Machu Picchu

Unveiling the Wonders of Galapagos and Machu Picchu in a 12 Day Tour - Ecuador

Welcome to a journey of unparalleled adventure and discovery, where the pristine wonders of the Galapagos Islands meet the ancient allure of Machu Picchu. Our meticulously crafted 12 day Galapagos Machu Picchu tour is a testament to nature's grandeur and human ingenuity, promising an odyssey that transcends the ordinary.

12 Day Galapagos & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Day 1: Quito or Guayaquil

San Francisco de Quito | Ecuador
 

Upon arrival, a transfer takes you from the airport to the hotel of your choice. Enjoy the rest of your day at your own pace. We recommend either visiting the famous Old Town in Quito or the "Malecon 2000" and "Las Peñas" Neighborhood in Guayaquil. You stay overnight in a hotel in your city of arrival.

Meals: None.

Day 2: Mainland – Galapagos

Baltra Island | Ecuador
 

Early in the morning you leave your hotel and go by transfer to the airport where you are assisted to take your flight to a Unesco world heritage site: The Galapagos archipelago.

Upon arrival on Baltra island, you meet with the candid staff of your cruise and have a transfer to your Galapagos yacht/vessel to start your amazing Galapagos tour. Overnight on board.

Meals: B/L/D.

Day 3: Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos Cruise | Ecuador

In the coming days you are going on your chosen cruise, in which you will visit various places on the following Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz Island, San Cristobal island, Isabela island, Santiago Island, Bartolome Island, Floreana Island, Genovesa Island, Santa Fe Island and South Plaza Island.

Enjoy the amazing excursions and activities like hiking, snorkeling, swimming, and more during the morning and afternoon excursions. Observe unique wildlife species such as tropical fish, marine iguana, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, and much more. Overnight on board.

Meals: B/L/D.

Day 4: Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos Blue Footed Boobies | Ecuador

Discover more fascinating sites full of untamed wildlife and rich geology history while cruising onboard your amazing cruise. Overnight on board.

Meals: B/L/D.

Day 5: Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos Sea Lions | Ecuador

A new day filled with adventure at the most incredible attractions of the Archipelago. Enjoy every minute of your day's expedition. Overnight on board.

Meals: B/L/D.

Day 6: Galapagos Cruise

Baltra Airport Galapagos Islands | Ecuador
 

Sadly, it is the last day of your Galapagos experience. You have a transfer to the airport for your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil. But the adventure continues with your flight to the Capital of Peru, Lima (late night flight). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your fantastic Hotel in this beautiful Coastal City. Overnight.

Meals: B.

Day 7: Lima full-day tour

Lima | Peru

Enjoy the marvels of this active city in Latin America with a guided City-tour to discover its incredible history and cultural treasures plus have a taste of its World-famous gastronomy.
Overnight.
Meals: B.

Day 8: Lima – Cusco

Cusco | Peru

In the morning, a transfer takes you to the airport in Lima for your flight to Cuzco.
Here you start your fantastic journey to the Inca empire. You are transferred to your hotel and have a city tour visiting the main cultural and historic attractions of charming Cusco and its surroundings. Also, you try the delicious local cuisine. Overnight.
Meals: B.

Day 9: Cusco – Aguas Calientes

Aguas Calientes | Peru

In the morning, you board the comfortable train to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and full of friendly people.
Overnight.
Meals: B.

Day 10: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu | Peru

Early morning transportation towards one of the 7 marvels of the World, Machu Picchu.
Enjoy almost a full day Machu Picchu tour with a guide or explore at your own pace the Compound. Discover the Inca trail and admire how the Inca Civilization used this fortress for sustainable and peaceful living. Return to Aguas Calientes. Overnight.
Meals: B.

Day 11: Aguas Calientes – Cusco

 
Cusco | Peru

Return to Cusco after a great adventure and expedition back-in-time. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day by strolling the small streets and Main Plaza of this treasure City in the Andes. Overnight.
Meals: B.
 

Day 12: Cusco – Lima

Lima | Peru

Depending on your flight time, transfer to the airport to fly back to Lima and in time for your international flight back home. End of services.
Meals: B.

12 Day Galapagos & Machu Picchu Itinerary Includes

  • Transfers to/from airport with assistance.
  • Hotel nights at preferred category and type of accommodation with Breakfast and taxes.
  • Specialized bilingual guides for tours and excursions.
  • Transportation with professional driver where specified.
  • Galapagos cruise with all daily excursions, all meals on board, accommodation in twin/double cabin with private facilities, bilingual naturalist guide.

12 Day Galapagos & Machu Picchu Itinerary Does not Include

  • Domestic not international flights.
  • Entrance fees and meals not specified during tour.
  • Personal expenses, tips, extras, drinks.
  • Full-coverage insurance: medical, travel, cancelation.
  • Tour extensions in Ecuador and/or Peru.
  • Other services not specified in the program

12 Day Galapagos & Machu Picchu Itinerary Highlights

  • Live-filled natural sites on a 5-days Galapagos cruise (can also be for 6-8 days).
  • Choose your best cruise on different categories from our listing.
  • The mysteries and history of the Sacred Valley and amazing gastronomy in Lima & Cusco.
  • A hike to the Inca Empire when visiting Machu Picchu citadel.
  • The charms of Quito and Guayaquil cities in the Middle of the World.
  • Only the best hotels to complement your journey in style and comfort.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 11 Dinners
  • 12 Lunches
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Frecuently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Galapagos Machu Picchu tour?

The Galapagos Machu Picchu tour spans 12 days, offering an immersive exploration of both the captivating Galapagos Islands and the ancient wonders of Machu Picchu.

What is the best time to go on this tour?

The tour is available throughout the year. However, the ideal time is during the dry season (June to September) for the Galapagos, and from April to October for Machu Picchu, ensuring optimal weather conditions for exploration.

What wildlife can be encountered in the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos is a haven for unique wildlife, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and more. Snorkeling opportunities provide encounters with playful sea lions, colorful fish, and even sharks.

How is the transportation arranged between the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu?

The tour includes flights between Quito, the Galapagos Islands, and Cusco. These flights are carefully arranged to ensure seamless transitions, maximizing your exploration time.

Are there options for customization based on personal preferences?

Yes, our tours are flexible. If you have specific preferences or would like to extend your stay in Quito or Cusco, our travel experts can tailor the itinerary to suit your needs. Simply contact us to discuss your customization options.
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