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Signature Peru & the Galápagos 2017


13 Days from $11,695 was $12,195

Private Journey

Offer

Save $500 per person on Nov 19. Plus, save $500 per person on all dates when four or more guests are booked. Offers are combinable for a savings up to $1,000 per person.

Cruise for five nights aboard 'Xperience' in the Galápagos, going ashore to stroll among some of the world's most diverse wildlife, and walk the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu with an expert local guide during this fascinating, independent journey.

A&K Advantages

Ride the panoramic, glass-topped Vistadome train through the countryside to Machu Picchu

Cruise the Galápagos on board the comfortable adventure ship 'Xperience'

Set out on intimate, twice-daily excursions limited to 12 guests, led by expert naturalist guides

Snorkel alongside sea lions or kayak with dolphins

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Lima, Peru
DAY 2
Lima/Cusco | Sacsayhuaman Ruins
DAY 3
Urubamba Valley | Local Weaving
DAY 4
Cusco/Machu Picchu | Machu Picchu by Train
Day 5
Machu Picchu/Cusco | Inti Punku Hike
DAY 6
Cusco/Lima/Guayaquil, Ecuador | Evening at Leisure
DAYS 7–11
Guayaquil/The Galápagos | Cruising the Galápagos
DAY 12
The Galápagos & Santa Cruz | Quito
DAY 13
Depart Quito

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.

DAY 1
Arrive Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel, set in a garden with views of the Pacific Ocean.

Belmond Miraflores Park
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DAY 2
Lima/Cusco | Sacsayhuaman Ruins

Fly to Cusco, the former ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Transfer to your hotel and take time to acclimatize. Then, embark on a city tour, visiting the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church and convent built on the foundations of the Koricancha (Place of Gold). See the fascinating ruins at Sacsayhuaman. The ruins are compiled of massive stones — one of which weighs 125 tons — fitted with incredible precision, using no mortar.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3
Urubamba Valley | Local Weaving

Travel to the Urubamba Valley, and visit the local market of an Andean community. Learn about the Andean community’s gastronomy, medicinal plants, farming techniques and weaving. Have lunch at folk art-filled Huayoccari Hacienda, continuing to the Inkariy Museum, where exhibits reveal history of the eight major civilizations of ancient Peru.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Cusco/Machu Picchu | Machu Picchu by Train

Board the Vistadome train bound for Machu Picchu, the crowning achievement of the Incan civilization. Explore the city's ruins, and feel its pulse as you visualize the lives of the priests, craftsmen and servants who inhabited this remote citadel. Overlooking the raging Urubamba River and discovered in a hidden tangle of vines and trees, the city of Machu Picchu will forever hold the secret of its purpose — the Incas left no written records.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Machu Picchu/Cusco | Inti Punku Hike

Rise early and return to Machu Picchu, with an optional hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), where the Inca Trail ends after its final descent from the notch in the horizon, or up to Huayna Picchu, which offers commanding views of the area. Later, you may also visit Ollantaytambo fortress.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
Cusco/Lima/Guayaquil, Ecuador | Evening at Leisure

Fly to Guayaquil via Lima. Spend the evening at leisure in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s principal port and largest city.

Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil
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Meals: Breakfast
DAYS 7–11
Guayaquil/The Galápagos | Cruising the Galápagos

Fly to the Galápagos and board ‘Xperience.’ Enjoy twice-daily, naturalist guided excursions; explorations of the wildlife-rich main islands and Galápagos waters; and evenings at leisure. Today, tourism to the Galápagos is closely managed, protecting the wildlife while allowing you to experience the environment much as Darwin did. Because weather, water and wildlife conditions are subject to constant change, your cruise itinerary is not fixed, but two daily excursions are planned to the main sites and islands. Explore landmarks such as Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island, El Barranco on Genovesa Island, Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island and the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island. Each cruise day begins with an early breakfast, perhaps taken al fresco on deck. You then board a sturdy rubber raft called a panga for the morning shore excursion. As soon as your feet touch terra firma, expect to spot flora and fauna (differing species, depending on the island), take photographs and confer with your naturalist guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12
The Galápagos & Santa Cruz | Quito

Disembark and fly to colonial Quito, and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel Plaza Grande
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 13
Depart Quito

Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Sep 24 - Oct 06
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    Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
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    $12,195
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    $7,795
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    $1,645
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    Premium Ocean View Stateroom
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    $12,895
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    $8,795
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    Elite Ocean View Stateroom
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    $14,095
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    $8,995
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    Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
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    $7,795
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    Premium Ocean View Stateroom
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    $12,395 was $12,895
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    Elite Ocean View Stateroom
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    $13,595 was $14,095
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Journey Details

Internal Airfare: Lima/Cusco/Lima/Guayaquil/Baltra/Quito (from $1,645)

Minimum age is 4 years.

Solo traveller prices are available upon request.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Guests must travel on the same journey to receive the discount. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

This offer can be combined with Signature Series promotion when 4 or more guests are booked on the same journey. Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.


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