Galapagos & Andes (Without Inca Trail Trek, start Quito, end Lima)

About Lima, Peru


Highlights


Quito

  • Locally guided city tour and view the Palace of Congress, Presidential Palace, Independence Square & Churches of San Francisco, La Compania & La Catedral
  • Visit Panecillo lookout
  • Visit the Equator & Inti-Ñan Musuem

Guayaquil to Isabela Island

  • Boat ride to Isabela Island
  • See Galapagos' famous giant tortoises
  • Visit the lava tunnels

Isabela Island

  • Snorkelling experience
  • Wildlife kayaking adventure

Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island

  • Guided tour of the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Visit Tortuga Bay

Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island

  • See the island's famous sea lions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

San Cristobal Island

  • Boat cruise & off shore bird spotting experience
  • Explore Kicker Rock
  • Visit a private beach
  • Indulge in our Galapagos BBQ meal

Lima

  • Lima city tour - see the historical centre, Barranco & Miraflores

Arequipa to Colca Canyon

  • See wild Vicuña
  • See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu volcanoes
  • Visit the Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve

Colca Canyon to Puno

  • See the massive Colca Canyon
  • Visit Cruz del Condor
  • Visit Yanque

Puno

  • Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca
  • Ride on a triciclo!
  • Visit Taquile & Uros island communities

Puno to Cusco

  • Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani
  • Entry to the Temple of Wiracocha

Cusco

  • City walking tour

Cusco to Sacred Valley

  • Entry into the Sacred Valley & a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pisac & Ollantaytambo
  • Try some local Chicha de Jora

Train to Aguas Calientes or trek the Inca Trail

  • Train ride to the 104km point
  • Tour Machu Picchu with our local guide

Cusco to Jungle Lodge

  • City tour
  • Canopy hike for amazing jungle views
  • Special stay in our Amazon Rainforest Jungle Ecolodge

Jungle Lodge to Puerto Maldonado

  • Locally guided jungle catamaran cruise
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You will visit the following 2 places:

Ecuador

Ecuador

Ecuador is a country in Northwestern South America, with a Pacific Ocean coastline, lying on the Equator between Colombia, to the northeast, and Peru. Spanish is the official language and is spoken by a majority of the population, though thirteen Amerindian languages are also recognized, including Quichua and Shuar. The capital city is Quito, while the largest city is Guayaquil. In reflection of the country's rich cultural heritage, the historical center of Quito was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Ecuador has a developing economy that is highly dependent on commodities, namely petroleum and agricultural products. The country is classified as a medium-income country. Ecuador's economy is the eighth largest in Latin America and experienced an average growth of 4.6% between 2000 and 2006. The country was able to maintain relatively superior growth during the crisis. The country also has potential for the industry in a variety of sectors, including domestic production of raw materials and manufactured textiles, mining, chemical, petrochemical, and oil refinement. Power generation is also a potential sector that is starting to be developed due to Ecuador's high water potential in various sectors of the country; the development of products based on the melting or glass materials, production and agro-processed foods, and pharmaceutical production, among others. The most relevant project currently under development is the Pacific refinery, located in Manta, which will be one of the largest in the region.

Peru

Peru

Peru is an extremely biodiverse country in western South America. From exotic jungle to coastal desert via the breathtaking peaks of the Andes, the country has the second highest number of bird species in the world. The main attractions are their archaeological patrimony of pre-Columbian cultures and the hub of the Inca's empire, their gastronomy, their colonial architecture (it has imposing colonial constructions) and their natural resources (a paradise for ecological tourism). Peru’s staggering variety of places to visit means the potential for adventure is boundless!

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