Classic Journeys: Peru & Ecuador

Classic Journeys: Peru & Ecuador

Ker & Downey’s Classic Peru & Ecuador journey combines some of South America’s most fascinating ancient and natural wonders. From Machu Picchu to the Galapagos, this itinerary is ideal for travelers seeking the best the region has to offer.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Lima / Villa Barranco

  • Day 2:

    Urubamba Valley / Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

  • Day 3:

    Urubamba Valley / Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

  • Day 4:

    Urubamba Valley / Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

  • Day 5:

    Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

  • Day 6:

    Cusco / Casa Cartagena

  • Day 7:

    Cusco / Casa Cartagena

  • Day 8:

    Quito / Illa Experience Hotel

  • Day 9:

    Quito / Illa Experience Hotel

  • Day 10:

    Galapagos Islands / M/C Endemic

  • Day 11:

    Galapagos Islands / M/C Endemic

  • Day 12:

    Galapagos Islands / M/C Endemic

  • Day 13:

    Galapagos Islands / M/C Endemic

  • Day 14:

    Galapagos Islands / M/C Endemic

  • Day 15:

    Departure

Itinerary Description:

Your classic Peru & Ecuador journey begins in Lima at the beautiful Villa Barranco hotel, a newly renovated mansion turned boutique B&B. Enjoy a tour of the hip Barranco neighborhood before continuing onward to the Sacred Valley and your relaxing accommodations at Aranwa Resort & Spa. You will have the chance to visit several historical sites such as Sacsayhuaman, the Pisac ruins, the weavers of Chinchero, the salt flats of Maras, the terraces of Moray, and a traditional Amaru community. Explore the history while also immersing yourself in the sacred spiritual identity of the region with a unique Mother Earth ceremony and a mystical spa treatment transformation at your hotel – including a coca leaves reading, a flowering petal relaxation bath, and time in the Inca sauna.

Next, board your first class train to Machu Picchu for an unforgettable exploration of this iconic site. You will have the chance to visit Machu Picchu with your guide twice before returning to Cusco via Inca Rail’s 360° Train, specifically designed for optimal viewing. Your time in Cusco is highlighted by a walking tour of the city’s most enduring landmarks, as well as plenty of relaxation time at the lovely Casa Cartagena.

Your classic Peru & Ecuador journey continues onward in Ecuador and the beautiful boutique accommodations of Illa Experience Hotel in Quito. This new property offers just 14 rooms and is the perfect base from which to explore the city with your guide or enjoy the impressive culinary offerings of the hotel restaurant.

Conclude your time in South America with an unforgettable cruise through the Galapagos aboard the M/C Endemic – one of the newest vessels sailing the islands. Your five-night itinerary has been designed to ensure that you receive the most exposure to the Galapagos’ unparalleled wildlife and landscapes while also avoiding the most heavily trafficked tourist spots. Between the vessel’s sleek all-suite, all-balcony design, and your expertise naturalist guides, your Classic Peru & Ecuador journey is sure to end on a high note.

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