Galapagos_Turtle_swimming.jpg   
Amazon_Tucan.JPG

Departures:  Thursdays

17 Days Fully Guided Quito - Lima

29 Days Fully Guided Quito - La Paz

You will begin your adventure of discovery in Quito. 

Visit the land of the Otavalo Indians then the unique Galapagos Islands, justifiably one of the world’s great wildlife destinations. As it had been free of humans and predators for almost all of its history, the islands have developed some of the most unique life forms on the planet. We explore the islands for 8 days on our comfortable small motor cruiser.

Fly to remote Puerto Maldonado on the Rio Madre de Dios - a tributary of the Amazon, still unspoiled, where animal and bird spotting is among the best in South America.    The Tambopata National Reserve is a 275,000 hectare conservation unit created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protect the watersheds of the Tambopata and Candamo rivers  It is adjacent to the huge 1 million hectare Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Visit the unique Macaw Parrot Lick, and observe local communities .

Return to Lima  or take the Incas Option to explore Cusco- the Inca temples and quaint cobble-stone villages where life goes on as it did so many years ago.  Arrive into beautiful red-tiled Cusco, fabled Navel of the Universe, to explore the Inca Empire – still alive today – and prepare to hike the legendary Inca Trail to the 'lost city of the incas' Machu Picchu. For those not wishing to take up the challenge of the Inca Trail we have an exciting alternative programme – see shaded days of the detailed itinerary.

Across the altiplano  to Puno, on the shores of tranquil Lake Titicaca, where you can experience life on the floating reed islands while visiting the Uros Indians.  Stop overnight in sleepy Copacabana on the lake where you will visit the scenic and tranquil Island of the Sun – legendary birthplace of the sun as it rose out of the lake.

We then take a picture postcard route to La Paz situated at 3900 metres above sea level and where ancient cultures meet the new millineum.  This bustling city is unique, with bowler-hatted ladies selling their fruit and veges on the pavement outside towering skyscrapers.

Galapagos & Amazon Day 1- 17

Inclusions:

ALL travel as per itinerary between Quito & Lima  – buses, boats, flights, transfers, and taxis

ALL transfers as per itinerary     

ALL accommodation twin/double share with private facilities in comfortable 3 star hotels

ALL entrance fees and sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary

Breakfasts daily,all meals in Galapagos and  Tambopata Reserve  

Services of Professional Tour Manager (subject to a minimum of 6 people travelling) from Lima onwards

Services of Naturalist Guide on Galapagos Cruise

Services of local English speaking guides

All applicable taxes on airlines tickets

Inca Tour Extension Day 17 - 29

Inclusions:

ALL travel as per itinerary between Cuzco  and La Paz   – buses, boats, , transfers, and taxis

ALL transfers as per itinerary     

ALL accommodation twin/double share with private facilities in comfortable 3 star hotels

ALL entrance fees and sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary

Breakfasts daily,1 lunch 

Services of Professional Tour Manager (subject to a minimum of 6 people travelling) from Cuzco onwards

Services of local English speaking guides

All applicable taxes on airlines tickets

Exclusions:

Meals not specified as above.  It is necessary to allow USD$35-45 per day to cover this. Insurance

Visa fees

Medical expenses

Tips & airport taxes en route (allow US$180 Days 1-17 and additional US100 for Days17-29)

Optional sightseeing and personal expenses,

Galapagos Park entrance fee of US$100 which must be paid in US cash on arrival.

Optional Inca Trail Additional