South America – West Side – with Galapagos Islands

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Spanning almost a month, this fantastic tour of South America is one of the most popular choices for people looking for an excellent vacation. Your tour officially kicks off from Santiago including a full-day excursion in this beautiful city with places such as the Palacio de la Moneda and many others on the itinerary. From Santiago, we move to Valparaiso by car. It’s one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Chile. From Valparaiso, you move back to Santiago and then to San Pedro De Atacama. Here, you will visit the Valley of the Moon and the Atacama Archaeological museum.

Afterwards, we will also take you to places such as the San Pedro de Atacama and then to Uyuni. From Uyuni, we move to La Paz and then to Lake Titicaca. From there, you will travel to Peru. In Peru, there are many beautiful places that you will get to see such as Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, and many others. From there, we’ll take you to Cusco again and then to Lima. By the end, you will get to see the Galapagos Islands as well.

Do refer to the itinerary for more information!

  • Day 1 - ARRIVE QUITO

    On arrival to Quito, Ecuador colonial capital, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Private Transfer)

  • Day 2 - QUITO

    This morning, your guide and transportation will pick you up and take you on a comprehensive walking tour of the Colonial District of Quito.
    On this tour you will visit some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings of the city including the Independence Plaza where you can admire the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and the Archbishop’s Palace. Furthermore, you'll visit the San Francisco Church and the Basilica of Quito, the oldest Church in South America made almost completely out of volcanic stone.
    Then head to the 'Panecillo Mirador', the most famous hill of Quito, where you can take pictures of both colonial and modern Quito.
    While walking through the city your guide will help you appreciate the eventful past of Ecuador including the Inca Empire, the Spanish invasion, and its push towards independence.
    Return to your hotel with the afternoon and evening at your leisure. (B.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 3 - QUITO - OTAVALLO MARKETS

    After your breakfast in the hotel, your guide will pick you up for a two hour drive to the town of Otavalo (2530mts.), in the northern Andean Region; this town is famous for its indigenous market, weaving, ancestral culture and its privileged natural surroundings.
    During this day there are multiple activities where can be choose from. The activities which are possible are:

    • Cotacachi Village, a small town well-known for its leather goods. San Antonio de Ibarra, home of expert wood carvers; you can visit their shops and witness first-hand how they create true works of art.
    • Cuicocha Lake, an impressive crater-lake garnished with two islets in the middle, surrounded by deep blue-water. It has an interpretation center or you can take a small boat ride in the lake. Wonderful views of the Imbabura and Cotacachi Volcanoes can be enjoyed from the crater’s rim. Short or long walks are optional.
    • Peguche workshops, just 10 minutes northwest of Otavalo; visit a couple of local workshops where you can admire the craftsmanship of the locals and the beautiful tapestries and weavings.

    In the afternoon you will return back to Quito where you have a drop-off at your hotel. (B.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 4 - QUITO - GALAPAGOS ISLAND

    This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands.
    On Arrival at Baltra Airport a naturalist guide will meet you and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor at Baltra.
    By inflatable dinghy you will be taken to the yacht.

    PM: Mosquera
    Mosquera Islet is located between Baltra and North Seymour. This is a small islet formed by a geological uplift, with a reef of rocks and coral and a great white sand beach, where a population of sea lions can be found. You can also observe several species of shorebirds. Along the rocks are commonly running Red Lava crabs or Sally light-foot crabs. (B. L. D.) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 5 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

    AM: Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
    This bay has origin when the crater of this island collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels Yellow-crowned, black-crowned and lava herons, and yellow warblers can be seen in the area.
    Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of sharp-Beaked Finches, large Cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves and swallow-tailed Gulls. Reaching the end the trail at the cliff’s edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there.

    PM: Prince Phillip’s Steps (Genovesa)
    El Barranco is located at the southern part of Darwin Bay and it is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. Passengers will climb to a plateau that is part of the stretch of land that surrounds Darwin Bay on its eastern side. There is a big population of Masked boobies and Red-Footed boobies in the trees; Storm petrels and Short-eared Owls have found the ideal place for nesting in the lava flows. (B. L. D.)

  • Day 6 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

    AM: South Plaza
    South Plaza is located at the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of two islands known as Islas Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found on other islands. Throughout the island there are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique, recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. Swallow-tailed gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea birds as: Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds and brown pelicans.

    PM: Santa Fe
    Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift, which explains why it is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well as giant prickly pear cactus. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fishes. (B. L. D.)

  • Day 7 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - LIMA

    AM: Witch Hill and Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)
    Cerro Brujo (Witch Hill) is a beautiful beach made of white coral and volcanic ash. It is located along the north coast of San Cristobal, the island where Charles Darwin first arrived in September 1835. Cerro Brujo is an eroded tuff cone and several parts are composed of the a’a’ lava type. In this fascinating landscape you can observe sea lions, as well as different sea birds, finches and warblers. The sheltered bay is popular for young sea turtles and rays. The salt water pools behind the sand dunes were used as a salt mine in the past.
    After visiting Cerro Brujo you will continue by yacht to Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock). This huge ‘cathedral’ of rock is an old lava cone, now split in two. On the rocks many blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies and frigate birds are to be found. The snorkeling is great here, with good opportunities for seeing sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, tropical fish and the Galapagos shark
    Transfer to San Cristobal airport for your flight to Lima, via Quito.
    Lima, capital of Peru, which was founded by the great conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535 and soon became the capital of the extensive and tremendously wealthy Peruvian Vice Regency of Spain.
    By the end of the 16th Century it had grown into a city of fine palaces and churches and was the cultural centre of the southern hemisphere.
    Today, Lima still retains the essence of the Spanish colonialism.
    On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B.) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 8 - LIMA

    This morning, embark on a city tour of Lima.
    See the plazas, colonial buildings with ornate balconies, colonial churches and mansions, gems of Ibero-American architecture including the 17th century San Francisco Monastery.
    Modern Lima is a mix of architectural styles and beautiful gardens, especially Miraflores and San Isidro, popular commercial districts with excellent shops, art galleries and restaurants.
    Visit Love Park in the Miraflores district and admire its view of the Pacific Ocean, and then head to Huaca Pucllana, the adobe pyramid that was ancient Lima’s ceremonial heart.
    Next, drive through the district of San Isidro, the financial center of the city, and then on to the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor, where you’ll see the Government Palace and Lima’s town hall. (B.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 9 - LIMA - PUERTO MALDONADO - AMAZON

    This morning we transfer you to the airport for your departing flight to Puerto Maldonado. Start your journey arriving to Puerto Maldonado, where our staff will welcome you and provide the necessary information for your stay.
    Navigate by outboard motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion for approximately 25 minutes.
    Enjoy lunch with organic ingredients and native flavors.
    After lunch, take a walk through Concepcion trails, our inside property nature trails, where you will discover and learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world.
    At dusk navigate by outboard motorized canoe, at the twilight river excursion. By sailing on the Madre de Dios River, you will learn about its ecosystem, Amazonian creeks, nocturnal animals’ behavior, and the southern constellations.
    In the evening enjoy a nice dinner in the Casa Grande’s dining room. (B. L. D.) (Private Transfer) (Semi-Private Transfer) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 10 - AMAZON

    New experiences are ahead and after taking a nutritious buffet breakfast, get ready for a long trek through terra firma into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning about the Reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation.
    Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche (Arapaima gigas).
    Back to the lodge for lunch, and later the Inkaterra canopy walkway & anaconda walk await for you.
    Take a 20-minute ride by outboard motorized canoe to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center where you will learn about its construction and the conservation projects of ITA-Inkaterra Asociación (NGO). Ascend one of the two 98-foot towers (30 m.) and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetops at 91 ft. high (28 m.). Enjoy the breathtaking vistas and get the chance to watch white-throated toucans (Ramphastos tucanus), woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis) and the three-toed sloth (Choleopus hoffmani).
    After descending keep on feeling the incredible primary rainforest energy going along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the swamps (aguajales). You will learn about the fauna and flora of this flooded ecosystem.
    At night get ready for an adventure at the rainforest by night excursion, where you will explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavior patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds, and penetrate this hidden world.
    Return to the lodge and enjoy a nice dinner. (B. L. D.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 11 - AMAZON

    The sun rises once again and after an early breakfast you will take our Native Farm excursion where you will be able to learn local techniques of cultivation and taste some of the products during the visit.
    Then visit the Botanical Garden, discover the immense variety of medicinal plants considered part of the “natural pharmacy” used by the habitants at the amazon region. Compare the medicinal uses of local medicine with traditional remedies.
    Getting back to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion you will have lunch.
    Take a rest and get ready for the cocha water excursion. Enjoy a dugout canoe ride on the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion natural pond (cocha). Try native fishing applying the “catch and release” techniques, as you enjoy the scenery observing hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin), a diversity of fly catchers, and gray-necked woodrails (Aramides cajanea).
    Disembark at the remains of Fitzcarrald steam boat; learn about its history and how it inspired Inkaterra to ask Werner Herzog to film the award-winning “Fitzcarraldo”, best director at Cannes, 1982.
    You will be able to participate in the inland collpa during the evening, where you will see different species and their night routines by observing through our “blinds”.
    End up your day with a pleasant dinner. (B. L. D.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 12 - AMAZON - PUERTO MALDONADO - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

    After breakfast buffet, take a ride back to Puerto Maldonado by outboard motorized canoe. Arrive at the Butterfly House where you may wait for your flight to Cusco, while visiting this beautiful Butterfly House and learning about the fascinating transformation of these colorful insects.
    On arrival to Cusco you will be met at the airport by a local representative who will transport you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (8,500 feet elevation), a long, fertile river valley surrounded by snowcapped peaks that lies between Cusco (11,000 feet elevation) and Machu Picchu (8,000 feet elevation). Starting here helps you adjust to the high altitude of the Andes and is a great way to see how the local people continue to live in the traditional Andean manner.
    Rest of afternoon at leisure. (B.) (Semi-Private Transfer) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 13 - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

    Today we discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through this route starting on the Inca's Balcony, in Chinchero, a beautiful place with an impressive view, where twelves families still preserve their traditional costums, showing you the ancestral way in which they process the wool, and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles.
    Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress, that also served as a temple.
    Then, we will follow to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. (B.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 14 - SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU

    Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world tourism: Machu Picchu, where you will definitely have an experience you will never forget.
    Transfer to Ollanta station to board Vistadome train bound for Aguas Calientes and take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu, a breathtaking Incan citadel.
    A guided tour of the ruins will have you wondering about the lives of the priests, craftsmen, and servants who inhabited this citadel and what drove them to build it on a mountain-top. Excavations have revealed skeletons, artefacts and woollen clothing, but no gold. The same precise stonework as in other Incan sites in evident. Overlooking the raging Urubamba River and discovered in a hidden tangle of vines and trees atop the mountain, the city of Machu Picchu will forever hold the secret of its destruction as the Incas left no written record.
    Have lunch at the Belmont Sanctuary Lodge and then there is some free time for you to explore the site on your own, to relax or to meditate.
    Once all activity are completed transfer to your hotel where dinner will be served. (B. L. D.) (Shared Guide) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 15 - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

    Today you can make an unguided return visit to Machu Picchu in the morning to have sometime to explore on your own; your shuttle and entrance tickets are included and will be provided to you.
    Going early, when the site first opens, allows you time at the ruins when there are far fewer people around.
    There are many things to see and do at the site, including the hike to Inti Punku, the Gate of the Sun.
    On the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
    You will have the balance of the day free to relax and explore this historic city.
    Cusco is another of the highlights of a trip to Peru, a fascinating city built on the foundations of the former Incan capital. You can observe massive Incan walls along many of the streets of the city. The city has a vibrant atmosphere and many excellent restaurants. (B.) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 16 - CUSCO

    This morning, enjoy a city tour, which includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, and the Koricancha Temple.
    Just outside Cusco, you will visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testimonial to the Incan architectural skills. Compiled of massive stones (one weighs 125 tons!) you are challenged to try to slip a piece of paper between the cracks of these blocks, cut and fitted together with incredible precision without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. This ancient fortress where the greatest battle between the Spanish and the Incas took place overlooks the red-tiled roofs of Cuzco and the spectacular lush countryside.
    Also visit Qenqo (the Labyrinth), an Incan shrine dedicated to the Earth Mother, the small fortress of Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay, a sacred bathing place. (B.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 17 - CUSCO

    Today enjoy free time to relax, shop or explore more of Cuzco's sights. (B.)

  • Day 18 - CUSCO - LAKE TITICACA

    Transfer to the station for your morning bus trip across the Altiplano (Spanish for high plain), where the Andes are at their wildest.
    Sightseeing on the way:

    • Andahuaylillas: Referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel because is magnificent frescoes, the church is but one example of the mestizo baroque architecture typically of the Cusco school which was prominent in the 17th You will marvel at the ceiling of carved panels covered with gold leafs
    • Raqchi: Also named the Temple of the God Wiracocha. The Inca temple is monumental: 100 meters in length, 26 meters in width and 14 meters in high. Divided in two naves, each of these still retains the bases of eleven giant columns. The base of the walls consist of Imperial Inca stonework with a top section of adobe. Adjacent to the temple, we can see many storehouses, used for various purposes: social, religious and military
    • Sicuani: in this village you will be able to enjoy a delicious lunch buffet and buy handicrafts.
    • La Raya: The highest pass on the route between Cusco to Puno. Beautiful landscapes await you, as well as the animals that are symbolic of the Andes: llamas, alpacas and vicunas. This is a region situation between two cultures Quechua and Aymara, as well as composite of two terrains: the dry and arid Altiplano and the more verdant Quechua valleys and rivers
    • Pucara:This is the most important and oldest ceremonial site this side of Tiahuananco. Characterize by a series of satire platforms, the ruins also reveal some lito-sculptures and tombstone, all witnesses of pre Inca civilization, possible one at the origin of the Andean culture of the Altiplano.

    On arrival into Puno, you will be met and transferred to your hotel located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. (B. L.) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 19 - ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA (Peru side)

    Today will be a full day excursion on Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake at 3808 meters above sea level.
    Visit its main attraction:

    • Uros floating islands: The Uros people are known as the "People of the Lake", and the islands were built out of reeds that grow about the lake called totora. They also built their houses using the same construction material.
    • Taquile Island: where you will experience the islanders' customs and traditions, their colorful outfits that follow the designs of their ancestors, and the local art.

    Once all activities are completed you will be transfer back to your hotel. (B. L.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 20 - LAKE TITICACA (Bolivia side) - LA PAZ

    Early morning land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary, board the Catamaran Cruise Ship, snack on board while sailing to Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.
    Visit the Inca Garden, steps and fountain followed by the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out the largest variety of Andean camelids.
    Also, the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka traditional vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.
    Catamaran Cruise Ship to Copacabana harbor while enjoying a buffet lunch on board, land transfer to La Paz in a road running parallel to the mighty snowed peaks of the Andes. (B. L.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 21 - LA PAZ

    This morning you will be taken on a tour of the’ city of contrasts’, which represents a unique blend of cultures and races.
    Visit colonial churches, modern areas, the fascinating Indian Witch doctor markets, as well as the famous valley of the Moon where erosion has changed the badlands into fantastic shapes and deep gullies. (B.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 21 - LA PAZ - UYUNI SAL FLATS

    Transfer to the airport for your direct morning flight from La Paz to Uyuni, meeting on arrival and transfer to Uyuni.
    At 10:00 am enter the great Uyuni salt flats to “Isla Incahuasi” (2 hours), a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Continue north to see the pre-Columbian Aique Pucara fort and the nearby chullpares and then west to Tahua (2 hours), a village in the foothills of the Tunupa volcano.
    Enjoy the sunset.
    Once all activities are completed we will head towards your hotel. (B. L. D.) (Private Transfer) (Private Tour)

  • Day 22 - UYUNI SALT FLATS - VILLAMAR

    Morning trip crossing the salt flats towards south, leaving it in Chuvica (1 hour), to enter the highlands and small branches of the range.
    Pass the villages of San Juan, San Agustín until the rich high valley of Alota (4 hours), continue south with great stone formations done by the erosion, to finally reach Villamar (1 hour). (B. L. D.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 23 - VILLAMAR - COLOURED LAGOONS - ATACAMA

    Early departures to la REA reserve, visiting Laguna Colorada (4,278 m – 2 hours), geysers “Sol de Mañana”, Chalviri lagoon and its natural hot springs of Polques.
    Continue through the high desert of Pampas de Dali until “Laguna Verde” (3 hours), a beautiful green lagoon at the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain.
    Continue until the Bolivian border Hito Cajon change the car and transfer to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. (B. L.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 24 - ATACAMA DESERT

    Morning at leisure to explore San Pedro the Atacama.
    This afternoon you will take a tour through the amazing Moon Valley one of the most spectacular phenomena in the Atacama Desert.
    Here you explore the silent moonscape and strange figures that nature has formed.
    Then we continue to the Sunset spot, located in front of the amphitheater. (B.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 25 - ATACAMA DESERT

    The day begins by heading south from San Pedro de Atacama to Cejar Lagoon (the floating lagoon).
    This small lagoon has impressive white edges of crystallised salt and is intensely turquoise in colour, providing a home for flamingos and tagua birds.
    It's also a nice place for a swim as the salt allows the body to float.
    Use this afternoon to get under the skin of this burgeoning tourist destination. San Pedro’ restaurant scene has grown considerably over the last couple of year. With a mix of Chilean, French and Italian influence, you’ll be sure to find a great spot for dinner.
    Perhaps join an astronomical tour once the star come out. (B.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 26 - ATACAMA DESERT - SANTIAGO

    Today at schedule time we will transfer you to the Calama airport for your direct flight to Santiago de Chile.
    Upon arrival we will transfer you to your hotel.(B.) (Semi- Private Transfer) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 27 - SANTIAGO

    This morning enjoy a tour of Santiago, commencing downtown with Palacio de La Moneda Presidential Palace which was originally a colonial mint. Continue to the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral and Central Post Office. A short walk away is the Museum of pre-Hispanic Art with over 700 exhibits.
    Continue to San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the omnipresent Andes, before heading uptown to the modern areas of the city, providing a contrast to the more traditional constructions seen earlier in the day. (B.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 29 - SANTIAGO - VALPARAISO

    Today we will pick you up from your hotel and take a drive to Chile’s central coast, to picturesque Valparaíso, one of the first Chilean cities founded by the Spanish.
    The city is a historic port and university town, famous for its labyrinth hills, which are covered in quaint, colorful old houses and accessible only by a steep climb or by the city’s unique system of funicular railways.
    A thriving port for centuries, modern Valparaíso remains Chile’s primary outlet to the sea.  After years of earthquakes, gloom and decay, the historic port and university town is now living something of a revival, culminating in UNESCO naming Valparaíso’s Historic Quarter a World Heritage Site in 2003.
    One of the highlights of the tour will surely be Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s residence, “La Sebastiana”. The house is full to the brim with the eccentric genius’ keepsakes from his many trips abroad, as well as an extensive library.
    Travel to Viña del Mar, Chile’s fashionable beach resort and take time to wander. (B.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 30 - DEPART SANTIAGO

    This tour comes to an end with a private transfer to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination or final journey back home. (B.) (Private Transfer)

    PLEASE NOTE:
    We can offer you the possibility to extend this tour to other incredible destinations like:

    • CHILE: Easter Island and Patagonia
    • ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls
    • BRASIL: Rio de Janeiro

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The below hand-picked properties feature good location, superior service, and all facilities necessary for a comfortable stay.

ECUADOR:

  • Quito: Reina Isabel

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

  • Yacht: San Jose

PERU

  • Lima: Arawi – Miraflores
  • Amazonas: Hacienda Concepcion
  • Cusco: Hilton
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pakaritampu
  • Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu): Mapi by Inkaterra
  • Lake Titicaca: Sonesta Posada del Inka

BOLIVIA

  • La Paz: La casona
  • Uyuni: Tayka de Sal and Malkku Cueva

CHILE

  • San Pedro de Atacama: Altiplanico
  • Santiago: Ismael 312

NOTES:

  • Hotel accommodation quoted in lead-in hotel guest rooms unless specified otherwise
  • Hotels can easily be changed at the customer request. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay
  • We have several Galapagos Islands cruises and itineraries that you can choose from, please let us know if you wish to changed the selected yacht for other vessel or program
  • Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, South America Tours Pty Ltd will provide the best possible alternative.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All Internal fights within South America and the Galapagos Islands plus all airport taxes
  • The Internal flights are based on the assumption you would be flying internationally to South America and back with LATAM Airlines. A supplement will apply if your International air-ticket is purchased and issued separately or by another airline company
  • Accommodation with private facilities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Galapagos Islands Cruise
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary:

(B.) = Breakfast

(L.) = Lunch

(D.) = Dinner

  • All transport, sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary unless specified otherwise:

(Private Transfer / Transport) = Your own exclusive driver. No queuing for taxis, no stopping en route at tour booking agencies. All private transfers / transport are operated on a private basis – i.e., you won’t be sharing with others

(Semi-Private Transfer) = transport provided by the hotel or lodge to their guest only

(Private Tour) = Your own, personal tour guide and an exclusive vehicle

(Shared Guide) = Meet other like minded travellers and share the services of a guide / vehicle during the plan activity. Typical group size is 10 travellers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all.

  • All parks and monuments entrance fees (excluding Galapagos Islands)
  • Total assistance coverage up to $2,000 per person during your stay in Peru (more information please contact us)
  • Professional English speaking local guides throughout
  • Return Vistadome train tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Tourist Bus from Cusco to Puno
  • Service charges and taxes.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International air-tickets. We have access to wholesale fares and work closely with LATAM Airlines, contact us before organize your flights independently
  • Reciprocal fees and tourist visas are not included
  • Travel insurance
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee $100 and Transit Control Card $20 per person
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included, phone call, laundry, tips, etc.

 

NOTES

  • Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events
  • Irrespective of whether you book directly with us or with your preferred travel agent, we’ll want to know the details of all of your fights – flight times frequently change and we want to make sure your transfers and other arrangements are amended accordingly.
  • We only book flights in conjunction with tailor-made land (and sea) arrangements booked through us – we don’t book just flights, sorry.
  • You should ensure you have travel insurance in place to cover the possibility of unforeseen circumstances which result in the inability to participate in the tour
  • It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting.
  • South America Tours Pty Ltd does not provide visa services.
  • All routes are subject to change without notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.
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  • LATIN AMERICA EXPERTISE
  • A LOVELY PERSONALIZED ITINERARY
  • EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR HOLIDAY COVERED
  • YOUR OWN TRAVEL SPECIALIST
  • WE RESEARCH EVERY OPTION
  • A 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT