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Luxury

Peru and Galapagos Discovery

Lima to Guayaquil
17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISG17
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Trip Highlights

Heart of the Inca Empire

Discover the fascinating history of the Incas as you explore ancient Sacred Valley and incredible Machu Picchu

South Americas Sacred Lake

Straddling the border of Peru and Bolivia, shimmering blue Lake Titicaca is one of South America's largest

The Ultimate Wildlife Wonder

Home to thousands of animal and marine species, the Galapagos Islands is a definite must-see destination

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • The expertise of a dedicated APT Tour Director and expert local guides
  • Sightseeing in up to eight locations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Cusco
  • Tipping, porterage and airport transfers
  • Finest dining - a total of 34 meals

Map & Itinerary

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South America Map ISG17 2018

Lima to Guayaquil

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

This evening arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel to meet your fellow guests.

Stay: Two Nights: Hotel Lima Miraflores

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After, visit a private hacienda to see traditional live music and dance, before lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima where you will see the Convent of Santo Domingo.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a colourful weaving demonstration.


Board a flight to Cusco and on arrival, travel to Chincheros located in the Sacred Valley in the Andean highlands.

Stay: Two Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Witness the Maras salt mines, where salt pools spill over a terraced slope.


Later, enjoy a picnic lunch.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
OPTIONAL INCA TRAIL HIKE

Perhaps enjoy an optional Inca Trail Hike. Must be pre-booked


Board Peru Rail’s Vistadome train and travel through the lush forest to Machu Picchu. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour. This ancient Inca citadel remained undiscovered in modern times until the American historian, Hiram Bingham, brought it to international attention in 1911.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Perhaps return to experience a magical sunrise at Machu Picchu this morning. Board Peru Rail’s Vistadome train for your return to the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival, transfer by coach to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch, choose from three local restaurants.


A walking tour of Cusco will take you to sights including Cusco Cathedral.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board your stylish luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer, upon which you will spend two nights. Enjoy a stunning journey across the highest plains of the Andes on your way to reach Lake Titicaca.


Stay: Two Nights: Belmond Andean Explorer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake up to sunrise over the expansive lake, before breakfast onboard the train. Its then time to explore the lake’s surrounds including Uros Islands and Taquile Island where you’ll enjoy a private lunch.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Continue your train journey and visit Sambay Caves, home to cave paintings thousands of years old. Disembark your train in Arequipa.

Stay: Three Nights: Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, join a delicious ‘Bean to Bar’ chocolate workshop. Enjoy tastings of Peruvian chocolate and create your own flavours.


Embark on a city tour, during which you can admire the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, visit San Lazaro, Arequipa’s traditional quarter and the ‘Tambos’. These white stone buildings are considered living museums of architecture. Finish your tour with a visit to an Alpaca textile centre.


Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Guayaquil via Lima.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Baltra Island and take a small ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island and continue to Finch Bay Eco Hotel, your base to explore from. Explore the Galapagos Islands National Park to see incredible bird and marine life.

Stay: Three Nights: Finch Bay Eco Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day exploring the Galapagos Islands. Be part of a group of only 20 guests, aboard the Sea Lion Yacht with naturalist guides, and a buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites which may include the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe. See the distinctive blue-footed boobies, fascinating marine iguanas and stunning frigatebirds. Perhaps try snorkelling with seals.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore the Galapagos Highlands in search of giant tortoises and pay a visit to the unique lava tunnels. You are also able to visit the many bays and beaches in the area and try kayaking from your hotel, or simply relax by the hotel’s pool and enjoy the scenery.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Make your way to Baltra Island airport for your return flight to Guayaquil airport where your tour ends.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

First Class through the Andes

Step aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer train and spend two nights in luxury, discovering sights along the way

Perfectly Positioned Hotels

From Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley to Ocean Views at Lima's JW Marriott Hotel, stay in the most enviable hotels

Internal Flights Included

Getting between each destination has never been easier as all flights within South America are included

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit