GALAPAGOS & THE MACHU- PICHU EXPERIENCE -from $ 4659
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PRICES
  $4659
Land Only
  $5509 From Miami
  $5859 From New York
  $5709 From Los Angeles
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SIMILAR TOURS

  (7 Days) Galapagos Legend $2188

  (11 Days) Galapagos Legend Extended $4259

  (6 Days) Galapagos Millennium $2700
 
 
 
 
 
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  ITINERARY:
Lima – Cusco – Machu Pichu - Quito – Galapagos: San Cristobal, Lobos, Floreana, Santa Cruz Islandtai
  NUMBER OF DAYS: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  TRAVEL BY: April-30-18
  BOOK BY: October-31-17
  DEPARTURE DATE: Monday
   
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  INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS: for Tourist
   
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  • 2 Nights in Miraflores, Lima at San Agustin Colonial
  • 3 Nights in at Mabey Palacio Imperial Hotel
  • 1 Nights in Machu Pichu-Aguas Calientes at Presidente Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Downtown at Hotel Quito
  • 3 Nights in Cruise at M/V Galapagos Legend
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  • Daily Breakfast
  • All Meals on board
  • Half Day guided tour of Cusco and nearby Ruins
  • Half Day guided city tour of Lima (Modern & Colonial)
  • Full Day guided excursion to Machu-Pichu with Train Ride and Lunch
  • Transfers throughout the itinerary
  • English speaking naturalist guides & representatives

    Not Included:
    Galapagos National Park entrance fee of $100.
  • Not Included Ingala Tourist Card $20.00(Must be paid upon arrival)

    Note: Internal Airfares between Lima, Cusco, Quito & Baltras (Galapagos Island) are included only when priced along with the international airfare

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      DETAILED ITINERARY:
       
     

    Day 1: Lima
    Upon arrival, our representatives will meet and escort you to your hotel.

    Day 2: Lima
    Breakfast. Start with a panoramic city tour of Colonial Lima, including a visit to the Main Square, located in the heart of downtown to view the Government Palace, the Town Hall, the Bishop's Palace with its beautiful balconies and the Cathedral of Lima, where you will visit inside. Its outstanding features are the choirstalls, the Churrigueresque Chapel of the Immaculate, the main altar and a Christ made of carved ivory. On the right is the crypt with remains of conqueror Francisco Pizarro. You will pass by the church and convent of San Francisco, considered to be the most important religious monument of Lima, built in 1542 in Baroque style and consecrated in 1673. Your drive through Lima will pass by several Colonial squares, churches and mansions, then you will continue to the Modern Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, for a glimpse of life in this huge city, as well as its beautiful parks, modern buildings and great ocean views.(B)

    Day 3: Lima - Cusco
    Very early this morning you will board a flight to the imperial Peruvian city of Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, mid-morning, transfer to your hotel. Take the remainder of the morning to nap or relax as you adjust to Cusco's high altitude. In the afternoon your guided tour of the Inca Royal City of Cusco starts in the very impressionable Central Square, known as the "Plaza de Armas," which is surrounded by a beautiful stone arcade. In the Plaza is the Cathedral, which is exceptional because of its contrasts of styles. The outside façade is in Renaissance style, in contrast to its Baroque and plateresque style of its interiors. The Church of the Society of Jesus, (commonly known as the Jesuits), is highlighted by its carved stone façade and its large alter carved in cedar, plated in gold. The Covent of Santo Domingo was built above the most important Inca Temple, the Temple of the Sun, or "Koricancha," as it was known in the Inca language Quechua. Gold laminas or sheets covered the original Inca Temple walls. Near the City of Cusco, you will visit the extraordinary Inca Fortress Sacsayhuaman, made up of three gigantic terraces, superimposed in a zigzag form, and surrounded by enormous walls of rock, some of which are up to 300 meters in length.Q'enqo, was a religious centre formed by a singular flowering of calcareous rock. It has underground galleries and a semicircular amphitheatre with a series of stone seats. Puca Pucará or the "Red Fort" was military base made up of stone stairways, terraces, and walls. Nearby is Tambomachay, well known as "Baths of the Incas", a place dedicated to the cult of the water, formed by aqueducts, channels and small cascades worked in the rock. (B)

    Day 4: Cusco - Machu Pichu
    To travel to Machu Pichu today, you will take a train ride from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, followed by a motorcoach transfer to Machu Pichu. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to San Pedro Station to take a three-hour train ride along the Urubamba River to the Aguas Calientes Station. By minibus you will climb the switchback road up to the ruins of Machu Pichu. "Discovered" in 1911, Machu Pichu, called the Lost City of the Incas, represents the cultural heritage of mankind. It is a stone city constructed by incredibly sophisticated techniques, even in present-day terms. Stone upon stone are fitted together perfectly without cement, with exquisite detail worthy of the world's greatest palaces. After a guided visit to the ruins, you will have lunch , transferring back to Aguas Calientes.Overnight. (B,L)

    Day 5: Machu- Pichu - Cusco
    Breakfast. Morning at Leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the station for the train ride back to Cusco. (B)

    Day 6: Cusco - Lima
    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Lima. Balance of day at leisure. (B)

    Day 7: Lima – Quito
    Breakfast. Our representative will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport at the indicated time for your flight to Quito. Upon arrival our representative will meet and escort you to the hotel. Balance of day at leisure. (B)

    Day 8: Quito – Galapagos Cruise: San Cristobal Island- Lobos Island
    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your flight to the Galapago’s Islands.(2 ½ hs. flight) Arrive at Baltra and transfer to board the Galapagos Millennium. Arrival at San Cristobal Island.This island hoists frigate birds, sea lions, giant turtles, blue and red footed boobies, tropical birds, marine iguanas, dolphins, swallow-tailed gulls. Its vegetation includes Calandrina Galapagos, Lecocarpus Darwinii, trees such as Lignum Vitae, Matazarna. The largest fresh water lake in the archipelago, "Laguna El Junco" is located in the highlands of San Cristobal. The main visitor sites here are: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Interpretation Center), Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), Islas Lobos, Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo.Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido): Is a magnificent rock in the middle of the sea. Rising 500 feet straight from the ocean, this giant uplifted rock has the shape of a sleeping lion.It has a split with towering vertical walls on either side, forming a narrow channel through which small vessels can navigate. Islas Lobos: Means ”Sea-Lion Island”, and the name is certainly appropriate because they frolic, leap and make a racket here situated less than an hour's ride from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Lobos Islet is a seasonal nesting location for the Blue-footed Booby. Snorkeling.Punta Pitt: It is one of the two places where you can see a whole colony of red-footed boobies (the other one is on Tower Island). See also masked boobies, hawks and sea lions. Cerro Brujo: Eroded volcanic peaks in the north and rich vegetation in the south characterize the island. (all meals on board)

    Day 9: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay - Española Island Punta Suarez:
    This rocky point gives refuge to one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in Galapagos. The trail runs round in a loop and one of the first places is a rock covered and mainly open area where blue footed boobies nest in their hundreds. You will encounter many blue-footed and masked boobies who mate and nest here. Gardner Bay: Offers a magnificent long, white sandy beach, where colonies of sea lions laze in the sun, sea turtles swim offshore, and inquisitive mocking birds boldly investigate. The beach considered an open area where you are free to explore and view Land Iguanas. Snorkeling at Gardner Bay is fantastic. This is often your first chance to swim with the Sea Lions and this is an opportunity not to be missed. Further out towards Tortuga Rock and Gardner Island schools of large colorful tropical fish including yellow tailed surgeon fish, king angelfish and bump-head parrot fish swim along with an occasional Manta Ray gliding by and white-tipped sharks napping on the bottom. Española is the nest

     
       
      Unravel the mysteries of the ancient Inca Empire on this fascinating tour. Travel from Lima into the heart of the Andes and the charming colonial town of Cusco. You will have the opportunity to explore Cusco and its nearby ruins , then take a train ride to join one of our expert local guides to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. Alive with marvelous heritage and surprising sophistication, Machu Pichu is forever enveloped in an aura of mysticism. Your adventure continues to the amazing Galapagos Islands aboard.  
       
      NOTE: PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL FULLY PAID. Packages are LAND-ONLY, except otherwise indicated Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice. Blackout days may apply. Airfares may not be available on all flights and are subject to change without notice. Fares include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international/Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $190 varying by destination, are included. Weekend surcharge and /or last minute booking fees may apply. The final price for your tour package depends on day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, room category and class of airfare available at time of booking. Hotel photos are representative only and do not necessarily depict the actual room in which guests will be accommodated. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend to all customers to protect their trip obtain Travel Insurance The tour to Machu Picchu requires traveling from sea level to an altitude of 11,200 feet, which may cause altitude sickness for some guests. Touring the ruins of Machu Picchu requires climbing many stairs and negotiating uneven and rugged terrain in rarefied air. Guests with a heart condition and/or known respiratory difficulties should consult their physician prior to booking this tour. There are two paths at the ruins that guests may choose from; both are fully guided. One requires moderate walking and the other requires considerable walking. These prices do not apply for traveling from December 15, 2012 through January 10,2013  
       

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