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Mysteries of the Inca Empire with Peru’s Amazon & Galapagos Cruise (1308)

21 days from Lima to Quito

2021 Tour Details

On this Peru tour—with a Galápagos Islands cruise—delve into the past, learn about the local culture, and experience beautiful scenery as you visit ancient ruins, enjoy guided sightseeing, and marvel at the flora and fauna found in the Amazon and Galápagos Islands.

History comes alive on this tour through Peru. Imagine what life was like in the 15th century as you tour the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, where you'll see this famous Inca complex set in a majestic setting. More history awaits at Ollantaytambo, the archaeological site of the Incas’ resistance during the Spanish conquest, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress with some of the best examples of Inca masonry. Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Cusco.

On this Peru tour, you'll also learn about the local culture. On your motorboat tour of Lake Titicaca, visit Taquile Island, where you'll see how the local people integrate their Inca and Spanish past, and the Uros Floating Islands, where you'll learn how the Uros Indians construct their islands, homes, and boats from totora reed. In the Incan town of Ollantaytambo and in Sillustani, visits with locals in their homes give you insight into their way of life. Spend time at the Indian market in Pisac and in Awanakancha, learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, and guanaco) to Inca culture.

But that's not all…you'll also spend time in the Amazon, where you'll enjoy canoe rides and walks in search of the thriving flora and fauna. Accompanied by knowledgeable Naturalists, you'll appreciate the Amazon both during the day and at night. Also experience the thrill of cruising for three nights in the Galápagos Islands. Swim and snorkel in search of sea life, explore the islands, marvel at the many bird species, and enjoy seeing giant tortoises, sea lions, blue and red-footed boobies, land iguanas, and much more.

History, local culture, amazing scenery, thriving flora and fauna—this Peru and Ecuador tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers has it all!

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

PERU’S AMAZON
Enjoy three nights in the Peruvian Amazon; ; visit Tambopata National Reserve; guided canoe rides and jungle walks

LIMA
Guided sightseeing, visit San Francisco Monastery

SACRED VALLEY
Guided sightseeing of Awanakancha and Pisac Indian Market; Visit Ollantaytambo, a local home, Seminario Ceramics Workshop, and a chicheria

MACHU PICCHU
Vistadome train to Machu Picchu; Guided sightseeing of the Machu Picchu ruins; stay overnight in Machu Picchu region

CUSCO
Guided sightseeing, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and Sacsayhuaman, see Kenko and Puca Pucara

LAKE TITICACA
Guided sightseeing of Taquile Island and the Uros Floating Islands; farewell dinner

SILLUSTANI
Guided sightseeing, visit a local home

GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
3-night Galápagos Islands cruise; Quito sightseeing

Guides:

Local Guides for sightseeing in Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lake Titicaca; services of a professional Tour Director.

Scenic Highlights:

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.

Notes:

Visit a home in the Sacred Valley and help support local families of the region through Cosmos’ contributions.

UNESCO World Heritage

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • City of Cusco
  • City of Quito
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Historic Center of Lima
  • Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Transportation:

Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring; intra-vacation air and taxes

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

20 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 11 dinners

 Itinerary

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


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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, 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 15 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
LIMA
MACHU PICCHU
PUERTO MALDONADO
PUNO
QUITO
SACRED VALLEY

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).
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