9 Days Inspiring Incas & Galapagos Tour Package from Peru for Less $3189/- (Posted on Jul 2 2011)

9 Days Inspiring Incas & Galapagos Tour Package from Peru for Less $3189/-

PERU PACKAGES: INSPIRING INCAS & GALAPAGOS
Special 7: Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu – Galapagos Island Cruise
(9 days / 8 nights) – From $3,189 €2,328 £1,989

  • South America tour package to Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, and the Galapagos Islands
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Discover the best of the Peruvian Andes and the Galapagos Islands with this amazing 9-day Peru tour package. Starting off in Cusco, considered to be the most impressive pre-conquest city in the Americas, you will visit the pre-Hispanic and colonial city which served as the capital of the Inca Empire before traveling to Machu Picchu- one of the New Seven Modern Wonders of the World.  During your time in Peru, you will also visit numerous other Inca archaeological sites and towns within the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We strongly encourage you to spend extra days in these magical places and fully enjoy one of the world’s best destinations.
Once you’ve taken in the splendid Andean city of Cusco, you will journey to the remote Galapagos Islands, isolated nearly 600 miles (1,000 km) off of Ecuador’s coast. In the Galapagos, whether on land or sea, there is always a surprise of nature lurking around a corner. Giant tortoises grunt in distant highlands, prehistoric marine iguanas hiss and spit sprays of salt, pink flamingos adorn the shores of hidden lagoons, flightless cormorants and tiny penguins dart amongst colorful schools of fish, while elegant tropical birds glide through deep blue skies. With such a varied and utterly unique flora and fauna it is difficult to do justice to the ‘Galapagos Experience’ with words alone. The only way to truly appreciate this ‘heaven on earth’ is to see it for yourself.

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco & Cusco Tour

  • You will be greeted at the airport in Cusco by one of our representatives who will take to your confirmed Cusco hotel. As you drive into the city center, you will no doubt notice the many fine examples of Spanish colonial architecture built upon the remains of Inca settlements. After resting for a short while to acclimatize to the altitude, you can have lunch in one of the many fine restaurants in the area before your tour of Cusco.
  • In the early afternoon, you will be taken on a Cusco tour and will visit some of the many amazing archaeological sites and wonders in and around the city. You will see the Cathedral (which is located on the Plaza de Armas – or the main square), as well as the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
  • You will return to your hotel in the late afternoon to enjoy a relaxing evening. Spend the evening at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine and hospitality of the Cusco locals.
  • Read our Cusco Travel Guide for Cusco restaurant suggestions.

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour

  • Today you will tour the magical Sacred Valley of the Incas. This stretch of Peruvian country side is noteworthy for its natural beauty, fascinating archeological ruins, and traditional culture. Here locals proudly wear traditional clothing, cook in clay fire ovens, and use many of the irrigation techniques developed centuries ago.
  • Your first destination is Pisac, famous for its bustling market. Hundreds of traditionally-dressed artisans and sellers journey from surrounding village to sell their crafts and produce here.  You will have the opportunity to browse through stalls displaying beautiful handicrafts, Andean garments, jewelry, and ceramics.
  • After a quick lunch, stop and look-around in Urubamba, you’ll continue to the ancient and serene town of Ollantaytambo, which has been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Here you will visit its impressive hillside fortress ruin. The site was originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti during the Inca Empire, and later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca´s final rebellion against the Spanish.
  • In the evening you will return to your comfortable Cusco hotel where you will once again be given the opportunity to spend the evening at your leisure in one of the many fine restaurants or bars available in the area.

Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour

  • After breakfast at your Cusco hotel you will take a train to the hidden temple of the Incas: Machu Picchu. The train ride is an attraction in itself, as much of the path winds along the river and mountain face, offering passengers dramatic views of the Andes as the train passes through abundant cloud forests.
  • Upon arriving in Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu, head to the bus station for the ride to the citadel itself. It is roughly 20 minutes by bus to the hidden ruins perched in the mountains above.
  • Once you arrive in Machu Picchu, you will begin a professionally guided tour of this world wonder. After the tour, you can wander around this impressive site by yourself and soak up the splendor. You will return to the train station in the mid-afternoon for the train ride back to Cusco and transfer back to your hotel.
  • Contact your travel advisor if you’d prefer to spend the night near Machu Picchu. See our Machu Picchu Guide for more information on what to see and do, as well as which Machu Picchu Restaurants we recommend for tasty dining.

Day 4: Arrival to Quito

  • After breakfast you will be transferred to the Cusco airport for your flight out to Lima and then to Quito. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your comfortable Quito hotel in the tourist center of Quito. In the evening you will receive a briefing for your Galapagos cruise and have the rest of the evening to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 5: Begin Galapagos Cruise

  • After breakfast in your comfortable Quito hotel, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival in the Galapagos you will be picked up at the airport and taken to your confirmed Galapagos cruise ship.
  • After checking in, you will enjoy a briefing by the cruise staff and a delicious welcome dinner to start off your exciting Galapagos cruise.
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galapagos cruise

Day 6-8: Galapagos Cruise

  • Explore the wonderful Galapagos Archipelago aboard your comfortable cruise ship. Depending on your ship you will follow a specific itinerary that will take you to the most beautiful islands where you will be enjoy land tours guided by expert naturalists. Some Galapagos boats also offers water activities such as snorkeling or scuba-diving.
  • The Galapagos Islands offer some of the best wildlife viewing in the world, not only because the animals themselves are beautiful and interesting, but also because many of the wildlife species are virtually fearless. Through a quirk of evolution, large predators failed to evolve here, resulting in a unique sense of security in the island’s animal inhabitants.
  • This means that the famous blue-footed booby will perform its awkwardly elegant two-stepped mating dance right under your nose, oblivious to your camera. Mockingbirds will hop onto your shoes. Sea lions will do figure eights to show off their swimming prowess as you snorkel among them. The local penguins (the only tropical species of penguin in the world) are, admittedly, a bit aloof, but even they aren’t above using a snorkeler as a human shield as they attempt to sneak up on schools of tasty fish.

Day 9: Departure from Ecuador

  • After your last breakfast aboard your Galapagos cruise ship, you will disembark and meet your transfer to the airport for flight home or to continue to your next South American destination.
  • Browse our full range of Peru travel destinations to help with your vacation plans.

PRICES

Occupancy 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Double/Triple $ 3,189
€ 2,328
£ 1,989
$ 3,359
€ 2,453
£ 2,095
$ 4,079
€ 2,978
£ 2,544
Single $ 5,319
€ 3,884
£ 3,317
$ 6,319
€ 4,614
£ 3,941
$ 7,739
€ 5,651
£ 4,826

INCLUDED

  • 3 nights in Cusco, 1 night in Quito, and 4 nights on cruise boat; all hotels based on US standards
  • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
  • All transfers and entrance fees (excluding the Galapagos Islands entrance fee, not included in package price by law)
  • All breakfasts
  • All meals during your Galapagos cruise

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Posted by on Jul 2 2011. Filed under Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Lima, Peru, Quito, South America.

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9 Days Inspiring Incas & Galapagos Tour Package from Peru for Less $3189/-

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