Peru & Galápagos Odyssey

Peru & Galápagos Odyssey

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Peru & Galápagos Odyssey

14 Days Starting in Lima, Peru and ending in Galápagos

Visiting: Galapagos Islands, Peru

Tour operator:

Cox & Kings

Group size:

0 - 16

Age range:

-99

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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$8658
$8269 including Flights from the UK Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$390

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Tour Overview

The Incan treasures of Peru pair perfectly with the natural wonders of the Galápagos on this superior group tour. Explore Lima, the Peruvian capital, then continue to the Sacred Valley to see the legacy of the Incas – including mountaintop Machu Picchu. After a city tour of Ecuador’s capital, Quito, fly to the Galápagos Islands for your 4-night cruise. Your voyage around the islands includes land excursions alongside naturalist guides, seeking out the unique wildlife for which this archipelago is renowned.

Highlights

  • Drive along ancient Incan roads to a lesser-known village in the Sacred Valley

  • Get close to the wildlife of the Galápagos from a small first-class yacht

  • Enjoy an artisanal chocolate experience in old Quito

  • No Single Supplement on the cruise

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Fly To Lima

Accommodation Name: Iberostar Selection Miraflores

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima via Amsterdam with KLM. Transfer to the Iberostar Selection Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2 : Lima

Accommodation Name: Iberostar Selection Miraflores

Meals Included: Breakfast

Discover colonial and contemporary Lima, including the authentic Surquillo market, on a half-day tour and enjoy a pisco sour cocktail demonstration on the panoramic rooftop terrace of your hotel. (B)

Day 3 : Fly To Cuzco

Accommodation Name: La Casona de Yucay

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to Cuzco, set in the Andes mountains, and transfer to the Sacred Valley via Chinchero to learn about traditional weaving. Stay for 2 nights at the Casona Yucay (or similar). (B)

Day 4 : Sacred Valley

Accommodation Name: La Casona de Yucay

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, and the lesser-visited village of Pachar with its award-winning artisanal brewery. Afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 5 : Machu Picchu & Cuzco

Accommodation Name: Casa Andina Premium Cuzco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to Ollanta station and board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour of the striking ruins and a late afternoon train journey to Cuzco. Stay at the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 6 : Cuzco

Accommodation Name: Casa Andina Premium Cuzco

Meals Included: Breakfast

Half-day tour of the ancient capital of the Inca empire including the cathedral, San Blas district and the Koricancha Temple of the Sun. Afternoon at leisure or optional visit to Sacsayhuaman. (B)

Day 7 : Fly To Quito Via Lima

Accommodation Name: Hilton Colon Quito

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to Lima and onto Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. Transfer to the Hilton Colon for 2 nights. (B)

Day 8 : Quito

Accommodation Name: Hilton Colon Quito

Meals Included: Breakfast

Morning tour of the historic centre including the impressive San Francisco church, the Middle of the World equatorial line monument, and Chez Tiff Chocolatier – where you can learn about Ecuadorian chocolate making. (B)

Day 9 : Fly To The Galápagos

Accommodation Name: Tribute

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to the Galápagos islands and board The Tribute for a 4-night cruise. This stylish small boat offers an immersive and luxurious way to explore the fascinating islands. Take shared shore excursions with a naturalist guide to see the variety of landscapes and wildlife, and enjoy close encounters with some of the rarest animals and birds, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, frigatebirds, Darwin’s finches, boobies and Galápagos penguins. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, readjustment of national park policies, or the captain's discretion. (B, L, D)

Day 10 : Galápagos

Accommodation Name: Tribute

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, visit Santa Fé Island. Take a walk to spot curious sea lions and Galápagos hawks, perched at their outlooks, ready to swoop down and catch a lava lizard or baby marine iguana. There will be an opportunity to snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters of Barrington Bay. In the afternoon, explore Black Turtle Cove by dinghy. Three species of mangrove, stretching from the shore far out into the lagoon, form a rich, unique habitat for life. As you cruise along the calm waters, keep an eye out for whitetip reef sharks, Pacific green turtles, and spotted eagle rays.(B, L, D)

Day 11 : Galápagos

Accommodation Name: Tribute

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, visit Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. This remote outer island sits in the heart of a flooded crater and showcases a varied coastal ecosystem. In the lush mangroves, look for the frigatebirds and red-footed boobies that nest here, and listen for the distinctive calls of yellow warblers, Galápagos mockingbirds and Darwin’s finches. In the afternoon, visit Prince Philip’s Steps, named after the late Duke of Edinburgh, and home to the largest breeding colonies of Nazca and red-footed boobies, as well as the short-eared owl. (B, L, D)

Day 12 : Galápagos

Accommodation Name: Tribute

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning visit to Chinese Hat, just off the coast of Santiago Island, to see pioneering plant species, Galápagos sea lions, numerous marine iguanas, mockingbirds and eagles. This is an excellent spot for snorkelling, as it affords a chance to swim close to the critically endangered Galápagos penguin, in addition to sea lions and Pacific green turtles. Afternoon visit to the rust-red beach of Rabida Island, whose colour is the result of oxidising iron. The shallow green lagoon that borders the beach is an oasis, attracting various aquatic birds including pintails and – more rarely – American flamingos. Rabida is also home to a major breeding colony of brown pelicans (B, L, D)

Day 13 : Fly To Uk Via Guayaquil & Amsterdam

Meals Included: Breakfast

Morning visit to the Charlies Darwin Research Station, with its interpretation centre and giant tortoise breeding centre, before your flight to Guayaquil and onto the UK, via Amsterdam (B)

Day 14 : Arrive Uk

Arrive UK.

What's Included

  • Maximum group size - 16 people

  • 4- & 5-star accommodation

  • International & internal flights

  • Flexible - extensions, cabin & flight upgrades available

  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles

  • Experienced local tour guides in each destination

  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners

  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees*

  • Welcome drink & a farewell dinner on cruise

  • Porterage at hotels

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • Optional

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Maximum group size - 16 people

  • What is the difference between a 'single' supplement and 'sole' supplement?

    A 'single' traveller is someone occupying a single room while travelling with one or more other people, for example a single person travelling on a group tour. A 'sole' traveller is someone travelling on their own. As a single traveller on a group tour (except those in the SoloTravellers collection), please check the single supplement price. If you wish to add an extension to that tour, please th

  • When will I get my tickets?

    Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks prior to departure (third party suppliers' policies may vary), unless your booking is made within six weeks of departure, in which case final documents will be sent as soon as possible.

  • When do I need to pay my final balance?

    Final payment must be made no less than 75 days before departure.

  • What are the four tour categories?

    ***LUXURY These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout*** ***SUPERIOR Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation where available, or the best alternative elsewhere*** ***STANDARD Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere*** ***DISCOVERY Best suited to the hardier traveller, these tours typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more strenuous activities, such as trekking***

  • Why do I have to pay more for my holiday if I am a single traveller?

    Most hotels around the world charge more per person for a single occupancy room than for a shared twin room, because the cost of maintaining a room for one person can be almost as high as it is for two. In addition, many single occupancy rooms are the same as twin / double rooms. The Solo Travellers collection of small group tours is specially created to include accommodation based on single occu

  • Can Cox & Kings arrange my visa?

    We cannot arrange your visa but we can recommend a reputable visa assistance company who can help with your application. Please contact your tour consultant for details.

  • Do your prices include flights?

    All prices for Cox & Kings holidays include international flights, except where indicated. Australasia and Canada holidays do not include international flights so that you may benefit from the best prices at the time you choose to book, taking advantage of major seasonal variations and short term special offers. For all destinations, you may be able to arrange your own flights. If you wish to do

  • What is a non-exclusive escorted group tour?

    The vast majority of our group tours are exclusive to Cox & Kings clients. However, there are a few exceptions where holidaymakers who booked their tour with another travel company travel in the group.

  • When will I get a detailed itinerary?

    If you are travelling on a group tour, you will receive a detailed itinerary with your travel pack. If travelling on a private basis, you will receive your detailed itinerary with your confirmation invoice.

  • Do I need inoculations?

    Many of our destinations have recommended health precautions, which you can read about in our regional documents and health pages. However, we recommend that you contact your doctor who will be able to give you professional advice, arrange any vaccinations and give advice on malaria protection. Alternatively, visit the NHS website for more information.

  • What happens if a group tour does not reach its minimum numbers? Will it be cancelled?

    If a group tour does not reach its minimum numbers, we will either offer for you to take your holiday on a private basis (which may involve a supplement), or you will be fully refunded.

Reviews of this operator

Richard Martin (Google Reviewer)  

We have travelled regularly with...

28-Nov-2019

We have travelled regularly with Cox & Kings as a couple and in family groups to wide range of destinations around the world. Their helpful and knowledgeable staff have organised first rate itineraries for us to destinations they’ve visited, giving firsthand knowledge of these places. It’s hard to fault their local operations too, they provide that essential (and seamless) support to their customers throughout each trip from start to finish.

BARRY DYKE (Google Reviewer)  

Just returned from a two...

22-Oct-2023

Just returned from a two week Athens and Peloponnese tour which, with the exception of one hotel, was wonderful. It was made by our superb guide, Maria, who brought everything to life throughout the tour. She was outstanding. The tour was very well arranged except, in our opinion, the last day which entailed a northerly trip to Opympus to see what seemed to be a new site, before heading back to Athens. It was really too long a day on the coach, even though that was comfortable being a full size with only 18 tourists. Our view was we could have missed Olympus and driven strait back, just 5-6 hours. Anyway we loved the experience and recommend it highly. Very good value indeed. (Just change the hotel near Delphi which was grim) Our extra two nights in Athens was brilliant with ti è to see the War museum, the gardens, the Benaki(fabulous) and enjoy great self selected food. Happy to provide more inf to anyone Forgot to say the return flight, with Aegean was one of the worst we’ve ever encountered. Cramped worse than any cheap airline, even Ryanair!! Why bother all the fuss of providing a meal for an afternoon flight?? Save the cost and take out one or two rows of seats. The cost must be about the same.

Anne Watkis (Google Reviewer)  

My partner and I have...

25-Mar-2023

My partner and I have just returned from a tour of the Golden Triangle booked through a travel agent in cirencester. We flew to Delhi on 10th March and home on the 22nd. It was a small group tour (15). Honestly it was a wonderful sightseeing trip. The hotels, starting at the TAj Palace Delhi was exceptional. Great rooms, service and food. The daily trips were very well organised by our holiday guide Mayank Dixit. He was a wonderful guide, took care of the practical element of our trips, was very knowledgeable about india and the various places we visited. His professionalism and knowledge made the holiday. He is guiding for a waterway tours in November, which we might therefore go on. Shimla was amazing. I worried about appropriate clothing re their modesty rules, but it was all fine. Just take something to cover your head and shoulders. Men are fine in shirts too. I loved india and, although the tour was busy, Mayank smoothed the way for us all. Highly recommended.

Ellen Patton (Google Reviewer)  

They had an itinerary to...

09-Mar-2023

They had an itinerary to India online with no single supplement, I inquired about it and received an auto reply that someone would contact me. When I checked the very next day the supplement of £945 had been added. I called immediately to see why the pricing had changed and was told they update their prices regularly. Seems like a bait and switch. Will not book with the agency.

Gerry Wood (Google Reviewer)  

BE VERY WARY OF BOOKING...

03-Feb-2020

BE VERY WARY OF BOOKING WITH COX AND KINGS/ABERCROMBIE & KENT UNTIL THE ACQUISITION IS STABLE. We traveled with Cox & Kings to India in October/November 2019 on a 21 day tour. Because of their impending acquisition by Abercrombie and Kent, a lot of the hotels and transfers had not been paid for. No-one met us on arrival at Delhi airport, none of the transfers for the Shimla extension had been booked, and we had to pay again to stay in the hotel listed in the itinerary on the last night. My phone bill trying to get the UK office to step in was o £206.33. I was out of pocket by £440 and my family had a very stressful time for 6 of the 21 days, not knowing what was going to happen the next day. After spending £15,000 on the tour, Cox & Kings/Abercrombie & Kent offered me a £300 credit against another booking in the next 12 months. Needless to say I won't be taking them up on this. My booking reference was 171352 and the feedback (complaint) reference was E25BQF.

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cox & kings charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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