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Legacy of the Incas with Galápagos Cruise

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 Galápagos 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.

Highlights of Legacy of the Incas with Galápagos Cruise

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Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Price Details US

Galápagos cruise extension price does not include the Galápagos National Park entrance fee and transit card ($120 value), but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

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With Galápagos Cruise

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Legacy of the Incas


City of Cusco|City of Quito|Galapagos Islands|Historic Center of Lima|Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu|Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana


Breakfast daily, 8 lunches, 12 dinners


Day 1

ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU 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 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

SACRED VALLEY–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

MACHU PICCHU–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

CUSCOCUSCO 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

CUSCO–JULIACA–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

PUNO–SILLUSTANI–JULIACA–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–PARACAS. BALLESTAS ISLANDS CRUISE & NAZCA LINES 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

PARACAS–LIMAPARACAS Scenic drive to Lima.
LIMA Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 12

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 Embark the Seaman Journey for a 4-night cruise. This afternoon, visit the Galápagos 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 ISLANDSAN 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 Galápagos 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: ESPAÑOLA ISLANDESPAÑOLA ISLAND Join your Naturalist for excursions to Gardner Bay and Punta Suárez on Española 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 ISLANDFLOREANA ISLAND Visit Cormorant Point to see a brackish lagoon, which usually holds one of the largest flamingo populations in the Galápagos. 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

CRUISING: SANTA CRUZ (DISEMBARKATION)–BALTRA–GUAYAQUILSANTA CRUZ Visit Charles Darwin Research Station, where the Galápagos giant tortoise breeding program helps preserve the fragile Galápagos environment. Learn how eggs are brought from the nearby Galápagos Islands, incubated artificially until the galápaguitos (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)


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1 2022-10-10 2022-10-11 2022-10-29 $8409 $0 $9734 SPE21011 Not Available
2 2022-10-24 2022-10-25 2022-11-12 $8409 $0 $9734 SPE21025 Not Available
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4 2023-01-30 2023-01-31 2023-02-18 $8199 $200 $9805 SPE30131 Available
5 2023-01-30 2023-01-31 2023-02-18 $8969 $200 $10575 SPE30131K Not Available
6 2023-03-13 2023-03-14 2023-04-01 $8199 $200 $9575 SPE30314 Not Available
7 2023-03-13 2023-03-14 2023-04-01 $8969 $200 $10345 SPE30314K Not Available
8 2023-03-27 2023-03-28 2023-04-15 $8199 $200 $9575 SPE30328 Not Available
9 2023-03-27 2023-03-28 2023-04-15 $8969 $200 $10345 SPE30328K Not Available
10 2023-04-24 2023-04-25 2023-05-13 $8199 $200 $9575 SPE30425 Not Available
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15 2023-07-31 2023-08-01 2023-08-19 $8199 $200 $9805 SPE30801 Not Available
16 2023-09-25 2023-09-26 2023-10-14 $8199 $200 $9805 SPE30926 Available
17 2023-10-09 2023-10-10 2023-10-28 $8199 $200 $9805 SPE31010 Not Available
18 2023-10-09 2023-10-10 2023-10-28 $8969 $200 $10575 SPE31010K Not Available
19 2023-10-23 2023-10-24 2023-11-11 $8199 $200 $9575 SPE31024 Available
20 2023-11-20 2023-11-21 2023-12-09 $8199 $200 $9805 SPE31121 Available
21 2023-11-20 2023-11-21 2023-12-09 $8969 $200 $10345 SPE31121K Not Available
22 2024-01-29 2024-01-30 2024-02-17 $8749 $0 $10496 SPE40130 Available
23 2024-02-26 2024-02-27 2024-03-16 $8749 $0 $10496 SPE40227 Available
24 2024-03-11 2024-03-12 2024-03-30 $8749 $0 $10406 SPE40312 Available
25 2024-04-08 2024-04-09 2024-04-27 $8749 $0 $10496 SPE40409 Available
26 2024-05-06 2024-05-07 2024-05-25 $8749 $0 $10496 SPE40507 Available
27 2024-06-03 2024-06-04 2024-06-22 $8749 $0 $10406 SPE40604 Available
28 2024-07-29 2024-07-30 2024-08-17 $8749 $0 $10406 SPE40730 Available
29 2024-08-26 2024-08-27 2024-09-14 $8749 $0 $10406 SPE40827 Available
30 2024-09-23 2024-09-24 2024-10-12 $8749 $0 $10496 SPE40924 Available
31 2024-10-07 2024-10-08 2024-10-26 $8749 $0 $10496 SPE41008 Available
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# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Casa Andina Premium Miraflores With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, beauty salon, spa, pool, gym, business center, gift shops, and laundry service. Lima Ave la Paz 463 Moderate Deluxe
2 Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel and Villas The Casa Andina Premium Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley is a luxurious and satisfying retreat. Combining fine food, comfortable rooms, and personalized attention, it is the Valley's most complete hotel. In addition to a spa, a fitness center, and romantic dining, this hotel is best known for providing panoramic views of the Andes in every room. This charming mountain chalet-style hotel adds style and comfort to the already stunning atmosphere of Peru's Sacred Valley. Urubamba Valley 5to Paradero Yanahuara Superior First-Class
3 Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel The Sumaq Hotel is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins and boasts an Andean health spa, bar, restaurant, gift shop, and business center. Machu Picchu Av Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3 Moderate Deluxe
4 Casa Andina Premium Cusco A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house is located 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco's emblematic colonial courtyards. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, reading room, room service, gift shop, and laundry service. Cusco Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473 First-Class
5 GHL Lago Titicaca The GHL Lago Titicaca hotell is located on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Featuring unforgettable views of the lake, the hotel is located in the bay of Puno on a rocky hill surrounded by the extensive reed forest. Puno Isla Esteves Moderate First-Class
6 Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paracas The Doubletree Resort is ideally located along beautiful Paracas beach and offers guests a modern facility with a wide range of on-site amenities. This includes two restaurants, snack bar, private beach, fitness center, spa, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and business center. The resort also offers a wide array of leisure activities such as aerobics, dance lessons, volleyball, tennis, kayaking, or simply lounging and relaxing to the sound of waves on the beach. Paracas Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo First-Class
7 Hilton Colon Quito (SAT) The Hilton Colon Quito hotel is 10 minute walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This modern hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, outdoor heated pool, 5 restaurants/lounges, laundry service, concierge, florist, barber shop, and gift shop. Quito Ave Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1 Superior First-Class
8 Hilton Colon Guayaquil - SAT Combining excellent service and a laid-back resort feel, Hilton Colon Guayaquil is conveniently located only a few minutes from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport. The hotel is the perfect retreat for those traveling to and from the Galapagos Islands. Guayaquil Av Francisco de Orellana Mz 111 Moderate Deluxe
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