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Galapagos & Machu Picchu

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Escorted tour

Small groups with a maximum of 16 guests and a tour guide.

Tour Overview

New for 2019! Join us on this incredible escorted journey as we follow the footsteps of Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands and immerse ourselves in the Inca culture and civilisation in Peru.

Witness the breath taking bio diversity of the Galapagos Islands, home to the highest number of endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Swim with the sea lions; snorkel with white-tipped reef sharks, marine turtles and penguins; observe the Galapagos Giant Tortoise in the wild and observe the volcanic landscape on Bartolome Island.

Peru is a country with some of the most spectacular and varied scenery in South America. We will explore the wonderful sights and culture of the Sacred Valley and learn about the traditional customs and ancestral weaving techniques of an indigenous community. From the Sacred Valley we will board the Vistadome train to the legendary ‘Lost City of the Inca’s’; more well known as Machu Picchu. The tour ends with a memorable visit to Cuzco – The capital city of the ancient Inca civilisation. Cuzco is a showcase of several different cultures, Pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial and Republican thus providing us with a huge variety of ruins, temples, churches and mansions, all making this an unforgettable destination.

Highlights
Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley Weavers

Route Map

Galapagos & Machu Picchu Route Map

Itinerary

DAY 1
Australia / New Zealand - Santiago - Guayaquil

On arrival in Guayaquil you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2
Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport and fly to Baltra, Galapagos Islands. Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to observe the Giant Galapagos Tortoises in the wild and the lava tunnels.  Visit the Charles Darwin Research centre before your overnight at Puerto Ayora.

Breakfast,
DAY 3
Puerto Ayora

Navigate to Bartolome Island, to observe the volcanic landscape.  Afternoon hike before snorkelling the coral beaches to observe the marine turtles, sea lions, fish and penguins.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Santa Cruz Island - Isabela Island

Ferry transfer to Isabela Island.  Aftenoon visit to Flamingo Lagoon to observe the fauna.

Breakfast
DAY 5
Isabela Island

) Speedboat to “Los Tuneles”, tunnels formed by lava in the sea, where you can snorkel and discover the abundant marine life such as sharks, penguins sea lions, boobies and manta rays.

Breakfast
DAY 6
Isabela Island - Quito - Lima

Morning ferry to Santa Cruz for your flight to Quito.  Flight to Lima.  On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 7
Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Morning sightseeing tour of Lima visiting the sites of colonial and modern Lima. Transfer to the airport, fly to Cuzco. On arrival transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Breakfast
DAY 8
Sacred Valley

Explore the Sacred Valley and learn about the traditional customs and ancestral weaving techniques in the indigenous town of Chinchero. Continue to Moray, an impressive Inca agricultural research facility and finish at the Ollantaytambo fortress.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Start your two-day trip to the unforgettable ruins of Machu Picchu with a wonderful train journey, followed by a comprehensive tour through the beautiful forgotten citadel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10
Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Morning free to explore the ruins at your own pace. Afternoon train back to Cuzco.

 

Breakfast
DAY 11
Cuzco

Half day city tour of some of the most iconic sites in and around Cuzco including the Cathedral, Q’oricancha (the temple of the sun) and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

Breakfast
DAY 12
Cuzco - Lima - Santiago

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago.

Breakfast
DAY 13
Santiago - Australia / New Zealand

Fly back home.

Breakfast
DAY 14
Arrive in Australia / New Zealand

Tour Inclusions

  • Flights ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/AKL in economy class
  • All internal flights based on LATAM air-pass
  • Accommodation in Tourist superior/First class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (11 breakfast, 4 Lunches, 1 dinner)
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guides
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • Meeting service and airport transfers
  • Local English speaking tour escort (minimum 10 people booked)
  • Galapagos Park entrance fee
  • Any items not listed in the inclusions and the itinerary

Tour Exclusions

  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges (approx $960 pp)
  • Tips
  • Any items not listed in the inclusions or mentioned in the itinerary

Tour Dates

Tour Pricing

Single
Twin/Double
Galapagos & Machu Picchu
$9,658
$7,875

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