2021: Cruising the Galapagos on the Galapagos Legend with Peru (ISKD)

13 Day Package from Quito to Lima

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Tour Operator
Monograms
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2021
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1QuitoArrive in Quito.
Day 2QuitoYour included private city tour showcases the rich legacy left by the Incas and Spaniards. See Independence Square, dominated by its formidable cathedral, San Francisco Plaza Church, and the basilica with its marvelous stained-glass windows. (B)
Day 3GALAPAGOS CRUISING: BARTOLOME ISLANDFly to Baltra and transfer with your expert Naturalist to the Galapagos Legend for your 3-night cruise. Sail to Bartolome Island to discover a fascinating moonscape formed by volcanic parasitic cones. Hike to the summit for impressive views of the surrounding islands and Pinnacle Rock. You will also encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards, and blue-footed boobies. Bartolome offers some of the best snorkeling, thanks to clear waters and abundant sea life, including sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, and maybe even Galapagos penguins. (B,L,D)
Day 4CRUISING: SOUTH PLAZA & NORTH SEYMOUR ISLANDSWake up at South Plaza and take a walk through an impressive cactus forest populated with land and marine iguanas. Due to the proximity of land iguanas and marine iguanas here, this is the only place on Earth where you will find the Galapagos hybrid iguana. From the summit, watch for tropicbirds, Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. After lunch on board, visit North Seymour, a landmass formed by a series of underwater volcanic eruptions, which deposited layers of lava on the ocean floor. Take a walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigate birds, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in-depth encounter with sea bird breeding cycles. You will also encounter sea lions, land iguanas and, on a lucky day, you might even come across the endemic Galapagos snake. (B,L,D)
Day 5Cruising: San Cristobal IslandArrive at Pitt Islet on San Cristobal and walk to the top of a volcanic tuff to be rewarded with several magnificent viewpoints. This is one of the few sites where the Galapagos' three booby species (blue-footed, red-footed, and Nazca) can be seen together. You will also find the two species of frigate birds and a sea lion colony. The island waters are excellent for dinghy rides to see a range of seabirds-and great for snorkeling, too. At Cerro Brujo, visit a lagoon where migratory bird species can be seen: black-necked stilts, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, other sandpiper species, and white-cheeked pintails. Cerro Brujo offers beautiful views of Kicker Rock, the southern part of San Cristobal, and the adjacent coast. Your visit includes time to swim with the sea lions and other marine life. (B,L,D)
Day 6CRUISING: SAN CRISTOBAL (DISEMBARKATION)-QUITO-LIMAAfter breakfast, disembark in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and visit the Giant Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal. Learn about the national park's conservation and breeding programs to protect the endangered tortoise species. Also, visit the port village for a last chance at souvenirs before bidding farewell to the enchanted Galapagos Islands. Transfer to San Cristobal Airport and fly to Quito. Later, fly to Lima, Peru. (B)
Day 7LimaYour included city tour focuses on Lima's rich colonial history as well as the modern city. Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. See the cathedral, where the remains of Francisco Pizarro are sealed in a wooden coffin, and the Santo Domingo Convent to see the relics of three famous Peruvian saints-Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres, and San Juan Macias. (B)
Day 8CuscoFly to Cusco, high in the Andes. Your guided tour visits the Santo Domingo Monastery, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. At Plaza de Armas, see the cathedral before taking a short drive outside the city to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman with its intricate stone walls, the amphitheater of Kenko, and the red fortress of Puca Pucara. (B)
Day 9Sacred ValleyToday, a short drive into the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, brings you to Awanakancha to learn about the importance of the alpaca for Inca cultures, as well as the ancient weaving techniques still in use today. Continue to the market town of Pisac, where you can buy handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry at bargain prices. At the other end of the valley, visit Ollantaytambo to see some of the finest examples of Inca masonry. (B,L)
Day 10Machu PicchuEmbark on a train trip bound for Machu Picchu and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this 'Lost City of the Incas,' discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. On a guided tour, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas. (B,L,D)
Day 11CuscoA morning at leisure allows you to wake up early to see sunrise over Machu Picchu with your second included entrance to the ruins. Return to Cusco by train. (B)
Day 12LimaFly to Lima. (B)
Day 13LimaYour vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
02/20/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
03/06/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
03/20/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/03/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/17/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/01/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/29/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/12/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/24/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/07/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/21/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/16/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/30/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/13/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/27/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/11/2021$5,179.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

This vacation includes the following Intra-Vacation Air segments in the vacation price: Quito/Galapagos; Galapagos/Quito. All other flights are not included in the vacation price and can be purchased from Monograms.

Cruise pricing is based on a Standard Plus cabins on the Galapagos Legend. Cabin upgrades are available.

Galapagos package does not include Galapagos National Park entrance fee and transit card, ($120) but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

2022 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2021.
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