TRAVEL TIPOS & EXTENSIONS

Take Advantage of Our Exciting New Extensions to PERU for 2019

AUTHOR Ecoventura

After your time exploring the Galapagos Islands, you might still be craving adventure! Peru is Ecuador’s southern neighbor and offers unique cultural experiences and top restaurants for the perfect follow up to the natural wonders of the Galapagos.

Ecoventura offers Peru travel extensions in combination with their Galapagos cruises to visit Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. Our offerings include options of a 6-night First Class (4-star hotels) Extension or a 6-night Luxury Boutique Style (5-star hotels) Extension.

Let us take the stress out of travel planning so you can easily transition from the Galapagos Islands to the wonders of Peru without worry! The extensions were designed to add on after a Galapagos cruise with Ecoventura on the Origin & Theory (luxury expedition yachts) or Eric & Letty (first class yachts)

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Premium Hotels & Inkaterra (First Class/4 star) – New for 2019

Sunday – Galapagos Islands to Lima

After leaving the yacht on Sunday, our team will ensure you safely arrive at the Guayaquil airport. Your early evening Avianca flight takes you to Lima Airport where you will be assisted and directed to a short walk to Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima conveniently located at the airport.

Monday – Lima to Urubamba

On Monday morning, take the short walk to the airport where you will depart from Lima to Cusco on LATAM flight (time TBA). When you arrive, you will travel to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, visit Awana Kancha, a weaving project of Andean communities where you see the four American Camelidae (alpaca, llama, vicuna, and guanaco). Learn about their wools and the ancestral techniques of weaving. Afterward, visit the village of Pisac and shop the colorful local handicraft market. Next, you will explore the Inkariy Museum, a project created by a group of artists and archaeologists to show the world the most important pre-Columbian cultures of Peru. Finally, arrive in Urubamba where you will rest and acclimatize to the altitude at Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa.

Tuesday – Urubamba to Machu Picchu

Enjoy excursions to Maras (salt mines from the Inca period that are still in use today) and Moray (an experimental agricultural center from the same period). Have lunch in Urubamba, followed by a visit to the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo, the last living Inca town. Transfer to the train station for a scenic one hour and thirty-minute train ride to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo. Once there, you will have dinner and stay overnight at the Inktaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel at the base of the mountain.

Wednesday – Machu Picchu to Cusco

Transfer by bus on a 30-minute ride up to the breathtaking Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore Machu Picchu on a guided tour through the ruins. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Depart that afternoon for Ollantaytambo by Vistadome train and transfer to the hotel in Cusco, Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel.

Thursday – Cusco

Thursday morning includes a guided tour of Cusco featuring: the Plaza de Armas (main square), the Cathedral, Santo Domingo church (Koricancha), and surrounding ruins of Puka Pukara, Kenko, Tampu Machay and the renowned fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuaman, famous for its cosmic energy. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Cusco. Stay another night at the Palacio del Inka Hotel in Cusco.

Friday – Cusco to Lima

Transfer to the airport for departure from Cusco to Lima on LATAM (time TBA). Upon arrival, reception, and transfer to El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Lima.  At 2PM, tour some of Lima’s main colonial sites: Plaza Mayor, Government and Archbishop Palaces. Visit the private Larco Museum with their collection of modeled pottery vessels, gold and silver work and erotic ceramics from pre-Inca civilizations. Drive through Lima’s modern residential areas: San Isidro with its olive grove and golf course and Miraflores with its Central Park “Parque del Amor” and ocean views.

Friday evening (red eye) or Saturday

Transfer to airport for your international departure flight.

First Class Rates

Single $ 3995.00
Double $ 2450.00
Triple $2200.00
 4 guests in 2 doubles $2050.00
 5 or more guests $2050.00

* Rates are per person

First-Class Rates Include:

Accommodations in 4 star properties including 1 night Wyndham Airport Lima, 1 night Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection in Urubamba, 2 nights Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection hotel in Cusco, 1 night at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo and 1 night El Pardo Doubletree Hotel in Lima including buffet breakfast every day, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, and dinner on Tuesday. Private transfers and tours with professional English speaking guide, private car and driver. Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and to return in Vistadome class. Bus tickets from the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo to the entrance of Machu Picchu and return.

Rates do not include:

Airfare Guayaquil to Lima one way. Roundtrip airfare from Lima to Cuzco varies from $500 for full unrestricted fares to less for non-refundable instant purchase tickets with some restrictions ($25 charge for changes per route per person). All fares are subject to change. Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and gratuities to the guide and driver.

Terms of payments:

A deposit of $300 per person is required to confirm the reservation and final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Cancellations received 90 days or more prior to arrival will get 50% refund of the deposit. Cancellations 89 days or less prior to arrival will forfeit the entire deposit.

Luxury Boutique & Relais & Chateaux hotels (Luxury) – New for 2019

Sunday – Galapagos Islands to Lima

After leaving the yacht on Sunday, our team will ensure you safely arrive at the Guayaquil airport. Your early evening Avianca flight takes you to Lima Airport where you will be assisted and directed to a short walk to Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima conveniently located at the airport.


Monday – Lima to Urubamba

On Monday morning, take the short walk to the airport where you will depart from Lima to Cusco on LATAM flight (time TBA). When you arrive, you will travel to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, visit Awana Kancha, a weaving project of Andean communities where you see the four American Camelidae (alpaca, llama, vicuna, guanaco). Learn about their wools and the ancestral techniques of weaving. Afterward, visit the village of Pisac and shop the colorful local handicraft market. Next, you will explore the Inkariy Museum, a project created by a group of artists and archaeologists to show the world the most important pre-Columbian cultures of Peru. Finally, arrive in Urubamba where you can rest and adjust to the altitude. Enjoy lunch at Wayra Ranch and enjoy an exhibition of Peruvian Paso Horses and “Marinera” which is a typical dance. Spend the night at Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa in Urubamba, a Relais & Chateaux property.

Tuesday – Urubamba to Machu Pichu

Enjoy excursions to Maras (salt mines from the Inca period that are still in use today) and Moray (an experimental agricultural center from the same period). Have lunch in Urubamba, followed by a visit to the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo, the last living Inca town. Transfer to the train station for a scenic one hour and thirty-minute train ride to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo. Once there, you will have dinner and stay overnight at Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel at the base of the mountain.

Wednesday – Machu Picchu to Cusco

Transfer by bus on a 30-minute ride up to the breathtaking Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore Machu Picchu on a guided tour through the ruins. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Depart that afternoon for Ollantaytambo by the luxurious Hiram Bingham train with cocktail and gourmet dinner included on board. Transfer to the Inkaterra La Casona in Cusco, a Relais & Chateaux property.

Thursday – Cusco

Thursday morning includes a guided tour of Cusco featuring: the Plaza de Armas (main square), the Cathedral, Santo Domingo church (Koricancha), and surrounding ruins of Puka Pukara, Kenko, Tampu Machay and the renowned fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuaman, famous for its cosmic energy. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Cusco. Stay another night at Inkaterra La Casona Cusco.
Friday – Cusco to Lima

Transfer to the airport for departure from Cusco to Lima on LATAM (time TBA). Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the Hotel B in Lima, a Relais & Chateaux property located in El Barranco neighborhood and the “arty” part of the city. At 2PM, tour some of Lima’s main colonial sites: Plaza Mayor, Government and Archbishop Palaces. Visit the private Larco Museum with their collection of modeled pottery vessels, gold and silver work and erotic ceramics from pre-Inca civilizations. Drive through Lima’s modern residential areas: San Isidro with its olive grove and golf course and Miraflores with its Central Park “Parque del Amor” and ocean views.

Friday evening (red eye) or Saturday

Transfer to airport for your international departure flight.

Luxury Class Rates

Single $ 5150.00
Double $ 3200.00
Triple $ 3000.00
 4 guests in 2 doubles $2825.00
 5 or more guests  $2825.00

* Rates are per person

Luxury Rates Include:

Accommodations in 5 star properties including 1 night Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport hotel, 1 night Hotel B Lima, 1 night Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa in Urubamba, 1 night Hotel Sumaq in Machu Picchu Pueblo and 2 nights Inkaterra La Casona in Cusco, and buffet breakfast every morning, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, and dinner on Tuesday. Private transfers and tours with professional English speaking guide, private car and driver. Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in Vistadome and the return on the Hiram Bingham train. Bus tickets from the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo to the entrance of Machu Picchu and return.

Rates do not include:

Airfare Guayaquil to Lima one way. Roundtrip airfare from Lima to Cuzco varies from $500 for full unrestricted fares to less for non-refundable instant purchase tickets with some restrictions ($25 charge for changes per route per person). All fares are subject to change. Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and gratuities to guide and driver.

Terms of Payment:

A deposit of $300 per person is required to confirm the reservation and final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Cancellations received 90 days or more prior to arrival will get 50% refund of the deposit. Cancellations 89 days or less prior to arrival will forfeit the entire deposit.

Let Us Plan Your Extension in Peru!

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