Peru and The Galapagos
From the lost cities of the Incas to Darwin’s ‘enchanted isles’.
A journey of discovery, combining the ancient Inca strongholds of Cusco and Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes, with the extraordinary natural wonders of Darwin’s ‘enchanted isles’ - the Galapagos.
You begin high in the Andes in the city of Cusco, one time capital of the Inca Empire and a living museum of Inca and Spanish colonial history. From here you travel by narrow gauge railway through the stunning scenery of the sacred Urubamba Valley to the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu, which lies on a narrow forested ridge framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. Enjoy a walk along the Orchid Trail in the grounds of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel which has a collection of 372 identified species.
Returning to Lima via Cusco, your journey ends across the border in Ecuador with an 8-day voyage through the Galapagos Islands - the ideal way to unlock the secrets of one of the natural world’s last treasure houses.
Day 1: Fly London to Lima. Overnight Casa Andina Private Collection. Days 2/3: Fly to Cusco. City sightseeing. Overnights Libertador Hotel. Day 4: Train to Machu Picchu to explore the ruins. Overnight Inkaterra Machu Picchu. Day 5: Return by train to Cusco. Overnight Libertador Hotel. Days 6/7: Fly to Quito via Lima. City tour. Overnights Patio Andaluz. Days 8/14: Fly to Baltra and begin 8-day Galapagos cruise aboard The Beagle. Days 15/16: End cruise at Baltra and fly to London via Guayaquil.
From: £4,675 pp (based on 2 people travelling)
Flights: economy class are included (excluding airport tax of £374 pp)
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