Peru Splendors with Galápagos Cruise (SOE) - 2016 / 2015

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13 Day Tour from Lima to Guayaquil


Peru Splendors with Galápagos Cruise
Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak
Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak
Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, with intricate stone walls
San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru
Iiripari Lagoon in the Galapagos
The Middle of the World located in Quito, Ecuador
Crops growing on the hillsides of the Andes
Quito, the capital of Ecuador in South America
The Peruvian village of Pisac
Take in the magnificent views of the Galápagos Islands

Vacation Overview

From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Plus, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to cruise through the Galápagos Islands. Start in Lima, a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions. On your sightseeing tour, you’ll see many of its famous sights. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it—it is one of the most majestic images in all of South America!

Not only will you visit the must-see sights, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Peruvian life. Experience a Mother Earth ceremony performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. You’ll also stop at a local Peruvian food market and visit a home to meet some of the locals and experience their way of life.

Conclude your vacation by cruising through the Galápagos Islands, where you will witness blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, sea lions, land iguanas, and much more. For even more spectacular beauty and fun, you can swim or snorkel in search of sea life such as octopus, sea horses, and starfish. Afterward, spend time in Quito, where a sightseeing tour shows you its highlights—a perfect conclusion to an amazing adventure!


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Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Receive a $200 per couple Air Credit on 2016 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM.*

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*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16

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Receive a $400 per couple Air Credit on 2016 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM.*

*Book a select 2016 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South America vacation (excludes Central America & Cuba) on LAN or TAM to receive the $200 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 15 and August 25, 2015 for travel January 1 through March 31, 2016; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and Globus 10% land promo and Cosmos $50 coupon. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20. PRMY077

Similar Vacations that may interest you:

LIMA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant

SACRED VALLEY
Visit the Kenko Amphitheater, the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; dinner and Peruvian Paso Horse Show

MACHU PICCHU
Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu

CUSCO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery; farewell dinner

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Sightseeing in Quito; 3-night Galápagos Islands cruise

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.


DAY 1Arrive in Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director.

Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 2Lima

This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of life for the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lima’s Peruvian restaurants with your fellow traveling companions. (Breakfast, Dinner)

San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru 
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DAY 3Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will have lunch and experience an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite El Pago a la Tierra, or MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, stop at the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages. See the ancient site of Puca Pucara before continuing to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop its famous market for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner outing with a PERUVIAN PASO HORSE SHOW. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The Peruvian village of Pisac 
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DAY 4Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, followed by the opportunity to visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HOME, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Next, board the Vistadome TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, stay at a nearby hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu The “Lost City of the Incas” Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in Peru 
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DAY 5Machu Picchu–Cusco

Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue on to Cusco. (Breakfast, Lunch)

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DAY 6Cusco

This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city TOUR, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. Also visit the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, with intricate stone walls The Santo Domingo Altar is richly decorated with sculptures and paintings 
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DAY 7Cusco–Lima–Quito, Ecuador

Fly to Quito, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)

The Middle of the World located in Quito, Ecuador Quito, the capital of Ecuador in South America 
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DAY 8Quito

On a city tour, see INDEPENDENCE SQUARE with its CATHEDRAL and SAN FRANCISCO PLAZA CHURCH, and the BASILICA. (Breakfast)

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DAY 9Quito–Baltra–Santa Cruz (Embarkation)–Cruising

Fly to Baltra and transfer to SANTA CRUZ Island and the highlands. While here, visit a private FARM where giant tortoises are found in their natural habitat. You can also explore lava tubes and pit craters. Board the Galápagos Legend for your 3-night CRUISE. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Look for giant tortoises while in the Galapagos 
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DAY 10Cruising: Santiago & Bartolome Islands

Wake up at SANTIAGO and Puerto Egas, once a buccaneer supply base. Watch for yellow-crowned night herons, Darwin’s finches, iguanas, and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Encounter a Galápagos fur seal grotto, one of the few places in the archipelago where fur seals can be seen. From here you can swim and snorkel in search of octopus, sea horses, starfish, and other sea life. After lunch on board, visit BARTOLOMÉ to discover a fascinating moonscape formed by volcanic parasitic cones. Take a hike to the summit for impressive views of the surrounding islands. Bartolomé offers some of the best snorkeling in the archipelago, thanks to clear waters and abundant sea life. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 11Cruising: Santa Cruz & North Seymour Islands

Back at SANTA CRUZ, walk by a brackish lagoon where feeding flamingos are often found. Climb DRAGON HILL, an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely views of the neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, and Galápagos doves. At NORTH SEYMOUR, walk amid large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigatebirds, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in-depth encounter with sea bird breeding cycles. You will also encounter sea lions and land iguanas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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DAY 12Cruising: Baltra (Disembarkation)–Guayaquil

After breakfast, fly to Guayaquil, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)

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DAY 13Guayaquil

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 7 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in Lima and a farewell dinner in Cusco

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Receive a $200 per couple Air Credit on 2016 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM.*

Receive a $400 per couple Air Credit on 2016 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16

Receive a $200 per couple Air Credit on 2016 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM.*

*Book a select 2016 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South America vacation (excludes Central America & Cuba) on LAN or TAM to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 15 and August 25, 2015 for travel April 1 through December 31, 2016; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit, Globus 10% land promo and Cosmos $50 coupon. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20. PRMY076

Receive a $400 per couple Air Credit on 2016 air-inclusive South America vacations on LAN and TAM.*

*Book a select 2016 air-inclusive Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways South America vacation (excludes Central America & Cuba) on LAN or TAM to receive the $200 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between July 15 and August 25, 2015 for travel January 1 through March 31, 2016; not applicable to instant purchase air; not combinable with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and Globus 10% land promo and Cosmos $50 coupon. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a South America vacation. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see http://www.globusjourneys.com/Terms/ for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20. PRMY077




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Peru Splendors with Galápagos Cruise:

  • City of Cusco
  • Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Historic Center of Lima
  • Galapagos Islands
  • City of Quito