Galápagos Islands & Peru Extension

Beyond the Galápagos to the dizzying heights of the Inca Trail

Base Fare:
$9,450 per guest, double occupancy

Early Reservation Bonus on 2019 departures:

Save 5%* per guest
Reserve by January 31st to qualify

Your Journey includes

9 private shore excursions in the Galápagos Islands
Extend your stay by visiting wonders of Peru and Machu Picchu
Most meals included: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
Extension to Peru: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
4 nights aboard the Coral I and 6 nights in outstanding hotels
Peru Extension: 6 nights in outstanding hotels
Round trip air fare from Toronto with Copa Airlines & 4 regional flights
Private car home pick up & return service

Galápagos Islands & Peru Extension

The Galápagos Islands, the fabled destination that once fascinated Charles Darwin, remain home to an outstanding array of unique plants and creatures, from colonies of sea lions to flocks of vibrant flamingos. On your 11-day journey by sea and land, discover the rich culture of Ecuador and the wild splendour of the Galápagos Islands. You may then choose to extend your stay, absorbing the majesty of the Peruvian Andes during an additional seven days. Spend a magical night at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and watch as the sun rises over its hauntingly beautiful stone structures. Unlike anywhere else in the world, the Galápagos and Peru are sure to captivate your heart and mind, satisfying your appetite for both adventure and relaxation.

Choose your departure

= guaranteed departure
Extension
= with extension
Base Fare:
$16,900 per guest, double occupancy

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – 24 GUESTS ONLY! 

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • 9 private shore excursions in the Galápagos islands
  • Appreciate the diverse wildlife in one of the most attractive and interesting points of the islands: Suarez Point
  • Bask in the sunrise over the Andes after a night in Machu Picchu once most tourists have left after a day excursion
  • Enjoy the comfort of oxygen enriched rooms in Cuzco to reduce potential altitude sickness

Outstanding accommodation

  • 4 nights aboard the Coral I
  • 12 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 3 nights in Quito
    • 2 nights in Ibarra
    • 1 night in Guayaquil
    • 2 nights in Lima
    • 3 nights in Cusco
    • 1 night in Machu Picchu

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Copa Airlines
  • Air gateways available across Canada
  • 4 regional flights

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

STANDARD PLUS CABIN

  • TWIN: $16,900
  • SINGLE: On Request

JUNIOR CABIN

  • TWIN: $17,400
  • SINGLE: On Request

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before January 31, 2019

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other gateways available. These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

DECK PLAN

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

FLY TO QUITO, ECUADOR

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travellers and board your flights to Quito, Ecuador. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel and get ready for the adventure ahead.
Swissôtel, Quito (1 night)

Day 2

COTACACHI VOLCANO & CUICOCHA

From the famous Otavalo Indigenous Market to the marvels of Cotacachi Volcano and Cuicocha Crater Lagoon, our first morning is filled with wonders. We then visit a local Andean wind instrument workshop and, following lunch, learn how to make empanadas at a culinary demonstration. Dinner this evening will be at our hotel. (B,L,D)
Hacienda Hosteria Chorlavi, Ibarra (2 nights)

Day 3

CHASKI ANTAWA TRAIN

Enjoy a scenic drive and board the Chaski Antawa train for a sightseeing ride that takes us from high in the Andes to the foothills. Here, we have lunch at the community restaurant. In the evening, we enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4

THE KARANKI INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

Today we learn about the local Magdalena culture and witness a demonstration of local planting techniques by members of the Karanki indigenous community. Next, visit San Antonio de Ibarra, a small village where beautiful wooden items are carved and sold. (B,L,D)
Swissôtel, Quito (2 nights)

Day 5

QUITO, ECUADOR

In Quito, we visit the city’s highlights and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Equatorial Monument. Here, you can stand with one leg in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern! Then, visit the Intiñan Solar Museum before dining at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 6

FLY TO GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

We take a flight from the mainland to the Galápagos Archipelago. Board the lovely Coral I, your home for the next four days. All meals during the cruise will be on board. Today we venture to the Interpretation Centre to learn about the archipelago’s ecosystem, history and Darwin’s work there. We walk up the Tijeretas Hill, past cacti, acacia trees and lava lizards, to take in the stunning views and observe frigatebirds. A perfect start to our cruise!
Coral I (4 nights)
Included Excursion: Interpretation Centre and Tijeretas Hill

Day 7
SAN CRISTÓBAL ISLAND

We visit Cerro Brujo, a large expanse of powdered white sand and home to some of the most diverse wildlife; sea lions, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, brown pelicans, frigatebirds and sea turtles. Here, you will have time to relax, stroll, swim or snorkel in the pristine waters. After lunch, we hike to Pitt Point which boasts breathtaking views and is also a nesting place for many birds. (B,L,D)  
Included Shore Excursions: Cerro Brujo, Pitt Point and Islet
Day 8

ESPAÑOLA ISLAND

Today, we take a memorable walk to Suarez Point to marvel at the wildlife. You might witness the rare endemic species of the Waved Albatross, or even the red and green Christmas iguana. The island is also home to colonies of mockingbirds, blue-footed boobies and Nazca boobies, as well as lava lizards and sea lions. After lunch, we visit Gardner and Osborn Islets and enjoy a stop at Gardner Bay, a beautiful beach guarded by a colony of sea lions. (B,L,D)
Included Shore Excursions: Suarez Point, Gardner Bay, and Gardner and Osborn Islets

Day 9
FLOREANA ISLAND

After breakfast, we hike to Cormorant Point on Floreana Island and admire the raw beauty of this magical place. For those who wish to snorkel, they may get the chance to see stingrays and even a white-tipped reef shark! After lunch, we stop at Post Office Bay to discover the world’s most unusual post office. We end the day with a barbecue dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Included Excursions: Cormorant Point, Devil’s Crown, and Post Office Bay
Day 10

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND & FLY TO GUAYAQUIL

Upon arrival in Santa Cruz, a scenic mountain drive takes us to the Highlands Tortoise Reserve. We then board a flight back to Guayaquil where we enjoy some free time for lunch. Discover the city on a panoramic tour before dinner at our hotel. (B,D)
Oro Verde Hotel, Guayaquil (1 night)
Included excursion: Highlands Tortoise Reserve and Panoramic Guayaquil City Tour

Day 11

HOME OR FLY TO LIMA, PERU

This morning, some of our guests will fly home while others will fly to Lima to explore Peru. We enjoy a guided tour of Lima’s highlights including the Basilica Cathedral and Plaza Mayor. Lunch and this afternoon are at your leisure. Tonight, we dine with magical views of Huaca Pucllana’s archaeological site. (B,D)
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, Lima (1 night)

Day 12

CUSCO, CAPITAL OF THE INCA EMPIRE

We fly to Cusco, where we enjoy lunch and a tour of the city’s sights. Tonight, we dine in one of the finest restaurants in Peru. Because Cusco is situated at an altitude of 3,400 metres, our hotel uses oxygen concentrators to enrich the atmosphere in our rooms and help prevent altitude sickness. (B,D)
Belmond Hotel Movasterio, Cusco (2 nights)

Day 13

SACRED VALLEY & OLLANTAYTAMBO

Drive past stunning landscapes to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with a stop at Awana Kancha where weavers create traditional Andean textiles. Then, dine in a charming Hacienda in Pisac, admire colonial folk art and marvel at the great Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo. Tonight we enjoy dinner in a restaurant overlooking the Plaza de Armas de Cusco. (B,L,D)

Day 14

MACHU PICCHU & A SUNSET VIEW

Machu Picchu stands in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. After a scenic trip on the Vistadome train, explore the Inca citadel on a private guided tour with lunch. Wave goodbye to the tourists boarding the last return train to Cusco and watch a peaceful sunset from a private perch of your choosing. Enjoy dinner at our lodge, the only one located at the entrance of Machu Picchu. (B,L,D)
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu (1 night)

Day 15

MACHU PICCHU TOUR

Those wishing to see the sunrise can accompany our local guides to a stunning viewing point. Today, take one of two hikes with our guide, or simply amble around this magnificent citadel. Enjoy a leisurely buffet lunch at the lodge before returning by train to our hotel in Cusco. Enjoy dinner and the evening at your leisure. (B,L)
Belmond Hotel Movasterio, Cusco (1 night)

Day 16

CUSCO TO LIMA

Our midday flight brings us to Lima where we make our way to our hotel. Lunch and the afternoon are at your leisure. Join us this evening for a farewell dinner. (B,D)
Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, Lima (1 night)

Day 17
HOME

Today we bid “despedida” to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

Please note – Guest endurance & high altitude: To enjoy this journey to the fullest, guests must be in good physical condition. Please contact us for more details and consult your physician.

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Journey Highlights





Aboard the Coral I

The Coral I is a gorgeous and comfortable yacht offering charming social areas distributed on three decks, with both outdoor and interior spaces allowing you to enjoy an intimate expedition experience in your own way. With a capacity for 36 guests, this elegant ship offers open deck areas with a Jacuzzi to make the best of your relaxing time while cruising the Galápagos Islands. The interiors are designed to resemble a private yacht experience in a cozy ambiance, and the restaurant serves delicious Ecuadorian and international cuisine even extending to a BBQ dinner on the open-air Moon Deck.

Galapagos Fauna & Floral

More than any other location on earth, the Galápagos Islands are known for their unique and incredibly varied wildlife. Boasting a large number of endemic species (that is, species that are found nowhere else in the world), including the Galápagos penguin, giant tortoise, and Galápagos sea lion, these islands are a nature lover’s dream come true. Whether you’re hiking, snorkelling, or simply sitting on the beach absorbing the beauty around you, the stunning flora and fauna for which the Galápagos have become known are never far away!

Karanki Indigenous Community of Magdalena

A journey is not just about visiting new places; it is about experiencing new cultures and glimpsing other ways of life. As such, we have built a special relationship with a family from Quito who operates a successful Ecuadorian tourism company, with an initiative to support the Karanki indigenous community of Magdalena. Venture to the remote Karanki community and learn about local planting techniques from community members. You will witness the harmonious relationship that exists between the people and their environment in a way that honours local tradition and culture.

Machu Picchu - One of the Seven Wonders of the World

Journey aboard the Vistadome train to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where a private tour acquaints you with these iconic ruins. After the crowds disperse, savour the peace and majesty of the citadel as you watch the sun set from your own private perch. Then, enjoy dinner and a good night’s sleep at the nearby Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. The next day offers more time to explore the ruins, either on a guided hike or at your own leisure.

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