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  • 29 May- 2 Jun, 2022. Peru tour extension to the May 17-29, 2022 Galapagos and Ecuador Adventure 29 May - 02 Jun 2022 from £2,199 Book Now
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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: PERU EXTENSION TO THE GALAPAGOS & ECUADOR ADVENTURE
Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights.
Flight information: Your international flights will arrive into Quito Airport, Ecuador [UIO] for the start of the tour. Your departing flights will depart from Cusco International Airport, Peru [CUZ] on Day 5 of the Peru extension.
Pickup location: Quito Airport, Ecuador [UIO]

Overview

31 Oct - 4 Nov, 2021 - Sold Out
and 29 May - 2 Jun, 2022

Extend your stay to see the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in Peru after your luxury cruise around the Galapagos Islands.

Visit the cloud forests of Ecuador and Cruise the Galapagos Islands, soaking up the unique beauty of this region of the Earth. Our journey starts with a four-day stay on the Ecuador mainland, exploring the culture and cloud forests of Quito, Ecuador. Then we journey on a small and intimate cruise of the Galapagos Islands aboard the mega catamaran M/S Cormorant www.cormorantgalapagos-cruise.com The Cormorant has only 8 double cabins for guests, guaranteeing you an intimate exploration and making the most of what this environment has to offer.

An adventure through the archepelago which inspired Charles Darwin to write ‘On The Origin Of Species’ is almost guaranteed to leave you feeling invigorated and make you think and feel differently about the world.

Itinerary

PRE-JOURNEY - Your international flights will arrive into Quito Airport, Ecuador [UIO] for the start of the tour. Your departing flights will depart from Cusco International Airport, Peru [CUZ] on Day 5 of the Peru extension.

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Peru, Flights to Cusco
DAY 2 - Cusco City Tour & DINNER AND SHOW
DAY 3 - Cusco to The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
DAY 4 - Machu Picchu, return to Cusco
DAY 5 - Goodbye to Peru and Home
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DAY 1 - Peru, Flights to Cusco

Today we depart Ecuador and board our flights to Cusco, Peru. When we arrive in Cusco we will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel where we will have some time at leisure to allow our bodies to adjust to the higher altitude.

Included meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Htl 4* Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco by Wyndham: Colonial  

DAY 2 - Cusco City Tour & DINNER AND SHOW

Today we will enjoy a half day city tour, taking in the best view of the city from atop Cerro Pukamoqo (Red Peak). We will visit the nearby Fortaleza de Sacsayhuamán (Fortress of Sacsayhuamán). This is a colossal structure of enormous stones which have been carved and fitted together in antiquity with incredible precision. There will also be a stop off at the Mercado de San Pedro (Market of St. Peter), which being the city’s main street market will give you an opportunity to get to know the products of Cusco. The sights, aromas, tastes, and colours of this region can be overwhelming- you may just want to sit and watch the world go by, enjoying a hot drink and soaking up the atmosphere.

Our tour will also take in one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Korikancha (the Golden Temple) - a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. You will complete the day with a stroll through the Cusco Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where you can visit the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Tonight we'll enjoy the best combination of Peruvian Novo-andenean dinner and folkloric show.

Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner 
Accommodation: Htl 4* Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco by Wyndham: Colonial  

DAY 3 - Cusco to The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

This morning, we will continue the trip toward the Sacred Valley. First stop will be at Pisac, a beautiful place where Incan and Colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created a unique way of life for the local inhabitants. You will get a chance to explore this quaint town, famous for its artisan markets where you can find extraordinarily fine jewellery and ceramic and textile craftwork. Afterwards, we visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. Discover the large archeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.

This afternoon we will take our private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station to take the vistadome train to Aguas Calientes.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Htl 5* Machu Picchu Hotel Sumaq Luxury Edition : Sumaq Deluxe Garden View  

DAY 4 - Machu Picchu, return to Cusco

Today you'll visit the Santuario Histórico de Machu Picchu (Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu) with a resident guide. You will board a bus that will take you to the entrance gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu, rediscovered by Hiram Bingham more than a century ago. Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, with its architectural beauty, spectacular natural landscapes and the energy held in its enigmatic structures - it will take your breath away. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incans as you explore the magical citadel with a local guide. After the tour, you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.

After our amazing tour of the citadel, you'll board the return train at Aguas Calientes Station for the journey back to Cusco. Transfer back to our hotel from the train station and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Htl 4* Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco by Wyndham: Colonial  

DAY 5 - Goodbye to Peru and Home

After breakfast we will be transferred to Cusco Airport to take tour flights back to London and home.

Included meals: Breakfast  
Accommodation: none 

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What's included

  • ATOL Protection
  • International flights departing London [LHR/LGW] arriving into Quito Airport, Ecuador [UIO] on Day 1 for your main tour. Departing flight will depart Cusco [CUZ] on Day 5 of the tour extension.
  • One way flights from Quito, Ecuador [UIO] to Cusco, Peru [CUZ] including transfers to/from the airport.
  • Meet & Greet at the airport on arrival in Cusco
  • 4* Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • A qualified and experienced English speaking guide.
  • Transport in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.

What's not included

  • Transfers on arrival or departure, to/from the airport(s), outside of the tour dates.
  • Drinks.
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas, travel and medical insurance.
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in price above.
  • Any meals not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Any optional activities offered.
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements

Important information

  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2-3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Final payments are due 14 days prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.
  • Please consult your doctor for advice on vaccinations and innoculations before travel.
  • We can provide you with a list of recommended tipping scales if you wish, or suggest an all-inclusive tips package that we will distribute fairly to ensure the best possible service.
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Available journeys:

  • 29 May- 2 Jun, 2022. Peru tour extension to the May 17-29, 2022 Galapagos and Ecuador Adventure 29 May - 02 Jun 2022 from £2,199 Book Now
  • 12-16 Jun, 2022. Peru tour extension to the 31 May-12 Jun, 2022 Galapagos and Ecuador Adventure 31 May - 12 Jun 2022 from £2,199 Book Now
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