On this Peru tour—with a Galápagos Islands cruise—delve into the past, learn about the local culture, and experience beautiful scenery as you visit ancient ruins, enjoy guided sightseeing, and marvel at the flora and fauna found in the Amazon and Galápagos Islands. History comes alive on this tour through Peru. Imagine what life was like in the 15th century as you tour the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, where you'll see this famous Inca complex set in a majestic setting. More history awaits at Ollantaytambo, the archaeological site of the Incas’ resistance during the Spanish conquest, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress with some of the best examples of Inca masonry. Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Cusco.On this Peru tour, you'll also learn about the local culture. On your motorboat tour of Lake Titicaca, visit Taquile Island, where you'll see how the local people integrate their Inca and Spanish past, and the Uros Floating Islands, where you'll learn how the Uros Indians construct their islands, homes, and boats from totora reed. In the Incan town of Ollantaytambo and in Sillustani, visits with locals in their homes give you insight into their way of life. Spend time at the Indian market in Pisac and in Awanakancha, learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, and guanaco) to Inca culture.But that's not all…you'll also spend time in the Amazon, where you'll enjoy canoe rides and walks in search of the thriving flora and fauna. Accompanied by knowledgeable Naturalists, you'll appreciate the Amazon both during the day and at night. Also experience the thrill of cruising for three nights in the Galápagos Islands. Swim and snorkel in search of sea life, explore the islands, marvel at the many bird species, and enjoy seeing giant tortoises, sea lions, blue and red-footed boobies, land iguanas, and much more. History, local culture, amazing scenery, thriving flora and fauna—this Peru and Ecuador tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers has it all!
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PERU’S AMAZON Enjoy three nights in the Peruvian Amazon; ; visit Tambopata National Reserve; guided canoe rides and jungle walksLIMA Guided sightseeing, visit San Francisco MonasterySACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing of Awanakancha and Pisac Indian Market; Visit Ollantaytambo, a local home, Seminario Ceramics Workshop, and a chicheriaMACHU PICCHU Vistadome train to Machu Picchu; Guided sightseeing of the Machu Picchu ruins; stay overnight in Machu Picchu regionCUSCO Guided sightseeing, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and Sacsayhuaman, see Kenko and Puca PucaraLAKE TITICACA Guided sightseeing of Taquile Island and the Uros Floating Islands; farewell dinnerSILLUSTANI Guided sightseeing, visit a local homeGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS 3-night Galápagos Islands cruise
Tour Departure Info & Price
Price Details US
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $2,239 (based on Miami, departure in January 2019; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments:Lima/Puerto Maldonado; Puerto Maldonado/Lima; Lima/Cusco; Cusco/Juliaca; Juliaca/Lima; Lima/Quito; Quito/Galápagos; Galápagos/Quito. Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018 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 price is based on a Standard Plus cabin on the Galápagos Legend. Cabin upgrades are available.Galápagos cruise price does not include Galápagos National Park entrance fee, transit card, and ship’s fuel surcharge ($170) but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Prices based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement:$1,755 to $1,855Triple Rooms are not available.Extra Nights per person in Lima:in single room $111; in twin room $61Extra nights per person in Quito:in single room $143; in twin room $812020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.
- deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
YONFA-ESTUARDO, MAURICIO Escorting tours for more than 18 years
Born in Venezuela and raised in Ecuador, I'm an architect by profession, but a Tour Director by heart. I have worked as a South America lecturer for cruise lines, a guide in Ecuador and the Galápagos, and a Tour Director in South America. My goals are to transform each guest into a Peruvian expert and to encourage them to try and appreciate authentic Incan food. So, let's discover together the mysterious land of the Incas and maybe even sample roasted guinea pig!
- Vacation : On this Peru tour, delve into the past as you spend time in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lake Titic
- Meals : 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
- Launch : 07/10/18 8:00pm
- City : LIMA Guided sightseeing, visit San Francisco MonasterySACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing of Awanakancha and Pisac Indian M