12 Days

Luxury Machu Picchu & Galapagos Cruise – Santa Cruz

This 12-Day Luxury Vacation in Peru and the Galapagos includes a 5-Day Luxury Galapagos Cruise to visit the Islands aboard the Santa Cruz Yacht.

On this Luxury Vacation in Peru 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 Luxury Vacation in Peru 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 – Santa Cruz

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

  • All Private 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

Exceptional KLuxury Machu Picchu & Santa Cruz Galapagos Cruise Vacation

12 Days / 11 Nights

Main Deck Twin Standard $ 7,750pp
Upper Deck Twin Standard $ 7,695pp
Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double $ 7,895pp
Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin $ 7,995pp
Boat Deck Superior Twin/ Double $ 8,195pp
Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin $ 8,295pp
Boat Deck Master Suite Double $ 9,795pp
Deposit would be $1,500.00pp

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* Casa Gangotena

Quito

Luxury Rooms
Day 2 Private Quito City Tour 5* Casa Gangotena

Quito

Luxury Rooms B
Day 3 Fly Galapagos

& Begin Galapagos Tours

Santa Cruz Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suites

B,L,D
Day 4 Galapagos Island Tours Santa Cruz Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suites

B,L,D
Day 5 Galapagos Island Tours Santa Cruz Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suites

B,L,D
Day 6 Galapagos Island Tours Santa Cruz Yacht

Galapagos

Choice of

Cabins / Suites

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 Vistadome Train 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

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

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. Tan 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

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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.

5* Casa Gangotena

Quito, Ecuador

Luxury Rooms

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 Cathedral.
  • 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 Santa Cruz

Choice of Cabins / Suites

(detailed below)

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

Yacht Description

Santa Cruz – 90 Passengers

The Santa Cruz is the finest ship in her class to sail the archipelago today. She’s versatile, flexible and fun, with an excellent crew committed to making her guests’ experience extraordinary.

Underwater discovery

We have an extra naturalist guide – an Underwater Naturalist – who leads guests by the hand during swimming and snorkelling activities, helping them with masks, snorkels and techniques. We’re confident far more of our guests will enjoy the ship’s snorkelling activities, revealing another world of wonder in the Galápagos that they might otherwise have missed.

Expedition equipment

To record our guests’ fun in the water, our high-quality staff camera has an underwater housing – and photos of the expeditions are always shown on the last night before disembarking, and all photos are uploaded to websites for future viewing and sharing.

Family Fun

We believe the Santa Cruz to be the best option for family journeys, so we’ve reinforced our commitment to giving families precious moments to share, explore, learn and have fun together. As part of every journey, we include: our “Pirates Aboard” program on board with attractive kits full of materials.  kids’ meals and times board games and puzzles in the library panga rides just for young explorers an “introduction to snorkeling for kids” time with our extra naturalist bridge visits with the Captain.

Santa Cruz Island visits: great alternative activities During her twice-fortnightly visit to Santa Cruz Island, the ship offers alternative activities including trekking in the highlands through the impressive Scalesia forest, biking downhill to a secluded beach, or walking to Tortuga Bay for some kayaking or some down-time. We are one of the

very few companies to provide these alternatives.

Something for everyone The Santa Cruz offers more flexibility in making groups – depending on physical abilities and/or personal interests (e.g. shorter walks for older passengers; children’s panga rides). There are options for the active, fun for families, underwater explorations, expedition equipment… something for everyone. Combine these with the crew’s deep sense of service and we feel each and every one of the Santa Cruz’s guests will return home enriched, revived and inspired.

Our Galapagos Travel Team consists of a Chief Naturalist and seven Naturalists.  All will delight guests with diverse natural history explanations, superb on-deck talks, and eye-catching lectures regarding natural history issues. Their multimedia presentations and recaps will complement the day’s activities. Together with the Captain, they will plan the day’s program. They are masters of Galapagos travel. Soon enough, our Naturalists will become the highlight of your voyage on Santa Cruz. At night, when pitch-dark starry skies are seen, stargazing is an amazing nocturnal activity. The southern skies are beautifully arranged with exuberant constellations.                                                             

4 Nights Northern Galápagos, Monday to Friday

We’re delighted to have you on board for this journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful islands in the Galápagos. Our itinerary together begins from the bay near Baltra airport, from where we’ll sail to the glorious white beach of Las Bachas with a pair of brackish lagoons only a few steps from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. On Tuesday, we explore two fascinating visitor sites on Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove, home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms, and Puerto Egas, with its great walk along pools full of life and good snorkeling and swimming possibilities. The next day we visit the red-sand beach of Rábida Island, a lovely trail around some cliffs and a popular spot for swimming, followed by the volcanic viewpoint of Bartolomé in the afternoon, combining a hike, a swim, a beach and coastal exploration – a top Galápagos day! From here we sail northeast to the sunken crater of Genovesa, a wild place home to thousands of marine birds, a world a million miles from our own. We finish in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galápagos Province.

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

4 Nights Eastern Galápagos, Saturday to Wednesday We’re delighted to have you on board for this journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful islands in the

Galápagos. Our itinerary together begins on San Cristóbal Island, the capital of the Galápagos Province. From here, we venture east along the northern shores of the island, visiting the fascinating site of Punta Pitt, taking us back to Charles Darwin’s visit of 1835. We then sail west to the central islands of Santa

Fe, with its beautiful tranquil bay (great for swimming and snorkeling), before continuing to the wild cliffs of South Plaza with their cactus, land iguanas and stunning marine birds. The following day we visit the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, the most populous in the archipelago, with a range of activities on offer in the afternoon.

Española Island awaits on our last day, a favorite of many visitors, with its remarkable visitor site of Punta Suárez. Here, we’ll wander along the rugged coastline, home to hundreds of marine iguanas, sea lions, marine birds, and even albatross (at certain times of year). In the afternoon, Gardner Bay provides a wonderful setting for a combination of beach-time, swimming snorkeling or exploring aboard the glass-bottom boat. Wherever we sail, whatever we do, all the crew aboard the Santa Cruz will do our utmost to ensure your Galápagos experience is truly, deeply moving and memorable.

Other services

  • Bar – Lounge, Boutique
  • Gift Shop
  • Email, radio, telephone, and Fax communications.
  • PA system.
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Shortie wet suits (used between June and December)
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Stargazing Program
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reading Room and Natural History
  • Library
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Safety boxes
  • Hair dryers                                                   

Decks & Cabins

On the M/V Santa Cruz Boat Deck, there are two master suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and a private balcony, and two junior suites with twin beds (plus a sofa bed for a child). Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds, that together with the remaining Standard Cabins on the Upper and Main decks offer a variety of accommodations, all meeting the same high standard for comfort and style. Family guests have ample choice among single, double and triple accommodations.

The M/V Santa Cruz Sun Deck features a bar and Jacuzzi, along with the observation platform for dolphin and whale watching. The dining room, lounge and bar are elegantly appointed, as is the well-stocked library/reading room. As an alternative to snorkeling, the glass-bottom boat offers another opportunity to observe the marine life.

The entire ship is air-conditioned. A carefully planned Santa Cruz galapagos itinerary includes the Galapagos’ main highlights plus, a flexible program allowing guests to enjoy several alternatives for their daily activities. In essence, an expedition to the best National Park, aboard the only ship exclusively built for exploring the Galapagos.

Santa Cruz Cabins

  • Boat Deck Master Suite Cabin
  • Boat Deck Junior Suite Cabin
  • Boat Deck Superior Twin Cabin
  • Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Cabin

 Cruise Itinerary – 5 days / 4 nights

 Northern Galápagos – Monday to Friday

Our itinerary together begins from the bay near. Baltra airport, from where we’ll sail to the glorious white beach of Las Bachas with a pair of brackish lagoons only a few steps from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. On Tuesday, we explore two fascinating visitor sites on Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove, home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms, and Puerto Egas, with its great walk along pools full of life and good snorkeling and swimming possibilities. The next day we visit the red-sand beach of Rábida Island, a lovely trail around some cliffs and a popular spot for swimming, followed by the volcanic viewpoint of Bartolomé in the afternoon, combining a hike, a swim, a beach and coastal exploration – a top Galápagos day! From here we sail northeast to the sunken crater of Genovesa, a wild place home to thousands of marine birds, a world a million miles from our own. We finish in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galápagos Province.

Wherever we sail, whatever we do, all the crew aboard the Santa Cruz 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 land at Baltra Island by plane in the morning and transfer to the dock to board the Santa Cruz, where we receive a welcome introductory briefing and lunch.

Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island)

This beautiful visitor site is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, 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. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with snorkeling gear and techniques. Welcome cocktail, expedition plan for Tuesday and dinner.

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

4th Day – Santa Cruz 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 – Buccaneer Cove (Santiago Island)

After breakfast, we explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove, learning about the area’s distant and recent history. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as the “Elephant Rock”, “The Bishop” and an impressive natural cave. This is a great site for snorkeling or panga ride.

Puerto Egas (Santiago Island)

Once we disembark at the beach, we can enjoy a swim or snorkel amid a rocky shoreline, usually in the company of

marine turtles. From here, we head off to our walk, a great opportunity to see land and marine birds amid landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and we can also observe a colony of fur-sea lions. Non-snorkelers can enjoy a longer walk.

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

5th Day – Santa Cruz 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 – Rábida Island

After breakfast, we land on Rábida Island’s red-colored beach, caused by the unusually high content of iron in the volcanic material. Our walk brings us close to a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. Very close to the beach, a salt pond hosts migrating greater flamingos at certain times of year. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach, both for beginners as well as for experienced snorkelers, due to the unique combination of underwater species and submarine landscapes. Non-snorkelers will enjoy a ride on the glass bottom boat or a panga ride. During navigation to our next island, dolphins are often spotted!

Bartolomé Island

We land at Bartolomé for a hike to the summit of this diminutive island that boasts fantastic views of the archipelago.

This is a moderately steep climb aided by a wooden staircase, resting platforms and handrails – the view from the top is worth the effort! Following our walk, we take to the pangas and the glass bottom boat for a ride around the colossal Pinnacle Rock, and then land at the beach to enjoy some swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing (possibly with).

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

6th Day – Santa Cruz 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 – Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa Island)

The morning starts with a panga ride along the cliffs of this dramatic island, followed by landing with a steep climb (90 feet) up some stairs to reach a flat plateau. Along our walk, we can observe large colonies of Nazca boobies, red footed boobies, great frigate birds and storm petrels. Those not wishing to disembark can enjoy a longer panga ride along the cliffs (depending on weather conditions). After the walk, we can snorkel along the dramatic cliffs where there are chances of spotting lots of fish, including hammerhead sharks.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)

In the afternoon, we land at this beautiful beach to enjoy some swimming and/or snorkeling. Following our dip, we take an easy stroll to observe hundreds of birds, mainly frigate birds, red footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. There’s an optional walk over sharp lava and uneven terrain for dramatic views, or else we can return to the beach or enjoy a panga ride.

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

Friday – Final day of the Galapagos Cruise

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno & Tortoise Breeding Centre (San Cristóbal Island)

After breakfast, there’s optional departure to see the breeding program of giant tortoises at Cerro Colorado. Here, we learn about this endangered species and its promising recovery.

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.

his 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 chambe

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.

On-board experience with the best comfort and quality service.

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,D)

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.
Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel

Cusco

Inca Wall Rooms

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, Huayna 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.

***You should buy these special tickets in advance with us to be sure you will have space for this hike***

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 Private Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides
  • All Private Transfers
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Galapagos Taxes & Entrance Fees
  • 7 Nights in Recommended Luxury 5* Hotels inc. Breakfasts
  • 4 Nights on board a Luxury Galapagos Yacht
  • 11 x Breakfast, 7 x Lunch, 6 x Dinner, 1 x Brunch (B,L,D)
  • Luxury Hiram Bingham 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.

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“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 species.

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