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Galapagos South Islands and Inca Explorer

21 days,Quito to Lima

Encountering incredible wildlife, cruising the Galapagos Islands, swimming and snorkelling, experiencing traditional life on Lake Titicaca, exploring Sacred Valley ruins, marvelling at the views from the train to Machu Picchu.


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Experience the adventure of a lifetime—and do it in style! Beginning in Quito and finishing in Lima, you’ll cruise the Galapagos Islands aboard our exclusive g5 then explore the mysterious lines of Nazca and discover the peaks of Incan culture and archeology high in the Andes. With a focus on comfortable transportation and superior accommodation, this adventure offers a great introduction to the region and a convenient way to explore this incredible land in comfort.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer and breakfast daily, 4 nights in Galapagos Islands, Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station, Incredible wildlife encounters, Daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling, Flights to and from the Galapagos Islands, Snorkeling equipment onboard Galapagos Yacht, Ballestas Islands trip, Chauchilla cemetery and potter's workshop tour, Arequipa city tour, Guided tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca, Sacred Valley tour, Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • 20 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners. (Allow USD335-440 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra. You must pay a USD10 Tourist Transit card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galapagos park entry fee immediately upon arrival to the Islands (subject to increase).)
  • Comfort Hotels (16 nts), Twin-share cabins on board our motorized yacht (4 nts).
  • Local flights, motorized yacht, van, Zodiacs, public bus, private van, boat.
  • Local naturalist guides (certified by the Galapagos National Park) while in the islands. G Adventures representative in Quito, Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout Peru portion (days 7-21), Local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10

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Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Baltra/Santa Cruz (B,L,D)

Fly to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat. Afternoon visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Day 3 Rábida / Bachas Beach (B,L,D)

Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling.

Day 4 Floreana (B,L,D)

Land at Punta Cormorant, on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo.

Day 5 Española (B,L,D)

Visit to Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Day 6 San Cristóbal/Quito (B)

Visit the Interpretation Center on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Day 7 Quito/Lima (B)

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

Day 8 Paracas (B)

Travel by private bus via Pisco to Paracas National Park.

Day 9 Ballestas Islands/Nazca (B)

Included boat tour to Ballestas Islands. Travel in the afternoon to Nazca via the Huacachina sand dunes and oasis.

Day 10 Puerto Inca (B)

Optional flight over the Nazca lines. Tour of a pre-Inca cemetery in the Nazca desert and local potter studio before travelling to Puerto Inca.

Day 11-12 Arequipa (2B)

Travel by private vehicle to Arequipa. Included city tour of Arequipa and free time to explore the city and surroundings.

Day 13-14 Puno/Lake Titicaca (2B)

Fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno. Visit to the floating Islands of Uros and guided tour of Lake Titicaca. Optional visit to Sillustani burial site.

Day 15 Cuzco (B)

Travel by private vehicle from Puno to Cusco.

Day 16 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo (B,L)

Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Shopping opportunities at a local market.

Day 17 Aguas Calientes (B)

Train to Aguas Calientes. Optional visit to local hot springs and shopping opportunities.

Day 18-19 Machu Picchu/Cuzco (2B)

Guided tour of Machu Picchu and optional climb up to Huayna Picchu or a visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 20 Lima (B)

Fly to Lima. Optional city tour or free time to explore.

Day 21 Lima (B)

Depart at any time.