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Discover Machu Picchu and Galápagos - Land & Sea Central Islands

14 days, Lima to Quito

The mighty Galapagos hawk rests on a boulder in Ecuador
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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 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 to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms.

14 days

Lima to Quito

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Trip Code: SPGL07GA

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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 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 to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

14 days

Lima to Quito

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SPGL07GA

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Itinerary

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Lima/Cusco

Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit| Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes

Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Cusco

Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Cusco/Lima

Head to the airport and fly back to Lima.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Lima/Quito

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Early morning, fly to San Cristóbal. Meet the CEO and transfer to the hotel for a first night's stay in the Galápagos Islands. Following lunch, begin exploring San Cristóbal 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10San Cristóbal Island

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

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11South Plaza/North 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Chinese Hat/Bachas 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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Puerto Ayora/Quito

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Arrival transfer
  • Sacred Valley tour (2 days) including Ollantaytambo, Moray and Pisac ruins, pre-Incan salt pans, visit to the G Adventures-supported Women's Weaving Co-op in a local village and lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village
  • Traditional Pachamanca-style dinner
  • Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Queen (3 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Queen
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Centre (Santa Cruz Island)
  • All landings, excursions, and transportation
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits aboard the Queen
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Upgraded hotels (10 nts), aboard the Queen in twin-share, double cabins, or suite (3 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD385-500 for meals not included.

Transportation

Public bus, train, plane, walking, Motorized catamaran (the Queen), panga.

Staff & experts

G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

Departures

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Discover Machu Picchu and Galápagos - Land & Sea Central Islands

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