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Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

Incas & islands: Machu Picchu & Galapagos tour

12 days from $13,600pp

Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
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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 colorful markets of the Sacred Valley.

Price includes:

  • Domestic flights in destination
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival in Cuzco, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city and acclimatizing 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 colorful 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. The Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre will be your first stop this afternoon.

    Stay at Archipel I - Route B5 - Southern Islands   
  • Today, you'll explore Floreana Island, starting with a visit to Cormorant Point, where you'll be greeted by sea lions and then on to Devil's Crown for some snorkeling among the coral reef. In the afternoon you will stop by Post Office Bay and learn more about the island's human history. Here, you can also make the short climb up Baroness Lookout, which offers picturesque coastline views.

    Stay at Archipel I - Route B5 - Southern Islands   
  • Española Island is where you'll spend your morning with the archipelago's largest sea lion colony. In the afternoon you'll head to the dramatic seaside cliffs at Suarez Point.

    Stay at Archipel I - Route B5 - Southern Islands   
  • Today, you'll reach San Cristobal Island, beginning with a walk at Pitt Point. This is your best opportunity to see the three booby species of the Galapagos all in the same place. Later on, you will see an abundance of wildlife at Witch Hill, where you will snorkel and be able to spot numerous coastal and migratory bird species.

    Stay at Archipel I - Route B5 - Southern Islands   
  • The final stop on your cruise is Lobos Inlet, home to three of the most emblematic species in the Galapagos: sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and frigatebirds. Following this stop you will disembark the ship and take a flight back to the Ecuadorian mainland.

    Stay at Archipel I - Route B5 - Southern Islands   

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, 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

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Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
The Galapagos Islands

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