Cathedral of LimaPeruvian woman at Inca ruinsPeru Rail on the road to Aguas Clients, PeruPlaza de Armas, CuzcoChurch of San Francisco, Quito

Cathedral of Lima

Peruvian woman at Inca ruins

Peru Rail on the road to Aguas Clients, Peru

Plaza de Armas, Cuzco

Church of San Francisco, Quito

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get to know the amazing treasures of Peru and Ecuador at every turn
  • Delve into Lima’s old-world capital brimming with Spanish architecture and pre-Spanish treasures
  • Take time at leisure to savor Peru’s famed cuisines such as ceviche, or “cebiche” as Peruvians say
  • Marvel at the typical Inca community of Ollantaytambo with its steep stone terraces
  • Have the experience of a lifetime exploring the lost city of the Inca’s – Machu Picchu, Peru’s most important archeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Discover amazing sights with expert guides in Ecuador’s cities of Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil
  • Stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously at the Equatorial Line Monument
  • Join an optional tour to discover handmade Indian crafts at the world-renowned Otavalo market


Itinerary

Day 1 - THU I LIMA

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival at the airport in Lima you will be transferred to your hotel. Museums, archaeological sites, lush greenery and beautiful beaches, a bustling boardwalk and lively nightlife -- come discover the modern metropolis of Lima! A current day Latin American culinary hub, take time to tantalize your taste-buds at one of the many “cevicherías” or popular street food stands.

Day 2 - FRI I LIMA

Today you will enjoy a tour of Lima. See the Plaza de Armas with its colonial government buildings including the Palace, the town hall, and the cathedral. After that you will visit the beautiful San Francisco Monastery with its collection of religious art and catacombs. Visit the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, then head to Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum to see the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art. (B)

Day 3 - SAT I LIMA I CUSCO I YUCAY

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the Urubamba Valley, or “Sacred Valley,” where the Urubamba River, a headstream of the Amazon, passes. Along the way, visit to the Cochahuasi Sanctuary to see exotic animals as pumas, condors and aras. (B)

Day 4 - SUN I YUCAY

After breakfast, visit the “Mercado de Urubamba,” an authentic market where rural locals sell and barter agricultural products as well as animals. Next, tour the typical Inca community of Ollantaytambo. Stone terraces rise from the edge of town leading up to its fortress’ ruins at the top of the hill. A stone stairway leads up through the terrace walls, allowing you to step out onto them. One of the area’s best-preserved spots sits north of the Hanan Huacaypata Square featuring an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved stone walls. Lunch included in a typical restaurant on the way to Ollantaytambo. (B,L)

Day 5 - MON I YUCAY I MACHU PICCHU I AGUAS CALIENTES

This morning you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo train station. Our adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, and then it’s on to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will never forget this mind-blowing journey through the history of the Inca civilization. Explore Peru’s most important archaeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Return by bus to Aguas Calientes. (B)

Day 6 - TUE I AGUAS CALIENTES I CUSCO

With your morning at leisure, take this wonderful opportunity to visit the mystic site of Machu Picchu once again on your own (optional). Take the shuttle bus to the fascinating ruins and enter the site a second time. After your visit, take the shuttle bus back down to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, take the train to Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel in Cusco. (B)

Day 7 - WED I CUSCO

This morning, begin with a half day city tour of Cusco. Explore the center of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas and see the cathedral built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace. Next, stop at the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruins site located approximately 3 km above Cusco that boasts fabulous views over the city. Afterwards visit the surrounding ruins. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. (B)

Day 8 - THU I CUSCO I LIMA

Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Cusco for your flight to Lima (not included) and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of your day in Lima. Modern-day adulation for this cosmopolitan city reveals that it is brimming with splendid restaurants, bars and lively nightlife – Lima offers unending pleasures to enjoy. (B)

Day 9 - FRI I LIMA I QUITO

Rise and shine with breakfast and a morning transfer from your Lima hotel to the airport for your flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. (B)

Day 10 - SAT I QUITO

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city of Quito through the historical center of the city and see the church of La Compañia and Independence Square with the Government Palace. Then, visit the famous hill of the old town, Panecillo (little bread) where you will see the angel statue “Virgen de Quito” before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called “Middle of the World” and stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B)

Day 11 - SUN I QUITO

Enjoy time to explore Quito at your own pace with a day at leisure. Alternately, you can embark on an optional tour to the world-renowned Indian handmade crafts market, Otavalo, where you will find a vast variety of locally weaved designs in belts, tapestries, ponchos and other clothing items. Another adventurous option is to venture on an option tour to Mindo cloud forest. The choices are vast! (B)

Day 12 - MON I QUITO TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

After breakfast transfer to the airpor t for the departure flight back home or opt to extend your trip in the beautiful Galapagos Islands. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 11 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 1 lunch
  • All transfers and services via motor coach with English-speaking guide
  • Half day Lima city tour including the world famous Larco Museum
  • Visit the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary to see Condors, Pumas and much more
  • Tour of the Sacred Valley
  • Visit Ollantaytambo
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Half day tour of Cusco
  • Half day tour of Quito and Middle of the World Tour
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Quito

MERCURE Hotel Alameda | hotels in Quito Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

MERCURE Hotel Alameda

3 Nights / Comfort
Mercure Hotel Alameda is situated just steps away from the Artisan Market on Quito’s showcase shopping street, Avenida...

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OR

Hilton Colon Quito| hotels in Quito Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Hilton Colon Quito

3 Nights / Style
Hilton Colon Quito is located in the heart of Ecuador's capital, only 20 minutes away from the airport, in the financial...

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Aguas Calientes

El Mapi by Inkaterra| hotels in Aguas Calientes Peru

El Mapi by Inkaterra

1 Night / Comfort
Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the hustle and bustle of Machu Picchu Pueblo (for...

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OR

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel| hotels in Aguas Calientes Peru

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

1 Night / Style
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family hotel experienced in Peru’s luxury hospitality industry and dedicated to its gues...

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Cusco

Aranwa Cusco Boutique| hotels in Cusco Peru

Aranwa Cusco Boutique

2 Nights / Style
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Inca city. Built in a colonial mans...

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OR

Hotel Eco Inn| hotels in Cusco Peru

Hotel Eco Inn

2 Nights / Comfort
Eco Inn is a short walk from Cusco's main square and just in front of Cusco's largest craft market. It offers modern roo...

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Lima

Casa Andina Private Collection| hotels in Lima Peru

Casa Andina Private Collection

3 Nights / Style
A heated swimming pool with a waterfall, a collection of Peruvian artwork and colonial antiques and a chef-designed menu...

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OR

La Hacienda Miraflores| hotels in Lima Peru

La Hacienda Miraflores

3 Nights / Comfort
La Hacienda Miraflores Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Miraflores, just 20 minutes away from Jorge Chavez...

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Sacred Valley

Aranwa Sacred Valley| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Aranwa Sacred Valley

2 Nights / Style
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial ...

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OR

Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay | hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

2 Nights / Comfort
The 88-room Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, five minutes far f...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods. Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Services & meals not listed in the Itinerary, beverages during the meals, hotel extras, personal expenses and tips for guides, drives and waitresses as well as local flights within South America are not included.

    There are many optional choices for an unforgettable cruise of the Galapagos Islands – please call for additional information.

    Important Information
    : This is a guaranteed departure, seat in motorcoach with shared services valid for specific dates shown above. All flights within South America must be booked through Central Holidays.

Departures & Rates

HOTEL/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU NOV. 2019

This tour can also be booked on a private car basis with departures daily

   Double Single 
 Travel in Comfort  $3,399   $4,249
 Travel in Style  $4,089  $5,389



Travel in Comfort

2019

Date Double Single
January 24 $2589 $3329
February 07 $2589 $3329
March 07 $2589 $3329
March 28 $2589 $3329
May 02 $2589 $3329
May 30 $2589 $3329
June 13 $2589 $3329
June 27 $2589 $3329
July 04 $2589 $3329
October 17 $2589 $3329
November 14 $2589 $3329
November 28 $2589 $3329



Travel in Style

2019

Date Double Single
January 24 $3129 $4269
February 07 $3129 $4269
March 07 $3129 $4269
March 28 $3129 $4269
May 02 $3129 $4269
May 30 $3129 $4269
June 13 $3129 $4269
June 27 $3129 $4269
July 04 $3129 $4269
October 17 $3129 $4269
November 14 $3129 $4269
November 28 $3129 $4269


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