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Galapagos Cruise & Machu Picchu Tour

Galapagos Cruise & Machu Picchu Tour

This 11-day Galapagos and Machu Picchu tour allows you to experience the two leading destinations of South America in one seamless and comfortable tour. Explore the wildlife-paradise of the Galapagos Islands in a private luxury boat, visiting natural and geographical wonders. Then immerse yourself in the incredible Incan heartland of Peru, visiting Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu citadel – the lost city of the Incas.

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We'll blend your desires with expert, local knowledge to design a seamless, private tour.

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We'll greet you at the airport and be by your side every step of the way, making room for spontaneity as you go.

11 DAYS

Starting from $6,990 per person

Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A tour of key sites of the Galapagos Islands on a luxury boat, with your every need catered for.
  • A visit to Dragon Hill to watch land iguanas in their natural habitat.
  • Visit Rábida Island with its red beaches, flamingos and finches.
  • Learn about the archipelago’s geology on the tiny island of Sombrero Chino.
  • Discover Genovesa Island, often called Bird Island for its abundance of avian species, including boobies and great frigates. You will also encounter playful sea lions. 
  • A morning at Bartolome Island where you’ll take in lunar-like craters, volcanic cones and lava fields.
  • An afternoon exploring the still-active volcanic island of Santiago, one of the best places for observing fur seals in the Galapagos.
  • Explore the lush forest highlands of Santa Cruz, and visit lava tunnels and enormous sink holes.
  • A free day to relax, acclimatize to the altitude and explore Cuzco, the one-time capital of the Incan Empire.
  • Take a guided private tour of Cuzco, with stops at Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex, Koricancha, an important Incan temple, and Cuzco’s Cathedral.
  • Journey through the breath-taking scenery of the Sacred Valley, with stops at the agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Mara, and the ruins of Ollantaytambo.
  • Uncover the secrets of Machu Picchu on a private guided tour then take time to explore on your own. You can hike to the top of Huayna Picchu for a bird’s eye view of the ruins.
  • An optional private tour of Lima’s main attractions. You will visit the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery, Lima's historic colonial squares, and the waterfront district Miraflores.

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Sample Itinerary

Welcome to Ecuador. You will be greeted at the airport by our representatives and taken to your Guayaquil hotel to settle in and prepare for your flight to the Galapagos the following morning.

During your last day in the Galapagos, explore the highlands of Santa Cruz where the scenery changes dramatically to lush forest. You'll have the opportunity to explore a lava tunnel and see enormous crater-like sink holes. Your cruise ends with a transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, Peru. Upon your arrival at the Lima airport you will be greeted and driven to your hotel.

Travelling from Lima to Cuzco, you will have ascended from sea level to 11,500 feet. On your first day, you will be free to relax and acclimatize to the altitude. If you're feeling up to it, the city center is pedestrian-friendly and makes for a great stroll. We’re happy to recommend the city's best options for dining and shopping, depending on your interests and preferences.

Discover the city of Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire, on a private guided tour. You'll visit Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex with impressive stonework, Koricancha, one of the most important Incan temples (the walls were once actually coated in gold!), and Cuzco's Cathedral where you'll learn about the Cuzco school of art.

Journey through the breath-taking scenery of the Sacred Valley. Your tour through this Incan agricultural heartland will include visits to the ancient circular agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Maras, and the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. Departing from Ollantaytambo, enjoy a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to the town of Machu Picchu where you will stay in your hotel at Aguas Calientes.

Uncover the secrets of Machu Picchu during a guided tour of this Incan citadel. You'll visit the most important parts of the ruins to learn how and why they were constructed. After the tour, you'll have time to further explore the ruins or sit back and soak up the magic of Machu Picchu. You can also hike to the top of Huayna Picchu for a mesmerising view of the ruins. The steep path takes about an hour and a half to ascend. Journey by train from Machu Picchu town, through the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at the train station you will be met and transferred to your Cuzco hotel.

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima. (Optional recommended excursion) Depending on the time of your international flight out a private tour of Lima's key sites can be arranged. You will visit the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, Lima's historic colonial squares, and the picturesque waterfront district Miraflores.

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