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Incas & islands: Machu Picchu & Galapagos tour

14 days from £7,425pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore the vibrant former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

  • Get up close to the fearless Galapagos wildlife.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Cuzco.

  • On arrival in Cuzco, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city and acclimatising to the altitude.

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of Cuzco and the surrounding Inca ruins.

  • Full day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the impressive ruins at Písac and Ollantaytambo as well as a colourful market. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

  • Take the train to Machu Picchu, where you will have a guided tour of the ancient Inca citadel.

  • Free day to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace. In the afternoon return to Cuzco by train.

  • Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Quito via Lima. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel.

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Here you will be met by a representative of your boat who will take you to your awaiting vessel. Enjoy afternoon excursions in the Galapagos.

  • Today you'll explore Santiago (James) Island, starting with Buccaneer's Cove, a hiding place for passing pirates and sailors in the 18th and 19th centuries. The cliffs here are clustered with seabirds. In the afternoon, you'll take a moderate guided walk, keeping a lookout for marine iguanas and sea lion colonies.

  • Today your first stop is at Rábida (Jervis) Island, known for its iron-rich reddish beaches. Here you can snorkel, take short strolls along the beach, and visit a brackish lagoon where flamingos gather. Look out for marine iguanas, mockingbirds and Darwin's finches. In the afternoon you'll hike to the summit of Bartolomé Island before having a chance to take a glass-bottomed boat trip. Galapagos penguins are often seen here.

  • A day in Genovesa, a remote northerly island swarming with birds such as storm petrels, frigate birds and Nazca boobies. You'll climb to the top of the cliffs via the Prince Phillip Steps and take a short guided walk. In the afternoon, there's an optional walk over slightly more demanding terrain.

  • Excursions in the Galapagos Islands followed by disembarkation and flight back to the Ecuadorian mainland.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Cuzco
 
Sacred Valley
 
Machu Picchu
 
Lima
 
Quito
 
The Galapagos Islands
 
Guayaquil
 

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