14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos

14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, expert guides, guided tours, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
  • 14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
  • 14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
  • 14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
  • 14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
  • 14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos
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Highlights

 

Discover the road less travelled with a 14 day Taste of Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour and set your sights on spectacular natural beauty, lost civilisations and island paradise

Explore the famous remains and Spanish colonial architecture of Cusco, take a bath in the natural springs of Aguas Calientes and be awed by the Inca city of Machu Picchu, the best archaeological site on the continent.

Walk the crater and take in impressive view of Sierra Negra, an active volcano that last erupted in 2005, take in secluded beaches and see spectacular Galapagos tortoises, snorkel with penguins and spot sea lions from Santa Cruz Island, plus so much more!

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, guided tours, expert guides, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.  

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Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Lima 

Today, board your flight and get ready to begin your bucket list South America holiday! All flights go via Santiago, Chile. After transiting, board you’re flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival into Lima, our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.

Please note: Some flights might depart 1 day prior.

Day 2: Lima – airplane-takeoff– Cusco (B)

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival be met at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel in the centre of the city. Take the remainder of the day to explore this beautiful city at your own pace.

Cusco was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

Optional Tour: Cusco City Tour – At 1.30pm we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to start the tour. On the tour, visit Koricancha Temple, Cusco Main Cathedral from 1560AD, the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuamán, Q’enqo (Labyrinth) and Tambomachay (Temple of the Water.

Day 3: Cusco (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco at leisure. The foremost city of the Inca Empire is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city.

Optional Tour: The Sacred Valley – This is a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting the colourful Indian market in Pisac, where you will be able to appreciate the mixture of colour and tradition. Here you will have the opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase hand-made souvenirs. After Pisac travel to Urubamba, and continue on to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colourful Sunday market, which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end of the tour, return to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.

Day 4: Cusco –train-icon– Aguas Calientes (B)

This morning you will be picked up at 8:00am to head to the train station to board the train to Aguas Caleintes, the gateway to Machu Picchu! The train leaves at approximately 11:30am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 3.5-hour journey of majestic views, arrive at Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, this town lies in a deep gorge below the ruins. A virtual island, it’s cut off from all roads and enclosed by stone cliffs, towering cloud forest, and two rushing rivers. Aguas Calientes is surrounded by thermal hot springs, on arrival there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a hot bath in the natural springs.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – train-icon – Cusco (B)

This is it! Rise early for breakfast before our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:40am to begin the short bus journey to the gates of Machu Picchu where you will watch the sunrise. After entering the Citadel begin a guided walking tour (approximately two hours) of the citadel complex. After this experience, enjoy some free time to explore the mysterious city at leisure. There is time for those who are feeling physical to climb Wayna (Huayna) Picchu (at own expense). For many people climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights when visiting Machu Picchu. Wayna Picchu is the towering mountain behind the actual site of Machu Picchu. The climb itself is interesting as you will see how the Inca did cut out some steps out of the rocks and as you wind around the side of a mountain will see Machu Picchu from different angles.

This afternoon, meet your guide back down in Aguas Calientes before being transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. 

Day 6: Cusco – airplane-takeoff– Lima – airplane-takeoff – Guayaquil (B)

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport. On arrival in Guayaquil, you will be meet at the airport and transferred to your centrally located 5* hotel.

Day 7: Guayaquil – airplane-takeoff– Baltra – Puerto Ayora – cruise-icon – Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island (B)

After breakfast, get ready to explore the most amazing archipelago in the Pacific coast and the place where Charles Darwin based his theory of the evolution of species. We board a morning flight from Guayaquil to the island of Baltra.

On arrival, we head to the town of Puerto Ayora, the biggest town in Galapagos. From here we take a fast boat to Isabela, the largest island in the archipelago and the place where the most volcanic activity in the Galapagos is reported. The island is formed by six shield volcanoes, Alcedo, Cerra Azul, Darwin, Ecuador, Sierra Negra and Wolf, five of them still active, and therefore the island is one of the most volcanically active places on earth. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October).

Day 8: Puerto Villamil – Sierra Negra – Puerto Villamil (B)

Today, we enjoy a walk to the crater edge of Sierra Negra. The walk is suitable for most fitness levels. After driving up from Puerto Villamil to the trailhead, we prepare our backpacks and hike into a young forest ecosystem, a world of recent geological history. Our destination is the rim of Sierra Negra Crater, an active volcano which last erupted in October 2005. 

Upon arrival, we take in breathtaking views and explore the circumference of the massive, lava-filled crater, over six miles across at its widest point. If we feel energetic enough, we can continue our hike to Volcan Chico, a secondary crater that has a wild landscape of puffing fumaroles and colorful lava formations, great examples of the dramatic geological events that have forged the Galapagos Islands over millennia. After descending, the afternoon is free to enjoy to large range of optional activities provided by your hotel such as: “Concha de Perla”, kayaking in Tintoreras or just relax on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island.

Day 9: Puerto Villamil – Lava Tunnels – Tintoreras Islet – Puerto Villamil (B)

For many, the Galapagos Islands means wildlife. Today, we explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the Volcanic Island along the seashore. This magical place is been used by the staff of BBC /National Geographic for their documentaries. It is a labyrinth of lava arches inside the breakers with crystal clear water full of huge sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, fish, white tipped reef sharks and more. Turtles navigate their own highway from the mangroves to the open sea through “Los Tuneles”. 

Next, visit a number of the secluded beaches and viewpoints scattered along the coastline before becoming intimately acquainted with giant (and not so giant) Galapagos tortoises at the Isabela Tortoise Breeding Centre before stopping at a local waterhole to observe the Pink Flamingos feeding in the wild.

In the afternoon we will visit Tintoreras Islet, located at a short distance from Puerto Villamil and home to a great variety of wildlife. Along the way you will be looking for Galapagos fauna, such as Blue footed boobies, which often rest in the rocks. Tintoreras Islet turquoise, crystalline waters are inhabited by white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos Penguins, marine turtles and sea lions. One of its beaches surrounded by mangroves is one of the few sites where marine iguanas can reproduce successfully. Here we will have the best snorkeling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguin. Snorkel freely as these play birds go about their daily lives around you.

Day 10: Puerto Villamil – cruise-icon – Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island (B)

In the morning we embark on a fast boat from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October). Once we arrive, we will check in to the hotel. 

We will have time to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about many of the endemic species we met during our adventure, as well as the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the Galapagos Islands.

In the afternoon, we head to the ‘El Chato’ Reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoise. Walk through El Chato’s beautiful scenery with those lumbering giants is an unforgettable experience! We also see other highland wildlife such as pintail ducks, egrets, flycatchers and finches on our walk. We can also observe frigatebirds which gather to wash the salt off their feathers at a fresh water lake. Later, we return to Puerto Ayora where the evening is at leisure.

Day 11:  Puerto Ayora – Baltra – airplane-takeoff– Guayaquil (B)

After our final breakfast on the Galapagos Islands and the last photos taken of sea lions, we have a transfer to Baltra’s airport in time to catch the flight back to the mainland. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel.

Day 12: Guayaquil (B)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia.

Day 13: In transit

Day 14: Australia

Arrive home today. 

Please note – some flights might arrive home 1 day later.

 

 
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What You Get

 
  • Return international airfares departing with a full service airline including 23kgs checked baggage
  • All internal South American airfares Lima – Cusco / Lima – Guayaquil / Guayaquil – Baltra / Baltra – Guayaquil
  • Return hotel transfers throughout
  • 11 nights superior 3 – 5* accommodation on a twin share basis in comfortable, well positioned hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private and comfortable land and sea transportation throughout the Galapagos
  • Expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park
  • Private guided tour on Machu Picchu
  • Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu with Inca Rail Company
  • Professional guides throughout Peru
  • In-depth Sightseeing as per the itinerary

 Highlights:

  • Unearth Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire.
  • Watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and explore the incredible ruins while learning from local experts!
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station on the Galapagos Islands an learn about its incredible bio-diversity
  • Explore the Lava Tunnels, used by National Geographic to film huge sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, fish, white tipped reef sharks and more
  • Enjoy the Isabela Tortoise Breeding Centre before stopping at a local waterhole to observe the Pink Flamingos feeding in the wild
  • Snorkel with the Galapagos Penguin in and around the area of the famous Marine Iguanas
  • Enter the ‘El Chato’ Reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoise.
  • Trekking to the top of Sierra Negra active volcano in Isabela Island

 
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Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 120 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 240 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date.
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • 2nd Instalment: $3500 per person is due 240 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 240 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 240 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 120 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • PLEASE NOTE: No flight, staybehind or special requests will be actioned until your 2nd instalment payment is made
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Lan Chile (Qantas, Air New Zealand or similar if unavailable)
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates. Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • Adelaide or Brisbane – A $250 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Perth – A $500 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Buy Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your 14 Day voucher. We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Customers wishing to choose their preferred airline – please purchase your voucher first and request your preferred airline in the ‘special requests’ field when submitting your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then advise if any surcharges are payable. Should you be unhappy with the additional surcharge amount, you will be provided with a full refund of your voucher
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Long lay-overs between flights in Santiago, Chile (6 – 8 hours) is a common occurrence however you can make this a pleasurable experience by going to one of the relaxing airport VIP lounges that are on offer at C. Arturo Merino-Benitez international airport (on own account). Entry is available for all passengers and entry passes are purchased at the airport. Click here to find out more.

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

• Early arrival

• Late departure

• Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available

• Airline of your choice where available

 A $250 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

PLEASE NOTE: No flight requests/quotes/upgrades will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment has been made. At this time you will be contact by our operator in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference is to be paid directly to our operator at the time of quotation.

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

Stay behind surcharge:

If you wish to extend your trip, a $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. Only the return date can be altered. PLEASE NOTE: No staybehind will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment is made.

Extending your trip: 

If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: No extension request will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment is made.

Optional Tours: Are payable locally.

Cusco City Tour – USD $30pp
The Sacred Valley – USD $45pp
Wayna Picchu – USD $45pp

Please note: To participate in the optional tours entrance fees are also applicable to momentums and archaeological sites. These costs are controlled by the Peruvian government and paid on entry. You will also be presented with other options locally by your guide should you wish to enhance your experience.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary
  • Tipping 
  • Galapagos National Park fee (USD $100 per person) payable in cash only on entry to the park
  • Government INGALA card (USD $20 per person) payable in cash only on entry to the park

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: $1,499 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Group Size: 2 – 20

Triple Share: Not available

Accommodation: 

Lima: Casa Andina Classic or similar
Cusco: Casa Andina Classic or similar
Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina Classic or similar
Guayaquil: Hotel Oro Vertde or similar
Puerto Villamil: Wooden House or similar
Puerto Ayora: Ninfa Hotel or similar

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

Fitness level required:

Coaches are not equipped with wheelchair access, therefore tours are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users and those who are less mobile. Please note: a reasonable level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

The highest altitude you will reach is 12,500 feet above sea level.

Tipping:

Tipping is always a matter of personal discretion. For your convenience, please use the summary below as a guideline for recommended gratuity amounts. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional “compensation.” There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended. If you become uncomfortable by any behavior you encounter, please advise your tour manager or phone our local office. Numbers are provided in your documents for your convenience.

Suggested Tipping:

  • Peru Tour Manager (Coordinator; may or may not act as a guide): US $ 7 per person per day
  • Tour Manager helper: US $1 per day
  • Driver (Provides chauffeur services and limited assistance with luggage): US $3 per person per day, US $2 per half day
  • Local Guide (Offers in-depth information at specific locations. There may be one or many guides along a tour program): US $3 per person per day of sightseeing, US $2 per half day

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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

30 January 2018
20 February 2018
20 March 2018*
17 April 2018
15 May 2018
12 June 2018*
24 July 2018
14 August 2018
18 September 2018*
16 October 2018
06 November 2018

* A $250 per person surcharge applies

Bookings not accepted when within 120 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • All internal South American airfares
  • Return hotel transfers throughout
  • 11 nights superior 3 – 5* accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private and comfortable land and sea transportation 
  • Expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides
  • Private guided tour on Machu Picchu
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