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Machu Picchu and Galapagos

14 Days / 13 Nights

    • Lima
    • Cuzco
    • Machu Pichu
    • Quito, Ecuador
    • Otavalo
    • Galapagos Islands

Second Sunrise Visit to the Lost City | Discover the Colonial Majestry of Quito | Visit Andean Markets | Frolic through a Rose Farm | Shop at a Farmer's Market | Explore the Galapagos with our Expert Naturalist | 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Wonders of the world truly come alive when you combine a Machu Picchu and Galapagos getaway. Imagine a complete Machu Picchu experience — with a second sunrise visit to this archeological wonder and all of the artifacts discovered by Hiram Bingham. Visit the Galapagos aboard luxury yacht La Pinta that takes you to the shores of Ecuador’s most unique landscapes, complete with an upper deck stateroom and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the beauty of the islands onboard.
Our expert native guide will give you a unique insider's perspective throughout your journey, and make the wonders of these captivating destinations come to life. 
Accomodations and Deck Plan for La Pinta:

La Pinta Galapagos yacht cruise luxury
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Day 1

On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the 5-star JW Marriott Hotel, overlooking the Pacific from a striking cliff-top setting in the vibrant city-center district of Miraflores. Settle in to your oceanview room and take the rest of this day to relax and enjoy as you wish.


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Day 2

Explore Lima’s Colonial past and lively Barranco. Enjoy a tour and welcome dinner at the Larco Herrera Museum.

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

Cuzco Streets Peru
Day 3

Today you'll fly to Cuzco and begin by exploring the city's colonial landmarks. At the Casa Concha Museum, you’ll see the Machu Picchu artifacts that were returned by Yale University 100 years after their excavation. Overnight in a specially oxygenated room at the JW Marriott.

Meals | Breakfast

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Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Day 4

Inspiring scenery highlights your rail journey to Machu Picchu with Yaki, our expert native guide. Tour the Lost City as she illuminates the history of the Inca. Retreat to the enchanting Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Machu Picchu / Cuzco
Day 5
Arise at our resort in the shadow of the Lost City and ascend for an unforgettable experience as the sun casts its early rays upon the site. Return to Cuzco by train and settle in to your specially oxygenated room at the 5-star JW Marriott.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 6

Yaki, our expert native guide, will show you the city’s colonial highlights, including the Temple of the Sun and Sacsayhuaman. Gain deep insight into Andean traditions at the Almudena Cemetery and San Pedro Market.

Meals | Breakfast

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Day 7

Fly to Quito in Ecuador and transfer to Plaza Grande, our 15-suite botique hotel in the historic heart of town. Tour the colonial district and delight in an elegant dinner at Belle Epoque, overlooking Plaza de la Independencia.

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 8

Journey along the Avenue of Volcanoes to the highland town of Otavalo. At the town’s famed Indian Market, you’ll see locals in traditional garb who are here to sell their finely made crafts. Visit a family-run rose farm and enjoy lunch at an authentic Hacienda. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 9
Your tour of this World Heritage city begins with its colonial-era landmarks. Meet the owners of a family-run millinery that has produced fine Panama hats for generations and visit Chez Tiff, a boutique chocolate shop that makes confections from local cocoa, herbs and fruits. 

Meals | Breakfast

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Day 10
Fly to Baltra Island and travel into the Santa Cruz highlands, home to giant Galapagos tortoises. In Puerto Ayora, you’ll board our deluxe expedition ship La Pinta. Enjoy dinner and a briefing with our shipboard naturalists.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Eden Islet / Chinese Hat Islet
Day 11

A morning excursion in our panga boats is a great way to observe the Nazca and blue-footed boobies that nest on the shores of Eden Islet. Reef sharks and frigatebirds also inhabit the area. After lunch, go ashore on Chinese Hat Islet, home to marine iguanas, sea lions and penguins.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 12
Ascend Bartolomé Island for sweeping views and venture by panga boat around Pinnacle Rock. In the afternoon, explore Sullivan Bay, famous for its sinuous Pahoehoe lava formations. The beach here is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 13

Genovesa is celebrated for its diverse birdlife including red-footed boobies, yellow-crowned herons, and lava gulls. In the morning, your guided nature walk winds along the trails at Darwin Bay. After lunch, you’ll explore Prince Philip’s Steps, lava cliffs that provide habitat for Nazca boobies, storm petrels and the elusive short-eared owl.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Adios Ecuador
Day 14

Disembark for your included flight to Guayaquil or Quito where you'll connect to your homeward flight.

Meals | Breakfast

Activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

JW Marriott Hotel Lima

Standing upon the grand cliffs in the Miraflores district, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from every room. Its prime location, spectacular view and personalized service make this hotel magnificently suited for all travelers. The hotel offers 300 elegant guest rooms and is home to some of the city's most stylish dining.

JW Marriott Hotel Cuzco

Located in the city’s historical center, the luxurious JW Marriott Hotel Cuzco combines the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site with modern comfort. Built around the excavated ruins of an Inca village, history-seekers will find Peruvian cultural artifacts in the hotel’s two exhibition halls. Its 160 rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and an oxygen system (in select room categories).  The hotel features resort-like amenities including a Cusco restaurant with excellent Peruvian cuisine, a bar and a full-service spa offering a relaxation heated pool, sauna, steam room and treatments inspired by ancient techniques.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Nestled in a private mountainside refuge deep in the lush Andean cloud forest, the cozy and beautifully scenic Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel offers guests a unique location from which to explore the surrounding environment.  The Inkaterra Pueblo provides its guests with a number of deluxe amenities, including 85 rooms, a UNU spa with Andean sauna, a boutique, Main Dining Room, café, reading room, and spring water pond.

Plaza Grande Hotel Quito

The Hotel Plaza Grande rises above Quito's central square, known as the Plaza de la Independencia. It was one of the first hotels ever constructed in the capital, and has been extensively renovated and remodeled to become the finest boutique hotel in the city. It is the ideal place from which to explore the wonders of this timeless city.

Oro Verde Hotel - Guayaquil, Ecuador

Complimentary wireless Internet access and a full-service spa are just some of the great things you'll find at Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil. Staying here, you will be near Malecon 2000, Banco Pichincha Monumental Stadium and Centennial Park. Moreover, Simon Bolivar Statue and Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral are close to the hotel.

La Pinta

The stylish 24-cabin La Pinta is a deluxe and intimate yacht-style cruiser, the only Galapagos vessel with floor-to-ceiling windows in every stateroom! Enjoy wonderful meals with your fellow guests in the congenial single-seating dining room, an inviting lounge with panoramic windows and a fitness room. The ship also offers complimentary wifi and snorkeling gear, and comes with its own sea kayaks and a glass-bottom boat.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge - Machu Picchu, Peru

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left. Sit out on a terrace and savour Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge’s own plot: this delightful hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.

  • Exclusively escorted sightseeing

  • Expert native guides

  • Naturalist guided shore excursions

  • 4-nights in an outside stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows aboard our deluxe expedition ship, the 24-cabin La Pinta

  • 9 nights in our 5-star hotels and resorts including oxygenated rooms in Cuzco

  •  28 meals, including 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners

  • Small group size, never more than 16 guests

  • All on-tour transportation including all airport tranfsers and 5 internal flights

  • Port charges, National Park fee and the required Galapagos Transit Control Card

  • Luggage handling, all hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees for your 5 included flights

  • 24-hour emergency customer service hotline

*Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

Machu Picchu and Galapagos
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
Aug 11 – Aug 24, 2018$9,599   
Sep 8 – Sep 21, 2018$9,599   
Sep 22 – Oct 5, 2018$9,599   
Oct 6 – Oct 19, 2018$9,599   
Jan 26 – Feb 8, 2019$9,999   
Feb 23 – Mar 8, 2019$9,999   
Mar 23 – Apr 5, 2019$9,999   
May 4 – May 17, 2019$9,999   
May 18 – May 31, 2019$9,999   
Jun 29 – Jul 12, 2019$9,999   
Jul 27 – Aug 9, 2019$9,999   
Aug 10 – Aug 23, 2019$9,999   
Sep 7 – Sep 20, 2019$9,999   
Sep 21 – Oct 4, 2019$9,999   
Oct 5 – Oct 18, 2019$9,999   
Oct 19 – Nov 1, 2019$9,999   
Nov 2 – Nov 15, 2019$9,999   

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing for 2018 departure dates, add $4000. For single-occupancy pricing for 2019 departure dates, add $4800.

SAVE $600 per couple + $300 solo on this tour when you pay-in-full at the time of booking.

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