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19 Day Galapagos & Peru

  • Experience the incredible Galapagos Islands
  • Visit Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima & More
Includes Return International Flights

Visit the Peruvian icons including Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley, before heading to the rugged landscapes and exotic animals of the Galapagos on this 19 day fly and tour package. There’s nowhere else on earth quite like Galapagos or Peru - which is exactly why you need to visit.

Begin with a tour of Lima, the ‘city of kings’, taking in Huaca Pucllana, the ceremonial centre from cultures past, as well as colonial buildings including Plaza Mayor and Government Palace. Then, fly to Cusco, the Incan capital where you’ll find South America’s richest heritage. See the Koricancha Temple, the Main Cathedral, the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuaman and more. Descend 1500 feet to the Sacred Valley floor, alongside the Urubamba River and village of Pisac - a village renowned for its Incan ruins and markets. Travel via train from Ollantaytambo to beautiful Aguas Calientes, known for its thermal baths and as the gateway to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Head to the grand citadel the following morning and enjoy a guided tour of this mysterious ancient city.

From here, your trip takes on a wild turn as you head to the Galapagos Islands of Santa Cruz, Isla Lobos and San Cristobal. Throughout your stay you will tour and take the opportunity to snorkel in search of local wildlife including giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, sea lions, frigate birds, white tipped reef sharks, and more. Package includes all international and internal flights, 16 nights quality hotel accommodation, 18 meals, return airport transfers and so much more!

Curious about seeing ‘the middle of the world’? Why not upgrade to the 25 day package with mainland Ecuador extension.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth to Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel in Miraflores.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some Perth departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: In-Flight

Following breakfast, enjoy a city tour taking in the key sites of Lima. See Huaca Pucllana, colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, and the Central Bank Museum. After the tour return to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco airport and transferred to the hotel in the centre of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your half day city tour. First you will visit the exquisite "Koricancha" Temple. Continue onto the Main Cathedral (entry not included), a marvel of religious art home to approximately 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School. Afterwards, travel to the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuaman. You will see the labyrinth of Q’enqo, which is a religious centre dedicated to the adoration of the Earth, and Puca Pucara (reddish place) - previously used as a military control centre. Complete the tour at Tambomachay (Temple of the Water), an Inca site which consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks (entry not included). Afterwards you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. Here you will descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, and find yourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and village of Pisac (approx. 1 hour). In Pisac, enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired.

Afterwards, drive to the ruins of Pisac, where you can explore the extensive ruins and enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you will see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, which translates to 'the hitching post of the sun'. Intihuatana, the place when the sun gets tied, is a religious construction used like a clock to measure when it was the time to celebrate winter solstice - one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the ancient Inca Empire.

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, please advise your guide so they can organise a time and place to collect you when returning past the market. Afterwards continue onwards to Urubamba (approx. 1 hour), where you will make a stop for lunch (not included). A short drive onwards is Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will enjoy further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. See the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. Afterwards, return to Urubamba where you will check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: San Agustin Hotel or similar, Urubamba, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard, Aguas Calientes or similar, Machu Picchu, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast, a local guide will pick you up from the hotel to begin the short bus ride to the gates of Machu Picchu where you may have the opportunity (weather permitting) to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises of your life! After entering the Citadel you will begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this mysterious ancient city at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Be transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo (approx. 3.5 hour train journey).

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore Cusco for one final day. An optional Folklore Show and Dinner is available in the evening (not included).

Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Tonight head to the Tunupa Restaurant, located just past the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (short walk from hotel), and get ready for a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical dishes including meat, fish, vegetables, and desserts. The night becomes more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins and you can get involved with folk, traditional and classical music, and sweeten your ears with the sounds of Andean instruments: Quena, charango, flute, zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and enjoy a great experience.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Cusco Airport for a flight back to Lima. Upon arrival into Lima, transfer to the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the city of Lima or alternatively you can take part in an optional tour to the nearby Palomino Islands (not included).

Optional Tour: Palomino Islands – $90 per person
This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Yacht Club of Callao, approximately 1 hour away. From there, set sail for the Palomino Islands, passing by the San Lorenzo Island, an important part of the history of Lima, the island is only eight miles long but the largest in Peru. Arrive at the Palomino Islands, where you’ll be surrounded by colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and sea birds. Back on dry land, enjoy lunch in the fashionable Miraflores before returning to your hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, transfer to the airport for your one-way international flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. On arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure before taking your flight to the Galapagos Islands the following day.

Overnight: Hotel Unipark or similar, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the Island of Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to Santa Cruz a nearby island, crossing the narrow Itabaca channel by ferry and then continuing by car. Your first stop will be at the highlands of Santa Cruz. The “Parte Alta” as the highlands are called in Spanish are very lush and green and home of the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises. Here you will visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out on a walk in search of the giant tortoises. During this visit you will also visit some lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies, but the inside remains a liquid and flows out like a river. After this tour you will continue by private transport to the hotel. Here you will have a meet and greet with a local guide who will explain the following days itinerary to you. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to explore this beautiful Island.

Overnight: Hotel Fiesta or similar, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today after breakfast you will enjoy a half day tour of Academy Bay. Be sure to pack sun protection, a bathing suit, towel, camera and comfortable walking shoes. Optional snorkel equipment will be provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it. During the tour you will take a boat to Academy Bay where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and all kinds of colourful fish. Here you can see the blue footed boobies who are resting at the edge of the cliffs. Afterwards climb to a nearby viewpoint and if you are lucky, you can see white-tipped reef sharks swimming in the ocean below. Afterwards take a walk to ‘Playa de los Perros’ where many sea iguanas are found resting in the sun. The enormous cacti, the red colour of the rocks and the turquoise colour of the ocean make for great photo opportunities.

Overnight: Hotel Fiesta or similar, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at leisure or explore the beautiful island of Santa Cruz on your own. In the afternoon you will be met and transferred from the hotel to the dock of Santa Cruz from where you will take a boat (approx. 2 hours) to the island of San Cristobal. Upon arrival at the dock in San Cristobal you will be transferred to the hotel in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here you will have a meet and greet with another local guide who will explain the rest of your itinerary to you. The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure on this stunning island.

Overnight: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, you will be met and transferred to a dock where you will take a quick boat ride to the nearby Isla Lobos. During this boat trip you will observe a lot of sea life before even setting foot on the island. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour where you will have the chance to observe frigate birds, blue footed boobies and sea lions that all inhabit the island. Afterwards you will have time for a swim or snorkel in the beautiful waters. Continue onwards to a nearby beach on San Cristobal where you may enjoy an included packed lunch and some time at leisure. The white coral beaches of San Cristobal are great to walk around, relax and swim in the shallow waters before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Overnight: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Enjoy some more free time this morning before transferring to the airport of San Cristobal. From here, you will take a quick flight back to Ecuador's mainland. Upon arrival in Guayaquil, you will be collected from the airport and transferred to the hotel for one more evening at leisure before saying goodbye.

Overnight: Hotel Unipark or similar, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Guayaquil International Airport for your return flight back to Australia via Santiago, Chile.

Please note: Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 7 hours in Santiago, Chile.

Please note, a Santiago stopover package is available for travellers who want to break up their journey in Chile on the way home. Please see the fine print for further information.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth to Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel in Miraflores.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some Perth departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: In-Flight

Following breakfast, enjoy a city tour taking in the key sites of Lima. See Huaca Pucllana, colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, and the Central Bank Museum. After the tour return to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco airport and transferred to the hotel in the centre of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your half day city tour. First you will visit the exquisite "Koricancha" Temple. Continue onto the Main Cathedral (entry not included), a marvel of religious art home to approximately 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School. Afterwards, travel to the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuaman. You will see the labyrinth of Q’enqo, which is a religious centre dedicated to the adoration of the Earth, and Puca Pucara (reddish place) - previously used as a military control centre. Complete the tour at Tambomachay (Temple of the Water), an Inca site which consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks (entry not included). Afterwards you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. Here you will descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, and find yourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and village of Pisac (approx. 1 hour). In Pisac, enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired.

Afterwards, drive to the ruins of Pisac, where you can explore the extensive ruins and enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you will see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, which translates to 'the hitching post of the sun'. Intihuatana, the place when the sun gets tied, is a religious construction used like a clock to measure when it was the time to celebrate winter solstice - one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the ancient Inca Empire.

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, please advise your guide so they can organise a time and place to collect you when returning past the market. Afterwards continue onwards to Urubamba (approx. 1 hour), where you will make a stop for lunch (not included). A short drive onwards is Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will enjoy further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. See the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. Afterwards, return to Urubamba where you will check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: San Agustin Hotel or similar, Urubamba, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard, Aguas Calientes or similar, Machu Picchu, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast, a local guide will pick you up from the hotel to begin the short bus ride to the gates of Machu Picchu where you may have the opportunity (weather permitting) to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises of your life! After entering the Citadel you will begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this mysterious ancient city at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Be transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo (approx. 3.5 hour train journey).

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore Cusco for one final day. An optional Folklore Show and Dinner is available in the evening (not included).

Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Tonight head to the Tunupa Restaurant, located just past the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (short walk from hotel), and get ready for a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical dishes including meat, fish, vegetables, and desserts. The night becomes more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins and you can get involved with folk, traditional and classical music, and sweeten your ears with the sounds of Andean instruments: Quena, charango, flute, zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and enjoy a great experience.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Cusco Airport for a flight back to Lima. Upon arrival into Lima, transfer to the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the city of Lima or alternatively you can take part in an optional tour to the nearby Palomino Islands (not included).

Optional Tour: Palomino Islands – $90 per person
This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Yacht Club of Callao, approximately 1 hour away. From there, set sail for the Palomino Islands, passing by the San Lorenzo Island, an important part of the history of Lima, the island is only eight miles long but the largest in Peru. Arrive at the Palomino Islands, where you’ll be surrounded by colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and sea birds. Back on dry land, enjoy lunch in the fashionable Miraflores before returning to your hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, transfer to the airport for your one-way international flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. On arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure before taking your flight to the Galapagos Islands the following day.

Overnight: Hotel Unipark or similar, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the Island of Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to Santa Cruz a nearby island, crossing the narrow Itabaca channel by ferry and then continuing by car. Your first stop will be at the highlands of Santa Cruz. The “Parte Alta” as the highlands are called in Spanish are very lush and green and home of the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises. Here you will visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out on a walk in search of the giant tortoises. During this visit you will also visit some lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies, but the inside remains a liquid and flows out like a river. After this tour you will continue by private transport to the hotel. Here you will have a meet and greet with a local guide who will explain the following days itinerary to you. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to explore this beautiful Island.

Overnight: Hotel Fiesta or similar, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today after breakfast you will enjoy a half day tour of Academy Bay. Be sure to pack sun protection, a bathing suit, towel, camera and comfortable walking shoes. Optional snorkel equipment will be provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it. During the tour you will take a boat to Academy Bay where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and all kinds of colourful fish. Here you can see the blue footed boobies who are resting at the edge of the cliffs. Afterwards climb to a nearby viewpoint and if you are lucky, you can see white-tipped reef sharks swimming in the ocean below. Afterwards take a walk to ‘Playa de los Perros’ where many sea iguanas are found resting in the sun. The enormous cacti, the red colour of the rocks and the turquoise colour of the ocean make for great photo opportunities.

Overnight: Hotel Fiesta or similar, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at leisure or explore the beautiful island of Santa Cruz on your own. In the afternoon you will be met and transferred from the hotel to the dock of Santa Cruz from where you will take a boat (approx. 2 hours) to the island of San Cristobal. Upon arrival at the dock in San Cristobal you will be transferred to the hotel in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Here you will have a meet and greet with another local guide who will explain the rest of your itinerary to you. The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure on this stunning island.

Overnight: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, you will be met and transferred to a dock where you will take a quick boat ride to the nearby Isla Lobos. During this boat trip you will observe a lot of sea life before even setting foot on the island. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour where you will have the chance to observe frigate birds, blue footed boobies and sea lions that all inhabit the island. Afterwards you will have time for a swim or snorkel in the beautiful waters. Continue onwards to a nearby beach on San Cristobal where you may enjoy an included packed lunch and some time at leisure. The white coral beaches of San Cristobal are great to walk around, relax and swim in the shallow waters before returning to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Overnight: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport of San Cristobal. From here, you will take a quick flight back to Ecuador's mainland. Upon arrival in Quito, the country's capital, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Dann Carlton Hotel or similar, Quito, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the day free at leisure to explore this colonial city.

Overnight: Dann Carlton Hotel or similar, Quito, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today drive north of Quito to the Ecuador monument complex. The visit to the 'middle of the world' is a must when in Ecuador. It’s the place where you will be able to stand on both sides of the hemispheres, north and south at the same time and feel the neutral forces of the equator. On the way, stop for a view of the Pululahua Crater, the third biggest inhabited volcano crater in the world. Then you will continue onwards to the little town of Mindo, a village in the Andes Mountains. It's known for the many bird species, butterflies and orchids found in the surrounding cloud forest, it’s a bird lovers paradise!

In the afternoon enjoy a 1 hour guided tour of a chocolate factory where you will have the chance to follow the process of the cocoa, from harvesting the seed to the final product. Here you may also enjoy a delicious brownie or a cup of real hot cocoa.

Overnight: El Septimo Paraiso or similar, Mindo, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today explore the pristine cloud forest, crossing cable cars and hiking along waterfalls during a moderate hike (approx.15 - 20 mins), surrounded by a lush green forest filled with toucans and colourful birds. In the afternoon enjoy some free time to enjoy the several optional activities offered in this area. Join an optional activity of water “tubing” (several large inner-tubes tied together) as the guides steer you through thrilling rapids (not included - approx. $20 USD per person). Or try a canopy zip-line where you’ll sail along one of 13 zip-lines over the beautiful canopy of the cloud forest (not included - approx. $25 USD per person).

One of the highlights of today is the visit to the butterfly farm located on a private reserve called ‘Mariposas of Mindo’. Here, watch gargantuan butterflies dry their wings after emerging from their jewel-like cocoons. You can dip your fingers into a banana concoction and then be thrilled as butterflies the size of bird’s land on your hands for a snack.

Overnight: El Septimo Paraiso or similar, Mindo, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

The day starts with a unique scenic drive back up to the highlands where you will reach the Pan-American Highway travelling north to the world-famous indigenous town of Otavalo. Enjoy some time to stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets, which are filled with Otavalo indigenous people wearing the typical blue ponchos. You will have the opportunity to explore their handicraft market, with its wonderful textiles, native paintings, ceramics, jewellery, tapestries and more. In Otavalo, there will be enough time for shopping and spending time with the locals.

In the afternoon, drive to Cotacachi town, made famous for the most amazing leather goods and its beauty as a small village. You will have some free time to explore the shops or simply stop and enjoy one of the best coffees in Ecuador at the main square. Later arrive at the historical hacienda of Pinsaqui and enjoy a typical Andean cocktail as a welcome, and learn about the history of Hacienda.

Overnight: Hacienda Pinsaqui or similar, Otavalo, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today start the day with a visit to Cotacahi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve and witness the breathtaking scenery of the crystalline-clear waters of this active volcano and the amazing surrounding landscapes. At the end of a short hike, enjoy a boat ride on Cuicocha Crater Lake to the centre of the crater to observe the activity of the volcano. Watch bubbles coming up from the centre of the caldera.

Later transfer to Peguche, a small village located in the heart of the Andes, where you will have an unforgettable cultural experience, immersing yourself in the true spirit of the South American highlands. You will help the local people prepare a delicious lunch using fresh products harvested the same day from the surrounding organic fields and share with them precious moments of conviviality. In the late afternoon, reach the luxury volcanic hot-springs resort of Papallacta, where you will have the chance to relax and enjoy the facilities surrounded by views of the majestic Andean mountains.

Overnight: Termas de Papallacta (Spa resort) or similar, Papallacta, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning enjoy the chance to take one last dip in the open-air hot springs, before driving south on the Pan-American Highway towards the highest active volcano in the world, Cotopaxi. The snow-capped volcano is surrounded by national park and is home to abundant plant life, rich fauna and Inca ruins. You will begin at at the Interpretation Centre which is at the park’s entrance, before continuing across the paramo to Limpiopungo Lake. During a short walk around the lake, observe a variety of birds and enjoy the stunning views of the almost symmetrical cone of Cotopaxi. Afterwards continue to Quito Airport where you will take a quick domestic flight back to Guayaquil for one last night in Ecuador.

Overnight: Hotel Unipark or similar, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Guayaquil International Airport for your return flight back to Australia via Santiago, Chile.

Please note: Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 7 hours in Santiago, Chile.

Please note, a Santiago stopover package is available for travellers who want to break up their journey in Chile on the way home. Please see the fine print for further information.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of historic Lima on a guided city tour
  • See Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Explore the Imperial City of Cusco on a guided tour
  • See "Koricancha" Temple, Saqsayhuaman and more
  • Enjoy a guided day tour of the Sacred Valley
  • Visit a traditional artisan market in Pisac
  • Explore the picturesque ruins of Pisac
  • See Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo including the Temple of the Sun
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Stay in Aguas Calientes hot springs town
  • Tour the historic ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Cusco
  • Relax or explore on a day free at leisure in Lima
  • Island hop through the breathtaking Galapagos Islands
  • Search for Galapagos tortoises in the wild
  • Enjoy a tour of Academy Bay in the Galapagos
  • Snorkel amongst sea lions
  • Spot sea iguanas on Playa de Los Perros, Santa Cruz
  • Enjoy a half day tour on Isla Lobos
  • Witness the abundant sea life of the Galapagos Islands
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 1 x international flight (economy class): Lima, Peru to Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 2 x internal flights in Peru (economy class): Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima
  • 2 x internal flights in Ecuador (economy class): Guayaquil to Baltra, and San Cristobal to Guayaquil
  • 16 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 18 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return train tickets to Machu Picchu Station with Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Company
  • Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Return airport transfers
All of the 19 Day Package, (minus San Cristobal to Guayaquil flight) plus the following:
  • 1 x internal flight in Ecuador (economy class): San Cristobal to Quito
  • 6 nights accommodation including a stay in a traditional hacienda
  • Enjoy 7 additional meals including an authentic Ecuadorian lunch
  • Relax or explore on a free day in Quito
  • Travel to the ‘middle of the world’
  • Stand on both sides of the Northern and Southern hemisphere
  • Discover the world's third largest inhabited volcano crater
  • Tour a chocolate factory and learn about cocoa
  • Explore the magnificent Mindo Cloud Forest
  • Experience beautiful butterflies at a butterfly farm
  • Wander the Otavalo handicraft markets
  • Discover the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve
  • Visit Cuicocha Lake; a 200m deep lake in a volcanic crater
  • Relax in Hot Springs at Papallacta in the Andean mountains
  • See the highest snow-capped volcano in the world; Cotopaxi
  • Explore beautiful Limpiopungo Lake and its abundant wildlife

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 19th June 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 19 Day Package: $1020
- 25 Day Package: $1570
 
Departure Dates 
2019 
August 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20
October 18, 25
November 1, 8*
 
2020 
February: 21
March 6, 13, 20
April 3*, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 19*
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $50 per person
*Perth: $250 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Latam Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Internal flights Guayaquil to Santa Cruz Island & San Cristobal Island to Guayaquil/Quito (Galapagos sector)

- Avianca, Latam Airlines, TAME plus any codeshare partners

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note arrive early is not valid for departures between:
1st July – 27th July 2019
21st September – 13th October 2019
25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
28th March – 27th April 2020
26th June – 19th July 2020
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Guayaquil, Ecuador
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
1st July – 27th July 2019
21st September – 13th October 2019
25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
28th March – 27th April 2020
26th June – 19th July 2020
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Santiago, Chile
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International sectors only): Buy now for $5599 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


19 Day Package

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Lima, Peru: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, San Agustin Exclusive, Jose Antonio Hotel or similar

- Cusco, Peru: Ramada Costa Del Sol, San Agustin Dorado or similar

- Urubamba, Peru: San Agustin Urubamba, San Agustin Recoleta, Hotel Agustos Urubamba or similar 

- Aguas Calientes, Peru: Casa Andina Machu Picchu, Inti Punku or similar

- Guayaquil, Ecuador: Hotel Unipark, Grand Hotel Guayaquil, Oro Verde Hotel or similar

- Santa Cruz, Galapagos: Hotel Fiesta, Galapagos Inn Casa de Judy, Hotel Silberstein or similar

- San Cristobal, Galapagos: Hotel Blue Marlin, Arena Blanca Hotel, La Zayapa Hotel or similar

 

25 Day Package

All of the above plus the following: 

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Quito, Ecuador: Hotel Mercure, Dann Carlton Hotel or similar

- Mindo, Ecuador: El Septimo Paraiso, Terra Bambu Lodge or similar

- Otavalo, Ecuador: Hacienda Pinsaqui, Las Palmeras Inn or similar

- Papallacta, Ecuador: Termas de Papallacta (Spa resort), Guango Lodge or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Lima, Peru (Pre Tour): $180 per room including breakfast.
- Guayaquil, Ecuador (Post Tour): $145 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen/King or 2 x Single (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 8, maximum group size 32 per vehicle.
 
Please note: the 25 Day extension package, has a minimum group size of 2.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 8: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
- Day 10: Palomino Islands Boat Tour – $90 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- In the event an optional tour is cancelled whilst in Peru, please contact TripADeal reservations upon return to arrange reimbursement.
 
Optional Tours / Activities (Ecuador - Extension package only)
- Day 19: Water Tubing (Mindo Cloud Forest) - $20 USD per person (approx. $25 AUD) 
- Day 19: Canopy Zipline (Mindo Cloud Forest) - $25 USD per person (approx. $32 AUD) 
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Peru & Ecuador is not required if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- INGALA Transit Control Card (Galapagos) - $20 USD (approx. $26 AUD) per person (subject to change).
- National Park Entrance Fee (Galapagos) - $100 USD (approx. $128 AUD) per person (subject to change).
- Entrance to Main Cathedral (Day 4 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $10 AUD.
- Entrance to Temple of the Water (Day 4 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $8 AUD.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: approx. $10 USD per person/day when tour or transfer services are provided.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



INGALA TRANSIT CONTROL CARD (GALAPAGOS)
INGALA, the Ecuadorian governmental agency regulates all things pertaining to the Galapagos Islands issues a “Transit Control Card”. This card is designed to help control immigration to the islands. INGALA has instituted the transit control card is to help keep track of who is visiting the islands. Visitors must go to a booth in the airport with their plane tickets before they board their flight to get the card, which costs around $20 USD per person (approx. $26 AUD, cash only). The card is returned at the end of the trip. More information can be found here: https://www.galapagosislands.com/travel/transportation/entry-fees.html
 
Please note: this fee is subject to change.
 
NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEES (GALAPAGOS)
All tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands must pay an entry tax to visit the archipelago. The amount of this entrance fee depends on the age and nationality of the tourist. Most foreign tourists including Australians over the age of 12 pay $100 USD per person (approx. $127 AUD). For some, this entry tax may seem a bit high, but it is important to keep in mind that these fees are helping to protect the wonderful islands. On its website, the Galapagos National Park announces that, "Funds from the entry tax for tourists are used to finance the conservation of biodiversity of flora and fauna, terrestrial and marine, and benefits the local community by improving basic services, education projects, sports, health, environmental sanitation, environmental services and services directly related to tourists."
More information can be found here: https://www.galapagosislands.com/travel/transportation/entry-fees.html
 
Please note: this fee is subject to change.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Lima:
Lima is usually described as mild and warm throughout the year without noteworthy rain making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C.
 
Cusco:
Cusco has a subtropical highland climate due to its elevation (3500m above sea level). It is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from May to August, with abundant sunshine and occasional night time freezes; July is the coldest month with an average of 9.7°C. The wet season lasts from December to March, with night frost less common; November averages 13.3°C. Although frost and hail are common, the only snowfall ever recorded was in June 1911. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C.
 
Guayaquil:
Between January and April, the temperature is quite hot with rainfalls in the afternoons. The rest of the year (from May through December), rainfall is minimal due to the cooling influence of the Humboldt Current, with usually cloudy mornings and afternoons, and evening breezes. Average temperatures year round are pretty consistent due to equatorial location with a daily mean of 27°C year round.
 
Santa Cruz (Galapagos):
No time of year is too hot or too cold to enjoy the Galapagos, but the climate is not exactly the same throughout. June through December are considered the cooler months in terms of both the air and water. This is also the time of the dry season, where the highlands of the major islands are kept lush but the beaches and flat lands receive very little rain. Blue skies interrupted by sparse and sporadic afternoon showers are the norm.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. This tour will require some walking during tours and up in Machu Picchu visiting the ruins. Walking tours will be no longer than 2 hours at any one time. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
High Altitude Illness:
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes. Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. 
If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
Please note: inoculations may be required to enter the country visited, along with re entry into Australia after your visit. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services throughout the tour. The recommended tipping for the tour leader is approximately $10 USD per person per day, which will be collected on tour. Tipping for other services provided on tour such as tour guide’s on optional tours, drivers, porters etc is always a matter of personal discretion and is recommended at approximately $1-3 USD per service provided dependent on the service provided. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional "compensation." There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


Tourist visas for Peru and Ecuador are not required if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 
Please note: Customers choosing the stopover package post-tour will require to pay a Chilean Reciprocity Fee of approximately $117 USD (subject to change) per person paid at airport customs in Chile. This fee is paid in US dollars and we recommend customers carry sufficient US dollars in cash to pay this fee as credit card facilities may be unavailable. This does not affect customers who do not choose to take the stopover package. 
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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