Galapagos & Peru – Cruise & Land Extension
16 NIGHTS | GUAYAQUIL to LIMA |JANUARY-DECEMBER
Day 1 U.S./Guayaquil, Ecuador
Upon arrival in Guayaquil, transfer to the Hotel
Day 2 Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark Ship
This morning, fly to the Galápagos Islands and board your expedition cruise liner. After lunch, begin exploring the islands and their remarkable wildlife.
Day 3-8 Exploring the Galápagos Islands
Depending on the available routes, you may visit the following islands: – Bartolomé – Santiago – Santa Cruz – Isabela – Fernandina – Floreana – Española
Day 9 Galápagos/Guayaquil/Lima, Peru
Depart Galápagos this morning and fly to Lima, Peru. Overnight at a conveniently located hotel.
Day 10 Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley of the Inca
This morning we board our flight over the Andes to Cusco. After a drive through of the town and lunch, check-in at a boutique hotel for two nights.
Day 11 Sacred Valley of the Inca
Spend the day exploring the archaeological sites and culture of the Sacred Valley with a renowned export who has decades of experience in Peru. Lunch is nearby at a working, family-owned hacienda. You will also be treated to a show of Peruvian Paso horses, and a demonstration of Inca weaving traditions.
Day 12 Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu
This morning marvel at the tropical Andean scenery and life along the river from the panoramic windows on the train to Machu Picchu. Check-in for a night at a historic lodge near the adorned Machu Picchu.
Day 13 Machu Picchu/Cusco
Awaken this morning at Machu Picchu, where your options include an early hike to the Sun Gate, the ancient final checkpoint to the Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail. After lunch, return through the valley to Cusco. Check-in at a luxury hotel for two nights in the ancient heart of Cusco.
Day 14 Cusco
Explore the magnificently ornate 17th-century cathedral and Plaza de Armas, the sacred Inca Temple of the Sun and other treasures of Cusco this morning. Relax, shop, or visit Cusco’s many churches and museums this afternoon.
Day 15 Cusco/Lima
Return to vibrant, coastal Lima this morning, where on a tour you’ll stroll the Plaza Mayor and delight in a private farewell lunch with a special musical presentation at Casa Aliaga. After a visit to the extraordinary Larco Museum, dedicated to pre-Columbian art, you’ll check-in at your last hotel for this excursion.
Day 16 Lima/U.S.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flights home—or onto Iquitos or Amazon.