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The Enchanted Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu


Island hopping and an archaeological wonder
13 days starting at $6,079/Person
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Why you'll love this Galapagos & Machu Picchu tour!

With this adventure to Ecuador and Peru, you’ll experience the diverse, endemic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands before exploring the authentic Inca highlights of Peru. 7-nights on your Galapagos vessel is spectacular, the wildlife you’ll see in the Galapagos is spell-binding, the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley and Cusco are awe-inspiring for both history buffs and casual visitors and experiencing the World Wonder of Machu Picchu at sunrise is out of this world.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:
  • Choose any date, all tours have daily departures
  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations
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13 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Itinerary
1
Days 1-8

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

  • 8 day luxury cruise around the Galapagos Islands on board a first-class vessel.
  • Incredible photo opportunities with the near-tame wildlife of the Galapagos.
  • Expert guide helping you to explore Charles Darwin’s Enchanted Isles.

The Galapagos Islands acted as inspiration for Darwin and is likely to do the same for you. Adorable seals, lethargic turtles, spectacular Blue-Footed boobies and nonchalant sharks and rays reside in the archipelago, characterized by lava fields, volcanic craters, lagoons, white sandy beaches and azure waters. We work with you hand-in-hand to select just the right luxurious vessel for you from a range of catamarans and yachts that will take you from island to island, to discover new worlds and species. Keeping in mind that there are a number of Galapagos experiences ranging from 4 to 8 days, we’ll guide you to make sure the experience is personalized and suitable to your tastes that will make it near impossible for you to exaggerate the sheer wonder of exploring the Galapagos Islands.

8 day luxury cruise around the Galapagos Islands on board a first-class vessel. Incredible photo opportunities with the near-tame wildlife of the Galapagos. Expert guide helping you to explore Charles Darwin’s Enchanted Isles.

The Galapagos Islands acted as inspiration for Darwin and is ...

2
Days 8-9

LIMA

  • Visit the new Turtle Breeding Center on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.
  • Travel from the wildlife rich Galapagos Islands to explore Peru and the Inca Empire.
  • Catch a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s flight to Cusco.

Before leaving the Galapagos Islands and its wildlife residents behind you, you’ll visit the Galapaguera Turtle Breeding Center to learn about the conservation methods as well as meet some of the slow moving residents. As most flights don’t arrive into Lima until the evening, you’ll stay near to the airport so you’ll have an easy and stress-free morning the next day as you simply cross over to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Visit the new Turtle Breeding Center on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos. Travel from the wildlife rich Galapagos Islands to explore Peru and the Inca Empire. Catch a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s flight to Cusco.

Before leaving the Galapagos Islands and its wildlife ...

3
Days 9-10

CUSCO

  • Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman.
  • Explore Cusco’s authentic museums, Inca ruins, unique shops & enchanting streets.
  • Taste the best Peruvian ‘fusion’ cuisine in the heart of the Inca Capital.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral to the Inca Citadel of Sacsayhuaman and all the secret stops in between, Cusco is just ripe with historical stops and archaeological sites. The Inca capital is also home to a number of incredible restaurants and romantic bars that will keep you entertained all night. You’ll have an extra day in Cusco towards the end of the tour to explore Cusco and its surroundings on your own.

Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman. Explore Cusco’s authentic museums, Inca ruins, unique shops & enchanting streets. Taste the best Peruvian ‘fusion’ cuisine in the heart of the Inca Capital.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral ...

4
Days 10-11

THE SACRED VALLEY

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: impressive terraces, local communities & Inca sites.
  • Peruvian Paso horse demonstration groomed and bred at Wayra Ranch.
  • Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride to the foot of Machu Picchu.

Explore the unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology of this mystical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Andes. The days are filled to the brim with unforgettable views and cultural strongholds, but you can take everything at a leisurely pace! In addition to Inca ruins, you’ll see locals work the looms to produce those iconic textiles, visit Peru’s liveliest artisans’ market and enjoy a couple of gourmet meals along the way.

Inca past meets Peru’s present: impressive terraces, local communities & Inca sites. Peruvian Paso horse demonstration groomed and bred at Wayra Ranch. Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride to the foot of Machu Picchu.

Explore the unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology of this ...

5
Days 11-12

MACHU PICCHU

  • The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu!
  • Full day private guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.  
  • Exclusive entrance & aerial view from a mountain peak above Machu Picchu.

Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu in one of the quietest hours of the day. You’ll have this profound experience almost entirely to yourself, before hiking to the peak of one of the two limited entrance mountains surrounding Machu Picchu for an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the Inca city. Your private guide will provide you with all the facts, figures and legends while making sure you avoid the crowds to get the most from this once in a lifetime experience.

The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu! Full day private guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.   Exclusive entrance & aerial view from a mountain peak above Machu Picchu.

Watch the sun rise over Machu ...

6
Days 12-13

CUSCO

  • Ride the 1st Class Vistadome train back through the Sacred Valley to Cusco.
  • Free day to explore Cusco’s main plaza, cobbled streets and surroundings.
  • Give local gastronomic delights such as cuy (guinea pig) a try in Cusco.

Having explored Cusco in more detail earlier on in the tour, you’ll now be able to enjoy the city’s beauty and vibrancy on your own. Many visitors even like to add an extra day in Cusco to give them more time to soak up the atmosphere, shop for high-quality alpaca garments and taste some of the local delicacies in Cusco’s top restaurants.

Ride the 1st Class Vistadome train back through the Sacred Valley to Cusco. Free day to explore Cusco’s main plaza, cobbled streets and surroundings. Give local gastronomic delights such as cuy (guinea pig) a try in Cusco.

Having explored Cusco in more detail ...

Exceptional Experiences in Galapagos & Machu Picchu

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. We always aim to offer our tour packages with as little impact with the culture, by using shared transportation and/or private “like a local” excursions using public transportation. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Hotels & Pricing

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

Option 1: Comfort
$7,599 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$8,069 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$9,049 /person
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