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Peru Tours: The Best of Peru and Ecuador

Highlights of this Tour: Lima • Cusco • Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Quito • Otavalo region • Galapagos

Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights

Days of Departure: Daily, On Request (Private)

This is our most popular private tour of Peru and Ecuador. The itinerary below is based on a 7 night Galapagos cruise, but it can be custom designed to include any other cruise duration. If you prefer to start your tour in Ecuador, we also offer this tour in reverse. See our Best of Ecuador and Peru Tour.

Sample itinerary

lima city tourDay 1 | Arrive in Lima
Reception at the Lima airport and transfer to your hotel. Hotel.

Day 2 | Lima
This morning or afternoon, you embark on 3 hour sightseeing tour of Lima and its important landmarks. Continue to the Larco Herrera Museum. Continue to the Larco Herrera Museum to view the world's largest private collection of pre-Colombian art with a unique assortment of erotic pottery, genuine and rich jewels in gold, silver and semi-precious stones. Hotel. (B)

Day 3 | Lima to Cusco
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Cusco. In Cusco, transfer to your hotel. Rest and acclimatize for a few hours before your afternoon tour of Cusco and the nearby Sacsayhuaman ruins. Hotel. (B)

pisac market tour Day 4 | Full day Sacred Valley: Pisac and Ollantaytambo
First, visit Ollantaytambo, the Inca fortress, and walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town. After lunch, you drive through the valley to Pisac, where you will have the opportunity to bargain with the vendors at the typical market. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Hotel. (B, L)

Day 5 | Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to the Ollanta train station. Train service to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas”. Guided tour of this marvelous citadel. You’ll visit the main plaza, the royal quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the circular tower and the sacred Sun Dial and burial grounds. Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Machu Picchu to Cusco
We suggest you rise early this morning to admire Machu Picchu at sunrise, a truly mystical experience. Morning at leisure to continue exploring or perhaps attempt climbing Huayna Picchu. Afternoon train to Cusco. Transfer from the Cusco train station to your hotel. Hotel. (B)

quito city tour Day 7 | Cusco to Quito
Morning transfer to the Cusco airport for the flight to Lima connecting to Quito. Early afternoon arrival in Quito and transfer to your hotel. Mid-afternoon city tour of modern and colonial Quito. Drive to the top of Panecillo Hill for a panoramic view of the city before returning to town. Hotel. (B)

Day 8 | Full day in the Otavalo Region
Early morning departure from the hotel for a full-day tour of the Otavalo region. This tour travels north of Quito where you will: cross the equator at Cayambe; stop in Calderon, famous for its bread dough figure dolls; shop in Cotacachi for leather goods; and visit the grand Otavalo market. After lunch at a country inn, you will visit San Antonio de Ibarra, a wood carving centre. Return to Quito in the late afternoon. Hotel. (B, L)

Day 9 | Quito to Galapagos
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Your 3, 4 or 7 night Galapagos cruise is not included in the rate. (B)

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galapagos islands cruiseDay 16 | Galapagos to Quito
Return to Quito by late afternoon. Evening at leisure. Hotel.

Day 17 | Depart Quito
Morning transfer to the Quito airport for your departure flight. (B)

No prices are mentioned here as there are many variations on hotels and excursions in each area. Contact our South America Travel Specialists to discuss details or to request a quote for a custom private tour of Ecuador.

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Departure Dates

This is a private tour and can depart daily.

2013 Rates

rate in Canadian Dollars rate in US Dollars
Deluxe + 10,547 5,825 9,950 5,495
Deluxe 8,098 4,652 7,640 4,389
First Class 5,724 3,381 5,400 3,190
Standard 4,387 2,671 4,139 2,520

* Prices are subject to change until time of booking.


Deluxe: Miraflores Park (Lima) • Libertador (Puno) • Monasterio del Cusco (Cusco) • Rio Sagrado (Sacred Valley) • Machu Picchu Sanctuary (Machu Picchu)
First Class: Casa Andina Private Collection (Lima) • Libertador (Puno) • Libertador (Cusco) • Sol y Luna (Sacred Valley) • Inkaterra Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)
Standard: Casa Andina (Lima) • Casa Andina (Puno) • Casa Andina (Cusco) • Casa Andina Private Collection (Sacred Valley) • El Mapi (Aguas Calientes)

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* Rates are per person, in US$ and CA$ * The Canadian dollar rates shown above have been calculated at an exchange rate of 1.06 and are subject to change until time of payment.

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