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Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu


9 days starting at $3,099/Person

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This fully customizable itinerary takes you face to face with the natural diversity of the Galapagos Islands and the authentic highlights of Peru’s Inca Empire. Your luxurious Galapagos vessel transports you through the spectacular world of the Galapagos Islands, exploring its mind-blowing wildlife before taking in the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley and Cusco which are perfect for both history buffs and casual visitors. To top off this unique adventure you’ll experience the breath-taking sunrise at the World Wonder of Machu Picchu.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Sunrise at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Mountains

Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Tour

Vistadome Train

Dinner in Cusco

9 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer ruins? More wildlife? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-4

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

  • 4 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.

Days 4-5

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.

Days 5-6

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.

Days 6-7

THE SACRED VALLEY

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: impressive terraces, local communities & Inca sites.
  • Lunch at a spectacular ranch overlooking the Sacred Valley with an award-winning Peruvian Paso Horse Show.
  • 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.

Days 7-8

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.

Days 8-9

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.

Galapagos Cruise and Machu Picchu Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$3,779 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$4,199 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$5,099 /person
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Looking for a Group Experience
We have small group tours with daily departures for 8-15 people, with private guides and transfers dedicated to each group. Group tours save around 20% per person compared to individual private trips! Just tell us when you want to depart, what you want to see, and we’ll make sure you join in on the adventure!
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