Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour

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.

Highlights

  • See extraordinary wildlife close up on a Galapagos Islands tour
  • Swim with turtles, sea lions and sharks.
  • Immerse yourself in history and culture in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Explore magnificent Inca ruins at your own pace in your free time after your Machu Picchu Tour
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 6 Guayaquil
Day 7 Cusco
Day 8 Cusco Tour
Day 9 The Sacred Valley
Day 10 Machu Picchu Tour
Day 11 Machu Picchu
Day 12 Lima
Day 13 Fly home
Full Itinerary

Included

  • Accommodation with breakfasts. Plus all meals during cruise.
  • Flights within South America
  • All tours, land transportation and entry fees apart from Galapagos park entry fee and migration card (US$120).

Not included

  • International flights to and from Latin America. The price and schedule vary, we can quote a flight inclusive price according to your travel dates.

Itinerary - Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour

Day 1. Arrive in Guayaquil

Arrive into Guayaquil; the largest city in Ecuador. Private transport to your hotel.

Day 2. Fly to Galapagos Islands

Fly to the Galapagos Islands and transfer to your boat. Excursions begin the same day.

Day 3. Galapagos Islands Cruise

Price, itinerary and excursions will vary depending on your choice of vessel. Ask us about the different options available for your travel dates.

Day 4. Galapagos Islands

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

Day 5. Galapagos Islands
Day 6. Guayaquil

Say goodbye to the Galapagos and fly to Guayaquil; Ecuador’s busy and exciting biggest city.

Day 7. Cusco

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.

Day 8. Cusco Tour

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.

Day 9. The Sacred Valley

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.

Day 10. Machu Picchu Tour

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.

Day 11. Machu Picchu

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.

Day 12. Lima

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.

Day 13. Fly home

Transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Accommodation - Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour

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,

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Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil

This popular hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, spa with hydromassage a gym and 4 restaurants.

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A characterful colonial style hotel along one of Quito’s most interesting streets.

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1920s grandeur and colonial architecture combine in this converted family mansion. It overlooks a plaza in the heart of the colonial district.

El Tambo Lima

The hotel is in Miraflores, a modern, safe area on the coast with shops, excellent restaurants and all amenities close by.

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Miraflores Park is in a privileged location on the cliffs above the ocean.

El Mercado Cusco

A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.

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Machu Picchu Pueblo Machu Picchu

This is a welcome sanctuary after the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes.

Hatun Inti Machu Picchu

Stunning views over the Urubamba river.

Expert Lowdown - Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour

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.

Flight Information - Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour

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.

13 days from $5440 pp

plus international flights

Stephanie

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