Inca Civilisation, Andean Mountain Landscapes and the Enchanted Islands

Lima: 1 night  -  Lake Titicaca/Puno: 1 night  -  Cusco: 3 nights  -  Machu Picchu: 1 night  -  Cusco: 1 night  -  Quito: 1 night  -  Galapagos Cruise: 7 nights  -  Please contact us

Tour Highlights

  • Combine Inca Culture, Andean mountain landscapes and the friendly wildlife of the Galapagos
  • Tour Peru's vibrant capital Lima, home to some of the world's best restaurants
  • Venture onto majestic Lake Titicaca to discover local life on its traditional islands
  • Explore the Inca capital Cusco and enjoy a day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu, the lost citadel of the Incas, hidden in dramatic cloud forest
  • Embark on an unforgettable seven night Galapagos Islands cruise
  • Travel in the company of experts, with daily walks and snorkelling taking you up close to the bizarre and fearless reptiles, birds and marine life

 

Route Map

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The Libertador Tour
Travel Itinerary

Lima
Days 1 - 2

Day 1  - Departure from the UK

Day 2 - Lima city tour

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Itinerary Description

Day 1  - Departure from the UK

Depart on an overnight flight to Lima, arriving the next morning. 

 

Day 2 - Lima city tour

On arrival at Lima airport, you will be met by our representative who will take you to your hotel for 1 night. In the afternoon we tour Lima, seeing the main squares with grand colonial buildings, the anthropological museum with its fascinating array of textiles, pottery and mummies spanning from 1400 BC to Hispanic time and the Larco Herrera Museum with a fabulous collection of ancient artefacts from all over Peru.

Lake Titicaca
Day 3

Day 3 - Puno & Uros Islands

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Day 3 - Puno & Uros Islands

Morning flight to Juliaca where we will transfer to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. In the afternoon we take a boat trip on the lake to visit the floating Uros Islands, which together with huts and rafts, are built of reeds growing along the lake shore.

Cusco
Days 4 - 5

Day 4 - Andean Explorer Train

Day 5 - Cusco  City Tour

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Day 4 - Andean Explorer Train

Board the luxurious Andean Explorer Train to Cusco to cross the dramatic Andean landscape. You will sit at a table by the window, where lunch and afternoon tea will be served, as the route takes you through beautiful Andean landscapes, of snow covered mountains, past fields of grazing cattle, hot springs and small villages. The train stops at isolated railway stations where local people await to sell local food and handicrafts. Arrive in Cusco in the evening and transfer to the hotel and a short introductory walk to be acquainted with the surrounding area.

 

Day 5 - Cusco  City Tour

A fascinating excursion to visit Cusco and the ruins surrounding the city. Within Cusco the evidence of Inca culture is still visible, despite the destructive tendencies of the conquistadores. The Cathedral, churches and numerous other buildings are erected on solid Inca stonework foundations, unchanged over the centuries. Outside the city stands the mighty fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuamán, an astounding megalithic structure, whose massive stones, weighing over 100 tons each, fit together with characteristic Inca precision.

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 6

Day 6 - Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

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Day 6 - Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

A scenic, full day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, affording great views of the valleys and Inca terracing. We visit the Maras salt mines, before we continue to Pisac market, a colourful affair where villagers come from miles around to barter and sell food and weavings. We visit Pisac ruins to see the remains of some of the finest examples of Inca masonry, and continue to the village of Ollantaytambo, with its ancient irrigation system, still in good working order, and with the ancient Inca temple fortress towering above. Return to Cusco.

Machu Picchu
Days 7 - 8

Day 7 - Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train

Day 8 - Machu Picchu at Leisure

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Day 7 - Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train

Set off by Vistadome train along the course of the Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes. This is a spectacular journey through a dramatic and changing landscape with some fantastic views. From Aguas Calientes, you will be met by your guide and take a bus up the steep mountain side to the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, which silently awaits. You will have a private guided tour of the ruins to learn about the Inca culture and history of the site, the rest of the afternoon is free.

 

Day 8 - Machu Picchu at Leisure

Early mornings offer an excellent opportunity for a quiet stroll around Machu Picchu, a walk along the Inca Trail to Intipunku (Sun Gate), or a strenuous climb to Huayna Picchu, the rocky escarpment overlooking the ruins. In the afternoon Vistadome train back to Cusco, where we stay for one night.

Quito
Day 9

Day 9 - Flight to Quito

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Day 9 - Quito

Early flight to Quito (via Lima), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated between two ranges of the snowcapped Andes, Quito has a beautiful setting and temperate climate.

Galapagos Cruise
Days 10 - 17

Days 10 - 16 - Cruise the Galapagos Islands

Day 17 - Departure

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Days 10 - 16 - Cruise the Galapagos Islands

Cruise the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin observed the wildlife that would lead him to his theory of evolution. Flight to the Galapagos and transfer to your selected Galapagos Cruise yacht to cruise 7 nights with daily morning and afternoon guided excursions to admire the tame wildlife endemic to each island. Basking marine and land iguanas, red and blue footed boobies, frigate birds, giant tortoises, and friendly sea lions abound.

 

Day 17 - Departure

Disembark, transfer to the airport and flight to Guayaquil to connect with your overnight flight home, arriving on Day 18. Or choose to extend your holiday, staying at the Finch Bay Hotel in the Galapagos with a pool and small beach.

Accommodation

Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Samba Tour - Holidays to Galapagos Islands

Samba

The Samba offers a small yacht, intimate experience exploring the Enchanted Islands. With its carefully designed itineraries and activities, Samba makes the most of your time to witness how the islands and wildlife differ within the archipelago.

 

The Samba has only 7 classic cabins for a maximum …

First Class

The Eric & Letty Motor Yachts Tour - Holidays to Galapagos Islands

Eric & Letty Motor Yachts

The first class motor-yachts Eric & Letty are sister ships specially designed for cruising around the Galapagos, each with a 20 passenger capacity. Each yacht has 10 cabins over three decks, some with twin lower berths and some with double beds; 2 cabins are also available as triples, with twin …

The Galapagos Legend Tour - Holidays to Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Legend

The Galapagos Legend is a spacious ship that can take up to 100 passengers, and has a large outdoor area with sun deck, bar and swimming pool. 5 expert Naturalist Guides take you ashore on daily excursions, morning and afternoon, in small groups of up to 16 guests. The cabins are comfortable and mod…

Deluxe Experience

The La Pinta Tour - Holidays to Galapagos Islands

La Pinta

La Pinta offers a relaxed yet lavish expedition atmosphere for your cruise in the Galapagos Islands; with plush outside cabins, the highest standards of service, international cuisine plus celebrated Ecuadorian dishes, and all the amenities that make the Galapagos Expedition a trip of a lifetime.

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Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates 1 Jan - 30 June, 18 Aug - 14 Dec 1 July - 17 Aug, 15 Dec - 31 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £5,857 £6,725 £9,205 £6,174 £7,070 £9,550
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €6,128 €7,170 €10,146 €6,508 €8,191 €11,415
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $6,614 $7,742 $10,966 $7,026 $8,191 $9,550
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

What's Included

  • 18 Days / 15 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 18 Days / 15 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 18 Days / 15 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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