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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS / ECUADOR / PERU

Adventures Afloat: Discovering Machu Picchu and the Galapagos

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Program #20974RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Start of Program
May 17, 2015
This program begins in the late afternoon with the program orientation followed by dinner at the hotel in Sacred Valley.
You will be staying at the Inkallpa Valle Sagrado that night.
Location: The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Nearest city or town: Cuzco
Nearest airport: CUZ
Transportation to site: Hotel Inkallpa is situated in a village called Yanahuara, about 20 minutes from either Urubamba or Ollantaytambo and about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Cusco. All participants who arrange their air through Road Scholar and are traveling on the program dates will be transfered to the hotel in the Sacred Valley. This transfer is currently scheduled to depart the airport at approximately 12:00 noon (the exact time will be confirmed in the final program mailing, 5 weeks prior to departure). If you did not purchase your air through Road Scholar, you may join this group transfer as long as your flights arrive no later than 11:00am. You may have to wait at the airport for the group flight to arrive. The transfer to the Sacred Valley is approximately 1.5 hours from the airport. Program Only Participants (POP) who are unable to make the group transfer will be responsible for making their own way to the hotel.

End of Program
May 29, 2015
This program ends after breakfast on board La Pinta with departures to the airport in the morning.
You will be staying at the La Pinta Yacht the night before.
Location: Galapagos Islands
Transportation to site: All participants will be transferred from the ship to the airport in San Cristobal for flights to mainland Ecuador, continuing on to the United States. When departing Ecuador, all guests will be required to pay an Ecuadorian Departure Tax. Those departing from Guayaquil will be charged $25.00 (subject to change). All fees are in U.S. dollars and must be paid at the airport prior to clearing immigration .
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Inkallpa is surrounded by mountains and silence; it gives you the feeling of being very far away from civilization. Running through the green fields is a small river with fountains and waterfalls. If you come at the right time the fruit trees are in bloom and you can pick your very own fresh peaches, raspberries and few other fruit that grow on the property. At the end of your day you can return to the hotel and we recommended you request a message before returning to your room and enjoying the beautiful sunset that falls over Sacred Valley with a glass of wine. Situated only 20 minutes from the Ollantaytambo train station, from here you can take the train that leaves to Machupicchu.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Cuarto Paradero del Centro Poblado
Cuarto Paradero del Centro Poblado
Urubamba, Peru
phone: +5112754103
web: www.hotel-inkallpa.com

Room amenities: Balcony, Electric Razor Plug-in, Hair dryer - in room, Room Safe, Sofa/Lounge Chairs, Table Lamp, Telephone - Local Only, Toiletries, Wardrobe, Welcome Drink, Bathroom-Private: Shower only Description: All rooms are spacious and are equipped with a king-size bed or two twin beds. The rooms on the second floor have a wooden floor and a balcony, where the rooms on the first floor are carpeted and have a terrace

Facility amenities: Facilities: * Internet available onsite * Laundry Service available * Meeting Room * Indoor Spa Facilites * Meditation centre Services: * Arrival/departure point transfers (Extra charge) * Daily Housekeeping * Cultural Orientation Recreation: * Board/Leisure Games * Cultural Visits/Tours * Massage Languages Spoken: * English * Spanish *Please note that personal purchases, such as spa visits, laundry service, or alcoholic beverages are not included in your program price.

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

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Snorkeling Equipment Wet Suits 24 hour coffee and tea station Natural History Library Gift Shop Fitness Room Hot Tub Satellite internet connection and wireless in designated areas

Ship Information: - A total of 24 outside cabins on the same deck, with twin or queen size beds. - Three public decks include an ample bar, salon, dining room, natural history library, sky bar, and sun deck. - Jaccuzi and fitness room - Medical Officer on board

Contact info:
Av. De las Palmeras N45-74 y De las Orquideas
Quito, NA Ecuador
phone: +59322988300
Room amenities: - Twin or Queen size beds - Central air conditioning with individual controls in each cabin - In-room safe deposit box - Telephone with direct international dialing - Multi channel sound system for closed circuit music and connection for personal iPods, MP3 players - Hair dryer in each cabin

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


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
2 Flights during the program

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