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10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
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Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
- Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
- Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.
From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Plus, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to cruise through the Galápagos Islands. Start in Lima, a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions. On your sightseeing tour, you’ll see many of its famous sights. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it—it is one of the most majestic images in all of South America!Not only will you visit the must-see sights, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Peruvian life. Experience a Mother Earth ceremony performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. You’ll also stop at a local Peruvian food market and visit a home to meet some of the locals and experience their way of life. Conclude your vacation by cruising through the Galápagos Islands, where you will witness red and blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, sea lions, land iguanas, and much more. For even more spectacular beauty and fun, you can swim or snorkel in search of sea life such as octopus, sea horses, and starfish. Also, spend time in Quito, where a sightseeing tour shows you its highlights—a perfect conclusion to an amazing adventure!
Day 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU.
Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director.
Day 2: LIMA.
This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a WALKING TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a [LF] LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of life for the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lima’s Peruvian restaurants with your fellow traveling companions. (B,D)
Day 3: LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY.
Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will have lunch and experience an [LF] El Pago a la Tierra, or MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies, thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels, have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, stop at AWANAKANCHA to meet local families who preserve the ancient technique of Pre-Columbian weaving using South American camelid fibers. Here is your chance to get up close to the various camelids, including alpaca, llama, guanaco, and vicuña, indigenous to the region. Continue to PISAC, an old mountain village, where you will have free time to shop its famous market for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 4: SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU.
This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, followed by the opportunity to visit a [LF] HOME, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Next, board the Vistadome TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, stay at a nearby hotel. (B,D)
Day 5: MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO.
Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN TRIP and continue on to Cusco. (B,L)
Day 6: CUSCO.
This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco CITY TOUR, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. A [LF] special treat is in store for you when you are greeted by a group of Andean musicians dressed in colorful Inca textiles. They will escort you on a PASACALLE (Andean Parade) through Cusco while playing traditional music and performing ancient dances—an experience you won’t soon forget! Also visit the semi-circular KENKO AMPHITHEATER with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, and the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 7: CUSCO–LIMA–QUITO, ECUADOR.
Fly to Quito, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 8: QUITO.
On a city tour, see INDEPENDENCE SQUARE with its CATHEDRAL and SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA CHURCH, and the BASILICA. (B)
Day 9: QUITO–BALTRA–SANTA CRUZ (EMBARKATION)–CRUISING.
Fly to Baltra and transfer to SANTA CRUZ Island and the highlands. While here, visit a TORTOISE RESERVE where giant tortoises are found in their natural habitat. You can also explore lava tubes and pit craters. Board the Galápagos Legend for your 3-night CRUISE. (B,L,D)
Day 10: CRUISING: GENOVESA ISLAND.
Wake up at GENOVESA ISLAND and encounter a small fur seal grotto before taking a walk up Prince Philip’s Steps, where you will see large nesting colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies. Wedge-rumped storm-petrels can be observed flying in all directions 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. (B,L,D)
Day 11: CRUISING: SANTA CRUZ & SANTA FÉ ISLANDS.
Back at SANTA CRUZ, walk by 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. At SANTA FÉ, 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 and distinctively paler. 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. (B,L,D)
Day 12: CRUISING: MOSQUERA ISLET–BALTRA (DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL.
After breakfast, visit MOSQUERA ISLET located between North Seymour and Baltra Islands. 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. Later, fly to Guayaquil, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 13: GUAYAQUIL.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- 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 27 departure.
- Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 feet.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a [LF] local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant
[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
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
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
Sightseeing in Quito; 3-night Galápagos Islands cruise
Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 7 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in Lima and a farewell dinner in Cusco
Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $1,940 (based on Miami, departure in January, 2020) or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Lima/Cusco; Cusco/Lima; Lima/Quito; Quito/Galápagos; Galápagos/Guayaquil. Air prices were effective on July 10, 2019 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
Galápagos cruise extension price is based on a Standard Plus category cabin on the Galápagos Legend. Cabin upgrades are available; please call for pricing.
Galápagos cruise extension price includes Galápagos National Park entrance fee and transit card ($120 value).
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single Room Supplement:
from $1,580 to $1,670
Triple Rooms are not available.
Extra Nights per person in Lima:
in single room $132; in twin room $76
Extra nights per person in Guayaquil:
in single room $179; in twin room $102
2021 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2020.
Calle Schell 452
Lima , Peru
Plaza Manco 11 De Yucay 123
Sacred Valley , Peru
Av Pachacutec 109
Machu Picchu , Peru
Av. El Sol 954
Cusco CUS, Peru
Ave Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1
Quito , Ecuador
Av Francisco de Orellana Mz 111
Guayaquil , Ecuador
Question: a few years ago when we went to the top of Pikes Peak, I experienced bad dizziness at the top. Would that happen in Cusco?
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Globus did a great job with the tour. However in the future I would recommend a little gap in the intensity of the days activities and the one nights in several hotels. This posed to be quite exhausting. Overall they did a great job and delivered on what was promised Thank you .
We had a fabulous tour director, Adrian. Macedo. I could not have hoped for anyone more meticulous with detail and organization
Everything done well.
Excellent Trip. Tour Director, Adrien, was great.
Globus/Monograms delivered as expected. The pre and post parts were managed by Monograms. and we were met at every change of locations by an escort. However there were some hiccups not within the control of Affordable tours. On arrival in Lima at 9:30 pm, I was advised that the location of the Amazon lodge had been changed. It was because of civil unrest at the original location and the change was justified. However, they had to know 2 to 3 days in advance, and did not notify me. The new arrangements were great but could not have been made in the one day while I was traveling. Upon return to Lima for the main tour, the guide for the main portion did not know of the Amazon change.--- Also, when I arrived in Quito I was given incomplete and inaccurate written information on the Galapagos portion. I was met at the Galapagos Airport by Kline Tour representatives of the ship, none had a Globus sign as advised. No information on the flight from the islands to Guayquil was provided, the ship had to call others to find what our flight was. The paperwork given to me in Quito listed a different hotel in Guayguil than the one on the original schedule, but that was incorrect, we were taken to the Hilton as scheduled. My cabin on the ship was unpleasant. It was designed as a single, but had two twin beds which left six inches between the bed and the hull of the ship opn one side and mothering on the other. I had to crawl on the bed from the foot. There was no place to store my large suitcase. So, left it out on the second bed, which was against a wall on one side and the 2nd bed (that I slept in on) the other side. The ships phone was on the porthole ledge, no table or chair in the cable. It also was on the lowest deck for passengers. Below me was a two deck space for the ships engines, They were so loud as to limit use of the TV. The next cabin size was a junior suite that was much better and if given the choice, I would have paid extra for the upgrade. Hotels in both countries DO NOT HAVE HEAT, only AC. Take warm sleeping clothes. Two hotels provide small electric heaters (shaped like radiators), The Hilton Guayguil suggested I turn of the fan for the room AC and open the Window. That worked!! I am out of room to add more. But, Good Trip!!
Fantastic experience of not only place/geography, but of people/culture. Peru Splendor was quite physical in terms of activity..walking & climbing.... we loved it. Our tour director and his associates were professional, helpful and kind. They really were very informative and they really cared for our concerns.
It was a wonderful well planned trip.
The only thing I did not like was spending a night and day tour in Lima. It would have been better to go directly to Cusco.
Had a very wonderful trip. Liked the smaller group of 26. Scenery was fabulous. Love Globus. This is our 3rd trip with them. This was the most strenuous, but I did expect that.
Peruvian food was delicious! Hotel rooms were also good. The way the trip is planned (short stop in highest elevation of Cusco, then lower elevations before back to Cusco for 2 nights) helped us all adjust to the altitude. Though it was still tough climbing up steps! Drink lots and lots of water. All our guides spoke good English and got us where we needed to go.
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