Land at the Quito airport, which is 9,350 feet elevation. Tour the colonial city with its grand adorned Cathedral, keep one foot in north and one foot in southern Hemisphere at the Equatorial Monument, sample the art of making dolls with dough – Mazapan dolls, see upper amazon lodges in the jungle, journey through the valley of volcanoes in the highlands of Ecuador, go into the rose flower fields, Indian markets, see the mighty Cotopaxi volcano, sample town of Banos and visit colonial Cuenca with its quaint guitar making shops and weekly markets. Take a mountainous train journey to Guayaquil and fly to the Galapagos Islands. Share the stories of Charles Darwin’s discoveries on a 4-day cruise.
Fly to Peru’s capital city Lima, enjoy its 5-star cuisine, then fly to observe the unique Nazca lines visible only from the air, fly to Cusco with an elevation of 11,000’ in the Andes to begin our explorations, visit the enormous fort of Sacsayhuaman, learn about the Llama wool industry. Visit the Inca ruins and do some shopping in Pisac Indian market. Take a picturesque train ride to the base of Machu Picchu. Take the bus to the top of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel with views of the hills and valleys beyond. Continue on a day train journey to Lake Titicaca where reed boats can still be seen. Fly back to Lima to end our journey.