(Lima, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Cusco)
(Santiago, Easter Island)
(Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls)
Accompanied by expert private local guides, travelers will voyage through Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Easter Island, Chile and Argentina. This colourful continent seems to have been created for travel and this active tour showcases it at an idyllic pace.
Walk the equatorial line in Quito, the largest historical centre in the Americas, visit the best open air market of all South America in Otavalo. Spend 3 nights cruising through the untouched wilds of the Galapagos Islands with certified naturalist guides disembarking for unparalleled animal encounters and visits to environmental conservation projects. Fly to Lima before heading up into the Andes Mountains and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit a traditional market where artisans from all over the area congregate to sell their crafts and interact with the locals. Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the mysterious lost city of the Incas and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the ancient ruins of Cusco where almost every street has remains of Inca walls, arches and doorways that serve as the foundation for the colonial and modern buildings. Voyage to the south-eastern most point of the Polynesian triangle to Easter Island and experience its mystifying age-old statues. Unveil the secrets and beauty of this enchanting land during your stay at a stylish hotel. Visit natural bathing pools, enjoy tranquil hikes, view numerous archaeological sites, picnic on the rocky shores, stroll along the edge of a volcano, visit a local fishing village bicycle past ancient ruins and more. Sojourn to Santiago and tour all its rich assortment of cultural sites and taste world renown Chilean wines. Stimulate your senses with a mouth-watering traditional banquet and tango show during your tour of Buenos Aires. Experience both the Brazilian & Argentinean sides of Iguazu Falls before ending back in Buenos Aires for your international flight back home.
Featuring seamless transfers, expert local private guides along the way, private vehicles and drivers, all internal flights and 24/7 Kensington support, you can rest assured that with this decadent tour you’ll be making the most of your time in South America.
Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.
Enjoy the dramatic mountain scenery, fascinating Indian cultures and specialized artisan villages as you travel across the northern Andean highlands to the famous market town of Otavalo. Allow yourself to browse, bargain, and enjoy the visual feast of an Indian market in Otavalo. Enjoy lunch which is included in your tour. In the afternoon, return to Quito.
Explore the bustling streets and squares of the largest historical centre in the Americas; visit some of its most important churches such as the majestic La Compañía and iconic San Francisco, guardians of a stunning multi-ethnic artistic and cultural heritage. Drive through the traditional neighborhood of San Juan. Finish the morning at the "Panecillo" hillside with its breathtaking views of the old and modern city. At a distance of approximately 11miles (18 km) north of Quito is the "Middle of the World City" complex. Visit the monument of the equatorial line or parallel 0, latitude 0° 0’0”. Afterwards enjoy a delicious lunch (Included) in a typical restaurant where flavors from across the country can be savoured.
Fly from Quito to Galapagos via Guayaquil today. The flight duration is approximately 4 hours. Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking.
A fuel surcharge is applicable to all vessels cruising in the Galapagos and all flights to/from Galapagos. These surcharges have been included in your trip price.
Fuel Surcharge is subject to change without notice and additional fees may be applicable at time of travel.
The $100 entrance fee to the Galapagos Islands Park and the $10 Tourist card are included in your booking. Please note that the itinerary is a guide only - the route and program vary according to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety precautions and wildlife encounters.
Upon arrival at Baltra Airport, you pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands. After this, a guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor and then on board your cruise ship.
Located between the islands of North Seymour and Baltra, this reef of coral and rocks (the result of an oceanic plate uplift) is only 160 meters across at its narrowest width. This island is home to one of the largest populations of sea lions, and many shorebirds including the lava gull - the rarest seagull in the World. There have been occasional reports of Orcas feeding on sea lions at this site.
Naturalist's briefing on the next day's activities followed by dinner on your cruise ship.
Begin this tour with a dry landing on the northern part of the Islet. The walk begins with an impressive cactus forest surrounded by land and marine iguanas; as we reach its highest point, be on the lookout for tropicbirds and a bachelor sea lion colony. In South Plaza, there is a large colony of the smaller sized land iguanas. The population is approximately 300 individuals. They feed on all kinds of vegetation, but during the dry season survive on the fruits and flowers of Opuntia cacti. Enjoy an encounter with the one and only Galapagos hybrid iguana.
Wet landing. Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, Santa Fe island was formed from an uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipielago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well giant Pickly pear cactus, gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fish.
Today you will listen to your Naturalist's briefing on the next day's activities, followed by dinner on your cruise ship.
Begin with a wet landing on the eastern tip of the island. Pitt Point is an eroded tuff cone; the trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline. This is the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions along the beach. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim from the beach.
A dinghy ride along the shores of tuff-stone layers takes guests to Cerro Brujo’s white coralline beach (wet landing). The beach is a large expanse, great for walking, with rewarding bird watching with good views of seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds, and more shore birds. Also, look out for Galápagos sea lions. Highlights ashore include the Chatham (San Cristóbal) mockingbird, Chatham lava lizard; both species are endemic to this island and seen nowhere else in the Galápagos. Charles Darwin walked back in September 1835, as San Cristóbal was the first island where he set foot in the Galápagos upon, these same shores.
Visit Cerro Colorado Tortoises Protection and Growing Center, located at 40 minutes approximately by bus to the south east of the island. This center was built to improve the status of the population of the island tortoises. The center includes a large corral, a Visitors center, breeding center and an interpretative trail. Along this trail is possible to see different species of native and endemic plants as well birds as the San Cristobal Mockingbird, Yellow Warblers, and many species of finches and the Galapagos flycatcher, then we will continue to Puerto Chino beach and enjoy the view at El Mirador.
Fly from San Cristobal to Quito via Guayaquil on Aerogal Airlines. The flight duration is approximately 4 hours.
A departure tax must be paid upon departing Ecuador through the Quito airport. The payment must be made in cash and the cost is of USD$44.30 per person. Subject to change without notice.
Fly directly from Quito, Ecuador to Lima, Peru. Total flight time is approximately 2 hours 15 min. Fares are subject to change and availability isn't guaranteed until confirmed.
Please note: If you are connecting from Galapagos on this day you will be required to check-in to your LAN flight to Lima unassisted. If you would like assistance during this arrival and check-in please speak to your sales consultant who will add this service (subject to an additional cost).
Includes assistance at the airport with a local representative in between flight connections or to a hotel located right at the airport.
Fly from Lima to Cusco. Flight duration is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
Our local representative will meet you for a transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Transfer time is approximately 2 hours
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Pisac ruins located on the top of a hill overlooking the Vilcanota (Urubamba) river, a series of terraces, canals, houses, food storage and temples can be seen in very good shape. The most notable is the “Intihuatana” or solar calendar made out of a big piece of red stone. Continue to visit the Pisac Market where artisans from all over the area congregate to sell their crafts. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant and visit to Ollantaytambo, a fortress built during the Inca Empire, excellent sample of military architecture. 8 hours in duration.
“Please note that due to weather conditions during the rainy season (December through March, and possibly longer) the Marinera dancers will not be performing during the show, however the Paso horse show will still take place”
Includes tourist ticket and entrance fees.
Upon arrival at the train station, board the Vistadome train for a 2 hour journey to the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu. En route to Machu Picchu the train travels along the Urubamba River with awe-inspiring views of the dramatic canyon.
Please note that your guide will travel with you onboard the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. This guide will also provide the private tour of Machu Picchu. After the tour the guide will explain all the necessary information and provide you with any entrances or tickets required for the rest of your time at Machu Picchu (evening and following day). The guide will return to Cuzco that evening.
Note: When staying overnight at Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes the following day will be at leisure, with no guide (unless otherwise specified). If you would like to have a guide please speak with your sales consultant about adding this service.
Note: Due to limited storage space on the train, passengers are asked to bring only one small piece of luggage. The rest of your luggage will be stored safely at your hotel and returned to you, either in Cuzco or Sacred Valley. Hand luggage on the train is limited to 11 pounds or 5 kgs.
You will be met at the hotel lobby by our local representative, and transferred by private vehicle and professional driver from your hotel in the Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo Train Station.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will board the bus (shared service) up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes 30 minutes and once you get there you will enjoy a private guided tour of Machu Picchu. The Inca Citadel lies between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu (“Young Peak” and “Old Peak”). The Inca Pachacutec built the Citadel using sharp stone blocks, fitted together perfectly. Houses, temples, a public square are all connected by narrow roads and steps cut into the mountainside. There are many theories as to the purpose of Machu Picchu; a temple to the sun? A fortress against jungle inhabitants? A sanctuary for the Incas? The mysterious lost city awaits you!
After the tour, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Afterwards, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes.
Please note: For itineraries including an overnight stay at the Sanctuary Lodge (instead of Aguas Calientes) you will simply return to the lodge after your tour.
For your convenience the bus ticket between Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is provided. Buses depart about every 30 minutes, once the bus is full.
The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is provided for your convenience. Please note that due to limited availability of permits (which are non-refundable) they cannot be requested until trip deposit has been received and complete and valid passport information is provided. As such, this activity can only be confirmed after time of booking. All efforts will be made to ensure that these be secured on the desired date(s). In the case of unavailability, alternative date(s) will be provided where possible.
Return to Cusco on the Vistadome train on your own (no guide). The train departs from Aguas Calientes at 3:25pm* and takes 4 hours to return to Cusco. Snacks are served on board. *Note train times and schedules may vary based on availability.
Our local representative will meet you with a private vehicle and professional driver for a train station transfer.
High in the Andes, 3000m above sea level, lies the historic city of Cusco, with its unique blend of Spanish and Inca cultures. Take a half day private tour of the city including the best of Cusco: the Coricancha Temple (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral with its magnificent chapels and baroque altars and paintings from the Cusquenian School. The tour also includes the surrounding ruins: the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Inca bath of Tambomachay, the labyrinth of Puca Pucara and the amphitheatre of Kenko.
Our local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver.
Direct flight from Cusco to Lima. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.Please note: Flights' rates and availability are subject to change until booking.
Take a flight from Lima to Santiago, Chile today. The flight time is approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes.
Please note: Upon arrival by air, American and Canadian visitors to Chile are required to pay a reciprocity fee of US$131 for American and US$132 for Canadian. Other nationalities will vary. Upon payment, cash, credit card or travelers checks, a receipt will be stapled at the back of passport and is valid for the duration of the passport. Subject to change without notice. Please consult with the Chilean consulate for full details.
Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.
Fly directly from Santiago to Easter Island. Flights are subject to availability, ticket rates are subject to change. The flight duration is approximately 5.25 hours.
Entrance Fee to Easter Island is to be paid locally, upon arrival. The cost is of US$63.00 per person. Subject to change.
A local representative will meet you at the airport for a shared transfer to your hotel in Easter Island.
Drive up the extinct volcano Rano Kau, appreciating on the way a view of the whole island and the village of Hanga Roa, with its distinct geological features. Then proceed to an outlook with a breathtaking view of the crater lake.
Afterwards drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture, see the 3 islets Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao opposite the coast.
Drive down again to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) and for some still proof of the influence of pre-inca arquitects in Easter Island culture. Last stop is Ana Kai Tangata cave with wall paintings. Back to hotel.
Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. The legend tells us that these statues are representing the 7 explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the king Hotu Matua. Proceed to the unrestored Ahu Hanga Poukura. Then visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. We will also visit the ceremonial site of Tahai with 3 Ahus and restored statues, remains of boathouses, a boatramp and other features. Here we see the only statue with eyes. Back to hotel.
Drive to the southcoast and visit representative examples of not restored platforms, Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua is buried.
Proceed to Rano Raraku, one of the most important sites visited. This is the quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with crater lake.
Then visit Ahu Tongariki most recent and biggest restauration on the island, with 15 re-erected statues standing on an almost 200 m long platform.
Drive to the eastcoast and visit not restored Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”.
Last but not least visit the beautiful beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. An interesting day is coming to an end and we bring you back to your hotel.
Picnic lunch included and park entrance included.
A local representative will meet you at hotel lobby in time to provide a shared transfer to the airport.
Fly direct from Easter Island to Santiago. Flights are subject to change based on availability, ticket rates are subject to change The flight duration is approximately 5 hours.
Depart from Santiago towards Pirque, about a 50 minute ride from Santiago, where Concha y Toro, the largest vineyard in the country, is located.
Walk through the gardens in the park and see the estate house from the outside, the summer residence of the Concha y Toro family towards the end of the 19th Century. Learn about where Concha y Toro wines come from in our Grape Variety Garden, a place with 26 varieties of wine grapes. Visit the Old Pirque vineyard with panoramic views of the Maipo valley from the vineyard’s terraces.
A wine tasting is part of your visit to the cellars, including the centenarian Casillero del Diablo, the wine legend.
Return to your hotel in Santiago at the end of this excursion.
Enjoy time at your leisure to try some of the many optional activities available to you including half day tours such as a guided tour of the city focusing on the city's culture, architecture or a panoramic tour, a visit to a local winery, or a cooking class with a local chef in his own home. If you are feeling more active, there are horseback riding and hiking tours available. For full day tour options, consider a visit to the coastal towns of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, a day at an authentic ranch (hacienda), or a day trip to the Andes to enjoy some skiing. If you would like to do something in the evening time, consider a folk dinner in Santiago where you can learn about the local cultures traditions in dance and song. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of these activities are of interest.
You will depart to the coast by Route 68, which connects Santiago with the port of Valparaíso in only 1, 5 hours, located 120 km northwest. First, you cross the Curacavi valley, with its fruit trees plantations, vineyards, little fruit markets and restaurants. Then, the Casablanca valley, a wine making area, growing in fame, shows a green landscape that captivates visitors. You will reach the magical port of Valparaiso dubbed a World Heritage site by UNESCO. You will admire Valparaíso from the hills. Through walkways and terraces you will be witness, of the wonderful natural amphitheater that frames the bay, to the history of this port-city. Stroll through narrow alleys that meander through the hills, revealing in every corner, images that deserve worthy of a picture. You will also have the opportunity to experience the old funiculars that made this picturesque city famous. After visiting typical Valparaiso you head to Viña del Mar city and visit its beaches and main attractions. At the end of you tour you will return at the hotel at 5:00pm. Funicular ride included.
Take a flight from Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires in Argentina today. The flight time is approximately 2 hours.
The Argentine National Immigration Directorate (DNM) has launched an online method of payment to enable payment of the reciprocity fee via credit card. Travellers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system. US, Australian and Canadian citizens can pay the reciprocity fee before entering Argentina by accessing the following websites: www.provinciapagos.com.ar and www.migraciones.gov.ar.
How can I pay the Reciprocity Fee Online?
1.Register at www.provinciapagos.com.ar and obtain an entry code. 2.Complete the form including personal and credit card details . This information and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM. 3.After payment is processed, print the receipt. 4.Upon arrival in Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt. 5.The receipt will be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to enable entry to Argentina.
Subject to change without notice.
A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided.
Meet your private guide and transportation at your hotel for a half-day tour of Buenos Aires including its ancient passages. The recently discovered ancient tunnels of Buenos Aires are one of the city’s best kept secrets. Depart for Plaza de Mayo, the city’s founding site and genuine starting point of Buenos Aires’ urban development. Next is trendy San Telmo, a former enclave for local aristocracy. In San Telmo you’ll get to visit one of the recently unearthed ancient subterranean tunnels, a part of a 3,000 sqm. labyrinth below the streets of San Telmo, made up of a long corridor with vaulted ceilings and display cabinets exhibiting many items and utensils recovered during the excavation. From ancient times, many myths have been created around the tunnels: people said they witnessed secret encounters, disappearances, murders or even political conspiracies.
Other areas that are included in your tour include La Boca, (which was strongly shaped by the working class Italian immigrants, with its make shift houses made from scrap materials found in local shipyards), Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires’ latest and most sophisticated neighborhood, and La Recoleta, where a short stop is made at the gorgeous Plaza San Martín, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, (the city’s second oldest church), and the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, an imposing labyrinth of ornate graves and mausoleums where some of the most important characters of Argentina’s political and cultural life (including Eva Peron) are buried. The last stop on the tour is at the area known as Palermo Woods. Next to the woods lie the splendid palaces built by the wealthy classes in the early 20th century to rival with Paris. After having gained deep insight in this culturally rich city, you will be returned to your hotel.
There are so many things to see and do in the city of Buenos Aires that you will be spoiled for choice!
Consider taking a riverboat to Tigre which llies on the Paraná Delta, English-style rowing clubs, countless marinas, humble dwellings and elegant mansions from the “Belle Époque”, such as the Tigre Club,are to be seen, as well as small pensions and upscale lodges, restaurants, teahouses and simple picnic sites.
If the outdoors are your passion, head out to a nearby "Estancia" where you can enjoy a BBQ lunch or perhaps a traditional folklore show. Or spend the day in Uruguay visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento. You can even rent a bike and enjoy the sites and sounds of BA at your leisure, from the zoo to the rose garden, it's yours to discover!
If you are interested in art, tango, cooking or exploring the cafe culture of Buenos Aires, consider a themed private tour. Just ask your Sales Consultant for more details in figuring out the most suitable options for you.
A visit to Buenos Aires would be incomplete without a tango show. Tonight, you will enjoy a Tango Show and dinner at La Esquina de Carlos Gardel! You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Tango Show, on a private vehicle with driver.
Watch as professional Tango dancers take the room by storm, whipping feet, hair, dresses and heels along the floor and enchanting the audience with the romance and heat of this dance. The Argentine Tango has drawn its influences from all regions and settings, and is famous for its intermingling of styles and fusions of world dance techniques. Embrace this authentic dance in the place where it originated, as you enjoy dinner and drinks. Enjoy the unique sexual magnetism of the Tango performed by some of the best Tango dancers and singers. Its origins are traced back to the 1880’s, and its birthplace are the suburbs: which accounts for its deep malevolent, sexual, violent and troublemaker contents. Tango is – since its origins – a vital expression mixed up with the particular form of breathing, dressing, talking, and loving of the “porteños” that creates a new style: The Tango Style. Taste the most delightful typical Argentine and international dishes, the specialty is prime beef, with the best local wines in a charming atmosphere with excellent service. A superb orchestra will make you discover the secret of the music of Buenos Aires. At the end of the evening, you will be returned to your hotel with a private vehicle and driver.
A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Buenos Aires' hotels and domestic airport or vice versa)
Relax on your direct flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking.
Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and Iguazu in the company of an English-speaking guide, and a private vehicle with a professional driver.
Experience the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls from Misiones, the area which borders Brazil. After being picked up by your English-speaking guide and private vehicle, you will be transferred to Iguassu Park to take a train to the walkways. Marvel at the Iguassu Falls as you make your way along the path system. Stop by "Devil's Throat" and get up close to the falls. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel.
This tour offers an exciting adventure within Iguazú National Park and in Lower Iguazú River. It is divided into 2 parts: firstly, the sailing on the semi-rigid boats to reach the bottom of San Martin, Bosetty, Tres Mosqueteros and Cañon de Garganta del Diablo falls and down the river rapids up to Puerto Macuco (3 kms from the Waterfalls); secondly, an 8 km ride in a special truck along the rainforest, observing the local flora and fauna with the aid of specialized guides. Feel and experience the Waterfalls in this tour! You can start this tour by boat and then walk, or the other way around.
A valid passport is required for all American and Canadian citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended your passport to be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity. In addition, all Americans and Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil. The visa must be used within 90 days of issuance; otherwise they will be refused entry into the country.
Enjoy a half day private guided tour to explore the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls. You will be picked up at your hotel and be driver over to the Brazilian National Park side of the falls, passing the Brazilian boarder. You will have the opportunity to look at some authentic Brazilian hand-made crafts, before starting the short drive through a subtropical, lush jungle growing spectacular palm trees and lianas, to the start of the Iguazu Falls Walk. When you arrive at the beginning of the path, take some time to marvel at the panoramic view of the enormous Iguazú Falls emerging in front of you, conveying their spectacular magnificence. Your personal guide will take you to the 1,200 meters long footbridge to order to experience this natural wonder from a different perspective. You will discover that these falls, although they belong to Argentina, can only be seen from the Brazilian side. Take a panoramic elevator to get an even more impressive sight of the Iguazú Falls. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.
NOTE: A Brazilian Visa is required for all travelers wishing to enjoy the Brazilian side of the falls tour - this visa is the traveler's responsibility.
Fly from Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires domestic airport. The flight duration averages at 2 hours. Note flights are subject to changes based on availability. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour.
Please note that if you have a departure flight out of Buenos Aires in the afternoon or evening you will be required to check out of your room by noon. A late check-out may be requested but is not guaranteed. The hotel will store your luggage for you until your departure transfer to the airport.
The Hotel Patio Andaluz Quito, located in the heart of historic “Quito Antiguo” and surrounded by churches, museums and national monuments, was declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1978. The Hotel is an official National Treasure and holds centuries of history within its walls. It was part of the original Solaris (original building sites) that constituted the City of San Francisco of Quito at the time of its foundation.
The magnificence and immensity of the Galapagos Islands is best experienced onboard a cruise. The 41 cabins of the Legend are structured in suite style and superior room fashion, each with a window at the bedside to soak in the surrounding water and pieces of land. Dining can take place outdoors under the stars, while feasting on a medley of Ecuadorian and international methods and spices. Later, spend the evening watching live performances of native folk dancing, or perhaps spend some private time in the library. *Please note that, though comfortable, this is one of our entry level cruises which we offer to explore the Galapagos. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if you are interested in learning more about other options that may be available*.
Conveniently located beside the Jorge Chavez Airport, Lima, the Ramada Costa del Sol is a great choice for travelers. The 130 guest rooms include mini bars and climate control. Breakfast offers a lovely range of options, with all the necessities required to start the day off. Try the hotel restaurants which feature items from across the world. Spend time using the sauna and massage services for a relaxing stay.
The Sacred Valley’s most complete hotel: a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle. On more than 8 landscaped acres, it breathes an air of tranquility and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels – most of which remain isolated in the valley, offering precious little for guests to do – it contains an extraordinary, full-service “Sacred Spa”, a domed Planetarium & Observatory for stargazing in the massive Southern Hemisphere sky, and gourmet restaurant and bar. Casa Andina organizes a wide range of activities for both families and adventures, including trekking, mountain biking, white water rafting, visits to Andean markets and Inca ruins, and ceramics, textiles, yoga and cooking classes.
The new luxury accommodations at Sumaq Hotel in Machu Picchu are remarkable, with unparalleled natural surroundings and solitude. The 60 rooms offer stunning views of the river flowing below, as well as private balconies. Enjoy high-quality toiletries and bath products. The hotel's considerate staff are willing to go to all lengths to ensure guests are pleased with their stay. Chefs whip up mouth-watering cuisine, with ingredients and methods taken from across the world. Local specialties are also available. Test out the hotel spa, or take a short walk to the train station, where more restaurants and markets are available for the guests to enjoy.
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Inca city. Built in a colonial mansion of the XVI century, it displays several paintings of the Cuzco school, colonial sculptures and carvings that transport us to the greatness of the time. The hotel has 43 rooms and suites, decorated in the traditional style of a sixteenth-century colonial mansion. Its elegant rooms, equipped with intelligent oxygen system, its gardens and its sophisticated Spa, are complemented by friendly service.
Located at the Airport of Santiago with easy access to several areas of the city, this hotel features a modern design and is equipped with the highest standards of services. The hotel offers 112 rooms distributed on five floors. All rooms have king or 2 queen beds, and flat screen tv's. Moreover, there is a restaurant, bar, room service, heated jacuzzi, 2 single saunas, parking, Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel, and seven conference rooms to accommodate up to 170 persons.
Set on a property of 1.5 ha the hotel has a panoramic view of the shoreline on one of the world’s most unique destinations. Altiplanico Rapanui is designed in the style of the traditional Rapanui boathouse, with luxurious gardens, a beautiful swimming pool viewing the sea and large open spaces to relax after encountering the seductive mysteries of the island. The deep blue of the Pacific Ocean will permeate your stay as well as the warmth of the Rapanui culture, with its music, art, history and architecture.
Situated in the exclusive area of Las Condes, in Santiago, the Atton El Bosque is perfectly placed for those who want easy access to the city. Clean and well-maintained, the 240 rooms are decorated in neutral colors with modern effects. Each room includes air conditioning and heating systems, mini bar, and internet. Dine on authentic Chilean fare, and choose from a range of international dishes. Friendly service and hospitality are one of the highlights of this hotel. Visit the business center for internet use, and try out the gym and swimming pool for a bit of a workout.
Loi Suites Recoleta is located in the most elegant area of the city, at walking distance from museums, art galleries and shopping areas, historical architecture and beautiful parks. A tropical Winter Garden with swimming pool and restaurant complete the relaxing atmosphere anyone would wish for in an upscale hotel. International cuisine is also served in La Fuente restaurant, intimate and warm.
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel is an impressive 5 Star Hotel in the middle of the subtropical jungle in touch with nature only fifteen minutes from Iguazu Falls. Surrounded by great trees, outstanding vegetation and wildlife it is situated in a promontory over the left side of the river Iguazu, only five Kilometers from Puerto Iguazu city center. The Hotel has direct access to the river though it own deck, where guests may enjoy fluvial activities.
Hotel Madero is placed in the wistful and scenic Puerto Madero area, and is a beautiful hotel to stay in while getting to know the fiery city of Buenos Aires. The 197 rooms offer a vast space in which one can relax and unwind, with great views. The culinary skills of the French chef at Madero's Red Resto & Lounge, are showcased via French specialties fused with international. Spend time at the bars, sipping on cocktails, or drop by the pool for a refreshing swim.
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic. "
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon. "
Daniel More ,
April 21, 2014
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad"
Laura Iyer ,
January 10, 2014
"We just returned last night from our Patagonia adventure and we had the time of our lives! Everything turned out perfectly. Guides were fun, on time and informative. The excursions were great for an active family and, of course, amazing. I thought after the glacier trek it can't get any better - but it kept surprising me and amazing me. My personal favorite was the horseback riding. I thought afterwards after everything we have seen the bike tour would have to be a let down - NOPE - it also was so exciting and our guide was a hoot! Meals were amazing and after so many active excursions no guilt in pigging out. I am so happy we took a little risk and went out of the way with our vacation this year. We will have this with us for a life time.
Catherine Dudley ,
January 10, 2014
"GREAT trip! We were very pleased with every aspect that Brandi set up for us including the tour of Quito and environs. Our guide spoke excellent English, the driver was courteous and we felt safe and well-informed throughout the day. We're still going through the 500+ photos that I took and the 1700+ photos that my son took. Galapagos was a fabulous trip and the Eclipse was a terrific way to navigate the islands.
Mark Dornfeld ,
November 11, 2013
"My wife and I had a wonderful trip, we really enjoyed ourselves. All the accommodations that you booked for us were exceptional and our drivers and guides were lovely. We had great weather the whole trip and only lost one activity due to high winds. As you know this is a beautiful part of the world so my camera was snapping all the time. We would definitely use your services in the future for this type of travel. Thanks for all you help and expertise........be well.....m.d."
Jack Gregory ,
November 11, 2013
I wanted to give you a little feedback on our recent trip to Peru.
In a word – EXCELLENT – especially the high quality people you work with in Peru. We have taken tours all over the world, S. Africa, France, England, Vietnam, China to name just a few, and the service we received in Peru was far beyond and of the other experiences we have had. The attention to detail was very much appreciated, picking us up at the airport, taking us back to the airport and complete, hassle free, handling of all our details truly made this a stress free experience.
Special thanks to:
-The entire reservation system and the people I came in contact with that process...every detail accounted for
-The people that looked after us in Lima
-Andre, the young man in Cusco who faithfully phoned every night just to make sure the day went well, my wife was well and that we knew what we had to do the next day.
-The Sumaq hotel in Aquas Calientes...you can tell the level of service by the details...I watched a waitress hold a high stool for a lady to prevent her from tipping backwards as she got on the stool, the lady didn’t even know the waitress did it....that’s client care.
-Especially Mariela, the tour guide in Cusco...highly knowledgeable, passionate, personable and shows great care for the people she guides.
Hainsworth Sherry ,
November 05, 2013
Clients were very impressed. Guides were amazing and accommodation was beyond expectations. They will definitely travel with you again and they have highly recommended Kensington Tours.
Hope I can work with you again the in the near future.
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