Lifestyle Tours presents…

Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands

with Optional 3-Night Otavalo Post Tour Extension

April 17 – May 1, 2018

For more information contact

Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer

Lifestyle Tours

(812) 682-4477

Small Group Travel rewards travelers with new perspectives. With just 12-24 passengers, these are the personal adventures that today's cultural explorers dream of.

15 Days 28 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Book by 9/18/2017 & Save $100 Per Person:

Superior Double Rate $10,909; $10,809*; Single Rate: $13,509; $13,409

Junior Suite Double Rate $11,409; $11,309*; Single Rate: $14,209; $14,109

Balcony Double Rate $12,309; $12,209*; Single Rate: $15,509; $15,409

For bookings made after Sep 18, 2017 call for rates.

Included in Price: Attraction Taxes and Fees, Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $350 per person

* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV

Alternate gateways available upon request

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Cruise-Land: These combine the best of land and sea. These tours feature all the qualities of our traditional escorted tours, including a Tour Manager; and include high quality cruise ships that feature various amenities.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Embark on a 5-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands with a naturalist guide.
  • Spend the day exploring the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Admire the giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Culinary Inclusions

  • Savor an authentic Pachamanca dinner, where food is buried in the ground to cook.
  • Enjoy a culinary demonstration at your Machu Picchu hotel.

Immerse Yourself

  • Discover centuries-old Andean textile methods at a living museum of the Peruvian Andes.
  • Venture through the Andes in a domed train to Machu Picchu.
  • Stand at the “Middle of the World” at the Equatorial Line Monument and Museum.

Highlights: Lima, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio, Pachamanca Dinner, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Quito, Middle of the World, 5-Day Galapagos Cruise, Charles Darwin Research Center, Colonial Quito

Day 1: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Lima, Peru - Tour Begins Welcome to Peru, one of the treasures of South America. The enduring cultures and breathtaking beauty of the Andes await. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas." Arrive late this evening in Lima, the "City of Kings."

Day 2: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Lima Discover Lima’s fascinating history during a tour through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the artwork at San Francisco Monastery and enter the catacombs. View the Government Center, the elegant Cathedral at Plaza de Armas, an abundance of colonial architecture, and the fashionable suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores for insight into the daily life of the Limeños. Then it’s on to your exclusive visit to the Archbishop’s Palace to witness the changing of the guard. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome dinner with a tasting menu of artfully crafted Peruvian dishes and drinks; you will quickly discover why Peru has been named the world’s top

food travel destination four years in a row. (B, D)

Day 3: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley of the Incas Fly to Cuzco, in the heart of the Inca civilization. Journey through the Andes to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas, the agricultural center of their grand empire. Learn the centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving traditional textiles during a visit to Awana Kancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes. After a short lesson on the local language, stop in Pisac village to browse the colorful handicraft market. Settle in this evening at your hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley. The rest of the evening is yours; perhaps you’ll take this opportunity to discover your hotel’s planetarium to gaze at the stars. (B)

Day 4: Friday, April 20, 2018 Sacred Valley of the Incas-Ollantaytambo-Sacred Valley of the Incas This morning, visit the spectacular Ollantaytambo archaeological site, the only Incan settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. A uniquely terraced complex topped with carved stone panels, these ruins reflect ancient Incan architecture and heritage. Then, head to the Pablo Seminario Ceramic Studio where you’ll get first-hand knowledge on this internationally renowned artist's techniques and designs, inspired by ancient Peruvian cultures. By noon you will experience the lifestyle of the modern Andean people and delve into their culture when you travel to a nearby community and interact with the locals. You’ll get a true taste of their daily life when participating in small group workshops that teach you traditional methods of growing, harvesting and weaving. Celebrate their culture as you learn their dances and listen to their musical instruments. Tonight, savor an authentic Pachamanca dinner, a unique process where food is placed on hot stones and buried in the ground to cook. (B, D)

Day 5: Saturday, April 21, 2018 Sacred Valley of the Incas - Machu Picchu Climb aboard the Machu Picchu Vistadome train for breathtaking views through domed windows as you ride through the Andes to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungle, Machu Picchu is considered the most spectacular sight in South America. Spend the afternoon with your guide uncovering the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, stay at the base of Machu Picchu for a chance to further soak up its atmosphere. Enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration before enjoying an award-winning tasting menu at your resort. (B, D)

Day 6: Sunday, April 22, 2018 Machu Picchu - Cuzco With leisure time this morning you may return to Machu Picchu on your own or explore the local markets. Return by Vistadome train to the Sacred Valley. Before continuing to Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences, stop at the Sacred Valley Brewing Company. This nonprofit brewery was created to support a local orphanage. Taste these Andean-inspired beers and learn about their determination to support their community. You will then make a stop at the heralded salt mines of Maras. (B)

Day 7: Monday, April 23, 2018 Cuzco The morning is yours to relax and acclimate to the altitude. Perhaps you’ll choose the “Cuzco through the Senses” optional tour, where you’ll get hands-on experience with the owner and artist of a local pottery studio, followed by interactive tastings of world-renowned Peruvian coffee and chocolate. This afternoon, the choice is yours on how you will explore Cuzco, the former capital of the Incan Empire. Perhaps you’ll choose to join a local guide on a walking tour of the city from your hotel. Or, maybe you would prefer to board your coach for a comprehensive tour of the city’s main sites. Both tours will take you on a journey through this colonial city where you’ll experience the architectural legacy visible in the Cathedral, Santo Domingo, the Plaza de Armas, as well as a stop by the central market. Later, gather together and travel above the city to discover the important sacred Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Enjoy a toast at sunset while overlooking the city before arriving at your authentic dinner and folklore show in the heart of Cuzco. (B, D)

Day 8: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Cuzco - Quito, Ecuador This morning we fly to Quito, Ecuador, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the country’s stunning capital city. (B)

Day 9: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Quito At the start of your city tour, enjoy a special visit to a Children International community center, supported by the Collette Foundation.* Meet some of the children benefiting from the nutritional support and healthy cooking education that is the focus of this group’s mission. Learn about Quito’s colonial center on a tour featuring the Presidential Palace and 17th-century Church of La Compañía. Savor lunch overlooking the Pululahua volcanic crater. On a one-of-a-kind experience, cross between hemispheres at the Equatorial Line Monument and Museum at the “Middle of the World.” Spend the rest of the day at leisure discovering Quito’s way of life. (B, L)

Day 10: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Quito - San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos - Embark Ship Fly to beautiful San Cristóbal Island, gateway to your Galapagos eco-adventure. After enjoying lunch aboard the m/v Galapagos Legend, arrive at the Port Baquerizo Moreno for an up-close look at the endangered tortoises that call the San Cristóbal Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve home. After exploring the island, stargaze from the deck of your ship and toast the wonders of the Galapagos with tropical cocktails. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Friday, April 27, 2018 Española Island (Gardner Bay and Suarez Point) Board your panga to visit Gardner Bay. Guarded by a colony of sea lions, the beach is home to Galapagos hawks and endemic finches. Swim and snorkel with the marine life, including manta rays and white-tipped sharks. Continue on and meander through the volcanic terrain of Suarez Point. During your nature walk, watch for hooded mocking birds, lava lizards, Sally Lightfoot crabs and blue-footed boobies. Venture to count Waved Albatross at the world’s largest colony. Finally, visit the spectacular Soplador (blowhole) where water shoots 75 feet into the air. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Floreana Island (Post Office Bay and Cormorant Point) Land at storied Post Office Bay, named for a barrel left in 1793 by Captain James Colnett as a “post office” for passing sailors. Continue the tradition and leave a letter for a loved one. Snorkel, if you choose, with green sea turtles or set out to search for Darwin’s finches and yellow warblers. Sail to Cormorant Point and its olivine green sand beach. Try to spot stingrays and reef sharks in the emerald waters. Learn about the ecosystem’s unusual plants. You may also observe graceful flamingos or spot a small colony of penguins. Seize another chance to snorkel and swim near playful sea lions! (B, L, D)

Day 13: Sunday, April 29, 2018 Santa Cruz Island (Charles Darwin Research Station & Highlands) Visit the famous Charles Darwin Research Station and see the giant tortoises from the station’s breeding program. Trek through the Santa Cruz highlands to Cerro Chato and find more giant tortoises. Take a break to savor some organic Galapagos coffee before we embark on a walk inside dormant lava tubes to gain insight on how these pristine islands formed. Enjoy time to explore Port Ayora town. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Monday, April 30, 2018 Daphne Island - Disembark Ship - Baltra Island - Quito Garner panoramic views as you circumnavigate Daphne Island. Keep an eye out for marine iguanas, fur seals and crabs teetering along the rocky shore. Bid farewell to the Galapagos and fly back to the magnificent city of Quito. This evening, fall in love with the lights of colonial Quito during a nighttime panoramic tour en route to your farewell dinner. Arrive at one of the city’s most historic restaurants to sample some of Ecuador’s finest cuisine. (B, D)

Day 15: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Quito - Tour Ends Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Itinerary at a glance

Days 1, 2 Hilton Lima Miraflores, Lima

Days 3, 4 Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley

Day 5 Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Machu Picchu

Days 6, 7 Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco, Cuzco

Days 8, 9 Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda Quito, Quito

Days 10 – 13 KleinTours, Quito

Day 14 Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda Quito, Quito

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Experience It! with Local Naturalists

The Galapagos Islands offer a dramatic geological history and one of the world’s most remarkable collections of plant and animal life. During your voyage, local naturalists provide insight into the wildlife and history during onboard lectures and guided nature walks. Learn about the Galapagos sea birds, including the blue-footed booby and the Galapagos penguin, and why they are considered some of the most unusual birds in the tropics. Explore the mysteries of the islands’ amazing marine animals, including why whales dive so deep and how dolphins are able to communicate so effectively. Hear stories about Charles Darwin’s acclaimed voyage and some of the settlers who once called the Galapagos home.

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