Legacy of the Incas with Galápagos Cruise (SPE) - 2014 / 2015

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19 Day Tour from Lima to Guayaquil


Legacy of the Incas with Galápagos Cruise
The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
The Peruvian village of Pisac
The Middle of the World located in Quito, Ecuador
Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Titicaca
Quito, the capital of Ecuador in South America
San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru
Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak
Dwellings located on the Floating Islands of Uros
Lake Titicana Huts

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Middle of the World Travel to the Equatorial Monument, 25 Kms. (16 miles) North of Quito, which marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0, where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. Visit the Ethnographic Museum inside the monument, which shows the great diversity of Ecuador's native groups. Beside the monument there is a colonial-style town, complete with main square, church, post office, bullring, cafeterias, restaurants and many gift shops that sell postcards and souvenirs. At the end of the day you'll receive a certificate for having crossed the Equator! PRIVATE EXCURSION: The standard price listed is for a private excursion which means you will not be joining others on this adventure.

Approximate value: $55 USD per person


Panoramic Quito by Night with Dinner (Private Excursion Only) Drive into the old Colonial city for views of the romantic plazas and the impressive public and religious buildings. Quito is particularly splendid in the evening when illumination adds a special drama and mystery to its baroque architecture. Then, to one of the hills surrounding the city for a panorama of twinkling lights covering the valley below. Enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the finest selected restaurants of the city. PRIVATE EXCURSION: The standard price listed is for a private excursion which means you will not be joining others on this adventure.

Approximate value: $110 USD per person


Teleferico (Private Excursion Only) Take a ride in the highest cableway in South America and get to know this amazing city, Quito, in a totally different way. As the cableway is built right in the skirts of the volcano Pichincha, you have the opportunity to walk around on soft trekking routes or you may just relax in a nice cafe on the top. The cableway rises from 9,680 feet up to 13,285 feet of height. Don't miss this terrific view over the whole city. Take warm clothes!! PRIVATE EXCURSION: The standard price listed is for a private excursion which means you will not be joining others on this adventure.

Approximate value: $65 USD per person


City Tour of Guayaquil and Historical Park On this city tour, get to know the most interesting parts of this tropical and busy metropolis. Visit the Parque Simon Bolivar and the cathedral to learn about its history and the fire that destroyed a lot of the city. Only the small quarter Las Penas was preserved from this fire and is now the oldest and last picturesque vestige of colonial Guayaquil. Get a glimpse of the artist-quarter, where daily small open-air exhibition of paintings and sculptures can be seen, and visit the beautiful promnade. Finish the city tour at the cemetery, where a fascinating display shows the difference between wealth classes throughout Guayaquil's history. Follow your city tour with a visit to the Historical Park. You'll be transported to a world where past becomes present. See the species that used to populate the ancient province of Guayaquil, from deer to tapirs, and monkeys to wild cats. Then, travel back to a late nineteenth century suburb, where the streets and houses bring you a little closer to Ecuador's recent past. Watch and participate in the duties of the hacienda here, and discover this unknown side of coastal life, a side which has remained virtually unchanged since the colonial era.

Approximate value: $69 USD per person


Guayaquil City Tour On this city tour, get to know the most interesting parts of this tropical and busy metropolis. Visit the Parque Simon Bolivar and the cathedral to learn about its history and the fire that destroyed a lot of the city. Only the small quarter Las Penas was preserved from this fire and is now the oldest and last picturesque vestige of colonial Guayaquil. Get a glimpse of the artist-quarter, where daily small open-air exhibition of paintings and sculptures can be seen, and visit the beautiful promnade. Finish the city tour at the cemetery, where a fascinating display shows the difference between wealth classes throughout Guayaquil's history.

Approximate value: $52 USD per person


Guayaquil City Tour & Municipal Museum On this city tour, get to know the most interesting parts of this tropical and busy metropolis. Visit the Parque Simon Bolivar and the cathedral to learn about its history and the fire that destroyed a lot of the city. Only the small quarter Las Penas was preserved from this fire and is now the oldest and last picturesque vestige of colonial Guayaquil. Get a glimpse of the artist-quarter, where daily small open-air exhibition of paintings and sculptures can be seen, and visit the beautiful promnade. Finish the city tour at the cemetery, where a fascinating display shows the difference between wealth classes throughout Guayaquil's history. Following the city tour, you will visit the municipal museum. In carefully designed displays, it will reveal the rich history of Guayaquil and its surroundings, from the first settlements to the terrible fires that nearly destroyed the entire city.

Approximate value: $64 USD per person