DAY 01: LIMA
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free day to enjoy the city and go shopping in
malls and craft markets.
DAY 02: LIMA
In the morning we will have a tour through Lima's streets and plazas. Startin
g at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a
spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture.
Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city. After this, we go on to the Main Sq
uare where the
Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco
convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs. After the tour return to your hotel.
the day at leisure.
DAY 03: LIMA / CUSCO (City Tour)
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive
city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its
panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San
Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the
whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnifice
nce; this temple, whose Quechua
name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit
the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans' neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc s
stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop's Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle
Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial
DAY 04: CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY(Full day tour to Sacred Valley and Pisac)
The Sacred Inca Valley welcomes us this day. We will stop at Awanacancha, a complex where we will be able to feed
Andean camelid: the llamas and alpacas, and also a great opportunity to chat with the local people who will show us
their weaving and dyeing of their traditional textiles. We will then go to the Colonial and Inca Pisac. Discover one of
the most beautiful Inca archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley, strategically located on top of the mountain that
dominates the Colonial town of Pisac. Free time to buy handicrafts and explore the town. Buffet lunch. Visit to the
store of artist and sculptor Pablo Seminario.
DAY 05: SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU (Tour to Machu Picchu)
Our adventure journey takes us now to less explored treasures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First stop: Moray, a
place with breathtaking views thanks to its colossal concentric terraces resembling a coliseum. What did they use it
for? The terraces recreated 20 different types of microclimates, and they were studied to ensure the agricultural
production of the empire. We will continue our journey to Maras, the millenary colonial salt m ines. The contrast of the
white pools against the green valley is so impressive that it resembles a postcard. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, we
will head towards the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, where you can see the technique with which the
Incas work the stone. It is now time to catch the train at the Ollantaytambo station. We will arrive in Aguas Calientes
where our trained staff will welcome and assist us on getting settled in one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes (now,
Machu Picchu town).
DAY 06: MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
We will board the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and
its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, cerem onial shrines, steps and
urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At
the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by train and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 07: CUSCO / LIMA / QUITO
Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Quito, Ecuador. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 08: QUITO (City Tour)
Breakfast. We start the day with a panoramic route among the banking and financial areas, shopping malls and La
Mariscal neighborhood, where most of hotels are located. We continue towards the Historic Centre of the City where
the following attractions will be visited: "El Panecillo" (entrance included), beautiful place from where a sight of colonial
and modern Quito will be taken; San Francisco church, which was built in the XVII century; "La Ronda" , colonial
neighborhood; Plaza de la Independencia (Independence square), walking through the colonial streets we´ll find the
Cathedral, the Government's Palace and La Compañía Church, where adornments and gold altars can be
appreciated. Free time for lunch at the Historic Centre. Visit to the Basilica Church, brief explication. (Entrance to
churches are not included)
DAY 09: QUITO / GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Santa Cruz)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra (2 hours flight). Passengers are picked up at the airport by our naturalist
guides and taken on a ten minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend.
Afternoon: Dry landing. A 45-minute bus ride will take us to the Santa Cruz highlands, located to the northwest of
Puerto Ayora, where we will find a natural reserve with giant tortoises. These enormous and slow-moving reptiles are
responsible for the island's name and therefore approaching them in their humid and forested abode is always an
inspiring adventure. They can weigh between 250 and 300 kg and can live up to 150-200 years. Additionally, travelers
can walk inside surprising lava tubes; we also visit Pit Craters created from the collapse of surface materials into
chamber fissures underground. It's a great place spot to spot Vermilion Flycatcher as we walk inside an endemic
DAY 10: EGAS PORT / SALT MINES (Santiago) / BARTOLOME ISLAND
Wet landing on a beach of black volcanic sand, visited by Darwin in 1835. The first section of the trail is comprised of
volcanic ash (eroded tuff) and the other half of partially uneven terrain is comprised of volcanic basaltic rock lounging
The unique, truly striking layered terrain of Santiago's shores is home to a variety of resident and migrant birds,
including the bizarre Yellow-crowned Night Heron and astounding array of marine wildlife including lobster, starfish
and marine iguanas grazing on algae beds alongside Sally Light-foot Crabs.
Colonies of endemic fur seals swimming in cool water pools formed by volcanic rocks are also a highlight.
Snorkeling here offers rarities such as octopus and squid. We organize optional visits to the Salt Mines where you can
observe the two species of sea lions: fur and Galapagos sea lions.
Afternoon: Dry landing in Bartolome Island. We discover a fascinating moonscape formed by different volcanic
parasitic cones —lava bombs, spatter, cinder cones —as we hike to the summit for impressive views of the
surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone Pinnacle Rock. We also encounter marine iguanas and lava
Beach time is a great opportunity to snorkel and see (perhaps swim with) Galapagos Penguins, sea turtles and Whitetipped Reef Sharks among a great variety of colorful fish. For many visitors, this may turn out to be the best of
snorkeling experiences; the water here is generally clear, without too much
surf and full of marine life. Due to its geographical location, the lack of vegetation is immediately noticeable. Pioneer
plants are observed, so called because they are the first to establish roots on new ground. They include Tiquilia
nesiotica (which isendemic to the island) and Chamaesyce (known as sand mat or spurge in English), lava cactus,
and Scalesia bushes. Behind the beach we have dunes covered by mangroves.
DAY 11: DRAGON HILL (Santa Cruz) / NORTH SEYMOUR
Dry landing. We walk by a brackish lagoon where feeding flamingos can be occasionally found. The trail leads across
typical dry zone vegetation up to Dragon Hill, an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely
views of the anchorage and neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin's finches, Yellow
Warblers and Galapagos Doves.
Afternoon: Dry landing. This is perhaps one of the busiest tourist destinations on the archipelago. Off of Baltra Island
(where the airport is located) and not far from Santa Cruz, North Seymour is the most accessible for day trips out of
Santa Cruz's main port, Puerto Ayora. An approximately two hour walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed
boobies, magnificent and great frigatebirds, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in depth encounter with sea bird breeding
cycles and as well as sea lions. You will also encounter sea lions, land iguanas, and on a lucky day, you might even
come across a Galapagos Snake.
DAY 12: BALTRA AIRPORT / QUITO
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito. Arrival in Quito and transfer to your hotel, rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 13: QUITO - END OF THE TOUR
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport.