Forget the rituals of your everyday hectic life and escape back to the roots of modern civilization. We’ve got something up our sleeve that would make Indiana Jones jealous.
Start your journey where the equator sizzles through South America. Nestled in an Andean valley and surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, Quito is a vibrant city offering the best of past and present. Explore Old Town Quito to take you back to colonial times when the Spaniards ruled this ancient city before taking in the chic bars and restaurants of New Town before stopping off at your sleek hotel, Le Parc, to rest those aching feet.
Cotopaxi national park in the Ecuadorian highlands has some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Think crystal clear lakes mirroring snow-capped peaks and volcanic craters, with wild horses and llamas roaming nearby. Wow. And don’t worry, the volcano’s no longer active. You’ll be staying at a traditional hacienda, La Cienega so take time to don a traditional poncho and mount your steed for a trail through the majestic plateaus towards the peak of the Cotopaxi Volcano.
From the icy volcano peaks of the Andes, fly west to the unique islands of the Galapagos. There’s no better way to explore this stunning archipelago than the way Darwin did, by boat. Jump on board your luxury catamaran to island hop your way through evolution. You’ll spend the next five days viewing pre-historic land iguanas, flamboyant cormorants and ancient Galapagos tortoises. And there’ll be ample opportunities to observe and appreciate these wonders of the natural world from both land and sea as you visit the islands of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana and Santa Cruz.
Take to the skies once more to visit the City of Kings, Lima, and the gastronomic capital of the Americas. Enjoy colonial Spanish architecture, extraordinary museums and some of the most diverse and exquisite cuisine before jetting off to your next destination.
Glide over the jaw dropping Andes before making a descent into one of the oldest inhabited cities in the western hemisphere, Cusco. This ancient capital of the Inca Empire still retains much of its indigenous heritage with ruins such as “The Temple of the Sun” alongside classic Peruvian colonial architecture such as the Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral. Wander the cobbled streets, mingle with the locals and visit the Inca Ruins before returning to your boutique hotel, The Inkaterra Machu Picchu for a luscious night’s sleep.
A short train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba and you’ll arrive in the “Lost World of the Incas”. Hidden for 400 years by mountains and semi-tropical forests, and one of the Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu was discovered for the first time in 1911. The iconic ruins are perched high in the Andes, so hike the steep stone-paved trail up Huayna Picchu for breathtaking views . We promise, this is a once in a lifetime trip you’ll never forget.
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Quito, Cotopaxi, Machu Picchu