Machu Picchu to the Galápagos
Oct. 25-Nov. 9, 2022
Travel provider: Odysseys
Machu Picchu’s enigmatic ruins and the fascinating Galápagos Islands rank among South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the ideal way to experience both.
This outstanding 16-day adventure begins with Lima’s highlights. Traverse the magnificent Sacred Valley, visiting impressive Incan sites and indigenous villages during a two-night stay. Taking a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu, absorb this astounding site’s mystery on two tours, overnighting nearby.
Then encounter the history and beauty of Cuzco and Quito – both UNESCO sites – along with lunch in a Cuzco family’s home. Spending the next four nights on the Galápagos’ beautiful Santa Cruz Island, cruise on a private yacht to two nearby islands to learn about Darwin’s incredible “living laboratory” from an expert naturalist guide.
After this unique experience, return to Quito for a final day of touring. Discover the Amazon’s amazing flora, fauna, and villages with an exceptional 4-day/4-night pre-tour option.
Days 1-2: Depart U.S. for Lima | Lima
Days 3-4: Sacred Valley
Day 5 Machu Picchu
Days 6-7: Cuzco
Days 8-9: Quito
Days 10-13: Galápagos Islands
Days 14-15: Quito | Depart for U.S.
Day 16: Arrive in U.S.