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Premium Experience Peru, Ecuador - Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands

(18 Days)

Lima | Cusco | Machu Picchu | Sacred Valley | Quito | Galapagos Archipelago | Guayaquil

Day Routing
01 Lima

On arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel, the luxurious JW Marriott with beautiful view to the Pacific coast.

02 Lima

Today explore the historical centre of Lima, visit the glorious home of family Aliaga and enjoy a welcome cocktail in one of the oldest houses on the mainland, built in 1535. Wrap up the evening with dining at Restaurant Central, Latin Americas No. 1 restaurant, offering an exploration of the country’s biodiversity.

03 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. Welcome and private transfer to the Sacred Valley. Visit the traditional indigenous market of Pisac and the weaving centre of Awanacancha to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Overnight at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, a tranquil and luxurious hideaway in the Sacred Valley.

04 Sacred Valley

Spend the morning exploring the salt mines of Maras, the agricultural terraces of Moray and Ollantaytambo, the last stand of the Incas in their defense against the Spanish conquerors. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

05 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Take the most exclusive Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Visit the famous Inca Citadel upon arrival. Tea time, dinner and overnight at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, an inviting retreat adjacent to Machu Picchu.

06 Machu Picchu - Cusco

Rise early to see the sun rise over Machu Picchu (second visit without guide). After lunch the Hiram Bingham will take you back to Cusco. Spend the night at the beautiful Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, located in a restored convent. 

07 Cusco - Lima

Enjoy a walking tour of Cusco and take in the colonial and Inca sites of this cultural mélange. Then explore the Coricancha temple as well as the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, one of the best examples of Inca construction techniques. Return flight to Lima. Conclude the evening with a cocktail at a modern Pisco-bar in Barranco.

08 Lima - Quito

Transfer to the airport and flight to Quito in Ecuador. On arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel, the sophisticated Casa Gangotena, once a family mansion, located right in the colonial heart of Quito. Dine at a restaurant with fantastic view over Quito.

09 Quito

Take a tour of Quito’s lovely sights including La Compañia and San Francisco church. Enjoy fine views on the city, its surrounding volcanoes and the Equatorial Monument “Middle of the World”. Take your lunch at a local restaurant, overlooking the only inhabited volcanic crater of Ecuador.  

10 Quito - Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport and flight to Galapagos. The bewitched islands are definitely the highlight of each journey to Ecuador! On arrival you will be met and taken to the port of Santa Cruz to embark on first-class motorized catamaran M/C Petrel for an unforgettable luxurious cruise through the archipelago in elegant cabins with private balcony, fullboard and excursions.

11-13 Galapagos Islands

Spend your days boating and exploring the archipelago, walk through colonies of nesting frigate birds, step around basking sea lions, watch blue-footed boobies perform courtship dances and snorkel with sharks, sea lions and morayes.

14 Galapagos Islands

Disembark at Santa Cruz Island to reach your next luxurious hideway on top of two extinct volcanic craters, the sustainable Pikaia Lodge. The beautiful rooms with panoramic floor to ceiling windows offers fantastic views, an ideal place to relax. Sunset welcome drink followed by dinner at Evolution restaurant with Peruvian and Ecuadorian cuisine.

15-16 Galapagos Islands

Choose from an excursion menu to visit Santa Cruz Island, explore the islands of South Plaza and Santa Fé on board the exclusive yacht Pikaia I, or relax and enjoy your days at the lodge independently. Lunch and dinner will be served at the restaurant of the lodge.

17 Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil

Transfer to the airport and flight to Guayaquil. On arrival you will be met and taken to Hotel del Parque, Guayaquil´s first luxury Boutique Hotel, a lovingly restored 19th century estate in the heart of the city. Take a tour of the city’s most famous sights and round off your journey with a farewell dinner with seafood.

18 Guayaquil

Transfer to the airport for individual homebound flight.