. (B)(L)(D)

Day 12

Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Optional second visit to Machu Picchu to explore on your own. In the afternoon, return by train to Cuzco, arriving in the evening. (B) 

Day 13

Cuzco

This afternoon enjoy Cuzco’s amazing colonial centre, an inheritance from its Andean and Hispanic past.  Visit two of the city’s famous landmarks Korikancha and the Cathedral. (B)

Day 14

Cuzco

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B) 

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