• Save 10% on Select Departures – Book & Pay in Full by Jan 17, 2019

    Save up to 10% - ends Jan 17, 2019
  • AARP Members Save an additional $100 per person

    AARP Members Save an additional $100 pp
  • Additional Savings for Past Travelers

    Additional Savings for Past Travelers

Land of the Incas

12 Days from $3,836 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

Explore the vastness of Peru—traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America's largest lake, the birthplace of the sun.

Print Itinerary

Overview

Explore the vastness of Peru—traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America's largest lake, the birthplace of the sun.

  1. The Capital of the New World extends a warm welcome. Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores, where you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. this evening.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Hilton Miraflores
  2. Ease into Lima life with a leisurely morning to enjoy the city. Next, you'll connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro's “City of Kings,” joining your Local Specialist for a city tour that reveals Lima's colonial splendor. Admire the UNESCO-listed Historic Center and see the Church of San Francisco, delving into its hidden catacombs, religious art museum and extensive library. Later, you'll embark on a scenic walk through Miraflores and soak up the local sights and sounds.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  3. We'll fly to Cusco this morning, the gateway to Peru's treasured Sacred Valley, where we'll dive into culture, meeting a Shaman who will perform a special ceremony to welcome us to Peru. We connect with locals next over a Be My Guest lunch, learning about the culture surrounding the production of Giant White Corn. Our hosts will demonstrate the differences between traditional farming techniques and the newer technologies used today. Later, we'll revel in the romance of the local Marinera dance and admire the showmanship of the Peruvian Paso horses before a visit to the Pisac handicraft market. The sweet flavors of chica are ours to enjoy next, as we dive into culture yet again, savoring the favorite drink of the Andes.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness
  4. Visit the mystical Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo en route to Machu Picchu, ascending to the Lost City in the Clouds aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Here you will delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilization, joining your Local Specialist for an exploration of the temples, palaces and terraces whose construction defy imagination. Visit the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana, most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. We return to our hotel where we'll dine tonight.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Sumaq Machu Picchu
  5. The ruins of Machu Picchu beckon yet again and we enjoy one final opportunity to reconnect with its story, spending some time on our own to explore the hill-top fortress. Next, we'll journey back to the Sacred Valley by train, stopping en route to Cusco to dive into culture and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers. Our hotel tonight is a centuries-old mansion located in the historic center of Cusco.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel
  6. Begin your day at the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman fortress overlooking Cusco. Your Local Specialist will guide you through Cusco's colonial center, built on the foundations of former Inca temples and palaces. Visit the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the bohemian barrio of San Blas. Later, you'll join another Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the nearby 13th-century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina. The afternoon is free before a 'your choice dining' experience, giving you the choice of several local restaurants at which to dine.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Your Choice
  7. Fly to Juliaca where you will meet a Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. Visit Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground and explore its towering chullpas (above ground tombs) before traveling to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Libertador Lake Titicaca
  8. Cruise the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist, passing floating islands constructed from reeds by the Uros Indians. In the midst of South America's largest lake lies Taquile Island, where we'll embark on a private tour to gain insights into the tradition of weaving and knitting for which the local villagers—men and women—are renowned. Learn more about the islanders' unique way of life and enjoy a Regional Meal lunch. Tonight, we indulge in a special highlight—dinner at our favorite local restaurant in Puno.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal, Dinner
  9. Return to Lima this morning, then continue your journey to the coastal playground of Paracas. Discover what life is like in Peru's rural countryside before arriving in Paracas for dinner at your seaside hotel and an evening at leisure. Perhaps there's even time for a stroll along the Malecon.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa
  10. Take to the skies, soaring above the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs viewable only from the air. Next, stop this morning at the Regional Museum of Ica where we'll explore the centuries-old cultures of the Paracas and Nazca. Dive into culture during a visit to Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country. The rest of the day is free.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  11. This morning, connect with nature, cruising around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a "mini-Galapagos" teeming with wildlife. See the mysterious Candelabra in Pisco Bay, then return to Lima for an evening visit to the Larco Museum with a Local Specialist. Enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner in the museum's garden restaurant.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:Hilton Miraflores
  12. Say hasta luego to Peru and its ancient treasures, and take a transfer to the airport for your flight home or consider extending your vacation in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
Request a Quote
  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

Print Itinerary
  • Definite Departure
  • Galapagos Cruise North Central
  • Galapagos Cruise East
Start Date Return Date Price Discount Availability Price
Galapagos Cruise East
12 Feb 19 23 Feb 19 checkmark $4,316$3,926pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise East
26 Mar 19 6 Apr 19 checkmark $4,346$3,953pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise East
23 Apr 19 4 May 19 checkmark $4,346$3,953pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
14 May 19 25 May 19 checkmark $4,346$3,953pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise East
21 May 19 1 Jun 19 checkmark $4,346$3,953pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
11 Jun 19 22 Jun 19 checkmark $4,346$3,953pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
25 Jun 19 6 Jul 19 checkmark $4,346$3,953pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
9 Jul 19 20 Jul 19 $4,316$3,926pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
17 Sep 19 28 Sep 19 checkmark $4,316$3,926pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise East
24 Sep 19 5 Oct 19 $4,316$3,926pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
1 Oct 19 12 Oct 19 checkmark $4,371$3,976pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
15 Oct 19 26 Oct 19 $4,371$3,976pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise North Central
12 Nov 19 23 Nov 19 checkmark $4,371$3,976pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
Galapagos Cruise East
3 Dec 19 14 Dec 19 $4,216$3,836pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
  • Galapagos Cruise North Central: Galapagos Legend North Central Cruise available on this departure.
  • Galapagos Cruise East: Galapagos Legend East Cruise available on this departure.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $1,095.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $131 per person.

Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. This trip also experiences high elevations so we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel.

Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.

Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

Print Itinerary

  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners.

Included Highlights

Connect with Locals

  • Visit Hacienda "Sarapampa", a Quechua word meaning corn field, and savor Peruvian farm-to-table cuisine. Your lively hosts will acquaint you with the production process for what's known as Giant White Corn and you'll have a chance to watch a Marinera performance that showcases traditional dance alongside Peruvian Paso horse showmanship.

Stays with Stories

  • Stay at the centuries-old Palacio del Inka in the historic heart of Cusco.

Dive into Culture

  • Meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture.
  • Visit a local chicheria for a traditional chicha tasting.
  • Learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers and visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country.

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, at Qoriwayrachina, the Peruvian altiplano, Lake Titicaca and at the Larco Museum

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Lima, Cusco
  • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, the Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
  • See the other-worldly Nazca Lines from the air
  • Cruise around Lake Titicaca, the Ballestas Islands
  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
Request a Quote
  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

Print Itinerary

Reviews

Trip not yet reviewed
Request a Quote
  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

Print Itinerary
  • U.S. citizens traveling to Peru must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Peru.

  • The currency in Peru is the Peruvian Sol. You can use your debit or credit card to pay in most places and will usually find a better exchange rate in Peru.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is sampling the local cuisine.  Peruvian food is a colorful mix of cultural influences and flavorful ingredients. Sample popular specialties including seafood ceviche – the country’s national dish –stir fried beef, potatoes with spicy cheese sauce, and stuffed peppers. And there’s nothing quite like a South American pisco sour cocktail prepared with lemon juice, egg white, and pisco liqueur.

    The hot and spicy nature of Peruvian food, created by ají and ajo (hot pepper and garlic), has become celebrated at home and abroad. Peruvians enjoy a wide variety of vegetables, with over 2000 kinds of indigenous and cultivated potatoes alone. Tropical fruits are abundant. And the seafood is incredible. Try ceviche and the local seabass, prepared in a variety of ways. Typical dishes made with scallops (conchitas), mussels (choros), octopus (pulpo) and shrimp (camarones) are plentiful and delicious. Try the popular specialties sopa criolla (spicy soup with beef and noodles) and ají de gallina (shredded chicken in a piquant cream sauce).  Rice and potatoes accompany virtually every dish here. Alfajores (wafer-thin spirals of shortbread dusted with icing sugar) are Peru’s most popular dessert. 

    You’ll also encounter a variety of interesting beverages.  Peru’s most famous drink is the pisco sour cocktail, made from a potent grape brandy. Chicha de jora (fermented red or yellow corn juice) and chicha morada (non-alcoholic purple corn juice) are popular drinks dating from Inca times. Peruvian beers and national wines are also good.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of comfortable, lightweight clothing that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress in Peru’s various regions. Sturdy walking shoes are important. Insect repellent and sunscreen may come in handy, as well as a light jacket and reusable water bottle. A more formal outfit will serve you if you plan on dining out in nicer restaurants.  Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • There is no hard and fast rule about tipping when dining out in Peru. Some restaurants will add a service charge to the bill in which case there is no need to leave an additional tip. In upscale restaurants it is appropriate to leave 10 percent gratuity.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend the equivalent of $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

Request a Quote
  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

PERUVIAN AMAZON

Explore a lush wilderness and the magnificent river that sustains its extraordinary biodiversity. Delve into the depths of Peru's Amazon in search of mythical tribes and a myriad of enchanting creatures—scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and stealthy jaguars that will offer a glimpse of their million-year-old rainforest home. 

This locally hosted pre-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru, In the Footsteps of the Incas, Land of the Incas, and Icons of South America.  

Day 1: Arrive Lima
On arrival in Lima, you'll be escorted to your airport hotel and enjoy the day to explore the sights of this colonial capital on your terms. 
Hotel: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

Day 2: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Corto Maltes Amazonia (3 nights)
This morning, we fly to Puerto Maldonado and embark on a journey on the Madre de Rios River to your jungle lodge. Join an expert guide for insights into the forest, then keep a keen eye out for shy caiman during a pre-dinner boat expedition.
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Corto Maltes Amazonia

Day 3: Amazon Exploration
A short boat ride takes us into the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve where we'll hike through the thick jungle. Arrive at Sandoval Lake, where you may spot a wide variety of birds, monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans, and the elusive anaconda.  
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Amazon Exploration
Immerse yourself in local culture with members of the Ese'eja tribe and visit a local farm to learn about traditional Amazonian agriculture. 
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Corto Maltes Amazonia - Puerto Maldonado - Lima
This morning, embark on an excursion to a popular feeding area for multi-colored parrots. After breakfast, we head back to Puerto Maldonado for our flight to Lima, where we'll join our guided vacation on Day 1.
Meals: Full Breakfast

2019 Pricing 

From $925 Per Person twin-share
$50 Triple Room Discount
$250 Single Supplement 

Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Lima , require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Land of the Incas; In the Footsteps of the Incas or Icons of South America and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this extension.  

EASTER ISLAND

Surrender to the magnetic allure of the imposing Moai statues that stand watch over Easter Island and are a testament to the mysterious Rapa Nui people, who called this remote, tempestuous Pacific island home.

This locally hosted post-itinerary extension is available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru, In the Footsteps of the Incas, Land of the Incas,South America Revealed, and Wonders of Patagonia.

Day 1: Arrive Easter Island (2 Nights)
Delve into the ancient culture of the Rapa Nui during a visit to Ahu Akivi to view its seven Moai statues. Continue to Ahu Hanga Poukura, then visit the Puna Pau quarry with its red scoria stone.
Hotel: Taha Tai

Day 2: Easter Island Sightseeing 
Embark on a privately guided excursion to the southern coast and witness the perfectly preserved Ahu Vaihu. Proceed to Rano Raraku, a quarry of almost 900 stone statues. Visit Ahu Tongariki, then continue to the eastern coast to see Paro Moai, the largest moai statue ever erected. Travel to the scenic Anakena beach. 
Meals: Continental Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Easter Island Sightseeing - Depart Easter Island
Join a private excursion up the extinct Rano Kau volcano. Drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo where you'll see spectacular petroglyphs. Later, we'll catch a glimpse of the three islets of Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao. Then it's on to Ahu Vinapu for further evidence of the pre-Incan architectural influence. Our final stop is at the Ana Kai Tangata to view the ornate cave paintings. Return to your hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight later this afternoon.
Note: Airport arrival is at 12 noon; please be aware when booking your flights. 
Meals: Continental Breakfast

2019 Pricing 

Highlights of Peru, In the Footsteps of the Incas, Land of the Incas, South America Revealed, Wonders of Patagonia:
From $925 Per Person twin-share 
From $350 Single Supplement

Please Note: Due to flight schedule, an additional complimentary overnight in Santiago for either pre or post extensions is required and is included in your trip. The hotel in Santiago will be the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport except on the South America Landscapes, the hotel in Santiago will be the InterContinental Santiago.

Please Note: Air is not included in the prices listed. Please contact your Travel Agent to inquire about flight arrangements to and from Easter Island. 

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this extension. 

GALAPAGOS CRUISE EAST

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Darwin's Galapagos. Walk among giant tortoises and swim with turtles, sea lions and manta rays—discovering another world in ways you could never imagine. 

This locally hosted post-itinerary cruise is only available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru, Land of the Incas, or South America Revealed

Day 1: Lima - Quito (2 Nights)
Fly to Quito where you will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel.
Hotel: Hilton Colon Quito

Day 2: Quito Sightseeing and Free Time
Visit the historical center of Quito, the first place in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Meal: Full Breakfast

Day 3: Arrive Baltra Island - Board Expedition Vessel (3 Nights)
On arrival at Baltra Airport, transfer to the M/V Galapagos Legend. Sail to Bartolomé Island, hiking to its summit for soul-stirring views, then snorkel in the midst of Galapagos penguins.
M/V Galapagos Legend
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: South Plaza Islet - North Seymour Island
Our first destination today is South Plaza Island, home to the famed Galapagos sea lions. Next is North Seymour Island, where resident sea lions and marine iguanas sun themselves. 
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: San Cristobal Island
Journey to Pitt Point this morning, ascending to a high point on the steep volcanic tuff hill. See Cerro Brujo's coral sand beach, where we connect with the resident sea lions or snorkel in the shadow of Witch's Hill. 
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Depart San Cristobal Island
Enjoy a first-hand encounter with the giant tortoises of La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, a tortoise reserve that protects the island's tortoise population. Your Galapagos exhibition at its end, transfer to San Cristobal Airport for your flight to Guayaquil.
Airport arrival time in Guayaquil will be at 5 p.m.; please be aware when booking your flights.
Meals: Full Breakfast

2019 Pricing

From $3,850 Per Person twin-share
From $2,695 Single Supplement

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Price Includes: Galapagos National Park Fee, Galapagos Transit Control Card, and all taxes and gratuities to shipboard personnel and cruise guides. 

Land and Intra Air: These prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Quito, Quito-Galapagos, and Galapagos-Guayaquil, require the purchase of Highlights of Peru, Land of the Incas or South America Revealed vacation and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required).If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

GALAPAGOS CRUISE NORTH CENTRAL

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Darwin's Galapagos. Walk among giant tortoises and swim with turtles, sea lions and manta rays—discovering another world in ways you could never imagine. 

This locally hosted post-itinerary cruise is only available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru, Land of the Incas, or South America Revealed

Day 1: Lima - Quito (2 Nights)
Fly to Quito where you will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel.
Hotel: Hilton Colon Quito

Day 2: Quito Sightseeing and Free Time
Visit the historical center of Quito, the first place in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Meal: Full Breakfast

Day 3: Arrive Baltra Island - Board Expedition Vessel (3 Nights)
On arrival at Baltra Airport, transfer to the M/V Galapagos Legend, which will ferry you to the Highlands Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz Island, where you'll see the world's largest tortoises.
M/V Galapagos Legend
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: El Barranco - Prince Philip's Steps
Visit Genovese Island today, climbing up the rocky Prince Philip Steps in search of wildlife, walk to the expansive lava field, then continue to Darwin Bay. 
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island - Santa Fe Island
The marine iguanas of Santa Cruz view our arrival with indifference as we arrive. See the shallow lake where flamingos come to feed. Arriving on Santa Fe Island later, enjoy a snorkel among sea lions, turtles, reef sharks and spotted eagle rays.
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Depart Santa Cruz Island
Our final stop is Bachas Beach, a great place to swim, walk along the shore or visit the lagoon. Transfer to Baltra Airport for your flight to Guayaquil.
Airport arrival time in Guayaquil will be at 2 p.m.; please be aware when booking your flights.
Meal: Full Breakfast

2019 Pricing

From $3,850 Per Person twin-share
From $2,695 Single Supplement

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Price Includes: Galapagos National Park Fee, Galapagos Transit Control Card, and all taxes and gratuities to shipboard personnel and cruise guides. 

Land and Intra Air: These prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Quito, Quito-Galapagos, and Galapagos-Guayaquil, require the purchase of Highlights of Peru, Land of the Incas or South America Revealed vacation and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required).If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

Request a Quote
  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lima

La Dama Juana Restaurant And Folklore Show

Adult Price: $67.00 | Child Price: $55.00

La Dama Juana Restaurant combines typical Peruvian food with traditional folkloric dancing. The food is served buffet-style in clay pots. As you dine, watch the energetic dancers perform colonial and Inca ceremonial dances. The costumes are colorful and the music is lively. Gratuity included. Total duration is approximately 3 hours.

Lima

Magic Circuit Of The Water

Adult Price: $26.00 | Child Price: $26.00

The Magic Circuit of the Water is the world's largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains featuring swaying water, colored lights and lasers dancing with the music. The Magic Fountain forces water to a height of more than 250 feet (80 meters). This optional experience is available Wednesday to Sunday. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours

Cusco

Visit and Workshop at Choco Museum

Adult Price: $55.00 | Child Price: $55.00

Visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker. Space is limited. Total duration approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

Cusco

Moray And Moras

Adult Price: $83.00 | Child Price: $78.00

Visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. At a depth of 500 feet (150 meters), the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental location the Incas used to study the adaptation of plants with agriculture. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. The salt has been used for economic purposes since the time of the Inca. You will meet the villagers who explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 5 Guests)

Cusco

Piquillacta Ruins And Andahuaylillas Church

Adult Price: $73.00 | Child Price: $63.00

Visit 17th century Piquillacta, a pre-Inca citadel built by the Wari people, featuring an elusive history and bizarre architecture. Afterward, head to Andahuaylillas to see San Pedro Church, a perfect example of Peru’s colonial architecture and often referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

Request a Quote
  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

Be the First to Know!

Sign up for our emails and receive exclusive offers, travel information, announcements, and more!
Providing peace of mind and unparalleled service for over 40 years.