GALAPAGOS AND INCAN TREASURES

A luxurious 2-week Grand Journey that takes in two of the biggest highlights of Latin America.

First, you will journey to the Galapagos islands for 7 nights, where you can expect to see unique and colourful wildlife at close quarters and enjoy activities such as snorkelling and kayaking all whilst based on a luxurious yacht. Your guides on-board will give you detailed information about the islands, from the history of Charles Darwin and the voyage of the Beagle to the modern day efforts to preserve this incredible environment. Your every need will be catered for, and these beautiful islands offer an unparalleled experience for nature lovers.

Next, you will fly to the Inca capital of the world, Cusco, in Peru. The dramatic change of landscape from pristine white sand beaches to dramatic mountain peaks are what help to make this holiday unforgettable. Here you will explore this ancient city, and the fascinating Inca ruins that surround it, including the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

For a mixture of iconic historical landmarks and magical encounters with wildlife, this luxury holiday ticks all the boxes.

15 DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Quito Ecuador

Quito

Upon arrival into Quito you will be met by an English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for the night

Pin Suggested hotel- Casa Gangotena

DAYS 2-8

The Galapagos

Today you will be met by your guide and taken to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil, the gateway to the Galapagos. Upon arrival you will board a luxury boat for a seven-night cruise around these wonderful islands taking in the western and central isles and the true origins of this archipelago. Expect to be wowed as you stop at a different one each day, encountering numerous wildlife such as giant tortoises, iguanas, sea lions, flamingos, penguins and the famous blue-footed booby. Enjoy the fun activities on offer such as kayaking and snorkelling along with delicious cuisine and luxury accommodation.

Pin Suggested hotel- La Pinta Yacht

DAY 9

lima

Lima

Today you will leave the Galapagos and fly to Lima. On arrival, your guide will accompany you to your hotel for the night where you can relax after your cruise.

Pin Suggested hotel- Hotel B

DAY 10

Cusco

Today your guide will accompany to the airport for your flight to Cusco. On arrival into Cusco a guide will meet you and accompany you to your hotel for the next 2 nights.

Pin Suggested hotel–  Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

DAY 11

Tour of Cusco

This morning you are free to relax as you wish. In the afternoon your guide will take you on a tour of Cusco and nearby ruins. This is a fascinating city and you will enjoy such sights as the Sacsayhuaman Incan temple.

 

DAY 12

Machu Picchu

This morning your guide will take you to the train station where you will board the Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. You will enjoy brunch on board as you travel through the beautiful countryside. On arrival you will take a tour of Machu Picchu, learning about the history of this fascinating place and enjoying the spectacular scenery. You will be transferred to your hotel, located inside the national park in time for afternoon tea.

Pin Suggested hotel– Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

DAY  13

Cusco, Peru

Machu Picchu and Cusco

Today you will have the day at your leisure. You may wish to return to Machu Picchu to catch all that you missed the day before and to revisit your favourite parts or to simply relax in the hotel. Later you will take the train back to Cusco and enjoy a gourmet dinner on board as you travel to Cusco. On arrival you will be transferred back to your hotel.

DAY 14

The Sacred Valley

Today you will check out of your hotel in Cusco and your guide will take you on a private tour of the nearby Sacred Valley. You will visit Awanacancha, an Andean textile centre Following this you will visit the Pisac archeological complex and harming markets. You will enjoy a relaxing garden lunch at the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado before continuing with a visit to the Incan fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo. At the end of the tour your guide will return you to your hotel.

 

DAY 15

Aeroplane home

Fly home

Today, at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

This itinerary is priced at £9,800 per person

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.

All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

What’s included in the price:

  • All international and internal flights in economy class (Contact us for different classes or routings)
  • Private transfers throughout;
  • 1 night in Quito in Casa Gangotena in a Luxury room with breakfast included;
  • 7 nights on board La Pinta Yacht in a double cabin with all meals included;
  • 1 night in Lima at Hotel B in a Standard room with breakfast;
  • 4 nights in Cusco at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in a Junior Suite with breakfast included;
  • 1 night in Machu Picchu at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge in a Superior room with all meals included;
  • Return train tickets to Machu Picchu on the Belmond Hiram Bingham train;
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu on two days;
  • Private tour of Cusco with an English speaking guide and driver;
  • Private tour of the Sacred Valley with an English speaking guide and driver

FEATURED HOTELS

Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

Casa Gangotena

With a fabulous view over the Plaza San Francisco, this restored colonial mansion offers puxury accommodation and excellent service in beautiful surroundings.

La Pinta Yacht

La Pinta is a stunning ship, built on the recommendations of captains, expedition leaders, hotel managers, and guests over many years. A sophisticated, upscale travel experience that combines modern design, spacious rooms, and gourmet cuisine with top adventure.

Hotel B Lima

Hotel B

Originally built in the style of the Belle Époque, the architectural features and flair make this hotel one of the most attractive properties in Lima.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Featuring stunning contemporary design mixed with antique furnishings, this hotel is a world leader in cutting edge design.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel situated inside the UNESCO world heritage site of Machu Picchu, therefore offering an unrivalled location in this scenic, mountainous area.