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Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands

Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos

from £4,699 per person 13 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £68 if not required
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Embark on the trip of a lifetime on this thrilling tour and cruise adventure taking in two of the most famous 'must-visit' destinations in the world...

Embark on the trip of a lifetime on this thrilling tour and cruise adventure taking in two of the most famous 'must-visit' destinations in the world – the Lost City of the Incas in Peru and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.

MV Galapagos Legend

Enjoy a full-board cruise aboard MV Galapagos Legend which is designed for cruising around the UNESCO-protected Galapagos Islands. Naturalist guides will accompany you on excursions ashore and give on-board lectures. There are four decks: Moon Deck – with an observatory for stargazing, a sun deck and chill-out area; Sky Deck – with a sun terrace, pool, bar, lounge and barbecue area; Earth Deck – with a spa, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, hammocks and a boutique; Sea Deck – with a medical service and restaurant. The ship carries up to 100 passengers, with Saga guests staying in standard plus cabins, with porthole windows, television, telephone, safety deposit box and en suite bathroom. Cabin upgrades are available on request, please call for details.

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September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017


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Day 1 UK to Lima

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, fly overnight to Lima.


Day 2 Lima

Lima

Arrive in the morning and transfer to the José Antonio Lima (3Q).


Day 3 Lima to Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

Fly from Lima to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley, then descend into the colourful market town of Pisac for an included lunch. Stay overnight at the Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel (3Q). B, L

Pisac Peru South America

Day 4 Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Visit the charming village of Ollantaytambo then embark on an included narrow-gauge railway journey along the Sacred Valley. Then catch a bus to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu which remained hidden in the Andean mountain-tops until 1911 when it was ‘rediscovered’ by Hiram Bingham. Stay overnight at the Hotel El Mapi (3Q). B, L, D

Ollantaytambo Peru South America Machu Picchu Machupicchu Town

Day 5 Machu Picchu to Cuzco

Morning at leisure to explore town or take an optional excursion for a return visit to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. Travel to Cuzco this afternoon for a two-night stay at the José Antonio Cuzco (3Q). B



Optional excursions

Enjoy exploring this magnificent site further, independently. Experience the sights and the breathtaking scenery as you wander around the ancient city ruins at your own leisure. Price includes transfers and entrance fee.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Machupicchu Town Peru South America

Day 6 Cuzco

Cuzco

At 3,400 metres above sea level, Cuzco is one of the highest cities in the world. This morning join an included tour of the city's splendid Spanish colonial architecture and Sacsayhuaman's walls and spend the afternoon at leisure. B

Sacasayhuman Cuzco Peru South America

Day 7 Cuzco to Lima to Quito

Quito

Fly to Quito today via Lima. Transfer to the Hotel Colon (4Q), for two nights. B


Day 8 Quito

Otavalo Indian Market

Visit the Otavalo Indian Market today with lunch at a local restaurant. B, L



Optional excursions

Just 22 km north of Quito stands the monument marking the equatorial line. It's 30 metres high and houses an ethnographic museum about the indigenous people of Ecuador and an observation platform offering great views of the Andes Mountains.

Equatorial Line Monument
Equatorial Line Monument Quito Ecuador South America

The TelefériQo is one of the world's highest cable car rides, reaching 4,050 metres, and one of Quito's most popular tourist attractions. The 18 gondolas accommodate six people in each, and the journey to the summit of Cruz Loma takes approximately 10 minutes.

Teleferiqo Cable Car
Telerfiqo cable car Quito Ecuador South America

Day 9 Quito to Galapagos Islands: Embark MV Galapagos Legend

Mv Galapagos

MV Galapagos Legend

Fly to the Galapagos Islands and board MV Galapagos Legend (4) a three-night full-board cruise around the archipelago, staying in a standard plus cabin. These islands' unique flora and fauna inspired Charles Darwin to form his theory on evolution. Cruise to Santa Cruz Island and visit the Pit Craters, and the Highlands – home to lush forests and giant tortoises. B, L, D

Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Galapagos Ecuador South America Weser

Day 10 Santiago Island and Bartolome

Marine iguana

Disembark at Santiago Island which is made up of two overlapping volcanoes. You’ll visit Egas Port and a salt lake crater, home to birds including the white-cheeked pintail. Continue to the volcanic islet of Bartolome, home to a Galapogos penguin colony, sea lions, marine iguanas and more. B, L, D

Santiago Island Santiago Island Galapagos Ecuador South America

Day 11 Santa Cruz island and North Seymour

North Seymour, home to the blue footed boobies

At Santa Cruz visit Dragon Hill with its population of Galopagos land iguana. Afterwards visit North Seymour – a small island covered with vegetation and home to blue footed boobies, the impressive frigatebird and Galapagos land iguanas. B, L, D

North Seymour North Seymour Galapagos Ecuador South America

Day 12 Santa Cruz Island to Quito

Flamingos feeding in Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island

Visit Bachas, and beaches on the north of the island which are home to flamingos and the main nesting sites for sea turtles. Disembark your cruise and fly to Quito to overnight at the Hilton Hotel. B D


Day 13 Quito-UK

Quito architecture

Enjoy an included guided city tour of Quito’s Spanish colonial buildings. Optional excursions are available to the Equatorial Line Monument or the Teleferiqo cable-car ride. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport in Quito for your overnight flight to the UK, via Bogota. B, L, D


Day 14 UK

Arrive in the afternoon for your included UK door-to-door travel service.


Please note

The unique ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands is highly protected by the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park, who constantly monitor and control visitor sites and numbers. As such, this part of the tour is subject to change.


Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands

Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos

from £4,699 per person 13 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £68 if not required