From (AUD)$15,995
Days25
Airfares included
Embark on a unique adventure through the awe-inspiring marvels of South America and Cuba. Be astonished by the incredible works of the Incas and their ancient capital, Machu Picchu. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin in the nature-rich Galapagos Islands. Step back in time in the colourful, UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns of Cuba.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Classic Car, Coach, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras
Explore the many incredible sites of Cusco, including Sacsayhuaman, Koricancha and the streets of Barrio de San Blas.
Enjoy a magical day travelling through the Sacred Valley to the legendary Lost city of the Incas - Machu Picchu!
Spend four magical nights discovering the wildlife of the incredible Galapagos Islands.
Stop at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, where the failed US military invasion took place in 1961.

Special Experiences

Enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig, at a local chicheria.
We fly to the amazing Galapagos Islands, one of the world's best destinations for viewing wildlife. We'll enjoy lunch at a heritage property amongst the giant tortoises once we arrive.
Step back in time to the 60s and discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour this morning.
Visit a tobacco field and drying house to learn more about the production of cigars before lunch with some locals.
Cruise through Old Havana's Malecon and Revolution Square districts by classic car.

Itinerary Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts.
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
    Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life.
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • Explore the patchwork of salt pans at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before visiting the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu!
  • Feel the magic of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu on an in-depth guided tour and enjoy some time to explore the ruins at your own pace.
  • Spend the night in a nature retreat in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo. Continue to Cusco by road, stopping at Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration.
  • Explore the San Pedro Market and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the 17th century Cathedral in Cuzco and Koricancha (Temple of the Sun)

Guayaquil

  • Take a panoramic tour of Guayaquil including Parque de las Iguanas, Malecon 2000, City hall and the Simon Bolivar and San Martin Monuments.

Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on the Galapagos Islands

  • Spend four magical nights discovering the wildlife of the incredible Galapagos Islands. Enjoy lunch among the giant tortoises, visit uninhabited islands and witness the unique animals and birds that call this archipelago home - blue-footed boobys, frigate birds, iguanas, sea lions and brilliant coloured crabs!

Step back in time in colonial Cuba

  • Discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour.
  • Visit a tobacco field and drying house at the Hector Luis Prito Cigar Farm, and observe famous Cuban cigars being rolled.
  • Experience lunch Cuban-style at Finca Agrologic, a typical 'Paladar', with a local Cuban family.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views over the Viñales valley from the Los Jazmines lookout point en route to Las Terrazas.
  • Stop at the infamous Bay of Pigs, where the failed US Military invasion of 1961 was undertaken and explore the museum.
  • Enjoy a city tour of charming Cienfuegos, the 'Pearl of the South'. See the historic town-centre, Teatro Tomas Terry, the Main Square, Malecon and Prado.
  • Cruise to the end of Cienfuegos Bay and visit Jagua Fortress, erected by King Philip V of Spain to protect the bay from pirates.
  • Stop at picturesque El Nicho Waterfalls, take a guided walk to Salto El Nicho and enjoy some free time for swimming.
  • Experience Cuban life at a traditional Casa homestay in Trinidad.
  • Get a taste for the Cuban spirit and spend an evening at famous 'Casa de la Trova' in Trinidad.
  • Take a city tour of Trinidad, one of Cuba's most enchanting cities, including the Museum of Romance and a visit to the Canchanchara bar to try its namesake cocktail.
  • Drive through the rows of sugarcane fields in the Valle de los Ingenios and visit the Manaca Iznaga tower for amazing views over the valley.
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara, the monument of the blinded train and the historic centre in Santa Clara.
  • Tour the sights of 'New Havana' including Hamel Island, Fusterland & Fort of Havana.
  • Tour timeless Havana by classic car including Malecon and Plaza de la Revolucion.

Not Included

  • INGALA Galapagos Visitor Card Fee - $20pp US
  • Galapagos National Park Fee - $100pp US

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South America and the USA. Taxes included
  • 5 economy-class flights within the South America
  • Economy-class flight from South America to Cuba
  • Economy-class flight from Cuba to USA
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 19 nights in 3-4½ star hotels
  • 2 nights in Casa homestay in Trinidad
  • 1 night stay at the 4½ star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat, Aguas Calientes

Meals

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  • 22 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour directors (based on minimum of 8 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in South & Central America click here.

Accommodation Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos

Accommodation

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe

Peru flag Lima

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe is located in the trendy Lima neighborhood of Miraflores. Within walking distance of the Larcomar oceanfront entertainment, dining and shopping complex, as well as Las Pizzas Street, the Miraflores Central Mark and Kennedy Park, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring the Peruvian capital from. The hotel boasts a rooftop outdoor pool with poolside bar and terrace, a fitness centre, a restaurant and bar/lounge. Comfortable guest rooms feature modern conveniences and amenities such as soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, coffee makers and ironing boards.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Pakaritampu

Peru flag Sacred Valley

The name Pakaritampu derives from the Quechua words 'pakari' meaning dawn and 'tampu' meaning home. Pakaritampu Hotel is located in the Sacred Valley in the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, just 2 minutes from the train station with direct connection to Machu Picchu. The town of Ollantaytambo is the starting point of the Inca Trail, a beautiful place that also offers various tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

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Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel

Peru flag Machu Picchu

An intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in a sprawling Andean-style village within 12 acres of secluded exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable whitewashed casitas nestled into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Savor a cup of tea by a crackling fire in the hotel reception lounge and discover the indulgences, amenities and excursions that await you.

Facilities: wifi; outdoor swimming pool

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Novotel

Peru flag Cusco

The Novotel in Cusco is ideally located in the historic city centre close to the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral. This hotel is housed in a renovated 16th century building with spacious modern rooms and hosts an atmospheric restaurant and bar in an atrium at the centre of the hotel.

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

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Wyndham Hotel

Ecuador flag Guayaquil

The Wyndham Guayaquil is a modern hotel that overlooks the Rio Babhayo. It is located just metres from the historic Santa Ana Hill and only a couple of kilometres from the Museo Antropologico y de Arte Contemporaneo. 

The hotel features a rooftop pool, spa and fitness centre as well as a restaurant serving Ecuadorian and international cuisine and a fabulous lobby bar. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor pool

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Hotel Fiesta

Ecuador flag Santa Cruz Island

Occupying a cluster of quaint, low-rise buildings, this laid-back hotel is a 6-minute walk from both the ocean and the harbour, 2 km from the Charles Darwin Research Station and 3 km from the wildlife at Tortuga Bay. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a relaxed bar, and vibrant restaurant with a wood-panelled ceiling.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Galapagos Sunset Hotel

Ecuador flag Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Offering a sun terrace and views of the sea, Galapagos Sunset Hotel is situated in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in the San Cristobal Island Region. It is surrounded by major restaurants, travel agencies, souvenir shops and less than 10 minutes from the airport of San Cristobal Island.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; pool

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Iberostar Parque Central

Cuba flag Havana

The Iberostar Parque Central Hotel is located in the heart of Havana and close to iconic sites such as the Capitol Building, the Paseo del Prado and the Havana Pier. Its rooms are decorated in a cosy, classic style and are distributed among two buildings connected by an enclosed walkway, a unique feature of the hotel. If you'd like to dine in the hotel, you can choose from 3 dining options - the Buffet Restaurant specialising in local and international cuisine, an Italian restaurant or the Steakhouse. Relax in one of the bars where you can sip on an ice-cold mojito or a hot Cuban-style coffee, they also have a cigar lounge. After a day's sightseeing you can take a dip in the stunning rooftop pool which provides an amazing view of the city below.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; outdoor swimming pool

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Hotel Moka

Cuba flag Las Terrazas

Hotel Moka is set amid the forested hills of Las Terrazas, 49 miles west of Havana. The design is contemporary Spanish-colonial and features a multi-tiered atrium lobby built around a large lime tree - its branches disappear through the skylight. Some of the rooms even have trees growing through their balconies and ceilings. Each room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows with French doors leading onto a terra-cotta tiled balcony with a spectacular view of the forest. Hotel Moka also has a restaurant, bar, and a lovely swimming pool surrounded by trees.

Facilities: air-conditioning; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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La Union Hotel

Cuba flag Cienfuegos

Located in the heart of the city of Cienfuegos, La Union Hotel combines the charm of its neoclassical architectural structure and colonial surroundings with modern facilities. Originally a colonial mansion built in 1869, it features marble pillars, antique furniture, two inner patios, a pool, bar, restaurant and a great roof top terrace offering delightful views of the town below. It's also just a short stroll from Parque Jose Marti in downtown Cienfuegos.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Casa Zenia Wanda

Cuba flag Trinidad

The recently renovated Casa Zenia-Wanda offers you a fantastic local Cuban experience. Located a short distance from the centre of town it provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore and discover Trinidad.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

With a large influx of new visitors from across the globe travelling to Cuba it has meant that hotel options in some locations have become limited due to lack of infrastructure. One such destination is the beautiful colonial city of Trinidad, where it can be very difficult to confirm hotels in the downtown area.

To ensure that our groups get the best out of their time here we use a number of smaller hotels or ‘Casa Privada Stays’ that will give you first-hand experience of Cuban life. The casa’s are part of a Government managed program and have been inspected and provided permits by Government officers, ensuring their suitability.  Each room has private bathroom facilities, air-conditioning and fans. The casa’s have 2 to 6 rooms and a private room or central patio where meals such as breakfast are served. They are essentially the Cuban equivalent to a B&B!
 
 

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Information Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

 

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
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twin share
Status    
24 Jul 20
17 Aug 20
$15,995
Available
18 Sep 20
12 Oct 20
$16,295
Available
13 Nov 20
07 Dec 20
$16,295
Available

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $325pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $1,325
Single Supplement
From $3,150
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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