GLOBUS 2021: Legacy of the Incas with Galapagos Cruise (SPE)
19 days from Lima to Guayaquil
Calendar? Astronomy? Alien artwork? None of the above. But the discovery of Peru's Nazca Lines gave a whole new meaning to drawing a line in the sand. Flightseeing is the best way to see these massive geoglyphs etched into the desert- where the ancient Nazca people likely performed spiritual ceremonies. From the Lost City of the Incas surrounded by the peaks of the Andes to the floating Uros Islands on the highest lake in the world, this vacation to Peru leads you to great heights while also going to greater depths to illuminate its archaeological, historical, and cultural wonders. In addition to two days of exploration at the mysterious and magical ruins of Machu Picchu, you'll also visit the Sillustani pre-Incan burial ground, cruise to the wildlife paradise of the Ballestas Islands, and frolic through the wonders of colonial and culinary Lima as well as the Inca capital, Cusco.When satisfying your inner historian, don't forget your inner naturalist. Cruise around the famed Galapagos archipelago, where you'll share the shores with every native species from the blue-footed boobies to the pint-size penguin. A meet-and-greet with a colony of sea lions seals the deal on this wondrous extension to your Peru vacation.
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2021
- 19 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Lima||Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.|
|Day 2||Lima||LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. Visit and tastings at a [LF] Peruvian food market. Welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado (one of Lima's finest historic homes). (B,D)|
|Day 3||Sacred Valley||LIMA Fly to Cusco. SACRED VALLEY Lakeside lunch followed by an [LF] El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Visit Pisac village and its famous market. (B,L,D)|
|Day 4||Machu Picchu||SACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit a [LF] local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley. MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide. Pisco Sour demonstration and dinner at your nearby hotel. (B,L,D)|
|Day 5||Cusco||MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco.CUSCO Free time this evening. (B,L)|
|Day 6||Cusco||CUSCO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery. Inka King greeting and visits to Kenko Amphitheater and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before dinner. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Puno (Lake Titicaca)||CUSCO Fly to Juliaca. Scenic drive to the shores of Lake Titicaca. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Puno Excursion to Lake Titicaca||PUNO Scenic boat ride to Taquile and Uros Floating Islands. Guided sightseeing of Lake Titicaca includes a local home visit and lunch. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Lima||SILLUSTANI Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to Sillustani Pre-Incan Burial Ground and a [LF] local home. JULIACA Fly to Lima.LIMA Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 10||Lima||LIMA Scenic drive along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas.PARACAS Scenic cruise to the Ballestas Islands in search of sea mammals, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. See the huge Candelabro etching on the Paracas Cliffside. PISCO Flightseeing over the 500-BC Nazca Lines (mysterious drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the desert). (B,D)|
|Day 11||Lima||PARACAS Scenic drive to Lima. LIMA Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 12||Quito||CUSCO Fly to Quito.QUITO Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 13||Quito||QUITO Guided sightseeing includes Independence Square, the Cathedral, and San Francisco Plaza Church. (B)|
|Day 14||San Cristobal Island||QUITO Fly to San Cristobal.SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND Embark the Seaman Journey for a 4-night cruise. This afternoon, visit the Galapagos Darwin Interpretation Center with your expert Naturalist and learn about ongoing conservation of the archipelago, its history, ecosystems, flora, and fauna. (B,L,D)|
|Day 15||Cruising: San Cristobal Island||SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND Visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve and learn about the island's giant tortoise population and measures taken to help preserve and breed these endangered species. The center includes a large corral, breeding center, and interpretative trail, where it is possible to see different species of native and endemic plants as well as birds, such as the San Cristobal mockingbird, yellow warblers, many species of finch, and the Galapagos flycatcher. This afternoon, explore Cerro Brujo, offering beautiful views of Kicker Rock and famous for being the first place Charles Darwin visited in the archipelago. Visit a lagoon, home to many migratory bird species, such as black-necked stilts, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, and whitecheeked pintails. Also, enjoy snorkeling with the sea lions and other marine life. (B,L,D)|
|Day 16||Cruising: Espanola Island||ESPANOLA ISLAND Join your Naturalist for excursions to Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez on Espanola Island, one of the oldest islands in the archipelago. Here, you will see the famous blowhole, as well as unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April-December), Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and Darwin's finches. (B,L,D)|
|Day 17||Cruising: Floreana Island||FLOREANA ISLAND Visit Cormorant Point to see a brackish lagoon, which usually holds one of the largest flamingo populations in the Galapagos. The trail continues to a beautiful white-sand beach, one of the most important nesting sites of Green Pacific sea turtles. Enjoy a chance to snorkel among sea turtles, reef fish, sea lions, and even white-tipped reef sharks. This afternoon, visit Post Office Bay, named for the wooden barrel that served as an informal post office for sailors passing through. Here, you may also encounter Darwin's finches, yellow warblers, and lava lizards, and take advantage of another chance for great snorkeling. (B,L,D)|
|Day 18||Guayaquil||SANTA CRUZ Visit Charles Darwin Research Station, where the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding program helps preserve the fragile Galapagos environment. Learn how eggs are brought from the nearby Galapagos Islands, incubated artificially until the galapaguitos (little turtles) are born and then at the age of five are returned to their native areas.BALTRA Fly to Guayaquil.GUAYAQUIL Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 19||Guayaquil||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $1,200 (based on Miami, departure in January, 2021); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Lima/Cusco; Cusco/Juliaca; Juliaca/Lima; Lima/Quito; Quito/Galapagos; Galapagos/Guayaquil. Air prices were effective on July 14, 2020 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Galapagos cruise price is based on an oceanview cabin on the Seaman Journey. 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.
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