Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour

Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour

Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour

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Highlights

Experience the natural and cultural highlights of Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Visit the world-famous Inca ruins at Machu Picchu and take a private guided tour.

Experience life in South America, from big cities to small towns to remote island settlements.

Walk on the unique floating islands of Uros.

Take a 7-day cruise in the Galapagos Islands, experiencing their natural wonders.

The wonders of Peru and Ecuador await you on this incredible Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos guided tour which combines cultural treasures such as Machu Picchu and Cusco with natural marvels such as the floating islands of Uros and the incomparable Galapagos Islands.

Every moment of this Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos combined tour is memorable. You’ll experience daily life in major capital cities, such as Lima and Quito, and contrast this with life in small towns and remote villages. Travel through rain forest, mountains, and island environments. Surround yourself with thousands of years of rich history. Don’t miss the Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos tour!

Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lima

Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. When you arrive at the airport, your hotel is just a short walk away. Comfort, luxury, and convenience will help you start your tour rested and refreshed.

Overnight Location
Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel, Lima
Meals
N/A

Day 2 Fly to Cusco, Tour the Sacred Valley

After breakfast, walk back to the airport and fly from Lima to Cusco. When you arrive, you’ll meet your guide and take a private Sacred Valley tour. Visit the ruins at Pisaq and a market. Then continue driving to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley to stop for the night.

Overnight Location
Tunupa Lodge, Ollantaytambo
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Visit Ruins in Ollantaytambo

In Ollantaytambo you’ll find the incredible ruins of several of the Incas greatest masterpieces. Visit these in the morning after breakfast, then take a train ride to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll stay overnight.

Overnight Location
Hotel Terraza de Luna, Aguas Calientes
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Machu Picchu Tour

Get an early start today, taking a bus to Machu Picchu. Spend the morning on a private tour of Machu Picchu, then take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Transfer from here to Cusco and check in to your hotel.

Overnight Location
Inkarri Hostal, Cusco
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cusco City Tour

Tour the city of Cusco today. Begin with a visit to the San Pedro Market where you can get a glimpse of traditional life in the region and take plenty of photos. Then visit the Sacsayhuamana citadal on the outskirts of the city. Return to the downtown area to tour the charming and artsy San Blas neighborhood, the famous twelve-angled stone, and Cusco’s main square, the Plaza de Armas. End your day at Qorikancha, the Sun Temple that was the most important temple to the Incas.

Overnight Location
Inkarri Hostal, Cusco
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Free Day in Cusco

Enjoy a free, unscheduled day in Cusco to explore at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Inkarri Hostal, Cusco
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Travel to Puno

Today on the Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour you will ride a tourist bus along the Camino del Sol from Cusco to Puno. Along the way, stop for a guided tour of the San Pedro Church in Andahuayllillas, which is so ornate and beautiful it has been called the Sistine Chapel of the Americas. You’ll also visit the Raqchi temple archaeological site and Pucara fortress. Lunch will be provided along your drive, possibly in the town of Sicuani. When you arrive in Puno, a transfer will take you to your hotel for the night.

Overnight Location
Casona Plaza Hotel, Puno
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Tour Islands on Lake Titicaca

Leave your hotel this morning and head for the port to begin your boat trip to the islands of Uros and Taquile. Experience the unique floating islands of Uros first. Walking on these islands is an unusual feeling, similar to walking on a waterbed, but they are safe. You’ll have a chance to see how people live here, looking into houses and possibly riding a traditional reed boat. Return to the boat and travel on to Taquile Island, where you’ll check in to a local hostel. The afternoon is free to explore this delightful island as you wish, together with a local guide. Later in the afternoon, most tourists will leave the island and it becomes a very peaceful place.

Overnight Location
Hostel on Taquile Island
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Explore Taquile Island

Spend the morning exploring traditional island life as you have the chance to participate in daily activities with local island residents. After lunch, board the boat back to Puno and return to your hotel in Puno around 3:00-4:00 PM.

Overnight Location
Casona Plaza Hotel, Puno
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Fly to Lima, Lima City Tour

Leave Puno and fly from Juliaca airport back to Lima today. Check in to your hotel then spend the afternoon on a private guided tour of the city of Lima. In the colonial part of the city, you’ll visit the catacombs at the San Francisco church, the Plaza de Armas square, and the archaeological site at Huaca Pucllana. You will also visit the more modern areas of Lima, including Larcomar and Miraflores. Return to your hotel after your fascinating tour.

Overnight Location
Hotel Virreynal, Lima
Meals
Breakfast

Day 11 Fly to Quito

Return to the airport in Lima and fly to Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

Overnight Location
Hostal Fuente de Piedra, Quito
Meals
Breakfast

Day 12 Quito City Tour

Enjoy a private half-day tour of Quito’s historic districts today. On your bus ride from your hotel in the newer section of the city, notice how your surroundings change in character. You’ll see architecture from Ecuador’s colonial period, including beautiful churches, such as La Basilica Church and La Compañia Church. Tour a variety of plazas and local shops, taking time to experience the wonderful atmosphere of this city. Then your tour continues to El Panecillo Hill, a hill located in central Quito that offers amazing views of the whole city and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes.

Overnight Location
Hostal Fuente de Piedra, Quito
Meals
Breakfast

Day 13 Otavalo Indian Market and Cuicocha Crater Lake

Leave early from Quito for a fascinating, 3-hour drive to Otavalo. Along the way you’ll see surprising dry areas, in stark contrast with the tropical rainforest, due to the “rain shadow” caused by the volcanoes. You can also see great examples of the geology that helped form the Andes mountains. Cross the Equator into the Otavalo region. Here, the Otavalo Indians proudly continue their long-held traditions. This lush and beautiful valley is surrounded by lakes and smaller volcanoes. Explore the Otavalo market, shopping for souvenirs or simply observing the daily life of the local people. After Otavalo, continue driving to Cotacachi, which is a small village where you will stop to eat lunch. End the day with a visit to the stunning Cuicococha Crater Lake, surrounded by vibrant green mountains, before returning to Quito for the night.

Overnight Location
Hostal Fuente de Piedra, Quito
Meals
Breakfast

Day 14 Galapagos Cruise, Day 1

In the morning, fly from Quito to the Baltra Island Airport and transfer to your cruise ship for your Galapagos Island Cruise. Cruise itineraries vary depending on which tour you choose. Some cruises will visit the Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island in the afternoon. (Galapagos cruise is not included in the tour, prices vary.)

Overnight Location
Cruise Ship
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Galapagos Cruise, Day 2

(Sample itinerary) Continue exploring Santa Cruz Island today, visiting Whale Bay in the morning and Dragon Hill in the afternoon.

Overnight Location
Cruise Ship
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Galapagos Cruise, Day 3

(Sample itinerary) Visit Isabela Island today. Spend the morning at Las Tintoreras and the afternoon exploring wetlands.

Overnight Location
Cruise Ship
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 Galapagos Cruise, Day 4

(Sample itinerary) Explore more of Isabela Island. Visit Punta Morena in the first part of the day, then later head to Urbina Bay.

Overnight Location
Cruise Ship
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 Galapagos Cruise, Day 5

(Sample itinerary) Visit Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island in the morning today, then return to Isabela Island to explore Tagus Cove.

Overnight Location
Cruise Ship
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 Galapagos Cruise, Day 6

(Sample itinerary) On the last full day of your Galapagos cruise, visit Perto Egas on Santiago Island, then head to the red island of Rabida in the afternoon.

Overnight Location
Cruise Ship
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 Finish Galapagos Cruise, Fly to Guayaquil – Departure Day

End your Galapagos cruise today with a visit to Las Bachas on Santa Cruz Island, then it’s time to head to the Baltra airport for a flight to Guayaquil. This is the end of your tour. Please plan your onward travel from Guayaquil for later in the day.

Overnight Location
N/A
Meals
Breakfast

Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.
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The prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $5,938USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3-4: $5,595USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5+: $5,325USD per person
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Accommodation on the Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star hotels that offer modern conveniences to make your tour even more enjoyable. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement. Six nights of this tour will be spent onboard a Galapagos cruise ship.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

You can upgrade the category of cruise ship for Galapagos Cruise for extra charge.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $495USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us for pricing for a private room on the yacht. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport, Lima

After a long flight, you’ll be relieved to have such a short walk to your luxurious hotel. Start your tour well rested and pampered.

Tunupa Lodge, Ollantaytambo

Extensive grounds with gardens, terraces, and roaming llamas give character to this comfortable hotel with stunning mountain and fortress views.

Hotel Terraza de Luna, Aguas Calientes

Let the sound of the rushing river lull you to sleep in this amazing location with wonderful views. The friendly staff work hard for your comfort.

Inkarri Hotel, Cusco

At this award-winning hotel, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the beautiful gardens and patio when you’re not resting in your clean, spacious room.

Casona Plaza Hotel, Puno

Excellent service is the hallmark of this hotel, which offers plenty of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment.

Night 8

Hostel, Taquile Island

Stay in simple hostel in Taquile Island. Surround yourself with the friendliness of local people and beautiful views of Titicaca Lake.

Casona Plaza Hotel, Puno

Excellent service is the hallmark of this hotel, which offers plenty of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment.

Hotel Virreynal, Lima

Enjoy a comfortable stay in the wonderful Miraflores section of Lima, an easy 10-minute walk to the ocean.

Hostal Fuente de Piedra, Quito

Enjoy a comfortable stay with all the modern conveniences you would expect, including free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a cafe, and an outdoor terrace.

Night 14-19

Aboard Galapagos Yacht

The best way to explore the Galapagos is on a yacht. Explore different islands and enjoy being on the water for a week!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour?

Meals

18 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinner are included in the tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 13 nights along the tour are included as described. Nights 14-19 are spent on a Galapagos cruise ship.

Transportation during the Tour

  • All transfers
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Expedition class train ticket between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo (round trip

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide during all activities and tours
  • All activities and tours in private services
  • Entrance fees (except Galapagos entrance fees)

Not included

  • Transportation to Lima, Peru to start the tour
  • Transportation from Guayaquil, Ecuador after the tour
  • International and Domestic flights (from Lima to Cusco, Juliaca to Lima, Lima to Quito, and to/from the Galapagos islands)
  • Galapagos entrance fees (prices below are per person):
    • Galapagos Park entrance fee - $100 USD
    • Ingala - $20 USD
    • Isabela Island local taxes - $10 USD
  • Tips
  • Meals not listed as included
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything else not listed as included

Optional Extras

Prices below are subject to change:

  • Permit to ascend Huayna Picchu or Montaña Picchu – Day 4 (subject to availability)
  • Upgrading the yacht or room type for Galapagos Cruise

Frequenty Asked Questions about Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour

How hard is the Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This incredible tour is active but not strenuous. There is a lot of flexibility in choosing activities that suit your abilities and interests.

Do I need a visa to travel to Peru or Ecuador?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour?

12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner are included in the tour. Three meals per day are also provided on the Galapagos cruise.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Lima to start this tour?

Fly to the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru (LIM). Walk within the airport to easily reach your hotel for the first night.

Where does the Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour end?

The tour ends with transportation to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Please make your travel arrangements home from here.

Is the Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Peru and Ecuador?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Peru and Ecuador?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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We rate this Peru, Ecuador, and Galapagos Tour as a 2 / 5. This incredible tour is active but not strenuous. There is a lot of flexibility in choosing activities that suit your abilities and interests.


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