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17-Day Cusco, Huayllabamba, Machupicchu, Ecuador and Isabela Island Tour from Lima with Airport Transfer

Tour code: 573-7330
From USD $4165
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Lima, Peru
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 17 Days 16 Nights

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Highlights:

Visit Cuzco, Galapagos Islands, Inca Trail, Isabela Island, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Santa Cruz Island, Lima, Aguas Calientes, Guayaquil.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Lima
  • Day 2
    Lima - Cuzco (657 km)
  • Day 3
    Cusco - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco
  • Day 4
    Cuzco - Ollantaytambo (44 km)
  • Day 5
    Cuzco - Km82 - Huayllabamba
  • Day 6
    Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo
  • Day 7
    Pacaymayo - Winayhuayna
  • Day 8
    Winay Huayna - Waynapicchu - Machu Picchu- Cuzco (77 km)
  • Day 9
    Lima
  • Day 10
    Cuzco - Lima - Guayaquil (1716 km)
  • Day 11
    Guayaquil -Santa Cruz Island (1241 km)
  • Day 12
    Galapagos Islands - Santa Cruz Island (79 km)
  • Day 13
    Santa Cruz Island - Isabela Island (17 km)
  • Day 14
    Galapagos Islands
  • Day 15
    Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Day 16
    Galapagos Island
  • Day 17
    Isabela Island - Baltra - Guayaquil (1258 km)
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Day 1 Lima

Today guests will be transferred to the hotel after arrival in Lima International airport. Then we will enjoy the free time to rest and prepare for the trip.

Day 2 Lima - Cuzco (657 km)

After breakfast, we will be transferred to Lima airport for flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival we will transfer to the hotel and enjoy leisure time. We could walk to the San Blass Street within 2 minutes distance from hotel. It has an attractive square and the oldest parish church in Cuzco.
Afterwards we will go for a brief walking though some of the finest Inca constructions that remain in the city. At east of the Plaza de Armas,Calle Loretois one of the best-known Inca thoroughfares. At northeast of the Plaza de Armas off Calle Palacio isHatunrumiyoc. Across the Archbishop's Palace on the right side is the famous 12 Angled Stone. From Hatunrumiyoc, make your first right down another pedestrian alleyway, Inca Roca; Then we will also visit Siete Culebras,the alleyway connecting Plaza Nazarenas to Choquechaca. After that we will visit other streets such as Herrajes, Pasaje Arequipa,andSanta Catalina Angosta.
In the afternoon, we go on a sightseeing of Cuzco, visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then we will drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. At around 8:00pm we would enjoy dinner with a folklore show while appreciating the beautiful sounds by Andean instruments.

Day 3 Cusco - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco

A fantastic day tour ( with trekking ) to the so - called 7 Color Mountain, leaving from Cusco. Located in southern Peru, in the Cusco region, this route will take you through stunning landscapes with glaciers, snowcapped mountains and crystal clear rivers and lakes. Pass by local villages of Quechua descendants and explore the breathtaking surrounding nature. You will be picked up from your accommodation at around 3.00am and start making your way to Arco ( on the route to Puno ) eventually getting to the Checacupe district ( 2 hour journey ). Then we will continue to Pitumarca and a number of small villages till we reach the Hanchipata - Quesuno community ( another 1.5 hours ). From here we start our hike. The trek lasts for about 3 hours until we get to the stunning landscape of Vinicunca ( Rainbow Mountains ). Here we will have about one hour to relax and take amazing pictures of this natural wonder. We then hike back to the starting point of the trek, and from there return to Cusco ( arriving at approximately 19.00 ).

Day 4 Cuzco - Ollantaytambo (44 km)

Depart from hotel in the early morning we will head to the Urubamba Valley.We will visit the picturesque indian Pisac Market, which is the shopping paradise of the Andes. Then we could enjoy a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the towns of Calca and Urubamba, we will visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo. We can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, and know more about this strategic Mlitary, Religious, and Agricultural Centre. In the evening we could enjoy our free time. We could stroll around the Main Square and enjoy a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square of Ollantaytambo.

Day 5 Cuzco - Km82 - Huayllabamba

In the morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to the km 82 where you will arrive at approx. 10:30 am. Here you will meet the team that will join you during the trek, such as the porters, camp assistants and cooks. You will begin the walk, the first day is quite easy and during the first kilometres you will have a beautiful view of the snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking alongside the Vilcanota River until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, where you will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is set up.

Day 6 Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo

After breakfast, we will start the hardest part of the tour with a steep ascent, followed by 3 hours walking until reaching the Warmiwanusca up to 4.2km approximately. We will not only enjoy incredible panoramic views from here but also have the satisfaction to have reached the top. After lunch in Vizcachayoc, we will descend towards Pacaymayo for dinner and camp.

Day 7 Pacaymayo - Winayhuayna

After breakfast the ascent will begin until to around 3.9 km where we will visit to the archaeological complexRunkurakay and the Inca Citadel ofSayacmarca. Then we will have a lunch in Chaqquicocha. After that we willcontinue walking towardsPhuya Patamarca. After a brief rest, we will go on walking until arriving at Winay Huayna for a visit to this spectacularly located Archaeological Complex. Then we will have a dinner and overnight in the camp.
Note: above camp sites are the regular and subject to the disposition levied by the Machu Picchu Management Unit without prior notice, meantime tour itinerary will not be affected.

Day 8 Winay Huayna - Waynapicchu - Machu Picchu- Cuzco (77 km)

After breakfast, we start walking for 1 hour by the forest until the Inti Punku, known as the front door to Machu Picchu. Then we will climb 6km to Huayna Picchu. After that we go down to Machu Picchu ruins and visit the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters and etc. Afterwards we could enjoy our free time to stroll around the Citadel and then meet the rest of the group to be transferred by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the afternoon we will return to Cusco by train. Upon arrival we will be transferred to the hotel.
Afternoon we will enjoy the town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Springs. Then we will have time to perform some of the following activities: Visiting Mandor Waterfall. You just have to follow the railway line from Machu Picchu Pueblo for a 45 minute-hike and then reach a railway crossing, from which you could ask local dwellers how to reach Mandor Waterfall. At around 7:00pm we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo & Cusco. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 9 Lima

After breakfast, we will go for a city sightseeing tour in Lima. The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, the Main Plaza, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies. After that, we will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco. Then we will visit the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the Monks, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.

Day 10 Cuzco - Lima - Guayaquil (1716 km)

Today we will transfer to Cuzco airport for flight to Lima and then go on to Tumbes border between Peru and Ecuador. Upon arrival we will transfer to Guayaquil in private car and guide. Then we will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 11 Guayaquil -Santa Cruz Island (1241 km)

Upon arrival in Baltra Airport we will transfer to Santa Cruz and then taken to the hotel by your tour guide. We will visit the Rancho Primicias in the island's highlands where we will be able to see giant turtles in their habitat. Then we will go on to Lava Tunnels. After that we will come to the Los Gemelos. We could find the famous vermillion flycatcher, Charles Darwin finches, and short eared owls.

Day 12 Galapagos Islands - Santa Cruz Island (79 km)

After breakfast we will hike through a forest of enormous cacti and over rugged lava rock formations to the swimming hole in the Galapagos Islands. Las Grietas is a popular swimming destination for locals and visitors alike. After Lunch we will walk to Tortuga Bay, which is located on the Santa Cruz Island. Tortuga Bay has a gigantic, perfectly preserved beach, that is forbidden to swimmers. There is a separate cove where we can swim and view white tip reef sharks swimming in groups or tiger sharks.

Day 13 Santa Cruz Island - Isabela Island (17 km)

In the morning we will transfer to the Pier to catch the speed boat to Isabela Island. After arrival in Isabela we will transfer to the hotel after check in. We will walk around to Flamingos Lagoon that serves as one of the primary breeding grounds for Flamingos. In the afternoon we take our ocean kayaks to the pier of Isabela, a set of small islets within Isabela Bay.The islets are home to the Galapagos penguin where we will also see sharks, marine turtles, sea lions, blue footed bobies and much more.

Day 14 Galapagos Islands

After breakfast we will go to the pier for a45 minute fibra ride to a place where Lava flow impacted with the oceans waves to form the stunning tubes and bridges of Los Tunnels.A series of lava flows have produced a number of arches and tunnels both under and above water, where we could find a number of animal species. After that we will continue to the Wall of Tears.

Day 15 Sierra Negra Volcano

Early morning around 7:00am we will go to Sierra Negra Volcano. On the Sierra Negra Volcano we will hike to the rim of the six miles wide crater and then trekacross an alien landscape of lava fields and fumaroles. We will have the opportunity to explore thermal ventsand other fascinating geologic features before stopping for a snack near Volcan Chico. We could enjoy the vistas among the most breathtaking in Isabela from this spot and on clearafternoons afford views of the northern volcanoes on Isabela and Fernandina. Then we will have a savory hot lunch at Campo Duro. Afterwards we could enjoy our own time in the rest time.

Day 16 Galapagos Island

Today we could enjoy a free day or fishing tour. In the early morning we will be on the way to the eastern side of the Galapagos which is known as one of the best fishing areas in the archipelago, you can expect to catch Striped, Blue and Black marlin as well as much bill - fish. Then we will spend the night in the hotel of this town.

Day 17 Isabela Island - Baltra - Guayaquil (1258 km)

After Breakfast in the morning we will transfer to Isabela Airport for the flights to Baltra and go on to Guayaquil and return back home.

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