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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS / ECUADOR / PERU

Adventures Afloat: The Best of the Galápagos and Peru: From Enchanted Islands to Machu Picchu

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Program #18484RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 42 total, 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 11 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat; Gluten Free.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hilton Colon Quito Hotel: Quito, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Colon Quito hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city and surrounding mountains. The historic colonial section of the city (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) can be reached within a 10 minutes' walk. The hotel is well equiped to meet the needs of both the vacation and business traveler, with 15 meeting rooms, an executive lounge, and wireless internet access throughout.

Contact info:
Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1
Quito, Ecuador
phone: +593-2-2560666
web: www.hilton.com

Room amenities: Private bathroom, hairdryer, air conditioning, Hilton Serenity Bed, LCD Flat Panel TV, TV-Cable, iron/ironing board, safety deposit box, and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Tour desk, automated teller (ATM), baggage storage, barber shop, concierge desk, florist, foreign currency exchange, gift shop, laundry/valet service, lounge, news stand, on-site convenience store, room service, safety deposit box, business center, fitness room, and pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Type of accommodations and rates are subject to hotel availability. Please contact the program provider at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for assistance in booking additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

M/V Santa Cruz: Galápagos Islands, 5 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Large 90 passenger deluxe cruise ship at 237 ft.long with 44 spacious cabins.

Ship Information: Construction : Bilbao, Spain, 1979 Reconstruction : Talcahuano, Chile, 1998 Category : First Class Gross Tonnage : 1675 Capacity : 90 guests Length : 72.35 meters (237.3 feet) Beam : 11.85 meters (38.86 feet) Speed : 13 knots Electricity : 110 Volts in the cabins with 220 Volt sockets available in Reception and Dining area. Engines : 2 Sulzer engines, 1620 BHP each Navigation : Gyrocompass, auto pilot, radar, echo-sounders, Equipment : GPS and Radio Director Finder Safety Classification : ABS classification +A1E + AMS #7907 853 SOLAS (safety of life at sea) ISM certificate Complying with the IMO resolution A.788(19) Automatic fire controls Life Jackets : In each cabin Lifeboats : Two 66-man, two 25-man, Life Rafts : Two 16-man, two 10-man Zodiacs : 5 for ship to shore transportation Boston Whaler : 1 with glass-bottom with for underwater observation Owner : ETICA / Metropolitan Touring Decks : 4 (Sun deck, Boat deck, Upper deck, Main deck) Crew : 52 Naturalist : 6 multilingual (includes Chief Naturalist) Medical Officer : Permanently on board

Contact info:
Av. De Las Palmeras N45-74 y De Las Orquídeas
Quito, Ecuador
phone: +(593-9) 9921 5719
web: www.metropolitan-touring.com

Room amenities: AC in cabins, private bath with hot water, hair dryers, safety deposit boxes.

Facility amenities: M/V Santa Cruz features Jacuzzi, sun deck, bar, lounge, observation platform, Natural history library/reading room, gift shop.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Finch Bay Eco Hotel: Galápagos Islands, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Unique beachfront hotel in Galápagos awarded for it's Eco friendly operations and low impact environmental effect to the islands sensitive ecosystem.

Contact info:
Barrio Punta Estrada
Galápagos
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
phone: +593 2-298-8311
web: http://www.finchbayhotel.com/galapagos-islands-hotel.html

Room amenities: Garden and ocean view rooms. Rooms have wooden blinds, black out curtains, tile floors, AC, private bathroom with hot water, hair dryers, biodegradable soap and shampoo, telephone, hammocks.

Facility amenities: Garden and ocean view rooms. Hotel features on-site desalination and purification plant, grey and black water treatment plants. Solar panels for water heating. Organic vegetable garden supplies the restaurant. Recycling and composting systems for the entire hotel. Supports local community initiatives. Connecting ocean rooms. Swimming pool with bar. Free wi-fi, 4 guest computers in public area. Ice machine, laundry and massage service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Ramada Airport Costa del Sol Hotel: Lima, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Av. Elmer Faucett s/n Aeropuerto
Internacional Jorge Chávez
Lima, Peru
phone: +5117112000
web: www.costadelsolperu.com/lima/esp/index.php

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Casa Andina Private Collection – Cusco: Cusco, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Converted from a beautiful 18th century colonial house, with 5 stately courtyards, and featuring their restaurant "Alma" with creative, regional cuisine. The hotel is located 3 blocks away from Cusco’s main square.

Contact info:
Plazoleta de Limacpampa Chico 473
Cusco, Peru
phone: +51-84-232610
web: www.casa-andina.com

Room amenities: 100 rooms with heat, cable television, safe deposit box, direct-dial telephone, coffee making facility and private bathroom with hairdryer. Oxygen available upon request.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi Internet access, PC with internet access, laundry service, room service, medical assistance and currency exchange.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

El Mapi Hotel: Machu Picchu, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). The newly remodeled El MaPi (formerly Machu Picchu Inn) provides a wonderful location from which you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective

Contact info:
109 Pachacutec Ave.
Machu Picchu Pueblo
Aguas Calientes, Peru
phone: +51.84.211011
web: www.elmapihotel.com/

Room amenities: •8 Superior Deluxe Rooms (30 sq.m./322 sq.ft.) - twin beds or king bed, sitting area and complimentary mini bar. •40 Superior Rooms (20 sq.m./215 sq.ft) – twin beds or king bed. Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32" flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights.

Facility amenities: Services Included: - Assistance between Machu Picchu train station and the Hotel - Luggage storage - Personalized Wake up calls - 24/7 reception - Nutritious Buffet breakfast - Welcome signature refreshing lemongrass lemonade - House blends Happy Hour Pisco Sours 5-7pm - DirecTv - Complimentary Wi fi - Turndown services between 6pm- 8pm (local seasonal fruit) - Self guided fern walk - Oxygen upon request - Check-in 1:00 p.m. / Check-out 11 a.m. - Express checkout - Hot Water Pool 6AM – 10PM: Open for adults and supervised children under 12 only. - Gift Shop 8AM – 8PM: The shop offers a wide selection of T-shirts, alpaca knits, outdoors gear and basic travel needs. - Computer Room Two desktop computers and printer available, open 24/7 with complimentary internet

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Posada del Inca - Yucay: Yucay, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: New: Former 18th century colonial style monastery surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Contact info:
Plaza Manco II de Yucay 123
Yucay, 0000 Peru
phone: +518-420-1107
web: www.sonesta.com

Room amenities: Heating, direct dial telephones, and in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business center, meeting room, gift shop, and luggage storage.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Casa Andina Select: Lima, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Casa Andina Select hotel is located in Lima's trendy Miraflores neighborhood, within easy access to restaurants and local attractions. The newly constructed hotel has 155 rooms with modern installations and various amenities meant to satisfy the needs of both leisure and business travelers.

Contact info:
Calle Schell 452
Miraflores, Lima, Peru
phone: +51-1-2139739
web: www.casa-andina.com

Room amenities: Comfortable rooms with private baths, hair dryer, AC, safety deposit box, minibar, soundproof windows, direct dial phone, and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Spa, gym, sun terrace with Jacuzzi, conference rooms, business center, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, laundry service, valet service, currency exchange, 24 hr front desk, luggage storage, and souvenir shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to availability.
Please contact the Program Coordinator, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for information on availability and rates.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
16 nights of accommodations
42 meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
5 Flights during the program

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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