Past Travel

Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Incan Treasures & Darwin's Islands
Tue, September 30, 2014 - Tue, October 14, 2014

Begin your journey in Lima, where you’ll visit the Larco Herrera Museum and enjoy a local city tour.  Spend two nights in the Sacred Valley, exploring this region of important Inca sites and indigenous villages.  Travel by train for an unforgettable excursion to Machu Picchu, the stunning “Lost City of the Incas.”  In a small group, move nimbly through the ruins, and enjoy an overnight stay at the on-site Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge affording you virtually private access.  Returning to Cuzco, explore this archaeological hub of the Americas and enjoy lunch in the home of a local family.  Fly to Quito and then to Baltra in the Galapagos Islands, where you board a privately chartered yacht. For the next five days, explore the islands’ astonishing wildlife which you’ll discover on guided nature walks and while swimming and snorkeling.  Discover the unique geologic features and natural history of the islands before returning to Quito on the mainland for the final night of your journey. For a look into the exotic Amazon Rainforest, opt to take the optional 5-day/4-night pre-tour extension.

Travel Cost: 

$8,493 total price from San Francisco
($7,795 air, land & cruise inclusive plus $698 airline taxes and departure fees)