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Galapagos Cruise and the Inca Trail


Island hopping and hiking to Machu Picchu
13 days starting at $4,579/Person
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Why you'll love this tour!

Sail around the spectacular Galapagos Islands before hiking the famous Inca Trail to the World Wonder of Machu Picchu as you take in the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and the authentic highlights of Peru on this adventure. Visiting the Galapagos Islands alone would be one of the most rewarding and unforgettable travel experiences as you sail from island to island discovering Charles Darwin’s living laboratory. Coupled with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu you will be lost for words as you arrive at the other-worldly site of Machu Picchu at sunrise. You’ll take in the beauty of the Sacred Valley and the Inca Capital of Cusco which is an equally rewarding experience for both history buffs and casual visitors.

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 1-5

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

  • 5 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.

5 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 5-6

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 journey to the Sacred Valley.

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 before continuing your journey to the Sacred Valley.

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 journey to the Sacred Valley.

Before leaving the Galapagos Islands and ...

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Days 6-8

THE SACRED VALLEY

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: Tour the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces.
  • Peruvian Paso horse demonstration groomed and bred at Wayra Ranch.
  • Visit vibrant traditional markets and see highly-skilled local weavers in action.

Begin your trip by exploring 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: Tour the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces. Peruvian Paso horse demonstration groomed and bred at Wayra Ranch. Visit vibrant traditional markets and see highly-skilled local weavers in action.

Begin your trip by exploring the unfathomable scenery, history ...

4
Days 8-11

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

  • Walk in the historic footsteps of the Inca on the famous trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.  
  • Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride through the Sacred Valley to Cusco.

26 miles, three mountain passes and a maximum altitude of 14,000 ft. lie between you and the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu as you depart on what is one of the most unforgettable travel adventures. Having hiked through stunning cloud forests, slept out under the stars and admired the scenery of the Sacred Valley, you’ll be rewarded with watching 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, as you soak in the fruits of your labor. Throughout the Inca Trail and at Machu Picchu, your 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.

Walk in the historic footsteps of the Inca on the famous trail to Machu Picchu. Sunrise at Machu Picchu guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.   Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride through the Sacred Valley to Cusco.

26 miles, ...

5
Days 11-13

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 of Cusco’s local Peruvian fusion cuisine at our favored restaurants.

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. Many visitors like to add an extra day in Cusco to give them more time to soak up the atmosphere.

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 of Cusco’s local Peruvian fusion cuisine at our favored restaurants.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral ...

Sustainable & Shared Experiences

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. 

Shared Hotels & Pricing

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

Option 1: Comfort
$5,639 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$6,529 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$8,199 /person
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Concerns about traveling during COVID-19?
At Class Adventure Travel, the safety and health of our team and travelers is our top priority. Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central and South America have been confirmed, but are significantly fewer (aside from Brazil) than other regions and countries across the globe. Due to the recent pandemic, we have been redefined many of our travel itineraries and operational measures to help bring peace of mind while traveling with us in Latin America. The above tour packages can be organized with private transportation and a personal guide, to allow for social distancing while exploring destinations with our team. We are here for you. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do reach out so we can make sure your answers and mind are left at ease.

Any trip can be cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to arrival, if COVID-19 related.

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What our travelers are saying

David & Apryl Imboden
from the United States to Peru
Dear CAT, Thanks so much for an incredible time in Peru. The service that you provided during our private tour was amazing. The guides were knowledgeable, the hotels were above the level we expected and everything that was included was more than we could have imagined. We loved traveling along the coast and of course Machu Picchu was a greater highlight than any pictures can do justice. Sincerely, David and Apryl Imboden, Orange, CA
Andrew & Debra Lee
from the United States to Argentina, Brazil & Peru
Hi Sarah, We had a wonderful time and it was a great trip overall! Could not have had the experience that we did without your help - no regrets at all in booking with CAT! (I have already forwarded a link to your website to a co-worker who is interested in traveling to South America in the future). Thanks for all of your and Alex’s help in making our trip a memorable one! Regards, Andrew
Angela Willis & Son
from the United States to Brazil & Peru
Sarah, The vacation to Brazil and Peru was great! All of the guides were good, but Luiz and Fernando were exceptional! Both of them went out of their way to accommodate us and make our trip special. Pascuale was also very good, he certainly knows his way around Machu Picchu. I would recommend this trip to anyone! The hotels were wonderful as well. We even enjoyed the Andean Wings. I found the staff to be welcoming and the hotel quaint. The Sonesta Posada was a real stand out. Thanks again for your help in putting everything together. We had a great time! Angela
Annalena Burbridge
from the United States to Argentina
Dear CAT Travel, We had a most wonderful time in Argentina. Working with Marcos was a real joy.  He proved to be very helpful and knowledgeable about his product and services.  All the transfers were executed punctually with friendly and professional staff.  The tours for the most part were excellent, depending on the guide, their overall knowledge, delivery and fluency in the English language. The hotels were all very clean, comfortable, and for the most part in good locations in respect to the center of town.  I can honestly say that it was a once in a lifetime trip and our best travel experience. It is a really wonderful travel destination, we loved, loved,loved Argentina! Annalena Burbridge
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