Experience two wonders of the ancient world on one comprehensive trip full of culture, discovery and exploration. Begin in the “Lost City of the Incas” – the ideal place to unleash your inner historian – and journey through majestic ruins and local villages bursting with culture, with an optional one-day hike up the Inca Trail. Then set off for the Galápagos island chain to see the incredible archipelago wildlife in the company of an expert naturalist guide. In the evenings, return to the comfortable Queen of Galápagos to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms.
Arrival transfer on Day 1. Sacred Valley tour (2-day) including Ollantaytambo, Moray and Pisac ruins, pre-Incan salt pans, visit to the Planeterra-supported Women’s Weaving Co-op in a local village and lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village. Traditional Pachamanca-style dinner. Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu. 3 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Queen of Galápagos. Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands. All meals aboard the Queen of Galápagos. Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide. All landings, excursions, and transportation. Snorkelling equipment. Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD250-350 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra. You must pay a USD10 Transit Control Card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galápagos park entry fee immediately upon arrival to the Islands (subject to increase).)
Comfort hotels (9 nts), Queen of Galápagos motorized yacht (3 nts, twin-share cabins).
Public bus, train, plane, walking, Queen of Galápagos motorized catamaran, Zodiac.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout while in Peru (Days 1-8). Local guides. Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12