On this Ecuador and Peru tour, you’ll discover breathtaking beauty and captivating destinations. You’ll explore incredible landscapes, experience rich cultures, and make unforgettable memories.
Our journey takes you through the diverse terrain of the Andes and even the legendary Galapagos Islands. You’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, learn about indigenous communities, and witness the incredible biodiversity of the Galapagos.
Whether hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, marveling at the equator’s magic, or indulging in the flavors of Andean cuisine, this Ecuador and Peru tour promises to blend adventure and cultural immersion seamlessly.
Your Ecuador and Peru adventure starts in Quito.
Upon arrival, you’ll meet our staff and drive to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore the island yourself.
Today, you will enjoy an unforgettable full-day tour showcasing this vibrant city’s rich cultural, historical, and culinary wonders.
Dive into Quito’s history at the Museum of the City, where you’ll find a fascinating collection of artifacts and exhibits detailing the city’s past.
Now, it’s time to dive ourselves into the local culture at the San Francisco Market. This bustling market offers handicrafts, textiles, and traditional Andean and Amazonian foods.
We’ll head to a nearby restaurant to savor a traditional Ecuadorian meal. Don’t miss the chance to try dishes like llapingachos (potato patties), seco de chivo (stewed goat), or a hearty bowl of locro de papa (potato soup).
After lunch, we’ll explore La Ronda, one of Quito’s oldest and most charming streets. You’ll find artisan workshops, art galleries, and live music here.
You have the option to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano and have a horseback riding experience or to visit the Quilotoa Volcano Lake.
The Cotopaxi experience focuses on wildlife, and the Quilotoa focuses more on local culture.
Drive to the airport and catch a flight to the Galapagos Islands (Baltra).
Your guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the Highlands of Santa Cruz.
Witness unique wildlife, lush landscapes, and volcanic craters while immersing in the archipelago’s pristine natural beauty.
The snorkel tour in North Seymour offers an exhilarating underwater experience in the Galapagos Islands. Located north of Baltra Island, it is known for its rich marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Dive into pristine waters to encounter tropical fish, sea turtles, and playful sea lions.
Spot graceful rays and maybe even gentle sharks. With crystal-clear visibility, you can observe the intricate details of the underwater ecosystem, enhanced by vibrant coral formations. Immerse yourself in this stunning display of marine biodiversity during this mesmerizing snorkel adventure.
Tortuga Bay Galapagos (Bahía Tortuga) is a dreamy stretch of white coral sand with clear turquoise waters. It is an accessible beach to visit on Santa Cruz island, making a fun day out without hurting your wallet.
The best thing about Tortuga Bay is that you don’t need to hire a guide or transport.
The beach is walkable from Puerto Ayora town, and you’ll have complete freedom to explore. The Tortuga Bay Galapagos wildlife is varied and plentiful. Visitors can enjoy activities from sunbathing to snorkeling and kayaking. We highly recommend a trip to discover Tortuga Bay beach.
How to get to Tortuga Bay?
Tortuga Bay Beach is located on the south coast of Santa Cruz island, just a few kilometers from Puerto Ayora town.
The Tortuga Bay trailhead starts at the end of Charles Binford Avenue, a few blocks behind the main tourist dock area close to Las Ninfas and Hotel Fiesta.
Just follow the path for about a mile and a half (30-45 minutes from the trailhead) to arrive. The trail is paved, flat, and easy, leading through an old lava field colonized by Palo Santo trees and Opuntia cacti.
It is a pleasant walk, accompanied by Darwin’s Finches and Galapagos Mockingbirds flitting between the trees and the melodic tunes of Yellow Warblers. Don’t forget to look to the ground, where red-throated lava lizards scurry around the dry brush habitat.
Taking a boat ride to Tortuga Bay beach from the Puerto Ayora docks is also possible. The journey takes about 20 minutes at approximately US$10 per person.
Go on an exhilarating journey to Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago. Marvel at unique wildlife like the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, snorkel alongside playful sea lions and relax on pristine beaches with turquoise waters. This tour promises an unforgettable blend of nature and relaxation in paradise.
Your Ecuador and Peru adventure will now take you to Peru!
The driver will take you to the airport (Baltra), where you will fly back to the mainland (Quito or Guayaquil) and connect with your international flight to Lima, Peru.
Note: Latam flight LA2431 would suit you best.
Once in Lima airport, your driver will take you to your hotel in the Miraflores neighborhood.
Experience Lima, Peru’s vibrant and diverse city, on a captivating tour.
Explore the historic center, discover colonial architecture, visit the Larco Museum, savor exquisite Peruvian cuisine, and stroll along the scenic coastline for breathtaking views.
On this unforgettable journey, imagine Lima’s rich culture and culinary delights.
Your driver will take you to the airport, where you will catch your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival at Cusco airport, our local representative will welcome you and take you on our private transport towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Due to its lower elevation (2,870 m or 9,415 ft) and peaceful atmosphere, the Sacred Valley is ideal for spending your first few days in Cusco.
During the journey, we will make a short stop at the Awanacancha Museum to see the different camelids found in the Peruvian Andes. If time permits, we might also visit the traditional Pisac market.
Join us on a fascinating tour to explore the most impressive sites of the Sacred Valley. First, we’ll visit Moray, an extraordinary Inca site featuring circular terraces built ingeniously within a natural depression. Next, we’ll head to Maras, an awe-inspiring salt-extraction complex consisting of hundreds of small ponds, where locals have been collecting and selling salt since ancient times, even before the Inca era. Finally, we’ll drive to a nearby countryside restaurant to indulge in a mouth-watering meal. You will have plenty of time to unwind and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the Sacred Valley in the afternoon. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!
Begin your day by visiting the charming village of Ollantaytambo, which has remained essentially unchanged since Inca times. This town is famous for its Ollantaytambo archaeological site, which boasts impressive Inca stonework that is second only to Machu Picchu.
Board the train to Aguas Calientes from the Ollantaytambo station and take a 30-minute bus ride up the steep, zigzagging road to the Machu Picchu Citadel. Once there, enjoy a 3-hour guided excursion to understand Machu Picchu and Inca culture better.
Finally, return to Aguas Calientes to board your train back to Ollantaytambo.
After a long and enjoyable day exploring Machu Picchu, we can finally unwind and relax.
Later today, we will prepare to return to Cusco City, the old Inca Capital. Once settled in, we’ll put on our walking shoes and stroll around the historic center of Cusco. This walking tour will take us to some of the most popular tourist sites in the city, such as the Main Square, the Cathedral, and the Koricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun. In addition to these attractions, we’ll also explore the ancient streets, local markets, and old neighborhoods that make Cusco so unique.
This hike is the perfect way to experience the authentic charm of this beautiful city and its people.
Your driver will take you to the airport in Cusco, where you will catch your flight back to Lima and connect with your international flight.
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