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Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands Tour

Tour two of South America’s most spectacular sights in one trip

Enjoy world class cuisine and museums in Lima, then renew your sense of wonder exploring lost Incan cities and contemporary Peruvian culture. Finally, spend a week exploring the Galapagos Islands on an intimate yacht, discovering scenery and wildlife found nowhere else in the world.

12-15 days from $5,260

  • Includes accommodations at first class hotels that reflect the best of local culture
  • Includes excursions and tours with superb private guides
  • Includes cruise on your choice of premiere small vessels
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Itinerary at a Glance

  • Lima - 1 night: renowned cuisine and world class museums
  • Sacred Valley - 1 night: Andean life and ancient ruins
  • Machu Picchu - 1 night: explore with a private guide
  • Cusco - 2 nights: spend time in the former Incan capital
  • Quito - 2 nights: walk the streets of this colonial city
  • Galapagos - 3 to 7 nights: take a small ship expedition cruise through the Enchanted Isles

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1


Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

With a contemporary design and an ideal location, the flagship Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores offers 148 luxury rooms and suites. Peruvian-owned, the hotel manages to be sophisticated, first class, and modern while also exhibiting local charm. Amenities include a heated pool, modern gym, and an outstanding location in the heart of Lima’s main commercial and cultural area. Several of the city’s top restaurants are within walking distance.

Upgrades Available: Hotel B, Miraflores Park Hotel, and others
Miraflores Lima, Peru

Arrive to Lima, former capital of the Spanish empire in the Americas, and transfer to your first class hotel in the Miraflores district, Lima’s main cultural and commercial district. This is a great area for strolling around and is home to many of Lima’s best restaurants.

Private tours of Lima or visits to any of Lima’s museums can be arranged; we can also arrange culinary tours focusing on Peru’s increasingly renowned cuisine or art tours for those with special interests.

Day 2

Sacred Valley of the Incas / Chincheros / Ollantaytambo


Hotel Sol y Luna

Hotel Sol y Luna

The Hotel Sol y Luna is located in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, not far from the town of Urubamba. Peruvian art adorns each of the first class, comfortable adobe cottages, whose terraces offer spectacular views of the mountains. A place that does things the right way, this hotel has long been among our traveler favorites due to the superb accommodations, location, and service. There are also two outstanding restaurants, and beautiful horses that can be taken out into the surrounding mountains on horseback riding excursions.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Fly over the Andes to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire.  When you land in Cusco you will be met at the airport by a local representative who will transport you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a long fertile river valley surrounded by snow capped peaks that lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Visit remarkable Incan sites and small towns at Pisac, and stop for a lunch at a great small restaurant founded by a renowned local chef.  Your private guide will be there to help you make the most of the entire experience.

Day 3

Machu Picchu


Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

This hotel sits on its own 12 secluded acres in Aguas Calientes, the town located at the base of Machu Picchu. The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is ideally located, a short walk to the train station and the shuttles that take visitors to the ruins. Guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one- or two-story whitewashed casitas. This hotel is a traveler favorite, blending into the natural environment, with outstanding service, great design, and a first-class restaurant with views of the rushing Vilcanota River.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Machu Picchu

Travel by train to Machu Picchu, one of South America’s most iconic sites.

Visit this remarkable site with a private guide, enjoy lunch at the famous Sanctuary Lodge, and then have the chance to explore the ruins on your own before returning to your hotel in Aguas Calientes. (Your hotel in Aguas Calientes is one of the most highly regarded in South America.)

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Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary

  • Add a few nights in the Peruvian Amazon, easily accessible from Cusco, or the Ecuadorian Amazon, a short flight from Quito.

  • Add extra days in Lima, Cusco, or Quito: All three are worth exploring on your own, and we can arrange a variety of activities, including city tours, culinary excursions, visits to ruins and historical sites, and active options such as hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

  • Visit some of the highlights of mainland Ecuador, including local markets, volcanoes, the cloud forest, and historic haciendas.

  • Take part in a Pachamanca, a traditional Andean cooking ceremony on the shores of Peru’s Lake Piuray.

  • Hike to Machu Picchu: Get off the train at Kilometer 104 to walk the last four to six hours along the famous Inca trail. Or see our Inca Trail to Machu Picchu itinerary for information about hiking the whole trail over several days.

  • Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.

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