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Galapagos & Peru Adventure

From £4338 for 24 days
Trip Overview
Visit South America and travel to the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Discover unique creatures, as well as the island's outstanding natural beauty, by foot, boat and bike. Back on the mainland, enjoy the delights of Peru – from the tough but rewarding Inca Trail to the joy of interacting with friendly locals and experiencing cities full of colour, energy and passion.
Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: La Paz
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IGGSYC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Bolivia, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Peru
What's Included

Meals

21 Breakfasts included
11 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Plane,Speed Boat,Canoe,Train,Private Vehicle,Public bus

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights),Homestay (1 night),Hotel (17 nights),Jungle Lodge (2 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Hike Peru's iconic Inca Trail

•   Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers

•   Meet near-extinct Galapagos tortoises

•   Scale a volcano on Isla Isabela

•   Explore the Galapagos Islands

•   Get acquainted with Quito's dizzying altitude

Dates & Availability
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End date
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Availability
Departing: 31st Aug 2019
Returning: 23rd Sep 2019
£5,089pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 5th Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£4,809pp
£4,338pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Sep 2019
Returning: 30th Sep 2019
£4,809pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Sep 2019
Returning: 5th Oct 2019
£4,809pp
£4,338pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Sep 2019
Returning: 7th Oct 2019
£4,999pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Sep 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
£4,809pp
£4,338pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 26th Sep 2019
Returning: 19th Oct 2019
£4,809pp
£4,338pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Sep 2019
Returning: 21st Oct 2019
£5,084pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 3rd Oct 2019
Returning: 26th Oct 2019
£5,034pp

* Plus $130 USD
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Itinerary & Notes
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Quito, Ecuador. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America, sitting at an altitude of 2,850 metres with a view of Volcan Pichincha on the horizon. On day 1 there is a city tour to show the beautiful Colonial style buildings and help you explore the nooks and crannies of cosy Old Town. We’ll be back in Quito at the end of the trip, giving you a chance to further experience the city. Notes: Due to the high altitude of many of places we visit, the air is thinner and some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. Please see the 'Is This Trip Right For You?' and 'Health' sections in the trip notes for more information. Optional Activities in Quito: Quito is an incredible city with loads to see and do. This trip doesn’t include much time in Quito, so a few extra days to explore it is recommended. Great activities are available through our local office – just email quitodaytours@peakdmc.com before departing or, once you’re in Quito, give our office a call +593 9 94014877 and they will happily assist you. Urban Adventures: If you are interested in any of the Urban Adventures listed you will need to contact Urban Adventures directly. For more information on the activities mentioned below and contact information for Quito please visit: http://www.urbanadventures.com/contact-us Otavalo Market, a full day tour of the biggest Indian market in South America in the northern town of Otavalo, full of local handicrafts to take home for your friends, and the Cotacachi leather market. Cotopaxi Volcano, for something more active, head out to the 5,897 metre high Cotopaxi Volcano – drop by the National Park museum, then hike for around 2 hours and visit the picturesque Limpiopungo Lagoon. Quilotoa Lagoon, if you’re into lagoons, maybe take a full day trip to the stunning Quilotoa Lagoon. Early in the morning, drive 3 hours south through the local communities and Andes views of the Avenue of Volcanoes. Then hike (2 hours return) to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano crater lagoon, before returning to Quito. Something more chill is a full day at the Papallacta Hot Springs – take a scenic drive, reaching heights of 4,150 metres, and then relax in springs with views to the towering Antisana Volcano. Cloud Forest, maybe get in touch with the region’s incredible nature with a shared services trip to the Cloud Forest – take a guided hike through a reserve on the edge of the Choco Bio-region, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world, and get acquainted with the exuberant vegetation, bird life, and the fascinating adaptations to life in this special environment. Papallacta-Something more chill is a full day at the Papallacta Hot Springs – take a scenic drive, reaching heights of 4,150 metres, and then relax in springs with views to the towering Antisana Volcano. Please note, the prices listed below include entrance fees, however these are paid separately by you during the tour. Some tours require a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. (Please note prices listed are subject to change)

Additional Activities

Quilotoa - Quilotoa Lagoon (Full day)
100 USD
Quito - Papallacta Hot Springs (Full day)
70 USD
Cotopaxi - National Park Hiking Tour
95 USD
Urban Adventures: Quito Market Discovery
98 USD
Urban Adventures: Quito Sweet & Culinary Experience
104 USD
Urban Adventures: Condors and Culture in Otavalo
756 USD
Urban Adventures: Quito Legends and Culture Tour
79 USD
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