Lima, june 2005


16-Day Tailored Explorations of Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Quito and the Galapagos

Lima, PERU --- Two of South America's premier tourism companies' are teaming up to create an exciting 16-day adventure: a custom tour including Colonial and modern Lima, Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, historical and modern Cusco, the traditional Pisac Sunday market, orchid tours, Andean sauna and massage and a Galapagos cruise on the luxury expedition vessel, the Eclipse.

The Best of Both Worlds package (7 nights in Peru; 7 nights on the Eclipse; 1 night in Quito) combines the creative resources of Inkaterra, Peru's leading organization in environmental conservation achieved through sustainable tourism, and Ocean Adventures, owners and operators of the Eclipse, the Galapagos Islands' finest boutique expedition vessel.

Guests are pampered in Peru at the peaceful Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, where comfort and Andean style help to transform a traditional exploration of the ruins of Machu Picchu into an authentic Royal Inca Retreat.

Travelers will then fly from Quito to Baltra Island in the Galapagos to board the Eclipse. During the 7-night expedition aboard the ship, guests will journey through a once-in-a-lifetime experience that inspired Charles Darwin to write "On the Origin of the Species" in 1859.

Whether snorkeling with sea lions, watching a blue-footed booby feed its young, following a giant tortoise through the forest, bird-watching or hiking, the adventure on the state-of-the-art Eclipse will surpass all expectations.

Other highlights of the trip include: visits to the spectacular village of Moray, near Cusco, known for its circular terraces; the open-air salt mines at Maras; the Sacred Valley of the Incas; and sightseeing tours of historic and modern Lima and Quito. Meals are scheduled at the best restaurants, such as Café Inkaterra, Rosa Nautica and MAP Café.

To know more about the Best of Both Worlds, visit or, email us to, call (51-1) 610-0400 or toll free from US and Canada 1800 442 5042.