Get to know the highlights of Ecuador and Peru, like the Galapagos Islands, the majestic Cotopaxi, the fantastic Macchu Picchu and the colonial town Cusco, during this Ecuador and Peru Round trip. The Ecuador and Peru Round trip starts with the flight to Guayaquil in Ecuador. Guayaquil at the coast of Ecuador is the biggest town and the most important harbor of this little country. From Guayaquil you will fly to the Galapagos Islands, one of the last paradises in the world. During the cruise through the Galapagos Islands, which is an amazing eco system, the passengers get to know the incredible diversity of flora and fauna of the Galapagos Archipelago. Especially, the animal kingdom of the Galapagos Islands is unique. Nowhere else you will have the chance to observe the animals, of which a great part is endemic, at close range and taking such incredible pictures. During the hikes at the Galapagos Islands you will get to know a unique landscape of bizarre lava forms and impressing volcanoes as well as paradisiacal beaches.
After your cruise at the Galapagos Islands you will fly to Quito, the capital of Ecuador and next stop of the Ecuador and Peru Round trip. In the Historical Center, which is Cultural World Heritage since 1978, a wide range of the colonial treasures of Ecuador can be seen: impressing churches, beautiful places surrounded by well restored colonial buildings. After the city tour you will visit the Equator monument.
Further, the Ecuador and Peru Round trip leads to the famous Indio market in Otavalo. A visit at the Otavalo Market is a great experience. The Otavaleños and Indio’s of the villages in the surroundings meet here to change news and to sell the goods. They offer great colorful blankets of alpaca wool and beautiful jewelry, besides other nice stuff.
In the Cotopaxi National Park you will get to know an impressing landscape and the highest, still active volcano of the world. Many activities can be done in the Cotopaxi National Park, like horseback riding, mountain biking or climbing the Cotopaxi volcano. During the Ecuador and Peru Round trip you will visit the Inca ruins “El Salitre” in the Cotopaxi National Park, where you will have a great view upon the Cotopaxi.
Next day you will fly to Lima, the capital of Peru. Lima is also called city of kings and is the next station of the Ecuador and Peru Round trip. In Lima you will do a city tour to get to know the modern center Miraflores and the beautiful old center of the city. The heart of the historical center of Lima is the Plaza Mayor, which presents great colonial buildings and invites you to relax. From Lima, the Ecuador and Peru Round trip leads to Cusco. In the Sacred Valley you will visit the terraces of Moray which will fascinate you. From Ollantaytambo you will go by train to Machu Picchu, the highlight of every Peru tour. Two days to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu are set in the Ecuador and Peru Round trip. The last visit of the round trip is at Titicaca Lake to see the swimming islands and Taquile Island. At Taquile Island you will meet the native inhabitants to get to know how they live. After this you will fly back to Lima, where the Ecuador and Peru round trip ends.
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