Ecuador & Peru - 12 Days

DISCOVER THE MOST BEAUTIFULL COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA

Tour Design

We can customize this tour based on your wishes & budget – call us and talk with an expert

Departure Dates

You can start your private or group tour every day of the year!

Difficulty Level

Easy – Moderate

OVERVIEW

Explore Peru and discover the culture and traditions of the Inca empire. Visit the amazing Andes and discover Machu Picchu the lost city of the Incas, the famous sacred valley and Cusco the center & capital of the Incas.

Latin Frontiers specialize in customized, private tours and we can design an itinerary based on your wishes and budget, travel with us any day of the year. Contact us, we will be happy to help you with the best trip of your life.

Highlights

Duration: 7 Days
Departure: Daily
Hotels: First Class Accommodation
Locations: Quito – Cotopaxi- Cuenca – Otavalo

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Transfer in Quito

When you arrive in Ecuador, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your charming hotel in the old town of Quito.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Patio Andaluz

DAY 2 - Colonial city tour in Quito & Middle of the World visit

Today you will discover Quito, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America and declared by UNESCO as part of Cultural Heritage of mankind.

You will explore the colonial part of the city, starting at the Independence Square with the presidential palace and the city hall.

Next, you will visit San Francisco church and museum-monastery (1535), and the finest example of baroque art in America: La Compañía church (1605) with its breathtaking gilded altars.

Subsequently you will visit the impressive cathedral and drive up to the Panecillo Hill to enjoy an amazing view of Quito and admire the only winged-Virgin statue in South America. This is also a great spot for taking pictures of Quito.

After visiting the colonial center of Quito you will go to the Middle of the World Monument, which is located 25 km north of Ecuador’s capital at latitude 0° 0´0”.

You will have the opportunity to stand in both hemispheres and take wonderful pictures. Here you can also visit the ethnographic museum on site where you can learn about local cultures and challenge gravity.

Accommodation: Hotel Patio Andaluz  (Breakfast)

DAY 3 - Quilotoa Crater Lake visit

Today you will visit a remote mountain region in the western side of the Ecuadorian highlands, where indigenous communities keep crops at altitudes of over 13,120 ft. and where the famous Tigua paintings were born.

You will arrive to the blue green Quilotoa Crater Lake inside an extinct volcano (12,497 ft.), where you can hike to the crater or just admire the beautiful landscapes of the highlands of Ecuador.

Afteryour tour you will be brought back to Quito to spend the night.

Accommodation: Hotel Patio Andaluz  (Breakfast & Lunch)

DAY 4 TO 7 - Amazon Rainforest tour

In the morning you will be transferred to the airport to take a short flight to the jungle town of Coca. From you will go by canoe to the lodge, located in a primary rainforest area. Here you will enjoy the Amazon´s exotic wildlife with intriguing animals, unique species of birds and butterflies and magical sceneries.

During the next four days you will explore one of the ecologically richest areas in the world: the Yasuni Reserve.

You will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the flora and fauna of the Amazon and to meet the native communities that inhabit this land for over 10,000 years. See the gigantic and mysterious jungle from above from the rain forest tower (135 ft.) and the unique canopy bridge (90 ft.). You will visit Ecuador’s largest butterfly farm and the parrot clay lick, which attracts a host of colorful birds.

Walk thetrails with a specialized guide, who will help you in unveiling the secrets of the rainforest and will make the best of your jungle adventure.

Accommodation: Sacha Lodge  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 7 - Flight back to Quito

On the last morning of your Amazon adventure you will be brought to the airport for your flight back to Quito.

In Quito you will be welcomed by your representative and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Mercure  (Breakfast)

DAY 8 - Flight to Lima – Transfer in Lima

Today you will be transferred to Quito´s airport to take an international flight to Peru. When you arrive in Lima, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your charming hotel in the center of the city.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Lima  (Breakfast)

DAY 9 - Lima historical city tour

Today you will visit the historical center of Lima; a UNESCO world heritage site. You will start at the Plaza de Armas with visiting the cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.

Then, you will explore the Santo San Francisco Monastery: one of Lima’s most famous religious sites, being the oldest church in the city with interesting relics and where the first university of South America was founded.

You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from its tower. Afterwards you will wander around the old colonial streets and the modern district of San Isidro and Miraflores.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Andina Select Lima (Breakfast)

DAY 10 - Flight to Cusco – Cusco & surroundings tour

In the morning you will fly to the beautiful city of Cusco, which has both colonial and Inca influences.

It is a city with a lot of history, arts and folklore. You will visit to the Q’oricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the cathedral.

Then you will go to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman (where the Inti Raymi Sun Fest takes place) and the nearby Inca Ruins of Cusco.

At night you can wander around the city with its nice restaurants and great artisanal products.

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel  (Breakfast)

DAY 11 - Machu Picchu: Lost city of the Incas tour

Today you will visit the famous Machu Picchu Inca ruins. Early in the morning you will travel from Cusco to the village Aguas Calientes by train.

Apart from hiking, this is the only way to reach Machu Picchu. On the way you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and traditional entertainment.

Upon arrival will go up the mountain, to the breathtaking Inca ruins. These ruins are divided into three districts and were intricately built using impressive, ancient techniques. You can take the time you need to internalize the ruin´s atmosphere and its breathtaking environment.

A delicious lunch will be served from a restaurant with view on the Inca ruins. In the late afternoon you will return to Cusco.

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel  (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 12 - Transfer out in Cusco

Depending on your flight schedule, you will be brought to the airport of Cusco for your flight back home.

(Breakfast)

INCLUDED

Domestic flights in Ecuador

Private transportation

Hotel accommodation in first class hotels

Tours described in the itinerary

English - spanish speaking guides

Meals described in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

International flights

Domestic flights in peru

Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages

Tips & Gratuites

Personal Expenses

Thank you so much for an incredible trip that we will always think of as the best ever vacation to date. Just Fabulous!!!! from a 1-10 scale all was a ten. I felt accomplished by climbing mountain at Machu Picchu

Kurt Heisser

USA

MAP & AREA

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