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Essential Treasures of Peru & Ecuador

Peru & Ecuador in 14 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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Journey through South America in this action-packed trip to Peru and Ecuador! Tick off bucket-list classics, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu, and explore the capital cities of Lima and Quito.

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    Guayaquil
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    Quito
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    San Cristobal Island
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    Cusco
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    Lima
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    Machu Picchu

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the ancient Inca civilization in beautiful Peru. Explore Lima, the gastronomic capital and try its iconic ceviche, fall in love with the culture and landscape of Cusco and take the train to iconic Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world. Next, discover Quito, the oldest capital in South America and try to spot giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands.

1st Day: Start your journey to Peru & Ecuador.

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Start your journey to Peru & Ecuador. As there is a time difference you may lose a day during the outward journey, but this will be recouped on your return trip back home. Don’t worry, you are not in-flight for two days.

2nd Day: UK/Ireland - Lima

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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Lima*. Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel**, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

**If your flight arrives in Lima in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 2:00 p.m, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
tripadvisor rating

100 Reviews

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3rd Day: Lima

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and fascinating city tour of Lima, including its Historic Center and the Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center.

Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Stop in the Parque del Amor, where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, we recommend taking part in either an optional visit to the Larco Museum* or a dinner at a traditional Peruvian restaurant**. Overnight stay in Lima.

*Optional visit to the Larco Museum: visit this private museum of pre-Columbian art to explore the history and culture of Peru through an array of outstanding collections of art pieces.

**Optional dinner at Huaca Pucllana: a famous establishment in Lima ideal to enjoy the best of Peruvian gastronomy in a one-of-a-kind setting that includes views of a pre-Inca pyramid.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
tripadvisor rating

100 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Light

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Optional
Visit to the Larco Museum

Light

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Optional
Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Light

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4th Day: Lima - Cuzco

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure; take this time to acclimate to your new surroundings. Alternatively, we recommend an optional panoramic city tour at night with an included pisco sour workshop*.

*Optional Private Panoramic Night Tour of Cusco with Pisco Sour Workshop: Get to know Cusco by night in this panoramic tour where you will familiarize yourself with the city’s top attractions, including Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun god. You will then head towards the Main Plaza to take part in a Pisco Sour workshop in a renowned bar in the city.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Cuzco or similar
tripadvisor rating

328 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Private Night City Tour of Cusco and Pisco Sour Workshop

Light

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5th Day: Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an exciting day awaits you in Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo to travel by train to Aguas Calientes* (Machu Picchu village) and enjoy the beautiful green mountain scenery along the way.

Once there, transfer by bus to the ancient Inca city of the Citadel for approximately a 2:30h visit which may take place in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Enjoy the spectacular views of this Peruvian treasure built in the 15th century at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. 

Return by bus to Aguas Calientes and, depending on the return train schedule, you will have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Travel by train back to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cuzco.

*The reservation includes a standard category train (Expedition train or Voyager train). You have the option to add a supplement to travel on a higher category train (360º train or Vistadome train) in the next step of the booking process.

Please note: In order to offer this tour, it is the passenger's responsibility to send us a copy of his/her passport at least 55 days in advance; otherwise, we cannot guarantee the visit to Machu Picchu (tickets are limited and subject to availability).

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Cuzco or similar
tripadvisor rating

328 Reviews

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Activities

included
Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

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Optional
Upgrade to a Panoramic Train
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6th Day: Cuzco - Lima

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer from the hotel to the airport to board a flight to Lima. As the capital of the country, Lima offers award-winning Peruvian gastronomy, two miles of parks along the Pacific coast, museums and gorgeous colonial Plaza de Armas.

Upon arrival, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Take this time to explore the capital of Peru at your own pace. Overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Arawi Miraflores Express or similar
tripadvisor rating

100 Reviews

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7th Day: Lima - Quito

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Quito. Arrive in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and a city famed for its high vantage point in the Andean mountains and its ancient Incan significance. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Use this time to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. Overnight stay in Quito.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Alameda or similar
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1043 Reviews

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8th Day: Quito

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the entirety of the day at your leisure; the perfect opportunity to explore all the beauty this magnificent city has to offer. Why not sample delicious Ecuadorian classics in the many bars, restaurants and cafes at your disposal?

Alternatively, we recommend you take part in either an optional half-day tour of the Historic Center with a fruit tasting in the Quito Market* and/or an excursion to the Middle of the World Monument**. Overnight stay in Quito.

*Optional Half-Day Historic Centre Tour & Fruit Tasting at Quito Market: Begin with a guided tour of the historic center, to learn more about the history of this thriving Andean capital. Continue to one of the largest markets in Quito and discover the rich variety of Ecuadorian fruits and delicacies with an authentic fruit tasting tour. 

**Optional Middle of the World Monument Excursion: Take a photo with one foot in each hemisphere against the backdrop of a mesmerizing mountain landscape. Visit the Museo Solar Intiñán, which features an interactive tour, and then enjoy a chaguarmishqui tasting at the Museo de la Experiencia del Agave to learn about the versatile and delicious plant used to make this ancient drink.

Please note: None of these activities overlap, therefore it is possible to book all of them.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Alameda or similar
tripadvisor rating

1043 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Half-Day Historic Centre Tour & Fruit Tasting at Quito Market

Moderate

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Half day excursion in the middle of the world in Museo Intiñan

Light

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9th Day: Quito - San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands

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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer to the airport in Quito to board a flight to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arriving at San Cristobal Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. You will then meet with one of our staff members to get briefed on the next few days of your trip including a quick description of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital city of the Galapagos province.

Later, you will go for a walk with our representative as they give you further insight into the natural treasures of the islands before taking part in a cooking class on the beach where you will learn how to prepare the traditional Galapagos dish of ceviche.

This guided cooking class will take place in a local restaurant near Mann Beach, known for its friendly sea lions! Use authentic ingredients to craft this delicious meal while listening to the fascinating stories of life on the island from locals. And of course, you can enjoy your homemade ceviche at the end of class! Overnight stay in San Cristobal.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Galapagos Planet Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

93 Reviews

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Activities

included
Prepare your own local Ceviche near the beach
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10th Day: San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, begin your adventure visiting the stunning Loberia Beach for a relaxing start to your day. To get to the beach, you will first be picked up by a taxi and then hike to your destination where you'll encounter land iguanas, various birds and flora typical of the region. Once at the beach, you can enjoy the view, swim/snorkel among sea lions, and if you're lucky, also spot marine iguanas and turtles.

Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure exploring the island at your own pace. Alternatively, we recommend you take part in our optional half-day tour snorkeling in Isla Lobos*. Overnight stay in San Cristobal. 

*Optional Half-Day Tour with Snorkel in Isla Lobos: Board a boat to visit Isla Lobo where you will encounter blue-footed boobies, sea lions, sea turtles and rays before getting to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters of this island. From here, make your way to Ochoa Beach to relax, swim and take in the beauty of this stunning landscape. Lunch is included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Galapagos Planet Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

93 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Excursion to Loberia Beach with Snorkeling

Light

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Optional
Half-Day Tour with Snorkeling in Isla Lobos

Moderate

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11th Day: San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the beautiful island at your leisure. Alternatively, we recommend you take part in one of our two optional excursions of the day: either a visit to Kicker Rock for some snorkeling* or a visit to San Cristobal’s highlands**. Overnight stay in San Cristobal. 

*Optional Excursion to Kicker Rock with Snorkeling: Early in the morning sail to the lava formation in the middle of the sea where you will walk around to observe different species of birds that use this rock as a resting place for nesting. From here, enjoy some leisurely time to snorkel and try to catch a glimpse of different shark species (including hammerheads!), turtles, rays and more.

After this, continue to Manglecito Beach, a white coral beach offering the opportunity to walk and swim in its shallow waters and take in the beauty of this stunning location. Lunch is included.

**Optional Full-Day Highlands & Giant Tortoises Excursion: Discover the wildlife-rich highlands or 'Altos' of San Cristobal island! Begin at the white-sand beach of Puerto Chino before taking a short nature hike to visit the sea lion colony and spot blue-footed boobies!

An uphill walk rewards you with excellent views of the surrounding landscapes before travelling to La Galapaguera, a Galapagos Tortoise hatchery where wooden walkways allow you to walk amongst these gentle giants.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Galapagos Planet Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

93 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full-Day Highlands & Giant Tortoises Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Excursion Kicker Rock with Snorkeling

Moderate

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12th Day: San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be departing the island of San Cristobal. Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador located on the Pacific coast. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure; take this time to explore the city. Perhaps now would be a good time to go last-minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel River Garden - Stan... or similar
tripadvisor rating

172 Reviews

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13th Day: Guayaquil - Night on board

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to UK/Ireland. Night on board *.

* Depending on the flight departure time you may arrive back in UK/Ireland today.

14th Day: UK/Ireland

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Arrive in UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Included activities

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Please note that the schedule may vary if you purchase other activities for the same day.

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Included activity for day 3 in Lima

Tour through the modern districts of Miraflores and San Isidro and the historic center to enjoy the incredible colonial legacy. Visit to the Chocolate Museum and stop at the Parque del Amor.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Schedule determined by reserved frequency. Please note that the train transfer will be by Expedition or Voyager train, depending on availability.

Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

Included activity for day 5 in Machu Picchu

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world! Discover these ancient Inca ruins, perched high in the Andes, for a truly unforgettable experience!

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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Prepare your own local Ceviche near the beach

Included activity for day 9 in Galapagos Islands

Learn how to make your own ceviche with a local near Mann Beach, known for its friendly sea lions! Use authentic ingredients to craft a delicious dish, and of course, you can enjoy your homemade ceviche at the end of class!

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Pick up can be at 9:00 or 12:00, depending on when the sea conditions are more favorable.

Excursion to Loberia Beach with Snorkeling

Included activity for day 10 in La Loberia Beach

Enjoy some time at La Lobería beach on San Cristóbal Island to swim with sea lions, snorkel or simply admire the stunning natural beauty of the surroundings, accompanied by a guide.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Visit to the Larco Museum

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lima

A must-see attraction in Lima, the Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art. Trace the history and culture of Peru as you walk through this historic gallery!

Physical rating:

Light

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Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Suggested activity for day 3 in Lima

A night to remember at this famous Lima establishment. Enjoy elevated Peruvian dishes in an elegant setting, with views of a pre-Incan stepped pyramid.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Private Night City Tour of Cusco and Pisco Sour Workshop

Suggested activity for day 4 in Cusco

Discover the beauty of the capital of Peru at night in this panoramic city tour where you will stop by the city’s most emblematic sites including the Koricancha Temple before heading to a famous bar for a Pisco Sour workshop

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 18:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Upgrade to a Panoramic Train

Suggested activity for day 5

Explore the landscape with panoramic windows and an open-air observatory car where you can enjoy all the beauty of the landscape. This upgrade can be either to the 360ª Train or to the Vistadome, depending on availability.

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Light

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Lima, Guayaquil - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima, Lima - Quito, Quito - San Cristobal, San Cristobal - Guayaquil. *
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  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition or Voyager Train.**
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  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 11 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Galapagos Transit control card (TCC) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park. More information can be found in Offer conditions.

Entrances, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Please Note: Travelers with passports from the following countries are required to present a tourist visa in their country of origin:
 
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burma, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Senegal, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Vietnam, Myanmar and Yemen.

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTAhttps://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTAhttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 

* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** You can choose to upgrade to a different train for this journey in the next step of the booking process.

You will be able to carry 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 5kg. on board the train.

To access the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can bring a personal bag that does not exceed 40x35x20cm. In case it exceeds the indicated measurements, you will be able to keep it during the visit for a price of approx. 2$ per bag. Please note that it is forbidden to enter with plastic bottles or bags.

*** It is the customer's responsibility to send a copy of their passports in time (no less than 55 days before the trip) in order to guarantee the entrance to Macchu Picchu. Note that tickets are subject to a maximum capacity and availability is limited.

We strongly recommend you consult your doctor regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness before you travel.

For the flight to Galapagos we will transfer you to the airport 3 hours in advance in order to complete the required formalities.

Included transfers are to be shared with other travelers. Please also note that drivers often only speak Spanish. 

The itinerary is subject to changes and alterations due to weather conditions or force majeure.

Depending on the weather, the public ferry service in the Galapagos Islands can become quite choppy at times. If you suffer from seasickness, we recommend taking precautions to alleviate your symptoms in case of rough seas.

  • Peru
  • Ecuador
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with at least six months validity.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country.

    • Currency

      Peruvian Sol.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      220V, 60 Hz.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      GMT - 05:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.peru.travel/en-uk/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    Galapagos transit control card (TCC) is mandatory and is checked at the airport in both Quito and Guayaquil before travel to the Galapagos Islands. Cost US$20 per person (subject to change) and made by cash payment.At the airport Galapagos passengers must present their transit control card (TCC) with their passport and pay the entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park. Cost: US$100 per person until July 31, 2024, and from August 1, 2024 US$200 for adults and US$100 for children.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.


    Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

    Car seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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