Machu Picchu Galapagos 10 Days

Quick Itinerary:

  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN QUITO (Saturday)
  • DAY 2: QUITO / BALTRA (SUNDAY)
  • DAY 3: Santa Fe (MONDAY)
  • DAY 4: Rabida (TUESDAY)
  • DAY 5: Daphne (WEDNESDAY)
  • DAY 6: QUITO / LIMTO (THURSDAY)
  • DAY 7: LIMA / CUSCO (FRIDAY)
  • DAY 8: MACHUPICCHU FULL DAY (SATURDAY)
  • DAY 9: SACRED VALLEY (SUNDAY)
  • DAY 10: Final Transfer
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    ITINERARY

    ARRIVAL IN QUITO (Saturday)

    Reception and Transfer from the Airport to your Hotel in Quito.

    QUITO / BALTRA (SUNDAY)

    Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra. (2 hour flight). Passengers are welcomed at the airport by our Naturalist Guides and taken by bus for 10 minutes to the Pier to be embarked at the M / Y Corales PM - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz). Dry landing. In this place, you will be able to observe the Giant Tortoises that are part of the Breeding Program and you can see the Most Famous Tortoise in the World, Solitary Jorge, the last of his species and symbol of the Efforts to Conserve the Fragile Environment of the Galapagos . Visitors can Admire the Opuntia Cactus Forest and Many Land Birds. Then you can have Free Time to Visit the City and Buy Souvenirs.

    Difficulty level: intermediate

    Type of terrain: flat

    Duration: Walk 1 hour and 30 minutes.

    Santa Fe (MONDAY)

    Wet Landing on a White Sand Beach Surrounded by a Large Colony of Sea Lions. Hike in an Endemic Cactus Forest in Search of the Santa Fe Land Iguana, the Largest and Warmest on the Island. This Island is Home to many Endemic Species Including the Galapagos Hawk, the Galapagos Snake, Endemic Rats, a Great variety of Finches and one of the Four Species of Nightingales of Galapagos. Snorkeling in Deep Waters.

    Difficulty level: intermediate

    Type of terrain: Rocky

    Duration: Walk 1 hour and 30 minutes.

    South Plaza (Plaza Island):

    Dry landing in the Northern Part of the Islet. The hike begins with a stunning Cactus Forest surrounded by Marine and Land Iguanas. During the Way to the Highest Point, Tropical Birds and a Beautiful Colony of Young Sea Lions are Observed. In the South Plaza there is a Colony of Small-sized Land Iguanas. The Population is Approximately 300 Individuals. They feed on all kinds of vegetation, but during the dry season they survive on Opuntia Cactus Fruits and Flowers. Due to its Proximity with Marine Iguanas, this is the Only Place on the Planet where we can find the Galapagos Hybrid Iguanas.

    Difficulty level: intermediate

    Type of terrain: Rocky

    Duration: 2 hour walk.

    Rabida (TUESDAY)

    Wet landing. Dark Red Sand Beaches cover these Unique Beaches. Rábida is considered the Epicenter of the Galapagos Islands due to its Diversity in its Geological Origin. Nesting Point for Brown Pelicans between July and September as well as Nine Species of the Famous Darwin's Finches can be observed. Panga Ride Along the Cliffs to Observe the Nests of Seabirds and to Snorkel where the Marine Life is Particularly Active.

    Difficulty level: intermediate

    Type of terrain: Flat

    Duration: walk of 1 hour and 30 minutes / 1 hour of snorkeling / 1 hour of Panga ride.

    Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

    Wet Landing on the North Side of Santa Cruz: Behind the Beach are Two Small Lagoons with Flamingos, Iguanas, Sea Birds, Darwin's Finches, Nightingales, Seagulls Surrounded by Endemic and Native Vegetation of the place: Red and Black Mangroves, Shrubs Salados y Mucho Más. This Beach is the most Important Nesting Center for Sea Turtles in the Archipelago. The Average Eggs per Female is 70 Eggs on average 3 to 4 times: but after 3 or 5 years pass without reproducing. In this Paradisiac place there are also Remains of Barges that sank a long time ago that were the property of the United States Navy when in this place it operated as a Naval Base during World War II on the Island of Baltra. From all this, the name of the Bachas beach is derived as it has been difficult to pronounce by the natives in English Barges.

    Difficulty level: Easy

    Terrain Type: Sandy

    Duration: 1 hour of walking / 1 hour of Snorkeling / swimming.

    Daphne (WEDNESDAY)

    We will circumnavigate the Islet of Daphne; a Volcanic Tuff that was Created by Successive Volcanic Activity. Opportunity to Observe Darwin's Finches, Blue-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Tropical Birds, Among Others. Return to the Airport for the return trip to Guayaquil or Quito. Transfer to your hotel.

    QUITO / LIMA (THURSDAY)

    Transfer to the Airport to take your Flight to Lima, Peru (FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED) Upon arrival, Reception and Transfer to your Lotel in Lima.

    It includes breakfast

    LIMA / CUSCO (FRIDAY)

    Transfer to Lima Airport for the Flight to Cuzco (plane ticket not included). Upon arrival at Cuzco Airport. Reception and Transfer to the hotel, where you will receive an Aromatic Mate de Coca that will help your Organism to Adapt to the Height, you will have the morning Free to Rest and we also suggest that you Eat something Light, either in your Hotel or in one of the Restaurants From the Surroundings, in the afternoon they will do the City Tour (the Entrance to the Archaeological Centers and Museums included) they will visit the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and, in addition, they will do a Tour Bordering Archaeological Centers such as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Q 'ENKO, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, Tour that ends at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the Main Square so that you can have dinner in one of the Excellent Restaurants in the Area, Sleep at your Hotel.

    NOTES:* City tour: from 1:45 pm to 6:30 pm apr (Pick up from the hotel starts at 1:15 pm)

    * Optional Buffet Dinner with Folk Show: add $ 30 per person.

    MACHUPICCHU FULL DAY (SATURDAY)

    After your Breakfast at the Hotel, you will be taken to the Train Station that leaves for Aguas Calientes, the trip lasts about 4 hours. During the trip you will have an Impressive View of the Landscapes of the Sacred Valley in Urubamba and a glimpse of the Amazon Rainforest, showing a little of how much Peru offers. Upon arrival at the Small Town of Aguas Calientes you will have to go to the Bus Station that will take you to the "Citadel of Machu Picchu" (only 20 minutes away) to start a guided tour of the Historic Sanctuary, Visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Funerary Mounds of Ancient Caciques and Incas. Then you will have free time to explore the area on your own, then you will return to Aguas Calientes and from there return to the city of Cuzco. Reception at the Train Station and transfer to your hotel.

    It includes breakfast

    SACRED VALLEY (SUNDAY)

    After Breakfast, you will be picked up at 08:15 am for a Full Day Excursion through the Urubamba Valley Visiting the Colorful Indian Market in Pisac where you will appreciate a Mix of Color and Tradition. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley followed by Ollantaytambo. Most People visit Pisac to see the Market on Sundays, but there are Smaller Markets both on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However Pisac is a Beautiful Town and has Lots of Small Handicraft Shops and Worth Visiting on any day of the Week is a good place to buy Local Ceramics, including a Huge Collection and a Varied Range of Hand Paintings. Lunch in a Typical Restaurant in Urubamba then you will go to Ollantaytambo, which is an Attractive Small City Located at the Western End of the Sacred Valley, Considered the Oldest Continuously Occupied City in the entire American Continent, It is located near some Spectacular Inca Ruins that Protected the Strategic Entrance for the Lower Part of the Urubamba Valley. The Narrow Streets of Ollantaytambo, along with its channels that have not changed since the Inca Era, Evoke its Ancestral Heritage, will end up visiting Chinchero. Chinchero is a Small Andean Indian Town Situated high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3762masl about 30 km from Cuzco and is believed to be the Mythical Birthplace of the Rainbow. Its main attraction for tourism is its Colorful Sunday Market. At the end they return to Cuzco arriving at 6:30 p.m. to the Plaza Mayor of Cuzco.

    Includes Breakfast, Lunch

    Final Transfer

    Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport to take your flight.

    WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

    • Sneakers or hiking shoes.
    • Sunscreen.
    • Mosquito repellants.
    • Light Backpack.
    • Suitable clothing / Rain poncho
    • Soles for your personal expenses.

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