ECUADOR PERÚ

ECUADOR PERÚ

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AED 8900.00

Until 31 Dec

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Arrival in Quito and transfer to hotel. English speaking assistance Overnight at Hotel Reina Isabel (standard room) OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at the Swissotel (Standard Room) Included: transport, English speaking guide, bedroom
City Colonial The place to start is Colonial Quito, a city of narrow cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed walls and, rising above, the steeples and cupolas of the city´s many spectacularly decorated historic churches. The city has one of the best preserved colonial centers in all South America and its integrity was assured in 1978 when the United Nations declared Quito a World Cultural Heritage site. Morning visit to colonial Quito. We will walk through the Main Plaza, where you will see the Government Palace, La Compania, and some of the most important churches built around the XVI and XVII centuries, including the monastery of San Francisco which was started 5 days after the founding of the city in 1534. Then we will visit La Ronda street, here we will learn about the traditional jobs in the Colonial Quito. At the end of the city tour we will visit the Panecillo hill, where we will be able to admire the famous Panecillo’s virgin and spectacular views of Quito. Later chocolate experience. Ecuador’s unique equatorial climate provides the perfect environment for growing the world’s finest cacao - Cacao Arriba. Cacao has been revered in Latin America for over 5,000 years. Spanish explorers loved it so much they called it the ‘Food of the Gods’. Republica del Cacao´s journey started over ten years ago when they set themselves an ambitious mission, to locally produce the most authentic chocolate, protecting and developing sustainable fine cacao production. Our chocolate experience starts with a guided journey by story through the history of Ecuadorian cacao and a tasting of chocolate. Overnight at Hotel Reina Isabel (Standard room) OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at the Swissotel (Standard Room) Included: breakfast, transport, English speaking guide, entrance fees, excursion, bedroom
Transfer to Quito´s airport to take flight to Galapagos. Suggested flight AV1688 UIO/GPS Departure 10:40 – Arrival 1154 – not include English speaking assistance Arrival in the Galapagos Today we arrive on Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos. This tiny island was a military base during the Second World War and hosts the Islands’ principal airport. The airport was built using the most advanced environmental techniques to reduce emissions and energy use, some of which you’ll notice as you transit through the facility. It was the first ecological airport in the world. Afterwards drive to our exclusive giant tortoise reserve and tented camp is located. Perched high on a hillside overlooking the ocean, Magic Galapagos Tented Camp will be our home for the next two nights. The sounds of nature will be our lullaby in the evenings, and the Milky Way will be our night light. We’ll be able to feast our eyes on the mountains and forest surrounding the lodge, and enjoy the peace of having the entire hillside to ourselves, with the exception of seasonal resident giant tortoises. Watching the colorful sunset from Magic’s western perch is the perfect segue into evening. Dinners are sumptuous three course affairs, prepared by expert chefs in an open-air kitchen in the main lodge. A favorite post-dinner activity is a short walk to the natural lava tubes on the reserve for a night cap in the one-of-a-kind ‘Lava Lounge!’ It’s the perfect spot to relax around the fire and share stories from the day’s adventures. Overnight at Galapagos Magic (double tree house). OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at Galapagos Magic (double tent) Included: breakfast, transport, english speaking guide, bedroom & dinner
Daily Tour on board a motor yacht Embark our motor yacht and enjoy of a daily excursion with a welcoming crew members and knowledgeable naturalist guide, and experience the remote islands in comfort and style. Our daily excursions will take you to experience the Galapagos Islands in a safe and comfortable manner. Check the boat´s weekly itinerary: Mondays and Thursdays visit to North Seymour and Bachas. Tuesdays and Fridays visit to South Plazas. Wednesday visit to Santa Fe Island. Saturdays visit to Bartolome and Sullivan Bay. Sundays visit to Bartolome. ** These excursions are subject to availability and change without prior notification Later drive to Puerto Ayora to spend the night. Overnight at Mainao hotel (Standard room) or similar OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at Hotel Ikala Galapagos (Standard Room) or similar Included: breakfast, transport, excursion, box lunch, bedroom
Optional with extra cost: Half day excursion to Bay Exploration (SIB) – AED 370 per person (Minimum 02 passengers) This morning we will join a Puerto Ayora’s bay exploration, at the main dock we will have a quick 10 minute navigation to la Loberia Island named after a sea lion colony that inhabits there. This small island is a great place to snorkel in amongst sea turtles and a great variety of colorful fish, and for playing with the ever-friendly and inquisitive sea lions. Our next stop will be a hike to the Tunel del Amor (lover’s tunel) with a great viewpoint from where if lucky you can watch resting white-tip sharks. On the way back we will visit Punta Estrada’s dock, where we’ll go on a walk to watch marine iguanas. Overnight at Mainao hotel (Standard room) or similar OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at Hotel Ikala Galapagos (Standard Room) or similar Included: breakfast, transport, bedroom
Transfer to Baltra´s airport to take flight back to continent. Suggested flight EQ192 GPS/GYE Departure 12:30 – Arrival 1520 – not include Arrival in Guayaquil, and transfer to your hotel with English speaking assistance. Night at Unipark (Standard room) OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Night at the Wyndham Guayaquil (Deluxe room) Included: breakfast, transport, bedroom
Transfer to airport to take international connection. Suggested flight AV7390 GYE/LIM Departure 18:27 – Arrival 20:22 – not include Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima Meals included: Breakfast
H/D CITY TOUR (COLONIAL AND MODERN LIMA) A visit to the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. The road passes a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima Meals included: breakfast
At scheduled time, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport to take the departure flight. Suggested flight LA2041 LIM/CUZ Departure 1105 – Arrival 1240 – not include TRANSFER TO THE SACRED VALLEY At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city. Upon arrival in Cusco one of our representatives will meet you and then you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Sacred Valley allows better acclimatization for its lower altitude compare to Cusco city. Rest of the day at leisure to rest and get use to the altitude. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Sacred Valley Meals included: breakfast
SACRED VALLEY TOUR (Authentic Sacred Valley) Discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through this route starting on the Inca's Balcony, a beautiful terrace with an impressive view of Chinchero, where twelves families still preserve their traditional costums, showing you the ancestral way in which they process the wool, and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles. Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will follow to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. At proper time you will board the train to Machu Picchu. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) Meals included: breakfast & lunch
SACRED CITY OF MACHU PICCHU You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip. Once you have arrived at either the Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station, you will be driven to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco Meals included: breakfast and lunch
DAY AT LEISURE IN CUSCO Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisans neighborhood, the Cathedral and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. You can enhance your experience by adding this optional tour for AED 330 per person. PM CITY TOUR, SACSAYHUAMAN, AND NEARBY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES (SIB) You arrive in the city of Cusco and are taken to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free time to rest and to acclimate yourself to the elevation. The afternoon is set aside for a tour of the incredible colonial city, whose buildings the Spanish constructed on top of the foundations of Incan palaces. You begin at the Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun, to witness the exquisite stone work achieved by the Incas. Next stop is the Main Square for a tour of the Cathedral to see its fabulous wood carvings and impressive altars and the lovely Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ). Following that, you head upwards to Sacsayhuaman, a fortress located in a strategic spot high above the city with a view that is absolutely stunning. You will also visit some other archaeological complexes such as Kenko and Tambomachay, and you will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco Meals included: breakfast
Breakfast. At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Suggested flight LA2040 CUZ/LIM Departure 1320 – Arrival 1320-1450 – not include Kindly note that there more options in case you need to fix your international flight to home.

Inclusions

✅ Accommodation

✅ Meals as described in the itinerary

✅ Airport VIP services on arrival

✅ Transfers& ground transportation

✅ Speedboat transfer on a sharing basis

✅ Kayak, SUP and snorkelling equipment

✅ English-speaking naturalist guide

✅ Activities and visits detailed in the itinerary

Exclusions

❌ Flights (all flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands can Speedboat upon request)

❌ Galapagos National Park entrance fee (AED 420 per adult/AED 240 per child under 12)

❌ tourist transit card (AED 130 per person)

❌Beverages, Laundry service

❌ Insurance (prior to your journey please ensure your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin)

❌ Gratuities

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Galapagos Magic Camp

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Unipark Hotel

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El Tambo 1

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San Agustin Urubamba

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Xima Cusco Hotel

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Hotel Reina Isabel

AV. AMAZONAS N23-44 Y VEINTIMILLA, 170150 Quito, Ecuador

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El MaPi by Inkaterra

Av. Pachacutec 109, 084 Machu Picchu, Peru