Discover Machu Picchu and Galápagos — Land & Sea Central Islands

Resort: Discover Machu Picchu and Galápagos — Land & Sea Central Islands
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Peru
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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 Galpagos island chain to see the incredible archipelago wildlife in the company of an expert naturalist guide. In the evenings, return to the comfortable Queen to reflect on the days adventure under a canopy of stars. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms.

Itineraries

Day 1
Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2
LimaUrubamba

Board an early flight to Cusco then on to the Sacred Valley to visit the Ccaccaccollo community and Planeterra-sponsored Women’s Weaving Co-op, explore the Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.

Day 3
Urubamba

Visit the pre-Incan salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Ollantaytambo and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional Pachamanca-style meal of local specialities.

Day 4
UrubambaAguas Calientes

Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with option to visit the market.

Day 5
Aguas CalientesCusco

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 6
Cusco

Explore Cusco’s historic streets, museums and local markets. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Day 7
CuscoLima

Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru’s bustling capital.

Day 8
LimaQuito

Fly to Quito. Flight is unescorted and included in the price of the tour.

Day 9
QuitoPuerto Baquerizo Moreno

Early morning, fly to San Cristbal. Meet the CEO and transfer to the hotel for a first night’s stay in the Galpagos Islands. Following lunch, begin exploring San Cristbal visiting Laguna El Junco, the only freshwater lake in the islands. After, visit the Interpretation Centre to learn about the history of the islands, explore the paths near the centre for beautiful views.

Day 10
San Cristbal Island

Before transferring to the boat, visit Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado to see giant tortoises.

Day 11
South PlazaNorth Seymour

Morning landing at South Plaza, home to the largest population of land iguanas, for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies.

Day 12
Chinese HatBachas Beach

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to the beach on Las Bachas. In the afternoon, relax on the beach or swim in the crystal waters.

Day 13
Puerto AyoraQuito

Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation to see the giant Galpagos tortoises before the flight back to Quito.

Day 14
Quito

Depart at any time.

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