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Peru and Galapagos

✓  14-day Group Tour of Peru & The Galápagos
✓  Max Group Size: 16
✓  From £4,499 per person

Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands are on the bucket list of most travellers, and rightly so. These are two of the most iconic, unique and truly outstanding destinations, not only in Latin America but in the world. In our Peru & Galapagos escorted small group tour you will be able to tick off both of these incredible destinations in a two-week, once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Peru and on to the wildlife wonderland of the Galapagos Islands.

You will travel through the historical cities and the stunning landscapes of the land of the Incas and will end your Peruvian adventure in the mystical Machu Picchu. Here we have included two entrances for you, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to really explore this wonderful citadel!

Following one last night in the fascinating city of Cusco, you will fly to the Ecuadorian capital where you will spend two nights before catching a short flight to the Galapagos – the land of evolution. These islands are one of the world’s true last wildernesses and a visit here might just make you think differently about the world. They are a true paradise, where wildlife is abundant, roams freely, and is blissfully unaffected by human tourists. Spending your nights in the beautiful Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands, you will enjoy plenty of opportunities for up-close encounters with the islands’ endemic species, witness some of their moon-like landscapes and travel by boat to explore nearby islands. This is an opportunity to fully discover the Galapagos and to enjoy not only their natural riches, but also to witness how the humans living here coexist in harmony with nature, in this fragile and world-famous ecosystem. 

Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

Quick Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 - Lima
Days 3 & 4 - Sacred Valley
Day 5 - Machu Picchu
Days 6 & 7 - Cusco
Days 8 & 9 - Quito
Days 10 - 13 - Galapagos
Day 14 - Depart Galapagos

Inclusions

  • Make Your Day Individual on days 2 & 9
  • Domestic flights in economy class
  • 3* and 4* charming accommodation
  • Tour Leader in each country, plus expert local guides
  • All entrance fees and excursions as stated
  • Galapagos Ingala card
  • Meals as stated
  • All transport

Itinerary

14-day Tour of Peru & The Galápagos  |  Max Group Size: 16  |  Price from £4,499 per person

Day 1 – Lima

Arrive in the bustling Peruvian capital where you will spend the first night in the trendy Miraflores district. 

Arawi Hotel


Day 2 –  Lima - Make Your Day Individual

On this day, you'll have the opportunity to choose one of these three activities, to experience this incredible place in just the way you want.

Cultural Experience - Lima City Tour

Take a guided journey through the history of Lima and explore the capital’s main sights including the beautiful square and cathedral. 

Gastronomic Experience - Lima Foodie Tour

The most representative flavours of Peruvian cuisine will be waiting for you as you embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure. Begin your journey in a typical Peruvian market and end the tour by preparing and enjoying some popular local dishes.

Active Experience – Art & Culture Bike Tour

Explore Lima on a bike tour and visit cultural hotspots such as the bohemian district of Barranco, birthplace of distinguished artists and known for its colourful buildings and street art.

Arawi Hotel – Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 – Lima to Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley, visiting a weaving centre and working farm at Awanacancha en-route. Here, you can witness locals practicing traditional weaving techniques, and you will also be able to see llama, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos.

Sonesta Posada Del Inca Yucay Hotel – Meals: Breakfast


Day 4 – Sacred Valley

Spend a full day exploring the Sacred Valley. Visit the archaeological site of Moray, which features concentric terraces, the Maras salt mines and the Inca complex of Ollantaytambo, strategically located on top of a mountain and one of the largest in Peru.

Sonesta Posada Del Inca Yucay Hotel – Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 – Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Today will be an early start that culminates in the highlight you have been waiting for. Following a train and a bus ride, you will reach Machu Picchu, where you will enjoy a guided tour before having lunch in the charming Aguas Calientes, followed by a free afternoon to explore at your own pace.

Hotel Inkaterra El Mapi  – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 6 – Machu Picchu to Cusco

For another chance to visit Machu Picchu we have included a second entry to  the citadel. You can enjoy your morning visit at your own speed, so you may choose to stay in the area, or hike to the Sun Gate. You will take the train back to Cusco in the early afternoon. 

Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada  – Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 – Cusco

The old Inca capital will inspire you with its beautifully preserved colonial centre and Inca ruins. Enjoy a half day tour of the city and visit San Pedro market, Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult centre of the Sun God, and the impressive Sacsayhuamán fortress on the city’s outskirts.

Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada – Meals: Breakfast


Days 8 & 9 – Quito - Make Your Day Individual (Day 9)

Fly to Quito, via Lima, for two nights in Ecuador’s beautiful colonial capital city.

The next day, you'll have the opportunity to choose one of these three activities, to experience this incredible place in just the way you want.

Cultural Experience - Quito Colonial Centre

Beautiful Quito is a city of rich history and narrow cobblestone street lined with whitewashed walls and, rising above, the steeples and cupolas of its many spectacularly decorated churches. This walking tour is the best way to discover the charm and beauty of the capital.

Adventure Experience - Quito Teleferico

Quito lies at around 2,800 metres but if you want to go higher to enjoy stunning views of the city ride the Teleferico up to over 4,000 metres for an unforgettable experience and unique picture moments. 

Unique Experience – Intiñan Museum on the Equator

Enjoy this unique experience of a visit the Intiñan Museum, known as the Museum of Equinoctial Solar Culture, where you will learn about the history of Ecuadorian ancestral peoples and you can carry out various experiments to demonstrate that you are on the true equator.

Hotel Casona de la Ronda – Meals: Breakfast


Days 10 & 11 – Isabela, Galapagos Islands

Fly to Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos, and transfer to Santa Cruz Island for a visit to the highlands. Here you have opportunities to spot endemic birds such as Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Doves and Cattle Egret, as well as admiring Giant Tortoises roaming in the wild.

After your excursion, you will take a speedboat to Isabela Island for a 2-night stay.  The largest island in the archipelago, Isabela offers not only a wealth of different wildlife species but also some of the most dramatic landscapes.

The next day, be ready for one of the most unforgettable days as you will spend it exploring Isabela’s highlands. Hike up to the crater of the Sierra Negra Volcano followed by a trek along the rim of Volcan Chico. The otherworldly landscapes will appear to be utterly desolate, however, you will encounter plenty of wildlife and enjoy amazing views of Isabela and its neighbouring islands. A deserved relaxing break on the beaches of Puerto Villamil will await at the end of the day. 

Albemarle Hotel - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Days 12 & 13 – Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

This morning take a tour of Tintoreras, a small islet off the south of Isabela. Here you may spot white-tipped sharks, sea lions, turtles, rays and penguins, and enjoy a snorkelling opportunity in the bay.

Take the speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island and visit the renowned Charles Darwin Research Centre, where Galapagos' most important conservation projects are carried out.

Your accommodation for the next two nights is in a unique property with raised safari tents and treehouses, in a privileged elevated position in the highlands with fantastic views.

The next day, embark a comfortable motor yacht and enjoy an excursion to one of the nearby islands. The expert crew will welcome you aboard and a knowledgeable naturalist guide will offer deep insights into the natural history of the islands. Depending on which island you visit, there will be opportunities to spot a wealth of wildlife such as Sea Lions, Galapagos Penguins, Blue-footed Boobies and Frigate Birds. 

Galapagos Magic - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 14 – Depart Galapagos

Your tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos has come to an end. In the morning you will catch a flight to mainland Ecuador to connect with your onward flight.  

Meals: Breakfast


Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

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