Enjoy a Galapagos islands cruise then head into the mountains of Peru for a Machu Picchu Tour. One of our most popular tours combining two of South America’s top attractions.
|Day 1||Arrive in Guayaquil|
|Day 2||Fly to Galapagos Islands|
|Day 3||Galapagos Islands Cruise|
|Day 4||Galapagos Islands|
|Day 5||Galapagos Islands|
|Day 8||Cusco Tour|
|Day 9||The Sacred Valley|
|Day 10||Machu Picchu Tour|
|Day 11||Machu Picchu|
|Day 13||Fly home|
Arrive into Guayaquil; the largest city in Ecuador. Private transport to your hotel.
Fly to the Galapagos Islands and transfer to your boat. Excursions begin the same day.
Price, itinerary and excursions will vary depending on your choice of vessel. Ask us about the different options available for your travel dates.
Typical activities on your Galapagos islands cruise typically include;
– Swimming on pristine beaches with sea lions
– Walking through woods with giant tortoises
– Snorkelling to get a closer look at sharks and tropical fish
Say goodbye to the Galapagos and fly to Guayaquil; Ecuador’s busy and exciting biggest city.
Fly to Lima for your Cusco connection. Watch out for the snow capped Andes as you head high into the mountains. In Cusco we will pick you up and take you to your city centre hotel.
On your tour of the highlights of Cusco you will see the incredible blend of Inca and Colonial history played out in every street. Visit Koricancha; the Inca temple once covered in gold, the huge stones of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and Cusco Cathedral; one of the most spectacular in all the Americas.
The Sacred Valley is a beautiful green valley surrounded by towering snow capped mountains. The valley retains a lot of local traditions and in the busy Pisac market you can see many local crafts on sale and locals in their colourful traditional clothes. Spend the whole day discovering this fascinating area including lunch in a pretty riverside setting.
Travel by train through spectacular gorges to visit Machu Picchu. We give you a fully guided tour of the ruins to enable you to appreciate the skill and symbolism of the sanctuary. You then have time alone to explore as you wish or just enjoy the breathtaking views.
Visiting Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime experience so why rush it? This second visit to the site gives you the chance to climb Huayna Picchu for spectacular views of Machu Picchu. Travel by train back to Cusco so you can enjoy your final night in this exciting and varied city.
We’ll pick you up in Lima and take you to your city centre hotel near some of the best dining and shopping in Peru.
We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices for both hotels and Galapagos cruise boats,
This popular hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, spa with hydromassage a gym and 4 restaurants.
A characterful colonial style hotel along one of Quito’s most interesting streets.
1920s grandeur and colonial architecture combine in this converted family mansion. It overlooks a plaza in the heart of the colonial district.
The hotel is in Miraflores, a modern, safe area on the coast with shops, excellent restaurants and all amenities close by.
Miraflores Park is in a privileged location on the cliffs above the ocean.
A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.
This is a welcome sanctuary after the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes.
Stunning views over the Urubamba river.
Add a trek to Machu Picchu or ask about shorter day hikes available both in Peru and Ecuador
For a contrasting nature experience add on the Amazon. You can access it from both Ecuador and Peru.
There are many options for Galapagos cruises ranging from 3 to 14 night cruises. We feel that 7 nights is optimum, and 3 a little too short as it is a long way to go. We can talk you through what is available for your travel dates, and also talk you through the different types of vessels.
From the UK fly via Europe. In May 2016 there will be direct flights between London and Lima with BA.
From the US you can start in either Guayaquil or Quito.
This trip can be done in reverse depending on what works best for your international flights.