Overview & Highlights
A relaxed, deluxe holiday with elegant hotels, discovering Peru's top sights Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu in comfort; plus colonial Quito and a first class Galápagos cruise on Ocean Spray.
Includes Peru’s greatest highlights, Machu Picchu and Cusco, and a cruise to the Galápagos Islands. Stay in top luxury hotels and travel in style. The cruise is on one a top-of-the-range motor yacht, MV Ocean Spray.
The warmth and friendliness of the Peruvian people, combined with the country’s rich traditions and diverse, extraordinary scenery, make Peru an easy place to fall in love with. Here we take you to its best known sites: the ancient Inca temples of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital and colonial treasure house of Cusco. Continue by air to Quito, the highland capital of Ecuador, and fly on to embark on MV Ocean Spray for a 5-day cruise around the Galápagos Islands, to see the greatest wildlife show on Earth. It was on a similar trip 200 years ago that Darwin returned to the archipelago to write the seminal book ‘On The Origin of Species’. Step into his shoes and explore the diversity of land and marine life which inhabit these enchanting islands.
- Half day city tour of colonial Lima, visit Larco pre-Columbian art museum
- Full day excursion to the Pisaq ruins, Sacred Valley and watch a Peruvian paso (pace horse) horse show at Wayra Ranch
- Half day excursion of Machu Picchu ruins
- Half day city tour of Cusco and visit Sacsayhuamán Inca fortress ruins
- Full day excursion to Otavalo market, visit indigenous village of Peguche
- 5 night cruise around the Galápagos Islands
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Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel in Barranco, the arts and music quarter.
Guided tour of colonial Lima, visit Larco pre-Columbian art museum. Fly to Cusco.
Excursion to the Pisaq ruins, the Sacred Valley and a Peruvian pace horse show.
Morning at leisure, train to Machu Picchu.
Half day guided excursion of Machu Picchu ruins. Return to Cusco by rail and road.
Half day city tour of Cusco and Sacsayhuamán Inca temple.
Fly to Quito, Ecuador, overnight in Quito’s old city.
Guided walking tour of colonial Quito.
Fly to the Galápagos Islands, board MV Ocean Spray.
Land excursions from the cruise around the Galápagos Islands.
Fly to Guayaquil, connect with international flight home.
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Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.