With a seven-day luxury cruise and intimate Incan adventure, this two-week luxury tour will celebrate the very best of the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. Red-footed boobies may hop before your eyes, a once lost city will emerge from the mountainous mist, and penguins and seals can swarm alongside your kayak. Expect to get closer and to discover two magnificent South American realms.
Quito – The World Heritage City
Quito is a delightful old city. Colorful houses line cobbled streets, impressing a faraway time, and church domes glisten beneath the Ecuadorian sun. By entering churches, you will find fables of gold and luxury beyond comprehension. Regardless, out on the old squares, there is a laid-back and low-key atmosphere to the city. After being greeted at the airport, you will be transferred to a heritage hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage city center. A guided afternoon stroll will reveal the city’s magnificent history, and there are some excellent restaurants to try as well.
San Cristobal – Giant Tortoises
Genovesa – Galapagos Bird Experiences
Santiago – Sea Lions, Fur Seals, and More
Isabela – Wildlife Wonders
Isabela – Luxury Galapagos Cruise
Santa Cruz – Animal Experiences
Lima – Ecuador for Peru
Urubamba Valley – The Sacred Valley
Urubamba Valley – Incan Histories
Machu Picchu – Wonders of Machu Picchu
Cusco – Sunrise at Machu Picchu
Cusco – The Old Incan Capital
Cusco – Departure
- Wander above Machu Picchu at sunrise and admire how the Lost City emerges from mist
- Explore the best of the Galapagos Islands on a seven-day cruise to eight different volcanic islands
- Discover the wonders of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which will be a perfect introduction to your two days at Machu Picchu
- Uncover magnificent Galapagos marine life, including penguins, turtles, rays, sharks, seals, and sea lions
- Wander through Machu Picchu with a historian guide to discover the secrets to an ancient civilization
- Be amazed by Galapagos birds as you explore nesting sites and learn the surreal behaviors of unique species
- Marvel at the old Incan capital by spending 48 hours in Cusco, which is a magnificent city for concluding your two weeks in Ecuador and Peru
- Understand the secrets to evolution by discovering many of the islands’ rare land animals, including marine iguanas
The Galapagos and Machu Picchu are two South American destinations that defy descriptions. One reveals the natural realm in all its glory, and the other showcases cultural heritage in its most unapologetic form. You can combine them both on this two-week tour to Galapagos and Machu Picchu. This tour includes a seven-day island cruise and six days of being immersed in the Incan realm. Expertly customized, these two weeks provide the ultimate experiences with two South American icons.
After flying to Quito, you will spend seven days cruising through the Galapagos Islands on a small boat that visits at least two wildlife sites each day. First, you will explore the remarkable birdlife, including red-footed and blue-footed boobies, and Darwin’s finches. The middle of the cruise will reveal stunning marine life on land and water. Sea lions and penguins will be among your intimate encounters. Then, there will be marine iguanas, various giant iguanas, and tortoises to complete your wildlife experience on Galapagos. The seven-day cruise will visit different parts of the archipelago so that you can fully understand its volcanic history and how the wildlife came to be.
After a night in Lima, you will spend five days amid old Incan mysteries. Salt flats and indigenous markets will reveal what has been left behind in the Sacred Valley of the Incas before two days at Machu Picchu immerses you in the Lost City. First, you will tour the site with a historian guide to discover some of its secrets and intricacies. Then, you will spend the night next to the old city and return the following morning for sunrise and the roving mist. You will then discover Cusco, which is a once-proud Incan capital that became a major Spanish colonial city. Lastly, you will complete your journey of one of our planet’s greatest cultural histories.
$10,495 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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