12 Days

Luxury Machu Picchu & Galapagos Cruise – Isabela II

This 12-Day Vacation in Machu Picchu and the Galapagos includes a 5 Day Luxury Galapagos Cruise to visit the Islands aboard the Isabel II Yacht.

On this Luxury Vacation in Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, you fly to Quito to explore the capital of Ecuador. Then, after your Galapagos Cruise, you will fly to Lima to spend 2 nights exploring the capital of Peru before heading to Cusco to visit the Inca and Colonial Highlights including Machu Picchu.  You will enjoy Private Guided Tours and stay in the 5* Marriott Hotel, rated No. 3 Hotel in Peru on TripAdvisor (July 2015).

Round off your Vacation in Machu Picchu and the Galapagos by taking the Vistadome Train to & from Machu Picchu where you will spend two days exploring one of the Wonders of the World. You will have the last Day free to explore Cusco’s Historic City Center on your own and buy any last-minute souvenirs before flying to Lima and Home.

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12 Days

Luxury Machu Picchu & Galapagos Cruise – Isabela II

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These are Private Vacations with Guaranteed Departures Every Day Everything you would expect is Included.

  • All Tours with Qualified English Speaking Guides
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Hotels
  • All Entrance Tickets
  • All Breakfasts / Other Meals as Specified: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B,L,D)
  • All Internal Flights
  • No Hidden Fees for Paying with Visa, PayPal, or Bank Transfer
  • Low Deposits. Book & Pay Securely Online or by Telephone.
  • Large Discounts for Groups of 4+ (Invite your Friends & Family!

Financial Details

Luxury Machu Picchu & Isabela II Galapagos Cruise Vacation 12 Days / 11 Nights
 Standard Room  $7,795pp
Classic Room  $7,995pp
Master Suite $8,250pp
Deposit would be $1500.00pp

Balance due 75 Days before travel.

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Itinerary in Brief

Itinerary in Brief
Activity Hotel Room Type Meals*
Day 1 Arrive Quito

& Private Transfer to Hotel

5* Marriott Hotel

Quito

Superior Rooms
Day 2  

Private Quito City Tour

5* Marriott Hotel

Quito

Superior Rooms B
Day 3 Fly Galapagos

& Begin Galapagos Tours

Isabela II Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suite

B,L,D
Day 4  

Galapagos Island Tours

Isabela II Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suite

B,L,D
Day 5  

Galapagos Island Tours

Isabela II Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suite

B,L,D
Day 6  

Galapagos Island Tours

Isabela II Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suite

 

B,L,D

*Included Meals Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, Br = Brunch

Itinerary in Brief Cont.
Activity Hotel Room Type Meals*
Day 6 Depart Galapagos

Fly Guayaquil & Lima

5* Country Club Hotel

Lima

Master King Rooms B
Day 7  

Private Gastronomic Tour

5* Country Club Hotel

Lima

Master King Rooms B,L
Day 8 Fly Cusco

& Private Tour of Cusco

5* Marriott Hotel

Cusco

Inca Wall Rooms B
Day 9 VistadomeTrain to Machu Picchu 5* Sumaq Hotel

Machu Picchu

Superior Deluxe Rooms B,L,D
Day 11 Revisit Machu Picchu

& Vistadome Train to Cusco

5* Marriott Hotel

Cusco

Inca Wall Rooms B,L
Day 12 Private Transfer to Airport

Fly Lima & Home

B

*Included Meals Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, Br = Brunch

1st Day – Arrive Quito, Ecuador

1st Day – Arrive Quito, Ecuador

Service Notes / Instructions
Arrive Quito We’ll be waiting for you with a sign

with your and our names on it.

Transfer to your Hotel Approx. one-hour transfer to your Hotel in Quito.
5* Marriott Hotel

Quito, Ecuador

Superior Rooms

Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Quito

The gateway to the Galapagos Islands and Andean mountains. Located in the heart of the city, this hotel in Quito, Ecuador features an amazing atrium lobby where you can enjoy a martini or espresso while enjoying the view and planning your adventure.

Amenities include spacious guest rooms and suites with magnificent

views, high-speed Internet access, in-room safe and luxurious bedding. On-site restaurants offer innovative Ecuadorian and international cuisine. Tann in the sun in our tropical gardens or take a dip in our resort-style pool. Stay fit in our fitness center and rejuvenate with a body treatment or massage.

Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation or business trip, you’ll find luxurious accommodations at the JW Marriott

Hotel Quito, Ecuador. One of the most luxurious Quito hotels.

Superior Room

  •  Maximum Occupancy: 4
  • 1 King or 2 Double
  •  Featherbed, and Duvet
  •  Air-conditioned
  • This room is non-smoking
  • Living/sitting area
  • Windows, soundproof
  • Evening turndown service
  • Room service, 24-Hour
  • Bottled water, complimentary
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Instant hot water
  • Mini-bar
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • International cable/satellite
  • Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access

2nd Day – Quito Colonial City Tour (B)

2nd Day – Quito Colonial City Tour (B)

Service Notes / Instructions
Arrive Quito We’ll be waiting for you with a sign

with your and our names on it.

Full Day Colonial Quito City Tour

(Private)

We will pick you up from your Hotel foyer at 9:00 in the morning.

 

Colonial Quito City Tour and Middle of the World Monument

  • Visit the Independence Square flanked by the Presidential, the Archbishop’s palaces and, the Metropolitan Cathed
  • Walk along the so called street of the seven crosses and pass by the Jesuit temple of La Compañía de Jesús, perhaps the most important monument of the baroque art, continue to the plaza of San Francisco. From there we head approximately 11 miles (18 ) north of downtown Quito, we visit “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the World) and the Equator Monument situated at 0º0’0” latitude.
  • We also visit the Intiñan Solar Museum, where you’ll find scientific and experimental aspects of being right at the Equator.

3rd Day – Fly Galapagos – 5 Day / 4 Night All-Inclusive Galapagos Cruise (B,L,D)

3rd Day – Fly Galapagos – 5 Day / 4 Night All-Inclusive Galapagos Cruise (B,L,D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Arrive Galapagos We’ll be waiting for you with a sign with your

and our names on it.

Transfer to your yacht Approx. ten-minute transfer to your yacht.
M/Y Isabela II Choice of Cabins

(detailed below)

Daily meals Breakfast and lunch buffet, served dinner and snacks.
Galapagos Tour Begins As described below.

Galapagos Islands Cruise Isabela II – 40 Passengers

The Galápagos Islands are special and you want a special yacht in which to explore this living laboratory of evolution. Our Yacht Isabela II, accommodating 40 guests, promises an intimate experience of this unique world.

The Isabela II offers enriching wildlife encounters whether amid the islands’ haunting volcanic landscapes or beneath the waves of its marine reserve, all in the company of passionate, dedicated and expert naturalist guides. The islands’ marine life can be appreciated with a snorkel and mask, paddling a kayak or aboard our glass-bottom boat.

On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service and excellent facilities, including a Jacuzzi, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks and sunbathing. Her crew has remained virtually unchanged for years, their dedication, attention to detail and passion for service touching every one of her guests.

5 days / 4 nights – Southern Galápagos – Friday to Tuesday

Discover the wonders of the Charles Darwin Research Station, Post Office Bay and Punta Cormorant in Floreana, Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay in Española Island, Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo in San Cristóbal.

5 days / 4 nights – Central Galápagos – Monday to Friday

Explore the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, Las Bachas in Santa Cruz, Bartolomé and Sullivan Bay in Santiago Island.

Other services:

  • Bar – Lounge, Boutique
  • Gift Shop
  • Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reading Room & Natural History Library
  • PA System
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Safety boxes
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Hair dryers
  • Stargazing Program
  • Wet suits for snorkeling in cooler waters
  • Digital camera and underwater housing
  • Sea Kayaks

Isabela II Cabins:

  • Classic Cabin
  • Standard Cabin
  • Master Suite Cabin

Cruise Itinerary – 5 days / 4 nights

Northern Galápagos – Monday to Friday

Our itinerary together begins on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous in the archipelago. Here, we first explore the highlands of the islands with their lush vegetation before venturing down to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station to meet giant tortoises face to face. After embarking at the end of the day, we sail to a stunning anchorage at Santa Fe Island for our visit to this sandy white beach with many sea lion harems, a wonderful spot for our first snorkel, kayak or ride aboard our glass-bottom boat. In the afternoon, we disembark amid the waters of Plaza Island, with its yellow-gray land iguanas munching cactus fruits and coastline where we find sea lion colonies and dozens of sea birds.

A favorite among many visitors to the archipelago, our visit to North Seymour Island starts with an enjoyable walk along the coast and the interior of this island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and marine iguanas, while later on we disembark on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, at the glorious white beach of Las Bachas, great for a swim or snorkel. We begin Thursday’s expedition at Bartolomé Island, with its unbeatable volcanic viewpoint on a hill, golden-sandy beach and excellent wildlife exploration for snorkelers or glass-bottom boat passengers. After lunch, we land at the white coral sand beach of Sullivan Bay, ideal for swimming or snorkeling, and with a trail over a dramatic

lava field.

Wherever we sail, whatever we do, all the crew aboard the Isabela II will do our utmost to ensure your Galápagos experience is truly, deeply moving and memorable.

Monday – Day 1 of the Galapagos Cruise – Baltra Airport (Santa Cruz Island)

We arrive at Baltra Airport and then we take you to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. A

30-minute bus ride takes us to a restaurant in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy lunch, and then continue to

Puerto Ayora.

Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station

After driving down from the highlands, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. Late afternoon we stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before embarking on Yacht Isabela II. We review the expeditions plan for next day, Captain’s welcome cocktail and dinner.

4th Day – Fly Cusco – Private Cusco City Tour (B)

4th Day – Isabela II Galapagos Cruise (B,L,D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Galapagos Tours Continue As described below.
Daily meals Breakfast and lunch buffet, served dinner and snacks.

Tuesday – Day 2 in the Galapagos – Santa Fe Island/South Plaza Island

A stunning anchorage provides our jumping-off point for our visit to this sandy white beach with many sea lion harems. Galápagos hawks are often easily observed, perched atop salt bushes. The endemic land iguana, unique to this island, may be spotted during the walk. Snorkeling and swimming from the beach, kayaking or a ride in our glass-bottom boat rounds off the rewarding experience.

South Plaza

The turquoise waters of the channel here contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, while a

carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus beyond, populated by yellow-gray land iguanas. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while sea birds play with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but amazing island.

5th Day – Isabela II Galapagos Cruise (B,L,D)

5th Day – Isabela II Galapagos Cruise (B,L,D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Galapagos Tours Continue As described below.
Daily meals Breakfast and lunch buffet, served dinner and snacks.

Wednesday – Day 3 of the Cruise – North Seymour Island/Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island)

The morning starts with an enjoyable walk along the coast and the interior of this island, a favorite of many visitors,

observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and marine iguanas. There are opportunities for snorkeling or coastal exploration. We can also ride in the glass-bottom boat for great views of the underwater world.

Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island)

After WWII, US military barges were beached and abandoned here. Locals referred to the beach as the barges beach, a name that morphed to “bachas”. Today it is an important nesting area for the east Pacific green sea turtle. Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, it is a glorious white beach, with several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. We can swim and/or snorkeling from the beach. Thursday’s expedition plan review and dinner.

6th Day – Isabela II Galapagos Cruise (B,L,D)

6th Day – Isabela II Galapagos Cruise (B,L,D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Galapagos Tours Continue As described below.
Daily meals Breakfast and lunch buffet, served dinner and snacks.

Thursday – Day 4 in the Galapagos – Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay (James Island)

This morning, a Galápagos icon waits for us: Bartolomé Island. A great way to start the day, with a steep climb up a wooden staircase: the view from the top is worth the effort! Following the walk, we take the dinghies for a ride around colossal Pinnacle Rock, followed by time we will enjoy the beach and some snorkeling. We can also ride in the glass- bottom boat for great views of the underwater world.

Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)

After lunch, we get on board the pangas to land at Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago, a white coral sand beach great for swimming, and with a trail over a lava field that flowed here less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galápagos while observing its wildlife.

7th Day – Depart Galapagos – Depart Galapagos – Fly Guayaquil & Lima (B)

7th Day – Depart Galapagos – Fly Guayaquil & Lima (B)

Service Notes / Instructions
Depart Galapagos Approx. ten-minute transfer to the Baltra airport

for your flight to Guayaquil.

Fly Guayaquil Departs Baltra airport at approx. 12:00 and Arrives Guayaquil at approx. 15:00.
Fly Lima Flights leave at 18:15 and arrive to Lima

between 20:00 and 21:00.

Private Transfer in Cusco We will be waiting for you outside of Lima Airport Arrival Hall

with a sign with our and your names on it.

An approx. 60-minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Lima.

5* Country Club Hotel

Lima

Master King Rooms

Luxury 5* Country Club Hotel Lima

Nestled in Lima’s prestigious San Isidro district, surrounded by elegant embassies, The Country Club Lima Hotel is a five-star landmark boutique that epitomizes sophistication; and one of the only hotels recognized as a Peruvian national monument.

Every detail has been conceived with luxury in mind; ornate chandeliers complement lofty, wood-beam ceilings, and 300 pieces of original artwork – on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum – adorn the walls.  Each of our 83 private luxury rooms and suites are opulent and welcoming, with many featuring exquisite marble bathrooms and deep-soaking Jacuzzis.

Enjoy world-class amenities, an award-winning restaurant, and guest privileges at the exclusive Lima Golf Club, all in a setting of warmth and intimacy.

The Country Club Lima Hotel invites you – the traveler of discerning taste – to experience the finest that Lima has to offer.

Rooms:

  •  Master King Room – Our 34 charming Master rooms measure 40m² or 430 ft², withking beds or two full bed  lofty ceilings impart a bright, airy ambiance, and a spacious work desk is available.
  •  Master Double Room – Non-smoking rooms are available upon requ

8th Day – Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B,L)

8th Day – Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B,L)

Service Notes / Instructions
The Lima Gourmet Company

Private Gastronomic Tour

Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45 drop off at around 15:00.

Lunch is included.

5* Country Club Hotel

Lima

Master King Rooms

The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour

Tourism in Lima Peru, once omitted from travelers’ lists while visiting the country, has been steadily attracting the attention of globe- trotters and adventure-seekers.

While there is an abundance of tours in Lima that follow the typical tourist circuits led by traditional guided monologues, we believe that a hands-on experience, savoring the food, chatting with real limeños and visiting the top restaurants, districts and historical points the locals prefer is a much more dynamic

and exciting way to see the city.

We’ve designed this Lima Peru tour to be an ideal introduction to the city and Peruvian culture so that you can get a good feel of the city in just five hours.

Now you have no excuse not to fall in love with the city before heading to Machu Picchu, the Amazon or even if you’re

just here for work.

This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they hand-pick the coffee beans daily, for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of the bohemian district, Barranco, home to artists, musicians and the city’s top art galleries.

From here you’ll visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district to try exotic fruits and local products and learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them.

The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cebichería), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima won’t take you. You’ll discover the secrets to the perfect Ceviche and Pisco Sour as you prepare the dish and cocktail yourself with the head chef and bartender.

The last stop is for lunch at  la Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant within a pre-Incan archeological complex – undoubtedly

a highlight of tourism in Lima Peru. This prestigious restaurant is so impressive that the King of Spain, Mick Jagger, Bill

and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, have made sure not to miss it during their trips to Lima. You’ll enjoy a variety of

gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.

9th Day – Fly Cusco & Private Tour of Cusco (B)

9th Day – Fly Cusco & Private Tour of Cusco (B)

Service Notes / Instructions
Fly Cusco We pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for an approx. 60

minute Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco.

Flights depart at 10:00 and arrive to Cusco at 11:20.

Private Transfer in Cusco We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it.

An approx. 15-minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.

Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel

Cusco

Inca Wall Rooms
Afternoon Private

Cusco City Tour

Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 13:45.

Returns at approx. 18:00.

Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Cusco

Located in the city’s historical center, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines the needs of today’s luxury traveler with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site.

This 5-star Cusco hotel offers easy access to Peru’s iconic attractions and towns including Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo and Pisac. History- seekers will find Peruvian cultural artifacts in the hotel’s two exhibition halls.

Accommodations at this luxury hotel in Cusco are equipped with the latest technology including Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and oxygen systems for a fee.  Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a Cusco restaurant with excellent Peruvian cuisine, a bar and a full- service spa offering a relaxation pool, sauna, steam room, and treatments inspired by ancient techniques.

Inca Wall Rooms

Cusco Marriott has 153

guestrooms & 7 suites in the heart of historic Cusco.

All rooms have an oxygen enrichment system to help acclimatize you to the altitude, for extra fee.

Guestrooms come with customized & authentic design decoration in king or double configurations.

Luxury amenities at our Cusco Hotel ensure a comfortable stay and include in-room safe & mini-bar.

All are equipped with Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access.

The Pool & Spa

The spa is an exclusive

environment with more than 300 square meters of space, and is the ideal place for revitalization

using millenarian elements combined with different techniques.

The Spa includes:

Relaxation pool

  • Treatment rooms
  • Dry sauna
  • Steaming chamber

Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour

The Private Half Day Cusco City Tour Visits all of the Principal Inca & Colonial Attractions in Cusco

Tambomachay – This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty.

Puca Pucara – This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a

military position and an administrative center.

Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheater where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.

Sacsayhuamán – Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men approximately, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting.

Cusco Cathedral – One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas.

Coricancha – Originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’) was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God.

10th Day – Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B,Br,D)

10th Day – Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B,L,D)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Transfer out

Cusco and First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu

Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 7am for the ninety minute

private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.

 

Catch the 08:52 First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 10:26.

Lunch Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel.

(12:00 – 15:00)

Private Machu Picchu Tour 2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.
Luxury 5* Sumaq Hotel

Machu Picchu

Superior Deluxe Rooms

Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.

 The Vistadome Service

To and From Machu Picchu

 This DELUXE train ride into the spectacular land of the Inca is highlighted by amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snowcapped mountains, and sub- tropical jungle.

After arriving in Aguas Calientes, a shuttle bus will transport you to this magic, sacred, and mysterious town known as Machu- Picchu.

The Vistadome service has large panoramic windows and additional windows in the roof allowing you to enjoy the mountain scenery.

A snack and hot drink are included with the Vistadome service. There is also a table in front of you and posh leather seats which are very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip, and a traditional show as well as a fashion

show to keep you entertained – as if the amazing scenery isn’t enough.

This service allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and food carefully prepared with local ingredients.

Luxury 5* Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu

Includes Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Cooking Class & Cocktail Making Class.

At the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. The only five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes is architecturally inspired by the enigmatic lost city of the Incas.

Privileged location:

Sumaq is surrounded by the majesty and enchantment of the biodiversity of the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park and its main tourist attractions: valleys, mountains, rivers and waterfalls.

Superior Deluxe Room

  • 100% Alpaca Fiber Blankets
  • 100% Cotton Sheets
  • Cable television
  • Sound proof Windows
  • International Dialing / National Direct
  • Heating
  • Electronic Safety Deposit Box
  • Voltage 110v / 220v
  • Minibar
  • Bathtubs
  • Hair dryer
  • Black-out curtains
  • Fire alarm
  • Turndown service

Optional Free of Charge Sumaq Hotel Cooking Class & Cocktail Making

In the Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar, the participants will learn how to prepare the traditional Ceviche, Sumaq style, a dish based on fresh trout and exotic chili peppers from the Peruvian cost.

Also the barman from the hotel makes a memorable presentation with the preparation of Pisco Sour or any other cocktail based on seasonal fruits and Andean herbs with our unique touch.

In this culinary activity, participants will interact with the ingredients and recipes from our culinary creations, and they will be able to try everything whilst they contemplate our majestic mountains, and they can take the recipe book home to enjoy it one more time!

Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar last 40 minutes approximately and are available for groups between 2 and 15 people, in two schedules: 11: 00 am and 2:00 pm.  Just ask to join a group at the Hotel reception.

Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours) The ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city

of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and possibly the world. The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills and plazas was the mountain-top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro.

It may have the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. The overgrown ruins were discovered by US historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site.

The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites.

Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights

include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways and cells.

11th Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Hiram Bingham Train to Cusco (B,L,D)

11th Day – Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B,L)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Machu Picchu Tours There are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from.

There are no additional charges, you are only limited by your time and energy.

Lunch Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel.

(12:00 – 15:00)

Vistadome Train Catch the 15:48 Vistadome train returning

to Ollantaytambo Train Station at 17:26.

Private Transfer in Cusco Approx. 90 minutes to your Hotel.

Private Machu Picchu Tours

Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu.

You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.

The Sun Gate (2 Hours)

Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is a one-hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones.

Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip)

The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places.

This trail, accessed from Machu Picchu, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun Gate before climbing to the mountain’s highest point. From there, enjoy the view of soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu and other significant ruins

in the area, such as Putukusi, Huaynu Picchu, Salkantay mountain and the Vilcanota River view.

This is a breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is gets better and better.  The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

*** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is

07:00 – 11:00.  Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***

Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip)

This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant.

This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face.  A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The

path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones.

The steep trail continues on and climbs the side of the mountain, leading adventurous travelers to a remote corner of this archaeological site. In addition to a magnificent bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu, the summit also offers a perfect vantage point to the canyon of the Vilcanota River, the mountain of Putukusi and the distant snow-capped Andean peaks.

Huayna Picchu (3 – 4 Hours)

Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu.  Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins.

The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people it is not a difficult climb.

Very Limited Access!

Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day. You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 tickets are available for the 8:00am hike. The second 200 are available at 10:00am.

12th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B)

12th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B)

Service Notes / Instructions
Private Transfer to Cusco Airport We pick you up at the appropriate time for an Approx. 15 minute private transfer to the airport.
Fly Lima We will choose your flight time to meet as closely as possible with your international flight Home.
Fly Home Have a nice flight. J
At this time our services end with your arrival to Lima Airport.

What is Included

What is Included:

  • All Entrance Fees
  • Galapagos Taxes & Entrance Fees
  • 7 Nights in Recommended Superior 4* Hotels inc. Breakfasts
  • 4 Nights on board a Luxury Galapagos Yacht
  • 11 x Breakfast, 7 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner (B,L,D)
  • Vistadome Train – Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
  • Flights within Peru & Ecuador – Quito / Baltra, Baltra / Guayaquil / Lima,
  • Lima / Cusco & Cusco / Lima

What is not Included:

  • International airfare to Peru and Taxes National Departure Taxes at airports
  • Other Meals unless specifically stated in the Itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.

Galapagos Islands Cruises The Enchanted Islands

Galapagos Islands Cruises “The Enchanted Islands”

This is a paradise where animals have no fear of man; it is a magical realm where creatures seem to be enchanted. They have fantastic, unique, and fascinating forms with behaviors impossible to find anywhere else in the world, this archipelago is unique and one of the wonders of world.

UNESCO declared the Galapagos Island a World Natural Heritage this archipelago is unique and one of the wonders of world.

Biodiversity thrived in a territory of volcanic material that emerged from the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean millions of years ago.  Cormorants forgot to fly, iguanas learned to swim, turtles became gigantic, and sharks mild.  This is a place where sea lions show off their swimming skills and blue-footed boobies perform their elegant two-step mating dance right under your nose.  The archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean 600 miles, or 965 km, off the Ecuadorian mainland.  Its wonders include impressive geological formations, old and new outcrops, various types of cones and tunnels formed by underground streams and currents.

White, red and black sand beaches with extraordinary landscapes highlight the diversity of life itself. This is where

Charles Darwin was inspired to draw up his theory of evolution and the origin of specie

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