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2020 Wonders of the Galapagos & Machu Picchu

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Cruise for four nights in the fabulously diverseGalápagos Islands and explore the treasures ofPeru on a journey that includes an exclusive visit toa village in the Sacred Valley and culminates atthe lost Incan citadel of Machu Picchu.

  1. Day 1
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Arrive in tropical Guayaquil, gateway to the Galápagos,where you are met and transferred to your hotel.Hotel: Hotel del Parque  
  2. Day 2
    Guayaquil
    Fly to the remote Galápagos island of Baltra, where you joinyour naturalist guide for the ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island.Disembark and drive up into the island’s mist-shroudedhighlands in search of giant tortoises. Next, traverse the lavatubes that run beneath this volcanic archipelago. Continueon to Puerto Ayora and board ‘La Pinta,’ your Galápagosexpedition ship for the next four nights. After settling in, attend an introductory briefing. Dinner on board thisevening is followed by a summary of the next day’s shoreexcursions. Because weather, water and wildlife conditionsare subject to constant change, your islands itinerary is notfixed, but two daily excursions are planned to the top sitesand islands.Hotel: 'La Pinta'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Cruising the Gal��pagos
    After breakfast, get fitted for your wetsuit and snorkelinggear before boarding a panga (small open boat) for a shoreexcursion to Eden Islet, a biodiverse enclave secluded offSanta Cruz. Here, observe the island’s iconic blue-footedboobies. Take this opportunity to snorkel the reef or viewmarine life aboard a glass-bottom boat. Back aboard ‘LaPinta,’ cruise onward to Sombrero Chino, yet anothersecluded islet of the Galápagos archipelago. Disembarkyour panga to hike wilderness trails, swim in a sandy cove,and snorkel among white-tipped reef sharks and Galápagospenguins.Hotel: 'La Pinta'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Cruising the Gal��pagos
    Disembark on Bartolomé Island to hike the volcanic terrainleading to its summit. After a panga ride to visit the penguinsof Pinnacle Rock, snorkel the reef, relax on the beach or takein the local marine life aboard a glass-bottom boat. Later,swim or snorkel along the white coral sand beach of SullivanBay.Hotel: 'La Pinta'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Cruising the Gal��pagos
    This morning, hike and snorkel Genovesa Island, abirdwatcher’s paradise. Explore Darwin Bay, snorkelingalong the cliffs or paddling out in sea kayaks. View the island’s cliffs before disembarking to climb the steep, rockypass of Prince Phillip’s Steps. Your ascent leads to a clifftopfrequented by Nazca boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels andthe elusive short-eared owl.Hotel: 'La Pinta'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Guayaquil/Lima, Peru
    Disembark ‘La Pinta’ at Baltra Island, where you transfer tothe airport for the flight back to mainland Ecuador, and thenboard another flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival, you are metand assisted to your hotel.Hotel: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Day 7
    Cusco
    Fly to Cusco, located more than 11,000 feet above sea level,where you are met and transferred to the Sacred Valley ofthe Incas. En route, visit Awana Kancha, a center whereSouth American camelids, such as llamas and alpacas, arebred. Learn about the valuable fibers created from theircoats, and perhaps take the opportunity to feed these iconicanimals. Then, visit the beautiful Hacienda Sarapampa tolearn how the Incas developed unique varieties of corn, howtheir ancestral techniques survive along with the modern production methods, and the importance of corn to thelocal economy.Hotel: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Sacred Valley
    Today, visit a remote village seemingly frozen in time,where you experience ancient agricultural methods used forcenturies in a challenging Andean mountain environment.Then, visit Moray, a fascinating archaeological site comprisedof a series of concentric agricultural terraces, some almost500 feet deep. Stop for lunch at Rancho Wayra, where youare treated to a spectacular equestrian performance ofPaso horses and marvel at the graceful gait of theseelegant animals.Hotel: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Machu Picchu
    En route to the train station, visit the imposing fortress ofOllantaytambo, a formidable structure of massive stoneterraces that hug the mountain slopes. Next, journey deepinto the Andes toward Machu Picchu by train, gazing out atthe spectacular Peruvian countryside. Once on site, explorethe magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu, guided by a localexpert. Overlooking the Urubamba River and discoveredby American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, MachuPicchu forever holds the secret of its passing — its Incaninhabitants left no written records of its purpose. Built in the15th century at the height of the Inca empire, it was mostlikely the estate of an emperor. Curiously, excavations herehave revealed skeletons, artifacts and woolen clothing, butno gold. As you wander amid the age-old stone walls, picturelife as it might have been in this majestic citadel, set some8,000 feet above sea level. Tonight, stay in the only hotel on site, designed to echo the soaring natural surroundings.Hotel: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Machu Picchu/Cusco
    Rise with the sun and join your expert guide to walk throughMachu Picchu in the early morning mist before the crowdsarrive. You may opt for a hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate),entry point to the ruins from the Inca Trail, or steep HuaynaPicchu. After your explorations, bid adieu to this ‘Lost City of the Incas,’ and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Cusco by train, savoring incomparable views of the mountain scenery that surrounds you. On arrival, transferto your hotel in Cusco, a 400-year-old architectural treasurethat was once a monastery. Spend an evening at leisure, freeto relax or stroll this ancient Incan capital on your own.Hotel: Belmond Hotel Monasterio  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  11. Day 11
    Cusco
    Discover Cusco on a city tour this morning that includes theCathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo DomingoTemple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of theKoricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Later,visit the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testamentto Incan architectural skill. Compiled of colossal stones, thelargest of which may weigh as much as 200 tons, the walls were cut and placed together with incredible precision andwithout a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. Thisafternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:Visit the San Blas Neighborhood, an art district wherestyles are handed down through generations of artisans. Stroll San Pedro Market, tasting the local flavors of Cuscoat this vibrant open-air venue. Join a Photographer in Cusco, who helps you captureauthentic images of the city’s architecture and people.Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at the elegant MAP Café.Hotel: Belmond Hotel Monasterio  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Depart Lima
    Relax with a morning at leisure in Cusco. Later today, fly to Lima andconnect with your homebound flight.Hotel: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport (dayroom)  
    Meals: Breakfast

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