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Botanica

South America Landscapes & Botanical Discoveries with Galapagos Islands

Guayaquil to Santiago

Trip Code: BTSA13
13 Days
28 Meals
2020

Trip Highlights

Explore the Galapagos Islands

Stay 3 nights on the Galapagos Islands. See amazing wildlife as well as the adapted plants on each island.

Stay in the Amazon Rainforest

Stay 2 nights deep in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, to learn about the plants of the forest.

See Machu Picchu

Explore Peru and the famous Machu Picchu.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • All sightseeing & touring as per the itinerary
  • Services of a Tour Manager & Botanical Guide
  • Airport transfers on first & last day, tipping & porterage
  • 12 Nights in good quality, centrally located accommodation
  • Internal South American flights as per itinerary in Economy class
  • 28 Meals

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Group size 15-25 guests
  • High Fitness Level - pace moves quickly with long days, multiple one and two-night stays as well as unexpected cultural challenges. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Guests not flying to South America with LATAM will pay an internal flight surcharge
  • Visa and immunisations could be required for this tour, enquire for details
South America Map BTSA13 2019-21
Guayaquil to Santiago

Be met on arrival at Guayaquil known as the gateway to the Galápagos Islands, and transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Guayaquil, Hotel Oro Verde

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Fly to the Galápagos Islands and take a ferry ride to the main island Santa Cruz, your base for the next three nights. Enjoy time at leisure or choose some more adventurous activities such as snorkelling or kayaking.

Stay: Three Nights, Galápagos Islands, Finch Bay Hotel

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Enjoy a full day cruising the islands to see amazing birdlife, seals and iguanas as well as the adapted plants on each island which you will explore with a naturalist guide.

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Explore the Galápagos highlands to see the giant tortoise and incredible lava tunnels.

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Today we leave Galápagos and fly to Lima via Guayaquil.

Stay: Lima, Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport

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  • Lunch

This morning we travel deep into to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest with its amazing flora. Visit the Inkaterra Reserva’s famous butterfly house, then have time to enjoy the lodge’s serenity and amenities before taking a guided tour of the rainforest at night.

Stay: Two Nights, Amazon Rainforest, Reserva Amazonica

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You will have the opportunity to choose from a host of activities today, including a treetop walk in the jungle, a guided walk to learn about the medicinal plants of the Amazon, or simply relax within the ‘lungs of the world’.

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Depart the Amazon and travel onto Sacred Valley via Cusco, the historic heart of the Inca empire set high in the Andean highlands. Enjoy time to relax this afternoon.

Stay: Sacred Valley, Aranwa Sacred Valley

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning see and learn about the Inca agricultural terraces and visit the potato museum. This afternoon take the train to Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu. The Incan ‘estate’ of Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century using dry-stone wall construction techniques and includes the ‘Temple of the Sun’ and the ‘Room of the Three Windows’. Enjoy time to explore then enjoy a tour of the orchid garden.

Stay: Aguas Calientes, Inkaterra Machu Picchu

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Wake early to watch sunrise over Machu Picchu. Afterwards, take a train to Cusco, capital of the Incan empire.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, Hilton Garden Hotel

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  • Dinner

Enjoy a morning walking tour of Cusco including the cathedral and San Blas district. This afternoon is free for you to explore the city at leisure.

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This morning we will fly to Santiago where we will check into our luxury hotel located in the historic centre.

Stay: Santiago, The Singular Hotel

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This morning after breakfast your tour draws to its conclusion with a transfer to the airport.

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Would not hesitate to recommend Botanica and we are already looking into our next adventure.