Peru Splendors with Peru’s Amazon & Galápagos Cruise (SOY)

17 days from Lima to Guayaquil

 2022 Tour Details »2023 Tour Details

Love a good mystery? This 17-day vacation to Peru is the perfect escape to delve into the world’s most intriguing lost and found story. Featuring not one, but two days behind the misty gates of Machu Picchu, this below-the-equator tour takes you high into the Andes and deeper inside the Lost City of the Incas to unearth its centuries-old secrets. Navigating the cryptic maze of trails, temples, and terraces in the world’s most famous forgotten city is one for the memory books. Other great finds on this tantalizing tour of Peru? Up-close encounters with llamas, alpacas, and other Sacred Valley locals; colorful, handwoven textiles in the former Inca Empire capital of Cusco; bold, multicultural cuisine in the foodie capital of Lima; and a warm welcome inside a traditional family home for an authentic taste of Peruvian hospitality. There’s more to squawk about when you combine the wonder of the Andes with the wilderness of the Amazon. Canopy walks, canoe rides, and higher speed motorboat jaunts offer varying perspectives of the macaws, monkeys, and myriad of other rainforest creatures you’ll discover when you start your tour of Peru in the Amazon. When satisfying your inner historian, don’t forget your inner naturalist. Cruise around the famed Galápagos archipelago, where you’ll share the shores with every native species from the blue-footed boobies to the pint-size penguin. A meet-and-greet with a colony of sea lions seals the deal on this wondrous extension to your Peru vacation.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

PERU’S AMAZON
Enjoy three nights in the Peruvian Amazon

LIMA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a [LF] local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant

SACRED VALLEY
[LF] Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Awanakancha and Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and [LF] a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life

MACHU PICCHU
Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu

CUSCO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; [LF] participate in a celebratory pasacalle (Andean parade); visit the cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinner

GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
Sightseeing in Quito; 3-night Galápagos Islands cruise

Notes:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.
  • Cruise not available on the September 23 departure.
  • Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 feet.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 10 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU. Welcome to Lima! Meet your Monograms representative at your hotel.

Day 2

LIMA–PUERTO MALDONADO–HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN. LIMA Fly to Puerto Maldonado.
PUERTO MALDONADO Motorboat ride up the Madre de Dios River to view the exotic wildlife. Arrive at your Amazon Jungle lodge.
HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN Nature walk through the rainforest led by an expert Naturalist. Nighttime canoe ride with your Naturalist to search for nocturnal animals of the Amazon.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 3

HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN. HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN This morning, a nature walk through Tambopata National Reserve and a canoe ride around Lake Sandoval with your Naturalist in search of native flora and fauna. This afternoon, explore the rainforest on a Canopy Walkway suspended 100 feet from the ground. After night falls, your Naturalist introduces you to the nocturnal animals of the Amazon.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 4

HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN. HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN Boat ride to a local farm to learn about the various crops grown in the region. This afternoon, visit a clay lick to observe wildlife from a blind to see the normal routine of fauna without disrupting their environment.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 5

HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN–PUERTO MALDONADO–LIMA. PUERTO MALDONADO Return to Puerto Maldonado and fly to Lima. LIMA Meet your Tour Director at the hotel this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

LIMA. LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. Tastings at a [LF] Peruvian food market. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY. LIMA Fly to Cusco.
SACRED VALLEY Participate in an [LF] El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Visit Awanakancha to see a pre-Columbian weaving demonstration, and llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Free time for shopping Pisac’s famous market.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 8

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU. SACRED VALLEY Visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and a [LF] local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome Train through the Urubamba Valley.
MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing at Machu Picchu. Dinner at your nearby hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO. MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 10

CUSCO. Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery. Traditional [LF] Pasacalle (Andean Parade) and visits to Kenko Amphitheater and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 11

CUSCO–LIMA–QUITO, ECUADOR. CUSCO Fly to Quito via Lima.
QUITO Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

QUITO. QUITO Guided sightseeing includes Independence Square, the Cathedral, and San Francisco Plaza Church.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

QUITO–BALTRA–SANTA CRUZ (EMBARKATION)–CRUISING. QUITO Fly to Baltra.
SANTA CRUZ Drive to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island and visit the Tortoise Reserve where giant tortoises are found in their natural habitat. Embark the Galápagos Legend for your 3-night cruise.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 14

CRUISING: GENOVESA ISLAND. GENOVESA ISLAND Your Naturalist guided tour take you up Prince Philip’s Steps, where you will see large nesting colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies. Wedge-rumped storm-petrels can be and, if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a short-eared Owl. After lunch on board, visit Darwin Bay to observe frigatebirds, red-footed boobies, herons, lava gulls, and many other bird species.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 15

CRUISING: SANTA CRUZ & SANTA FÉ ISLANDS. SANTA CRUZ ISLAND Guided walk around a brackish lagoon where feeding flamingos are often found. Climb Dragon Hill, an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely views of the neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, and Galápagos doves.
SANTE FÉ ISLAND See a large sea lion colony greets you on its white-sand beach. Walk through a cactus forest in search of the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, the largest in the islands. This island is home to a number of endemic species, including the Galápagos hawk, Galápagos snake, a variety of finches, and one of the four species of Galápagos mockingbirds.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 16

CRUISING: MOSQUERA ISLET–BALTRA (DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL. MOSQUERA ISLET This flat, sandy island has a large colony of sea lions and is an excellent site for observing shorebirds such as herons and lava gulls. Take a dip in the waters and snorkel to see the abundant sea life.
BALTRA Fly to Guayaquil.
GUAYAQUIL Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 17

GUAYAQUIL. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MAURICIO YONFA-ESTUARDO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Born in Venezuela and raised in Ecuador, I'm an architect by profession, but a Tour Director by heart. I have worked as a South America lecturer for cruise lines, a guide in Ecuador and the Galápagos, and a Tour Director in South America. My goals are to transform each guest into a Peruvian expert and to encourage them to try and appreciate authentic Incan food. So, let's discover together the mysterious land of the Incas and maybe even sample roasted guinea pig!"

Tour Director - MAURICIO YONFA-ESTUARDO

 Accommodations

CUSCO

SONESTA HOTEL CUSCO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

The Sonesta Hotel Cusco, which was built in 1986 and completely renovated in 2010, now features a modern contemporary décor and a fine dining restaurant serving classic Peruvian cuisine. It is within blocks of a handcraft market, Plaza de Armas, shops and restaurants. Amenities include a retsaurant, room service, business center, and bar.

GUAYAQUIL

HILTON COLON GUAYAQUIL

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Moderate Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LIMA

WYNDHAM COSTA DEL SOL LIMA AIRPORT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MACHU PICCHU

EL MAPI BY INKATERRA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PUERTO MALDONADO

INKATERRA HACIENDA CONCEPCION

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Best Available
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

QUITO

HILTON COLON QUITO (SAT)

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Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SACRED VALLEY

SONESTA POSADAS DEL INCA - SACRED VALLEY - YUCAY

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
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$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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