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Lima. Peru
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.4 79.7 78.8 75.7 71.1 67.5 65.7 65.1 65.7 67.8 71.4 75
Average Low 66.4 66.9 66.6 63.7 61 59.5 59 58.3 58.3 59.4 61.5 63.9
Average Rainfall 0.035 0.012 0.193 0 0.004 0.012 0.012 0.012 0.213 0.008 0 0.012
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
$1.00 USD = S/.3.18 PEN
Visa requirement
No
Cuzco. Peru
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 86.4 86.4 84.9 82 79.5 77.4 77 77.9 77.7 79 81.3 83.5
Average Low 73.9 74.3 73.9 71.4 68.7 65.7 65.1 66 66.6 68.4 70.5 72.3
Average Rainfall 5.398 5.134 5.346 3.736 2.748 1.681 1.65 1.752 2.11 3.406 3.85 5.283
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-04:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
$1.00 USD = S/.3.18 PEN
Visa requirement
No
Urubamba. Peru
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 46 46 46 43 38 35 34 37 41 44 45 46
Average Low 68 68 68 69 70 69 68 69 71 71 71 70
Average Rainfall 6.1 4.7 4.4 1.6 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.5 1.8 3.0 4.5
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
$1.00 USD = S/.3.18 PEN
Visa requirement
No
Lake Titicaca. Peru
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 62.1 62.1 61.7 62.2 61.9 60.8 60.8 62.6 63.7 65.5 65.8 63.9
Average Low 38.5 38.3 37.8 33.1 25.2 19.4 18.5 22.3 29.5 32.5 34.7 37.4
Average Rainfall 5.248 4.28 3.878 1.705 0.39 0.122 0.094 0.228 0.87 1.618 2.177 3.382
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
$1.00 USD = S/.3.18 PEN
Visa requirement
No
Quito. Ecuador
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.9 66.6 67.5 67.6 68.5 68.5 68.2 66.7 66.7
Average Low 49.3 49.5 49.6 49.8 49.3 48.4 47.5 47.7 48 48 48.4 49.8
Average Rainfall 2.56 4.102 4.846 5.898 3.866 1.63 0.87 1.1 2.36 4.697 3.461 3.004
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
US Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.00 USD
Visa requirement
No
Galapagos. Ecuador
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 86 86 88 88 79 79 79 79 79 81 82 84
Average Low 72 75 75 75 72 70 66 66 66 68 70 72
Average Rainfall 2.6 4.3 1.5 1.8 2.5 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.7
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
US Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.00 USD
Visa requirement
No
Puno. Peru
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 57 57 59 59 57 57 57 57 59 61 61 59
Average Low 36 36 34 30 23 18 18 19 27 28 30 34
Average Rainfall 6.3 6.2 5.2 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.1 1.4 2.1 4.7
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
$1.00 USD = S/.3.18 PEN
Visa requirement
No
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Machu Picchu & Galapagos Cruise

14 days/13 nights - from $6,145 per person including airfare from Miami
Take a 13-night trip and travel to the fabled lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Start your trip in Lima, visiting the 16th-century San Francisco Convent and the Parque del Amor. From there, fly to Cuzco and see the Church of La Compania and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Afterward, travel down the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting in Chinchero and continuing to the monumental architectural complex of Ollantaytambo. Next, take the train to Machu Picchu to enjoy a guided tour of this ancient citadel. Later, travel by train back to Cuzco. The following day, board the bus for Puno, where you take an excursion on Lake Titicaca and visit Taquile Island. Transit through Lima on your way to Quito. Connect with a flight to Baltra Airport in the Galapagos. Once in the Galapagos, board your three-night cruise and visit the various islands that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution. Finally, transit through Quito on your way back to the US. Starting from $6145, including air, with departures every Saturday.

Day 1, Saturday – Miami/Lima
Depart Miami via Avianca Airlines and arrive in Lima. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour of Lima includes the Main Square, 16th-century San Francisco Convent,  pre-Inca Huaca Huallamarca, and Parque del Amor. (Casa Andina Select Miraflores/DoubleTree El Pardo Miraflores)

Day 2, Sunday - Lima/Cuzco
Fly to Cuzco and transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour includes the Santo Domingo Convent, built over the Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace. Later, stop at the Main Square and see the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of La Compania. Visit Sacsayhuaman Fortress and view archaeological sites. (Costa del Sol Ramada/Casa Cartagena) (B)

Day 3, Monday - Cuzco/Urubamba
Discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting in Chinchero at Inca's Balcony, a textile art center with an impressive view. Families demonstrate the ancestral way in which they process the wool and obtain vivid colors. Afterward, visit Ollantaytambo, a monumental architectural comples of the ancient Inca Empire. (Sonesta Posadas Yucay/Aranwa Sacred Valley) (B/L)

Day 4, Tuesday - Urubamba/Machu Picchu/Cuzco
Travel by train to Machu Picchu, the fabled "Lost City of the Incas." Arrive at Aguas Calientes and board the bus to the citadel for a guided tour. Afternoon, return to Cuzco by train and transfer to your hotel. (Costa del Sol Ramada/Casa Cartagena) (B/L)

Day 5, Wednesday - Cuzco/Puno
Travel by bus to Puno. Visit Andahuaylillas, its 17th-century baroque church, and the Racchi ruins. After lunch, stop at Pucara and at La Raya, highest point on the road between Cuzco and Puno. Arrive in Puno and transfer to your hotel. (Sonesta Posadas Puno) (B/L)

Day 6, Thursday - Puno
Excursion to Lake Titicaca begins with the floating islands of the Uros. Visit Taquile Island, where the community welcomes visitors. The work of these skilled artisans reflects techniques developed over the centuries. (B/L)

Day 7, Friday - Puno/Lima
In the morning, visit Sillustani, an archaeological site that includes the famous Chullpas, tall funerary towers above Lake Umayo. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel. (Casa Andina Select Miraflores/DoubleTree El Pardo Miraflores) (B)

Day 8, Saturday - Lima/Quito
Fly via Avianca Airlines to Quito, Ecuador, and transfer to your hotel. (Quito/Swissotel) (B)

Day 9, Sunday - Quito
In the morning tour the largest historical center in the Americas. Visit important churches, guardians of a stunning multi-ethnic artistic and cultural heritage. Tour the colonial quarter, Congress building, and Old Town. (B)

Day 10, Monday - Quito/Galapagos
Early morning transfer to airport for your flight to Baltra Airport, Galapagos. Upon arrival, transfer to pier to board the MV Galapagos Legend. Afternoon, sail to the island of Santa Cruz and make a dry landing. Transfer to the highlands, home to giant tortoises. Visit Pit Craters, a great place to spot the vermilion flycatcher. (Standard plus cabin/Junior suite) (B/D)

Day 11, Tuesday - Galapagos Cruise
Sail to Egas Port on the island of Santiago, home to a variety of birds and an array of maritime wildlife, including endemic fur seals. Snorkeling offers rarities such as octopus and squid. Afternoon, make a dry landing at Bartolome. Hike to the summit for views of the surrounding islands. Encounter marine iguanas and lava lizards. (B/L/D)

Day 12, Wednesday - Galapagos Cruise
Arrive at Santa Cruz and make a dry landing. Walk by a lagoon where you may see feeding flamingos. The trail leads up to Dragon Hill, a nesting ground for endemic land iguanas and offering views of neighboring islands. Sail to North Seymour and make a dry landing this afternoon. A two-hour walk takes you amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigate birds, and swallow-tailed gulls. Also encounter sea lions, and, perhaps, a Galapagos snake. (B/L/D)

Day 13, Thursday - Galapagos/Quito
Disembark and transfer to the airport for flight to Quito. Arrive and transfer to hotel. (Quito/Swissotel) (B)

Day 14, Friday - Quito/Miami
Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami via Avianca Airlines. (B)

Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to departure date, weather, or other circumstances beyond our control and is made at the discretion of the crew to assure the well-being of passengers.

Departure DatesLand & Air *
Miami
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 4, 11, 18
May 20, 27
June 3
September 2, 9, 16
December 2, 9
$6145 FC
$6860 D
$5685 FC
$6395 D
$1795 FC
$2585 D
March 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13
June 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8
September 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
$6275 FC
$7010 D
$5815 FC
$6545 D
$2535 FC
$3540 D
July 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
December 16, 23, 30
$6525 FC
$7260 D
$5815 FC
$6545 D
$2535 FC
$3540 D
2018
January 6
$6525 FC
$7260 D
$5815 FC
$6545 D
$2535 FC
$3540 D
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17
$6275 FC
$7010 D
$5815 FC
$6545 D
$1860 FC
$3540 D
  • Land & Air prices include government taxes and fees. Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.
  • Land & Air prices are per person double occupancy via Avianca Airlines from Miami.
  • Land Only prices include internal airfares.
  • Rates are not valid for Easter, Christmas, New Year, or some other holidays.
Tour Features
  • Round trip airfare via Avianca Airlines coach class from Miami
  • Inter-Latin America airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Round trip seat-in-coach airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Lima, Puno, and Cuzco
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Urubamba
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Quito and on board the M/V Galapagos Legend (Standard Plus Cabin [FC] or Junior Suite [D])
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary: half-day city tours of Lima, Cuzco, and Quito; tour of Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo architectural comples; half-day tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, tour of Andahuaylillas and Racchi ruins; excursion to Lake Titicaca; tour of Sillustani; Galapagos Islands cruise with island excursions
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks:

  • First Class (FC): Casa Andina Select Miraflores (Lima), Costa del Sol Ramada (Cuzco), Sonesta Posadas Yucay (Urubamba), Sonesta Posadas Puno (Puno), Quito (Quito)
  • Deluxe (D): DoubleTree El Pardo Miraflores (Lima), Casa Cartagena (Cuzco), Aranwa Sacred Valley (Urubamba), Sonesta Posadas Puno (Puno), Swissotel (Quito)
  • If above hotels or Avianca Airlines are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all other destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
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