Peru and Galapagos
**SAVE up to £200 per person – book by 31 August**
Combine the highlights of Peru with Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on this tour. Visit the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco and the spectacular lost city of Machu Picchu. In Ecuador, discover Quito’s historic old town and end with a cruise to the wondrous Galapagos Islands.
Day 1: Fly to Cuzco via Bogotá
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Cuzco via Bogotá with Avianca. (N)
Day 2: Sacred Valley
Late morning arrival in Cuzco, set in the Andes mountains. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a 2-night stay at the Casa Andina Premium. (N)
Day 3: Sacred Valley
Half-day tour of the town of Pisac and its indigenous market followed by a visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Day 4: Machu Picchu
Transfer to Ollanta station and board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour of the striking ruins. Overnight stay at El Mapi Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Cuzco
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Afternoon train journey to Cuzco and transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 2 nights. (B)
Day 6: Cuzco
Half-day tour of the ancient capital of the Inca empire including the cathedral, San Blas district and the Koricancha Temple of the Sun. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to Sacsayhuaman. (B)
Day 7: Fly to Lima
Fly to Lima on the coast and stay for 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. (B)
Day 8: Lima
Half-day tour of colonial and modern Lima, including Casa Aliaga, an exquisitely decorated colonial mansion, and the San Francisco monastery. (B)
Day 9: Fly to Quito, Ecuador
Fly to Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. Transfer to the Hilton Colon for 2 nights. (B)
Day 10: Quito
Morning tour of Quito’s historic centre and the Middle of the World equatorial line monument. (B)
Day 11: Fly to the Galapagos
Fly to the Galapagos islands and board the Isabela II for a 4-night cruise around these fascinating islands (Classic cabin)†. (B, L, D)
Days 12-14: The Galapagos
Take shared excursions with a naturalist guide to different islands to see the variety of landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy close encounters with some of the most rare animals and birds, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, frigate birds, Darwin’s finches, boobies and Galapagos penguins. (B, L, D)
Days 15-16: Fly to London via Guayaquil & Bogotá
Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil to connect with an overnight flight to London via Bogotá with Avianca, arriving the next day. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Locally escorted tour
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
*Galapagos park fees
Galapagos National Park fees are not included.
†Galapagos cruise cabin upgrades
On each departure, it is possible to upgrade to an Owner’s Cabin, please ask for details.
Please note that beverages on board the cruise are not included.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.Please ask for further details.
Departure Dates and Cost per person – save up to £200 per person, book by 31 August
Departure Dates and Costs per person
06 Sep 2019- 21 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019- 19 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019- 16 Nov 2019 £4495
06 Mar 2020 – 21 Mar 2020
12 Mar 2021- 27 Mar 2021: £4995
What is included?
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
- UK departure and overseas airport taxes
- Accommodation, itinerary and meal basis as described
- Local transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking guide throughout where stated
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- ATOL and ABTA protection for your financial security
- RB Collection ‘VIP Experience’ service
- Single person supplement available from £2795
from £4,395 per person
Peru and the Galapagos Islands make a perfect combination. It can be done easily in two weeks, however if you have a little more time I would suggest extending it to three so that the pace is a little more relaxed and you can spend more time exploring these fascinating destinations. I have visited both and would be delighted to guide you through the options.