Peru Splendors with Peru's Amazon & Galápagos Cruise

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Love a good mystery? This 17-day vacation to Peru is the perfect escape to delve into the world’s most intriguing lost and found story. Featuring not one, but two days behind the misty gates of Machu Picchu, this below-the-equator tour takes you high into the Andes and deeper inside the Lost City of the Incas to unearth its centuries-old secrets. Navigating t...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Lima : Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant
    • Sacred valley: Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Awanakancha and Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
    • Machu picchu: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu
    • Cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; participate in a celebratory pasacalle (Andean parade); visit the cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinnerGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
    • From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its scenic beauty to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights
    • Plus, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to cruise through the Galápagos Islands

What's this trip about?

    Love a good mystery? This 17-day vacation to Peru is the perfect escape to delve into the world’s most intriguing lost and found story. Featuring not one, but two days behind the misty gates of Machu Picchu, this below-the-equator tour takes you high into the Andes and deeper inside the Lost City of the Incas to unearth its centuries-old secrets. Navigating the cryptic maze of trails, temples, and terraces in the world’s most famous forgotten city is one for the memory books. Other great finds on this tantalizing tour of Peru? Up-close encounters with llamas, alpacas, and other Sacred Valley locals; vibrant, handwoven textiles in the former Inca Empire capital of Cusco; bold, multicultural cuisine in the foodie capital of Lima; and a warm welcome inside a traditional family home for an authentic taste of Peruvian hospitality. There’s more to squawk about when you combine the wonder of the Andes with the wilderness of the Amazon. Canopy walks, canoe rides, and higher speed motorboat jaunts offer varying perspectives of the macaws, monkeys, and myriad of other rainforest creatures you’ll discover when you start your tour of Peru in the Amazon. When satisfying your inner historian, don’t forget your inner naturalist. Cruise around the famed Galápagos archipelago, where you’ll share the shores with every native species from the blue-footed boobies to the pint-size penguin. A meet-and-greet with a colony of sea lions seals the deal on this wondrous extension to your Peru vacation.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City LIMA, PERU
End CityGUAYAQUIL

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Cusco
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Guayaquil
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Quito
  • Sacred Valley
  • Santa Cruz Island

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU

Welcome to Lima! Arrive in Lima and meet your Globus representative.

Day 2: LIMA–PUERTO MALDONADO–HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN

Back to Nature Fly to Puerto Maldonado, capital of Madre de Dios and the entry to Peru’s Amazon Jungle. Embark on a motorboat ride up the Madre de Dios River to view the exotic wildlife. Arrive at your Amazon Jungle lodge and meet your Naturalist. After settling in,...

Day 3: HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN

All Creatures Great & Small This morning, take a nature walk with your Naturalist through Tambopata National Reserve and a dugout canoe ride around Lake Sandoval in search of native flora and fauna. Learn about the reserve’s conservation efforts and the animals ...

Day 4: HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN

A Cultivating Culture A short boat ride brings you to a native farm where farmers use ancient methods to grow crops. Learn about local cultivation techniques, intriguing medicinal uses by local communities, and taste some of the produce. This afternoon, you can fish ...

Day 5: HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN–PUERTO MALDONADO–LIMA

Peruvian Pleasures Return to Puerto Maldonado and fly to Lima where you will be met by your Globus representative. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE Take in your last views of the Amazon rainforest when you cruise through the waterways back to Puerto Maldonado. Spot monkeys, birds, reptiles, and other fauna on your cruise back to the city.

Day 6: LIMA

Legendary Lima This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking tour. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery with its splendid 17t...

Day 7: LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Empire of the Andes Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages and see the ancient site...

Day 8: SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU

Mystery on the Mountain This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, followed by [LF] a visit to a local home, meet some of the area’s families, and experience their way of life in the Sacred Valley. Then, board the Vistadome train for a scenic journey thr...

Day 9: MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO

Here Comes the Sun A morning at leisure in Machu Picchu allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu with your second included entrance to the ruins. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by train and continue to Cusco. (Breakfast,Lunch)

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Day 10: CUSCO

Sun Worship & Spanish Conquests On your guided sightseeing tour of Cusco today, learn more about the Inca and Spanish influence. Begin at the heart of Cusco in the Plaza de Armas (main square), with a visit to the imposing Cathedral, where construction began in ...

Day 11: CUSCO–LIMA–QUITO, ECUADOR

Welcome to Ecuador! Fly to Quito where you will be met by a Globus representative. Free time this evening. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Centrally located across from the nightly craft market in El Ejido Park and near the Casa de la Cultura...

Day 12: QUITO

Quintessential Quito On an included city tour, see Independence Square with its Cathedral and San Francisco Plaza Church, and the Basilica. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Ecuador’s capital city of San Francisco de Quito stands on the ruins o...

Day 13: QUITO–BALTRA (EMBARKATION)–GALÁPAGOS CRUISING

Expedition Extraordinaire Fly to Baltra and visit the highlands of Santa Cruz, marked by extinct volcanoes, lava tubes, and astonishing plant life. Here, witness giant tortoises in a natural reserve and learn about efforts to conserve these ancient creatures. Contin...

Day 14: CRUISING: GENOVESA ISLAND

For the Birds Your Naturalist guided tour take you up Prince Philip’s Steps, where you will see large nesting colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies, as well as many other fascinating feathered locals. After lunch on board, visit Darwin Bay to observe frigatebird...

Day 15: CRUISING: SOUTH PLAZA & SANTA FÉ

Natural Selections On South Plaza Island, take a walk through an impressive cactus forest populated with land and marine iguanas. Due to the proximity of land iguanas and marine iguanas here, this is the only place on Earth where you will find the Galápagos hybrid ig...

Day 16: CRUISING: BACHAS BEACH–BALTRA (DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL

Beach Beauties Your final visit takes you to Bachas Beach named for some wrecked World War II barges whose ribs are still visible in the sand. This site offers great swimming, a lovely walk along the shore, and a visit to a lagoon with wading birds, marine iguanas, ...

Day 17: GUAYAQUIL

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima AirportConnected by pedestrian bridge to the Jorge Chavez International Airport, the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport is ideally located for guests overnighting in Lima before continuing on to another Peruvian city. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, 24-hour fitness facilities, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and complimentary Wi-Fi. LimaPeruAv Elmer Faucett S/N, Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge ChavezInkaterra Hacienda ConcepcionThe lodge sits deep within the heart of Peru's Amazon, located between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the Madre de Dios River. The grounds of the lodge cover 819 hectares of mostly primary rainforest, with a natural oxbow lake making it home to diverse ecosystems, tropical plants, and wildlife. The design combines classic rainforest hacienda furniture with modern more casual features to create a comfortable, fresh but stylish environment. Guests will live an Amazonian experience surrounded by an array of wildlife and native flora. Puerto MaldonadoPeruTambopata National ParkCasa Andina Select MirafloresThis hotel welcomes you to Lima in comfort and style. It is located in the center of Lima's bustling district of Miraflores, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, and other Lima attractions. The excellent Casa Andina Select Miraflores exudes sophistication and comfort, focusing on personalized service and great amenities.LimaPeruCalle Schell 452Sonesta Posadas del Inca - Sacred Valley - YucayBursting with character, the Sonesta Posadas del Inca hotel is the leader in boutique hotels in the Sacred Valley. Featuring a rustic ambiance with modern comforts, dynamite local cuisine, and friendly service, it makes for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable places in the world. The colonial-style former monastery is surrounded by views of the Andes and beautiful gardens - a leisurely and soothing escape.Sacred ValleyPeruPlaza Manco 11 De Yucay 123El Mapi by InkaterraSmart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo. The hotel welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, hot-water pond, gift shop, Internet, and laundry service. Machu PicchuPeruAv Pachacutec 109Sonesta Hotel CuscoThe Sonesta Hotel Cusco features a modern contemporary décor and a fine dining restaurant serving classic Peruvian cuisine. It is within blocks of a handicraft market, Plaza de Armas, shops, and restaurants. CuscoPeruAv. El Sol 954Hilton Colon Quito (SAT)The Hilton Colon Quito hotel is 10 minute walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This modern hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, outdoor heated pool, 5 restaurants/lounges, laundry service, concierge, florist, barber shop, and gift shop.QuitoEcuadorAve Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1Hilton Colon Guayaquil - SATCombining excellent service and a laid-back resort feel, Hilton Colon Guayaquil is conveniently located only a few minutes from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport. The hotel is the perfect retreat for those traveling to and from the Galapagos Islands. GuayaquilEcuadorAv Francisco de Orellana Mz 111,

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