Natural beauty and cultural splendor will define your epic adventure during your 11-day best of Ecuador and Peru tour. The Galapagos Islands will brim with sea turtles while the ruins of Machu Pichu glint on the Andean Altiplano. The Sacred Valley’s lush slopes will lead to marvelous ruins while the glassy Pacific feature untouched marine life. From the ocean to the Andes, you will experience grandeur from Ecuador to Peru.
Lima – The Welcome Arms of Lima
Arrive in Lima with the sensational City of Kings stretched out before you. The Spanish history shines bright in the historic center where the Peruvian flag shows bright red and white within the blossomed carnations blooming in front of the Presidential Palace. The palace shines a pearl white showcasing the colonial architecture of a decadent past. The natural beauty of Miraflores is nestled between the edges of the metropolis and the stunning Lima coast. The air is perfumed with the sweet ocean mixing with lemon zest emanating from the various cevicherias that line the streets of the neighborhood. The gentle crash of the waves gives you a nostalgic comfort as surfers ride the whitewater back to shore. The statue of lovers sits over the water, giving the kissing couple an embrace along the rolling waves literally set in stone. The flourishing seaside and vibrant city begin your journey through the natural and ancient wonders of Peru and Ecuador, giving you a glimpse of the beauty to come.
Cusco – Salty Pans and Crop Circles
Sacred Valley – Flashy Clothes and Reaching Ruins
Sacred Valley – The Wonder of the Lost City
Cusco – Great Heights and Cobblestones
Cusco – A Hillside Bohemia
Quito – Enchantments of Ecuador
Quito – The Center of the Earth
Galapagos Islands – The Grandeur of the Galapagos
Galapagos Islands – Island Hopping with Kicker Rock
Quito – Beaches and Bubbly
Galapagos - Depart Galapagos
- Explore the grand and diverse Islands of the Galapagos to see blue-footed boobies and giant tortoises
- Venture into the Sacred Valley of Peru where the colorful Andean culture comes to life
- Discover the eclectic city of Quito, Ecuador’s capital
- Witness the grandeur of the Incan Capital of Cusco
- See the ancient ruins of the Andes speckled across foothills and mountaintops
- Enjoy the various cultures of Lima spread through the diverse neighborhoods of the city
- Experience the splendor of the Lost City of Machu Picchu
From the beautiful expanse of the Sacred Valley to the unique Galapagos Islands, this 11-day tour through Peru and Ecuador will take you through lost beauty and desired wonders, where ruins linger and birds nest. Whether you’ve always wanted to walk along volcanic tunnels or follow the footsteps of history, this adventure through Peru and Ecuador will have you scouring the sensational sights of the Sacred Valley, climbing the tall streets of Cusco, straddling the equator, and cruising through the breathtaking Galapagos. Whether you’ve always dreamed of blue boobies and Incan ruins, or have ever wanted to see iguanas swim, your exploration through the Andes and along the beaches gives you the best of Grand Peru and Ecuador.
Start your grand tour with your arrival in Lima, the City of Kings. The neighborhood of Miraflores sits along the coasts and brightens with the scent of lemon zest used in the local, vibrant and incredible ceviche. You will transfer to Cusco and enter into the sensational wonders of the Sacred Valley where you can explore the circular terraces of Moray that spiral into the earth, along with the impressive expanse of saltpans at Maras that climb across the mountainside. Continue your exploration of the valley with a visit to the Pisac ruins that climb above the village like a guardian. Within the village you can witness Andean life and culture as locals and visitors alike come to share their goods and food. Ollantaytambo is situated close by and climbs into the mountainside, its terraces stretching along the valley walls. Venture onward and ascend the stairs at the base of the mountain where you will enter the breathtaking Lost City of Machu Picchu. The ruins sit along the citadel overlooking the vast expanse of the valley below, where the remnants of the Incan world remain strong against the blue backdrop of the sky. Return to Cusco with plenty of time to explore the wonderful Spanish Architecture that rises along the base of the city’s Inca past.
Continue your magnificent adventure with your arrival in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Graceful colonial homes continue to decorate the alley of La Ronda. Outside of the city you will visit the exciting center of the earth, known for being the place where the equator runs across Ecuador. The statue commemorates the spot, while the museum is filled with fantastic exhibits meant to awe and excite. Old Town sits with wonderful elegance in the Spanish style, a reminder of the Colonial past where the oldest church in South America glistens in the plaza. You will fly to the Galapagos and spend three days cruising around the islands. Journey though volcanic tunnels. Swim in the warm, clear water. Visit the blue-footed booby and fall in love with the breathtaking wildlife. Your journey will take you to the top of the Andes and across the ocean surface, and will get you acquainted with all the local inhabitants, from llamas to tortoises. As you drift home you will know that this is one of those great Peru tour packages and that there will be no better exploration than the grand adventure of Peru and Ecuador.
$11,695 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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