This 10-day adventure gives you the very best of two of Latin America’s most intriguing highlights. All-in-one itinerary you’ll explore the both Pre-Columbian and colonial treasures of these mystical lands, experience the natural wonder of the Galapagos Island on unexciting cruise and thrill to the majesty of Machu Picchu as the sun rises over the Andes

10 Days and 9 Nights,

Ecuador, a country that rises from the sea to the peaks of the Andes, is the smallest country in the Andean nations, but its active tourism industry means travelers can find many ways to enjoy the country. Whether you are interested in climbing to the roof of South America, finding evidence of ancient peoples, or you want to leisurely browse the unique villages unchanged over many generations, you will find it in Ecuador.

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The Basilica of the National Vow, Quito

The Basilica of the National Vow is neo-Gothic catholic temple, located in Quito, Ecuador. It is an exquisite example of this architecture style and is known also for its traditional Ecuadorian animal grotesques and flower stained windows. It has 24 chapels each of which symbolizes one of the provinces in the country. The basilica was built in the end of 19th century and it is the largest neo-Gothic cathedral in both South and North America.

El Panecillo, Quito island

El Panecillo is a volcanic hill located in the centre of Quito and offering the most stunning view of the historical part. Once, there was an Indian temple on the top of the hill, worshipping the god of Sun, today you can find one of the most extraordinary sculptures of Virgin Mary. It is 45 metres high and has been made by 7000 aluminium pieces. The statue itself represents the Madonna standing on a snake which is on the globe. However, the interesting part is the angel wings of Virgin Mary as it is considered the only statue in the world with such additions.

Ingapirca

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Ingapirca or the "Inca wall” is the best preserved Inca ruins in Ecuador. The ancient city lies on more than 3000 metres of ruins. The most important of them is the main temple, built to cherish the god of Sun. It is in the form of ellipse and is constructed so accurately, that on each solstice the Suns enters the chapel of the temple. The impressive building skills of Incas can still be seen as each of the construction was made of chiseled stones that match perfectly.

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  • Bed Type: One King plus one sofabed
  • Children Policy: Children two and under are permitted within maximum occupancy at no additional cost using existing bedding. Up to two children three to 12 are permitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per child, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).
  • Additional Adult Policy: Up to two adults 13 and over are prmitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per adult, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).Roll-away beds are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed; they can be requested for $5 per bed, per night.
  • Additional Person: and bedding fees will be collected by the property. For additional person and bedding requests, please highlight in the Special Instructions field after purchase.
  • Handicap-Accessible: No, the resort is not accesible by wheel chair.
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  • Day 1: Arrive Quito
    Arrive in Quito. You are welcomed at the air-port and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 2: Quito
    This morning tour offers the best of Quito, with its rich cultural legacy, ornate facades and dazzling gilt altars. Visit Independence Square, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral as well as other very representative samples of colonial art and architecture. Continue to visit and relive the history of Ecuador’s most ancient cultures in one of the finest archaeological and gold artifact collections in the Americas. There are over 1,800 pieces, beautifully arranged in chronological corridors with explanatory panels and dioramas.

  • Day 3: Quito / Baltra – Galapagos
    Islands Cruise you will be assisted and transferred to the airport for your flight to Baltra. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier to board the cruise.

  • Day 4: Dragon Hill – Venice, Santa Cruz Island / Cormorant Point, Floreana Island (BLD)
  • Day 5: Suarez Point, Espanola Island/ Breeding Center or La galapaguera, San Cristóbal Island (BLD)
  • Day 6: north Seymour Island / Baltra/ Quito / Lima
    Arrive in Baltra this morning. Transfer to mainland Ecuador. Upon arrival in Quito, connect with your flight to Lima.

  • Day 7: Lima / Cuzco / Sacsayhuaman
    Fly to the oldest inhabited city in the western Hemisphere: Cuzco. Today, visit several ruins, including Kenko and Tambomachay. Journey to the “Valley of the Incas” to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Later, see the hillside fort and Puca Pucara, which most likely served as a lookout post and stopping point between Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. (B)

  • Day 8: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
    Travel aboard the Vista dome train from Cuzco to the archaeological wonder of Machu Picchu, built in the late 14th century. Machu Picchuwas obviously a well-planned and carefully built city, made up of two clearly different sectors, one agricultural and the other urban. With mountains to one side and a river roaring far below, this solemn fortresses a fascinating remnant of a once-bustling city that was mysteriously abandoned after the middle of the 16th century. Secreted amidst dense jungle vegetation and steep hills, Machu Picchu remained undiscovered byte modern world until 1911. Learn about the many legends and strange truths of these ancient ruins from your local guide.

  • Day 9: Machu Picchu / Cuzco
    As the sun rises over the mountains, watch the morning mist disappearance again to reveal the awe-inspiring city of Machu Picchu, probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire. Return to Cuzco aboard the “Inca Train.” Sip a cup of tea and enjoy panoramic views as the beautiful greenery of the Urubamba Valley rolls by.

  • Day 10: Cuzco / Lima / Home Transfer this morning to the airport for your flight into Lima, Peru. You are welcomed and embark on your tour of Lima. Your local expert focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking tour. Start at the Plazade Armas to see the Government Palace and visit the Cathedral, where the skeleton of Francisco Pizarro is sealed in a wooden coffin. From
    There, stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery, with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. Next, stop at Lima’s famous Herrera Museum.

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