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2018 Itinerary

26 Day Itinerary (Quito > Arequipa)

  • Tour Code

    EPGC

  • Departure City

    Quito

  • Duration

    26 Day

  • Return City

    Arequipa

Tour Inclusions

your price includes

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director †
  • The services of expert Local Guides
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Premium First Class hotels including all service charges and porterage
  • Five day Galápagos Islands cruise on board the MV Galápagos Legend
  • Four day Amazon cruise or Amazon Lodge stay
  • All intra-tour flights - as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Quito city tour including a trip to the “middle of the world”
  • Cruising through the incredible landscapes and having close up experiences withuniquewildlife in Galápagos
  • Explore the Amazon, spot abundant wildlife and learn about traditional cultures
  • Lima City Tour of colonial and modern Lima
  • Visit the Sacred Valley including the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm
  • Explore the imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • See the fascinating agricultural terraces of Moray and the salt pans of Maras
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour
  • In Cuzco marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Tour the floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Marvel at the deepest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon and visit Cruz del Condor to viewCondors soaring overhead
  • Tour the “White City”, Arequipa including Santa Catalina Monastery and Juanita the Ice Maiden

you’re invited

  • Learn of Inca and pre Inca cultures followed by a dinner at the Larco Museum in Lima
  • Interact with and learn from students at a local school in the Sacred Valley

quality dining

  • 50 superb meals including: 25 Full Breakfasts (FB), 8 Lunches (L),15 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Andean ceremonial dinner
  • Day 1 Quito, Ecuador

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Quito, the capital of Ecuador that sits right on the equator. You will be met and transferred to your boutique hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Quito

  • Day 2 Quito

    Walking tour of the colonial centre of Quito. Make your way to the middle of the world to put one foot on both sides of the equator, then visit the Intiñan Museum.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Quito - Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands where you will begin your Galápagos cruise. Sailing schedule varies depending on your vessel and local conditions.
    Four Night Cruise: MV Galápagos Legend

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Galápagos Islands

    Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the bounty of wonders in Galápagos. Each day you will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife. You will have the opportunity to see the giant Galápagos tortoise, sea lion colonies, green sea turtles, land and marine iguanas, and a variety of bird life including the famous blue footed booby. Note: Daily Cruise schedule is subject to change.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Galápagos Islands

    Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the bounty of wonders in Galápagos. Each day you will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 Galápagos Islands

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 Galápagos Islands - Lima, Peru

    Bid farewell to this natural wonderland and fly to Lima, Peru, home of ancient civilizations, rich cultures, majestic ruins, snow-capped mountains and fertile jungle.
    Two Night Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 8 Lima

    Enjoy a city tour of Lima. Visit the main plaza, enter the 16th century Santo Domingo Church and one of Lima’s famous ancient pyramids. You’re Invited: Take a guided tour of the Larco Museum housing Inca and pre Inca artefacts. Afterwards enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 Lima - Iquitos

    Fly to Iquitos. Board the luxurious MV Zafiro for a three night cruise on the Amazon River.
    Three Night Cruise: MV Zafiro

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Amazon Cruise

    Float down the Yanallpa River and spot wildlife as you travel through a “gallery forest”. Move into the Tapiche River where you’ll disembark and take a jungle walk. In the afternoon explore the Dorado River through the “Mirrored Forest” that reflects the surrounding scenery.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 Amazon Cruise

    Sail along the Yarapa River which is a known playground for grey and pink river dolphins and contains a vast variety of wildlife. This afternoon visit a local home and learn how to cook traditional Amazon cuisine.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 Amazon Cruise - Lima

    Watch the sunrise over the Amazon River, then travel to a Manatee Rescue Centre. See how the manatees are cared for, and prepared for re-introduction into their natural habitat before your flight to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Lima - Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. Drive to the Sacred Valley, stopping off at Awana Kancha llama farm, then head to the colourful town of Pisac with its traditional markets.
    Three Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a walking tour of Ollantaytambo. You’re Invited: Visit a local community which will give you the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 15 Sacred Valley - Maras & Moray

    Drive to the agricultural terraces at Moray whose function remains a mystery. Nearby, under the town of Maras are salt mines that have been built into old terraces. Tonight enjoy a traditional Andean feast.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 16 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

    Board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. Mystery still surrounds these ruins and your expert local guide will share stories and knowledge to reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”.
    Two Night Stay: Machu Picchu

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 17 Machu Picchu

    Return to Machu Picchu and further explore the ruins.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 18 Machu Picchu - Cuzco

    Board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
    Three Night Stay: Cuzco

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 19 Cuzco

    Be guided on a walking tour of Cuzco, the former capital of the Incas. Explore the main plaza and its cathedrals, walk past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s central market. Finish with a visit to the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Tonight dine at a local restaurant.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 20 Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

    Discover More: Take a markets, museums and ruins tour, or visit a Peruvian Paso horse ranch (additional cost).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 21 Cuzco - Puno

    Make your way to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Along the way visit the village of Andahuaylillas before arriving in Puno on the banks of Lake Titicaca.
    Two Night Stay: Puno

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 22 Lake Titicaca

    Today enjoy an excursion to the unique floating islands of Uros. These islands are made of the hollow totora reeds which allow them to float. Entire communities are built on these fascinating islands and your guide will introduce you to the unique lifestyle of the Uros.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 23 Puno - Colca Canyon

    Journey to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.
    Overnight Stay: Colca Canyon

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 24 Colca Canyon - Arequipa

    Travel along Colca Valley to Cruz del Condor, a spectacular viewpoint which allows you to appreciate the canyons depth and is the perfect point for viewing the condor. Make our way to Arequipa, known as the “White City”.
    Two Night Stay: Arequipa

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 25 Arequipa

    Explore Arequipa visiting the Plaza de Armas and Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, Santa Catalina Monastery and the Andean Museum which houses the famous mummy “Juanita”.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 26 Depart Arequipa

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person