Overview

Two of South America’s most prized jewels, together in one package! An incredible journey awaits you with the best coupling ever: the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, the only National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in the archipelago, will lead you through an expedition like no other in the Enchanted Isles. In Peru, you will be imbued with the captivating mystery of ancient civilizations as you voyage through Lima, Cuzco and Sacred Valley on your way to its most famed Incan citadel. This is undoubtedly the trip of a lifetime!

Book this package for 2021 starting at US$ 6,950!

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What you get

  • Airport Transfers
  • 2 nights at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito
  • scenic tour quitoHalf-day Quito's Old Town + Middle of the World Private Tour
  • Roundtrip Domestic Airfare (Quito-Galapagos-Guayaquil)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • INGALA Transit Control Card
  • 4 nights at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel in the Galapagos Islands
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Lima
  • 1 night of accommodation in Cuzco
  • 1 night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley
  • 1 night of accommodation in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)

A Sneak Peek

 

Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel - Courtyard
Cuzco Cathedral
Cuzco City - Cathedral
Lima, Peru
Lima City
Sacred Valley Artisans
Sacred Valley - Peru
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
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Highlights

A professionally guided tour of:

Quito:

  • Quito’s Historic Quarter
  • Middle of the World Monument

Peru:

  • Half-day Cultural Tour of Lima
  • Half-day Walking Tour of Cuzco
  • Full-day excursion of Machu Picchu
  • Tour of the Sacred Valley:
    • Pisac Market and Ruins
    • Awanacancha Textile Center
    • Chinchero
    • Maras Salt Pans
    • Ollantaytambo Fortress

and…

The following at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel:

  • Shared ground transfers from airport to the Finch Bay (and vice-versa)
  • 4 nights of accommodation in a Finch Bay Double Room
  • All meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 2 full-day Island Excursions aboard our Sea Lion Yacht (North Seymour, South Plaza, Santa Fe, and/or Bartolome)
  • 1 full-day Land Exploration with lunch
  • Arrival day visit with lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Luggage handling
  • Internet/Wi-Fi

National Geographic Unique Lodges of Ecuador

Day by Day

Day 1: Arrive in Quito / Transfer to Hotel

Historic Center in Quito

Welcome to Quito, Ecuador! At the airport, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel. During the ride, you will receive a brief introduction of Quito and Ecuador along with valuable information regarding your stay in the country.

Day 2: Quito + Middle of the World Tour

Middle of the World Monument

Quito’s Historic Center – the largest and best-preserved Colonial Quarter in South America – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this day, we will take a stroll through the Independence Plaza, which itself is flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace.

After that, we will visit the La Compañia de Jesús Church and admire its gilded interior before continuing onwards to the San Francisco Church and Convent – one of the largest architectural structures within a historic center in the Americas. Its impressive façade and atrium lead into its equally impressive Baroque interior.

Afterward, you’ll head to the Middle of the World and get to place both feet on each side of our planet’s equator!

At the end of the tour you’ll be taken back to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel. Overnight in Quito.

Day 3: Arrive in Galapagos / Highlands tour / Transfer to Finch Bay

Quito & Galapagos enchantments: South Plaza

On this day, you’ll take a transfer to Quito’s airport in time for you to catch your flight to the Galapagos.

Once you arrive in Baltra Airport, one of our representatives will take you across the Itabaca Channel for you to board our shared transfer. From here, you’ll be taken to Los Gemelos crater in Santa Cruz Island’s Highlands so you can get the first glimpse of Galapagos’ impressive volcanic setting. Afterwards, you’ll get to visit a Galapagos Giant Tortoise Sanctuary where you’ll enjoy a tasty lunch and get to spend some time with these majestic animals.

Once you’ve enjoyed your time in the highlands, you’ll be transferred to the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. Once there, you’ll get settled in, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 4: Sea Lion Yacht Excursion

Galapagos Islands tours: Bartolome island

Today, after an early buffet breakfast at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, you’ll embark on a great adventure aboard the hotel’s private yacht to a nearby island in the Galapagos National Park.

To see the options, please check the “Island Yacht Exploration Options” tab. Please note that options availability varies according to the day of your visit.

These excursions include a tasty lunch aboard our yacht and guided snorkeling activities with equipment included.

Once the adventure is over, we’ll take you back to the hotel so you can relax and enjoy a fantastic dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island Land Excursion

Luxury on Land and at Sea: Charles Darwin Research Station

Enjoy your breakfast and get ready to explore! Today you’ll get to traverse some of Santa Cruz Island’s most renowned visitor sites. Your options range between exploring the wondrous Tortuga Bay Beach and the Charles Darwin Research Station or the magical Divine Bay and Los Perros Beach!

Please ask your destination expert about your options for this day.

Both lunch and dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 6: Sea Lion Yacht Excursion

Finch Bay Island 2 Island hopping: Full day explorations

Today, after an early buffet breakfast at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, you’ll embark on a great adventure aboard the hotel’s private yacht to a nearby island in the Galapagos National Park.

To see the options, please check the “Island Yacht Exploration Options” tab. Please note that options availability varies according to the day of your visit.

These excursions include a tasty lunch aboard our yacht and guided snorkeling activities with equipment included.

Once the adventure is over, we’ll take you back to the hotel so you can relax and enjoy a fantastic dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to Airport / Arrive in Lima / Transfer to Hotel

The coastline of Lima, Peru

After a tasty breakfast, say goodbye to the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel! Hop on your shared transfer to the airport, from which you’ll take a flight back to the mainland.

Guayaquil

Once you arrive in Guayaquil’s Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport, you’ll have a brief layover before catching your flight to Lima.

Lima

Upon arriving at Lima International Airport, our representative will meet you and you’ll take a transfer to Double Tree El Pardo Hotel where they will assist you with check-in and provide you with all the information and vouchers you will need for your time in Peru. Overnight in Lima.

Day 8: Lima City Tour

Cathedral in Lima, Peru

On this day, you’ll experience a half-day tour of Lima’s historic center: Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, the Santo Domingo Convent, and the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, which displays various eras of Peruvian art.

The tour continues over at the Larco Herrera Museum and Hacienda, where you’ll get to admire one of the best collections of pre-Columbian art in the country. You’ll also get to walk around the hacienda itself, which was built over a sacred pre-Incan site that is located in the Pueblo Libre District. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at the museum’s café.

At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Day 9: Sacred Valley Tour

Textiles at Pisac Market, Peru

Our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and it’s off to the airport to catch your flight to Cuzco. Once you arrive in Cuzco, you’ll begin your tour of the Sacred Valley.

Today we visit the Andean textile center Awanacancha, which means, “the palace of weaving.” Here, you’ll learn about the dyeing techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. Next, we’ll head to the Sacred Valley’s Pisac Market, where regional artisans gather to exchange, buy, and sell products. You’ll have plenty of time to explore and barter for all the typical handicrafts from this area.

Our last stop is Pablo Seminario’s Ceramic Workshop, where you can observe the ceramics process and perhaps meet artist Pablo Seminario, as this is his year-round studio.

Box lunch is included on this day.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Tambo del Inka Hotel. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

Day 10: Sacred Valley Tour

Saltpans in the Sacred Valley, Peru

This day begins with a tour of Chinchero Town. Here, you’ll get to amaze yourself with the picturesque views that surround this authentic slice of the Andes Mountains. On weekends, the main plaza of the town becomes a hub for artisans to gather and sell their wares.

Following that, we’ll head to the Maras Salt Pans. This impressive site offers visitors breathtaking views that consist of countless terraces where salt (which is extracted from nearby springs) is produced. It takes about a month for the terraces to produce thick, crystalized salt that varies in color.

After a delicious lunch buffet at the Tunupa Restaurant in the Sacred Valley, we’ll head onwards to the Ollantaytambo Fortress. This fantastic site was constructed with the purpose of guarding the valley and preventing invasions from other tribes. Here, you’ll get to learn about some of the most important aspects of the Inca Empire’s history and culture.

After this visit, we’ll transfer you to the train station where you’ll begin your journey to majestic Machu Picchu.

When you arrive in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes), we’ll transfer you to Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 11: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

On this morning, you’ll hop aboard a bus that will take you on a 20-minute ride to Machu Picchu.

Once you get there, you’ll begin a guided tour of the Citadel’s Main Plaza, Circular Tower, Sacred Sun Dial, Royal Quarters, and Temple of the Three Windows.

A buffet-style lunch is included at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge’s Tinkuy Restaurant.

In the afternoon, a shuttle bus will take us back to Aguas Calientes in time to catch your return train. Our representatives will greet you at the train station and transfer you to Cuzco Palacio del Inka hotel in Cuzco. Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 12: Cuzco City Tour / Transfer to Airport / Farewell!

Koricancha in Cuzco, Peru

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cuzco, the Imperial City, and admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. Walking along the city’s stone streets is perhaps the best way to discover why this is regarded as the archaeological capital of South America.

In the afternoon, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and assist you with checking out before taking you to the Cuzco Airport for you to catch your flight back home.

Safe travels!

Island Yacht Exploration Options

Santa Fe's Land Iguana

Option 1 – North Seymour

Experience a live biology lesson with land and marine iguanas, Nazca- and blue-footed boobies, frigates, sea lions and fur seals.

Option 2 –Santa Fe

Walk along rocky terrain to find the island’s highlight: the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, patiently waiting under the enormous and giant cacti for falling fruits and pads.

Option 3 – Bartolome

Here, you will get to enjoy one of the Galapagos’ most famous views: the tilted Pinnacle Rock, the golden beach of Bartolome and the impressive lava fields of Santiago Island.

Option 4 – South Plaza

Admire the vast volume of dozens of frolicking sea lion pups, patrolling alpha male sea lions, basking marine and land iguanas, stunning red crabs and various Darwin finches.

Conditions

  • Subject to availability
  • Coverage applies only during your stay in Ecuadorian territory
  • Not valid for Labor Day, National and Religious Holidays.
  • Not valid for blackout dates: December 23rd to January 2nd.
  • Invalid dates may have special rates. Please verify with your Destination Expert.
  • $500 deposit per person is required.
  • Credit card payments are exempt from additional fees.
  • Rates listed are for adults. For rates for children younger than 12, please ask your Destination Expert.
  • Galapagos itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions, logistical reasons, guests’ safety and/or Galapagos National Park Regulations.
  • Restrictions may apply.
  • Travel insurance coverage applies only within the territory of the country of Ecuador.
  • Does not apply to other promotions.
  • Breakfasts and taxes are included for hotels and Sea Lion Yacht.
  • International flights to and from Quito, Ecuador are not included.
  • Rate based on double occupancy. For a single quote, please contact your destination expert.
  • Solo travelers may incur a single supplement charge.
  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Not Included

  • International airfare (From your country to Ecuador / From Ecuador to Peru / From Peru to your country)
  • Domestic flights in Peru (Lima-Cuzco)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities

Testimonial

A lovely few days

We stayed at Finch Bay for 4 nights, having chosen to do one of the all-inclusive packages. I organized everything by email with Victor, who was extremely helpful, and everything went perfectly, including the rather complicated transfer process on arrival! We didn’t want to do a cruise and thought that the combination of land and sea activities that Finch Bay offered would work well for us.

Our guides were excellent.”

Our guides were excellent. Henrique met us at the airport and took us to the highlands to see the tortoises, and we had a very pleasant lunch with him. We went to North Seymour Island on the resort’s yacht with Soto. The day included snorkeling with turtles and small rays. The yacht crew were really good too […] Our other land day was to Tortuga Bay and the Charles Darwin Research Centre with Valentin, it was very relaxed and a good change of pace.

[…]Breakfast was great, dinners were very good – limited choices due to the package but we had no issue – and Sabrina who was our waitress on a couple of nights was exceptional.

Breakfast was great. Dinners were very good.”

We had a drink at the bar by the pool every evening – amazing passion fruit daiquiris, thank you Jorge! It is quiet at night, but it would be easy enough to go into Puerto Ayora if you chose. We were tired after the day’s activities, and happy to stay at the hotel.

The ladies at the front desk were so helpful, and we were very well prepared by them every night for the next day’s activities. For us, Finch Bay was a great way to get a taste of the Galapagos.

deb_k63 – Adelaide, Australia