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Galapagos Islands to Machu Picchu - 12 Days Start your vacation in the wondrous Islands of the Galapagos. Now offering a land-based itinerary that gives you 5 days/4 nights to hop between 3 different islands. Sleep in a comfortable bed and enjoy gourmet meals. Small groups travel by boat between islands with stops for snorkeling and visits to observe wildlife, including marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, penguins, sea lions, giant tortoises and much more. Snorkeling equipment and meals included.

Brief itinerary  
Arrive to Ecuador Overnight in Quito or Guayaquil 1 night
Fly to galapagos Islands 5 Days 4 nights
Fly back to Ecuador Quito or Guayaquil 1 night
Fly to Lima & conexion to Cusco 1 night
Cusco to Machupicchu 4 nights
 
Next, you'll fly to Lima and a conexion flight to the city of Cusco. Discover the culture and heritage of the Andean mountains. Here you will explore local sites, including Korikancha, Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley on your way to the mystical citadel of Machu Picchu. Includes private, guided tour of the ruins and time to wander at your own pace.

Our tours are small and intimate to give you the meaningful experiences that will make your travel special. We use local services and support cottage industries. Hotels are comfortable, often family-owned and include private baths with hot water and linens. Peruvian buffet breakfasts are included in the Peru portion of your trip. Licensed guides speak english and offer cultural insights to enhance your experiences.

       
Day 1  
Arrive Quito or Guayaquil, Ecuador where we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for the night.  
Day2  
Ecuador to Galapagos Islands. After your Andean breakfast feast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Baltra, Galapagos Island. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you across the Island of Santa Cruz to your comfortable lodge and a luncheon. Snorkel with sea lions, sting rays and baby reef sharks in the shallow, emerald waters of Tortuga Bay, then witness the nesting site of the famous marine iguanas. Welcome cocktail, dinner
 
Day 3  
Santa Cruz Island to Floreana Island. Breakfast 8 am. Depart on Tortoise Quest Tour with a trip to the lavish, lush green "Los Gemelos" (The Twins), two enormous collapsed lava chambers - an awe-inspiring visual reminder of the power of nature. Afterwards, we visit a 600-acre private reserve where the giant Galapagos tortoises freely roam, graze and sleep
 

After visiting the tortoises, we'll take a 5-minute ride to the entrance of a 450 meter (1350 feet) illuminated lava tunnel. Stalagmites, stalactites, sulfur and mineral colored walls all await you on this uniquely Galapagos experience.

 
Return to your lodge for lunch. 2:00 PM departure for Floreana Island. Sailing time is 1.5 - 2 hours
Visit to "Luz del Dia" (Light of Day) Cove, where you will see penguins and sea lions on the steep, rocky shore and rays and tropical fish beneath the crystal-clear waters. Arriving on the dock, be greeted by amazing ruby red and turquoise colored Floreana marine iguanas
7:30 PM Check in to private cabins and BBQ dinner in home of a local family
Day4  
Floreana Island to Isabela Island. Breakfast 8:00 AM. Open-air bus will transport you to the highlands of Floreana for a lesson in local history, like no other. Walk up to see the Asilo de la Paz (Peace Asylum) an artisan spring that attracted pirates, whalers and later settlers to Floreana. See the Cueva de los Piratas (Pirate's Cave) where pirates carved temporary shelter out of the soft stone. Cerro Pajas (Bird Hill) truly lives up to its name with a multitude of Floreana Finches. Visit a tortoise reserve where you can watch many of the giant tortoises up close and personal
 
Departure at 11:00 AM for Isabela Island. Sailing time is 1.5 - 2 hours.
MID-DAY: Weather and tides permitted, as we approach Isabela by sea, we will cruise by Isla Tortuga loaded with frigates, blue-footed boobies and other birds that live by the sea
 

Arrive in Isabela between 12:30 and 1:00 PM to a port with stunning green and turquoise waters so clear, you can see sea turtles, sea lions and penguins as though looking through glass. Check-in to sea-side lodge for lunch. 2:30 PM departure to Las Tintoreras and Bay Tour.

Walk through a jagged 'AA' lava field, passing abundant colonies of marine iguanas, to see a small canal full of resting white-tipped reef sharks. The black, treacherous lava field, the emerald green sea, the forest green mangrove and the cloud-capped volcanoes of Isla Isabela is the sort of afternoon backdrop you will not soon forget.

Once you return to the dock, you can snorkel in the warm, shallow bay surrounded by mangrove, for an opportunity to see white-tipped reef sharks, sea lions, penguins and more. Relax, Dinner 7:00 PM
Day 5  

Breakfast. 8:00 AM. Our tour begins with a drive out of town along the most beautiful, white sand, palm lined beach in all of Galapagos, Long Beach. This beach, straight from the cover of a travel magazine, stretches on for 3 kilometers before the National Park where we walk up the trail for astounding views from the top of Cerro Orchilla.

Visit the "Muro de Las Lagrimas" (Wall of Tears), a unique backbreaking-contruction built by prisoners of a penal colony centuries ago. The path to the Wall of Tears is abundant with lava lizards, the males are larger and striped and the females red-throated.

 

On your way back to town, you will visit a breeding center for the giant Galapagos Tortoises and the only place to view the rare, remaining flat-backed (so-called 'tabletop' shells) Galapagos tortoises, many of which still bear the scars of volcanic activity from Sierra Negra.

11:00 AM, depart Isabela for Santa Cruz. Sailing time is 1.5 - 2 hours. Arrive in Puerto Ayora 12:30-1:00 PM.

Check in at lodge for lunch. Depart 3:00 PM for guided tour of the fascinating Charles Darwin Research Station.After the Darwin Station, there will be some free time to shop for souvenirs or browse the shops along Charles Darwin Avenue. Dinner 7:00 PM at the Lodge

 
Day 6  

Depart 3 hours before your flight in order to arrive back at the Baltra Airport the requested 1.5 hours before your flight.

Transfer and guide included from the hotel to the airport. Upon arrival in Ecuador, we will meet you and transport you to your hotel to enjoy dinner in Quito or Guayaquil at restaurant of your choice

 
Day7  
Following breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Lima, Peru. After clearing customs, you will board your domestic flight to Cusco where your guide will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Once settled and if time permits, you will enjoy a walking tour of Cusco followed by dinner in the restaurant of your choice
 
day 8  
You continue your exploration of the complex urban center of the Incan empire and visit the famous stonework of Sacsayhuaman, the amphitheater of Qenco, the spring-shrine of Tambomachay and the fortress of Pukapukara above the city center. Back to Cusco for dinner and overnight.
 
Day 9    
Your day starts with the usual Peruvian buffet breakfast before we start our van ride to explore the Sacred Valley. We'll visit an artisan market and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before stopping at Maras to see the terraced salt ponds, where each pond is owned by a different family and a stop at Moray, the ancient experimental agricultural center, before we arrive at our hotel in Ollantaytambo. Dinner will be in a local restaurant
 
Day 10    
Our day begins with a stop at the ruins of Ollantaytambo before we board the train. The two-hour ride follows the Urubamba River through several micro-climate zones and we arrive in Aguas Calientes, where we catch a bus to travel up the switch-backs to the entry of the Machu Picchu National Park. Your guide assists you into the park and escorts you through the ruins while telling amazing stories about the history and lore of the plants, animals and culture that once inhabited the sacred space. You'll have time to wander alone before you make your way back to the buses and return to Cusco for the night.
 
Day 11    
The morning will be free before we transfer you to the Cusco airport where our services conclude. You will fly to Lima for international flight connections. Assistance with additional services in Lima is available upon request
 
       
       
Included   Not included
  • All airport transfers and hotels during transfers
  • All accommodations in comfortable 3* or 4* hotels based on dbl occupancy (upgrades available)
  • All meals while in the Galapagos Islands and breakfasts in Peru.
  • All land transportation including taxis, buses, vans & trains.
  • All entry fees to all the places listed EXCEPT the entry fees to the Galapagos Islands - $100 & $10
  • English-speaking, licensed guides
 
  • International and Domestic flights - You will need to book the following flights:
    One way from your home to Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil)

Ecuador to Baltra, Galapagos Islands (Round Trip can be booked by us)
Baltra to Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil)

Ecuador to Lima (One Way)

Lima to Cusco (Round Trip)
Cusco to Lima

Lima to Home or other destination (One Way)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
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