Peru & The Galapagos Islands

Visit Galápagos

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

14 nights from £8,490 per person.

ID: TCL-4-209


This active adventure combines the ancient empire of the Incas with the timeless natural world of the Galápagos Islands. A highlight of our Peru tours is a visit to mysterious Machu Picchu, the spectacular "Lost City of the Incas" – one of the must-see destinations on any world-traveler's list. Enjoy a 6-night cruise aboard one of the finest expeditionary-style yachts in the Galápagos, the Isabela II, for amazing wildlife viewing and an opportunity to get up-close to giant Galápagos tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas, and penguins. Meet the famous Paso horses on a Peruvian ranch... see a weaving demonstration at a local farm... and take a scenic rail journey to the gateway to Machu Picchu, followed by an overnight stay next to the magical ruins.

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Package Summary
  • Exclusive 6-night Galápagos Cruise aboard the expedition ship, Isabela II – with no more than 40 Tauck guests
  • Private Tauck Shore Excursions in the Galápagos Islands with expert naturalist guides – averaging two daily – for an up-close experience with some of the most unusual and intriguing species of the world
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations, most meals and guided sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco and Guayaquil
  • Lunch at a Peruvian horse ranch & dinner at a colonial mansion in Lima; two nights at a 5-star, 16th-century monastery in Cusco
  • Scenic train journeys to and from Machu Picchu and an overnight stay adjacent to the Citadel
  • See the remarkable Incan fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuamán and the Temple of the Sun at Korikancha
  • Daily cocktail hour, all-day soft drinks and wine with dinner aboard ship
  • Galápagos cruises feature two types of landings on the islands. Dry Landings occur when guests step from the dinghy on to rocks or a dock. Wet Landings occur when the dinghy edges on to a sandy beach and guests step into knee-deep water and wade ashore.
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – The best of Peru tours begins in Lima
  • Day 2 – Discover colonial Lima & meet Peruvian Pasos
  • Day 3 – Traces of the Incas in the Sacred Valley
  • Day 4 – By rail & land to mysterious Machu Picchu
  • Day 5 – Machu Picchu, Korikancha & on to Cusco
  • Day 6 – Curious Cusco, oldest city in the Americas
  • Day 7 – Journey to Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Day 8 – Greetings in the Galápagos
  • Day 9 – Going for the views atop Genovesa Island
  • Day 10 – Intriguing wildlife & lava on Santiago Island
  • Day 11 – Meet the Galápagos “youngsters” – Islas Isabela & Fernandina
  • Day 12 – Checking out volcanic Urbina Bay
  • Day 13 – Exploring Rabida & Santa Cruz Islands
  • Day 14 – Disembark and fly back to Guayaquil
  • Day 15 – Heading home

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