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Travelmarvel

Iconic Wonders of Peru with Galápagos Cruise

Lima to Guayaquil

Trip Code: ISTLG19
19 Days
33 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 14 nights premium accommodation
  • Four-night Galápagos Islands cruise aboard the M/V Santa Cruz II
  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director for Days 1-11 and additional services of local guides Days 12-19
  • 33 meals – Enjoy 18 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Tipping and airport transfers

Travel & Accommodation

Large ship docked with two people kayaking nearby

Cruise on MV Santa Cruz II

Enjoy a four night cruise of the Galápagos Islands aboard the stylish and modern M/V Santa Cruz II.

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Unprecedented view from a train within the Vistadome

Magnificent Machu Picchu

Journey to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome Train and once there, enjoy a fascinating guided tour.

Underwater coloured reef with tortoises swimming

Take a glass bottom boat ride

Board a glass-bottom boat to explore the underwater wonders of the Galápagos Islands

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include all flights as per itinerary in South America, transfers, tipping and airport taxes (airport taxes are subject to change)
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines booked by Travelmarvel
  • Please note that your Galápagos and Ecuador extension (Days 12-19) is not escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director, however you will enjoy the expert services of local guides and M/V Santa Cruz II staff
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail and flights as specified only
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Lima to Guayaquil

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

On arrival in Peru’s capital city Lima, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights: Lima, Crowne Plaza

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Delight in a pisco sour and learn how Peru’s most famous beverage is made.


Today, be joined by a local guide for a city tour of Lima. During the tour, you’ll explore the city’s World Heritage-listed historic centre; be awe-struck by the amazing architecture of Plaza San Martin; see Santo Domingo Monastery; and visit the lavish Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial house in Latin America, built in 1535.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Experience the breathtaking surrounds of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba during a two-night stay.


Fly to Cusco and travel to the Sacred Valley. From here, visit the ruins of Pisac and learn about the history. Afterwards, visit the markets of Pisac, a hilltop handicraft village. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy an evening at leisure to dine at one of the many local restaurants.

Stay: Two Nights: Sacred Valley, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the home of a local family and enjoy the chance to sample a typical Andean home-cooked meal.


Today, visit the Terraces of Moray, an important Inca archaeological site. You’ll then visit the incredible salt mines of Maras where you’ll see the intricate terraced landscape of salt evaporation ponds that have been mined by Peruvian families since pre-Inca times.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu.


Board the Vistadome train and enjoy a rail journey to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the mysterious ancient citadel and its surrounding stone ruins and hear the legends of the people who created it and lived here. Afterwards, settle in to your hotel before dinner.

Stay: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Meet local weavers and learn why it is so important to preserve these ancient traditions.


With the morning free you might like to step out and wander amid the colourful stalls of the Mercado de Artesanias craft market in Aguas Calientes. Then re-board the Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo station before a coach returns you to Cusco. Tonight, enjoy a Peruvian dinner and folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar & Grill.

Stay: Three Nights: Cusco, Hilton Garden Inn

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Another archaeological wonder awaits us today as we head to Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a pre-Incan ruin that dates back more than 1,000 years. Afterwards, take a tour of Cusco, visiting the ruins of Tambomachay, Quenqo and Puka Pukara. Enjoy dinner at your leisure.

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Today, enjoy free time in Cusco. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps take part in a Peruvian cooking class.

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  • Breakfast

Set out for Puno. Along the way, stop to visit Andahuaylillas, known for its Sistine Chapel. Enjoy a buffet lunch then a free evening.

Stay: Two Nights: Puno, Hotel Libertador

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set out on a cruise to the extraordinary home of the local Uros people on Lake Titicaca.


Enjoy free time this afternoon or Enhance Your Journey.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner at the Larco Museum.


Enjoy a free morning today in Puno, before being transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima.

Stay: Lima, Crowne Plaza

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  • Dinner

Fly to Quito and enjoy a guided tour.

Stay: Two Nights: Mercure Alameda

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Free day or Enhance Your Journey.

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  • Breakfast

Fly to Baltra Island. On arrival, transfer to your ship and enjoy an onboard talk. Later, set out cruising to the fascinating Cerro Dragón region.

Stay: Four Nights: Galápagos Islands Cruise, M/V Santa Cruz II

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore the coast of Punta Vicente Roca on Isabela Island by panga (Zodiac) whilst a naturalist guide explains the geology of the area. After, continue onwards to Fernandina Island for a walk through the mangrove vegetation.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.


Disembark your ship on Santa Cruz Island at Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Meet with a team of conservationists as you tour the facility and see giant Galápagos tortoises, as well as a range of other native creatures. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps go hiking, biking or kayaking.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, take a panga ride alongside Floreana Island, before continuing to Baroness Cove. Land at Post Office Bay. Afterwards, board a glass-bottom boat to explore the underwater wonders scattered around Champion Islet. Later, continue onwards to Punta Cormorant, where a wildlife walk will be a highlight.

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Enjoy a Farewell Dinner later this evening in Guayaquil.

Stay: Guayaquil, Oro Verde Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, after breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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