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Machu Picchu, the heart of the Incan Empire.
The city of Cusco, in Peru.
Andean women often their hair in braids, a bowler hat, a blanket  and a multifold skirt.
Lake Titicaca, on the Peru-Bolivia border.
The baroque church dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle located in Andahuaylillas District, Cusco.
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11 Day 2 for 1 Peru

Visit the mist-shrouded ruins of Machu Picchu
Explore Cusco, Lake Titicaca & the Andes Mountains
Dates: 26 Jan - 2 Nov 2023
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE
2 x internal flights: Lima to Cusco and Juliaca to Lima
8 nights quality hotel accommodation
Optional Galapagos extension available
Overview

Overview

Travel back in time to the mysterious Inca Empire and discover the magic of Peru with a friend on this unforgettable 11-day package. To make it even better, the second person travels free!

Start your Peruvian adventure in Lima at the Huaca Pucllana, a South American pyramid and archaeological site in the middle of the bustling city. Travel to Cusco to visit the Koricancha, the most sacred temple in the Incan Empire, plus the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay Archeological Complex. A train trip among the Andes will take you to the majestic Machu Picchu, including the House of the Guardian, Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun and the Sacred Plaza. At Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, meet the Uros people, who live in 120 self-fashioned floating islands in homes made of reed.

This stunning two-for-one package includes return international flights, eight nights quality hotel accommodation, nine meals including daily breakfast, two internal flights in Peru, train and bus fares and English-speaking tour guides.

A 19-day itinerary with Galapagos Islands extension will take you to the popular marine reserve via Quito, Ecuador, to enjoy the wildlife heaven at San Cristobal Island and Charles Darwin Research Station.

Tour Inclusions

11 DAY STANDARD ITINERARY
    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the best of historic Lima on a city tour
  • See the UNESCO Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Visit Larco Museum - one of the best in the country
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Visit the mist-shrouded ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Stay in the hot springs town of Aguas Calientes
  • Tour Cusco, former capital of the great Inca Empire
  • See the Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman and more
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure in beautiful Cusco
  • Learn about traditional weaving in the small village of Ccaccaccollo
  • See Andahuaylillas, The Sistine Chapel of South America
  • Spot typical Andean animals like alpacas and vicuñas
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Pukara and Raqch’i the Inca God Temple
  • Visit the fascinating Uros floating islands
  • Marvel at impressive Lake Titicaca on a boat ride
  • Visit traditional villages on Taquile Island
  • Learn about traditional weaving in the Andean community of Taquile
  • Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch at the local fisherman’s house
  • Step back in time at ancient Inca monuments
  • Stay in Puno the folkloric capital of Peru


  • FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE
  • 2 x internal flights: Lima to Cusco and Juliaca to Lima


  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation


  • DINING
  • Enjoy 9 meals including daily breakfast


  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges

  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return train tickets to Machu Picchu with Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Company
  • Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu


  • TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
19 DAY WITH GALAPAGOS EXTENSION
    Same as the Standard itinerary (excluding Juliaca to Lima flight) plus the following:

    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the highlights of the amazing Galapagos Islands
  • Island hop through the breath-taking 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
  • Learn about endemic species at the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Enjoy a half day tour on Isla Lobos
  • Witness the abundant sea and bird life of the Galapagos Islands
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Quito, the capital city in Ecuador


  • FLIGHTS
  • Return International Flights Lima to Quito
  • 2 x internal flights in Ecuador (economy class): Quito to Baltra, and San Cristobal to Quito


  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night central hotel in Lima
  • 4 nights quality accommodation in Galapagos
  • 3 nights 5- star hotel accommodation in Quito, Ecuador


  • DINING
  • Enjoy 10 additional meals including daily breakfast & a traditional Ecuadorian lunch


  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour leaders & guides
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges

  • TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Shared boats in between the islands


  • TRANSFERS
  • Airport transfers
Itinerary 1
Standard Package
Day 1 Australia - Lima, Peru

Today depart from either Sydney, *Melbourne or *Brisbane to Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with the fully serviced LATAM Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note:
* Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours in Santiago, Chile. Lounge passes can be purchased at your own expense.
* For travellers who wish to break up their journey a Santiago stopover package is available for purchase. Please see the Important Information for further details. Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0 to arrive day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Arawi Miraflores Express or similar, Lima
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Lima City Tour

After breakfast enjoy a guided city tour visiting key sites of Lima. First up, see Huaca Pucllana, a huge archaeological site in Miraflores, one of Lima’s most popular districts. Huaca Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative centre built by the Lima culture, a pre-incan indigenous coastal civilisation which developed along this part of the Peruvian coast between 200 AD and 700 AD. This sacred place was built from seven staggered platforms surrounded by a plaza and large walls.

Next, drive to the historic centre of Lima, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. See the beautiful Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) which is surrounded by impressive colonial and Republican-era buildings. Some of Peru’s most important buildings surround the square, including the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop’s Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace and the Palace of the Union.

After the tour, return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the colourful capital city.

Overnight: Arawi Miraflores Express or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Lima to Cusco

This morning be transferred to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be met by the guide and check in to the hotel.

In the afternoon join a guided tour of beautiful Cusco. First head to the wonderful Koricancha, next door to Santo Domingo Church. The Koricancha was the most sacred and most important temple in the Incan Empire. Its walls were covered with gold, and life-size statues of plants and animals – all made of pure gold and silver. Sadly, this wealth was stripped out by the Spanish conquistadors.

Next head to Cusco Cathedral, located on the Plaza de Armas. Built between 1560 and 1654 on top of the foundations of an existing Incan temple, this spectacular cathedral houses many works of art by the Cusco School of painters, and its main altar and pulpit are covered in gold and silver relief work.

The next stop is the imposing Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which sits on a hill above Cusco. See some of the finest examples of Incan stonework and construction, including massive rocks that were carefully cut and perfectly fitted together to form the walls. From here you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Cusco. After exploring Sacsayhuaman, head up the hill to the Tambomachay Archeological Complex. The exact purpose of this site is unknown, but it may have functioned, at least in part, as an Incan spa.

Finish the day back at the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Cusco Free Day

Today enjoy a free day in Cusco. Explore at your own pace and enjoy all this city has to offer.

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Following 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. Enjoy some truly majestic views during the train journey (approx 1hour 40 mins), before arriving in Aguas Calientes. From here hop on the bus to Machu Picchu (approx. 20 minutes).

Enter the Citadel and begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the 15th century ruins. See the House of the Guardian, Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and other key locations as you walk around, all the while enjoying spectacular views across the agricultural terraces, surrounding mountains and plunging gorges.

Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this once-forgotten city at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the hotel in Aguas Calientes and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Inti Punku Machu Picchu Hotel or similar, Aguas Calientes 
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Aguas Calientes - Cusco

This morning is free at leisure to explore Aguas Calientes and its surroundings, or perhaps take an optional trip back up to Machu Picchu (not included). We recommend you either pre-book an optional early morning visit to Machu Picchu (2nd bus and entry not included) and enjoy the sunrise over the ruins or perhaps you might like to book to climb Huayna Picchu (not included).

However you spend the day, meet at the train station in the early afternoon to board the train to the town of Poray (approx. 3 hours). Here you will be met and transferred to Cusco (approx. 1 hours) and travel onwards to the hotel for an evening at leisure in this magical city.

Optional Tour: Huayna Picchu Climb - $110 per person
For many people, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. Huayna Picchu is the mountain behind Machu Picchu. Admire the Incan skill as you walk the steps cut out of the rock itself. As you wind around the side of the mountain marvel at Machu Picchu from new and incredible angles.

Please Note: Additional entry fee to Machu Picchu and return bus ticket is not included in the Huayna Picchu Climb tour cost. It is recommended to pre-purchase the entrance ticket & bus transfers before heading off this morning as spaces are limited and can sell out. Please ask the guide whilst on tour to help arrange this for you.

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Cusco - Puno

Rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. Enjoy the journey on board a modern bus, stopping along the way at several interesting sites such as Andahuaylillas: The Sistine Chapel of South America - one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno.

Enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani.

Continue the journey along this stunning route with typical Andean animals such as alpaca and vicuña, a common sight.

Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, be met and transferred to the hotel, where you will meet the guide who will welcome you and provide some extra information for the following day’s activities.

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Puno
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 8 Puno - Lake Titicaca - Taquile - Uros Islands

This morning enjoy a boat ride to the island of Taquile. One of the most beautiful islands in Peru, Taquile’s traditional way of life is still very much alive. Meet some of the master weavers of this ancient Andean community, whose textiles are considered among the best in the country. According to legend, the Incas themselves learned how to weave from the artisans of this island. On Taquile, the men are the weavers, and the women spin the yarn.

Afterwards continue the boat journey to the Chucuito Peninsula. This is in the Aymara region of Lake Titicaca and it represents the communal identity of the Peruvian-Bolivian altiplano. Visit the small and rarely visited rural community of Luquina, and enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch at the local fisherman’s house.

Later in the afternoon, begin heading back towards Puno, visit the amazing Islands of the Uros people. Arrive at the floating islands and be amazed by the scale of the floating reed constructions. The islands have been created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake and are constantly replenished from the top as they rot from the bottom.

Visit the main island and the guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people who have lived here for many years. Have the opportunity to visit some of their homes to learn about their lifestyle and meet one of the local families to see how they live.

After visiting the Uros islands, head back to Puno and enjoy a relaxing evening. 

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Puno
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 9 Puno - Lima - Australia

After breakfast, transfer to Juliaca Airport for the flight back to Australia via Lima.

Please note:
* Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours in Santiago, Chile. Lounge passes can be purchased at your own expense.
* For travellers who wish to break up their journey a Santiago stopover package is available for purchase. Please see the Important Information for further details.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 10 In Transit

Day 11 Arrive in Australia

Please note some flights may arrive + 1 days.

Itinerary 2
Extension Package
Day 1 Australia - Lima, Peru

Today depart from either Sydney, *Melbourne or *Brisbane to Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with the fully serviced LATAM Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note:
* Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours in Santiago, Chile. Lounge passes can be purchased at your own expense.
* For travellers who wish to break up their journey a Santiago stopover package is available for purchase. Please see the Important Information for further details. Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0 to arrive day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Arawi Miraflores Express or similar, Lima
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Lima City Tour

After breakfast enjoy a guided city tour visiting key sites of Lima. First up, see Huaca Pucllana, a huge archaeological site in Miraflores, one of Lima’s most popular districts. Huaca Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative centre built by the Lima culture, a pre-incan indigenous coastal civilisation which developed along this part of the Peruvian coast between 200 AD and 700 AD. This sacred place was built from seven staggered platforms surrounded by a plaza and large walls.

Next, drive to the historic centre of Lima, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. See the beautiful Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) which is surrounded by impressive colonial and Republican-era buildings. Some of Peru’s most important buildings surround the square, including the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop’s Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace and the Palace of the Union.

After the tour, return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the colourful capital city.

Overnight: Arawi Miraflores Express or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Lima to Cusco

This morning be transferred to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be met by the guide and check in to the hotel.

In the afternoon join a guided tour of beautiful Cusco. First head to the wonderful Koricancha, next door to Santo Domingo Church. The Koricancha was the most sacred and most important temple in the Incan Empire. Its walls were covered with gold, and life-size statues of plants and animals – all made of pure gold and silver. Sadly, this wealth was stripped out by the Spanish conquistadors.

Next head to Cusco Cathedral, located on the Plaza de Armas. Built between 1560 and 1654 on top of the foundations of an existing Incan temple, this spectacular cathedral houses many works of art by the Cusco School of painters, and its main altar and pulpit are covered in gold and silver relief work.

The next stop is the imposing Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which sits on a hill above Cusco. See some of the finest examples of Incan stonework and construction, including massive rocks that were carefully cut and perfectly fitted together to form the walls. From here you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Cusco. After exploring Sacsayhuaman, head up the hill to the Tambomachay Archeological Complex. The exact purpose of this site is unknown, but it may have functioned, at least in part, as an Incan spa.

Finish the day back at the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Cusco Free Day

Today enjoy a free day in Cusco. Explore at your own pace and enjoy all this city has to offer. 

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Following 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. Enjoy some truly majestic views during the train journey (approx 1hour 40 mins), before arriving in Aguas Calientes. From here hop on the bus to Machu Picchu (approx. 20 minutes).

Enter the Citadel and begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the 15th century ruins. See the House of the Guardian, Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and other key locations as you walk around, all the while enjoying spectacular views across the agricultural terraces, surrounding mountains and plunging gorges.
Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this once-forgotten city at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the hotel in Aguas Calientes and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Inti Punku Machu Picchu Hotel or similar, Aguas Calientes
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Aguas Calientes - Cusco

This morning is free at leisure to explore Aguas Calientes and its surroundings, or perhaps take an optional trip back up to Machu Picchu (not included). We recommend you either pre-book an optional early morning visit to Machu Picchu (2nd bus and entry not included) and enjoy the sunrise over the ruins or perhaps you might like to book to climb Huayna Picchu (not included).

However you spend the day, meet at the train station in the early afternoon to board the train to the town of Poray (approx. 3 hours). Here you will be met and transferred to Cusco (approx. 1 hours) and travel onwards to the hotel for an evening at leisure in this magical city.

For many people, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. Huayna Picchu is the mountain behind Machu Picchu. Admire the Incan skill as you walk the steps cut out of the rock itself. As you wind around the side of the mountain marvel at Machu Picchu from new and incredible angles.

Please Note: Additional entry fee to Machu Picchu and return bus ticket is not included in the Huayna Picchu Climb tour cost. It is recommended to pre-purchase the entrance ticket & bus transfers before heading off this morning as spaces are limited and can sell out. Please ask the guide whilst on tour to help arrange this for you.

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Cusco - Puno 

Rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. Enjoy the journey on board a modern bus, stopping along the way at several interesting sites such as Andahuaylillas: The Sistine Chapel of South America - one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno.

Enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani.

Continue the journey along this stunning route with typical Andean animals such as alpaca and vicuña, a common sight.

Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, be met and transferred to the hotel, where you will meet the guide who will welcome you and provide some extra information for the following day’s activities.

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Puno 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 8 Puno - Lake Titicaca - Taquile - Uros Islands

This morning enjoy a boat ride to the island of Taquile. One of the most beautiful islands in Peru, Taquile’s traditional way of life is still very much alive. Meet some of the master weavers of this ancient Andean community, whose textiles are considered among the best in the country. According to legend, the Incas themselves learned how to weave from the artisans of this island. On Taquile, the men are the weavers, and the women spin the yarn.

Afterwards continue the boat journey to the Chucuito Peninsula. This is in the Aymara region of Lake Titicaca and it represents the communal identity of the Peruvian-Bolivian altiplano. Visit the small and rarely visited rural community of Luquina, and enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch at the local fisherman’s house.

Later in the afternoon, begin heading back towards Puno, visit the amazing Islands of the Uros people. Arrive at the floating islands and be amazed by the scale of the floating reed constructions. The islands have been created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake and are constantly replenished from the top as they rot from the bottom.

Visit the main island and the guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people who have lived here for many years. Have the opportunity to visit some of their homes to learn about their lifestyle and meet one of the local families to see how they live.

After visiting the Uros islands, head back to Puno and enjoy a relaxing evening. 

Overnight: Royal Inn or similar, Puno 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 9 Puno, Peru - Lima, Peru

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lima. Upon arrival make your own way to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in the colourful Peruvian Capital city.

Overnight: Arawi Miraflores Express or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 Lima, Peru - Quito, Ecuador

Today make your own way to the airport for the one-way international flight to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. On arrival, be welcomed and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Swissotel or similar, Quito, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 Quito - Baltra - Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)

Today be transferred to the airport for the flight to the Island of Baltra in the Galapagos. On arrival be picked up and transferred to Santa Cruz, a nearby island, crossing the narrow Itabaca channel by ferry and then continue by car.

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. Visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out on a walk in search of the giant tortoises.

During the visit you will also visit some lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies, but the inside remains liquid and flows out like a river. Next, continue by private transport to the hotel. Meet and greet with a local guide who will bring you up to speed on tomorrow's activities. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Fiesta or similar, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 12 Academy Bay Tour

Today, after breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of Academy Bay. Be sure to pack sun protection, a swimmers, towel, camera and comfortable walking shoes. Optional snorkel equipment will be provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it. Take a boat to Academy Bay where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and all kinds of colourful fish. See the blue footed boobies resting at the edge of the cliffs. Afterwards climb to a nearby viewpoint and if you are lucky, 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
Day 13 Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Research Station - San Cristobal Island

This morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about many of the endemic species seen in the wild, as well as the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the Galapagos Islands.

In the afternoon 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 be transferred to the hotel in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Meet and greet the local guide who will update you on the next few days activities.

The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14 Isla Lobos Tour

After breakfast this morning, 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. Enjoy some time for a swim or snorkel in the beautiful waters.

Continue onwards to a nearby beach on San Cristobal and 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
Day 15 San Cristobal Free Morning - Quito

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

Overnight: Swissotel or similar, Quito, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 16 Quito Free Day

Today enjoy a free day at leisure in Quito or perhaps take up an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity - Pichincha Volcano Cable Car - $95 per person
If you like heights and want to have a spectacular panoramic view of Quito, and even observe the snow-capped mountains that surround the city, the best option is to hop on a Cable Car. In their traditional cabins you will be able to admire the whole city and the Pichincha Volcano.

After ascending to 4,000 meters above sea level in the Teleferico, enjoy a walk in the open air. Hike on various trails, enjoy views of the city or climb the Pichincha Volcano.

The weather can change suddenly, so it is advisable to wear the appropriate clothing, a windbreaker, non-slip shoes, comfortable clothing that protects against possible rain and cold wind.
Includes: Return hotel transfers & english speaking guide
Exclusions: Cable car fee (approx. $8.5 USD per person)

Overnight: Swissotel or similar, Quito, Ecuador
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 17 Quito, Ecuador - Australia

Today be transferred to Quito International Airport for the return flight back to Australia.

Please note:
* Due to limited flight availability between Australia and South America, some customers may experience a layover of up to 6 hours in Santiago, Chile. Lounge passes can be purchased at your own expense. * For travellers who wish to break up their journey a Santiago stopover package is available for purchase. Please see the Important Information for further details.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 18 In Transit

Day 19 Arrive in Australia

Please note some flights may arrive + 1 days.

Important Info

Booking information

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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 
Offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 2nd November 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates
2022
October: 20, 27
November: 3, 10
 
2023
January: *26
February: *23
March: **9, 23
April: 27
May: 11, 25
June: 15
July: *13
August: 3, 24
September: 7, *28
October: 12, 26
November: *2
 
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note
• Dates with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
• Dates with a ** incur a flight high season surcharge of $250 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne or *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Melbourne or *Brisbane: $100 per person
 
Flights

Full Service Airline(s) Used
Latam and partners (subject to availability).
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.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
-- 01 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
-- 20 November 2022 - 10 January 2023
-- 31 March 2023 - 26 April 2023
-- 22 June 2023 - 23 July 2023
-- 17 September 2023 - 10 October 2023
 
Stay Behind in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
-- 01 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
-- 20 November 2022 - 10 January 2023
-- 31 March 2023 - 26 April 2023
-- 22 June 2023 - 23 July 2023
-- 17 September 2023 - 10 October 2023
 
Stay Behind in Quito, Ecuador - Itinerary 2 (Galapagos Extension) Only
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
-- 01 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
-- 20 November 2022 - 10 January 2023
-- 31 March 2023 - 26 April 2023
-- 22 June 2023 - 23 July 2023
-- 17 September 2023 - 10 October 2023
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 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
- A pre and post-tour 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.
- Blackout dates:
-- 01 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
-- 15 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
-- 20 November 2022 - 10 January 2023
-- 31 March 2023 - 26 April 2023
-- 22 June 2023 - 23 July 2023
-- 17 September 2023 - 10 October 2023
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available 
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy Now $7999 per person
Please note
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil 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

Accommodation Used
Standard Tour
3 Star (self-rated):
Lima: Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
Cusco: Royal Inn II or similar
Aguas Calientes: Inti Punku Machu Picchu or similar
Puno Tikarani: Royal Inn Puno or similar
 
19 Day Extension Galapagos
3 Star (self-rated)
Lima: Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
Santa Cruz, Galapagos: Hotel Fiesta, Galapagos or similar
San Cristobal, Galapagos: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar
 
5 star (self-rated)
Quito, Ecuador: Swisshotel 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
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 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
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 
General tour information

Minimum group size 15, maximum group size 24 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
11 Day Standard Itinerary
Day 6 Wayna Picchu - $110 per person
 
19 Day Galapagos Extension
Day 16: Cable car tour to Pichincha Volcano - $95 per person
Please note:
- 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.
 
Exclusions

- 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 
- Optional gratuities/tipping
-- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $10 USD per person/day when tour or transfer services are provided
- INGALA Transit Control Card (Galapagos) - $20 USD per person (subject to change).
- National Park Entrance Fee (Galapagos) - $100 USD per person (subject to change).
- 19Day Galapagos extension itinerary: Day 9 & 10 transfer Hotel/Airport Lima
- 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 that 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 to help keep track of who is visiting the islands. Visitors must purchase a Transit Control Card (approx $20 USD per person) from the designated booth in the airport before they board their flight. The card is returned at the end of the trip. More information can be found here.
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. 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.
Please note: This fee is subject to change.
 
Other important information

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 much 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. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C.
 
Quito
In Quito, the climate is warm and temperate. There is a great deal of rainfall in Quito, even in the driest month. The average annual temperature is 13.9 °C  With an average of 14.1 °C May is the warmest month. The lowest average temperature in the year occurs in June, when it is around 13.6 °C.
 
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 flatlands 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 the 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. 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.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $10 USD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour. 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.
 
Visas

Tourist visas for Peru and Ecuador are not required if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 
Chile - TRANSIT FLIGHTS
Australian passport holders visiting  Chile for tourism purposes or transit between 8 to 72 hours must apply for a single or multiple tourist visas. Visas must be lodged through the SAC CIUDADANOS portal only https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/
 
Important: Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
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. 
 
Schedule of fees


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.

• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
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