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Our 19-day Ecuador and Peru holiday is a great way to combine two fabulous countries into one amazing holiday. From the wildlife of the Galapagos to the ancient civilisations of Peru – this holiday has it all.
Start by discovering Ecuador’s bustling colonial city of Quito before taking a journey through the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes and discovering Ecuador's beautiful countryside. Next, you will head to the magical Galapagos Islands to sail amongst the unique wildlife that calls the archipelago home.
The holiday then moves on to Peru and the cosmopolitan city of Lima and then Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Here you will go on to explore the world-famous Machu Picchu and then hop aboard the train to Lake Titicaca where your journey ends with a visit to the local communities of the Uros Floating Islands.
Days 1 & 2 - Quito
Days 3 - 6 - Avenue of Volcanoes
Day 7 - Cuenca
Day 8 - Guayaquil
Days 9 - 12 - Galapagos Islands
Day 13 - Lima
Days 14 - 16 - Cusco and Machu Picchu
Day 17 - The Andean Explorer
Day 18 - Lake Titicaca
Day 19 - Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
Add international flights to Ecuador from the UK from £699 per person
Price based on departures in 2020 and 2021, 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrive in Quito where you will spend two nights discovering Ecuador’s colonial capital, with its ancient buildings, friendly locals and traditional culture. Take a guided walking tour of the historical centre to understand the importance of Quito’s history and lasting cultural practices.
Over the next three nights, you will take a guided journey by road through the Ecuadorian countryside, surrounded by the towering peaks of ancient volcanoes. Spend a day exploring the beautiful Cotopaxi National Park and the next day enjoy a visit to the must-see crater of Quilotoa and its brightly coloured lagoon. Experience the greenery of the Baños valley, where you will have a full-day tour of its incredible waterfalls. After arriving in Riobamba, brave the thrilling Devil’s Nose Train journey along a wall of sheer rock.
At the end of your journey through the Avenue of Volcanoes, you will spend a night in the pretty city of Cuenca where you can take a full day to relax and enjoy the local sites at your own pace.
Take the road to Guayaquil via the Las Cajas National Park in Ecuador’s highlands, where you’ll have the opportunity for some wildlife spotting. On arrival in Guayaquil, check-in for one night in this coastal city. Spend the evening promenading the bustling Malecon 2000, on the banks of the River Guayas.
Take a two-hour flight to the Galapagos National Park. Over five days you will sail between the islands of this magnificent archipelago, coming into close contact with Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Penguins and Blue-footed Boobies. Enjoy a range of activities such as gentle hikes, snorkelling and sea-kayaking.
Take a short flight back to Guayaquil, where you will connect on to the cosmopolitan city of Lima in Peru for one night.
This morning enjoy a half-day tour of Peru’s coastal capital before taking a short flight to Cusco, the historic capital of the Incan Empire. You will spend three nights in the area and spend your first day getting to know this UNESCO World Heritage site on a half-day city tour of the town and surrounding ancient ruins.
The next day starts early by taking the train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes where you will go on to explore the spectacular Machu Picchu citadel. Learn all about this crown of the Incan Empire with a local guide and afterwards enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
Today it’s all aboard the famous Andean Explorer train from Cusco to Puno (Lake Titicaca). Get ready for a day of spectacular scenery, as you climb to an altitude of more than 12,500ft. Upon arrival into Puno, you will spend two nights on the shores of Lake Titicaca
Today enjoy a full-day tour where you will explore the floating islands of Uros and Taquile. Discover their indigenous communities and ancient way of life.
Today the adventure comes to an end with a short flight back to Lima before connecting to your onward flight
(2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
International flights to Ecuador from the UK start from £699 per person
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18 nights’ accommodation as detailed
Transfers and tours as per itinerary
Domestic flights as per itinerary
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
M/C Yacht Anahi is a Power Catamaran Yacht built in Guayaquil, Ecuador and launched at the end of 2006 at high standard level of comfort. She offers accommodations in 6 twin (2 can be transformed in a double bed) cabins (14m2 each) located in the main deck and 2 suit cabins (25m2 each) located in the upper deck.
As a Catamaran, the Anahi has great stability and is a good choice for passengers who have little or no experience at sea. The Anahi has an environmental and social friendly operation, ensuring a responsible and sustainable tourism.
The mega-catamaran Ocean Spray offers fantastic expedition cruising and comfort in the Galapagos. The elegant design includes a huge sundeck, Jacuzzi and spacious cabins each with private balcony.
Her speed, comfort, top guides and itinerary will make Ocean Spray perfect for your luxury Galapagos cruise. Kayaks are also available for use.
Ships detailed above are for indication only. Latin Routes works with over 50 ships in the Galapagos and the exact ship will depend upon your preferences and departure date. Ship chosen may affect the price.
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