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Discovering Machu Picchu and the Galapagos

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
17 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Learn about the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands with the most knowledgeable, experienced naturalists
  • Use high-tech onboard tools like video microscopes, hydrophones and splash cams to discover the marine environment around you
  • Marvel at the mysterious beauty of Machu Picchu, the iconic mountain sanctuary left behind by the great Inca Empire

Short Description

Explore ancient wonders aboard an expedition ship as you enjoy lectures by local experts, visit Heritage Sites and celebrate the rich biodiversity of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lima
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • 16 nights of accommodations
  • 1 expert-led lecture
  • 18 expert-led field trips
  • 4 flights during the program
  • An experienced Group Leader
  • Customary gratuities throughout the program
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
  • Taxes

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Itinerary

Day 1

Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Depart US to Lima

Evening: Road Scholar group flights depart Miami Airport in the late afternoon and arrive in Lima, Peru later that evening. Refer to your personal air itinerary for specific flight and transfer information. This evening is at leisure to rest after your journey.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Welcome Orientation, Explore Lima

Activity note: Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Breakfast: Buffet in the hotel.

Morning: This morning is at leisure to explore Lima and meet your fellow Road Scholars.

Lunch: Meet in the hotel lobby to go to the Welcome Orientation. Your Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Afterwards, depart on your coach to enjoy a traditional Peruvian ‘ceviche’ lunch at a local favorite restaurant. (Alternatives available for vegetarians).

Afternoon: After lunch, begin your exploration of Lima. Walk through the historic center of Lima to view the Cathedral from outside, then the Museum and catacombs of St Francis of Assisi, where the story of Peru’s colonialization unfolds in the paintings, wood carvings and artefacts housed in these religious buildings. Learn how the Spanish synchronized indigenous religions and Catholicism as a means to integrate and conquer the region, and how artistic skills brought by the Spanish blossomed in the hands of local Peruvians. Gain exclusive entry (not available to the public) into a private family home – one of the few remaining in the historic center – to learn the family history and understand how they lived in colonial times to the present.

Dinner: At a local restaurant. Your three course meal will include one non alcoholic beverage.

Evening: After dinner, your coach will return you to your hotel.

Day 3

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Historic Lima and Foundations of Peruvian History & Culture

Activity note: Walking and standing for up 1 mile, for up to 2 hours at a time on cobblestone streets. The buildings all have stairs.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Your morning is at leisure to explore the treasures of Lima at your own pace. Perhaps take a stroll through the park in Miraflores.

Lunch: Depart for your lunch near the Larco Museum.

Afternoon: Gain an in-depth understanding of Peruvian history, the Spanish conquest and indigenous culture during an exclusive visit to a privately owned art collection. Next, discover an amazing private collection of Pre-Columbian art at the Larco Museum, built on the remains of an Incan pyramid. Your Lima expert provides insight to the origins of the collection and the practices and beliefs of Pre-Incan cultures represented through the ceramics, gold and erotic art of the collection.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 4

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa

Fly to Cuzco, Cuzco Exploration, Coach to the Sacred Valley

Activity note: Walking on unpaved paths and cobblestone streets, many uneven curbs and stone steps without railings.

Breakfast: Early continental breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Early morning transfer to Lima Airport for the flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred by coach into the city and explore the Plaza de Armas of Cuzco- the capital city of the Incas and now itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Observe the layers of history where colonial architecture rests atop Incan foundations.

Lunch: At a local restaurant in Cuzco. Over coffee, enjoy a lecture on the rise and fall of the Incan Empire, to set the groundwork for your journey.

Afternoon: Continue by coach to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Large stones seamlessly built into walls and terraces provide views of the valley to the Southeast and once formed a protective fortress guarding the city. Explore the Quricancha, the Inca ruins of a prominent 15th-century temple. Depart by motorcoach to the Sacred Valley, a 1.5 hour drive down through the mountains with scenic views.

Dinner: At the hotel. Your three course dinner will include a non alcoholic beverage.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 5

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Activity note: Walking on unpaved paths and cobblestone streets, many uneven curbs and stone steps without railings.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Drive through the valley to the ruins of Pisac, the original site of this Inca city was larger than Machu Picchu and home to 8,000 inhabitants until the 1600s, when the Spanish forced rebellious inhabitants down into the valley below. The views over the remains of this impressive site encompass the valley, mountains and the new town of Pisac far below. You'll spend an hour along the flat path with a slight climb to the top. Afterwards you will return to the town of Pisac and enjoy an hour walk through its market.

Lunch: In a local restaurant. Lunch will be a buffet.

Afternoon: Board your coach and travel to the other side of the valley. The ruins of Ollantaytambo, one of the few Incan sites not built over by the Spanish, hug a mountainside at the end of the Sacred Valley. Climbing the steps to the summit reveals the geography of the Sacred Valley and explain the importance of this location, at the crossroads of the three major Incan routes: to the Jungle, to Machu Picchu and to Cuzco. Stroll through the streets of the town, the only actual Inca town in all of South America with Inca-style houses still virtually unchanged since the 1500s. Step inside one of the houses to learn how the family has conserved its heritage for many generations. (There are about 100 uneven steps to the summit and those who choose not to climb may remain below in a small market and wait for the rest of the group.)

Dinner: In the lodge.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 6

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Costa Del Sol Ramada Cuzco

The Mysteries of Machu Picchu - Wonder of the Modern World

Activity note: While visiting the Machu Picchu complex, there are many steps that connect the buildings and terraced levels of the ruins. Steps are often worn and have no railings. Machu Picchu is situated at 8,200 feet. From the train, Machu Picchu is accessed by a shared bus that takes visitors from the town of Aguas Calientes up the mountain to the entrance of the site. The ride is approximately 20 minutes each way on a winding, dirt road. Travel by train and motorcoach.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Board the train to the town of Aguas Calientes and ascend to Machu Picchu, the most iconic site of the Inca World, and renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you approach Machu Picchu, your local expert leads you along a flat path where you will pause for a short briefing. (There are places to sit during this briefing along a low rock wall.) They will explain the use of the many buildings on the site and discuss the mysteries surrounding the city and its abandonment during Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. You may choose to join your local expert as you explore and climb through this ancient ceremonial city or remain on the flat path where you can take in iconic vistas from many viewpoints.

Lunch: Enjoy the extensive buffet at the Sanctuary Lodge restaurant.

Afternoon: Enjoy some free time before you depart Aguas Calientes by train at 3:30 p.m. to Cuzco, where we rejoin our motorcoach. Late afternoon arrival at the hotel. While you were exploring Machu Picchu, your coach has transferred your luggage to the Cuzco hotel and it will be waiting for you.

Dinner: Your choice to explore the many local restaurants nearby.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 7

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Colon Guayaquil

Fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador via Lima

Breakfast: You will receive a boxed breakfast to take with you that will include a pastry, fruit and a juice box.

Morning: Early morning departure to the airport for flight to Lima and onward to Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Lunch: You will be served a light fare on your flight.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Guayaquil, your coach will take you on an introductional overview of Guayaquil which takes in the main plazas and boulevards of the city and illustrates the city’s history and geographical setting. In the late afternoon, check in to the hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 8

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: National Geographic Endeavor II

Fly to Galapagos Islands, Board Natl. Geographic Endeavour

Activity note: The exact routing for this cruise will depend upon the National Park Service of the Galapagos and local conditions. The published itinerary is a representation of a typical Galapagos itinerary, however the order of the islands visited may vary. Because of this, the cruise itinerary should always be regarded as provisional. The operators reserve the right to change the content of excursions without prior notice.

Breakfast: Early breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. PLEASE NOTE: Your airline tickets for the flight from Guayaquil to the Galápagos are issued in Ecuador and may not be listed on your international itinerary. IMPORTANT: The checked luggage limit on the flights to/from the Galápagos, may not exceed 50 pounds per person. Upon arrival, you will be met by your ships crew and transferred to the ship by small Zodiac boats to begin your adventure. Your luggage will also be transferred by Zodiac boats by the crew.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Daily activities in the Galapagos vary at each stop, and offer opportunities to hike, swim, kayak and deep-water snorkel, allowing you to make the most of your experience. The itinerary is representative of the possible stops although the exact order may vary.

Dinner: On board the ship. All meals on board are served in a single seating with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. The menu is international with an Ecuadorian flair.

Evening: At leisure. Typically after dinner (or just before) each night on board, your Expedition crew will brief you on the next day's adventures and may be able to offer two levels of hikes, including one low-level hike of about 1 mile roundtrip. This will vary by each island visited on your specific itinerary.

Day 9

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: National Geographic Endeavor II

Espanola

Activity note: Daily activities in the Galapagos vary at each stop, and offer opportunities to hike, swim, kayak and deep-water snorkel, allowing you to make the most of your experience. The itinerary is representative of the possible stops although the exact order may vary.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Explore Española, home to Darwin’s finches, Hood mockingbirds, and blue-footed boobies. You’ll also see Española marine iguanas, which develop vivid green and red coloration from their food, coastal seaweed that blooms in iguana-mating season.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Galapagos Islands exploration continues.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 10

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: National Geographic Endeavor II

Floreana

Activity note: The exact routing for the cruise will depend upon the National Park Service and local weather conditions. The published itinerary is a representation of a typical Galapagos Itinerary.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Floreana's Champion Islet, just off the eastern shore of Floreana, is a wonderful snorkeling site and home to a large colony of sea lions. You may hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Galapagos Islands exploration continues.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 11

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: National Geographic Endeavor II

Santa Cruz

Activity note: The exact routing for the cruise will depend upon the National Park Service and local weather conditions. The published itinerary is a representation of a typical Galapagos Itinerary.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Activities in the Galapagos will be kept flexible, allowing you to take the best advantage of your time in the region. Today you are scheduled to explore Santa Cruz which is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station and a highly successful captive breeding program for endangered species of Galapagos giant tortoises and land iguanas. Later, travel by coach into the lush highlands where wild tortoises forage, to explore some very different ecosystems to those encountered in the lowlands.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Galapagos Islands exploration continues.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 12

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: National Geographic Endeavor II

Fernandina Island

Activity note: The exact routing for the cruise will depend upon the National Park Service and local weather conditions. The published itinerary is a representation of a typical Galapagos Itinerary.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Galapagos Islands exploration continues.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 13

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: National Geographic Endeavor II

Bartolome and Santiago

Activity note: The exact routing for the cruise will depend upon the National Park Service and local weather conditions. The published itinerary is a representation of a typical Galapagos Itinerary.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Bartolomé is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. You will have the opportunity for an early morning hike to the summit of the cone, with stunning views of the famous Pinnacle Rock and the surrounding volcanic landscape. Later in the morning, enjoy some wonderful snorkeling from the beach, where you may encounter sea lions, small reef sharks and even Galápagos penguins.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue to explore some of the small islets just off the coast of Santiago Island, this time a small volcano called “Sombrero Chino”, due to its resemblance to a Chinese hat. The stark lava flows form tubes and caves that are an important nesting area for Galápagos penguins, and the waters bathing the shore are rich in fish life. Options include time ashore, deep-water snorkeling and Zodiac rides to take in the other-worldly landscapes.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 14

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: National Geographic Endeavor II

Isabela

Activity note: The exact routing for the cruise will depend upon the National Park Service and local weather conditions. The published itinerary is a representation of a typical Galapagos Itinerary.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: On Isabela, a small black sand beach offers wonderful swimming opportunities. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

Lunch: On board the ship.

Afternoon: Continue your Galapagos Islands exploration.

Dinner: On board the ship.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 15

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Mercure Almeda Quito

Galapagos, Departures

Activity note: Quito is at an elevation of 9,350 feet above sea level.

Breakfast: On board the ship.

Morning: Disembark the National Geographic Endeavor and transfer to the airport in Baltra for the flight to Quito, via Guayaquil.

Lunch: Light snacks are served on board the flights. You will have the opportunity to pick up additional snacks in the airport.

Afternoon: Late afternoon arrival in Quito. Transfer to the hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel. Your three course dinner includes a beverage.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 16

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mercure Almeda Quito

Exploring Quito

Activity note: Walking for about 1 miles and standing for up to 1 hour.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Quito was once the capital of the Quitu Empire. It was then conquered by the Incas, who razed the city to prevent the Spaniards from enjoying its riches and erased all signs of its pre-Columbian origins. Depart on your coach to explore the beautiful colonial architecture and modern districts: Independence Square, La Compania Church and its gold interior and San Francisco Church.

Lunch: Enjoy typical Ecuadorian cuisine.

Afternoon: Discover the works of Oswaldo Guayasamin, one of Ecuador’s most important artists. The Guayasamin Foundation features various pieces from the artist’s private collection as well as a large exhibit of his paintings.

Dinner: A Farewell Dinner celebrates your journey.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 17

Meals: Breakfast

Program Concludes; Depart for North America

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: This concludes our program. Late morning departure to the Quito airport for return flights to the U.S. Safe travels! We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

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Old Cuba is fantastic and should be seen before it's spoiled by capitalism.

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This was my wife's and my first trip with Road Scholar. At the time (April, 2012), it was not possible for Americans to directly visit Cuba. You had to do it with a cultural/educational group, often associated with a university. Or, you could fly to Canada, Mexico, or Europe first and then get a flight to Cuba from there (while risking a ~$10,000 fine from the US Government). We opted for the legal route with Road Scholar.

It was a fantastic trip! We had a small-ish group of about 20 people and a wonderful guide, José Luis (who, like most Cubans, had never been off the island).
The trip began in Miami where we had an orientation and spent the night. Then we flew to Havana and stayed in the Hotel Nacional for four nights. It doesn't get more historic -- or fun -- than the Nacional:
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While in Havana, we enjoyed great history/culture lectures from experts, toured various parts of Havana (including Hemmingway's home in the hills nearby), and, on our own, had the opportunity to have dinner at a paladar -- a restaurant inside someone's home.

The Cuban people are friendly but the infrastructure of their country is in shambles. It's been a long time since Russia's deep pockets left the island (1991), and you see poverty everywhere. But not the begging-in-the-street kind. Cuba provides universal health care, education (including room and board all the way through grad/med school!), food staples, and a very modest income (~$30/month) to everyone. Most people add to that income by working on the side.

After Havana, we traveled to Cienfuegos. From there we saw the infamous Bay Of Pigs, but also the wonderful Benny Moré Art School where we learned of the fantastic support for the arts by the Cuban government. Children are identified in grade school as having artistic talent and then funneled into magnet schools like Benny Moré to study art for their entire scholastic career!

Don't go to Cuba for the food. It's edible (and won't make you sick) but rather boring. You mainly get the "three amigos": fish, pork, or chicken, along with rice and/or black beans. But the aged rum is superb and so are the cigars!

Probably my favorite thing on the island, though, was the music -- whether on the street or in a more formal setting:
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Cuba is fantastic. Go enjoy it!
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Best trip I ever took!

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Loved the variety of different hotels, the expertise of the individual tour guides, the meals and especially the beautiful countryside. All 17 of us on the t rip got to know each other well, thanks to the kindness, the personality and the organizational skill of Mark, our tour director. Keep up the good work!
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Road Scholar offers many tours starting in Utah. The one I took focused of photography of the National Parks in Utah, with a professional photographer traveling with us. The schedule was set up such that we would get "the golden light" at each of the parks. Those not familiar with the term must know that the best light occurs at either sunrise or sunset, when the impact of the sun on objects is diffused by having to travel through the earth's atmosphere on a diagonal rather than vertically.

As such, you can now expect that sleep will be an issue as you will get to bed late and rise early. But the territory is beautiful at all times, and more so illuminated by the golden light.

In order to maximize your sleeping ability, the tour is only offered in the spring and the fall. Doing this in the winter would be pretty cold and require special equipment to traverse the snow. Doing it in the summer would basically mean no sleep as the daylight is so long.

A great learning experience in beautiful territory.
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Thank you Road Scholar Staff for planning a wonderful introduction to Cuba today. My previous knowledge was from people who felt they had to leave Cuba more than fifty years ago. I learned from qualified professors, tour guides and from talking to Cuban people from different parts of Cuba who work in different kinds of jobs. I could see how the Cuban people have come together to meet the challenges of the past and to prepare for a brighter future.
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This is a fabulous program for young and old. The instructors are great with kids and adults. The activities are very well organized and varied. My grandson is already making plans for next year.

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National Geographic Endeavor II

Ship Description

National Geographic Endeavour II is a purpose-built expedition ship that first sailed in 2005. After undergoing extensive renovation in 2016, she will redeploy to Galápagos. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform Don’t let her accommodating public and private spaces, the posh quiet and rich collection of books in her Library, or the lavish observation space on her decks fool you — the National Geographic Endeavour is an expedition ship, designed for discovery and active exploration, not just passing-by. The National Geographic Endeavour heads out equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs, enabling us to make landfall in all the remote and riveting locations that beckon! We offer kayaking opportunities wherever possible and frequent walks or hikes. We can set a pace for more demanding walkers and simultaneously provide a rewarding experience for strollers, too. There’s no age limit to our adventurous opportunities — anyone who feels fit and is interested is welcome to participate. And because navigation is an underlying theme, our “Open Bridge” policy will provide you with one of the more gratifying memories of the many you’ll make. The spontaneity and flexibility that characterizes our expedition style means there is literally something new to experience and enjoy daily.

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Accomodations

Casa Andina Select Miraflores - 3 nights  Lima

Efficiency, excellent service in a convenient and comfortable, Casa Andina Miraflores Select hotel has 155 rooms, 100% non-smoking, spread over 11 floors. Select Miraflores offers wireless Internet access, ATM, gym, sauna, jacuzzi and hairdresser.       

 

San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa - 2 nights  Cusco

San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa has a privileged location, just an hour and a half by train to Machu Picchu. San Agustin Urubamba was an ancient of oranges estate, today remodeled into a wonderful hotel. Inside, you will find beautiful gardens and lush trees characteristic of the splendid greenery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The “Naranjachallo” restaurant features a contemporary style, providing guests a wide and exclusive range of Novoandina and international dishes. 

 

Costa Del Sol Ramada Cuzco - 1 night  Cuzco

Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals. The Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is an historic base for discovering the Inca civilization. This 4-star hotel has 90 rooms and is divided between a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, combining stone archways, a beautiful patio, a fountain and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel.

 

Hilton Colon Guayaquil - 1 night  Guayaquil

Elegance, comfort, security and personalized service are just some of the characteristics that make Hilton Colón Guayaquil, a real five-star city resort hotel. The splendid building is located only five minutes away from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport and dominates the city's new booming commercial and financial zone in Ecuador. Our hotel is surrounded by the main shopping centers and offers easy access to the downtown district area.             

 

Mercure Almeda Quito - 2 nights  Quito

Modern hotel located in the city center.

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Meals Included:

16 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 13 Dinners

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