Legendary Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands - 2018

Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Cusco • Lima • Guayaquil • Galapagos Islands
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Sacred Valley

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Start your South American adventure a few days early with a pre-trip extension to the mystic Sacred Valley. Full of incredible Inca ruins and extraordinary landscapes, the valley is packed with one-of-a-kind historical and cultural marvels. With Sacred mountains topped by glaciers and colorful indigenous people surrounding you, you’ll uncover the heritage of the Pisac ruins, explore the largest market in the valley, and enjoy plenty of leisure time to soak in your incredible surroundings. This illuminating extension is perfect way to get acclimated to the environment and prepare yourself for the adventure ahead!

Your Price Includes:

  • Accommodations for 2 nights in the Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado in the Sacred Valley or similar
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
  • 3 Excursions and Cultural Discoveries, including a visit to the Pisac terraces & market
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a regional experts and naturalist guides
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Day 1:

Depart Home

Your pre-trip extension begins with an overnight flight to Lima, Peru. 

Day 2:

Lima, Peru / Cusco / Sacred Valley

Upon arrival in Lima, you'll transfer to Cusco. From here, you'll head to the hotel in the Sacred Valley, where an afternoon and evening of leisure will give you time to explore your remarkable surroundings at your own pace. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening.

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Day 3:

Sacred Valley

Today you'll tour the famed terraces and cemetery of Pisac. Then, you'll head to the Pisac market, the largest market in the valley, where you'll enjoy a farmer's lunch and have time to explore. Your evening is at leisure with dinner on your own this evening.

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

Day 4:

Sacred Valley / Join Base

After breakfast at the hotel, you can enjoy several hours at leisure or join an optional half-day tour of the terraces of Moray and the salt pools of Maras. This afternoon, you'll join the Day 2 of the base program.

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Optional Tour: Maras & Moray Tour

Maras & Moray Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $XX USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Cuzco, Peru
  • When: Half-Day Tour

Explore the remarkable terraces of Moray, an archaeological marvel in Peru thought to be an ancient site for agricultural research. This huge basin is lined with impressively uniform concentric circles that, to this day, drain perfectly. You’ll also visit the nearby village of Maras, where you can explore the salt evaporation pools used by Incas to harvest salt for the surrounding communities. These two sites serve as the perfect introduction to the astonishing agricultural and architectural capabilities of the Inca.

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Journey Legendary Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands Peru and the Galapagos Islands
Cruise-Only Prices $6,699 $9,490 (not including on-tour air of $1000 per person) Save $6,982 per couple
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Included Tours and Special Features 24 sightseeing tours & Cultural Connections - a $3,500 value per couple! Including 2 Galapagos shore excursions with experienced naturalists every day while on the cruise! 18 sightseeing and included tours. Includes 2 daily shore excursions in Galapagos Most sightseeing plus exciting Cultural Connections planned to enhance your experience of nature and the Incan culture!
Single Travelers Free Single Supplement on every departure—limited availability! Single cabins from $13,997 Single friendly pricing - Save over $1,000! Plus, FREE Single Supplement on the Sacred Valley extension - a value of $149!
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