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Incas, Amazon and Galapagos

Peru & Ecuador in 18 Days, 17 Nights in Destination

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The best choice for lovers of wildlife and culture, this trip includes the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu and a stay in the Amazon rainforest!

Trip Highlights

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    Amazon
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    Galapagos Islands
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    Guayaquil
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    Middle of the World Monument
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    Quilotoa
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    Quito
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    Cusco
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    Lima
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    Machu Picchu
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    Sacred Valley

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

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  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 17 Nights

Itinerary

Explore Lima and  uncover the mysteries of the Sacred Valley and the Inca capital of Cuzco before discover Machu Picchu. Then, arrive in Ecuador and touch down in Quito, before being amazed by the Amazon in Tena. Fly to San Cristobal, your gateway to the Galapagos Islands and end your adventure in Guayaquil.

1st Day: 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 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
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98 Reviews

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2nd Day: Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre 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. Next, stop in the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. 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.

***Pack of 3 optional excursions: make the most of your trip to Peru by adding to your experience a pack of three great optional excursions that include a full day excursion to the Sacred Valley, a dinner and unforgettable show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum.

Accommodation

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

98 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Light

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Optional
Pack of 3 Optional Excursions: Sacred Valley, Dinner Show & Larco Museum
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Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Light

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Visit to the Larco Museum

Light

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3rd Day: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley, on the way stop at Museo Sulca, a textile exhibition center where you can admire various fabrics and ceramics inspired by Pre-Inca and Inca cultures. Here, you can see the funerary blankets of Paracas, as well as exact replicas of the Khipus, Tocapus and Inca Ceramics from Chancay and Nazca. Continue to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in the Sacred Valley.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Urubamba or similar
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426 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Sulca Museum

Light

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4th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
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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 Sacred Valley.

*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 Urubamba or similar
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426 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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5th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in the Sacred Valley, an area in the Andean Highlands famed as the heart of the ancient Inca Empire. We recommend an optional Sacred Valley Excursion to experience the best of the region. * At the indicated time, transfer back to Cuzco. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cuzco. 

Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion: Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Rojas Inn or similar
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286 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

Moderate

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6th Day: Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinating half-day tour of Cuzco. Begin in the iconic Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the city and sampling the local cuisine. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

*Optional dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant: A perfect occasion to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the heart of Cusco, with magnificent views of the Plaza de Armas and a lively and colorful show with live music and traditional dances.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Rojas Inn or similar
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286 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Cusco Tour

Moderate

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Dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant

Light

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7th Day: Cuzco - Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

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

98 Reviews

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8th 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 overnight stay in Quito.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Alameda or similar
tripadvisor rating

1040 Reviews

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9th Day: Quito - Tena - Amazon
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning take a guided Quito city tour to get to know the capital's most emblematic sights. Admire the colonial-era architecture and picturesque plazas and stroll through the narrow streets of the city center. In the afternoon leave Quito behind as you set off into the Ecuadorian highlands and down into the rainforest, headed for Tena, in the Amazon. Continue through verdant landscapes towards the lodge, in the heart of the jungle. Arrive in time for dinner. Overnight in Tena.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Suchipakari Lodge or similar
tripadvisor rating

232 Reviews

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Activities

included
Quito City Tour

Moderate

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10th Day: Amazon
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Enjoy an early breakfast before setting off for a wildlife walk through the secondary rainforest of the Amazon. Look out for tropical wildlife and appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of the jungle. Return to the lodge for lunch before enjoying the afternoon at your leisure with the opportunity to join in optional Amazon activities organized at the lodge. Once the sun sets, enjoy a fascinating night walk to admire the nocturnal wildlife as the rainforest comes to life. Dinner and overnight stay in the Amazon.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Suchipakari Lodge or similar
tripadvisor rating

232 Reviews

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Activities

included
Night-walk in Tena

Light

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Wildlife walk in Tena

Moderate

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11th Day: Amazon - Tena - Middle of the World - Quito
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After breakfast at the lodge, return to Tena and continue your journey, heading back towards the capital. Along the way, visit the Middle of the World Monument, on the equator, where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere! Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Quito.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Alameda or similar
tripadvisor rating

1040 Reviews

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Activities

included
Middle of the World Monument

Light

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12th Day: Quito
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day in Quito at your leisure, exploring the city or simply taking some time to enjoy the beautiful climate and natural environment. We recommend enjoying our excursion to Otavalo*. Overnight stay in Quito.

 

*Optional Otavalo Day Tour: Full-day tour to various towns in the Andean highlands where you’ll discover some of the local gastronomy and traditional way of life. Start off your experience by tasting the interesting Cherimoya fruits in Guayllabamba, carry on to try the local biscuits made by the community in Cayambe. You will then be guided around the indigenous markets in Otavalo, Peguche and Cotacachi and get to know the story of the native people.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Alameda or similar
tripadvisor rating

1040 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full-day Otavalo Tour

Light

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13th Day: Quito - Galapagos (San Cristobal)
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the airport this morning for a flight to the Galapagos Islands, a true wonder of nature known for its immense biodiversity! San Cristobal is the easternmost Galapagos island and is home to a rich array of unique wildlife, such as blue and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas and Galapagos sea lions. It's also the island that Charles Darwin first explored during his research into the islands. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and get comfortable before setting off on a brief afternoon tour of Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos Province. Explore this quaint coastal community and get to know its most important sights. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax before your adventure continues tomorrow. Alternatively, choose our Culinary Experience package to take part in a Ceviche-making workshop in a local restaurant near the beach of Playa Mann!* Overnight stay in San Cristobal.

*Optional Beach Cooking Class in San Cristobal: Learn how to cook the traditional Galapagos dish of ceviche with this guided cooking class in a local restaurant near the beach of Mann Beach, known for its friendly sea lions! Use authentic ingredients to craft a delicious dish whilst listening to fascinating insights about Galapagos life from the locals. And of course, you can enjoy your homemade ceviche at the end of class!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
hotel Casa Opuntia or similar
tripadvisor rating

309 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tour of Baquerizo Moreno

Moderate

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Optional
Prepare your own local Ceviche near the beach
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14th Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal)
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a full-day tour of San Cristobal to explore the delights of the island. Visit Galapaguera, home to amazing giant tortoises and observe diverse species of sea birds from Puerto Chino. The white sand here is perfect for a short rest before continuing to La Loberia, home to a large colony of sea lions who can be seen resting on the rocks. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in San Cristobal.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
hotel Casa Opuntia or similar
tripadvisor rating

309 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-day tour of San Cristobal

Moderate

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15th Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal)
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After breakfast at the hotel, the day is free for you to explore the Galapagos at your own.  Overnight stay in San Cristobal.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
hotel Casa Opuntia or similar
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309 Reviews

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16th Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal) - Guayaquil
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Breakfast at the hotel. Head back to the mainland, with a flight from San Cristobal airport. Arrive in Guayaquil, and join a shared transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the Pacific Coast. Later, enjoy a walking tour of the city, visiting the Malecon, Paque Iguanas and Las Peñas neighbourhood. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel River Garden - Stan... or similar
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168 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Guayaquil

Light

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17th Day: Guayaquil
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Breakfast at the hotel. The day is at your leisure to do some last-minute souvenir shopping, relax in the arty neighbourhood of Santa Ana Hill. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel River Garden - Stan... or similar
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168 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Boat Excursion to Puerto El Morro
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18th 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 the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

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

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 2 in Lima

Enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent.

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

Physical rating:

Light

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Please note that the museum is open until 18:00. If your flight arrives after 16:00 you will not be able to visit the museum.

Visit to the Sulca Museum

Included activity for day 3 in Cusco

Make a quick stop at the Sulca Textile House Museum and familiarize yourself with the fabrics and pieces from ancient Peru and their ancestral techniques dating all the way back to Pre-Columbian Inca.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

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 4 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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Half-Day Cusco Tour

Included activity for day 6 in Cusco

Embark on this tour of Cuzco and acquaint yourself with the most iconic locations of the city; from the San Pedro Market and the Plaza de Armas to the Cathedral and Koricancha Temple.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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.
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Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant

Suggested activity for day 2 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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Visit to the Larco Museum

Suggested activity for day 2 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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Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Pack of 3 Optional Excursions: Sacred Valley, Dinner Show & Larco Museum

Suggested activity for day 2 in Sacred Valley

Make the most of your time in Peru with this great value pack of three optional excursions including a full-day Sacred Valley excursion, an unforgettable dinner and show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum!

Physical rating:

Light

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Upgrade to a Panoramic Train

Suggested activity for day 4

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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The price includes

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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 Train. **
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  • 17 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 17 Breakfasts and Full board in Amazon.
  • Transfers.
  • 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

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

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

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.

ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

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

*Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

** 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.

If you are interested in travelling on a date not included on our departures calendar, please contact our Customer Service Department.

We strongly recommend you consult your healthcare provider regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness.

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

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.
  • 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 cancelled 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.

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