South America

A Taste of South America: An 11-Day Tour of Ecuador, the Amazon and Peru Including Machu Picchu

Embark on an 11-day tour that’ll have you visiting stunning Ecuador, discovering the raw beauty of the famed Amazon rainforest and uncovering the magnificent and ancient citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. Enjoy ten nights of accommodation, all internal flights between countries, daily breakfast alongside select lunches and dinners, air-conditioned transportation throughout and the services of local, English speaking guides and tour managers.

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11 Days
TASTE OF SOUTH AMERICA - LOW SEASON
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages) - Low Season
  • All internal flights: Quito to Lima, Lima to Cuzco and Cuzco to Lima
  • Ten nights’ accommodation across Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon
  • Daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners
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11 Days
TASTE OF SOUTH AMERICA - HIGH SEASON
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share - you must purchase two packages) - High Season
  • All internal flights: Quito to Lima, Lima to Cuzco and Cuzco to Lima
  • Ten nights’ accommodation across Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon
  • Daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners

Walk the cobblestone streets of colonial Quito, stand in the middle of the world in Ecuador, discover the 2,000-year-old history of Lima on a city tour and witness the magnificence of Machu Picchu via The Voyager Inca Rail train.

What You’ll Love…

The Sights – Discover a taste of the beauty of South America

In Quito’s colonial quarter, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll visit the cathedral and the Presidential Palace, before heading to the Middle of the World Monument at the Equator, which marks latitude 0°. Here, you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere!

It’s back to nature at the Devil’s Cauldron, a stunning waterfall hidden in the Ecuadorian rainforest. You’ll also spend time with a local family, who will talk about local life and the unique Amazon culture. Tonight, you’ll stay in a nature lodge on the Napo River, which you’ll reach by canoe. A hike through Misicocha Private Nature Reserve is not to be missed, giving you the unique opportunity to spot indigenous flora and fauna, cross suspended bridges and even try a short zip-line basket ride.

Discover ancient and contemporary Peruvian culture in a single adventure. Peru’s mix of modern galleries, museums and the gastronomic scene in cities like Lima and Cuzco are juxtaposed by the colonial-era structures and the temples that date back to pre-Columbian times. Sample the mouth-watering flavours of Andean cuisine across this alluring country. Savour ceviche, a delicious mix of fresh raw fish and shellfish marinated in lime or lemon, empanadas full of meat and olives or perhaps even dare yourself to try cuy — otherwise known as guinea pig.

Visit Machu Picchu, listed by UNESCO as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Modern World’. Arguably the most iconic site in all of Peru (if not the Inca civilisation), get to know this location with visits to the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and more while exploring the various compounds and witnessing the breathtaking views of the nearby peaks. Nothing can prepare you for the beauty and wonder of this mystical place, with the memories sure to stay with you for a lifetime.

End your tour with a visit to Lima’s colonial city centre, with its historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. Tick Lima’s famous sites off your list including the Government Palace, Cathedral and the wondrous Convent of San Francisco with its priceless pieces of art and famed catacombs.

Your Package Includes:

  • All internal flights: Quito to Lima, Lima to Cuzco and Cuzco to Lima
  • Ten nights’ accommodation across Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon
  • Daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners
  • Trip to Machu Picchu on The Voyager IncaRail Train
  • Stunning city tour of Lima
  • Hiking in the Amazon rainforest
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Hotel taxes, fees, porterage & service charges
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • All tipping and gratuities

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

Low Season:

5, 19 April 2020

10, 17, 24 May 2020

High Season:

5, 19, 26 July 2020

9, 30 August 2020

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Ecuador on your chosen tour start date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Solo Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a solo traveller surcharge of AU$620 applies for tours departing in April and May and a surcharge of AU$570 applies for tours departing in July and August, payable directly to the tour company after booking.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child (aged from 8 to 17 years on a rollaway bed, subject to availability). Triple share rooms are on request and in some hotels guests may be accommodated in a twin and single room. Surcharges may apply.

Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

  • Mercure Hotel Alameda, Quito
  • Casa del Suizo, Amazon
  • Casa Andina Select Miraflores, Lima
  • Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, Urubamba
  • El Mapi Hotel, Machu Picchu
  • Hilton Garden Inn Cuzco, Cuzco

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

The following optional tours are available for a surcharge (please contact tour provider for further information):

  • Butterfly Farm & Balsa Wood Carving Demonstration
  • Canopy Adventure Park
  • Cacao Farm & AmaZOOnico Rescue Center
  • Highlights of Cuzco & Cuzco Behind the Scenes Combo Package
  • Half Day Cuzco Behind the Scenes
  • Half Day Highlights of Cuzco

Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

This program is active and involves walking over various surfaces. The pace is fast, as it includes visits to numerous sites.

Please note: Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes and the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

Please note: this tour is NOT operated by Luxury Escapes.

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